Recreation

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At Black Rock, we believe that fun plays a crucial role in relaxation!

Black Rock provides numerous recreational opportunities for retreat groups to enjoy while they are on our property. We believe these resources allow people to connect with each other, develop deeper friendships, and help break down barriers to meaningful conversations and communication with other members in a group. These recreational options are available for our overnight retreat guests at no additional charge, except for the lake and pool.  

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

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

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Nestled in beautiful Pennsylvania woodlands, our gorgeous “Lake of The Woods” is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. It includes a beach-front swimming area, a waterslide, and a Wibit climbing tower. It’s perfect for groups!

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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.

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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 11:00pm.

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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!

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

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Black Rock 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!

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We have a 9-hole Frisbee/Disc Golf course that winds through part of our woods. Fun for all ages! Course maps and discs are available at the front desk.

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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.

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An outdoor lighted sand volleyball court (near our pool) is a great place to enjoy a lively game of volleyball! It is open seasonally between mid-spring and mid-fall.

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This paved volleyball court is also lighted for night matches. It is newly surfaced and has lines for pickleball, basketball, and volleyball.

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