Miracle Camp is a camping and retreat center that lifts the spirits of children and adults with chronic or life-threatening illnesses. Thanks to this special place, people of all ages may experience a “getaway from the every day.”

Nestled in a peaceful, wooded area northwest of Pensacola, Miracle Camp is located on a 40-acre site along Beulah Road. The camp grew from the collaborative vision of Pensacola's Eric and Peg Nickelsen and Sacred Heart Health System's Patrick J. Madden. Supported by many businesses and individuals who also have donated funds, supplies and services to the camp, Sacred Heart and the Nickelsens were able to make the dream of a “miracle camp” become reality in 2002.

Miracle Camp provides a memorable experience for all who come to its shady grounds seeking respite, peace and renewal. The camp aims to enrich the lives of its visitors and help them better cope with the challenges they face by:

• Providing therapeutic camp experiences
• Offering educational and supportive programs
• Developing programs for those who provide care to the chronically and terminally ill.

Businesses, clubs, churches and other organizations also can enjoy the camp’s beauty and use its facilities for retreats, meetings and conferences. By utilizing Miracle Camp for your group’s retreat or event, you can help support the mission of Miracle Camp. We can tailor an outing or retreat to suit your needs – whether it’s a day camp or an overnight stay.

Miracle Camp's property has acres of woods, a pecan orchard, a pond for water activities and a central campfire area. The camp also offers the following facilities, most of which are climate-controlled for the comfort of visitors:

• Activity Building
• Dormitory that sleeps up to 36 people
• Dining hall
• First aid/medical center
• Main office with conference room
• Open-air chapel by the pond
• Tree house for children
• Paved walking trails

Our campers can enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor activities: from hiking and fishing, to singing, arts and crafts, softball or canoeing in our pond.

Our campers can enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor activities: from hiking to singing around the campfire, arts and crafts, softball, swimming in our pool, enjoying the serenity of our pond, and more.

Click here to view a map of Miracle Camp.

For more information, or to schedule a retreat or event at Miracle Camp, contact us at (850) 416-7733, or send an e-mail to


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