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Nestled on 560 wooded acres in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains, Block and Hexter Retreat Center offers:


  • beautiful heated and air-conditioned private rooms

  • lake-view lounges for meetings and presentations

  • a spectacular spring-fed lake

  • heated pool and jacuzzi

  • a large theater and screening room

  • full weight room, martial arts studio

  • mirrored yoga and dance studio

  • miles of hiking trails

  • art rooms

  • teaching kitchens

  • and so much more!

We would be honored to host your event!

Executive Manager, Block & Hexter Retreat Center


Laurie will help plan all aspects of your perfect retreat weekend. Laurie has a deep background in corporate event management, wedding planning, and gourmet catering. Laurie consistently wows rental groups with delicious, gourmet meals relying on many ingredients from local and organic farms around the retreat center. 

Laurie has held a senior role at the Block & Hexter Retreat Center for the past 17 years. She recently oversaw a $1.8 million capital campaign to renovate our facilities for your enjoyment and build a beautiful new fitness center.

Laurie lives in Rockaway, NJ with her fiancé, Frank and enjoys hiking, tennis, bowling, bicycle riding and theater. She has recently begun learning Krav Maga and Crossfit.


For inquiries or questions, please call: 212-913-9783,

email:, or complete our Inquiry Form

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