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National 4-H Youth Conference Center
7100 Connecticut Ave.
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Phone: 800 FOUR H-DC

National 4-H Youth Conference Center welcomes youth and adult groups to a comfortable and modern educational training facility in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Guest Rooms
Located in a quiet, ‘green’ campus-like setting on 12 acres, the Center has 246 sleeping rooms in either bunk-bed style guest rooms or standard “hotel” double style rooms and can accommodate up to 800 overnight guests.

We offer various room options to easily handle 800 guests at one time including:

  • Bunk Bed Rooms (two sets of bunk beds)
  • Traditional Rooms (two double beds)
  • Specially equipped (for people with disabilities)

The National 4-H Youth Conference Center has the space you need for your next event. With 41 meeting rooms, 41,000 square feet of space and an easily accessible campus, we have the flexibility to serve church meetings, seminars and retreats, among other events.
Our Capacity ranges from 15 person meeting rooms to a 525-seat auditorium perfect for lectures and screenings

Dining rooms:
Main dining room - Clover Cafe - serves three meals daily and seats up to 450.
Private dining room available for small groups of up to 65 with meal upgraded from standard buffet.
Large group private banquets are available depending on occupancy.

Other amenities: Our campus features a high-energy recreation room, free internet kiosks, basketball and volleyball courts, comfortable lounges.

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Hallowood Retreat and Conference Center
7300 Banner Rd.,
Dickerson, MD 20842


Gather. Be Inspired.

Hallowood Retreat and Conference Center is nestled on 55 wooded acres in scenic Frederick County, Maryland. This spirit-filled space is the ideal setting for your meeting, retreat, or professional development event.

rom day-long team building sessions, workshops, or seminars to a week-long offsite retreat or conference, Hallowood provides a private, tranquil place to gather, discover, and inspire.

Accommodations: Hallowood features sixteen comfortable sleeping rooms for your overnight meeting or retreat.

  • Full, private bath
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Large windows that can be opened
  • Views of the beautiful Hallowood grounds
  • Handicapped-accessible rooms available

Meeting Spaces: A comfortable – and comforting venue for your next group gathering. Hallowood offers two conference rooms and several other unique meeting spaces that accommodate a variety of groups and programs.

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    Shepherd’s Spring Outdoor Ministry Center
    16869 Taylors Landing Road
    Sharpsburg, MD 21782


    Shepherd's Spring Outdoor Ministry and Retreat Center is a beautiful 220-acre retreat setting of rolling, wooded land along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal and the Potomac River, just three miles from Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg, MD and about 1.5 hours from Washington, DC.

    With Antietam National Battlefield and historic Harper's Ferry nearby, Shepherd's Spring provides the perfect, tranquil setting for you and your guests to escape the noise and congestion of the city, enjoy your event, and explore the history and wildlife all around.

    Blending the comfort of our Lodge and meeting areas with the rustic charm of our cabins, Shepherd's Spring Outdoor Ministry Center ensures your indoor or outdoor event is relaxed, productive, and worry-free.

    Our Facilities include:

    • The Lodge provides hotel-style accommodations for 48 (double occupancy) with a lift to the second floor for those with special needs.
    • The Lodge's Conference Area consists of two large, flexible spaces for large gatherings or presentations, and four smaller breakout rooms/areas for smaller group discussions.
    • The spacious Dining Hall provides a panoramic view of fields, surrounding woods, and often wildife. Our exceptional food service staff provides meals and snacks that include vegetarian options and other meals appropriate to our global community.
    • Shepherd's Springs Poplar Village: The Seasonal Poplar Village is open April through October and appeals to our guests seeking a more rustic, natural setting. Accommodating up to 72 people in our seven cabins

      Loyola University Retreat Center
      13210 Green Ridge Road, NE
      Flintstone, MD 21530

      A Place for Spiritual Renewal
      in the Mountains of Western Maryland.

      Loyola University Retreat Center

      Offering a welcoming space for renewing your mind, body and spirit, the Loyola University Retreat Center allows you to join with others and experience the new; to pause and be alone; to be comforted or challenged; to worship, study, reflect, and enjoy. You are welcome here.

      Located on 20 acres in the Green Ridge Mountains of Maryland, the Loyola University Retreat Center is the perfect combination of getting away and feeling right at home.
      Owned and operated by Loyola University Maryland, our courteous staff is excited to share our little corner of the mountains with you.

