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That is exactly how 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:

Candy     Jubilee     Eastbay     Coming soon: Lakeview

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

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 enrich 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 48 second video listing numerous impacts that camp has had on people’s lives. Do you have something to share about your Camp Shipshewana experience? Click here

Work at Camp!

Taking 2016 Applications

The Brethren Retreat is a great place to serve the Lord while being challenged to grow closer in your own relationship with God. Each summer we look forward to seeing how God brings together the next group of young leader. We look for Activity Directors in Recreation, Worship, Crafts, Waterfont, CIT ( Counselor In-Training) and a Photo/VIdeo tech along with 5 female and 3 male Sr. Counselors. We also look for any number of Jr. Counselors to be here for only a couple weeks out of the summer.  I encourage you to prayerfully consider this as an option for the Summer of 2016. 

Sr. Staff Application    

Jr. Staff/ CIT Application                          

Veteran Staff Application 

Reference Form