Young Life building a new camp on 1,100-acre tract in West Virginia

Young Life, the non-denominational Christian organization that runs 29 resort-style summer camps in the U.S. and five others internationally, has purchased an 1,100-acre tract in West Virginia for a new camp.

The group recently completed a $5 million fundraising campaign to purchase the land, create a master plan for development, add infrastructure and build a preliminary base camp, according to a report in the Charleston Gazette-Mail.

Another $30 million in construction is planned for two additional phases that the organization plans to fund through donations. The property is located along the Gauley River Canyon near the Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park in Nicholas County, West Virginia about 90 minutes east of Charleston.

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at and I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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