RETREAT TYPES

Bongiorno Conference Center (BCC) hosts a variety of different types of camps and retreats throughout the year. We encourage you to look through this page to see whether BCC could be the perfect place to host your next event! Explore options for family reunions, family retreats, overnight retreats, group activities, and special events at our Christian retreat center in Pennsylvania.

Marriage & Christian Couples Retreats

Bongiorno Conference Center is an idyllic destination for Marriage & Christian Couples Retreats in Pennsylvania. Our center is committed to providing an environment where couples can enhance their connection with each other. Offering a range of amenities in a serene atmosphere, BCC is an ideal choice for couples looking for a romantic retreat.

Why BCC is Ideal for Your Couples Retreat:

  • Faithful and Romantic Setting: Our retreat center offers a sacred space for couples to explore their faith together and strengthen their bond in a tranquil environment

  • Diverse Facilities: From leisurely activities like swimming in our Olympic-sized pool to enjoying friendly matches on our tennis courts, couples have numerous options for relaxation and fun.
  • Comfortable and Private Accommodations: We provide cozy and intimate lodging options, ensuring couples have a peaceful and comfortable stay.
  • Nourishing Meals: Our dining services offer delicious and healthy meals, perfect for couples to enjoy together.
  • Serene Natural Surroundings: Set in the beautiful landscape of Central Pennsylvania, our center provides a serene backdrop for couples to unwind, reflect, and connect with nature.
  • Customizable Experiences: Whether it’s for a weekend or an extended stay, we specialize in customizing experiences to meet the unique needs of couples, enhancing their retreat experience.

At BCC, we are dedicated to creating a space for Christian couples to foster their relationships, share experiences, and grow in their faith together.

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Christian Family Retreats

Bongiorno Conference Center is a wonderful choice for hosting Family Retreats in Pennsylvania. Our center is committed to providing a welcoming and nurturing environment where families can come together to strengthen their bonds, deepen their faith, and create lasting memories. With a range of family-friendly facilities and activities, BCC is the ideal setting for a retreat that caters to all ages.

Why Choose BCC for Your Family Retreat:

  • Family-Focused Environment: Our retreat center provides a safe space for families to participate in faith-based activities and enjoy quality time together.
  • Variety of Recreational Facilities: From our Olympic-sized swimming pool and water slide to our game room and disc golf course, there are plenty of activities to keep family members of all ages entertained.
  • Comfortable Accommodations: We provide a range of lodging options that cater to families, ensuring a comfortable and restful stay for everyone.
  • Delicious Meals: Our dining services offer a variety of nutritious and kid-friendly meal options to satisfy the whole family.
  • Beautiful Natural Setting: Located in Central Pennsylvania, our center is surrounded by natural beauty, offering a serene backdrop for families to explore and enjoy.
  • Tailored Experiences: Whether you’re planning a weekend escape or a more extended retreat, we focus on crafting experiences that resonate with families, ensuring a fulfilling and enjoyable time.

At BCC, we are dedicated to creating a space for Christian couples to foster their relationships, share experiences, and grow in their faith together.

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Biblical Studies Retreats

Bongiorno Conference Center is renowned for its immersive Biblical Studies Retreats in Pennsylvania, aimed at deepening participants’ understanding of scripture and fostering growth in faith. The center offers a conducive learning environment with various facilities designed for study and reflection, making it an ideal place for groups and individuals focused on exploring the Bible and enriching their faith journey.

Why Choose BCC for Your Biblical Studies Retreat:

  • Focused Biblical Learning: We provide an ideal setting for in-depth Bible study, discussion, and reflection, encouraging a deeper understanding of scripture.
  • Conducive Learning Environments: Our center features multiple meeting rooms and quiet spaces suitable for lectures, group discussions, and personal study.
  • Comfortable Accommodations: We provide a range of lodging options to ensure a peaceful stay, allowing participants to concentrate on their educational journey and personal development.
  • Nourishing Meals: Our dining services offer wholesome meals to support sustained learning and engagement throughout the retreat.
  • Serene and Inspirational Setting: The natural beauty surrounding our center offers a peaceful backdrop for contemplation and inspiration drawn from the tranquility of nature.
  • Customizable Retreat Experiences: Whether it’s a weekend seminar or a longer study retreat, we are adept at creating experiences tailored to the specific needs and interests of Biblical study groups.

