Epworth Forest Retreat & Conference Center

Location Details

By the Banks

Catch a glimpse of Webster Lake from Epworth’s state-of-the-art conference center. There’s a place for everyone with almost 400 beds available. You and your group will have space to explore and relax together. A world of unique and fun activities is at your fingertips, from kayaking to sand volleyball to archery tag. You won’t want to miss the “Sky High” views on our giant swing.

Conveniently located halfway between South Bend and Ft. Wayne, we are able to provide many different experiences. Book a conference-style event for a large gathering or plan a smaller group retreat. Whatever you choose to do at Epworth, we want you to feel God’s love through it all. With over 100 years of camp experience, our team will make your stay memorable.

Summer
Camps

At Epworth Forest, we host two types of Impact 2818 camps. That Thing is a summer conference-style camp for high school students to come together in pursuit of Christ—while having fun and making friends. Camp REYOAD is a unique and life-changing week for our friends 18 and older with intellectual disabilities.

Rent Camp

Conference, Retreat, & Custom Camp Information

Availability

All Year

Capacity

Bed - 400;
Meeting 600

Dining

Food Service or In-Lodge Kitchen

The Bishop Mike and
Marsha Coyner
Discipleship Center

Opened in 2017, our waterfront conference center is the perfect choice for any occasion. Walk into a beautiful lobby with a roaring fireplace and your customized welcome screen. Seat up to 650 people in The James Family Auditorium. Looking for something a bit smaller? One of our three media ready classrooms could be just the thing. From camps to retreats to staff outings, our discipleship center can accommodate your unique event.

Featured Activities

Here are some of the fun things you can do at Epworth Forest Retreat & Conference Center.

Event & Conference Spaces

James Family Auditorium

Capacity: 450 - 650

The James Family Auditorium, located in the Bishop Mike and Marsha Coyner Discipleship Center, was opened in 2017, and has seating for 450 (expandable for up to 650). Rental options can include staffed theatrical sound/projection/lights.

Fulmer Conference Rooms

Capacity: Larger Room 50, smaller Room 20

The Fulmer Center for Young Leaders includes 3 conference rooms and 1 smaller meeting room. Each room has A/V setup and can utilize different seating and table arrangements. Two of the conference rooms...read more

Overmeyer

Capacity: 150

Overmeyer is a large facility with operable walls that divide it into 3 large meeting rooms. There are 2 whiteboards available for lectures. In the back of Overmeyer, there are restrooms. Overmeyer is also conveniently placed next to our traditional chapel and the historic Jesus statue pavilion. Overmeyer can accommodate up to 150 people or, with the dividers, can hold up to 50 people per room.

Glass Memorial

Capacity: 75

The Glass Memorial Dining Room is located in Freeland House and is adjacent to the Dining Hall. It can seat It can seat from a dozen to 75 people, has a gorgeous view, and contains A/V equipment. Tables and chairs are available to be placed in a variety of arrangements. The conference room seats 75 or less in varied seating styles for your needs.

Lakeside Chapel

This area is perfect for connecting with God while having a beautiful view of Lake Webster. Your group could have devotion time, a worship session, or individual prayer time here.

Beach House

Capacity: 100

The Beach House overlooks Lake Webster and provides an excellent place to meet in seasonal weather. With plenty of places to sit and relax, this is a perfect spot for a unique and fun gathering. The Beach House even has a snack bar that can be utilized on a cash basis, with your guests providing drinks, ice cream, candy, and other foods. The Beach House can accommodate over 100 people.

Amphitheater

The Amphitheater includes a beautiful lawn providing an open space for viewing the projector or anything on stage. This outdoor area is perfect for watching videos with your group, playing games, or joining together in worship.

Discipleship Center

Capacity: 450 - 650

The Bishop Mike and Marsha Coyner Discipleship Center was opened in 2017 as a fully functioning Conference Center for large events. The main entry area features a beautiful entry lobby, including a customizable welcome/announcement screen, seating areas, and a large fireplace. The James Family Auditorium has seating for 450 (expandable for up to 650). Rental options can include staffed theatrical sound/projection/lights. The Fulmer Center for Young Leaders includes 3 A/V included meeting rooms. Each room seats 50. Two of the rooms can be converted into a large single room with a combined media interface.

Jesus Statue at Pavillion

The Jesus Statue under the pavilion is a favorite location for many who visit. This breezeway serves as a place to comfortably gather and have an enjoyable time.

Discipleship Center Firepit

The Discipleship Center provides many spaces for connection, and the firepit is no exception. This space is perfect for fellowship at any time of the day but especially at night so your group can gather around the fire. The Firepit is available to all who are lodging.

Recreation Field

The Recreation Field is a large and open space that can serve multiple purposes. Whether your favorite game is soccer, football, throwing a frisbee, kickball, or an original game that you know, this field is the place to have fun outdoors.

Kline Island

 Located in Lake Webster, Kline Island is a part of Epworth Forest Conference Center. Your group can canoe to the island or schedule a boat ride to plan a picnic or afternoon nature day. Kline Island also provides one of the most amazing views of Lake Webster.

