Youth Retreats in NJ
at America’s Keswick

Are you looking for a place to host your next Christian youth group retreat in New Jersey? Experience America’s Keswick Christian Conference and Retreat Center in central NJ (near the shore)! For over 80 years, America’s Keswick has been blessed to serve as the conference and retreat venue of choice in the tri-state area (NJ, NY, CT).

From small to large group gatherings, we have options to make your youth retreat an experience to remember. Retreating to 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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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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Christian Youth Retreat Activity Options

Fun On-Site Activities

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

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Exclusive Meeting Space

Set the stage for youth 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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Delicious Food Options

Enjoy our delicious buffets, family-style meals, and attentive service. Your youth 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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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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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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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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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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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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

In addition to youth retreats, we also offer the following:

The group leader will first choose the dates and room types, after which an agreement will be issued. A deposit due date is given. On that date, the deposit must be paid, and the signed agreement returned. In the weeks before the retreat, a guest services representative will get in touch with the group leader to collect pertinent information in regard to meeting space set up and rooming lists. The remaining balance of the retreat will be due at check-in.

You can schedule a tour here. If you’re coming to tour our campus from out of town, we’re happy to offer you a complimentary B&B stay when you come to tour our Whiting, NJ campus! Your overnight stay will include the tour, accommodations, and a full American breakfast.

We recommend booking your retreat as soon as you’re able. We take reservations up to a year in advance. The Summer and Fall seasons fill up quickly.

We typically require a deposit that is 20% of the total agreement.

We have conference and meeting rooms that rang in size, accommodating anywhere from 10 to 1,200 people.

Yes, you can access free Wi-Fi internet across our entire campus.

Yes, we do. Find more details here.

Find a list of things to do in the surrounding area here.

Our meals are usually served buffet style. Menus are typically available on the Thursday prior to each upcoming week. Also, we can bring snack breaks and coffee service to your meeting room. Learn more.

We hold rooms for four weeks, giving time for the group leader to receive and return the group contract and deposit to us. Any contracts and deposits not returned within those four weeks are considered canceled, null, and void. Once a signed contract is returned with a deposit, it is considered binding.


America’s Keswick will not hold a group’s space without both a signed contract and a deposit. Six months before your event, your contract is finalized. You will then be held to the financial agreement stated in your contract.

Six months before the contracted event, a guest group may cancel or change their contract. However, in doing so, the group agrees to forfeit their deposit.


Cancellation or reduction of a contract after the six-month period is only possible IF AMERICA’S KESWICK CAN ARRANGE A REPLACEMENT GROUP GENERATING COMPARABLE INCOME. If a replacement group is found, 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.

There will most likely be other groups on campus unless you have exclusive status. Our “Exclusive Status Policy” is: Exclusive status is defined as any group with a minimum number of 180 persons. Exclusive status grants that group the privilege of having sole access to all of America’s Keswick’s normal guest group facilities. Additional meeting room fees are waived; menu options and pool hours are flexible. Rental fees for audio/visual equipment still apply.

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

Yes! You can book a retreat for any time of the year.

No, only service dogs are allowed (emotional support dogs are not considered service animals).

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