At BCC, we believe in the transformative power of scripture and the importance of lifelong learning in faith. Our Biblical Studies Retreats are crafted to offer a mix of structured learning, group interaction, and personal reflection, enhancing participants’ journey and deepening their scriptural understanding.

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Christian Youth Retreats

Bongiorno Conference Center is an exceptional venue for Youth Christian Retreats in Pennsylvania. Our center is dedicated to providing a vibrant and engaging atmosphere where young people can explore their faith, connect with peers, and enjoy a variety of fun and meaningful activities. BCC is the perfect place for youth groups seeking an inspiring and memorable retreat experience.

Why BCC is a Great Choice for Youth Retreats:

  • Youth-Oriented Engagement: We aim to engage young people in their journey of faith, encouraging their personal growth.

  • Dynamic Facilities: Our center features a range of facilities such as an Olympic-sized swimming pool, water slide, game room, and disc golf course, providing plenty of options for recreation and team-building.
  • Comfortable Accommodations: We ensure a safe and comfortable stay for youth groups, with lodging options that cater to the needs of young people.
  • Nutritious and Tasty Meals: Our dining services provide healthy and appealing meal choices, perfect for keeping young people energized and satisfied.
  • Natural Beauty and Adventure: Set in the heart of Central Pennsylvania, our center offers a beautiful natural setting for exploration, reflection, and adventure.
  • Customizable Retreat Experiences: Whether it’s a weekend retreat or a longer event, we specialize in tailoring experiences to meet the unique interests and needs of youth groups.

At BCC,

We are passionate about fostering the personal development of young people. Our retreats are designed to create a safe, fun, and enriching environment for youth to deepen their faith, build friendships, and create lasting memories.

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Outdoor Adventure Retreats

Bongiorno Conference Center is a prime location for Outdoor Adventure Retreats in Pennsylvania. Our center is focused on providing an exhilarating outdoor experience for those seeking adventure and a connection with nature. With a variety of outdoor facilities and activities, BCC is the ideal setting for a retreat that combines the thrill of adventure with the tranquility of nature.

Why BCC is Your Go-To Destination for Outdoor Adventure Retreats:

  • Adventure-Focused Activities: We offer a range of outdoor activities including disc golf, wagon rides, and access to our Olympic-sized swimming pool and water slide, perfect for adventure enthusiasts.
  • Natural Setting for Exploration: Set in the heart of Central Pennsylvania, our center provides a beautiful backdrop for hiking, exploration, and enjoying the great outdoors.
  • Comfortable Accommodations: After a day full of adventure, relax in our comfortable lodging options that cater to groups of all sizes.
  • Nutritious Dining Options: Our dining services offer hearty and healthy meals to fuel your outdoor adventures.
  • Customizable Retreat Experiences: Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or a longer excursion, we specialize in tailoring retreats to suit the specific interests and needs of your group.

At BCC, we believe in nature and adventure’s power to promote personal growth and team-building. Our Outdoor Adventure Retreats offer a mix of thrilling activities and serene moments for reflection and connection.

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Christian Leadership Retreats

Bongiorno Conference Center is a premier destination for Christian Leadership Retreats in Pennsylvania.

Our center is dedicated to providing an environment that encourages leadership development and community building among Christian leaders. With a variety of facilities and resources, BCC is the ideal venue for leaders seeking to enhance their skills, deepen their faith, and connect with fellow leaders.

