Aqueduct Conference Center

Facility Phone: (919) 933-5557
Facility Fax: (919) 968-1114
Affiliation: Mount Carmel Ministries, non profit

General Information: A great place for meetings, seminars and special events such as Weddings, Aqueduct Conference Center sits on 22 acres of countryside south of Chapel Hill. The main building boasts its location at the highest spot in Orange County and overlooks a 45 mile view of NC. The building contains 2 meeting areas, a chapel, kitchen and dining room, 1 apartment suite and two cottages just beside the Main Lodge contain 8 bedrooms. Bedrooms have private baths and patios. Aqueduct hosts day meetings as well, with 3 available conference rooms seating up to 75 depending on set up style. Continental breakfast and lunch are provided for day meetings. For overnight guests, lunch and dinner are buffet style, and meals are included in the price of the package. Ask about pricing when you call.

Avila Retreat Center

Facility website address:
Facility Address: 711 Mason Rd, Durham, NC 27712
Facility office hours: 8 AM-5 PM Monday-Friday
Facility Phone: (919) 477-1285
Affiliation: Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, open to all. Avila Retreat Center is a non-profit, religious, ecumenical center providing a unique retreat environment.

General Information: A great place for meetings, seminars and family reunions. Avila sits on 51 acres of countryside north of Durham. A unique space affording peace and quiet, a long meditation trail, paths, a labyrinth, screened gazebos and unique outdoor beauty. Enjoy delicious home-style meals. Individuals are welcome for personal retreats. Spiritual direction is available as well.

Capacity: 52 beds in 7 cottages – 2 cottages have 6 single rooms per cottage, 5 cottages have 4 double rooms per cottage. All buildings are air-conditioned and heated. Facility is open year-round except for New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas weekends.

Includes two meeting rooms with max seating of 60 in one and 18 in the other. We also have a chapel, a meditation room and library. Dining facility seats a max of 70.  Lunch is provided for day meetings. For overnight guests, 3 meals are included in the price of the package.

Beth Haltiwanger Retreat Center

Facility Address: PO Box 960, Misenheimer, NC, 28109
Facility Phone: 704-463-1360
Retreat Contact Person: Benjamin Haywood
General Information: Price per person/per night: $30.00 (with a minimum of 10 and a $5 discount for additional guests). A deposit of $300 is required. Peak Seasons are: fall peak season is Labor Day – Thanksgiving and spring peak season is March 1st – May 31st. Lodging at Beth Haltiwanger Retreat Center includes use of the large and small lodge facility as well as grounds and the surrounding forest area of the Uwharrie National Forest. A challenge course is offered at an additional cost.

Camp Dogwood

Facility website address:
Facility Address: 7050 Camp Dogwood Dr. Sherrills Ford, NC 28673
Facility Phone: (704) 478-2135 x230; 1-800 662-7401 x230
Retreat Director’s Name and Workday Telephone:  Susan King, 828-478-2135 x229
Affiliation: North Carolina Lions, Inc.
Rates:  Guest rooms are $60.00 per night, meeting rooms range from $30.00 to $150.00 daily
Capacity: 58 guest rooms (116 beds)

Rate your facility from 1 to 10:  8 – Our buildings house hotel style rooms and amenities. Our guest rooms have private baths, 2 double beds, all linens and HV/AC. Each dwelling includes an indoor lounge with TV and DVD, as well as an outdoor screened porch complete with rocking chairs. The main building, our “Lodge” includes meeting space, a library/computer room, and lounge with TV/DVD and lakefront dining room. All buildings are equipped with internet WIFI access.
Activities: Onsite activities include Putt-Putt golf, Horseshoes, Ping Pong, Billiards, Swimming and Fishing. No additional cost.
Meal options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Snacks
Available for bookings late August thru late May. Open to all ages.
General Information: Camp Dogwood Meeting and Retreat Center is located in a lovely wooded campus on Lake Norman in Catawba County. The 60 acre facility is close to both Charlotte and Hickory, North Carolina. The campus is owned and run by the NC Lions. It was built to provide a summer recreation program for blind and visually impaired adults. This program continues to this day. The rest of the year the facility and staff welcome outside groups for retreats, conferences, reunions and seminars. All proceeds support the summer program for blind and visually impaired adults. The campus has hotel style rooms and amenities, along with various meeting rooms for rental. The lakefront dining room is enjoyed by all.

