History of Discovery House

Discovery Ministries was founded in 1974 in Westville, NJ. Since then over 30,000 youth, young adults, and family members have participated in spiritual retreats that have helped them grow, pursue their dreams, and develop their God-given talents and gifts.

During 2011-12, the Discovery Retreat House was once again renovated to expand our mission. The radically renovated house provides handicap access to retreat participants and also serves as a “home away from home” for special needs and chronically ill children and adults and their families. These respite retreats and guest days provide families with opportunities to reconnect with each other and with God, emotionally and spiritually – and enjoy themselves as well!The Discovery Retreat House was originally a hunting lodge and then a private residence. Discovery Ministries purchased the building for $25,000 in 1978 and renovated the house during that summer to serve as a retreat house.

Discovery House
  1. History of Discovery House
  2. Discovery Ministries Retreat Program
  3. Discovery House – The Vision of the Designing of the Rooms
  4. The Chapel
  5. Retreatants' Meeting Room
  6. Discovery House Kitchen
  7. Discovery House Bathrooms Downstairs
  8. Saint Padre Pio Room
  9. The Sacristy
  10. Saint Rita of Cascia Living Room
  11. Venerable Michael McGivney Room
  12. Saint Ann Room
  13. Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta Room
  14. Saint Francis Room
  15. Blessed Brother Gerard Tongue Room
  16. Janitor's Closet on the First Floor
  17. Laundry Room
  18. Sprinkler Closet
  19. Mechanical Room
  20. Pump Closet
  21. Pantry Room
  22. Janitor's Closet Upstairs
  23. Hall Closet Upstairs
  24. Electrical Closet Upstairs
  25. St. Helen Room
  26. Discovery House Bathroom Upstairs
  27. Conference Room Upstairs
  28. Discovery House Patio
  29. Discovery House Resource Center
  30. Pavilion
  31. Discovery House Rules
  32. Discovery House Grounds