Laurelville Mennonite Church Center (Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, USA)
Laurelville Mennonite Church Center (formerly Laurelville Mennonite Camp) is a 52-acre mountain tract on the western slope of the western range of the Allegheny Mountains, 42 miles (78 km) east of Pittsburgh, 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Scottdale, Pennsylvania. The 17 buildings (in 1956) included a tabernacle, dining room, large lounge, and cottages and dormitory facilities for about 250 guests. Recreational facilities included a large concrete swimming pool. The activities during July and August included eight to ten church camps and conferences of one week each designed for various ages from juniors to adults. The camp is owned by the Mennonite Campground Association, composed (in 1956) of 29 members from Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia, and incorporated under a charter in the state of Pennsylvania in 1944. The original site and part of the present facilities were purchased from the Methodists, which had earlier operated it as a camp. Additional improvements and facilities represented a total investment of approximately $80,000 in 1956.
941 Laurelville Lane
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, pp. 297-298. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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