Our Campus

Our Campus

Our Campus

Our campus is tucked away in the picturesque northeastern Pennsylvania Pocono Mountains, with the solitude writers and artists need to produce their best work.

OUR CAMPUS

“What an experience! I got more substantive feedback on my writing and illustrating in one week than in the previous eight years. Now I’m equipped to recraft my pieces so they’ll work, and I also feel encouraged as an author and illustrator. I’m headed in the right direction, and I won’t give up the dream.
– LYNN CHAMPAGNE Ogden, UT

Plan your visit to our special property

Our campus consists of a 5,200-square-foot Retreat Center known as the Barn, 21 cabins, a lodge, and the Founders’ farmhouse, located in Boyds Mills–10 miles from Honesdale, Pennsylvania.

The Barn is the hub of activity for meals, hanging out, one-on-one meetings and workshop sessions, with several relaxed classroom-like areas, a Great Hall, an outdoor fireplace and a giant kitchen. The Lodge contains eight private rooms with private baths, and a great room for getting together with others, or just relaxing.

When we began offering Foundation workshops, we knew we had a unique situation: a campus tucked away in the picturesque northeastern Pennsylvania Pocono Mountains, with the solitude writers and artists need to produce their best work.

Explore the surrounding woods

This intimate and inspiring setting in the Pocono Mountains features serene walking trails; a 1,300-acre forest; a creek that runs to the nearby Delaware; crisp, clean days; and night skies blanketed with stars.

Retreat into your own intimate space

Cabins and lodge rooms have modern facilities and are writer-ready with desks, chairs, and filled bookshelves.

Nourish yourself with inspiring food

Farm-style meals are prepared by a top-notch chef and mealtimes are perfect for lively discussions. Snacks are always available for late-night or early morning writing sessions.,

Join Us

We hope that you’ll join our community and help us fulfill our mission of inspiring children to become their best selves.

Visiting Our Campus

Our campus (The Barn at Boyds Mills) is tucked away in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.  It's a few hours from both New York City and Philadelphia, but worlds away from everyday life.

Line drawing of the Barn at Boyds Mills

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The Highlights Foundation positively impacts children by amplifying the voices of storytellers who inform, educate, and inspire children to become their best selves.  Learn more about our impact.

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