Mt. Aetna Retreat Center,

in western Maryland, is dedicated to supporting Christian ministries by providing them a place to regroup, reconnect and relax in the splendor of God’s woodlands.

The center is owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and is available to Christian groups and to government agencies, associations and education groups that share our mission. We’re located just an hour northwest of Washington, D.C., an hour west of Baltimore, and only 3 miles off Interstate 70 at Exit 35.

We have lodging for up to 200 in heated cabins and guest rooms. Our facilities include meeting rooms for groups large and small, a seasonal swimming pool, hiking trails, canoeing, basketball, volleyball, a playing field and a fabulous nature center.

We’re able to serve up to 175 in our dining hall. Our professional food service team provides well-balanced, nutritional vegetarian and vegan meals, receptions and banquets. No caffeinated drinks are served.

We offer outdoor school sessions in the spring and fall for 5th through 8th grade, and challenge course/team building programs for ages ten and up throughout the year.

Week long summer camp programs are offered for children and youth, through our affiliated youth department.