In this time of COVID-19, Kirkridge is temporarily closed. We will re-open slowly and in stages. We will always put the safety of staff, guests and community foremost in our decisions. For updated information, please visit our News & Announcements.

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Kirkridge Retreat & Study Center

Experience Serenity At Kirkridge

A unique experience for all.

At Kirkridge, you can experience the kind of peace and thoughtful reflection that is becoming increasingly rare to find in our fast-paced, modern world.

On the mountain, you can nurture your spirit and learn how to care for yourself and your community in meaningful, productive, and tender ways. Everyone is welcome here, to our home, to gently reconnect with what really matters to you.

I have taught and learned in many places, but rarely at the depths that open time and again at Kirkridge. I could name many reasons why – a faithful history, an exquisite setting, a risk-taking mission, a gifted staff. But it is more in Kirkridge spirit to say, simply, that the place is a giving and a gift, and I am grateful.

Parker J. Palmer

Upcoming Programs & Retreats

See what’s coming up and register today!

Want to experience the beauty and tranquility of Kirkridge yourself? Take a look at our upcoming programs & retreats below and find one that interests you. Click the “Details & Registration” button to learn more and register online to reserve space now!

August 4, 2020 5:30 pm

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Juanita Kirton
  • Location: Zoom
  • Starts: August 4, 2020 5:30 pm
  • Ends: September 15, 2020 7:00 pm
Join us in our new Kirkridge writing circle facilitated by Dr. Juanita Kirton. Our writing group we started in Spring of 2020 was wildly successful and we want to create a new space for writers of any and every level; however space is limited.  This series offers an opportunity… (more)
$40.00 per guest

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Ryan Sullivan and Justine Johnson
  • Location: Zoom
Join Ryan Sullivan, a board member of Columcille, and Justine Johnson, associate director of Kirkridge, for a recorded session about gathering in gratitude. Ryan will lead us through a bit of history and context of Lughnasadh, a day to recognize the beginning of Celtic autumn and a to mark… (more)
$0.00 per guest

August 8, 2020 11:00 am

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Katy and Mac Schafer
  • Location: Zoom
  • Starts: August 8, 2020 11:00 am
  • Ends: August 8, 2020 12:30 pm
Saturday, August 8th11am-12:30pm EDTVia Zoom This is a virtual session in an ongoing 4-part series for families supporting with gender diverse children. Our focus will be on what “family” means within the context of the trans* and gender fluid life. We welcome families of all flavors – birth, adoptive, chosen –… (more)
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Programs & Retreats

Recharge & Reflect.

Our retreats are rooted in our history as a place of warm hospitality, study, and community. Kirkridge is a beautiful place to grow and foster relationships with friends both old and new.

The retreats we offer range from topics on spiritual and personal growth, to writing and the creative arts, to healing and wholeness, to social justice and activism.

Facility Rentals

For Groups & Individuals

Our facilities are all open and welcoming spaces located on the tranquil Kittatinny Ridge. We invite you to use our robust and versatile facilities for your next special or professional event. 

From our rustic farmhouse to our practical lodge and beyond, you have your pick among our many wonderful facilities on this gorgeous mountain. From the gorgeous views to the peaceful environment, we can help make your event a memorable experience. 

Weddings & Celebrations

A Day To Remember

Come celebrate your love here on the romantic Kittatinny Mountains, where the picturesque landscape is a perfect backdrop to start a lifetime of memories. 

Weddings at Kirkridge are elegant and affordable and completely customizable to your needs and dreams as a couple. Whether you want a big outdoor ceremony, or an intimate indoor affair, we can accommodate any request with ease and enthusiasm.

News & Announcements

What’s going on at Kirkridge

iconic bell tower of Kirkridge
Announcement

To be and to become…

Everybody knows that something has happened. Just when it happened, no one knows. But there is complete agreement that somewhere,

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Please consider making a charitable contribution to Kirkridge.
Every dollar helps support our mission to bring peace and joy into our guest’s lives.

Kirkridge Testimonials

See what our wonderful guests have to say about their experiences with us here. Whether it was a retreat, event or wedding, we are so grateful for them to share such kind words about us.

Kirkridge and sanctuary are synonymous terms. A sanctuary is a place of safety where the sacred reveals itself, where people gather and the Spirit vitalizes and renews the earth once more. Kirkridge is such a place, a place where non-violence becomes credible and possible, a place which people experience as a home, a place of joy and festivity, healing and hope, vulnerability and courage.

Anthony T. Padovano

Friend of Kirkridge