Our Mission: Rooted in Christ, we welcome all to encounter God’s love through sacred hospitality, deepening relationships, and care for creation.

Mar-Lu-Ridge, founded in 1959, offers summer camp programs and diverse year-round retreat hospitality. In everything we do, we strive to create space for community, service, and sanctuary. Living into our mission to welcome ALL, Mar-Lu-Ridge is a Reconciling in Christ (RIC) organization, a place of welcome and safety for all people to live as their authentic selves — beloved Children of God. MLR also recently entered a Conservation Easement with the state of Maryland to protect our 455 acres of land for generations to come.

MLR is located outside of Frederick, MD, on the ancestral lands of the Piscataway peoples (read our full Land Acknowledgement), overlooking the Frederick and Middletown valleys, Harper’s Ferry, WV, and the Potomac River.

To learn more about the ministry of Mar-Lu-Ridge, please contact Executive Director Sarah Lefler or Associate Director Diana Edelblute.