      Our campus can accommodate up to 50 people, with a main lodge for the retreatants, and a smaller house for the retreat leaders (available separately on a limited basis).

      We are known for our nutritious and delicious food. Made in-house by our executive kitchen staff, we work with you to create a menu that can suit your group’s needs.

      For more information, call 301-478-2715 or

      Mt. Aetna Camp and Retreat Center
      21905 Mt. Aetna Rd.
      Hagerstown, MD 21742


      The Retreat Center provides the ideal place for church groups, businesses, organizations and families to conduct a myriad of functions such as seminars, "think tanks," conventions, and family reunions.


      • Lodge: Relax in one of our six motel style lodge rooms. .
      • Cabins: Mt. Aetna has twenty cabins. Sixteen cabins house up to nine guests in bunks. Four cabins are handicapped accessible and sleep up to six guests.
      • Oak Lodge: Five guest rooms are comfortably appointed with bed linens and towels, pine floors, and several combinations of full size and twin beds.
      • Maple Lodge: Main Level: four bedrooms, two full baths, a kitchen and living room. Lower Level: Three bedrooms, one full bath, and a sitting area are perfect for a social group.
      • Other options: We offer a few sites to park your RV or you can bring a tent to pitch in Fleagle Park and shower in our bathhouse.


      • Lodge: Fully equipped meeting room large enough to seat 200 people, and the cafeteria.
      • Cedar Hall and Walnut Hall: These buildings offer meeting spaces for smaller groups.
      • Nature Center: Features two meeting rooms, one with glorious stained-glass windows which seats 50, and one that seats 40 and has a small kitchen where some groups may wish to prepare their own meals. You will find this the perfect spot for small to mid-size gatherings.
      • Outdoor Ampitheater: A stage, lights and seating for 175 are ready and waiting for you.

      Allow us to provide you with quality service, convenience and natural beauty as you plan and carry out your next event.

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      Wellspring Conference Center
      11411 Neelsville Church Rd.
      Germantown, Maryland

      The perfect choice for your group's events in the Washington DC area

      A welcoming setting surrounded by natural beauty and tranquility, located close to major metropolitan areas.

      Nestled in a three-acre wooded site just north of Washington, D.C., Wellspring Conference Center offers a lovely main center facility and accommodations that reflect our search for simplicity and sustainability.

      Wellspring can accommodate up to 50 people.

      All of our buildings are sited and constructed to conform to the existing landscape and limit the ecological footprint. With a unique angular, split-level design, they open up to the forest with window expanses connecting inside spaces with the surrounding woods.

      Whether used for a conference, meeting, or retreat, guests find the beautiful green vistas a soothing backdrop for their group's functions, as well as private contemplation and reflection.

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      Samara LLC
      4148 East Diehl Road
      Taneytown, MD


      The Samara Healing Center is a beautiful healing space surrounded by woods and protected farmland located outside of Taneytown, in north central Maryland. Only an hours’ drive from Baltimore and an hour and a half from Washington DC, Samara offers a serene, natural setting to experience an array of of mind/ body healing modalities for individuals, couples and groups.

      Samara is a day retreat location where visitors can learn, heal, relax and simply enjoy nature. We can accommodate groups for day retreats and can host 10 to 12
      Samara is available to host your events. Local food catering options are available.

      Personalized Spiritual Day Retreat:
      For those individuals desiring a more intensive healing experience at Samara, we are excited to offer the opportunity of co-creating a personalized spiritual day retreat. The day retreat is set up with as much or little structure as a person desires. We are encouraging people to take time for themselves on the Samara property to reflect, explore their creativity, and to re-center.

      We believe that “leaving behind” one’s habitual day-to-day activities opens up new possibilities for heightened awareness and growth.

      Healing Services:
      Practitioners at the center provide acupuncture, nutritional counseling, wellness counseling, therapeutic bodywork, meditation and psychotherapy. The Center also offers workshops and classes on meditation, yoga, relaxation and much more.

      Your retreat experience at Samara could include:

        • Healing sessions with Jim or Paul
        • Fasting
        • Periods of silence
        • Meditation and reflection
        • Time in the Pyramid Sanctuary and Dragon Treehouse,
        • Long walks
        • Bike rides
        • Journaling
        • Artwork
        • Music
        • Reconnecting with the Earth in our organic gardens.

