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Thank you for giving us the opportunity to introduce to you The Ark Retreat Center ("The Ark") located in Ocean City, New Jersey, a well known Family Resort Community. The Ark has been in operation for over 10 years as a Christian Retreat Center, providing accommodations for groups seeking to enjoy the atmosphere of an Oceanside community at a location that provides facilities for religious activities. Our clients include bible study groups, youth groups, high school groups (senior class trips/field trips) and other church affiliated religious groups. The building is a short walk from the beach, boardwalk and downtown shopping.
The Ark is a classic "turn of the century" hotel with character and charm (see pictures). The building is four stories with bedrooms on the first, third and fourth floors providing sleeping capacity for approximately 70 people. Typically our client groups are between 30 and 60 people, although special accommodations can be made for smaller groups.
The second floor of the building consists of a large meeting/recreation area and an oversized kitchen. The meeting room has a large screen television (50") and the recreation area includes a ping pong table, an air hockey table, etc. The kitchen is equipped with three refrigerators, two stoves, dishwasher, dishes, pots and pans and related utensils. The room can be set up to seat as many as 40 people at one time.
Our rental season generally begins around the middle of April and continues through the middle of November. Lease periods can be as short as two nights and can be for midweek, weekend or weekly periods. Our rates are between $25 -$50 per person, per night, depending on the size of the group, the length of stay and the time of year.
As of January 1, 2005 we have booked approximately one third of our season. However, there are plenty of prime weekend and summer weeks still available. For further information please feel free to call our facility manager Cliff Dirkes at (609) 703-7246 or (609) 398-8483.