Ladies Retreat 

   Date: April 27-29, 2018   One week later than last year
   Fee: $98.00/person for a shared room /  $107.00 for a private room / $125.00 for a cottage (min 2 guests)
   Theme Verse: Christ, in whom are hidden the treasures of knowledge and wisdom  Colossians 2:3                                 
Join us for the 2018 Ladies Retreat as we search for the mysteries of God.  The answers to life can be found in Jesus Christ. Through Him is the knowledge and wisdom to reveal the Heavenly Treasures promised to us. Register Early! Bring a Friend with you this year. Bring a group of seven and your eight person comes FREE. Several opportunities to earn a discount. BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Come prepared to participate in the Variety Show Saturday Night. Songs, poems, comedy, skits, and more. Laughter Galore!!!


Family Camp     

   2017 Family Camp Schedule

   2017 Registration Information 

   Date: September 1-4, 2017
   Fee: Adult: $103.00  Youth 6-16 : $85.00    Child 0-5= $35.00
  Special Guest: Rev Eric Bargerhuff, Trinity College, FL
   Worship: Karen Hoover, Goshen, IN
Special Entertainment: Chalk For Christ w/  Rod Snow, Ventriloquist & Artist, NIles MI
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 2017 is LEAP. Our Special Guest is Rev. Eric Bargerhuff, a Camp Shipshewana Alumni from the Mexico First Brethren Church in Mexico, Indiana. He is a professor at Trininty College, a pastor and author too. He will be sharing from his most recent book Most Misused Stories of the Bible. Also joining us will be Karen Hoover to lead us in worship times. She is part of the Grace Communicty Worhsip team in Goshen, IN. Saturday Night fun includes a Variety Show following a Picnic on the Patio. Get your best act together for fun, laughter and outrageous entertainment. Sunday night Rod Snow will return for another visit to Family Camp. His beloved characters add a helping hand to his comedy and artistic set up of an inspiring chalk drawing with a special message illuminated at the conclusion. Games. Food. Fun. Great Family programming all weekend. Plus there is also ALL YOU CAN EAT ICE CREAM!!!!


 Fall Golf Scramble

   2017 Registration Information

   Date: September 23, 2017 @ 8:00am Shotgun Start
   Where: McCromick Creek Golf Club  Nappanee, Indiana
   Entry Fee: $75.00/player     $300/foursome
   $45.00 of the entry fee is a donation to The Brethren Retreat and $30.00 covers green fees and cart. 
   Entry Fee also includes a hot dog & cold drink at the conclusion of your round. 

   Camp is Powerful!!! Make an eternal investment in the life of your loved one! 



 Young at Heart Retreat

 2017 Registration Information

   Date: September 11-14, 2017
           **SAME RATES SINCE 2014**
   Fee: Single Occupancy Room $104.00
           Double Occupancy Room $97.00/person
           Triple Occupancy Room $85.00/person
          Cozy Cottage $125.00/person (min. 2 people)

Camp isn't just for kids!  Young at Heart is for those who are just that- Young at Heart!  Come join in on a fun time with the Young at Heart crowd. Enjoy tasty meals, fun outings into Shipshewana countryside and a Missions Auctions! As well as live entertainment and lots of special excursions.



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Camper Scholarship Fundraiser


Donation: Minimum of $25.00 and more in pledges towards the Camper Scholarship Fund
Date: Saturday, October: 28, 2017
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 the 2018 Snow Camp (3-6 grade) on January 19-21st or 2018 Winter Blast (Jr. & Sr. High) on February 16-18th. BETTER YET! Any student raising $150 will attend 2018 Snow Camp or 2018 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 28th!


