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Facilitating the Growth
of Current and Future Leaders

Conferences & Group Retreats

Team building exercises are an excellent way to build camaraderie and improve morale for your group or employees. Participants can choose to engage in a variety of activities to get the blood pumping, like a high ropes course, zipline, or climbing tower, or keep their feet firmly on the ground while participating in activities like archery, team building initiatives, and guided hikes. For a memorable team building retreat, try an outing at YMCA Camp Kresge, in White Haven, PA.

With 1,100 acres and an overnight capacity of 150 participants, Camp Kresge is an ideal location for all kinds of events. Located at 382 Camp Kresge Lane, White Haven, Pennsylvania, Camp Kresge is just a short drive from Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Hazleton, and other areas of Northeastern Pennsylvania. 

We routinely host and facilitate group rentals and retreats for participants of all ages. If you have an organization, sports team, youth group, scout troop or church group looking for a place to host a retreat or event, give us a call!

We offer a variety of lodges, cabins, and indoor & outdoor spaces for meetings and activities. We will work with you to ensure that our staff deliver a high quality program tailored to fit your group’s needs, whether you are looking for a relaxing retreat or team building workshop.

We offer a variety of activities including:

  • Archery
  • Climbing Tower
  • Team Building Initiatives
  • Low Ropes
  • Boating
  • Night Hike
  • Group Games
  • Guided Hike
  • Campfire
  • Projector
  • Portable Sound System
  • Zip Line*
  • High Ropes*

*Participants must be 10 or older for Zip Line and the 20 foot High Ropes Course. Must be 12 or older for the 30 foot course.

Rental Information

Rental Policies

  • There is no alcohol allowed on site. We ask potential weddings and parties to please take this into account when deciding if we are an appropriate venue.
  • Food Service is available for groups of 35 people or more with advance notice.
  • Exclusive use of camp requires a minimum of 100 people.
  • Additional policies will be sent to the group contact for the rental.

If you are interested in booking your group’s retreat at YMCA Camp Kresge, please contact Steph Bewley, Camp & Conference Director, at, or call 570-443-2267.

Current Retreat Groups

In addition to facilitating YMCA Camp Kresge’s own day and overnight camps, we are proud to host the following retreat groups at our facility:
Pennsylvania State Police Troop P’s Camp Cadet
Distance Running Cross Country Training Camp
Greater Valley YMCA Annual Training Retreat
Boy Scout Troop 207
LIVESTRONG at the Wilkes Barre & Scranton YMCAs

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