        Samara is one of the few places where I feel I can fully exhale and rest every part of myself, physically, emotionally, spiritually, mentally and energetically, a rare of a gem to find these days. .." N.C., Chevy Chase MD

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      Peach Orchard Christian Retreat Center
      15712 Peach Orchard Road
      Silver Spring, MD 20904


      The Peach Orchard Christian Retreat Facility and surrounding grounds, are located on a beautifully wooded lot ...... in a place where life slows down long enough for you to refresh and restore. We offer a variety of lodgings from our historic cottages to our fully modernized Retreat Facility...
      ...we have much to offer and are conveniently located between Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC. Take a stroll, a nap, or read in our relaxing get a away, tucked in the center of a busy suburban area. We are only minutes from 2 centrally located Metro rails. Plan to stay overnight, a week or two! You will love the location to many tourists spots, the scenery, and the hospitality at the The Peach Orchard Christian Retreat Facility.
      Our Amenities and Facilities include:
      • Retreat Guest Rooms - 7 private rooms available for year round rental
      • Meeting Hall - Come for a conference, a business meeting, a teen. conference, or a men's or women's retreat in this 80 person facility.
      • Conference Room - A large conference table with 12+ chairs are provided for your convenience.
      • The Tabernacle has a stage and seats about 400, the perfect place for a musical retreat or concert.
      • Dormitories - Approximately 26 people can be housed on each side in the dorms facility.
      • Dining Hall - The Dining Hall seats approximately 140 guests, and comes with food service upon request.
      • Open Air Pavilion - This area seats approximately 50 additional guests.
      • Open Air Tabernacle - The Tabernacle seats 350 + people, and has a recently remodeled 7 ft. stage.
      • And more - Boys Bunkhouse, Cabin #1, Historic Cottages, Playground and Kitchen.

      As a ministry of the Free Methodist Church, our mission is to be a Retreat Center that glorifies God, by creating a facility for Christian fellowship and having a Christ - like influence on all who gather here.

      A Conference Center serving Maryland, DC and Virginia.

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      Dayspring Retreat Center

      11301 Neelsville Church Road
      Germantown, Maryland 20876
      (301) 916-1131

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      We are pleased to offer a schedule of silent retreats providing opportunities for prayer and solitude in an ambience of natural beauty, order, and tranquility.

      Believing that our world provides too little time and space for listening to God and that prayer is central to the Christian life, we offer these retreats as time set aside for dialogue with God, meditation, and contemplation.

      Our retreats are designed to provide you with a broad range of choices, both in content and time frame, to deepen your spiritual journey. Our leaders are men and women of mature personal faith who are experienced and skillful in guiding others into silence and meditation.
      The setting of woods and fields, the quiet of Merton's Pond, and the warmth of the Lodge and Inn are here to welcome you in your search for silence. The Inn houses 18 retreatants, affording each person a private room, furnished simply with a desk, bed and chair. Dayspring's two hundred acres are available for walks by the streams and through the woods and meadows, while two ponds and a lake await those who are drawn to quiet waters.
      Our Retreat Schedule can be viewed by linking here.

      DeCaussade says, "The duty of a saint is to be fully present to each moment.
      To be light as a feather, simple as a child, fluid as water, as easily moved as a ball by every movement of God's grace."

      A retreat at Dayspring is an opportunity to be light, simple, fluid,
      and to be moved by God's grace.

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      Loyola Retreat House
      Faulkner, Maryland

      Loyola-on-the-Potomac is a Jesuit Retreat House that provides directed, private, and group retreats for men and women. On weekends three-day parish group retreats are scheduled (Friday evening through lunch on Sunday). During the summer, eight-day individually directed retreats are offered; a guided, group retreat is also available. The cost for a weekend retreat is $225 (including three meals per day). The suggested donation for an 8-day retreat is $545; financial assistance is available for those with limited resources.

      Constructed in 1958, Loyola is situated on a bluff over-looking the Potomac River. There are 235 acres of woodlands laced with numerous paths for all to enjoy. With its woods, riverfront beach, and the spectacular sunsets over the Potomac, Loyola has offered thousands of retreatants the opportunity and means of experiencing the joy and serenity of God's presence.


      • The two-story brick building has 68 single rooms, each with a half-bath
      • Showers are at the end of each corridor
      • Recently completed renovations included the addition of an elevator and two fully-accessible bedrooms with full baths
      • The main chapel accommodates up to eighty people
      • Small oratory provides room for approximately
      • Central heating and air conditioning
      • Two dining rooms
      • Large conference room
      • Seven break-out rooms
      • A charming and comfortably furnished lounge with fireplace creates the perfect atmosphere for reading and quiet conversation with fellow retreatants.

