Camp Eder, Christian Camp and Retreat Center, supported by the Southern Pennsylvania District Church of the Brethren, seeks to offer a place where persons can learn to know Jesus Christ through Bible based ministry in an outdoor environment.
Camp Eder is affiliated with the Southern Pennsylvania District Church of the Brethren, which has 46 congregations. The Church of the Brethren was founded in Germany in 1708. We are a nationwide denomination with about 1100 congregations and 140,000 members. The central emphasis of the Church of the Brethren is not a creed, but a commitment to follow Christ in simple obedience, to be faithful disciples in the modern world. We hold the New Testament as our guidebook for living, affirming with it the need for lifelong and faithful study of the Scriptures. We hold the New Testament as the record of the ministry, teaching, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and of the beginnings of the life and thought of the Christian church. Faithful following of Jesus Christ and obedience to the will of God as revealed in the Scriptures have led us to emphasize principles that we believe are central in true discipleship. Among these are peace and reconciliation, simple living, integrity of speech, family values, and service to neighbors near and far. For more information about the Church of the Brethren, visit http://www.brethren.org/.