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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Went here for my churches men’s retreat. We had a really great time, very nice looking place, rooms were renovated and very clean, and the food was great. I wish I could come here every week!
Alexander Bryazgin
19:05 02 Oct 23
Had an amazing experience here for two nights!Stayed in the newly renovated rooms - very nice and clean.Amazing and helpful staff, maintenance, chaplains, etc.Everyone is very warm and friendly.Student summer staff were joyful and respectful.They really take care of pastors and all of their guests.Such an atmosphere of hope, healing and restoration! Highly recommend for personal and group retreats.
Doug Anderson
11:39 29 Aug 23
Beautiful retreat center. You can feel the presence of God in the beauty of His natural creation in this place! Great pool and jacuzzi area as well as basketball / volleyball court!
Vince Dizol
04:56 26 Jun 23
Beautiful location and nice facilities. Price and value is terrific for a group retreat. Just booked a quilt retreat here for next spring and can't wait to go. A lovely hidden secret in Ocean county.
J deFelice
00:38 05 Jun 23
I have been to Keswick many times for the monthly hymn sings, and some retreats. Lots of good Christian music and Bible teaching for those who attend, as well as good meals to share around the table. The testimonies from members of the Colony and Barbara's place attest to the power of Christ to change lives. Always a rewarding experience!
Karen Occhiogrosso
13:28 25 Apr 23
This place is a beautiful place to have a retreat. You can join one of Keswicks planned events or use the facilities for you own group. 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.If you're not there for a retreat, and just need a bed and breakfast that is an option as well.
LaDonna Hankinson
13:32 10 Mar 23
Peaceful place to relax, and good for retreat
Zoraya Quevedo
22:36 05 Mar 23
We went to an event for Gold Star Mothers. These are parents of an active duty soldier who was killed. Keswick was a fantastic place to have this event. It was clean food was great people were fantastic.
Charlie Amiano
21:35 20 Jan 23
Very nice place for a church retreat. Kind employees, nice rooms and area
soyun chong
22:40 30 Dec 22
Great Christian retreat center
E T Rahn
22:45 11 Dec 22

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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