      Loyola Retreat House is located 35 miles south of Washington, DC.

      For more information, call (301) 392-0801 or email

      Pearlstone Center
      5425 Mt. Gilead Rd.
      Reisterstown, MD 21136
      Pearlstone Center's idyllic 160-acre site is designed to meet the needs of any organization by offering the optimal setting for conferences and retreats.

      Meetings and Conferences:
      Pearlstone has 16 conference rooms and can accommodate up to 300 people, utilizing over 10,000 square feet of versatile space.

      We can accommodate overnight groups of up to 170 people by offering four distinct types of lodging for overnight stays including:

      • 36 hotel-style rooms
      • 5 Conestoga Log Cabins
      • 1 “Eco-Cabin” featuring sustainable design elements
      • 12 dormitory-style rooms

      Pearlstone's Star-K certified kosher kitchen serves home-style buffets that are prepared fresh and delicious every day! We are able to accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions and food allergies.

      Our professional and responsive staff will ensure that your time spent at Pearlstone is both pleasant and productive.


      • Serene, immersive, natural setting with easy proximity to BWI Airport
      • Three comfortable and beautiful lobbies for relaxation
      • Farm featuring organic growing practices
      • Animal pasture with goats, chickens and ducks
      • Gym with 24-hour access
      • Wireless Internet
      • Free Internet kiosks
      • Pools and lake
      • Butterfly garden
      • Ropes course
      • Zip line
      • Fire pit – perfect for making s’mores!
      • Picnic pavilions

      The Pearlstone Center ignites Jewish passion. Through our farm and experiential education programs, we reconnect people with their food and with the earth, inspiring social and ecological responsibility!

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      Maritime Conference Center

      Our facility is unlike any other conference center you may consider. From onsite computer labs to a 500-seat dining room and comfortable hotel guest accommodations with an indoor pool and fitness center, The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute (CCMIT) has the right mix of professional staff, equipment, and conference space to meet your needs.


      YMCA Camp Tockwogh

      YMCA Camp Tockwogh is a beautiful camp located on the Chesapeake Bay. About 15 minutes from Chestertown, Maryland, Tockwogh is the perfect location for waterfront, athletic, challenge course and outdoor activities. Our staff are handpicked to create a safe, memorable experience in a fun and welcoming environment.


      Am Kolel Sanctuary and Renewal Center

      Beallsville, Maryland

      A place of natural beauty and serenity,
      where you can experience rest, relaxation and renewal.

      Am Kolel Sanctuary and Renewal Center is an ecumenical spiritual retreat center in Western Montgomery County, Maryland, less than an hour's drive from downtown Washington, DC. Stay in one of our comfortable rooms; enjoy the beautiful grounds or contemplative time in our magnificent chapel. No phone (except for emergency use), no television, no swimming pool or workout room! Just you and the bounties of creation.
      Sanctuary sleeps 24-28 in two separate houses. Our charming turn of the century farmhouse sleeps 16-18 and has three and one-half shared baths. Enjoy our large, well-equipped kitchen for group meal preparation and our lovely dining room that seats up to 30. Two cozy living rooms and a sunroom may be used for small group meetings, or perhaps just reading or conversation.

      Our comfortable guest house has four bedrooms with twin beds, two shared bathrooms and a full kitchen and eating nookery all on one level, with a small patio and covered walkway to the side entrance of the chapel.

      Our beautiful chapel, with vaulted ceiling and huge windows overlooking the grounds, is the perfect place for retreats, worship, meetings, workshops, yoga classes, ceremonies and/or celebrations. The Chapel accommodates up to 75 people for services or gatherings. Silence is golden in this space, but there is a piano, and the acoustics are perfect for song.
      A large deck overlooks our 28 acres of gorgeous grounds that boast a host of special spaces in which to delight in nature, including a meditation garden, labyrinth, outdoor chapel, picnic area, screened gazebo and woods.

      Sanctuary also hosts a trans-spiritual paths bookstore and the Am Kolel-Kehila Library, a primarily Judaic library of Jewish philosophy, spirituality, Kabbalah, history and literature. Our community, Am Kolel (which translated means “an inclusive people”) welcomes you to Open Shabbes once a month.

