Blue Lake has been a center for transformation for tens of thousands from across Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. Surrounded by the Conecuh National Forest, Blue Lake is a place set apart for renewal and transformation. Because of Blue Lake's size we are able to accommodate overnight groups up to 525. We are open year round for conference and private summer camps, retreats, family reunions, school groups, and other specialty groups.
Blue Lake United Methodist Assembly started as the dream of a few people sitting on the shores of beautiful Blue Lake in the 1940's, but it was not until 1951 when the first camp was held. The campers that year wanted to be at camp so badly that they all slept in tents and cooked all their meals over a roaring campfire!
The first building was built at Pinewood the following year which was a dining hall that overlooks the lake. When all of Pinewood was finished it would sleep 160 guests!
A lot has changed since those early days - there are now 3 separate modern camps (Pinewood, Dogwood, and Oakwood), all of which were built to meet the many different needs of our guests - all together we can now sleep 525! We are also much more than a summer camp, serving all kinds of guests and accommodating the needs of all different age groups and types of groups.
Despite the changes and improvements over the years, we continue to honor our rich history, the legacies of those that have gone before us, and the original mission and vision of Blue Lake United Methodist Assembly.