What is included
with my rental?
When you plan a stay at Paddy Run , you have the entire place to
yourself! This includes unlimited use of the lodge, pool, picnic shelter and
We also offer a special daily rate for use of the picnic shelter and BBQ pit. This includes limited use of the lodge ( for kitchen and bathroom facilities
) but no overnight guests.
What facilities are available at Camp Paddy Run?
Main Lodge: The lodge is the only
all-seasons structure on the property. It can be quite cold up in the
mountains from September through April so tenting or staying in the summer
cabins is only ideal for a hearty few! The lodge has both an oil furnace as
well as wood stoves on both levels that the caretakers usually keep stoked
for you. There is plenty of firewood available. There is no air conditioning
in the lodge or cabins.
Upstairs: The upper level has the
kitchen, dining/meeting area, small sitting area and library. The
dining/meeting area can hold about 40 comfortably with the round tables set
up, or more if there are just chairs. ( There are 6 round tables and about
50 chairs )
There is a small sitting area toward the back of the multi-purpose room with
a couch, chairs and coffee table. The ‘library’ consists of a shelf
chock-full of nature and camping resources. There are also books that other
campers have left. You are welcome to read our books, but please don’t take
any of the resource books- only the fiction paperbacks that others have
Lastly, there is also a back deck with picnic tables and a beautiful view of
the Cedar Creek valley.
Kitchen: The lodge has a fully-stocked
kitchen with pots, pans, utensils, silverware, plates and cups- pretty much
everything you would need to cook and serve a meal for up to 60 people.
Appliances include 2 stove/ovens, large refrigerator, coffee makers,
toasters, a large electric skillet and several sinks for dish washing. We do
not have cooks on-site, so you will have to bring your own food and prepare
your own meals. There are also fire circles at several locations throughout
the property for campfire cooking.
Additional appliances: There is a large
freezer and second refrigerator in the multipurpose room for your use.
We encourage good environmental practices! Please consider staying away from
the use of paper or plastic plates & cups. Dishwashing is just a part of
camp and the team-building process! If you do use disposable cups- have
participants write their names on them and re-use them as much as possible!
There is also a recycling bin and we strongly encourage recycling all your
plastic, glass and cans.
The only working phone on the property is
located in the kitchen. There is no long distance service, however, you may
dial local numbers as well as 911 from this phone. Feel free to answer the
phone and give out the number to those who my need it during your visit.
Occasionally you may
receive business-related calls. In that event, kindly refer the person to
our website for contact information,
www.camppaddyrun.org, or or ask them to call back later and leave a
message on our digital voicemail.
phones: ATT phones get decent reception on the
property due to a nearby tower, however Verizon phones seem to be getting
better reception now than in years past. If this is a concern for you and your cell phone is with another
carrier, we recommend you get a prepaid ATT ‘Go phone’ for use while you are
Downstairs: The lower level of the lodge
has men’ and ladies’ restrooms in the hallway with sink and toilet. The
remaining space is a gathering and/or sleeping area. This is carpeted
so please take extra caution to keep it nice. No food or drink is permitted
in the downstairs.
Currently 6 bunkbeds and extra mattresses are in the lower level and sleeps
up to 20 comfortably. As of now, this is one large open space. If you need
to separate the boys from girls in a group, you can sleep some upstairs on the floor and others
downstairs. Kids especially don’t seem to mind this arrangement. Using both
levels, you can sleep up to about 40.
There are also 2 showers downstairs – one in a full bathroom complete with
toilet and sink in the far back of the sleeping quarters, the other located
just to your right as you enter the room.
There is a vacuum that we encourage you to use to keep the floors nice.
Also, a dehumidifier usually stays on to provide moisture control as well as
‘white noise’ for bedtime.
Summer Cabins: There are two cabin
sites: ‘Hilltop Outpost’ and ‘Creekside,’ each with 2 cabins. The summer
cabins are screened-in wooden structures that can sleep about 10-12
comfortably on cots, but they are not recommended for use from Oct-March as
it gets cold in the mountains at night. There is no electricity in the
summer cabins, but a lantern suffices for nighttime illumination.
