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.
Here is a brief listing of our 2018 events; learn more by scrolling further past the map and site info where you can also find retreat rental information.
2018 Calendar of Events at Epworth Forest Conference Center
January 2-4 • EA011 • $150 - Young Adults Camp - (Post High School - age 25)
March 5-7 • EA101 • $TBD - Crafting Through the Year - Adults
April 30-May 2 • EA181 • $TBD - Sabbath Retreat - Adults
May 31-June2 • EA221 • $TBD - Ministry Training Event - (18+)
June 10-15 • ES241 • $470 - Camp REYOAD - Special Needs (ages 16+)
June 17-22 • EH251 • $410 - That Thing - High School (gr. 9-graduates)
June 24-29 • EH261 • $410 - That Thing - High School (gr. 9-graduates)
July 1-6 • EH271 • $410 - That Thing - High School (gr. 9-graduates)
July 8-13 • EH281 • $410 - That Thing - High School (gr. 9-graduates)
August 4 • $TBD - Bishop’s Youth Rally
August 9-10 • TBD • $TBD - Global Leadership Summit - INUMC Leaders
August 20-22 • TBD • $295 - Menno-Hof & Antiquing Retreat - Adults
September 14-15 • TBD • $TBD - Beth Moore “Living Proof” Simulcast - Adults
October 15-17 • TBD • $310 - Photography Retreat - Adults
December 26-28 • EC521 • $TBD - Call To Ministry Exploration - (ages 15 & under)
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.
Work teams provide key support through grounds work, updating /remodel projects, improvements & more.
Support camp projects and annual operations with your financial gift.
Want to choose exactly what your gift provides? Check out our Amazon Wish List.
One of the most important ways you can support Epworth is with your prayers.
8531 Epworth Forest Rd
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)
group pricing options available
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...]
Young Adult/College Retreat - Ages 18+
Start 2018 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.
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.
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.
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.