Glow Dodgeball

Glow Dodgeball

Turn down the lights and put on some neon to take your group’s dodgeball game to the next level.  Come out to play your favorite variation or we can teach you some of ours. Up…

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Laser Tag

Laser Tag

Ages 8 and up. The newest activity that Black Rock Retreat has to offer! Work with your teammates to capture the flag, control the field, or deactivate all of the other team’s taggers…

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High Ropes

High Ropes

Black Rock Retreat’s High Ropes Course elements are twenty-five to thirty-five feet off the ground. A single session lasts three and a half hours, either in the morning or the…

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Team Building

Team Building

Looking for an activity to increase teamwork in your group without the cables and ropes? Do you need an indoor activity during the cold winter months? Our facilitators can lead your group…

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Low Ropes

Low Ropes

Black Rock Retreat’s Low Ropes Course contains eighteen different elements consisting of cables, ropes and wooden structures which are only a few feet off the ground. Members of…

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Giant Swing

Giant Swing

This element takes a childhood past-time to a whole new level. After being clipped in, a pull team will lift you up to 35ft into the air. When you are ready you will release the pull…

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Pool and Lake

Pool and Lake

Our pool, open between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend, is fully handicap accessible with its' zero degree entry.

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Zipline

Zipline

Black Rock Retreat’s 400ft Zipline begins at the top of our 33ft tall tower. Participants climb to the top and a facilitator will connect them to the zipline cable to begin their…

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Archery

Archery

This classic camp activity is still a favorite for all ages. A Black Rock Retreat Team Member will instruct how to safely shoot archery and will work with your group as you practice.…

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Nature Center

Nature Center

The Black Rock Retreat Nature Center is home to over a dozen live animals as well as a number of preserved specimens. This program offers a chance to meet them up close! Learn about several…

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GPS Scavenger Hunt (Geocaching)

GPS Scavenger Hunt (Geocaching)

Imagine going on a treasure hunt while your group is here on a retreat! Our trained staff will briefly outline the basics of GPS technology for your group as they explain the ‘treasure…

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Survival Skills

Survival Skills

Do you know how to build a fire or shelter?  Learn the basics in our Survival Skills class.  Our trained instructors will teach your group how to build a shelter and/or fire.  These…

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Campfire Cooking

Campfire Cooking

This program will teach techniques for cooking over a fire and allow participants to cook bacon and cupcakes! ALLERGY INFORMATION: Food prepared in this program contains: pork, egg, flour,…

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Animal Habitat Hike

Animal Habitat Hike

Join one of Black Rock Retreat’s Instructors on a journey through the woods to observe, learn and interact with God’s creation that surrounds us. Hike difficulty will be based…

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Creek Exploration

Creek Exploration

Explore the Octoraro Creek that borders Black Rock Retreat’s property. Search for macro-invertebrates and other life that calls this creek home. Of course there will be plenty of…

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Water Rockets

Water Rockets

The most fun you will ever have doing a physics experiment. Fill a 2 liter bottle with water and place it on the launcher. 3, 2, 1! Push the button and liftoff! Our compressed air launcher…

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Make your plans today

While groups come for many different reasons, we know you have specific goals in mind. At Black Rock Retreat, our goal is to help guide you as you look for ways to achieve those goals on your retreat. All activities are group-focused and can include your group’s goals and theme. To help with the planning, we offer programmed retreat activities. Here’s a list of our recreation facilities and other retreat facilities.

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Our Location

Our retreat center is located within a very manageable drive from Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, New York City, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware.

Approximate Driving Times

  • Harrisburg PA - 1:10
  • Philadelphia PA - 1:10
  • Baltimore MD - 1:10
  • Washington DC - 1:50
  • New York City NY - 2:30
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