Top Summer Events at America’s Keswick

Posted on June 9, 2023 by Elizabeth Welte in Retreat Planning

A sand castle built on the beach in Manchester Township, New Jersey, right next to America's Keswick.

Looking for fun things to do with the whole family? Come to America’s Keswick where we’ve got it all! From our large beach-front lake, an indoor competition-sized swimming pool, full gymnasium, tennis courts, and more! We are located in Manchester Township in Ocean County, New Jersey! We offer events from January through December ranging from various holiday weekend conferences to events geared specifically for men, women, and/or families.

Our campus features multiple meeting rooms, numerous lodging facilities, spacious Activity Center, beautiful walking trails and paths, and a separate men’s and women’s addiction recovery buildings. The addiction recovery residents help by serving during these events whether it be assisting in lodging needs, serving/cooking meals, aiding in campus maintenance and repairs, etc. 

Summer Series Events

This summer, and in the months to come, we have multiple events happening that you can be a part of: Memorial Day Weekend Conference, any of our five Summer Family Weeks, Labor Day Weekend Conference, two Young at Heart Conferences, and our Spring and Summer Dinner Concerts! We have so much planned for every member of the family, no one will feel left out! 

We are currently kicking-off our 100th summer conference season starting Memorial Day Weekend from Friday, May 26th through Monday, May 29th. Weather permitting, we will host Missionaries with JAARS (Jungle Aviation and Radio Services). They will be here to raise awareness of, and support for, Bible translation around the world. JAARS provides construction, technology, and transportation services for Wycliffe Bible Translators. They will also be conducting helicopter rides for all Keswick residents and the public! During that weekend, we will be honoring the men and women of our armed forces who are currently serving or have served in our country’s military. Saturday, May 27th we are holding our Patriotic Choir Concert, performing with a choir that is made up of roughly 100 singers! This event is FREE of charge! Our five Summer Family Weeks are what’s “buzzing” around campus! There’s always something planned for the entire family throughout the day book-ended by sessions with our Guest Speakers in the mornings and evenings. Before and after our Family Weeks, we have two Young at Heart Conferences, in June and August, that are tailored towards the older generations while including fun games and sessions during the week! 

Featured Events

Events we are currently featuring are our Spring Dinner Concert, Summer Dinner Concert, and Anniversary Banquet and Luncheon! The Spring Dinner Concert will feature Joseph Habedank, a two-time GRAMMY® nominated, Dove Award-winning Southern Gospel Artist of the Year (2020) and has been named Gospel Music’s Favorite Soloist for four consecutive years (2017-2020). Our Summer Dinner Concert will be staring Kathy Troccoli, is a very well-known Christian and mainstream artist, songwriter, speaker, author, and host. She has numerous recordings, #1 radio hits, 2 Grammy nominations, 19 Dove Award nominations, and 2 Dove awards. Our Keswick Anniversary Banquet and Luncheon celebrates the 126th Anniversary of our Addiction Recovery Ministries! Both concerts will be by five piano artists: Bill Welte – Keswick’s CEO/President, Michael Faircloth, Jeff Duffield, Carolyn Hibbard, and Dick Tunney.

Monthly Events

We also offer monthly events that take place right here on our campus: Community Hymn Sings, Men’s Fellowship Night, Girl Talk, and Beyond Youth Night. Our Community Hymn Sings are the first Thursday of the month and cost $12 per person – lunch is included. Themes vary month-to-month, but are rarely low in attendance. Men’s Fellowship Night is a men-only event and cost $14 per person – dinner included. Enjoy free range of the gymnasium and indoor pool and spend a night with the guys! Girl Talk is our women-only event that happens every second Wednesday of the month from September through April; cost is $14 per person – lunch included. We have vendors for shopping prior to the event and encourage promoting local and family crafters! Beyond Youth Night is for our teens! Come for a night of amazing worship and fellowship from local church youth groups! It’s only $10 per youth group regardless of its size!


So, whether you’re looking for time away for yourself to recharge and refill from the stress of life, or for a fun getaway with the family, there’s always something here at America’s Keswick that can check all the boxes. For more detailed information and pricing, visit each of these events on our website at Or call to speak with one of our Guest Services Representatives at 800-453-7942.


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