Why BCC is an Excellent Choice for Christian Leadership Retreats:

  • Leadership-Focused Initiatives: We provide specialized activities focused on enhancing leadership skills in a Christian context, aimed at encouraging personal growth.
  • Versatile Meeting Spaces: Our center features multiple meeting rooms of all sizes, equipped to facilitate workshops, seminars, and group discussions.
  • Comfortable Accommodations: We provide a range of lodging options to ensure a comfortable stay for leaders, fostering a restful and reflective retreat experience.
  • Nutritious and Energizing Meals: Our dining services offer well-balanced and appetizing meals to keep leaders nourished and focused throughout their retreat.
  • Serene and Inspiring Environment: The natural beauty of our location offers a tranquil backdrop for meditation, prayer, and thoughtful reflection.
  • Customizable Retreat Experiences: Whether planning a weekend retreat or a longer conference, we specialize in tailoring experiences to meet the specific needs and goals of Christian leadership groups.

At BCC, we understand the unique challenges and opportunities of Christian leadership. Our retreats are structured to balance educational sessions and practical workshops, aiming to boost the effectiveness and influence of Christian leaders.

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Women’s Christian Retreats

Bongiorno Conference Center is a premier destination for Women’s Christian Retreats in Pennsylvania. Our center is committed to offering a sanctuary where faith, fellowship, and rejuvenation unite. With facilities designed for women’s groups, BCC provides the perfect environment for a transformative retreat experience.

Why Choose BCC for Your Women’s Retreat?

  • Versatile Facilities: From our Olympic-sized swimming pool to our well-maintained tennis courts, game room, and gymnasium, we offer a variety of spaces for both relaxation and active engagement.
  • Comfortable Accommodations: We provide clean, comfortable lodging options that cater to groups of all sizes, ensuring a restful stay.
  • Nourishing Meals: Our appetizing menus are designed to provide nutritious meals that fuel both body and spirit.
  • Serene Environment: Located in beautiful Central Pennsylvania, our center offers a peaceful backdrop for prayer, reflection, and connection with nature.
  • Diverse Experiences: Whether planning a weekend retreat or a longer event, we focus on crafting experiences that meet the unique needs of women’s groups, ensuring a resonant and enriching time.

At BCC, we believe in fostering an environment where Christian women can come together to share experiences, build relationships, and grow in their faith. Grab your friends and come to our retreat center, where groups can create lasting memories and enrich their connection in a memorable setting.

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Men’s Christian Retreats

Bongiorno Conference Center offers an ideal setting for Men’s Christian Retreats in Pennsylvania. Our center offers a space for men to focus on growth, fellowship, and rejuvenation, with amenities that make BCC the ideal place for retreats that foster faith, brotherhood, and reflective thinking.

Why BCC is the Perfect Choice for Your Men’s Retreat:

  • Diverse Facilities: From sports facilities like tennis courts and an Olympic-sized swimming pool to a game room and gymnasium, we offer numerous options for physical activity and relaxation.
  • Comfortable Accommodations: We ensure a comfortable stay with clean and well-maintained lodging options suitable for groups of all sizes.
  • Healthy and Hearty Meals: Our dining services provide nutritious and delicious meals to keep you energized throughout your retreat.
  • Natural Serenity: Located in the beautiful Central Pennsylvania, our center offers a peaceful environment ideal for reflection, prayer, and enjoying nature.
  • Tailored Experiences: Whether planning a weekend retreat or a longer event, we excel in customizing experiences that cater to the specific needs of men’s groups.

At BCC, we believe in creating an atmosphere where Christian men can come together to share experiences, strengthen their faith, and build lasting bonds. Organize a group retreat with us, where you can enjoy personal growth and the chance to build strong connections, all within a memorable and enriching experience.

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Lodging

  • We have 53 rooms with a queen bed and 10 Executive Suites with a king bed. That’s space for 63 couples (126 attendees).
  • Our most popular lodging for adults is in our Hotel & Hotel East buildings. The David Leadership Center and Fourplexes are also part of our hotelstyle lodging.
  • Click here for more information about our lodging.

