Epworth Forest Conference Center (EFCC) is located in the northern region of Indiana halfway between South Bend, Indiana and Ft. Wayne, Indiana; just north of US 30 on S.R. 13. During the summer, EFCC is a camp ground with programming for high school students, youth groups and adults with special needs. Year round, the camp site is also rented out regularly for retreats, staff outings, camps, family events, banquets, weddings and more.

For information on our 2018 events; learn more by scrolling further past the map and site info where you will also find retreat rental information.

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Your service can make an enormous difference in the life of a child by serving as a cook, counselor, or facility team member at camp.

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Work teams provide key support through grounds work, updating /remodel projects, improvements & more.

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Contact Us

8531 Epworth Forest Rd
North Webster, IN 46555

(574) 834.2212

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Epworth Retreat Rentals

Use as much of our lodging, features, facilities, resources, and staff to accomplish the goals for your specific group and mission.

Custom Camps - Plan a multi-day overnight camp and put everything to use for your mission [start here]

Retreats - Pick and choose the specific resources, lodging, and features to accomplish the goal for your group big or small [start here]

Day Events - Plan your outing, picnic, wedding, activity or more [start here]

That Thing - High School (gr. 9-grads)

That Thing is a conference-style, week-long camp/event for high school students focused on engaging their discipleship pathway to help ignite passion and purpose in the students’ faith. That Thing is an evangelistic, discipleship, and missional camp moving students beyond just a profession of faith to focusing on learning, calling, justice, and bringing hope into their homes and communities.

This year’s theme focuses in on the foundation of following Christ. Through worship and unpacking times, we’ll be uncovering a core value of discipleship and its anchor points that will help us to be a light in the darkness, to fight for justice, and to stand firm through the storms of life. We hope that every student brings their doubts, their frustrations, their joys, and their victories to the cross this summer and finds anchor in covenant with Christ.

Church Leader Information:

This program is split-designed for students to come individually (church leadership optional) or as a group wanting an event for their students to stay together and their leaders will participate and lead a cabin (adults are free).

Our staff gear up all the activities, curriculum, schedule, devotions, worship times and more, allowing pastors and youth workers to focus on their students’ discipleship and development with easy planning/preparation. Best of all, leaders can customize these options to use as much or as little as best suits their group.

Group Tickets - take full control of your entire lodging space and the ticket price with your church [group tickets...]

Individual Tickets - everything you need in one ticket at $410 each [learn more...]

June 17-22 (EH251)

$410 ($440 after 4/16)

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June 24-29 (EH261)

$410 ($440 after 4/16)

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July 1-6 (EH271)

$410 ($440 after 4/16)

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July 8-13 (EH281)

$410 ($440 after 4/16)

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Camp REYOAD - Ages 16+

Camp REYOAD is a unique camping experience for special needs adults ages 16+. Campers participate in swimming, fishing, boating, crafts, dance parties, worship, and a very anticipated ride on the infamous North Webster Dixie Boat. REYOAD campers are treated with such love by dedicated counselors and taught about their value and worth in the eyes of God. On top of a devoted and experienced summer staff, REYOAD brings many qualified nurses to assist in the care of campers while they are experiencing Christ through new adventures.

June 10-15 (ES241)

$470 ($500 after 4/16)

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Ministry Training Event - 18 & Over

Camp REYOAD is a unique camping experience for special needs adults ages 16+. Campers participate in swimming, fishing, boating, crafts, dance parties, worship, and a very anticipated ride on the infamous North Webster Dixie Boat. REYOAD campers are treated with such love by dedicated counselors and taught about their value and worth in the eyes of God. On top of a devoted and experienced summer staff, REYOAD brings many qualified nurses to assist in the care of campers while they are experiencing Christ through new adventures.

