Retreats & Day Events

Plan Your Retreat at Canaan!

A gentleman smiles from ear to ear while on the gravity zip at Camp Canaan.

Take Your Retreat to the Next Level

Need a unique location for your next Corporate Retreat or Youth Group get-away? We offer something truly different on our Island in the middle of the Catawba River! Our unique retreat center in South Carolina is just 25 miles south of Charlotte, NC and caters to groups of all sizes.

Our dedicated and experienced team will ensure that your event is exceptional from start to finish. Your personal Canaan event coordinator will assist you with every step of your planning and will be available throughout your stay to assist with catering and meal arrangements, help with transitions between activities, and answer any questions you may have.


  • Access to our well-equipped Multi-Purpose Building for meetings and meals.  The ‘MP’ comes equipped with free wifi, a warming kitchen, a coffee and hot tea station with 1lb of free coffee, and a whiteboard. A/V and projector equipment are available for rent.
  • Island Access during your stay includes the in-ground stone fire pit, 3 miles of walking trails with riverside benches, GaGa ball pit, playground for youth under 10 years old, ping pong tables, and corn hole boards.
  • Access to Sports Fields including basketball courts, sand volleyball, kickball, and soccer fields. Some sports equipment is available for use or you may bring your own. Sports Fields are available on a first come first serve basis, so please confirm your reservations.
  • Access to one hundred peaceful acres of retreat site to encourage personal and group growth and connection. Camp Canaan’s pristine natural surroundings will help your group unplug, create memories, and enjoy the great outdoors!

Host Your Upcoming Event at Canaan

Camp Canaan regularly hosts groups of of all sizes for private parties, corporate events, and weekend retreats. Learn more about the different types of events Canaan can accommodate below and start planning your big day!

Weekend Retreat

Camp Canaan offers weekend retreat facilities for church youth groups, Scout Troops, and other organizations seeking adventure, fun, and a chance to unplug in the great outdoors. Weekend retreat groups can stay overnight in our modern, climate controlled cabins (min 25/max 56) or enjoy group camping (min 10/max 50) on the southern tip of the Canaan Island. Ideal for scouts, family outings, church youth groups, reunions, and rustic retreats.

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Corporate Event

Canaan offers the most unique corporate retreat venue for your next company outing or corporate event! Our Island in the Catawba River is just 25 miles south of Charlotte, NC. We offer a variety of event spaces and activities to accommodate everything from meetings to team building to extreme adventure! Come fly away on the Canaan Zipline Canopy Tour or challenge your team members to work together on our ropes courses. The possibilities are endless!

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Private Parties

Celebrate your birthday party, graduation, anniversary, family reunion or other private event on our 100 acre Island in Rock Hill, SC! Make lasting memories at your private party or plan a wedding that your guests will always remember! Our unique facilities and adventure activities promise something fun for everyone to enjoy.

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Mike from Southbrook Church

“The kids approval rating was 100% and we had a blast. I would give every member of your staff 5 stars as they were all extremely kind and helpful in every way. Thank you.”