Retreat in Rockland County

Retreat to the natural and spiritual elegance of Marydell Faith and Life Center. Located in a quiet, untouched landscape in Upper Nyack at the base of Hook Mountain and abutting Nyack Beach State Park, Marydell’s nearly 10 acre site has facilities for year-round events that connect guests and nature.

Ground Yourself

Marydell’s natural beauty touches all who visit. Marydell offers the space to connect with yourself and others through personal and group retreats, nature programming for adults and children, recreation, and special events like our Tree of Peace and Light Ceremony or Maple Sugar Day.

Experience Marydell

Learn about food production in our gardens, monarch butterfly migration, worm life cycles, or other nature programs through hands-on instruction. Attend a summer camp, hike the trails, swim in the pool, play basketball, or enjoy a campfire. Plan a meeting or celebrate a special life event. There is so much to do.

Connect with Marydell to begin a sojourn for your soul in the Hudson Valley.
We welcome all who seek a greener, spiritual, and more peaceful world.

Our Founders:
Sisters of Our Lady of Christian Doctrine

We believe in a reverence for all of life that flows from a holistic spirituality that honors the presence of God in all that exists. Moved by the spirit of the Incarnation, we commit ourselves to proclaim the Gospel through lives of prayer and service.

By our solidarity with and empowerment of the poor and marginalized, we seek to bring about a new order of peace and justice which recognizes the dignity of all persons. — Chapter 1998


Maple Sugar Day March 7, 11-2pm
More details here


Get in touch with us

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4953 Vine Street
San Diego, CA 92465

Office hours

Workdays at
9:00am – 6:00pm

Call us

(815) 555-5555

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Get in Touch

Like many of you, we have been carefully monitoring the news of COVID‐19 (coronavirus).

To support public health efforts to minimize the impact of the virus and maintain the health and well-being of our visitors, staff, and residents, we have decided to temporarily close our gates at the Marydell Faith and Life Center in Nyack. The temporary closure will begin on Sunday, March 15th.

Visit us here or on our Facebook page for updates about activities and programs. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns at 845-358-5399 or We will continue to respond to phone calls and emails during business hours. We greatly appreciate your continued support during this time and look forward to seeing you all on our beautiful grounds again soon!

Marydell Faith & Life Center, Inc.