May 31-June 2 (EA221)

$FREE for Impact 2818 Staff/Volunteers

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Bishops Youth Rally

Emerging Leaders of the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church, including middle school, high school, and college students are invited to the Back to School Rally with the Bishop. It will be a time of celebration, preparation, and reflection before stepping back into their schools. Emerging Leaders will be equipped and inspired to live out their faith and leadership in the classroom, extra-curricular activities, jobs, home, and community. Emerging Leaders are touching the world with their day to day lives. The Back to School Rally with the Bishop will help them fix their attention on God, recognize what God is up to, and respond with faith and leadership in their daily lives and the world.

August 4

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Beth Moore "Living Proof"

This fall, plan a special experience for the women in your circle. Come to Epworth where you will join this global, one-day gathering that will encourage you to dive deeper into the Word of God. Each year with Beth Moore is a uniquely special experience.

Join the one-day experience at Epworth in our new auditorium and enjoy the natural beauty of God's creation.

Or, plan a weekend experience for your faith community. Rent a lodge at Epworth for groups of all sizes to not only be encouraged by Saturday's experience with Beth, but be strengthened by time together challenging, and enjoying each other.

September 15

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Global Leadership Summit - INUMC

Epworth Forest Conference Center will be serving as a private host site (in partnership to the United Methodist Churches of Indiana) for the 2018 Global Leadership Summit, the 2 day conference simulcasted by the Willow Creek Association.

Bring your staff, volunteers, and team to develop and learn from a diverse, world-class faculty of speakers. You will receive a unique blend of vision, inspiration, and practical skills that can be immediately applied into your mission, and community.

Make your experience an unforgettable and transformative time by reserving lodging at Epworth ForestFor additional team building and information retention, your team can spend the night in one of our many lodges and continue to process the incredible talks that were heard that day. 

August 9-10

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Young Adult/College Retreat - Post High - Age 25

Start 2019 Off Right - In the midst of papers, in the midst of internships, in the midst of all nighters, venti coffees, break ups, and proposals, there's a season of life that can be summed up in two ways for many believers launching into adulthood: walking away from faith or finding true worth and confidence in Jesus Christ as He calls you to something deeper. God has created you for a purpose and as you learn that and navigate adulthood, there is an opportunity for intimate growth in a relationship with the Creator. This weekend retreat is designed as a connection point. Before heading back off to school, come connect with other believers, learn more about who God is, and find rest in His power and grace.

Winter retreat for young adults and college students (college freshman - age 25) is a perfect time to grow in discipleship and renewal. Life is crazy during the college years, but it doesn't have to be a season of isolation or stagnant spiritual growth. Come together with other young adults to connect, learn, rest, and worship.

January 2-4, 2019(EA011)

$150

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Next - 15 & under

In 2017, 427 Impact 2818 campers responded to a calling to vocational ministry in their life's calling. For 2019, we are launching a new program through the partnership of pastors and ministry leaders wanting to help students explore, unpack, and begin a mentor process to better understand their ministry calling in the years ahead.

Students ages 15 & under are invited to Epworth Forest for a winter program alongside an adult mentor. Students and their families should identify a leader in their faith community (a pastor, youth leader, coach, family friend, or other ministry partner) who will commit to helping to guide this young person through the years ahead in finding clarity and progress towards their calling.

Both students and leaders will be trained and prepared for how to address the steps ahead while finding encouragement and spiritual inspiration at the event.

January 18-20, 2019 (EC521)

$TBD

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Directions

From Chicago Area

Head Eastbound on Highway 30 Continue Hwy 30 toWarsaw, IN Turn Left onto E Old Rd 30. Turn Left onto IN - 13 N. Turn Right onto Epworth Forest Rd. Continue for 1 mile, camp entrance is on the right.

From Indianapolis Area

Head North on I - 69 toward Ft.Wayne, IN Take Exit 309B for US 30 W Continue to Pierceton, IN. Turn Right onto IN - 13 N. Turn Right onto Epworth Forest Rd. Continue for 1 mile, camp entrance is on the right.