SLC Retreat Center | Surprise Lake Camp

SLC Retreat Center

Surprise Lake Camp is blessed with incredible natural beauty. Located only 60 miles from New York City the camp sits on nearly 500 beautiful acres surrounding a private, half-mile long lake. 

The months of May, June, September and October are particularly beautiful times at camp, and we have the ability to accomodate and offer food service to groups ranging in size from 60-160.

Smaller groups (40 and under) and families may be able to rent heated lodges at other times of the year.

Our goal is for your retreat to be a success from beginning to end.  We offer affordable packages, a breathtaking site, and outstanding customer service.


All-Inclusive Retreats Include:

  • Warm, friendly staff 
  • A pristine, beautiful site
  • An on-site supervisor to assist you 24/7
  • A walkie-talkie for the group leader to reach on-site supervisor
  • Basic sound system (mic & speakers)

PLUS Access to the following recreational activities:

  • Beach Volleyball
  • Softball
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Ga-Ga
  • Hiking Trails
  • Playground
  • Campfire with Marshmallows (S’mores are additional)
  • Tennis Courts
  • Hockey Rink (Street)
  • Eddie Cantor Amphitheater (outdoor seating for 1,000!) with views of the lake and featuring sophisticated light and sound systems
  • Belle Abramson Gymnasium:  10,000 square feet with scoreboard, bleachers, lockers and showers 

AND Access to the Staff Center which includes:

  • Small Movie Room
  • Ping Pong
  • Pool Table
  • Arcade Games
  • Foosball
  • Cable TV
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee & Tea

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Winter Address:  520 Eighth Avenue - 4th Floor, New York, NY 10018

Summer Address:  382 Lake Surprise Road, Cold Spring, NY 10516

Phone: 845-265-3616   Fax: 646-582-0138   Email:  [email protected]