Camelback Conference Center
April 1, 2015
the pocono mountain's Meeting and Conference Center
Incorporate Fun, Adventure and Discovery into Events and Meetings
TANNERSVILLE, Pa. –– Camelback Resort in the Pocono Mountains presents corporate meeting and group planners with an ideal Northeastern location for meetings and weddings, and a new destination for school and sports team outings, bar and bat mitzvahs, Sweet 16 parties and more.
The Conference Center offers 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting and entertainment space, in addition to the 18,000 square feet of existing space in the base ski lodges. The Camelback Grand Ballroom at 7,450 square feet can accommodate up to 400 guests for a sit-down banquet or plated-dinner function. A flexible air-wall system allows the ballroom to be divided to accommodate different sizes of groups and meeting needs. A separate meeting forum offers four breakout rooms, as well as a pre-function area and a bride’s room. The facility features state of the art AV equipment and technology.
Camelback Lodge’s versatile culinary team can accommodate any group from kid-friendly meals for youth groups to black-tie formal dinners, with several pre-set banquet menus including buffet and plated-meals, or customized menu options. Groups can also utilize Camelback Lodge’s three distinct restaurants for any of their dining needs.
The Mountain is a Vast Meeting Space...
The new Camelback Lodge provides a scenic setting for meeting and group planners both inside and outside the new conference center. Camelback Lodge offers outdoor personal development and team building activities designed to boost team morale and encourage participation, self-development and discovery. Groups have access to the entire Camelback Resort campus, including a treetop ropes course, mountain Segway tours, Pennsylvania’s only mountain coaster, 4,500-foot twin Zip-Flyers and a 1,000-foot tandem zipline, Camelbeach waterpark in the summer, and skiing, snowboarding and snowtubing in the winter. Team building programs can be customized for any group looking to encourage fun, adventure and discovery among group members.
“A meeting venue should be a source of inspiration, providing a catalyst to spark excitement, revelation, discovery and learning,” said Arthur Berry III, co-owner of Camelback Resort. “Camelback Lodge will inspire and deliver by way of its location at the base of Camelback Mountain, and through unique team building and adventure-based offerings; the entire Mountain becomes boundless meeting space.”
Camelback Lodge features 453 guest suites in 16 different configurations ranging from loft fireplace suites, one and two bedroom executive suites, and family suites with bunk beds; three sit-down restaurants, including the ski-in/ski-out Trails End Pub & Grille; adult Serenity Spa and Oasis Kids Spa; and Aquatopia – the largest 84-degree, year-round indoor waterpark and family entertainment center in the Northeast.
Camelback Lodge is located at Camelback Resort in Tannersville, Pennsylvania. The heart of the Pocono Mountains draws visitors from New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia with 28 million people living within 180 miles of this recreation destination.
For more information about Camelback Lodge or to book your next meeting or group function, call 570.517.7022 or visit www.CamelbackResort.com.
Camelback Resort and Camelbeach Waterpark co-owners Arthur Berry III and Aquatic Development Group CEO Ken Ellis first met on the Saratoga, New York campus of Skidmore College in 1982. Through their friendship and common vision to bring fun to their family and friends, they purchased Camelback Resort in June 2005. Located in the Pocono Mountains, with close proximity to New York City, Philadelphia and metro markets, Camelback Resort is nationally known in the ski industry for converting new skiers and snowboarders in the Northeast to lifetime snowsports enthusiasts. Berry and Ellis have built on the rich history of Camelback Resort by: expanding operations to offer world-recognized terrain-based ski learning programs, winning the coveted Conversion Cup in 2014 from the National Ski Area Association; expanding the snowtubing park to be the largest in the country; adding new attractions at Camelbeach Waterpark, the largest outdoor waterpark in Pennsylvania; and developing Camelback Mountain Adventures, with zip-lines, Segway tours, multiple tree-tops ropes courses and a Mountain Coaster. On May 1, 2015, after nearly two years of construction, Berry and Ellis opened the doors to Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark, offering a mountain-based indoor waterpark hotel and changing Camelback Resort from a seasonal day trip, to an overnight, year-round destination. The $163 million Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark is the largest single expenditure in the 52-year history of Camelback Resort and the largest national ski resort improvement in 2015.
Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark was built in partnership and is co-managed by Stand Rock Hospitality. Comprised of four partners with a long legacy in the indoor and outdoor waterpark and entertainment industry, Pete Helland Jr., Pat Helland, Tim Lucke and Tim Gantz, and are no strangers to grand-scale waterpark resorts. Hailing from Wisconsin Dells, Wis., the “Waterpark Capital of the World,” each partner brings substantial experience, among them the former owner and operator of America’s Largest Outdoor Waterpark, Noah’s Ark. More recently, Stand Rock Hospitality developed and manages the 716 keyWilderness at the Smokies Resort in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and helped develop and is co-owner of the largest indoor waterpark resort property in the U.S., Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells.
MEDIA CONTACT: ERIN RUPPENTHAL, CAMELBACK RESORT, 608.206.5796, ERUPPENTHAL@CAMELBACKRESORT.COM