      For more information, contact Deborah Schuman Wohl, Business Manager at

      For decades, individuals and groups have enjoyed the beauty and solace of Sanctuary. We welcome you to our little corner of heaven on earth!

      Town Hill Hotel Bed & Breakfast

      Little Orleans, Maryland

      Town Hill Hotel B&B is located on top of Town Hill Mt. in scenic Western Maryland. Built in the early 1900's as a fruit stand, it became a bustling hotel in 1920. It was the first tourist hotel built in the state of Maryland to accommodate the automobile traveler. It became known as the "Beauty Spot of Maryland.
      What we offer:
      • 20 guest rooms, 8 with private baths. Even after extensive remodeling, the Inn still retains the original furnishings, woodwork and 10 ft. high ceilings.
      • A beautifully renovated 65 seat dining room where our large country breakfast is served daily.
      • Sunroom to relax, chat or read.
      • Dinners are served for groups when prearranged. Ideal for reunions, wedding receptions, business meetings, religious or spiritual retreats etc. Catering can be arranged.
      • A large front porch to read and relax on or watch the more than 20 species of birds that migrate past our overlook.
      • Our 100 ft. scenic overlook is perfect for watching sunrises with a morning cup of coffee or viewing 7 counties and 3 states any time.
      • Cozy family room for games, puzzles or visiting with old or new friends.
      • Complimentary shuttle for those bicycling the C & O Canal or canoeing the Potomac River.

      For more information, call Donna Reusing at 301-478-2794 or

      Additional Retreats, Location, Telephone and Spiritual Orientation

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      Retreat Center City State Phone Spiritual Orientation
      Am Kolel Sanctuary and Renewal Center Beallsville MD 301-349-2799 Ecumenical retreat center
      Annunciation Monastery Catonsville MD 410-747-6140 Episcopal
      Blue Mountain Retreat Center Knoxville MD 301-834-4096 Holistic healing
      Bon Secours Spiritual Center Marriottsville MD 410-442-1320 Catholic/Sisters of Bon Secour
      Camp Maria Retreat Center Leonardtown MD 301-475-8330
      Chesapeake Center Port Deposit MD 410-378-2267
      Claggett Center Adamstown MD 301 874 5147 Episcopal/Christian
      Dayspring Retreat Center Germantown MD 301-428-9348 Interdenominational
      DeSales Centre Childs MD 410-398-3383 Catholic
      Drayton Retreat Center Worton MD - United Methodist Church
      Hadley Farm Oakland MD 888-231-3276
      Hallowood Retreat & Conference Center Dickerson MD 301-874-0400
      Hashawha Environmental Center Westminster MD 410-848-9040
      Historic Kent Manor Inn Stevensville MD 410-643-7716
      Holy Trinity Spiritual Center Baltimore MD 410-486-5171
      Loyola Retreat House Faulkner MD 301-392-0801 Ignatian Catholic
      Maryland House Rehoboth Beach MD 302-228-9549 Non-denominational
      Msgr. O'Dwyer Retreat House Sparks MD 410-666-2400
      Mt. Aetna Camp & Retreat Center Hagerstown MD 301-824-6045
      New Windsor Conference Center New Windsor MD 800-766-1553 Church of the Brethren
      Oblate Retreat House at De Sales Centre Childs MD 410-398-3383
      Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center Bethesda MD 301-365-0612 Catholic Retreat Center
      Peach Orchard Christian Retreat Center Silver Spring MD 301-384-3305

      Pearlstone Conference & Retreat Center Reistertown MD 410-429-4400 Jewish
      Ramblewood Darlington MD 410-457-4228 Open to all groups
      Rising Phoenix Retreat Center Flintstone MD 301-478-2715 Non-denomination
      Sandy Cove Ministries and Conference Center North East MD 800-234-2683
      Shepherd's Spring Sharpsburg MD 301-223-8193
      StoneSong Awareness and Nature Center Flintstone MD 301-478-3368 Non-denominational
      The All Saints Convent/St. Gabriel's Retreat House Catonsville MD 410-747-4104 Roman Catholic
      The Hermitage at St. Anne's Smithsburg MD 301-824-2477 Christian/Episcopal/Benedictine
      The Oaks Waterfront Inn & Events Royal Oak MD 410-745-5053 Host conferences and retreats
      Theravada Buddhist Meditation IMC Westminster MD -
      Wellspring Conference Center Germantown MD 301-515-9120 Ecumenical
      West River UM Center West River MD 410-867-0991 Host groups

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