2023 Brochure Available!

The 2023 Patterson Grove brochure is here! Check it out for all the details about summer at Patterson Grove! We have a few remaining details to fill in, but as those are finalized we will update our website and share on Facebook as appropriate.

Bring your friends and family – we are saving a seat for you!!

Mark your calendar NOW for all the happenings at Patterson Grove!

Pulled Pork Dinner – June 9th!

Our pulled pork dinner is coming up on Friday, June 9th! Help us spread the word!! Dine in and take it to go available!

Pulled Pork, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Mac and Cheese,

Apple Sauce and Pickled Cabbage. And pie!!

Adults: $12 Kids (3-8): $6 Under 3 are free

Serving from 4:30PM to 7PM

Come on out and enjoy our historic grounds and a great dinner!

Patterson Grove, 1128 Bethel Hill Road, Shickshinny, PA 18655

Spring Clean Up Day May 6th!

Spring Clean Up Day is Saturday, May 6th! At present (and dependent on proper water approvals), we are planning on a Spring Clean-up day on Saturday May 6th. Please block your calendars! Our clean-up days are scheduled as a means of the association members coming together to get our grounds ready for the season.

Plan to meet at 8am in the Tabernacle Circle. A lunch will be served in the boarding hall.

And don’t worry if you are late! Just find a trustee and jump in to help us get ready for 2023!

Water Update & Other News


With the arrival of April and the nice weather, the water start-up process has been initiated.  During this start-up process no one should take any action to utilize the water pipes.   Do not touch any water caps.   Do not open any lines.   It is important for a streamlined process as well as the safety of all, to maintain the water pressure and not be exposed to the chemicals in the lines.   

In fact, DEP guidance is that no one should be occupying the grounds during the start-up process.   For this reason we ask you to refrain from spending time on the grove while this is underway.    This point is documented in Section V Cottage Occupancy of the Handbook & Policies point 1.c:

‘No occupancy approvals will be granted during the mandated water testing time period, defined by the period of time when water is in the pipes, but not yet approved by the DEP for use.’ 

Also please note point 1.d:

‘Any fines rendered by the DEP due to occupancy during the off season will be the responsibility of the violating cottage holder(s).

Please pass along this message to all family members which may not be on this email distribution, but do utilize the Patterson Grove grounds or your cottage.   

Our hope that if all guidances are followed we can have a streamlined start-up and be able to announce an open for occupancy date in approximately 2 weeks.   However if any of our tests result in the DEP directing us to take additional actions, this period of time will be extended.   Please watch your email for an update when our grounds are ready for occupancy.      If any of your questions have not been answered by this email, please feel free to send in these questions via return email.  


At present (and dependent on proper water approvals), we are planning on a Spring Clean-up day on Saturday May 6th.     Please block your calendars!   Our clean-up days are scheduled as a means of the association members coming together to get our grounds ready for the season.   

Plan to meet at 8am in the Tabernacle Circle.  A lunch will be served in the boarding hall. 


A good deal of effort has been put into the plans for the upcoming season. However we are still have some open positions to fill.  Should you have any leads on individuals that should be considered for any of these roles, please share your thoughts with us.  

  • Worship Leader leads (both weeks )
  • Senior Youth Leader/Assistant (Week 1)
  • Children’s Sunday School (all Sundays)
  • Bible Study Leader (Week 1)  — we have some leads, but nothing confirmed yet


Additionally, we are still seeking someone or someones who would be interested in serving the boarding hall meals.  We clearly want to ensure that this traditional offering is still available for our cottageholders and staff.  We are open to all ideas of interested parties to allow this to continue.  

Any questions can be directed to pattersongrovetrustees@gmail.com

Bids sought for meal provider for campmeeting 2023

Calling all caterers and those interested in serving meals to many at Patterson Grove this summer! Patterson Grove is now accepting bids for providing meals for the 15 days of campmeeting 2023, July 23-August 6. See the attached document for details for bidders. Please spread the word to others who may be interested. This is a great opportunity to be part of campmeeting and provide an essential part of our annual program. Bids are due by March 20th. Questions can be sent to trustee, Carrie Rampp at carrierampp@gmail.com. Details for bidders.

Join the ‘tabernacle crew’ for Campmeeting 2023!

We are finalizing an incredible staff lineup for 2023 Campmeeting, and we are looking forward to worshipping and praising God together. This year we are launching a Tabernacle Crew (for all ages!), open to anyone with spirit of cheerful service and interest in being hands on around the Tabernacle. Reach out to Stephen Ansari, PG Committee Chairperson, if you are interested at sansari@blueraster.com.

Submit your picture for the 2023 cottageholder directory


It has been 5 years since our last Patterson Grove directory. We will publish a new one in 2023. Please see Amy Duty, Carrie Rampp or Heidi Schuerger to have your picture taken during campmeeting 2022. Or submit your own picture via email to carrierampp@gmail.com. You can mail a hard copy photo to Carrie Rampp, 729 College Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603.

Pictures should be vertical (not horizontal) and can include anyone related to your cottage. Please make the people as large as possible in the picture since they will be small in the directory.

We need volunteers!

Calling all cottageholders, family and friends! Patterson Grove needs volunteers! We have lots of opportunities! If you are here for the weekend or any portion of campmeeting, please help us make all of our programs a success! Many hands make light work.

We have short duration tasks like ushering at programs and services, working at the snack bar or centennial shop and helping with counting the offering dollars.

But depending on what you enjoy there are other great ways to be involved ! You could help mow grass, weed whack, or help with one of our dinners! The ham summer is coming up July 9th and there are lots of ways to help—no experience required!

And don’t forget the kids. There are many things young people can help with too.

It takes the ‘whole family’ to make and sustain Patterson Grove as the special place that it is! Questions? Feel free to reach out to pattersongrovetrustees@gmail.com or fill out our inquiry form on our website or Facebook!

Thinking of renting your cottage?

Thinking of renting your cottage? Not thinking of renting but willing to consider it because you won’t be there for all of Campmeeting?

We get MANY regular inquiries about possible rentals. We have cottageholders without enough room. We have former cottageholders and families looking to be at the Grove, especially for campmeeting.

If you are willing to entertain a rental for sometime this summer—

—We are happy to list it on our website and let you negotiate with anyone interested.

—If you decide to rent, do not forget you need to submit your rental plan to the trustees for approval before the rental begins.

We would love to see more cottages enjoyed this summer during campmeeting and even during the summer generally. We would also be happy to see ‘grove family’ on the grounds helping us occupy these spaces. Let us know if you would like to list your place and then follow up with the trustees if you decide to proceed.