Recreation Facilities

Black Rock Retreat in Lancaster County, PA provides numerous recreational opportunities for retreat groups to enjoy while they are on our property (scroll down to see them). We believe these resources allow people to connect with each other, develop deeper friendships, and often help break down barriers to meaningful conversations and communication with other members in your group. These recreational options are available for our overnight retreat guests at no additional charge, except for the Lake and Pool.  Please click on those options for pricing details.

Please note, we are unable to book the pool or lake for day groups more than 30 days out.

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Large Ball Field


We have two large adjoining ball fields that are suitable for sports like softball, kickball, soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, or any other large field game.



Nestled in the woods, our gorgeous Lake of the Woods is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend and includes a beach front swimming area, a 130-foot Waterslide, Inflated Climbing Wall, and raft!

Outdoor Pool


Our outdoor pool, open between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend, is fully handicap accessible with its zero-degree entry. Lifeguards are on duty when the pool is open.


Our full-size indoor gym is located in our Maranatha Retreat Center. It can be used for basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, group games, or any other suitable indoor activity. Our gym is able to be reserved by groups between 7:00am and 1:00am.

Group Fire-pit Circles

Fire Circles

We have three fire circles on our property for use by our Christian retreat groups to have an outdoor fireside experience. Enjoy the quietness of southern Lancaster County, PA. These areas are great for group worship, devotions, and making s’mores!

Nature Center at Black Rock Retreat

Nature Center with Live Animals

Our beautiful Nature Center is available for guests to enjoy over a dozen live animal displays, including a chinchilla, gecko, bearded dragon, cockatiel, and more! Your group will also enjoy the educational displays, mounts, nature library, fireplace with seating, and outdoor deck with a bird feeding station.

Ga-ga Pit

Ga-Ga Courts

Black Rock Retreat has two Ga-Ga pits (courts). This addictive game for all ages is a mixture of dodgeball and handball. It’s hard to stop playing and is especially fun for church youth group retreats!

Disc Golf Course

Frisbee Golf

We have a 9-hole Frisbee/Disc Golf course that winds through part of our woods. Fun for all ages!

Hiking Trails at Black Rock Retreat

Hiking Trails

Everyone in the family can enjoy a hike through our beautiful 90+ acres of wooded property in southern Lancaster County, PA. We’ve got nine different hiking trails of varying difficulty (from leisurely to challenging) for you to explore.

Sand Volleyball Court

Sand Volleyball Court

An outdoor lighted sand volleyball court (near our pool) is a great place to enjoy a lively game of volleyball!

Outdoor Volleyball Court

Outdoor Volleyball Court

This paved volleyball court is also lighted for night matches.

Outdoor Basketball Court

Outdoor Basketball Court

This outdoor basketball court has lights so that it can be used at night.