Marriage Retreats

Christian Marriage Retreat in Pennsylvania | Black Rock Retreat

Christian Marriage & Couples Retreats

Planning a marriage retreat for your church or organization?  Black Rock in Lancaster, Pennsylvania is a wonderful choice.

Conveniently located on 100 acres of woodland in south-central Pennsylvania (~1 hr drive from Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Harrisburg), our Christian retreat center has just what you need for your next men’s group retreat, no matter the season.

We Offer

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

  • Customized Marriage Retreats
    If you’re looking for a place to hold your next Christian marriage retreat, you probably have several goals in mind. We can help customize your retreat to meet those goals, so that you and your group have 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
    No matter the season, our retreat center lets you enjoy God’s creation and each other. There’s plenty of indoor activities for cooler months and outdoor activities for warmer months.
  • Weekend or Week-Long Retreats
    From 1-2 day retreats to an entire week-long getaway for groups and individual couples we’re able to accommodate your itinerary.
  • Grow Closer to God & One Another
    Perfect for spending dedicated time together, we make it easy for Christian couples to get away from the busyness of life, strengthen relationships with each other, and focus on growing spiritually.
  • Perfect for All Ages
    Couples young and not-so-young 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’s plenty of relationship-building opportunities at our couples retreat center.
  • Venue For Christian Couples Conferences
    Churches and ministries alike use our Christian retreat center as the venue for marriage conferences, seminars, and intensives. Black Rock is ready for your group (no matter how large or small) with meeting spaces of various sizes, plenty of lodging, lots of indoor and outdoor activities, and delicious food served buffet-style.
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MARRIAGE RETREAT OPTIONS

Plan your marriage retreat to meet the needs of your group. Here is a little more about what to expect:

Staff-Led Activities

Black Rock offers a variety of staff-led activities for your group to enjoy during your retreat. 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!

 

Recreation

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

Lodging

There’s nothing quite like getting a good night sleep when you’re away from home. That’s why we offer a variety of comfortable accommodations, 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!

 

Meals

Our carefully prepared buffet-style food is delicious, and we accommodate allergies as need be. A typical menu contains seasonal fruits and vegetables and looks similar to: 

Breakfast: Eggs, bacon or Sausage, French Toast or Buttermilk Pancakes, yogurt bar with fresh fruit, sweet breads, and assorted cereals

Lunch: Tomato Bisque soup or Creamy Potato Soup, Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich, Grilled Blackened Chicken Breast, sauteed fresh seasonal vegetables, salad bar, homemade cookies or mousses

Dinner: Our own slow roasted BBQ Pork or Beef Brisket, Stuffed Chicken Breast, Roasted Potato Medley, Fresh Steamed Seasonal Vegetables, salad bar, Sweet Yeast Dinner Rolls, Oreo Cake, Cheesecake, or Freshly Baked Pie

*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!

Facilities & Meeting Spaces

There’s plenty of large and small gathering spaces at Black Rock. If you’re having a marriage conference, our chapel can hold up to 400 people, with nearby meeting rooms that are perfect for breakout sessions. We’re happy to find the perfect space for your group’s size and needs. Meeting rooms/outdoor spaces are assigned based on group size and availability.

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

 

Location

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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