New Jersey is nicknamed the “Garden State” and with good reason. The state is overflowing with natural beauty from the sparkling shores of the Atlantic to the mountains of the northern Skyland region. New Jersey’s varied regions give it a great diversity in landscape and make it a great place for finding an impressive variety of outdoor recreation.
There is plenty of snow in the mountainous region of New Jersey making it a prime location for skiing and snowboarding. In the warmer months, the mountains offer scenic hiking trails and waterways to explore via canoe or kayak. Along the coast of the southern shore there are numerous water activities to enjoy such as parasailing, sport fishing and whale watching. New Jersey also hosts a large number of parks and recreation areas for camping, hiking and climbing.
Some places of interest for Christian groups include:
Beautiful Churches– St.Nicholas of Tolentine and St. Michael’s
These historic churches are located in Atlantic City and offer tours and special services.
The Park Performing Arts Center in Camden, New Jersey hosts the nation’s longest running passion play every Spring during Lent.
The Great Auditorium at Ocean Grove
The Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association is home to this beautiful and historic entertainment venue. The facility hosts Christian concerts, shows and music festivals.
New Jersey is full of natural beauty and unique experiences and makes a perfect place for youth camps and adult retreats. Whether a group is looking for winter fun in the snow, a hike on a forest trail or a sunny beach adventure, New Jersey is sure to provide something fun or everyone.
The best camps and retreat venues in New Jersey are:
822 County Road 519
Johnsonburg NJ 07825
Camp Johnsonburg is a beloved NJ summer camp now in our 63rd year. Located only 10 min from the I-80 Hackettstown exit, our summer camp program is defined by empathetic and well-trained counselors, tons of activities, & a small group model that allows kids to easily connect with each other & make new friends.
Unlike the corporate summer camps in the area, we are a local small business with local ties and community impact. Johnsonburg is a Christian summer camp in the Presbyterian tradition, and we welcome all.
601 Route 530, Whiting, New Jersey 08759-3501
26 Camp Edge Rd, PO Box 325, Alloway, New Jersey 08001
445 Mechlin Corner Road, Pittstown, New Jersey 08867
Delanco Camp Meeting Association
191 Powell Place Road, Tabernacle, New Jersey 08088
Fellowship Deaconry Ministries
3575 Valley Road, Liberty Corner, New Jersey 07938
377 Ehrke Road, Hammonton, New Jersey 08037
Harvey Cedars Bible Conference
12 Cedars Ave, Harvey Cedars, New Jersey 08008
Liebenzell USA Retreat Ministries
13 Heath Lane, PO Box 66, Schooley’s Mountain, New Jersey 07870
Shiloh Bible Camp and Retreat Center
753 Burnt Meadow Rd., Hewitt, New Jersey 07421
Solid Rock Day Camp
37 Stephens Road, West Milford, New Jersey 07480
Star Lake Camp and Conference Center
268 Macopin Road, Bloomingdale, New Jersey 07403
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