Allegheny Forest Ministries

A Spiritual Center for Youth - Marshburg, Pennsylvania

Welcome to our webpage. Allegheny Forest Ministries, a non-profit corporation was formed to create a Forest Retreat Center for the Adolescent and their advocates. Founded in October 2004, our organization has opened a retreat lodge in a secluded forest area adjacent to the Allegheny National Forest.

We are an inter-denominational group. Our facility is located in the heart of the beautiful Alleghenies.

Our Mission

Our Vision

Our Facility

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Late fall is a good time to be in the forest!


Late November / early December is a great time to hang out in the forest, and just relax! If you or your group are looking for a quiet get away, we have lots of openings from now until mid-December. Individuals, couples or groups can book, summer pricing still in effect!

Come.....the wilderness calls....


Come and enjoy the forest - book your spring dates now!

Campus Ministry or Youth Group Leaders - contact us if you need a place to "hang out" for a spring break, retreat, or an overnight get-away! Our facility sleeps up to 20 people!

Contact us to rent the Retreat House for a Forest Getaway! We are booking dates now.

Are you a writer? Our facility is perfect for a Writer's Retreat - spend some time in the quiet of the forest.

Contact Darrell Meyers @ 814-450-3697 or




Why Retreat?
Because it's life changing and fun.  It is important for the spiritual development of a woman that she spends time with other women.  Many Christians for thousands of years have found spiritual retreats to be a critical component of their spiritual walk.  Away from the pressures of the city, women are able to focus on what is important and learn in the stillness of the mountains and forest. Come and enjoy some great fellowship, activities and good food!




Jack Paluh, a regional artist and outdoorsman, has donated a copy of his "Joshua's Path" print as a fundraiser!


Tickets are $5.00 each, five for $20.00. Drawing will be June 21, 2016.

To see the print, go to:



Ticket Raffle ..........

Joshua's Path We received a special gift from Jack Paluh, the famous regional artist. Jack and his wife graciously donated one of his prints “Joshua’s Path” for us to use as a fund raiser. We are selling tickets for this beautiful framed oil painting, to be raffled soon! If you are interested, please contact us. Tickets are $10.00 each or three for $20.00 - All proceeds will benefit our youth retreat programs.

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Attention: Youth Groups, high school students in need of service hours, Adult volunteers, GR groups, Small prayer groups.

Help is needed. There are always projects going on at the retreat house that don't require special skills. From Trail maintenance to firewood splitting to brush clearing, painting, odd jobs and general clean up. Contact us if you would like to volunteer.


Call Darrell Meyers (814) 450-3697 for more information. email:




Our facility:

The Kinzua Youth Center is a rustic lodge situated on 7 acres of forest land, surrounded by the Allegheny National Forest, seasonal camps and full time residential homes. We are located in rural McKean County, between Warren and Bradford PA. We are close to the Kinzua Dam and the Allegheny Reservoir. Camping, hiking, skiing and snowmobiling are available nearby.

The lodge is a one and two story frame building with over 4,500 sq. ft. of space. We are currently in the process of remodeling to suit our needs, and when finished we will have expanded residential dorm space for young men and women. We hope to open a new bunkhouse in the future. Also, as part of our renovations, we will develop cottages and tent camping sites on the property. We have a spacious great room, and smaller areas for break out sessions or quiet reflection. A large outdoor deck is in the plan for renovation as well.

We currently have four standard bedrooms on the ground floor, set up with two twin beds each. There is additional sleeping space in the second floor loft, and a fold out sofa bed in the great room. Currently we can accomodate 20 overnight guests. We are a four season facility, with hiking, biking, boating, camping, cross country skiing, snowmobiling available nearby on the Allegheny National Forest.

Our facility is ideal for youth retreats or small group gatherings. We also offer service opportunities for adolescents. We offer individual and group service projects and ideas, both at our facility and in conjunction with other local groups.

We invite all Youth Ministers, Religious Education leaders and others who work with adolescents to investigate our facility. Why not hold your next retreat or small group work session at our lodge?

Fall in the Forest!

Rustic Forest Retreat House - For Rent.

Allegheny Forest Ministries is offering daily and weekend rental of our house, located in Marshburg, PA, adjacent to the Allegheny National Forest. Need a quiet retreat, some place to get away to?  Ideal for youth and adult groups and families. Contact us for special fall rates and information for your own personal retreat! Contact Darrell Meyers 814-450-3697.

Upcoming Fall events at the Retreat House:


Call Darrell Meyers (814.450.3697) to inquire about any of these events.


Contact Us: You can reach us at the following:

Our mailing address is: P.O. Box 176 Lewis Run PA 16738

Or contact Darrell Meyers @

Telephone: (814) 835-9013 (Darrell Meyers)

or Jean Fox at (814) 362-8863