Facilities and Features

Alpine Ministries shares the the beautiful campus of Appalachian Bible College. Items on the map correspond with the numbers below to help you take a virtual walk through our facilities.

Dormitories (1 and 4*)

In the summer time, Appalachian Bible College’s dorms become housing for the many guests enjoying adventure and retreats on campus.


*corresponds to numbers on campus map

Hanmer Dining Room (3)

Appalachian Bible College’s Hanmer Dining Room is the primary dining facility for adventure and retreat guests. Entrées, hot sides, fountain drinks, multiple coffee options, a salad bar, and dessert bar all serve to provide delicious meals to our guests.

ABC Coffee Shop (3)

Cool down with an iced drink or warm up with a hot cup! The ABC Coffee Shop serves up a variety of delicious Crimson Cup coffees and teas in a relaxing atmosphere. Help yourself to the board games and take a look at the shirts and other items for sale.


Our heated saltwater pool offers refreshment for campers and guests.

High Ropes Course

Conquer challenges with your team! Alpine’s multi-level high ropes course focuses on challenge-by-choice and teamwork; each element is meant to be accomplished with the help of a partner.

Adventure Zone

Climb high on our outdoor climbing tower, take a ride on the Adventure swing, or play ga-ga ball, 9-square, and sand volleyball with your friends! Alpine’s Adventure Zone offers a wide variety of outdoor fun for all ages.


The Alpine pond offers fun to everyone, boasting a blob, water slide, inflatable islands, water mats, and a zip line that ends with a splash landing into the water.

Human Foosball

Gather a team and grab a bar! See how many goals you can score against the opposing team.

Zip Lines

Fly over—or into!—the Alpine pond on zip lines.

Octagon Swing

New in 2017! Relax with your friends as you enjoy a view of the pond and the zip line directly overhead.

Welker Pavilion (14)

Alpine’s beautiful Welker Pavilion allows guest groups and campers the opportunity to enjoy an outdoor cookout. Offering both shade and shelter, the pavilion can host meals rain or shine.

Tent Camp (15)

For more adventurous guests, Alpine offers tent camp. Platform tents provide the right amount of comfort without sacrificing the camping experience.

Alpine Lodge (16)

The spacious Alpine Lodge is the hub of summer activity at Alpine. Whether checking in for overnight camp, adventure trips, or retreats, the Lodge is your first stop as you arrive. The Lodge is beautifully structured with a cathedral glassed lobby, twenty motel-style rooms, conference rooms, a gift shop, and a large stone fireplace.

Gilmore Gymnasium (17)

Across the parking lot from the Lodge, Gilmore Gym is the check-in spot for Day Camp in addition to housing a collegiate basketball court, climbing wall, and dining facility for Alpine Bible Camp.

T.R.E.E. House (18)

At the T.R.E.E. house, campers and field trip groups find Truth Revealed through Environmental Education (T.R.E.E.).

In a society full of questions, the truth can be hard to find. At Alpine, our desire is to enable every student to discover the truth about the created world through first-hand observation.

Cabins (19-22)

Each cabin has two separate units with bunk beds, restroom facilities, and electric heat.

Coronavirus UpdateSummer cancellations & adjustments

May 8, 2020

Dear Friends of Alpine Ministries,

As you can understand, Alpine is facing a severe challenge from the pandemic. Because of this, a plan to have our normal summer ministry is not possible. Therefore, after much prayer and with heavy hearts, we have decided that we will not be able to hold our 2020 summer Alpine Bible Camp schedule. Our Adventure and Retreat opportunities still have limited availability. Please call to learn more about Adventures and Retreats this summer: 800-806-2180.

This change does not mean that the summer will be void of any ministry or activities. We are prepared to provide alternative summer camp experiences for local churches utilizing our permanent Alpine staff. As our governor updates us, and the guidelines for re-opening continue to develop, we will be available to minister within the environment that emerges. For now, only the Lord knows what the future holds. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook for developments, and sign up for email updates.

We have closed registration for the camp options that are currently offered and we will be processing refunds to those who have already submitted a payment.

Thank you for praying with us and for us as we trust the Lord in these uncertain times. Please be in prayer for our summer staff as they face this disappointing adjustment to their ministry plans. Also, pray for the many lives which will not be reached through Alpine because of this unavoidable cancellation. And pray for God’s special financial provision since the summer is when we receive the majority of our revenue. If you would like to designate a gift for Alpine Ministries, you may do so here.

In His Service,
Dave Holloway
Vice President for Extension Ministries