Shut out the noise. Experience growth

People struggle to stay focused and keep God in the forefront of busy and cluttered lives. We offer a beautiful place and

exceptional programs that help you to do just that, allowing you to effectively grow your relationship with the Lord and others.

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“Black Rock is beautiful. The staff are friendly, kind, and helpful. The facilities are well maintained. The surroundings are beautiful. As both a paying customer and a recipient of Black Rock’s complimentary pastor’s retreat, I can say without reservation that this place has been a huge blessing to me, my ministry, and my family.”
Jud Kossum

About Our Retreats

A typical weekend at our retreat center consists of a two-night stay and five delicious buffet style meals prepared by our caring Food Service staff. Also included in your overnight retreat package price is a meeting room reserved exclusively for your group throughout your stay, any audio or visual equipment you might need, and the use of all of the recreational facilities on the grounds. Weekday retreat packages can also be customized to meet your needs.

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We are here to make your stay as enjoyable
and spiritually enriching as possible.

Black Rock Retreat is a non-profit Christian Camp & Conference Center located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. We offer comfortable accommodations surrounded by the beauty of God’s creation. Lodging options for your group range from private motel & hotel style rooms with private baths to dormitory style cabins that have enough bunks to sleep 10 people per cabin. Black Rock Retreat can accommodate more than 300 guests at any one time and would love to help you accomplish your retreat goals.

We will make your stay at Black Rock Retreat as enjoyable and spiritually enriching as possible. A host or hostess is on duty during your stay to assist you with any questions you may have. We want you to fully relax and enjoy your retreat or conference. It is our hope that you will experience the love of Christ while on the grounds that will carry over to wherever you call home. We work hard to provide an atmosphere where you can forget about the worries and distractions of everyday life and concentrate on your personal relationship with the Lord.

We specialize in hosting retreats such as:

  • Church Retreats
  • Men’s Retreats
  • Women’s Retreats
  • Family Retreats
  • Youth Retreats
  • Couple’s/Marriage Retreats
  • Silent Retreats
  • Pastor’s Retreats
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Lodging Options

Black Rock Retreat has several different styles of lodging to choose from. Our hotel-style facilities can be found in the Maranatha Retreat Center. The Dogwood Motel and the Whip-poor-will…

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Recreation Facilities

Black Rock Retreat provides numerous recreational opportunities for retreat groups to enjoy while they are on our property. We believe that these resources allow people to connect with…

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Programmed Activities

Black Rock Retreat offers a variety of programmed activities for your group to enjoy during your retreat. See below for a sample of activities or click here to see everything that we…

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Additional Facilities

Black Rock Retreat offers many different amenities to our overnight retreat guests in addition to our main recreational facilities. This picture gallery will show you the various offerings…

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Meeting Rooms

Our conference center offers a variety of meeting rooms for our overnight retreat groups. Click on one of the links below to see a diagram of the meeting room. This will give you a better…

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Maps, Guidelines & Forms

Welcome to our Maps, Guidelines and Forms download page. Below you should find the information that you need. If we are missing anything please shoot us an email and let us know how we…

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Our Location

Our retreat center is located within a very manageable drive from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Baltimore, Maryland, Washington DC, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. Many of our current guests come from the tri-state area and beyond.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance can I make a retreat reservation?

You may make a retreat reservation up to 11 months in advance.

How much deposit do I need to reserve a retreat?

A 10 percent deposit is due within 2 weeks after making a reservation, along with the signed contract which will be provided to you detailing your retreat charges.

What is the retreat reservation process?

You can contact us by email or phone.  We’ll check for availability of your requested dates and facilities.  Once a reservation is made a contract is emailed which will need to be signed and returned with the 10 percent deposit within 2 weeks.  The final payment for your reservation is due at check-out.

What size group can I bring for an overnight retreat?

We currently have space for 1 to 436 people in lodging facilities, though we are in the midst of an expansion project that will add space for several more when completed.

Can our group cook our own meals?

Most retreat groups eat their meals in our two dining halls.  A weekend retreat does require at least 5 meals as part of the package. We do have a couple of small kitchenettes that can accommodate very small retreat groups.  Feel free to ask us about it when you call or e-mail.

What is the typical menu?

Our meals are served buffet style.  A typical menu would contain seasonal fruits and vegetables and look similar to:

Breakfast:  Eggs, bacon, baked oatmeal, sweet breads, fruit, yogurt, cottage cheese, assorted cereals

Lunch:  Chicken corn soup, turkey, ham & tuna sandwiches on homemade rolls, tossed salad, fruit bowl, cantaloupe and honeydew, pie

Dinner:  Meatloaf, tilapia, macaroni and cheese with shells, vegetable blend, orchard salad, applesauce, dinner rolls, ice cream bar

***If your group has specific dietary needs please let us know as far in advance as possible and we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your request.

Do you rent facilities year round?

Our facilities are open year round.  The only day that we are closed is Christmas Day.

Do the cabins have heat and air conditioning?

Our cabins are heated during cold months.  They do not have air conditioning.  However, the cabins are generally cool because they are shaded in the woods.  Guests are welcome to bring fans if they have concerns.

Are linens supplied in lodging facilities?

Linens are supplied in all lodging facilities except for the cabins.  Linens include sheets, blankets, pillows and cases, bath towel, hand towel and wash cloth.  We suggest bringing a sleeping bag, pillow and towels when staying in a cabin. Linen packs are available for the cabins for an additional charge.

What personal items are supplied in the hotel/motel style rooms?

Complimentary soaps are placed in each room for your convenience.  We have shampoo/conditioner, shower caps, tooth brushes, tooth paste, ear plugs and hair dryers available at the front desk if needed.

Can we take a tour before we schedule a retreat?

We are always happy to show off our facilities to potential guests and discuss how you can use them to accomplish your ministry goals.  Contact our Guest Services Department at 717.529.3389 or via email.