Scout Weekends

Building Belonging

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

Welcoming Scouts of ALL Types and Sizes

For over 50 years we’ve hosted retreats designed with you in mind. Whether you goal is to strengthen community, celebrate the end of a year, engage in outdoor adventure, or strengthen team bonds with team-building activities­ – Fairview Lake YMCA Camps is the place for your small (10 people) or large group (486 people). We can accommodate a single day or a multi-day experience.

YMCA Retreat Center in Northern New Jersey with cabins


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 spring fed lake overlooking several ridges creating natural breathtaking lake views all day. 

Our Campus and Facilities For Your Conference or Retreat 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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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.

Programs Hosted by Camp

If your group of girls is looking for a unique winter experience, we have two weekends of programs that will bring them together with other scouts from all across NJ for badge work, SWAPS and fun! 


Build Your Own Weekend

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.

YMCA Retreat Center with team building, boating, group games, hiking and outdoor activities.

“Fairview Lake is the perfect place to get away for a teaching or worship retreat.”

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