About the Property:
Camp Paddy Run, Inc. is a
faith-based 501(c)3 organization governed by a Board of Directors. Our
mission is to be the hands and feet of Christ. To encourage others in their
faith journey. To provide a special place for the sacred to happen. But all
our welcome to experience this place of great beauty and peacefulness!
Camp Paddy Run, Inc. hosts
several events each year including a Day Camp, Adventure Camp and Fall Youth
Retreat. However, we fund our operational costs by providing year-round
rentals to outside groups as well as accepting donations. Our camp is an
ideas location to host a variety of events including day camps or vacation
bible schools ( VBS), sleep-away camps, weekend retreats, picnics, family
reunions, pool parties, scouting groups, bird watchers, nature classes and
sporting events- and the list goes on!
Paddy Run is described as a rustic wilderness
retreat- and make no mistake, it is! But its lack of modern
conveniences pales in comparison to the majestic splendor of its wooded
settings, star-filled nights and peaceful serenity.
Winter, spring, summer or fall- nature is
always at its most spectacular here at Paddy Run.
Most of the property's 175 acres are wooded,
though the majority of the structures surround the massive 25-acre field that spans
the length and width of several football fields.
The field is site to countless games-
volleyball, soccer, softball, basketball, gaga ball, tetherball and corn
hole. As night falls, look forward to unbelievable star gazing and breath-taking sunsets.
The lodge houses kitchen,
multipurpose room, sleeping quarters, bathrooms and laundry facilities. The
spacious multipurpose room has a woodstove, lounge furniture and collapsible
tables and stacked chairs to suit your needs. We also have a small library,
songbooks, Bibles and games for your use.
A second all-seasons cabin
provides additional sleeping arrangements.
Four rustic summer cabins
provide sleeping accommodations in the warmer months- housing about 10-12 beds
per cabin. We have 'Hilltop Outpost' and 'Creekside' where you can fall
asleep to the sound of Paddy Run's rushing waters.
cabin site is a fire circle for outdoor cooking and evening
s'mores. The cabin sites are also furnished with primitive bathrooms and picnic
The picnic shelter, or 'pole barn' as we call it, is
often the central gathering place for picnics and daily outings. Adjacent is
a volleyball net as well as acres and acres of open space. We've recently
added a gaga ball pit and tetherball to our outdoor amenities.
large fire ring and worship area with benches is poised at center field.
Morning or evening worships here is the ideal beginning and end to
each day in God's glorious creation.
Across the field along the tree
line, you'll find the Day Camp area- a flat, shaded area ideal for a wide
variety of gatherings. We have canopies and table available to rent if you
would like to use this area.
The pool is only about 4-feet deep but provides a cool break from the hot
summer days. Its size- 20 x 40 feet oval shape- can accommodate up to
40-50 people. Adjoining the pool is the bathhouse, with boys and girls
restrooms complete with toilets, sinks and showers. The pool is also
equipped with outdoor lights for night swims.
Paddy's Run flows along the property's edge. This fresh water source
nourishes abundant wildlife. Frequent beaver dams remind us that we share
Paddy Run with all of God's creatures.
The run provides cool flowing water and children and adults alike love
the excitement and challenge of 'rock hopping!'
Being at Paddy Run is
a time to unplug, breath deep and take advantage of your surroundings. The wooded areas provide
challenging locations for scavenger hunts, trust walks, or good old fashioned games of
hide and seek.
Nighttime entertainment consists
of songs and skits. And once the sun has fully set and the field is
blanketed in darkness, that's the time for flashlight games and glow
And of course, camping
isn't complete without a cozy campfire- but they're not just for s'mores
anymore!...have you ever made chicken n' dumplings or apple cobbler?!...
If you have questions
or would like to schedule a tour of the property or just need ideas about hosting an event at Paddy Run, please don't
hesitate to contact us at: