Ladies Retreat 

   Date: April 26-28, 2019
   Fee: $98.00/person for a shared room /  $107.00/person for a 2 person room / $120 for a private room / $140.00 for a         cottage (min 2 guests)
   Program Theme: First things First: Intimacy with Christ for busy women
   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     

   Schedule and info coming soon!

   Date: August 30-September 2, 2019
   Fee: Adult (14+ yo): $111.00  Youth (13-9 yo) : $92.00    Child (8-3 yo) = $39.00   Infants (0-2 yo): FREE
  Special Guest: Rev Tom Scheifer, Nappanee 1st Brethren, Nappanee, IN
Worship: Jake Burkle, Muncie, Indiana
Special Event: Sunday Night Hymn Sing w/ Dr Steve Zerbe, Schoolcraft, Michigan & Rex Terbush, Pianist, Goshen, Indiana
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 2018 is HIDDEN TREASURES. Our Special Guest is Rev. Tom Scheifer has spent many hours with Revive Indiana and Revive events in other states. Come hear be challenged and partake in his accounts of God at Work as people's lives are impacted and renewed by the Holy Spirit. Participate in the Homemade Ice Cream Contest Sunday Afternoon. Sign up your favorite family recipe. Will it be our favorite too? The Family Camp Carry-in is a traditional favorite. Bring your favorite salad & dessert to share. Time to prepare your carry-in dish in the Camp Dining Hall allows families to connect with ole fashion flare in the kitchen. Saturday Night fun includes a Variety Show. Get your best act together for fun, laughter and outrageous entertainment. Sunday is filled with morning worship, family fun, a cookout and a Good Ole Fashion Hymn Sing lead by Dr Steve Zerbe, Schoolcraft, Michigan. Games. Food. Fun. Great Family programming all weekend.

 Young at Heart Retreat

2019 Registration Information

   Date: September 9-12, 2019
   Fee: Single Occupancy Room $111.00
           Double Occupancy Room $100.00/person
           Triple Occupancy Room $92.00/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.First Academic 2018-2019 Appearance by the Westview HS Dynamic Singsations. More fun stuff being planned too!


   Fall Golf Scramble

   2018 Registration Information

    Date: September 22, 2018 @ 9:00am Shotgun Start

    Where: McCormick 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!


Camper Scholarship Fundraiser


Donation: Minimum of $25.00 and more in pledges towards the Camper Scholarship Fund
Date: Spring 2019
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

New Date!

   2018 Registration Info

   Date: October 4-6, 2019
   Fee: Single Occupancy Room $90.00/person
           Double Occupancy Room $87.00/person
           Cozy Cottage $125.00/person (min. 2 people)
Join us for a relaxing fun filled weekend of crafting! This weekend is for all crafty people and anyone who wants to learn a new craft. Scrapbookers, Stampers, Quilters, Basket Weavers,Sewers, and  Jewelry Makers.Crafting locations include the Retreat Lower Level and the Dining Hall This event coincides with a basket weaving guild from Ohio and the Fall Volunteers Weekend. Why not make this a Family Fun-filled Weekend? There is Something for Everyone!

  ReCONNECT Retreat

2018 Registration Info

   Age: 14-20 years old
   Date: November 16-18, 2018
   Fee: SPECIAL RATE ! ! ONLY $45.00 (remaining $45.00 is covered by a recent gift to the Campership Fund)
   $90.00 for two comfortable nights, 4 hearty meals & 2 delicious snacks
   Theme: REFINED
   Theme Verse: "I will put this third through the fire; I will refine them as silver is refined and test them as gold is tested. They will call on my name,
    and I will answer them. I will say: They are my people, and they will say: The Lord is our God.” Zechariah 13:9
Calling all Jr-Sr Hi & Post Hi Students to join us for the ReConnect Retreat to catch up with friends old and new, participate in emphasis upon worship with Summer Staff alumni,  Jake Burkle, Muncie and an exciting service project for Operation Christmas Child at Burr Oak Church!
Check back often for updated retreat information! Registration begins at 7:30 pm on Friday night. Questions? Call or email us at 260.768.4519 or 
Singles With Children Retreat


 Wanna Sponsor A Family? Know A Family to Invite?
  Age: Children ages 0-16
  Date: December 13-15, 2019
  Fee: This event is sponsored by generous gifts to our Campership Fund and is free to all participants.
 Join us for the Singles with Children Christmas Retreat! The Singles with Children Christmas Retreat gives single parent families an opportunity to experience a special Christmas Memory as a family, completely free of charge to them. Make memories as a family making decorating cookies, singing Christmas Carols, taking a wagon ride, sledding, doing crafts and many other special Christmas activities. Christmas time in Shipshewana is beautiful! 

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

  Snow Camp


   Registration 2019 Form

  Age: Grades 3-6
  Date: January 18-20, 2019
  Fee: $97.00 for 2 comfortable nights, 5 hearty meals, 2 delicious snacks, 4 Bible Lessons &  lots of Fun Activities
  Theme: Rescued!
Scripture: Psalms 18:19 "He brought me out to a spacious place. He rescued me because he delighted in me."
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 7:00 pm Friday night. Questions? Contact us at or 260.768.4519.

Ministry Care & Prayer Retreat

 This Event May Be Offered in 2019

    2016 Registration Info

   Date: TBD, 2019
   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

  Date: February 1-3, 2019
   2 Comfortable Nights /  4 Hearty Meals / A Delicious Snack Saturday Night
  Fee: Private Occupancy Room $97.00/person
          Double Occupancy Room $90.00/person
          Triple Occupancy Room $87.00/person
          Cozy Cottage $125.00/person (min. 2 people)
  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!
EARLY ARRIVAL AVAILABLE: Arrive on Thursday 3:00pm for only $30.50 extra. Crafting areas will take place in the Dining Hall and the Retreat Haus Lower Level. Reserve table to feed your crafting addiction today!
Registration begins at 7:00 pm on Friday or you may arrive as early as 3:00pm. Bring a snack to share for Friday night. Coffee, hot chocolate, tea, and water will be provided. Questions? Call us at 260.768.4519.

  Winter Blast 2019

   Age: Jr. & Sr. High
   Date: February 15-17, 2019
   Fee: $97.00/person
   Theme: Chosen! 1 Peter 2:9



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 2019. Our program focus will look at how we have been chosen by God, how we have become a royal priesthood, a chosen nation, God's special possession. We will look at what this means for us and who we are as people. Join us for a fun filled weekend of learning about how God chose each one of us.

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

Youth Demo Retreat

Date: March 15-16, 2019

Fee: $20.00


The goal of this event is to have a structured, youth focused retreat based in service. Allowing youth to both escape a world of distractions and to celebrate serving the Lord through their time and actions. We desire to create a more inviting and youth friendly option for a volunteer retreat.