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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Testimonials

All I know is the next step is heaven! We love America's Keswick's events...true, Christian experience & very gifted singers & musicians.
Ellen Morris
22:55 10 Nov 22
A great place for a church retreat! The property is beautiful and makes for a great place to escape the city. A lot of opportunities for indoor and outdoor activities depending on what you are feeling.
Andrew Burkart
01:45 01 Nov 22
A wonderful place for a relaxing time away from the hustle of daily life. A retreat to reflect and focus on God. Would recommend it to anyone. I had a wonderful retreat there with my Christian family of the Early Morning Prayer Family.
Charles Lewis
19:07 05 Oct 22
This is the best retreat place that I have ever been looking for. It is very clean everywhere in the center. It is very quiet and peaceful place for you to sit down to think about how great is our Lord. Also it is a fun place to play with family and friends with different kinds of sports. I highly recommend this place for any Christian church retreat or just family camp. 👍👌🙏😇
Xiaodong Chen
12:55 16 Aug 22
I came 2 retreat 4 a tail-end mtg I was so impressed I gave my down-pymt 4 next yrs Men's Retreat.
Brandon Ware
13:15 19 Jul 22
This is a special retreat for me. They have signs posted that sums up my experience, " Where G-d speaks to the heart and transforms lives".
steven golden
21:52 28 May 22
This place is a beautiful place to have a retreat. The grounds are beautiful and a great place to find some peace and tranquility.The staff are amazing, and really make a person feel at home. The grace of God is evident throughout the ministry.My favorite part is the music/worship time. Drawing me to connect with God personally.The meals are prepared with love and very accommodating to special needs.
LaDonna Hankinson
18:38 15 May 22
Such an amazing and spiritual place. I was a speaker at a Christian youth conference and just so grateful to have been invited to such an amazing place.
Richard Cassidy
20:16 01 Apr 22
Best experience in a conference center and retreat.
Danilo Perez
00:06 13 Mar 22
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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!

Thank you so much for your support!! We have many different ways that you can give, whether it be monthly or a one-time gift. Click the “support” icon at the top of the page to get started, or click HERE!