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Retreats For Religious Groups

Fueling Your Faith Based Retreat.

Located in beautiful Northern New Jersey alongside the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

Welcoming Groups For Religious Retreats of ALL Types and Sizes


After months of remote work, school, and even remote worship services, some screen-free time and quality face-to-face interaction have become even more valuable. Grow in faith and build connections with your community in a safe, outdoor setting at Fairview Lake YMCA Camps. If you’re looking for a unique location to hold your next religious retreat, we can accommodate single or multi-day experiences for groups large and small. 

Our staff provide programming that is tailored to your needs and interests. At camp, we offer a wide variety of recreational and educational activities, from hiking, to ax throwing, to environmental classes. We offer flexible scheduling so you can conduct your own activities as well.

Spend a day at camp or a whole weekend! Within our 660 acre campus, we have private cabins with heat for colder months, a large dining hall with room for seating indoors and outdoors, and spacious conference areas. We adhere to social distancing guidelines, and screen all visitors and staff at camp for COVID-related symptoms upon arrival and daily, and we ask all staying at camp to self-screen as well.

For more information about camp and to learn how we can provide a memorable experience for your group, please contact Fairview Lake YMCA Camps at 973-383-9282 or email fairviewlake@metroymcas.org.

Retreat Center Location

We are located on 660 acres in beautiful Northern New Jersey alongside the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in a sleepy town of Stillwater Township. Our camp sits on a mile-long lake overlooking several ridges creating natural breathtaking lake views all day. Religious groups have found the worship experience particularly moving when watching the sun rise or set over the lake.

Our Campus and Facilities For Your Conference or Retreat Day or Weekend

The Y’s venue inspires creativity and interaction. Our versatile facilities offer a variety of spaces that fit groups of all different sizes and types. Flexible meeting spaces can accommodate a vast range of groups and events, and are designed to foster interconnectedness between individuals. From large lectures to small breakout sessions, our comfortable facilities and natural surroundings provide the ideal retreat venue. 

  • 660 Acres of outdoor space to explore and enjoy
  • Meeting Space Ranging in Size
  • Outdoor Pavilions
  • Fire Circles
  • Amphitheaters
  • Lakefront Chapel
  • Free WiFi
  • Mile-long lake
  • Multiple Large Grass Fields

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Religious Retreat Brochure

Rooms and Accommodations

For a variety of overnight lodging experiences, the Y features accommodations in a variety of styles to accommodate a range of preferences and budgets. Our duplex-style cabins are charming and can accommodate co-ed groups easily. The cabins are equipped with heat, lights, outlets, bathrooms, showers, and toilets. Smoke detectors and fire extinguishers are standard in the cabins. Please bring your own linens.

Dining and Food

Our standard buffet-style service accommodates a wide range of tastes and preferences. Vegan, Vegetarian, Pork-Free and other dietary needs are easily accommodated, and we can coordinate Kosher and Haalal meals. Dining can be enjoyed on our dining hall's porch, or inside the dining hall following the latest social distancing guidelines. 

On-Site Activities

The Y offers adventure and team building activities that are fun for all ages and all levels. Each group has the ability to create a custom experience that’s tailored to your needs.

“A group I belong to has enjoyed spiritual weekends at the camp for over 30 years. This year will be my 21st in a row! Can't wait to see friends that I see only once a year but a lifetime of memories. The camp staff is among the best of the best, always making everyone feel welcome & that they belong. It's a magical place in Stillwater NJ.” -Steve G.

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