Cabins 1 & 2 at ‘Hilltop Outpost’ are located at the top of the hill, just
off the main road. Cabins 3 & 4 at ‘Creekside’ are accessible by a short
downhill hike, or by taking the dirt road to the bottom of the hill. Cabins
3 & 4 are located next to Paddy’s Run so you can fall asleep to the sound of
Each cabin site has a campfire circle, picnic shelter, wood shed and
restrooms. The restrooms have composting toilets and operate very
similar to a boat toilet- first you fill the bowl with water, then flush by
stepping on a pedal. There is a sink for hand washing, but the water is not
suitable for drinking or brushing teeth. Groups are encouraged to bring a
large drink cooler to have at each site.
There is a fifth smaller cabin along the road leading to/from the lodge.
This cabin is screened-in as well but does have multiple outlets. It can
sleep 6-7 comfortably.
Picnic Shelter: The picnic shelter or
‘pole barn’ as it’s called at Paddy Run is an ideal place for games and
gatherings as well as picnics. There are lights for nighttime use as well as
is also a brick BBQ right next to the picnic shelter. With adjustable racks
for coals or wood, this BBQ can easily cook for several dozen people at once.
There is a small shed next to the picnic shelter which houses the camp’s
well and water filtration system. Under no circumstance should renters enter
the shed or touch the equipment.
Pool: Paddy Run offers an above-ground
pool, 20 x 40 feet oval shape, that is about 3.5 to 4 feet deep throughout.
Adjoining the pool is the bathhouse, with boys and girls restrooms complete
with sinks and showers. For summer camping, use of these restrooms are
preferred to using the lodge facilities, due to humidity in the lower level.
The pool is also equipped with lights for night swims. Please do not attempt
to adjust the pools filtration system or add chemicals. The pool is
maintained daily by the caretakers who will clean the pool during your
Paddy Run DOES NOT
provide a lifeguard with your rental. It is the sole responsibility of the
adult signing the rental agreement to ensure safe and responsible practices
at the pool. Children should NEVER be left unattended at the pool.
Worship area & Bonfire Circle: Across
the field from the picnic shelter is worship area with a small cross and
benches. Next to it, the larger cross overlooks a bonfire circle and
woodshed. Please use special care around the bonfire circle. During certain
times of year, it is required that you phone the fire department before
having open fires.
Exploring Paddy's Run: Paddy’s Run flows
through the middle of the property .From the Creekside cabin site, you can
access a trail that follows the run a good ways. The run is a cool relaxing
spot for swimming and rock-hopping. The run is usually passable during the
summer months when the water level is at the lowest. In the springtime,
there is a very strong current and swimming or boating is not recommended.
I would like to stay at Paddy Run, what do I do?
The camp is open year-round and is done on a reservation basis. You would
need to fill out a reservation request form and send in a deposit to reserve
your dates. The deposit needs to be received before your rental date- but
otherwise reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.
You can submit an reservation request form via our website.
Click here to go to the reservations form.
How much will it cost to stay there?
Our rental rates are posted on our
Reservations Homepage. Member churches of Shenandoah Presbytery are
charged a lesser rate because they already help support the camp
Keep track of your daily and overnight visitors. Whether you spend the night
or not, you are still charged the daily fee. Multiply the daily fee ( $10
member, $15 non-member for weekends )per person per day. The final total
will be reported to our Reservations Coordinator and you will be invoiced
your cancellation policy?
Cancellations must be received at least 45 days
in advance for a full refund. Otherwise, your deposit will go toward a
future stay or considered a donation to the committee.
I do not belong to a church, can I still stay
at Camp Paddy Run?
Yes, we encourage all people to stay at Paddy Run and hope that its peaceful
serenity might begin your walk with the Lord. All are welcome that can
respect the property and comply with our rules and regulations.
You will be charged the
non-member rates and a minimum amount
is required regardless of your group size. On the reservation form, we ask
that you list your planned activities. Our
rental policies list all prohibited activities including hunting, paint
ball and four-wheeling.
The committee reserves the right to refuse use of the property to groups or
individuals whose activities or philosophies are inconsistent with our
Paddy's Run after a spring rain.
A bunkbed in the sleeping
The pole barn set up for a
The worship and bonfire area.
The pool and bath house.
The lodge's multipurpose room.
Cabins at Hilltop Outpost.