Large Group Retreat Center in Lancaster, PA

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A Getaway Filled With Possibilities Right Here in Lancaster County

Make your next large group retreat an enjoyable growth experience. Black Rock Retreat 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.

What we offer

Gain a spiritually enriching and enjoyable experience during your stay like no other. With various packages and activities available for retreat groups of all sizes and interests, whatever you are planning, our experienced team will help bring your vision to life.

Your retreat is our priority

When you plan a retreat with our team, you gain experienced experts to help ensure every detail goes smoothly. We meet all your needs and help with everything, including:

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.

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.

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.

Grow Closer to God and Each Other —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.

Venue for Church Conferences —Black Rock Retreat 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.

Large groups often use our Christian retreat center for marriage conferences, seminars, intensives, and more. We are ready for your group, regardless of size, with meeting spaces, plenty of lodging options, indoor and outdoor activities, and delicious buffet-style food.

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Large Group Retreat Options

We specialize in retreat planning for groups of all sizes, including those with 150+ attendees. Our retreats include:

  • Customized Retreats itineraries and activities
  • Retreats for groups of all sizes
  • Year-round accommodations for Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter
  • Weekend or Week-Long Retreats stays
  • Activities and amenities perfect for all ages
  • Spaces to gather for everyone, from school groups to large Church Conferences

Black Rock Retreat aims to exceed your expectations and is always here to help.


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.

Indoor Meeting Rooms
We have a variety of indoor meeting spaces for large groups available that feature audio/visual equipment (perfect for worship time, group games, etc).

Outdoor Meeting Areas
When the weather’s nice, there are numerous outdoor areas that create a beautiful setting to hear teaching, worship God, and fellowship with one another. These include outdoor pavilions, an amphitheater, a nature center deck, a gazebo, and more.


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

All of our lodging options are heated and have air conditioning, except for the bunk cabins, which have ceiling fans. We have numerous options for your group’s size and needs, including some handicap-accessible rooms. All rooms also include private bathrooms.

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

Breakfast: Our breakfast options ensure your group is fueled for the day and ready to enjoy the day’s activities.

Lunch: Take a break from your activities and recharge over lunch from our facility.

Dinner: Our dinners will keep your group satisfied and looking forward to the next day’s array of options.

*If your group or guests have specific dietary needs, please let us know as far in advance as possible, and we’ll make every effort to accommodate your request!


No retreat is complete without fun activities for everyone to participate in and enjoy. Regardless of your group’s interests, we offer activities and spaces that you can utilize for connection, team building, and more.

Our recreational areas accommodate groups of 450-500 guests. We offer both programmed activities and allow groups to create their own itineraries. Whatever support you need, we can deliver it.

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This is such a beautiful property! The wooded environment provides a fantastic place to walk, talk, and simply meditate. The retreat center offers great food, a gym, and hotel-style rooms perfect for any occasion or group outing. There are several long areas; some even have fireplaces to sit back with friends and relax in. The whole atmosphere is truly peaceful and one to soak in and refresh in.
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Our Location

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

Approximate Driving Times:
  • Philadelphia, PA - 1:10
  • Baltimore, MD - 1:10
  • Harrisburg, PA - 1:10
  • Washington, DC - 1:50
  • New York City (NYC) - 2:30
  • Pocono Mountains - 2:20
  • Wilmington, DE - :50
  • Dover, DE - 1:20
  • Allentown, PA - 1:40
  • Trenton, NJ - 2:00
  • Atlantic City, NJ - 2:00
  • Hagerstown, MD - 2:10
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you rent facilities year-round?

Yes! Our retreat facilities are open year-round. The only day that we are closed is Christmas Day, December 25th.

What size group can I bring for an overnight retreat?

Our lodging facilities accommodate groups of up to 436 people, though we are in the midst of an expansion project that will add space for even more! Contact us for more info about retreats at Black Rock Retreat.

What is the retreat reservation process?

We keep things simple. You can email us here or call us at (717) 529-3232 for reservation bookings. We’ll check for the availability of your requested dates and facilities.

Once a reservation is made, a contract will be emailed to you. You can then sign and return that contract with a 10 percent deposit within two weeks of receipt. The final payment for your reservation is due at check-out.

How far in advance can I make a retreat reservation?

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

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