Camp Monroe

Facility website address:
Retreat Director’s Name and Phone: Jon Stricklin, Site Manager, 1-910-276-1654
Facility Phone: 910-862-8300

General Information: Meeting Spaces available include Hafer Dining Hall, with seating up to 200 (groups of 30 or more are provided with meal options), Boyd Hall an open air building with a 250-person capacity, McKnight Lodge (with kitchen, TV and DVD player) for groups of up to 35, and the picnic shelter.
McKnight Lodge is suitable for groups from 6 – 26 people. It offers a kitchen, and a living room fit for 35 people. The efficiency cabin has one full bed and one set of bunk beds with a bathroom and small kitchen. It is heated and air-conditioned. Pastors in the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina may use this space for continuing education for up to a week each year at no charge. This facility is available for use from early August to mid May. Unit B Cabins can sleep up to 10 people year round and share a bathhouse with hot water. Summer Cabins can sleep between 10 and 12 people.
Meal Options: Minimum number 30. Camp Monroe can feed groups of 30 or more breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days per week.
Activities Facility Offers: Swimming (the group is responsible for paying for a lifeguard), Agogae Trail Ropes Course (our trained facilitators take groups through our course year round), Canoes (lifeguard required, day guests $5 per canoe), grounds, hiking and walking trails, fishing, an amphitheater area called The Vesper Dell, and the fire circle down by the lake near the Picnic Shelter.

Camp Mundo Vista

Facility website address:
Facility Address: 3140 Camp Mundo Vista Trail, Sophia, NC 27350
Phone: 336-625-4828
Affiliation: Woman’s Missionary Union of NC
General Information: Camp Mundo Vista facilities are available for large and small groups year round. June to August campers from all across the state of North Carolina attend weekly camping sessions. Other months are available to associations, churches, and other groups for retreats, training and getaways.
Facilities include two playing fields for activities and games, campfire area, a swimming pool, archery, & low ropes elements. The centennial building can accommodate up to 300 for assembly meetings as well as provide active play space on a rainy day. Other spaces provide for small group sessions, crafts & indoor games.
Twenty cabins accommodate up to 280 campers. Cabins include a semi private space for 2 counselors and open space with 12 cots for campers. Three main buildings house the leadership staff up to 50.
For additional information contact: for facility info and pricing, or Bob Navey Resident Manager,, or Kelly Brame, Camp Mundo Vista Program Director

Caraway Conference Center and Camp

Facility website address:
Facility Address: PO Box 36, Asheboro, NC, 27204
Facility office hours: Mon – Fri 8:00 – 5:00
Retreat Director’s Name and workday telephone: Jimmy Huffman, 336-629-2374
Affiliation: Baptist State Convention of NC
Group rates: Charge is per person, please call for rates
Capacity: 160 Conference Center, 150 Youth Camp
Written policy for rules/regulations can be found on the webpage.
History of your facility: Caraway is a full service Conference Center and youth camp centrally located in NC in the beautiful Uwharrie Mountains.
Rate of facility from 1 to 10. 1 designates facility is very rustic (i.e. tents and no plumbing facilities). 10 designates facility as a resort (spa and luxury emphasis): 8
Caraway Conference Center has 80 Hotel rooms that are clean and comfortable, the youth camp cabins are well maintained with bunk bed sleeping, and central heat and air.
Activities facility offers: Caraway has a variety of activities from ropes course to walking trails, canoes etc. Some require a fee and some do not. Call for details.
Meal options: Caraway serves three delicious meals a day. Caraway does not rent lodging with out meals.
Facility availability: Year round, reservations can be made 18 months in advance.
Facility is open to all age groups.

Cedar Cross Retreat Center

Facility Website Address:
Facility Address: 150 Cedar Cross Way, Louisburg, NC, 27549
Facility Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Retreat Director’s Name and Workday Telephone: John Hilpert, 252-431-0829
Affiliation: Ecumenical (Personally Alliance of Baptist)
Operational since 1999
Group rates: $80/person for lodging, 3 catered meals, meeting space & grounds;  Small groups $50/person without meals but with access to kitchen.  Individuals with sole use of a cottage $65 without meals.
Capacity: 16 overnight
Activities: Art and Writer’s Studios, Way of Jesus meditative walk; Labyrinth; 4 miles of trails.
Our staff is not required to lead but there are 2 Spiritual Directors on site.
Meal options: We offer 3 catered meals for group of 8-16.  For low income groups, we may allow use of the kitchen.
Facility is available year round.
Facility is open to adults and youth groups with mentors.
Cedar Cross Retreat Center allows free visits to evaluate our facility.

