Retreat Activities

Kid Campers In The Swimming Pool At Black Rock Retreat In Quarryville, Pa

Our staff will lead your group through experiences that create lifelong memories!

We offer a wide range of group activities that provide opportunities to learn, play, and grow as a group and to reconnect to the natural world around you.

*Activities must be booked at least 3 weeks prior to your event.*

Staff-Led Retreat Activities

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The Black Rock Nature Center is home to over a dozen live animals, as well as a number of preserved specimens. This hands-on program offers a chance to meet them up close! Learn about several of our Nature Center’s residents and how God has designed them with unique features to survive in a particular habitat.

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Great for any group wanting to challenge themselves, learn to work together better as a team, and have a unique bonding experience (if your group doesn’t like heights, check out our low ropes option).

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Bring your group and have a blast! Either outdoors at our laser tag field or indoors with our new inflatable barriers. Also available offsite at your location!

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Our 400 ft zipline starts on the top of our 33 ft climbing tower. Riders must first climb our climbing tower to ride the zipline, using climbing staples while being belayed.

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This element takes a childhood past-time to a whole new level! After being clipped in, a pull team of your peers will lift you 35 feet into the air. When you are ready, you will release the pull-team’s rope and swing almost 60 feet back and forth through the air!

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This classic camp activity is still a favorite for all ages! A Black Rock Team Member will instruct how to safely shoot archery and will work with your group as you practice at our archery range.

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Both our pool and lake are available to reserve for private special events. The pool is open every afternoon for guests that have paid in full and are staying overnight. Guests coming for the day may purchase pool use at a per-person rate.

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Imagine going on a treasure hunt while your group is here on a retreat! Our trained staff will briefly outline the basics of GPS technology for your group. This program will teach you how to use a GPS, then allow teams to practice finding geocaches hidden around the grounds.

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This program is focused on teamwork and incorporating your group’s specific goals while working through teambuilding challenges and low-rope elements.

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Do you know how to start a fire or build a shelter? Learn the basics in our Survival Skills class! Our trained instructors will teach your group how to build a shelter and a fire. These skills help us to connect with the world around us.

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Available all year round, indoor or outdoor. Our focus is helping your group achieve specific goals by working together and customizing activities to best fit your needs.

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Learn techniques to cook over a fire and enjoy a delicious snack! It’s the best kind of hands-on learning… the kind you can eat!

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Turn down the lights and put on some neon! Take your group’s dodgeball game to the next level in our gym, or we can come to yours.

Size of Group: Up to 60 players
Cost: $130/hour
Discount: Overnight guests pay only $115 per hour when booking more than 30 days in advance!
Friday & Saturday bookings are limited to overnight guests of Black Rock.

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Explore the Octoraro Creek that borders Black Rock’s property. Search for macro-invertebrates and other life that calls this creek home. Of course, there will also be plenty of opportunities to splash through the creek! 90-minute program, min of 10 participants.

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The most fun you will ever have doing a physics experiment. We’ll go out to our field, fill a 2-liter bottle with water, and place it on the launcher. 3… 2… 1… push the button and LIFTOFF! It’s a hands-on science experiment that kids (and adults) simply love.

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Explore the woods of southern Lancaster County by joining a Black Rock Instructor on a journey to observe, learn, and interact with God’s Creation that surrounds us.

Kids Swimming In The Pond