Meeting Room

  • Each group that books a package retreat receives a meeting room as part of their package.
  • Click here for more information about our meeting rooms.

Things to Do

  • Enjoy our 24/7 hot beverage service while in the Hotel Lobby. There are a couple of couches and some other seating, so it’s a great place to enjoy while connecting with a friend.
  • Campfires are a favorite activity for many of our groups. We have 5 campfire locations.
  • For quiet places of reflection, we have 2 gazebos, a prayer walk, a nature trail, and many red Adirondack-style chairs around the campus.
  • Recreation options include indoor & outdoor basketball, indoor volleyball, tennis courts, and pickleball.
  • Click here for more information about recreation.

Food

  • BCC has gained a reputation for excellent food among many of our adult groups.
  • Groups can add snack or beverage service options to add to their retreat experience.
  • Click here for more information about our food service.

Leader Free Night Stay

  • If you’ve never hosted a retreat at Bongiorno and would like to consider us for your next retreat location, we encourage you and your family to come for a free overnight stay and tour! Contact Us!

Meeting Room Setup

  • Please keep in mind that our rooms are set up based on each group’s request. Rooms do not typically come equipped with any resources unless requested.
  • Diagrams for various meeting spaces are available for your reference under Meeting Facilities.
  • You can submit your meeting room setup needs at Setup Configurations.
  • Your meeting room setup information is due 10 days before the start of your retreat, meeting, or event at our retreat center, ensuring we provide you with the ideal meeting space and facilities for your family reunion or retreat needs.

Medically Necessary Dietary Requests

If any of your guests have medically necessary dietary requests, please have them complete the form at Dietary Requests no later than 10 days prior to the start of your event.

Snacks & Beverages

If you would like to add beverages or snacks to your event, the menu is available at Snack Menu. A coffee maker & filters are available in the following meeting rooms for guests who want to bring their own coffee & all supplies: David Leadership Room, Hotel A, Hotel B, Hotel C, & Hotel D.

Campus Maps

Maps are available to download and print for your group registration packets at Campus Maps.

Recreation

  1. Gym – If your group would like to request gym use, contact the office to check availability.
  2. Campfires – Most times of the year campfires are a great activity for groups to enjoy. BCC provides a lighter, wood, and water to extinguish the fire. Groups are responsible for building the fire and completely extinguishing the fire/embers. Submit your request if you’d like to have a campfire for your group!

Additional recreation information is available at Recreation.

Why Bongiorno Conference Center

Retreat Types Stand Out?

Nestled in the heart of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Bongiorno Conference Center stands as a beacon of excellence among retreat centers. Our commitment to providing diverse and transformative retreat experiences has earned us a reputation that sets us apart from the rest. Here’s why our retreat types are the best in the region:

1. Central Pennsylvania‘s Gem

Located in the picturesque Pocono Mountains of Central Pennsylvania, our Christian retreat center provides a serene and rejuvenating environment for growth and reflection.

2. Wide Array of Retreat Options

From youth retreats to group retreats, we cater to a diverse range of needs. Our partnerships with organizations like Joy El Camps, Miracle Mountain Ranch, and Black Rock Retreat have allowed us to craft retreats that offer unique opportunities for growth and connection.

3. Vibrant Community

Our retreats create a vibrant community of individuals who come together to share in the joy of faith and fellowship. It’s an opportunity to forge lasting bonds and create cherished memories.

4. Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for our upcoming events that offer new and exciting opportunities for growth and renewal, ensuring there’s always something fresh to discover at Bongiorno.

Discover why Bongiorno Conference Center‘s retreat types are unparalleled in their ability to provide a platform for growth, community, and connection. Gather your group and explore the enriching experiences of our Christian retreats in the heart of Pennsylvania, perfect for group rentals seeking a transformative journey together.

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