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During the early 1970s, two Quakers, Henry and Mary Cushing Niles, envisioned that the tract of forested mountain land that they assembled from several holdings south of Harpers Ferry, WV, should be turned into a wilderness preserve in which people of the Washington Metropolitan Region could experience healing and nurture of body and spirit.

Rolling Ridge Study Retreat Community (RRSRC) is one of several independent lessees by which this vision is being implemented. It is a nonprofit membership association, incorporated in the State of West Virginia as Study Retreat Associates of Rolling Ridge. Members live primarily in the greater Washington region. The association is governed by a Board of Directors, elected by the members at its annual business meeting. RRSRC cultivates a holistic vision of living in harmony with the earth; maintains a retreat environment for groups and individuals throughout the year; and designs study and retreat occasions in four broad thematic areas: scripture, spirituality, and meditative arts; ecological integrity/environmental appreciation; family and community; and justice, peace, and global issues.

Rolling Ridge Study Retreat Community has developed partnerships with churches in the Washington region who share in the use and maintenance of the retreat facilities, bringing their own groups and agendas. The Retreat is to serve as a "safe place" for communities of faith and other moral concern to explore new frontiers. Rolling Ridge Study Retreat Community is both a place on the beautiful slopes of the Blue Ridge above the Shenandoah River and a ministry to pursue new possibilities for the well being of humankind.

Rolling Ridge Study Retreat Community | 120 Jubilee Lane | Harpers Ferry, WV 25425  
Phone (304) 724-1069 | Email community@rollingridge.net