June 23-25, 2023

Please join us at Harvey Cedars Bible Conference in Harvey Cedars, NJ, tucked away on Long Beach Island, NJ, between the beautiful Barnegat Bay and Atlantic Ocean. 

Our guest speaker will be Dr. Alfred Poirier, professor of pastoral theology at Westminster Theological Seminary. Dr. Poirier has held several additional teaching positions and has 38 years of pastoral ministry experience, including his time as a pastor at Rocky Mountain Community Church (PCA) in Billings, Montana for 26 years. Dr. Poirier’s academic interests lie in the areas of pastoral counseling and expository preaching. He is the author of The Peacemaking Pastor (Baker, 2006), and Words that Cut: Learning to Take Criticism in Light of the Gospel (Peacemaker Ministries) and several articles in The Journal of Biblical Counseling. Dr. Poirier has been married to his wife, Trudy, for 44 years and together they have 3 children and 11 grandchildren.

Dr. Poirier’s theme for the retreat will be: “Blessed are the Peacemakers” based on Matthew 5:9. Sessions will cover Understanding Conflict and Biblical Peacemaking, Confession & Forgiveness.


General Schedule

Friday, June 233:00 PMCheck-In
6:00 PMSpeaker Intro
7:00-9:00 PMBonfire with hot dogs & s’mores
10:00 PMQuiet Time
Saturday, June 247:45-8:15 AMMorning Devotional
8:30 AMBreakfast
9:30 -11:30 AMMorning Session
11:40 AM Group Photo
12:00 PMLunch
1:00-5:00 PMFree Time/Activities
5:30 PMDinner
6:30-8:00 PMEvening Session
8:00-10:00 PMFree Time – Open Gym & Avenue Snack Shop
10:00 PMQuiet Time
Sunday, June 257:45-8:15 AMMorning Devotional
8:30 AMBreakfast
9:30-11:00 AMWorship Service
11:00 AMFree Time
12:00 PMLunch
1:00 PMFree Time & Pack-up
2:00 PMCheck-Out

Accommodations and Pricing

Pricing is inclusive for the weekend: all meals (Saturday breakfast – Sunday lunch), room, and planned activities are included. Rooms are limited – preferences are first come, first served.

Price Per AdultBayview LodgePoolside/VictorianShared Bath
Single Occupancy$345$299N/A
Double Occupancy$230$199N/A
Triple Occupancy$199$171$131

Children in same room as parents: Ages 12-17=50% discount, Ages 3-11=75% discount, Ages 0-2=Free 
(Occupancy based upon double adult occupancy in each room)

Bayview Lodge: A modern two-story hotel sitting beside the bay.
Beautiful views from the balcony accessible from every room.
Max. guests per room: 4 (+1 with cot, +1 baby with crib)
Victorian Hotel: A charming, historic three-story hotel.
Its two-bedroom and bunk room setups make it great for families.
Max. guests per room: 2-12 (+1 with cot, +2 babies with cribs)
Poolside Lodge: A two-story motel that sits beside the pool building.
Max. guests per room: 6 (+1 baby with crib)

Day Guest Pricing

This option is for those unable to stay the entire weekend. Includes all meals and use of facilities on Saturday, June 24. Registration ends on June 4.

Price Per AdultAges 12-17Ages 3-11Ages 0-2


Firepit, pool, beach access with tags, two sand volleyball courts, gym, indoor basketball court, indoor volleyball court. Enclosed playground. Kayaks, paddleboards & canoes on the bay. Avenue Snack Shop with 2 pool tables, foosball, ping pong and TVs.

Special Diets

Harvey Cedars added an additional $25 charge per person for gluten-free, vegetarian, or dairy-free meals.


Email the Retreat Committee with questions.

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