Poconos Retreat Offers Heimishe Families a Chanukah Vacation to Remember

Poconos Retreat Offers Heimishe Families a Chanukah Vacation to Remember

by Mindy Cohn

The Willowbrook Split Rock Family Resort in the Poconos has been exclusively reserved for the third year, offering Heimishe families a beautiful retreat over Chanukah. 

Rockland Daily spoke with the Program Director regarding the uniqueness of this year's Chanukah getaway. 

What makes this retreat so unique? 

Besides that, it's the perfect vacation where families arrive at the resort and don't have to go anywhere else the entire time you are with us. The fact that this weekend is not a money-making endeavor but one that supports Igud Bnei Torah kollel families and rebbeim, makes everything even better. 

This is our third year arranging this vacation for over a thousand families every Chanukah, including many, many happy repeat customers who are always after us during the year to find out when we are open for registration. We even have one family returning this year and renting out many rooms to ensure the whole mishpacha can enjoy the experience.

What is there to do at the resort? 

There is a fully packed schedule that all ages will enjoy, including an on-sight indoor waterpark that can be enjoyed by babies through adults and a swimming pool - with separate hours, a bounce room, bowling, arcades, courts, fields, and playgrounds. There is a lake with paddle boating and kayaks (weather permitting), a hayride, fire truck rides, mini golf, and a playground.

Additionally, there is an eruv and mikvah available on-premises. There are many nearby attractions that visitors can take advantage of after making an early check-in or after checking out if they are so inclined.

What kind of amenities can a family expect? 

Families will enjoy a spacious suite with adjoining suites available. Each suite will comfortably sleep six with an option for more. There is a separate master bedroom, a jacuzzi or hot tub, and a kitchen. We kasher the ovens for you before you arrive and provide a toaster oven and a hot plate.

Are meals provided?  

We supply lunch and supper and delicious Shabbos food - all prepared by Satmar Fleish in Boro Park. 

Additional meals are available for purchase, and there is a fully stocked mini-mart on campus as well. 

We have full-family, affordable pricing plans for this Chanukah, including all amenities.

How do you manage to keep the price so low? 

While our goal is to raise funds to subsidize the Kollel families and Rebbeim who come for a vacation, when we open for the public over Chanukah, we understand all families need a vacation at an affordable price. 

That being said, the price is still so phenomenal we have had countless people ask after we've quoted the price for the suite what the rest of the cost is. The answer is always - that's the entire price for your stay. You will not have to spend a dime more on any attractions or anything else.

All the extras, cots, blow-up mattresses, whatever it takes to make your family comfortable - it's all included in that one low price.

How would you describe the overall vibe of the resort? 

It's a heimish crowd and a happy, healthy, wholesome atmosphere. We have music playing outside wherever you go. I was even told by a family last year that used to pay tens of thousands of dollars for their vacations in other resorts that there's a certain something about the atmosphere of our resort in the Poconos and our upbeat and positive staff and guests that you can't find anywhere else. 

Best of all, all proceeds are going to tzadakah so that knowledge adds even more to the whole experience. 

Sounds too good to be true? Just give us a try. 

Join us this Shabbos in the Poconos.

Just a few rooms left! Book here before rooms are sold out!

Tel: 732.730.0200 

WhatsApp: +1 (732) 330-5914

Email: [email protected]


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