Brisk Mornings & Comfortable Afternoons

Fall is a beautiful time of the year in Pennsylvania, and fortunately it is just around the corner. After coming out of summer season, Fall brings a welcoming change of scenery, as well as weather. Those long hot summer days slowly begin to turn into brisk mornings with comfortable afternoon temperatures. The trees begin preparations for the long winter when leaves turn from green to reds, yellows and browns. There is no other sight like the Appalachian Mountains here in Pennsylvania during October and November. The colors of the trees are vibrant and resemble fire with the bright reds cradled together with energetic yellows. There is truly no better place to spend fall than outdoors in Pennsylvania. 

Come stay with us at Hartman Center this Fall season, take advantage of our Fall specials and be treated to warm meals and stunning views. Hosting your group or family reunion is what we do best.

Fall & Winter Special
2 nights + 5 Meals
Cabin - $100 per person, minimum 12 people
Michaux Lodge - $111 per person, minimum 16 people

Zach Hassinger 
Hartman Center Site Director 

Hartman Camp & Retreat Center in Milroy, PA Prepares for 2019 Spring Season with Upgrades

Michaux Lodge, the self-contained retreat house at Hartman Center, will be updated to meet customer service needs.


Hartman Center in Milroy, Pennsylvania is getting ready for their spring season with grass growing greener everyday and a new remodel job on the horizon. Michaux Lodge is currently being remodeled to include new flooring, bathrooms and appliances for added guest convenience and comfort.

“We are getting ready to remodel Michaux Lodge, originally built in 1989. It’s due for some upgrades and will be more efficient for groups to stay in, as we’re adding four more bathrooms.” says Zach Hassinger the facilities Site Director. Michaux Lodge already boasts 8 bedrooms, each including a double bed and three singles for a total of 32 beds, a dining room, common room, and kitchen. 

Spring in Pennsylvania provides plenty of opportunity for outdoor recreation with temperatures averaging in the 50s during spring and summer highs averaging over 70 degrees. Hartman Center invites all types of groups in search of lodging to come stay and enjoy the beautiful outdoors and meal service on site. Join us to explore our Walking Labyrinth, pond or hiking trails this spring at Hartman Center. 

For more information contact 800-678-5102 or For a free tour, contact Zach directly at 717-667-2431.

HARTMAN CENTER is the Outdoor Ministries facility owned by Penn Central Conference of the United Church of Christ since 1964. The property owners have opened the facility to the community for use as event space or as an overnight retreat center. Hartman Center may be reserved for groups needing space for retreats, conferences, workshops, dinner meetings, summer camps, trainings, and other gatherings.

Camp & Retreat Center Offers Non Profit Groups Lodging in Natural Setting

Penn State Football Fans are invited to hang their hats and roll out their sleeping bags at a cabin in a beautiful natural setting during game season

"We realized church groups that travel to Penn State Games in our area may enjoy the back to nature feel of staying in one of our cabins," says Dave Bushnell, Hartman Center Board Member.


Hartman Center is announcing two Fall & Winter Specials geared toward non-profit groups, schools, and churches.

The camp and retreat center, located in Milroy, PA, is encouraging church groups, especially Penn State Football fans, to reserve a cabin or two to stay at while visiting State College, PA to attend Nittany Lions Football games.

Cabins are a convenient lodging option for church groups or other non-profit groups looking for camp style accommodations. During the late summer and early fall, the pool which was completed in 2017, is a welcome addition to the retreat center which may be enjoyed by all guests.

Hartman Center is owned by the Penn Central Conference of the United Church of Christ and the facility is managed by United Camps, Conferences and Retreats. “As we begin to let the community know that we are renting our beautiful facility, we realized church groups that travel to Penn State Games in our area may enjoy the back to nature feel of staying in one of our cabins or lodges.” says camp board member Dave Bushnell.

“We have a total of 8 separate cabins, each one fully equipped with a bathroom and 6 bunk beds, which sleep up to 12 people.” says Zach Hassinger the facility Site Director. Hassinger oversees the entire 192 acres property. “Being located just 20 minutes from Penn State College, after the games, our guests can fish, hike, look at the stars from our observations deck or swim in the pool.” says Hassinger.

Hartman has a great flat rate fee per cabin for Football season only. The Football Lodging does not include any meal service.

If non profits groups, schools, and organizations want to take advantage of another special during the Fall and Winter season at Hartman Center, a seasonal package runs from October 1, 2018 - February 28, 2019 which includes 2 nights and 5 meals at 10-15% discounted from the regular rates. There is a minimum of 12 people for the cabin area and 16 people for Michaux Lodge.

“One of our most popular places to stay on site is called Michaux Lodge which is a one-story building with eight bedrooms, 32 beds, a kitchen, a dining room which seats forty. It also has a large common room for fellowship and program activities.” says Hassinger. Michaux Lodge will serve any group size 16 to 40 with the option to do your own cooking or eat in our dining hall and allow us to cook for you. This facility is completely handicapped accessible.

Reservations can be made by calling 800-678-5102. Photos of Hartman Center can be viewed online at