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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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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