  Fall Craft Retreat

   2016 Registration Info

   Date: November 2-4, 2018
   Fee: $90.00
Join us for a relaxing fun filled weekend of crafting!
This weekend is for all crafty people and anyone who wants to learn a craft.
Scrapbookers, Stampers, Quilters, Basket Weavers,Sewers, and  Jewelry Makers

  ReCONNECT Retreat

2017 Registration Info

   Age: 14-20 years old
   Date: RESCHEDULED TO DECEMBER 8-10th (November 17-19, 2017)
   Fee: $90.00 for two comfortable nights, 4 hearty meals & 2 delicious snacks
NOW ONLY $45.00/person.
Remaining $45.00 is covered by recent gifts to the Scholarship Fund!
   Theme: SHINE Matthew 5:16
Calling all Jr and Sr High Students to join us for the ReConnect Retreat to catch up with friends old and new, participate in a service project and embark upon a special outing! Check back often for updated retreat information!
Registration begins at 7:00pm on Friday night. Questions? Call or email us at 260.768.4519 or 


 Singles With Children Retreat

 NOT  OFFERED  IN  2017!

   Registration 2016 Info

  Age: Children ages 0-16
  Date: December 9-11, 2016
  Fee: This event is sponsored and is free to all participants. 
Come join us for our Single with Children Retreat! The Singles with Children Retreat gives single parent families an opportunity to have experience a special Christmas Memory as a family, completely free of charge to them. Make memories as a family making gingerbread house, sledding , doing crafts and going to a special Christmas Event in Shipshewana! 

Registration begins at 7:00pm Friday night. Questions? Contact us at or 260.768.4519.


  Snow Camp

   Registration 2018 Form
   Age: Grades 3-6
   Date: January 19-21, 2018
   Fee: $90.00 for 2 comfortable nights, 5 hearty meals, 2 delicious snacks, 4 Bible Lessons &  lots of Fun Activities
   Theme: UnShaKen Luke 6:48

Is summer too long to wait to come back to camp? (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! 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 2018. Registration begins at 7:00pm Friday night. Questions? Contact us at or 260.768.4519.
  Ministry Care & Prayer Retreat
 This Event May Be Offered in 2018

    2016 Registration Info

   Date: TBD, 2018
   Who: Anyone involved with ministry. Especially Pastors and Church Leaders! 
   Fee:$ 130.00 per person
 Are you seeking an escape? We can hide your from a world of distractions.
 Experience a relaxing retreat to refresh and seek God's face in these troubling times.
Gather with other church leaders to share and discuss the pressing concerns and struggles resulting from ministry life. 
Registration starts at 3:00pm on Monday afternoon. Questions? Contact us at or 260.768.4519

  Winter Craft Retreat

   2018 Registration Info

   Date: February 2-4, 2018
   Fee: $90.00/person

 Don't miss this great weekend get away at Shipshewana Lake!  It has been designed just for you...  Preserving Memories:  Scrapbooking; Sewing: Quilting and Knitting; Making: Stamping and Weaving.  Or simply relax and fellowship with friends.   This weekend includes: Two comfortable nights in the Retreat Haus (private rooms with common bath) Bed linens are provided. Bring your own bath linens, toiletries and towels. Four hearty meals prepared by the Brethren Retreat staff.  The first Saturday in February is The Big Pajama Sale in Shipshewana! Stores open as early as 5:00 am; receive incredible discounts when you shop in your pajamas!

Registration begins at 7:00 pm on Friday or you may come earlier in the day. Bring a snack to share for Friday night. Chocolate Fountain available Saturday afternoon. Coffee, hot chocolate, tea, and water will be provided. Questions? Call us at 260.768.4519.


  Winter Blast

   2018 Registration Info
   Age: Jr. & Sr. High
   Date: February 16-18, 2018
   Fee: $90.00/person
   Theme: GAME ON!   Matthew 19:26

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 2018. Our program focus will be upon the Gamemaker, God. He has created everything and has a plan for everything. He sees all and knows all. Join for a weekend filled with challenges & games. Discover your mission, distractions and purpose.

Registration will begin at 7:00 pm Friday night. Questions? Call us at 260.768.4519.