Stronghold is a four-season Camp & Retreat Center operated by the Presbytery of Blackhawk, Presbyterian Church (USA). Overlooking the Rock River, the Center offers a unique Tudor style Castle, modern retreat building, cabins, and a central dining facility all situated on 360 acres of woodland, meadows, and prairie. The Center offers varied and flexible environments for day use as well as overnight accommodations. Group sizes may range from ten to two hundred. People representing education organizations, community service agencies, business planning groups, senior citizens, Christian adult and youth groups, use the facilities for overnight retreats, one-day seminars, picnics, family reunions, outdoor education, camping, and a variety of other activities. If you would like a weekday tour of the castle for your group, please call us to reserve one (based on availability).  All building are air conditioned except for the Castle.

Hickory House
Designed for small groups, Hickory House sleeps up to 12.


The Castle
This unique Tudor-style manor house accommodates 56.

Barrick Lodge
This modern retreat sleeps a maximum of 36.


Heritage Lodge
Stronghold's newest lodging offers accommodation for 32.

Brubaker Center
Modern, multi-purpose dining and meeting facility seats up to 200.

Sears Center

Sears Center
A contemporary lodge that can sleep up to 32 people.


Wilderness Cabin

Wilderness Cabin Sites
Includes two cabins, a pavillion, and a fire pit per site.

Carriage House
Two-story wing of the Castle can accommodate up to 30.


The Bunkhouse
This cozy space sleeps up to 6 guests.