United Camps, Conferences & Retreats is our January  blogger.

Restorative Practices in Nature by Rev. Tina Heck:
In 2015, Stanford University conducted a study (published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science) which showed getting out into nature reduces risk for depression and anxiety while increasing cognitive function and memory. In Japan, for example, forest bathing called Shinrin-yoku, is becoming a more integral part of preventative health care and healing in Japanese medicine.

Our many camp, conferences and retreat sites located in natural settings provide excellent environments for these practices. Read more>

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Retreat Facilities for Rent to individuals and groups:


Trout Lake Retreats and Conference Center, PA
Trout Lake Retreats and Conference Center is located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania. Our private facility is available to accommodate groups from 30 to 275 people. Read more >

Garrison Institute, NY 
The Garrison Institute explores the intersection of contemplation and engaged action in the world, helping build a more compassionate, resilient future.
Situated on a bluff overlooking the Hudson in the midst of the dramatic Hudson Highlands, one hour north of New York City by train, our grounds offer trails, ponds, meadows, scenic overlooks, and, of course, the majestic river. Read more>

Bon Secours, MD
Whether you’re exploring Maryland conference and meeting venues for your next business outing or you’re searching for the perfect spot to enjoy a personal or spiritual retreat, no place compares to the Retreat and Conference Center at Bon Secours, a ministry of the Sisters of Bon Secours. Read more>

Kavanaugh Conference & Retreat Center, KY
Approximately 37 acres of our beautiful facility is designated forest land where you will find walking trails and benches along these trails for rest, reflection, prayer or simply taking in the sights and sounds of the woods. Read more >

Providence Spirituality Centre , Ontario
The mission of Highlands is to provide gracious hospitality & quality Christian programs in a majestic mountain setting & to nurture spiritual renewal & transformation in a safe & inclusive environment. Read more >

Aldersgate Camp and Retreat Center,KY
Located about an hour southeast of Lexington, Kentucky, nestled in the foothills of Appalachia, Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center offers field trips, day retreats, and overnight options for individuals and groups year-round and summer camp programming during June and July. Read more >

Camp Loucon, KY
The mission of Highlands is to provide gracious hospitality & quality Christian programs in a majestic mountain setting & to nurture spiritual renewal & transformation in a safe & inclusive environment. Read more >

Servant Song Ministries Retreat House & Spirituality Center, PA
Come experience the warm and inviting homelike atmosphere of this unique Christian retreat center, nestled in the quaint southwestern Pennsylvania town of Waynesburg. Whether attending special day/evening programs in our meeting spaces, days of reflection, or overnight retreats, guests will find comfortable, quiet spaces for prayer, reflection, and meditation. Read more >

Siena Retreat Center, WI 
Siena Retreat Center is an ideal setting for staff planning and retreats, workshops, or other reflective gatherings for a few hours, a day, overnight, or longer. Read more>

Mount Baker, WA
We specialize in having groups, weddings, reunions and retreats utilize our cabins, cottages and chalets in the villages of Glacier and Maple Falls, Washington, at the magnificent gateway to the Mount Baker Recreation Area! Read more>

Colombiere Conference Center, MI
One of the best-kept secrets in Southeastern Michigan. Secluded, yet only a short drive from Flint, Detroit or Lansing off I-75, conference attendees surround themselves with acres of towering pines, oaks and walking trails. Gardens and pathways are open invitations for quiet walks. Read more>

Bailey Farms, NY
Bailey Farms, a rustic retreat and conference center, set on 20 secluded acres in Ossining, NY. Bailey Farms has been providing local nonprofits and other community-focused groups with a private, affordable and relaxing sanctuary right in the heart of Westchester County just 45 minutes from New York City. Read more>

Bend of Ivy Lodge, NC
Bend of Ivy Lodge is located on 63 acres of private gorgeous mountain land cradled by the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. It is a place for renewal, created to support those coming together to learn, create, grow, renew the spirit, and to produce new possibilities. Read more>

Friendly Crossways, MA
Situated in central Massachusetts apple country. Our smoke-free hostel and conference center has been a special place for retreats, seminars, conferences, and workshops since 1946. Friendly Crossways is conveniently located near the intersection of Rte. 2 and Rte. 495 in the town of Harvard, only 30 miles northwest of Boston. Read more>


Retreat Properties for Sale:

Camp Mimanagish, MT
Camp Mimanagish, the ‘Place of Singing Water’ includes 9 cabins, a dining hall and retreat center, chapel, lodge, tool shed and a bathhouse. The structures are either log or wood frame and built between 1937 and 1977. It is a three season camp 40 miles South of Big Timber Montana in the most beautiful valley in Montana, the Boulder Valley.   Read more>

Beach Front Retreat in the Bahamas
We can welcome over 100 persons in dormitories and private rooms. We have a team of wellness masters and offer several retreats packages. Read more>

Potts Landing Retreat, VA


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