Large Group Retreats

230801 Mpm Blackrock Vesper 062 | Black Rock Retreat

Large Group Retreat Center in Lancaster, PA

Make your next large group retreat an enjoyable growth experience. Black Rock is the perfect location to host your large group getaway and enjoy the beauty of God’s creation. Our venue provides churches and groups with an inviting and relaxing space to host special events, escape everyday life, and connect with God.

Our retreat options are great for churches, schools, large organizations, and other large group gatherings.

We Offer

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Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm

  • Customized Retreats
    If you’re looking for a place to hold your next large group retreat, we’re here to help. Our staff can assist you in making sure that all of your needs are met so that your group has a memorable and enjoyable time.
  • Small or Large Retreats
    Whether you have a guest speaker and worship band, or are simply having small group Bible study and prayer time, both large and small men’s groups are welcome at Black Rock.
  • Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter
    Whether you come in summer or winter, you can enjoy nature at our Christian retreat center. There are plenty of indoor and outdoor activities for your large group at Black Rock.
  • Weekend or Week-Long Retreats
    Whether you want a weekend getaway or an entire week, we can accommodate your group’s itinerary.
  • Grow Closer to God & One Another
    We help Christian groups find a place to get away from the busyness of life, grow in their relationships with one another, and focus on spiritual growth.
  • Perfect for All Ages
    Large groups of all sizes can enjoy the wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities at Black Rock. From quiet hikes through the woods or relaxing by a fire, to swimming (in our outdoor pool or lake) and ziplining, there are plenty of activities for large groups of all ages at our retreat center.
  • Venue for Church Conferences
    Black Rock Center is an ideal location for your next work, school, church or ministry event. Our facilities are versatile and can be used for conferences, seminars, and intensives.
230719 Mpm Blackrock 238 | Black Rock Retreat


We specialize in retreat planning for groups of all sizes, including those with 150+ attendees. Here is a little more about what to expect:

Facilities & Meeting Spaces

We provide your group with meeting spaces depending on your size (up to 350 available in our chapel), activities, and more. With both indoor and outdoor areas available, we will help you select the perfect gathering space for your needs.

At Black Rock, we have been intentional about creating outdoor spaces where small groups of people can sit, relax, and share with one another.



Bond with your guests and enjoy time together spent around the table. Gather for delicious meals, including:

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!


Every group is unique and looks for different accommodation options. With Black Rock, you can find everything you need. Choose from lodging options, including:

  • Hotel-style rooms
  • Motel-style rooms
  • Cottages
  • A lodge
  • Traditional bunk cabins

All are heated – perfect for winter retreats! They have air conditioning, except for the bunk cabins. There plenty of options to match your group’s size and needs, including some handicap-accessible rooms. You’ll be thankful to not have to make an outdoor trek to get to the bathroom because all rooms have a private bathroom!



There are plenty of indoor and outdoor recreation spaces – and they’re included in the price of the retreat!

  • Ballfield
  • Gymnasium
  • Fire Circles
  • Ga-Ga Courts
  • Disc Golf Course
  • Pool & Lake
  • Hiking Trails
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • GPS Scavenger Hunt
  • Outdoor Volleyball Court
  • Outdoor Basketball Court

Staff-Led Activities

Black Rock offers a variety of staff-led activities for your group to enjoy during your retreat. There’s so much stuff to do here as a group! Sample activities include:

  • Outdoor Education
  • Laser Tag
  • High Ropes
  • Teambuilding
  • Low Ropes
  • Giant Swing
  • Pool & Lake
  • Zipline
  • Nature Center
  • GPS Scavenger Hunt
  • Survival Skills
  • Campfire Cooking
  • Animal Habitat Hikes
  • Creek Exploration
  • Water Rockets
  • And more!



Our retreat center in Pennsylvania is conveniently located near Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, New York City, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware. Only 30 minutes from Interstate 95 and 50 minutes from the PA Turnpike, we’re both secluded and easily accessible.

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