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


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.

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:
  Coming soon: Lakeview

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


THE  POWER  OF  CAMP!   Click here for a fun filled & informative two minute video. Visit 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?

Summer Brochure 2015 here!

Registration Forms here!

Summer 2015 schedule and theme here!

Summer 2015 Promo video here!


Ladies' Retreat Registration and Brochure here!


Camp Homecoming Ride Information below.

General Overview, Registration Form, Sponsor Sheet, Pumpkinvine Information


Indiana District Conference on April 25th


C.I.T. Camp 

Taking  2015  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!



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.

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!

2015 Registration Booklet -here

2015 Camp Shipshewana - Schedule & Theme

Summer Staff Applications - click here

2015 Camp registration forms - here


Ladies' Retreat: April 17th - 19th Registration here!

Camp Homecoming Ride: April 24th Registration here!

Indiana District Conference: April 25th