Family Retreats, Vacations & Reunions in NJ
at America’s Keswick

Are you looking for a place to host your church’s next family retreat? Or perhaps, you’re organizing your next family reunion or simply a Christian family vacation. Located in central NJ near the shore, experience America’s Keswick Christian Conference and Retreat Center! For over 80 years, America’s Keswick has been blessed to serve as the family retreat center and conference venue of choice in the tri-state area (NJ, NY, CT).

From small to large group gatherings, we have options to make your getaway an experience to cherish. America’s Keswick has become a tradition for many, and can be a great new find for you and your group!

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Need some help with planning? Check out our retreat planning blog for ideas and tips! Or, feel free to contact us… we’d be glad to help!

Conveniently located ~1 hour east of Philadelphia and ~1.5 hours south of New York City.

It’s also an easy drive from the Pocono Mountains, Long Island, Connecticut, northern Delaware, Baltimore, Washington D.C., eastern Maryland, and Lancaster, PA.

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Family Vacations in New Jersey

Comfortable Lodging

We offer multiple lodging options, including rooms with private baths. We have ground floor rooms with wheelchair accessibility and wireless internet access if free across the entire campus. We also have campsites available.

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Family Retreat Activity Options

Fun On-Site Activities

We offer a full range of activities including Indoor Pool, Sports Courts, Outdoor Water Activities, Outdoor Sports, Hot tub, Sauna, Fitness Room, Playground, Hiking Trails & much, much more! Plus, we’re only 30 minutes from the shore!

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Family Vacation Meal Options

Delicious Food Options

Enjoy our delicious buffets, family-style meals, and attentive service. Your group will have tables already assigned to them, no need to search for a place to sit at each meal. Please don’t hesitate to make us aware of any special dietary needs!

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Meeting & Conference Space

Meeting Space for Church Family Retreats

Set the stage for ministry! A conference room is included with every retreat for the duration of your stay. We have audio-visual equipment available to rent and will layout the room to your needs. Additional meeting space is also available to rent.

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Christian Family Retreat and Reunion Packages

Retreat Pricing & Policies

Our retreat rates vary depending on the needs of your group. We have options for every budget with special rates for larger groups and during different seasons with savings of up to 50%.

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Retreat Planners

Personalized Service

Our guest services team will help you with planning your retreat, including booking, planning meals, assigning rooms, reserving activities, meeting room layout, & more. Our goal is to make your event a success!

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Learn More About Your Retreat Options

Our retreat specialists have planned hundreds of events and are here to help you make your group retreat the best experience possible from start to finish. Request a Retreat Information Packet to learn more about our retreat options or submit an inquiry and get started with planning your group retreat today.

Schedule a Tour of Our Campus

If you think America’s Keswick may be the retreat center for your next event, we’re happy to provide you with a tour of our campus and facilities. Schedule a tour to learn more.

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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 more
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!read more
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 more
LaDonna Hankinson
13:32 10 Mar 23
Loved it! Beautiful campus! I really had a good time at the dinner and a concert. Awesome experience all around. Will definitely be returning and will be bringing friends and family.
Edwin Rivera
23:00 07 Mar 23
Peaceful place to relax, and good for retreat
Zoraya Quevedo
22:36 05 Mar 23
Great Christian retreat center
E T Rahn
22:45 11 Dec 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 more
Charles Lewis
19:07 05 Oct 22


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Our retreat specialists have planned hundreds of events and are here to help you make your group retreat the best experience possible from start to finish. Request a Retreat Information Packet to learn more about our retreat options or submit an inquiry and get started with planning your group retreat today.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

In addition to family retreats, we also offer:

The group leader first chooses the dates and room types. An agreement is then issued. In the weeks before the retreat, a guest services representative will get in contact with the group leader to obtain important information about meeting space set-up and rooming lists. The leftover retreat balance is due upon check-in.

Yes, you can schedule a tour here. If you’re visiting our facilities from out of town, we’re happy to offer you a complimentary B&B stay when you tour our Whiting, NJ campus! The overnight stay includes the tour, accommodations, and a full American breakfast.

We take reservations up to a year in advance and recommend booking your retreat as soon as possible. The Fall and Summer seasons get booked up quickly.

Yes, we typically require a deposit that is 20% of the total agreement.

Our conference and meeting rooms vary in size, accommodating anywhere from 10 to 1,200 people.

Yes, you can enjoy free Wi-Fi internet access across the entire facility.

Our meals are usually served buffet style. We typically make our menus available the Thursday before each upcoming week. We can also provide snack breaks and coffee service delivered to your meeting room. Learn more.

We will hold rooms for four weeks, allowing group leaders the time to receive and return the group contract and deposit. All contracts and deposits that are not returned within that four week period will be considered canceled, null, and void. After a signed contract is returned with a deposit, it is considered binding.


America’s Keswick will not hold space for a group without having both a signed contract and deposit. Your contract is finalized six months prior to your event. After that point, you will be held to the financial agreement stated in your contract.

A guest group is able to cancel or change their contract at any point up to six months before the contracted event. However, in doing so, the group agrees to forfeit their deposit.


Canceling or reducing a contract after the six-month frame is possible ONLY IF AMERICA’S KESWICK IS ABLE TO ARRANGE A REPLACEMENT GROUP GENERATING COMPARABLE INCOME. If a replacement group is booked, then any deposits will be forfeited, and no other charges will be incurred. If no replacement group is arranged, the group is obligated to pay 90% of the contracted amount

Most likely, there will be other groups at America’s Keswick unless you have exclusive status. Per our “Exclusive Status Policy:” Exclusive status is defined as a group with a minimum number of 180 persons. Having exclusive status grants your group the privilege of having sole access to all of America’s Keswick’s normal guest group facilities. Menu options and pool hours are flexible and additional meeting room fees are waived. Rental fees for audio/visual equipment still apply.

Yes, businesses and non-Christian groups are able to utilize our facilities. These groups must adhere to all policies and be respectful of both our mission statement and statement of faith. They must also allow America’s Keswick to present the Colony of Mercy ministry during their stay.

Retreats are open year-round!

No, we only allow service dogs on our campus (emotional support dogs are not classified as service animals).

We do! We offer a variety of programmed Christian events, including concerts, overnight/day-long conferences, and even road trips.