Retreat at the Highlights Foundation

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.

Personal Retreats

If you’re on a deadline and looking for a space to focus, you’ve found it. If you need a change of pace to spark creativity and passion, it’s here. If you need a break from distractions to reflect or get some work done, we can help.

On your personal retreat, time is yours to focus on your work, be in nature, and spend as you please. No structure. No schedule (unless you make one). You can come as an individual, or with friends, critique groups, writing partners, interest groups, and more.


Custom Group Retreats

Schedule your turn-key group retreat at the Barn at Boyds Mills.  We take care of the accommodations and food so you can focus on spending time with your people.

In-Person Workshops and Retreats

Join one of our in-person workshops or group retreats to get away, but with a more structured schedule, learning opportunities, and a community around you.


Our Mission in Action

Share Your Story, Inspire a Child
Equity & Inclusion in Kidlit
Partners & Sponsors

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.