ReFReSH YOUR LIFE
Escape Your World of Distractions. . .
Come Home to the Brethren Retreat at Shipshewana Lake!

WELCOME HOME!

That is exactly howApril.jpg our guests feel when they enter into our cheerful hospitality. We wish to share this valuable and distinctive Christian camping ministry located in beautiful Shipshewana, Indiana. We specialize in Christian hospitality for families, churches, and special interest groups. The Brethren Retreat has been in operation since 1920 and a member of the Christian Camp and Conference Association since 1973.

Are you seeking to develop spiritual growth in a special community? Do you desire to create distinctive moments that will stand out from other memories? Then come home to the Brethren Retreat at Shipshewana Lake. Allow us to serve you with pleasant staff, clean facilities, and hearty meals. An event hosted by the Brethren Retreat at Shipshewana Lake will help build relationships and refresh spirits for your church or family group. Take a casual look around. Big or small, we offer many opportunities to complement your program objectives.

Please let us know how we can help you with planning your next retreat, event, camp, or family outing.

 

WE  HAVE  COZY  COTTAGES!
Enjoy a stay in our cozy, affordable cottages with your family or a special group of friends. 

Contact us to book your next visit to Shipshewana in a cozy cottage:
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  Coming soon: Lakeview

Also visit www.shipshewana.com to assist in planning your travels to Shipshewana, Indiana.

UPCOMING EVENTS

2014  Camp  Shipshewana  Registration - CLICK HERE!

THE  POWER  OF  CAMP!   Click here for a fun filled & informative two minute video. Visit www.thepowerofcamp.com for more information on why youth need a positive summer experience to renrich their lives. Please consider Camp Shipshewana as the place for your loved ones to enrich their life this summer.

BECAUSE OF CAMP - What will your child say about camp? Enjoy this forty-eigth second video listing numberous impacts that camp has had on people's lives. Do you have a something to share about your Camp Shipshewna experience?

2014 Camp Shipshewana  "ReKINDLE  THE  FIRE !"   1 Thessalonians 5:19  - Schedule & Theme - HERE

Check Out Our Summer 2014 Promo Video!

 

 

Spring Ladies' Retreat: April 25-27, 2014 - Click here for registration flyer and schedule..

Spring Chicken BBQ Fundraiser: April 26th @ Walgreens Goshen, IN.  Order your chicken and have it deliever to a church near you. We have arranged Chicken Couriers from Goshen to North Manchester to Muncie to Rochester. Still seeking Chicken Couriers to Byran, OH, Fort Wayne, South Bend & Kokomo/Burlington. Help us sell 1000 halves of chicken on April 26th!

 

Indiana Brethren District Conference: May 2-3rd @ Nappanee First Brethren Church

Rowley Ladies Retreat: May 2nd - 4th, Parma, MI

Spring Volunteers Wekend: Thursday, May 15th to Saturday, May 17th. Bring your hip wadders! We hope to clean tree branches (and more!) from the channel. Also needt to replace a roof on a cottage. Planning on plenty of landscaping tasks too. Indoor cleaning and preping for summer programs will take place as well. We got something for everyone. Come and enjoy this Volunteer Weekend.

C.I.T. Camp 
Taking Applications

Counselor-in-Training (C.I.T.) Camp instructs youth in valuable Servant Leadership characteristics.  C.I.T. Camp is a 21-point program featuring devotions, Bible lessons, team-building activities, and support-staff experiences.

C.I.T. Application      Reference Form

Opportunity for LaGrange County Families to Attend Camp for FREE!

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PUMPKINVINE NATURE TRAIL
Completed September 20, 2011.
The Pumpkinvine Nature Trail is a 16.2-mile biking/hiking trail that connects Shipshewana,
Middlebury, and Goshen. This Rails2Trails project bisects the Brethren Retreat across more than 1,000 feet.

USING GPS
Some GPS devices direct to an incorrect address. Please enter "9095 W 280 N" to locate us with GPS devices. Our physical location is at the intersection of W 275 N  and N 915 W.
Our GPS coordinates are: N 41' 40.791 W 085' 36.173

As of November 9, 2010: Internet sites have corrected the directional errors for the Brethren Retreat. In time, GPS devices will be updated to provide the corrected info as well. Currently you will be placed at the intersection of 275 N & 675 W (2.25 miles directly east). Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Contact us at the number below if you have any questions.

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Finanical Assistance Form

Get Involved this Summer at The Brethren Retreat!

2014 Registration Booklet

2014 Camp Shipshewana - Schedule & Theme

Summer Staff Applications - click here

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Spring Ladies' Retreat: April 25th-27th, 2014

Camp Chicken BBQ: April 26, Walgreen's Goshen

Indiana District Conference: May 2-3, Nappanee FBC Rowley Ladies, Parma, MI: May 2-4, 2014             

CAMP PHOTOS

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