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What is included with my rental?

When you plan a stay at Camp Paddy Run , you have the entire place to yourself! This includes unlimited use of the lodge, pool, picnic shelter and sleeping accommodations.

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 one of two all-seasons structures 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 a wood stove and fireplace. There is usually plenty of firewood available.

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 60-75 people. Appliances include 2 stove/ovens, large refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, a Hotpoint cooktop, microwave and dishwashing sinks. You will need to provide your own paper products such as paper towels, napkins and dishware.

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.

We do not have cooks on-site, so you will have to bring your own food and prepare your own meals. Additionally, there is a large freezer and second refrigerator in the multipurpose room for your use.

Multipurpose Space: The kitchen’s service window opens up to a spacious multipurpose room with 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. The dining/meeting area can hold about 40 comfortably with the round tables set up, or more if there are just chairs. ( We have 10 round tables and about 50 chairs ) The back deck is equipped with picnic tables and has a beautiful view of the Cedar Creek valley.

Phone: 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 may 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.

Cell phones: Coverage can be spotty. We recommend checking with your cellular provider before your visit.

Sleeping area: The lower level of the lodge has men's and ladies' restrooms in the hallway with sink and toilet. Laundry facilities are also available downstairs. The remaining space downstairs 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 bun kbeds and extra mattresses are in the lower level and sleeps up to 20 comfortably. 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.

NEW All-season Cabin! As of 2019, we've added a second all-weather sleeping cabin just down the road from the lodge. Previously, this was the old arts & crafts hut. Currently the cabin has 8 cots, heat/AC, overhead lights, outdoor lights and ample outlets.

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 flowing waters.

Each cabin site has a campfire circle, picnic shelter, wood shed and primitive 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 water cooler to have at each site.

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 electrical outlets.

There 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 toilets, sinks and showers.

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 visit.

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.

Outdoor Amenities:
Across the field from the picnic shelter is bonfire circle with a cross and benches.  During certain times of year, it is required that you phone the fire department before having open fires.

There are also fire circles at several locations throughout the property for campfire cooking including outside the lodge and at both summer cabin site.

In the field, you will also find a volleyball net, gagaball pit, tetherball, and basketball hoops under the picnic shelter.

Exploring Paddy's Run: Paddy’s Run flows through the middle of the property .From the back corner of the lodge, you can access a trail that leads down to Paddy's Run. 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 its lowest level. 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 reservations are received on a first-come, first-served basis. We do not post our availability online, so you will need to fill out a reservation request form or email us to inquire about dates. Once your date is free, we will require a deposit to reserve your dates.

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.

Keep track of your daily and overnight visitors. Whether you spend the night or not, you are still charged the daily fee.

What is 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.

 On the Reservation Request form, we ask that you list your planned activities. Our rental policies list all prohibited activities including hunting, paint ball and four-wheeling.

The Camp Paddy Run, Inc. Board of Directors reserves the right to refuse use of the property to groups or individuals whose activities or philosophies are inconsistent with our mission.




Paddy's Run after a spring rain.


A bunk bed in the sleeping quarters.


The pole barn set up for a September wedding.


The worship and bonfire area.


The pool and bath house.


The lodge's multipurpose room.


Cabins at Hilltop Outpost.