Additional Retreat Facilities

Black Rock Retreat offers many different amenities to our overnight retreat guests (scroll down to see them) in addition to our main recreational facilities. The picture gallery below will show you the various offerings of dining areas, lounges, seating areas, pavilions, and more that are available for use by your group. (Please note that some areas are only opened seasonally, may require booking in advance, and additional charges may apply.)

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Maranatha Retreat Center's Entrance

Maranatha Retreat Center

The Maranatha Retreat Center is the first building you’ll see on the right-hand side when you enter Black Rock Retreat.

Gift Shop at Black Rock Retreat

Gift Shop

The retreat center gift shop offers books, cards, souvenirs, and our famous Black Rock cookbook!

Lounge Area in the Maranatha Retreat Center

Maranatha Lounge

Our beautiful lounge is a great place to connect with friends and fellow retreat or conference guests.

Maranatha Fireplace

This lounge area includes an authentic wood fireplace.

Maranatha Dining Hall

Maranatha Dining Hall seats 250 people, plus deck seating.

Maranatha Retreat Center's Dining Hall Deck

Deck Seating

Deck seating is available for meals, with umbrellas to provide shade.

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Pavilions & Amphitheater

Oakwood Pavilion at Black Rock Retreat

Oakwood Pavilion - Outside

Oakwood pavilion is our largest pavilion.

Oakwood Pavilion Interior at Black Rock Retreat

Oakwood Pavilion - Inside

View of the fireplace inside Oakwood Pavilion.

Hilltop Pavilion at Black Rock Retreat

Hilltop Pavilion - Outside

Hilltop Pavilion is next to the Maranatha Retreat Center and across from the pool and sand volleyball court.

Hilltop Pavilion Interior at Black Rock Retreat

Hilltop Pavilion - Inside

Inside of Hilltop Pavilion. Lots of picnic tables!

Hiawatha Pavilion at Black Rock Retreat

Hiawatha Pavilion

Hiawatha is our newest pavilion and features a fire pit with exhaust system in the center, surrounded by tables and benches.

Laurelside Amphitheater at Black Rock Retreat

Laurelside Amphitheater

The Laurelside Amphitheater is a beautiful outdoor site for your retreat and is perfect for worship, drama, teaching, a campfire, etc.

Rocky Mountain Overlook at Black Rock Retreat

Rocky Mountain Overlook

Rocky Mountain Overlook is perched above the Octoraro Creek and is excellent for individual/group prayer, reflection, or Bible study.

Oakwood Chapel & Dining Hall

Oakwood Dining Hall & Chapel

The lower level is Oakwood Dining Hall. The upper level is Oakwood Chapel.

Oakwood Chapel

The Oakwood Chapel can seat up to 400 people.

Oakwood Dining Hall - Inside

The Oakwood Dining Hall can seat up to 300 people.

Seating Areas

Gazebo Seating at Black Rock Retreat


This white gazebo has space to comfortably accommodate 8-10 people.

Azalea Hall Adirondack Chair Circle at Black Rock Retreat

Azalea Hall Seating

Azalea Hall outdoor seating is a comfortable place for small groups.

Nature Center Fireplace Lounge at Black Rock Retreat

Nature Center Fireplace Lounge

Nature Center Fireplace Lounge is a great place to meet indoors when the weather is cold or wet.

Nature Center Deck Next to Woods at Black Rock Retreat

Nature Center Deck

The Nature Center Deck has seating and a bird feeding station.