Christian Retreat & Conference Center in NJ

Why America's Keswick?

America’s Keswick is a multi-generational, cross-cultural ministry where Biblical teaching and worship lead to a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, resulting in a transformed life. We serve people with excellence through conferences, group retreats, outreach, and addiction recovery.

Planning your next Christian retreat? We are ready to serve you!

Are you looking for a place to host your next group retreat, family reunion, banquet, school or youth event, men’s retreat, women’s retreat, marriage retreat, or maybe even a personal retreat? Come experience our amazing Christian Conference & Retreat Center in Ocean County, New Jersey!

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A must go to one of their retreat it is great this staff is awesome friendly act like you know them for years James is one of the coordinators yes for the activities and Tara is a coordinator to I can't remember all of their names what they are one of the best it's a must go placePlease go
margaret Sinclair
23:10 14 Dec 21
Rich history, sweet people, great food, awesome events, ministers to many.
Gary W Holmesjr
21:52 01 Dec 19
Heaven Sent : I was there for two days at a women's retreat. This place has so much to offer. Lakes, canoeing, all kinds of places to sit & meditate on the Lord or whatever is on your mind. Sleeping quarters, meeting rooms & worship area for group functions,etc. They have many open to public functions also. A beautiful place ❤️
Cynthia D
14:52 30 Sep 21
If you are looking for a retreat or religious teaching experience, Keswick is a great place. There is also a Men's Retreat House and they have Men's and Women's Conferences there.
Peter Glenn
01:58 03 Sep 19
Beautiful Christian retreat site that has staff that really makes the effort to ensure their guests enjoy their stay.
Ken Sanvictores
11:16 09 Aug 21
doing the four month program, and also the three month discipleship program.
conference season is a blast hearing the word from all the different speakers.
family week,TNT,circle of praise but most important besides the holy spirit of god always beong present , the fellowship and brother hood.
Americas keswick is a very special place it's full of love and unity.
Kareem Holley
06:38 20 Aug 19
I’ve been coming to Keswick since 1995 and it never disappoints. I’ve been here as a day guest and for weekend as well as week long conferences and they are all done with excellence. It is truly a slice of heaven on earth. I have always felt at home here and the atmosphere, the staff, and the beautiful grounds are so welcoming. I’m now blessed to be on staff and part of this amazing team that God has brought together.
Karen Rigby
20:59 21 Jul 21
I love the place and all that it has to offer for a weekend retreat cannot wait to go back in November 2019 for the Women 2 Women Retreat. What a wonderful time I has with my Sistah's in Christ and the presence of God was in the midst. What a Mighty God we serve. The whole layout of the place is wonderfully planned to explore.
Laura Anointed M Byrd
12:13 16 Apr 19
Keswick has been a special part of my life since I was a very young child. It's a great place for a quiet getaway, a family vacation, or a church retreat. With a variety of day events and multi-day conferences, there's something for everyone. Keswick has gifted speakers, great musicians, comfortable accommodations, delicious meals, and plenty of activities in a beautiful and peaceful setting. It's definitely a place where God speaks to hearts and transforms lives!
Susan Mahoney
23:08 19 Jul 21
I was fortunate to participate in an event about 5 years ago, when Pastor Ángel Madera was giving and amazing teaching to a congregation that had invited him and he asked me to go with him. As soon as you enter there’s a Peace that you can tangibly feel
Ramon Gonzalez
23:15 25 Nov 18

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Retreat and Conference Center is conveniently located in Central New Jersey near the shore. ~1 hour east of Philadelphia and ~1.5 hours south of New York City.

We’re also an easy drive from the Pocono Mountains, Long Island, Connecticut, northern Delaware, Baltimore, eastern Maryland, and Lancaster, PA.

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Both: Schedule your own retreat or take part in one of ours.

You can bring a group for a retreat with your own programming.

We also offer a variety of programmed Christian events, including concertsovernight events/conferences, and day-long or partial-day events.

Everyone is welcome at our events. Businesses and non-Christian groups can also utilize our retreat facilities. Groups must adhere to all policies and be respectful of our statement of faith and mission statement, and must also allow us to present our Colony of Mercy ministry during their stay.

While waiting for a train, our founder William Raws sat by the America’s Keswick lake and prayed. Something about the lake led his thoughts back to his native England and to his favorite painting location in Cumbria, Northern England, called Keswick. It was there and then that he decided to name the ministry “Keswick Colony of Mercy.” While England’s Keswick and America’s Keswick have no connection today, the name of our ministry was inspired by England’s Keswick.

It is! The heart of our ministry has always been our Addiction Recovery Ministries, and every event we hold here goes to support the men and women in our programs. We offer a 6-12 month residential Addiction Recovery Program for women (Barbara’s Place) and a 4+ month program for men (The Colony of Mercy.) Click HERE to visit our Addiction Recovery website!

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