About This Center

Camp Vacamas Conference & Retreat Center in West Milford, NJ has what you need for a successful retreat. The Labadorf Conference Center is located in Northern New Jersey’s Highlands Region only 45 minutes from New York City and 45 minutes from Newark Airport. 

Surrounded by Norvin Green State Forest, the center is located on 230 private wooded acres with a spring-fed lake. Our Vacamas site boasts some of the best hiking trails in New Jersey and is close to the Appalachian Trail. Camp Vacamas Conference & Retreat Center sits on private and secluded grounds that offer exceptional scenery, and make it an ideal choice for day trips, weekend retreats, one day adventures, school outings, team-building programs, meeting space, corporate retreats and conferences. 

We cater to schools, corporations, youth groups, boys and girls scout clubs, religious organizations and sports training camps. We offer half, full and multi-day packages ranging from rental only to overnight with meals and activities. With a wide range of facilities at competitive prices, we can offer customized programs tailored to meet your specific group’s needs and goals. Contact us to learn more about Camp Vacamas Conference & Retreat Center in West Milford, NJ.

"We had an amazing time during our stay at your retreat center in NJ. We especially enjoyed spending time with your wonderful staff. Their enthusiasm and warmth made us feel immediately welcome. In particular, we had fun eating s'mores and singing songs around the campfire. We learned a lot, as well. The challenge course helped us strengthen our teamwork and communication skills. We'll always remember to work as a team and learn from our mistakes. We would recommend this program to anyone looking for outdoor activities in NJ. Thank you Again!"

Venue Highlights

The HI4Y Conference Center in NJ can accommodate small and large groups in a variety of overnight facilities from rustic to modern, and offers the following amenities: Team-building, high and low challenge courses, private lake for swimming, canoeing, fishing and beach-front activities, barbecue facilities and campfire circles in numerous locations.


The Arlene Labadorf Learning Center:
The Arlene Labadorf Learning & Conference Center is the largest of HI4Y’s lodging facilities. This year-round heated building has bedrooms for 2-4 guests in two separate wings that house a maximum of 80 people. The Labadorf Center has a full service kitchen and dining room. Two conference rooms, a business center, a semi-private loft, and outdoor deck and BBQ stations make Labadorf a perfect place for all of your group's needs.

The Hayden Lodge:
Hayden Lodge is a year-round, traditional camp lodge that accommodates up to 64 guests. Patrons stay in two large dormitory style rooms with their own bathroom and shower facilities. A full-service kitchen and dining space comfortably situated next to an enclosed porch area make it a cozy space for meetings and social activities. Situated on a cove overlooking our Lake Larriwien, Hayden Lodge enjoys close access to a camp circle, the primary walking trail, and immediate access to the main road.


  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Restaurant
  • House Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Meat
  • Gluten Free
  • Nut Free


As a youth facility our menu options are very kid/camp friendly however we have plenty of options for everyone. We offer a variety options including vegan and vegetarian dishes.

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Why Retreat?

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To be more present and engaged in the world, to be of benefit to others. Vincent

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.