Pinelands Center

Pinelands Center at Mt Misery, a camp & retreat center of the Greater New Jersey Conference of the United Methodist Church, lies on nearly 150 acres of forest in the coastal plains of southern, New Jersey. Nestled in the middle of the historic National Pinelands Reserve, Pinelands Center is surrounded on most sides by cranberry bogs and preserved forestland, including miles of trails in Brendan T. Byrne State Park. We are blessed to play in and learn from Mt Misery Lake, a stream and spring-fed lake and wetland filled with the famously rare plants and animals of the Pine Barrens. Located directly off Route 70, an hour from Philadelphia and less than an hour from the Shore, Pinelands Center is a place set apart—but not too far apart!—by God.