Campmeeting Rules and Regulations

Owners of Campmeeting properties automatically become members of the Mt Gretna Campmeeting Association Inc . As such, we are subject to the Association's rules and regulations and beneficiary of its many services.

We elect our neighbors to be on the Board of Managers. They volunteer their time to listen to us, and together with the other Managers on the Board, to maintain our services (police, water, sewer, disposal, etc.), and to formulate plans, rules, and regulations for the common good.

Charter and By-Laws
The Charter states the legal purpose, scope, and structure of the Mt. Gretna Campmeeting Association, Inc.

The By-Laws specify the rules and regulations of how the corporation will conduct its business.

Charter & By-Laws Booklet (Rev 2013)

Rules & Regulations
To maintain a safe and desirable community, the following Rules and Regulations, applicable to property owners, their tenants and guests, were revised and adopted by the Board of Managers on July 20, 2004:

Rules & Regulations  (Rev 2016)

On May 21st, 2019, the Board of Managers adopted a new rule regulating rental properties in the Mt. Gretna Campmeeting. This new rule can be viewed below, but is not yet incorporated into the Rules & Regulations booklet linked above. The Board has also prepared a sheet of answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs). The rental permit application is also linked below.

Rule 20

Rule 20 FAQs

Rental Permit Application

Rules & Regulations Highlights for Visitors, Guests, and Renters
The Campmeeting has prepared a brief summary with highlights of the rules and regulations to serve as a guide for guests and home renters in the Mt. Gretna Campmeeting grounds: Renter Highlights

Quiet Hours
According to Rule #17 in our Rules & Regulations handbook, all residents within the borders of the Mt. Gretna Campmeeting are expected to maintain quiet hours from 10 p.m. until 7 a.m. and all day Sunday year round.
In addition, quiet hours are in effect all day beginning July 15th and going through August 31st every summer for our "Quiet Season".

"High decible power tools, such as saws and leaf blowers, and manual work, such as framing and roofing, are prohibited. Moderate noise created by indoor work is acceptable. Painting and landscaping are permitted." (Rule & Regulations Handbook, excerpt from Rule #17)

Proposed Changes to By-Laws, Rules, and Policies

The Board of Managers will periodically post proposed changes to the By-Laws, Rules & Regulations, and policies on the website for MGCA Member comment. Member comments are welcome and appreciated.

2021 - Proposed Changes to the rental rule, Rule #20
During the March, 2021 monthly Board of Managers meeting, the Property Ownership Committee gave a presentation on issues related to Rule 20 based on the experience of having administered the rule through three permit cycles. Their thoughts and goals were outlined at that meeting and are part of the March meeting attachments.

Community feedback was solicited via a SendinBlue message after the March meeting, and 34 Members submitted comments. These comments were included as part of the April Board meeting attachments. There were several questions posed as part of those comments, and the answers to those questions can be found in the document listed below.

Q&A - Rule 20 proposed changes presented at the March 16, 2020 Board of Managers meeting

Building Permits

The Mt. Gretna Campmeeting Association's Rules & Regulations state in Rule #10 that, "When building, remodeling, or renovating their properties, MGCA Members must obtain all required building permits and comply with all applicable building codes as mandated by West Cornwall Township ..."

The Building & Grounds Committee developed an information sheet to serve as a guide to MGCA Members who may wonder when they do and do not need a building permit. It can be viewed at the following link.

Building Permit Information Sheet

If you still have any questions about the building permit process, please feel free to contact the Superintendent of Grounds through the "Contact Us" tab.

The building permit application can be requested from our office or downloaded from the following link. The form can be filled and submitted with attachments via e-mail, or printed, filled out, and mailed to our office.

Mt. Gretna Campmeeting Building Permit Form