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Brethren Retreat holds snow camp in January


The Brethren Retreat at Shipshewana Lake hosted its 10th Annual Snow Camp Jan. 20-22 for children in grades 3-6 who wanted to enjoy some winter fun in a safe outdoor setting. Thirty-one children participated this year. 

The event allows summer campers to reconnect with their summer friends and introduce them to the Brethren Retreat at Shipshewana. The children participated in activities such as sledding, snow sculpture crafts, singing, and indoor games along with a lot of hot cocoa.

The theme for the weekend was “Deeply Rooted” with supporting Scripture from Colossian 2:7, “Let your roots go down deep into Him, and let your lives be built upon Him.” Program leaders were summer staff alumni Trine University student Dannielle De Young of Naperville, Ill., and Indiana Weslyan University student Asa Eisenhuaer of Huntington, Ind.

Brethren Retreat at Shipshewana Lake is seeking to impact youth, refresh adults, and reconnect families utilizing outdoor activities that are biblically focused. The staff is trained college-age students who desire to provide a positive role model for youth. The retreat has been located on the south shore of Shipshewana Lake since 1920 and for five generations has offered valuable programs to produce effective ministry results.

As a social benefits organization, Brethren Retreat provides opportunities for leadership development of youth and experiences for positive environmental stewardship. Programs are open to everyone. In some cases, financial assistance is available for families wishing to participate in the programs.