Spend the night at Camp Albemarle
Camp Albemarle offers two very distinct levels of accommodations for our overnight guests! Stay for a night or a week! We guarantee that you will be comfortable and have a great experience! Start the day with a cup of coffee on the porch overlooking Bogue Sound, or end your day watching an amazing sunset!
Looking for a comfortable, cozy setting for your group? The McElmon Lodge has flexible accommodations for up to 42 individuals. The air conditioned Lodge has 7 bedrooms, each with 6 beds (3 bunks), and private bath. There is a fully furnished kitchen for your group to prepare its own meals or meals can be provided. The Carraway Room is a great place to meet, eat or just relax in front of the fireplace!
Looking for something a little more rustic-and a little more economical? Our 6 cabins take advantage of the great views, and the great breezes off of Bogue Sound! Each heated cabin has 2 rooms with 8 beds (4 bunks). The cabins are served by a modern bathhouse. In addition to the 6 cabins used for sleeping, an additional cabin is available for meeting or just hanging out. Some groups who utilize the cabins also rent the dining hall to prepare meals and for meeting space. The dining hall is included with cabin rental if Camp Albemarle provides food service for your group.
Let Camp Albemarle help you make your experience even more memorable by providing meals during your stay. We have standard menus or we will be happy to work with you to plan special meals and events. Vegetarian and other special diets can be arranged.
- Breakfast: $8 per person
- Lunch: $10 per person
- Dinner: $14 per person
Camp is not just about our lodging and meals. Here are just a few of the program areas that are available to your group when you visit camp. Spend the night at Camp Albemarle
Our Junior Olympic size pool is a great place to cool off and have some fun. The pool can be rented for a separate fee.
Right on the waterfront, the Vesper Dell is a beautiful spot for worship and contemplation.
Whether it is softball, soccer, volleyball or even tetherball and four square, we have the perfect space for your group! Check out the Corn Hole Games, our Carpetball table and ask about our famous GaGa Pit! We can even arrange a session at our archery range for your group with advance notice.
If you like to kayak or canoe, we have the perfect spot on Bogue Sound. We are just around the bend from Gale’s Creek, a great place to paddle and explore. We occasionally see dolphins and there are lots of crabs, shore birds and other wildlife to see. The 572 foot pier is a great place to fish, have a small meeting or just relax. We can supply the kayaks, canoe, paddles and even the lifejackets. Just be sure and bring your water shoes – those oyster shells can be sharp!
Our large pavilion is a great place for your picnic or other gathering. Several churches in the area use it to have a worship service followed by a family picnic. The pavilion has water and electricity and a spectacular view of Bogue Sound!
What would camp be without a place for a Campfire? The campfire circle has comfortable seating and is a great place for worship, singing, telling ghost stories and of course –S’MORES! We can provide the roasting forks, you provide the marshmallows and fun!
Prayer Labyrinth (Coming soon!)
Camp Albemarle is a “Thin Place”, a place that helps us remove the distractions of our busy lives and brings us closer to God. The Prayer Labyrinth at Camp Albemarle is a place to pray and to meditate on God’s love.
If you are looking for a great way to challenge your group and help them learn to work together, check out the Program Page here!
The Crystal Coast of North Carolina is an amazing place to visit. While we think that you will find plenty to do at Camp, Here are some other great attractions in the area:
Can I stay at Camp Albemarle as an individual, or must I be a part of a group?
The accommodations at Camp are such that it would be cost prohibitive for us to rent to individuals.
What kind of groups typically stay at Camp Albemarle, and for how long?
We have groups that just come for the day, and other groups that stay a week! While by no means all inclusive, here are a few of the types of groups we serve:
- Church Youth Groups
- School Classrooms
- Group Homes
- Church Family Camps
- Home School Groups
- Civic Organizations
- Church planning meetings
- Men’s & Women’s Retreats
- University Groups
Can I bring a tent and camp on the property?
We typically do not allow tent camping on the property.
Can I bring my pet with me?
Unfortunately, with the exception of service animals, our insurance carrier does not allow us to welcome pets by users of the facility.
Can I bring my RV and stay on the property?
We do not have hook ups for Trailer or RV Camping. We will be happy to recommend nearby campgrounds that accommodate RVs.
Do the cabins have air conditioning and heat?
The cabins do not have air conditioning. We are generally able to take advantage of a cooling breeze off of the sound, and there are ceiling fans in each cabin. If you are coming during a particularly hot time of the year, we recommend that folks bring electric clip on fans that can be easily attached to the bunk. The McElmon Lodge is air conditioned. All of the sleeping areas, the bathhouse, and the dining hall have heat for your comfort during the winter months.
Can I hold my wedding at Camp Albemarle?
While not typically done, we do have occasional weddings at Camp Albemarle. We require you to book the facility for the entire weekend, even if you only intend to hold the ceremony at camp. You may wish to have out of town guests stay at the McElmon Lodge or hold your reception under our pavilion. We are not able to provide additional tables, chairs, linens, etc. for your event, but will be happy to put you in touch with caterers, and nearby rental places.
How about alcohol use?
As we primarily serve children and youth, the use of alcohol is prohibited on Camp property.
Is smoking allowed?
Camp Albemarle is a smoke free facility and no smoking is allowed in any of the buildings or at any program areas. Please ask your host about the areas designated for smoking on the property.