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Bethany Beach Conference Center Facilities
Bethany Beach Conference Center Facilities
"A Religious Retreat Facility Just Two Blocks from the Atlantic Ocean
A Place of Spiritual Recreation and Physical Relaxation"
The Christian Church Conference Center is a non-profit religious retreat center capable of housing up to 65 guests at one time. It is available to various groups, with scheduling priorities given to churches of the Christian Church(Disciples of Christ). Established religious groups from churches outside the Disciples of Christ faith community and non-profit social services agency groups may also apply for retreats on a space-available basis throughout the summerseason.
Located just two short blocks from the Atlantic Ocean at Bethany Beach, DE, our conference center is an ideal site for religious retreats, church conferences, workshops, seminars, classes, and camps - especially for those who enjoy seeing God’s hand in the beauty of the sea. Bethany Beach, known as a “Quiet Resort” has an excellent reputation for safety. Nestled between Rehoboth, DE and Ocean City, MD, we’re only about 160 miles east of Washington, DC, at Delaware Routes 1 and 26.
The Christian Church Conference Center is a non-profit religious retreat center owned and operated by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Capital Area. We are capable of housing up to 70 overnight guests at one time. We can serve up to 90 in our dining hall.
With scheduling priorities given to churches of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), other churches and non-profit groups may also apply for retreats on a space-available basis throughout the season, mid-April to mid-November. We’re open for meetings and daytime events year-round.
Meals are included in the rates for retreats between late May and late September. Additionally, overnight stays without meals are available during the off-peak season, mid-April~mid-May and October ~ mid-November.
We have three types of sleeping rooms available to accommodate your group's needs. Groups can request any combination of these room types.
- Dorm-style rooms - five beds
- Upgraded private rooms - two-three beds with baths
- Large family/group rooms - eight bunk beds
The Barton W. Stone House (pictured above, right), is a classic early century eastern shore "beach house" moved to the Center several years ago. This facility has heat and A/C with semi-private rooms and baths. The two bedrooms on the first floor, which share a bath, are handicapped accessible.
The Stone House has a fireplace, its own kitchen and dining room, two separate meeting or lounge areas, a piano, and an old-fashioned front porch (above). During the pre- and post-season, groups who rent this building may prepare their own meals by special arrangement.
Our large-group sleeping facility is the Disciples House dormitory (above, left). This building has four large rooms that sleep eight persons each. Each of the rooms is equipped with bathroom and shower facilities. There are three additional outside showers at the back of the building. Effective April 2009, the Disciples House dormitory has heat and A/C for use in the Spring and late Fall.
Campbell Hall has nine rooms on the second floor—eight with five beds and one with two beds. Men’s and women’s restrooms and showerrs are at the ends of the hall. The first floor features a large meeting room and smaller ‘breakout’ rooms, along with a handicapped-accessible restroom. This traditional camp house also features a large screened-in front porch suitable for recreation.
Our Chapel, home of the Bethany Beach Christian Church (above), is located across the driveway from Campbell Hall. This building seats up to 90 persons, and is equipped with a communion table, lectern, hymnals, and piano. It can be used for lectures, meetings, films, dramatic presentations, choir rehearsals, and training sessions, as well as for morning, mid-day, or evening worship services. This facility has heat and A/C.
The members and pastor of the Bethany Beach Christian Church. Invite you to Sunday morning worship and communion at 9:30 a.m. Guests are free to hold their own worship services, as well. Worship materials, such as hymnals, communion ware and communion elements,. are avaialble upon request.
The main dining hall in the Tabernacle Building will seat up to 90 persons for meals and up to 125 for meetings. The tabernacle also has a lounge that seats up to 30 people comfortably. Audio-visual and other equipment is available upon request for any of the meeting spaces.
For more information, contact us at:
Christian Church Conference Center
P.O. Box 92
Bethany Beach, DE 19930
(302) 539-7034 or toll free at (866) 539-7034
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Other Helpful Information
Group Leader/Director's Handbook* - Word
- Excellent Tips on Retreat Planning and Expectations - Read-Ahead Materials for Group Leaders
Pre-Arrival Hints & Helps for Participants* - Word
- Great Information for First Time Retreat Visitors!! (Download and share with your group)
Meeting Space Chart - Word
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