Chestnut Ridge Camp and Retreat Center

Facility Website Address:
Facility Address: 4300 Camp Chestnut Ridge Road, Efland, NC, 27243
Facility Phone: 919-338-2820
Facility Fax: 866-372-5801
Retreat Director’s Name and workday telephone: Stacey Young, 919-338-2820
Facility E-mail:
Facility Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Affiliation: United Methodist Church
General Information: Chestnut Ridge was founded in 1959 and sits on 362 acres of rolling hardwood forest in Orange County west of Chapel Hill.
Group rates: See website
Activities: Low Ropes Course, High Ropes Course, Zipline, Horseback Riding, Canoeing, Lake Toys, Swimming Pool, Community Farm, prayer labyrinth, Crafts, Hiking, Campfires, basketball, volleyball, Nature activities, etc. (Additional rates may apply, please contact us for more information)
Capacity: 108 beds in heated/air-conditioned cabins
Rate your facility from 1 to 10:  7 – air-conditioned/heated cabins with bathrooms in them. Bunkbed style sleeping arrangements. Various meeting spaces. Outdoor lake chapel.
Meal options: Full meal service in dining hall. Made from scratch meals featuring local sustainably grown food.
Facility available year-round
Open to all age groups

The Summit Retreat Center

Facility Address: 339 Conference Center Dr., Browns Summit, NC, 27214
Facility Phone: (336) 342-6163
Facility Fax: (336) 342-0583
Email for Reservations:
General Information: The Summit Environmental Education Center sits on 210 acres near the Haw River State Park, 15 minutes north of Greensboro. It is operated in conjunction with the North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation. It serves as a training center for North Carolina’s state park system and as a site for all types of retreats and conferences. The Summit accommodates up to 180 overnight guests and 300 daytime guests. There are 8 meeting areas, dorm and motel type sleeping facility and several common areas. Additionally, there is a buffet style dining room.
Activities Facility Offers: lake and walking trails.

The Vineyard Camp and Conference Center

Facility website address:
Facility Address: 1945 Vineyard Road, Westfield, NC, 27053
Facility office hours: 8:00-5:00, M-F
Retreat Director’s Name and workday telephone: Callie Fagg, 336-351-2070
Affiliation: Baptist–but all groups are accepted
Group rates: $25/night/person, $8/meal Meal options: Any menu can be provided—some additional costs may apply
Capacity: 300
Written policy for rules/regulations sent upon request

History of facility and relevant information: The Vineyard Camp and Retreat Center represents the culmination of the ministry and vision of many friends associated with Dean Barley. Dean envisioned a camp that is a safe haven for youth and parents, allows kids from all over the world to enjoy wholesome fun and become introduced to the good news of Jesus Christ and His call for discipleship. For over 25 years he has hoped for a camp that would be truly unique in its primary evangelistic thrust but also premier in its sports program. It was believed that children and youth of all backgrounds would be attracted to the camp because of its emphasis on fun, cultural exchange, sports and spiritual direction.
The Vineyard and has grown into the international standard bearer in terms of quality staff, training program, and facilities. Today The Vineyard includes over 300 acres on Brown Mountain as well as a site on the island of Hawaii.
Rate of facility from 1 to 10. 1 designates facility is very rustic (i.e. tents and no plumbing facilities). 10 designates facility as a resort (spa and luxury emphasis).
Housing: 7
Program: 9
Food Service: 8
Staff: 9

Activities facility offers: Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Billiards, Body Conditioning, Crafts, Equitation Requires Vineyard Staff, Fencing Requires Vineyard Staff, Fishing, Football, High Ropes Requires Vineyard Staff, Mountain Biking, Paintball Requires Vineyard Staff, Ping Pong, Rappelling Requires Vineyard Staff, Riflery Requires Vineyard Staff, Rock Climbing Requires Vineyard Staff, Rugby, Shooting Requires Vineyard Staff, Skeet Requires Vineyard Staff, Soccer, Swimming Requires Vineyard Staff, Tennis, Volleyball, Water Skiiing Requires Vineyard Staff, Water slide Requires Vineyard Staff
Facility Availability: September-May—June to July request one week of use
Facility is open to all age groups.

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