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Retreat Planning Ideas, Tips & Advice for Group Leaders 

Activity Ideas for Your Group Retreat

Posted by Retreat Planning on Monday, May 9, 2016 @ 9:45 AM

When you're planning a group retreat, you want a place that not only has comfortable accommodations with a good location, you also want plenty of activities for your group to attend.

America's Keswick is full of activities to keep guests entertained for their entire stay. Many different types of retreats can be accommodated such as men's, women's, family, church groups, youth groups and even corporate retreats.

You will not be disappointed with the offerings to keep everyone feeling relaxed, active and ready to grow. 

Indoor Fun

If you're going to be active for the whole day, you'll need something to put a little pep in your step and America's Keswick offers free 24 hour coffee every day. Just the right thing to keep you going while you enjoy the many activities here.

Check out the Activities Center where there are all sorts of things to keep your group busy.

  • Heated Swimming Pool - This competition-sized indoor pool is a perfect way to cool off and get in a few laps. Maybe even have a little friendly competition.
  • Jacuzzi and Sauna - After diving into the pool or having a long day of activities, it's nice to have a place to relax and soak for a while. 
  • Children's Pool - On a family retreat? The children's pool is certain to keep the young ones entertained and is a great place to have some family fun.
  • Weight Room - Just because you're on a retreat, doesn't mean you have to give up your daily workout. The weight and fitness room is fully stocked and your group will appreciate the ability to not have to give up their routine. 
  • Courts - With a Racquetball/Wallyball court, you can get in that good cardio while having a little competitive fun with other retreat members.
  • Gymnasium - This extra large gymnasium is a great location to have multiple activities going on for your group retreat. From basketball, volleyball, tennis, to ping-pong and shuffleboard, everyone is guaranteed to have a good time!

Outdoor Activities

America's Keswick is a great place for your group retreat because it is in such a good location. There are many outdoor activities for your group to appreciate nature and have some outdoor fun.

  • Lake Activities - Enjoy the beautiful Upper Lake by taking out a paddleboat, kayak, or a canoe. You can also just jump in and swim or enjoy the beach side by relaxing and playing in the sand. 
  • Fishing - America's Keswick has two lakes with plenty of fishing, perfect for the sportsman and the casual fisherman. 
  • Sports - Compete and have fun with your group by checking out the different courts and fields for games such as tennis, bocce, sand volleyball, basketball, shuffleboard and horseshoes.
  • Hiking - There's plenty of nature to explore with lovely hiking trails. Whether you're a serious hiker or just want a relaxing stroll, these trails will satisfy.
  • Bicycling - Pathways around the grounds allow for any cyclists in the group to have a different way of enjoying nature.
  • Frisbee Golf - Add a little challenge to your group with some Frisbee golf, a relaxing and competitive game. 
  • Playground - It's important to keep the children active and this playground will surely have the youth running, jumping and playing. 

Want to get the whole group together for some outdoor fun? Have a campfire! America's Keswick offers a great campfire experience near the beachfront. Make some s'mores, sing some songs, and enjoy the company of the people on your group retreat. 

Other Activities

If you're looking for some activities outside of the retreat center, Guest Services can help you plan some day travel fun. You can check out all of these different places near America's Keswick:

  • Six Flags Great Adventure
  • Jenkinson's Aquarium
  • Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
  • The Strand Theatre
  • The Beaches of Ocean County

Conference Rooms

Whether you want to design a meeting, some private time, or even just a gathering space, America's Keswick offers rooms that can accommodate from 10-1200 guests. 

  • Each room comes with an 8 foot table, chairs and a podium. Some even offer a piano.
  • More tables and different chair setups can be easily accommodated. 
  • America's Keswick also has audio and visual equipment for rent or you can bring your own.

Have your group retreat at America's Keswick and your guests are sure to have plenty to do and will enjoy themselves immensely. Group retreats here allow you to not worry about so much planning as there are activities to keep everyone entertained.

There are also group rates and America's Keswick can also help you market your retreat. Here you'll be able to find nature, fun, peace and friendship.

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