Whether you’re looking for a weekend of spiritual renewal and connection with others at our Women’s or Men’s Retreat or you would like a place to explore your creativity with a weekend of crafting or learning a visual art technique, Camp Friedenswald has a retreat for you! Our retreats focus on renewing the whole person – mind, body, and spirit. Take a break from the hectic day-to-day, “unplug” from the many demands on your time, and experience the peaceful woods.
Camp for Grown-Ups
August 18-20, 2017 Register
Cost: Tiered Pricing - see Retreat Info for details
Ever wanted to go back to your youth camper days? That’s what this weekend is for! Join us for a weekend of relaxation, reconnection, and lots of fun! Anyone post-high school is welcome to join for a relaxed weekend with friends, food, swimming, Capture the Flag, popcorn campfire, and more. We offer tiered pricing so cost won’t keep anyone from enjoying the peaceful woods.
September 15-17, 2017 Register
Cost: $160, 25 & Under: Free
Presenter: Wilma Cender
Join us for a weekend of restoration, relaxation, and reconnection!
Our speaker Wilma Cender will guide us deep into reflection about restoring ourselves through spiritual practice, and through that nourishing the world. Psalm 23:3a – God restores my soul.
Come ready to be nourished with good food, rest, and community; leave empowered to nourish yourself and others, create community, and live well!
Men & Boys Retreat
October 13-15, 2017 Register
Cost: Adults over 25: $160, (Youth prices see below)
Presenter: Steve Thomas, Mennonite Men MCUSA
Bring your family & friends for a weekend sitting around the fire, canoeing, hiking, playing games, worshiping and relaxing.
Our focus will be on fellowship-with each other, in the midst of beautiful creation.
Make sure to bring the whole family, men of all ages are specifically invited for this weekend of fun together.
October 14-16, 2017 Register
Presenter: Marvin Bartel, Art Professor Emeritus of Goshen College
Explore Michigan’s Autumn, Express it in Drawing!
Develop your skills no matter what level, in the warm company of others in the peaceful woods of Camp Friedenswald. Draw by playing, editing, experimenting, and self-discovery. Practice framing, sighting, blind observation, and other skills needed to draw what you see and feel. Practice ways to make the hard things easier, and how to use the easy things more purposefully and profoundly.
Work, play and reflect in the company of kindred souls!
November 3-5, 2017 Register
Whether you scrapbook, sew, quilt or craft, we invite you to join us for a relaxing weekend filled with good food and fellowship. Come alone or bring friends or family. The beautiful surroundings of the peaceful woods and the creativity of others at this retreat will inspire you!
Provided: Standard 6 foot table with electric access for scrappers and crafters • 6 foot by 18 inch table with electric access for those sewing/quilting • Access to microwaves and refrigerators • Beverage station with a variety of hot beverages always available • Optional massages (for an additional fee) • Optional Sunday morning worship • Bring snacks to share
Quilting Retreat (with MCC Great Lakes)
November 3-5, 2017 Register
Presenter: Carol Honderich
Come to our newest retreat, a partnership with Mennonite Central Committee, to encourage a community of quilters!
Come alone or with a group, with skills to share or interest in learning, with a project for an MCC auction, or a project of your own. Come for the space, time, and peaceful surroundings to do something you love with others, and enjoy our beautiful camp, delicious meals, and friendly fellowship.
MCC Great Lakes Partnership
- Saturday evening a Mennonite Central Committee representative will share about their work in developing regions throughout the world
- All are invited to make 1 or more blocks for a quilt to be auctioned at the Michiana Relief Sale