Events

HOMECOMING BIKE RIDE

Camper Scholarship Fundraiser

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Donation: Minimum of $25.00 and more in pledges towards the Camper Scholarship Fund
Date: Saturday, TBD
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm with a delicious meal to follow

Registration Information
Pledge Forms

Take a bike ride. Make an eternal impact.
Help raise funds for Camper Scholarships. Participating youth ages 8 to 18 yo can earn a FREE registration to Snow Camp 2018 & Winter Blast 2018. Make it a Fall Family Getaway w/ Friday night lodging at Camp. Please contact Brethren Retreat Executive Director, Rick Miller at 260.336.2470 for reserve Friday night lodging. Enjoy a leisurely round trip ride w/ friends from Shipshewana to Middlebury (12 miles). A delicious meal to follow. Visit our Facebook event page for updates and info.

The ride will begin at the Brethren Retreat camp bell, follow the Pumpkinvine Trail into Middlebury (approx 6.0 miles), and then return to Brethren Retreat campus for a celebration meal at the camp.  The event is open to all ages. IN FACT, kids and youth who participate will get $25 discount towards their registration fees for Snow Camp (3-6 grade) 3rd wknd of January or  Winter Blast (Jr. & Sr. High) on 3rd wknd of February. BETTER YET! Any student raising $150 will attend Snow Camp or Winter Blast FOR FREE!  This is an event for the whole family, and the whole church!  Please promote the event to your church family & friends. The fall colors will be in full display along the trail, and it will be a great day of fellowship, exercise, and a fun way to provide scholarship for campers to attend camp. We are asking that each rider brings pledges for at least $25 to ensure we can provide a good number of scholarships to future campers. We look forward to seeing you all on the bike trail.


Family Camp

  2021 Registration Form 2021 Rates are same as 2019 & 2020. 

100th Anniversary AN EPIC CELEBRATION – schedule of events & BBQ Lunch Prices

  2021 Program Schedule – ITS HERE!

Date: September 3-6, 2021
Fee:

  • Adult (14+ yo): $120.00
  • Youth (13-9 yo) : $102.00
  • Child (8-3 yo) = $43.00
  • Infants (0-2 yo): FREE 

Special Guest: Rich “Trigger” Bontrager, Washington DC (Camper & Staff Alumni from Winding Waters Brethren, Elkhart, IN)
Worship: Phil & Rhonda Foley, Frankfort Camp Ministries, Frankfort, IN
Special Event: Its our 101st Anniversary! Join us on Monday, Sept 6th (Labor Day) from 11:00am to 3:00pm for a huge party to celebration ten decades of effective ministry on the south shore of Shipshewana Lake. BBQ Lunch. Concert. Inspirational Speaker, Games. Inflatable Slide, Dunk Tank, Axe Throwing, AND MORE!

The Last Blast of Summer! Family Camp is an awesome time to spend quality time with your family and other families as well!  The program theme for 2021 is UNSHAKEN. Our Special Guest; Rich “Trigger” Bontrager is a Camp Shipshewana camper from the 1970’s and served on summer staff in the 1980’s. He has an inspirational story as a sports broadcaster, church planter, life coach and survivor. Come be inspired by his story. Our Worship Leaders are Phil and Rhonda Foley, Frankfort Camp Ministries.  Phil and Rhonda are long time music ministry favorite for the Brethren Retreat. The Family Camp schedule is adjusted to accommodate COVID protocols. Saturday lunch is on your own. Saturday dinner is offsite at A Taste of Shipshewana hosted by an Amish Family. Saturday Night fun includes a concert by Phil & Rhonda Foley. Plan for your personal fun-filled family picnic (or invite a family to join you!) in the park Sunday Noon. There will be cookout Sunday night followed by the traditional Family Camp Variety Show. Get your best act together for fun, laughter and outrageous entertainment. Each morning is filled with prayer, worship & inspiration. And we have Ice Cream too! Food. Fun. Friends. Great Family programming all weekend. 


Fall Golf Scramble

2021 Registration Information

Date: September 25, 2021 @ 9:00am Shotgun Start
Where: McCormick Creek Golf Club, Nappanee, IN
Entry Fee:

  • $75.00/player
  • $300/foursome
  • $41.00 of the entry fee is a donation to The Brethren Retreat and $34.00 goes to McCormick Creek Golf Club for covers green fees and cart. Entry Fee also includes a hot dog/brats, chips, veggies, cookies & cold drink at the conclusion of your round. Camp is Powerful!!! Make an eternal investment in the life of your loved one!

Snow Camp 2021

NEW DATE!!! Rescheduled for February 26-28th due to COVID-19 concerns

2021 Registration Form

Age: Grades 3-6
Date: January 15-17, 2021  (Rescheduled to February 27-29 due to COVID restriction in LaGrange County)
Fee: $97.00 for 2 comfortable nights, 5 hearty meals, 2 delicious snacks, 4 Bible Lessons &  lots of Fun Activities
Theme: TRUTH
Scripture: John 14:6
Guest Leader: Shannon “Coop” Cooper, Crossing Education Center Leader, Elkhart, IN

We did not get to see many of you in Summer 2020 due to the COVID Pandemic. So its been a long time since summer camp 2019! Ready to come back for some winter time fun? (YES!) Then join us for Snow Camp to connect with all your camp  friends, new friends, and your favorite summer staff! There will be lots of fun, hot chocolate, Bible Lessons, games, campfire each night, sledding, and much more. Bring your friends with you! SPECIAL DISCOUNT: Register a friend who did not attend last year to receive a gift from the Novelty Nook and a $25.00 Voucher to attend Camp Shipshewana 2021. Registration begins at 7:00 pm Friday night. Questions? Contact us at campshipshewana@gmail.com or 260.768.4519. 


WINTER  BLAST  2021

Age: Jr. & Sr. High
Date: March 5-7, 2021
Fee: $97.00/person
ThemeThe Heart of Worship

“God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the spirit and in truth.”  John 4:24
   Click Here: ​2021 REGISTRATION INFO

Summer is still a few months away and we are sure that you must be experiencing withdrawal from camp. So join us for a fun-filled weekend with friends, new and old, Bible focused lessons, awesome worship, and lots of great activities! Invite your friends too!

You do not want to miss Winter Blast 2021. Our program focus on being in AWE of God. Our Special Guest is Stephanie Hughes. Our Worship Team is Sarah Ross & Co.. Join us for a fun filled weekend of learning about how God chose each one of us.

Registration will begin at 7:30 pm Friday night. Questions? Call us at 260.768.4519.