Dining Services

Capacity: Seats 170, can serve 400

The dining hall at Epworth Forest Conference Center can seat up to 170 seats, and can serve up to 400 people at meals. Larger groups can be served utilizing grab-and-go meals or scheduled rotation meals.

The Chapel

The Chapel is a perfect space for intimate fellowship and worship. Whether you are wanting to plan a prayer service or simply have a quiet place to meet with others, The Chapel is a beautiful and unique place to do so. Seating is traditionally in rows, but can be organized in any way to fit your event.

Lodging

Buck Lodge

Sleeps 60

Opened in 2018, this modern, upscale two-story retreat center includes eight bunk rooms sleeping six or eight each with two ADA compliant rooms. It features a large great room, an upstairs small gathering loft, spacious kitchen, heating & air conditioning, fireplace, deck, and a fire circle.

Buck Lodge

Sleeps 60

Opened in 2018, this modern, upscale two-story retreat center includes eight bunk rooms sleeping six or eight each with two ADA compliant rooms. It features a large great room, an upstairs small gathering loft, spacious kitchen, heating & air conditioning, fireplace, deck, and a fire circle.

Duecker Lodge

Sleeps 30

Opened in 2011, this modern, upscale retreat center includes multiple bunk rooms sleeping six or eight each with one handicap-accessible room. It features a large great room, spacious kitchen, heating & air conditioning, fireplace, deck, and a fire circle that provides the perfect escape for any of your retreat needs.

Duecker Lodge

Sleeps 30

Opened in 2011, this modern, upscale retreat center includes multiple bunk rooms sleeping six or eight each with one handicap-accessible room. It features a large great room, spacious kitchen, heating & air conditioning, fireplace, deck, and a fire circle that provides the perfect escape for any of your retreat needs.

Strawbridge

Sleeps 37

The Heritage Lodges feature an in-lodge kitchen, a large common area with a fireplace, a leader room with a full-size bed, and two dorm rooms with bunks and bathrooms.

Strawbridge

Sleeps 37

The Heritage Lodges feature an in-lodge kitchen, a large common area with a fireplace, a leader room with a full-size bed, and two dorm rooms with bunks and bathrooms.

Freeland House

Sleeps 40 - 48

Freeland is a multi-story conference center facility with dining and meeting area attached. It features hotel-style accommodations, a spacious lobby with seating areas & a fireplace. Each room includes a private bathroom.

Freeland House

Sleeps 40 - 48

Freeland is a multi-story conference center facility with dining and meeting area attached. It features hotel-style accommodations, a spacious lobby with seating areas & a fireplace. Each room includes a private bathroom.

Fenstermacher Lodge

Sleeps 28

Opened in 2011, this modern, upscale retreat center includes multiple bunk rooms sleeping six or eight each with two ADA-compliant rooms. It features a large great room, spacious kitchen, heating & air conditioning, fireplace, deck, and a fire circle.

Fenstermacher Lodge

Sleeps 28

Opened in 2011, this modern, upscale retreat center includes multiple bunk rooms sleeping six or eight each with two ADA-compliant rooms. It features a large great room, spacious kitchen, heating & air conditioning, fireplace, deck, and a fire circle.

Upper Wesley

Sleeps 15

Upper Wesley includes 9 rooms, 2 restroom facilities, a warming kitchen, and a small seating area.

Upper Wesley

Sleeps 15

Upper Wesley includes 9 rooms, 2 restroom facilities, a warming kitchen, and a small seating area.

Barbara Heck

Sleeps 31

The Heritage Lodges feature an in-lodge kitchen, a large common area/living room with a fireplace, a leader room with a full-size bed, and two dorm rooms with bunks and bathrooms.

Barbara Heck

Sleeps 31

The Heritage Lodges feature an in-lodge kitchen, a large common area/living room with a fireplace, a leader room with a full-size bed, and two dorm rooms with bunks and bathrooms.

Cartwright

Sleeps 39

The Heritage Lodges feature an in-lodge kitchen, a large common area/living room with a fireplace, a leader room with a full-size bed, and two dorm rooms with bunks and bathrooms.

Cartwright

Sleeps 39

The Heritage Lodges feature an in-lodge kitchen, a large common area/living room with a fireplace, a leader room with a full-size bed, and two dorm rooms with bunks and bathrooms.

Embury

Sleeps 33

The Heritage Lodges feature an in-lodge kitchen, a large common area/living room with a fireplace, a leader room with a full-size bed, and two dorm rooms with bunks and bathrooms.

Embury

Sleeps 33

The Heritage Lodges feature an in-lodge kitchen, a large common area/living room with a fireplace, a leader room with a full-size bed, and two dorm rooms with bunks and bathrooms.

McKendree

Sleeps 33

The Heritage Lodges feature an in-lodge kitchen, a large common area/living room with a fireplace, a leader room with a twin-sized bed, and two dorm rooms with bunks and bathrooms.

McKendree

Sleeps 33

The Heritage Lodges feature an in-lodge kitchen, a large common area/living room with a fireplace, a leader room with a twin-sized bed, and two dorm rooms with bunks and bathrooms.

Whitefield

Sleeps 33

The Heritage Lodges feature an in-lodge kitchen, a large common area/living room with a fireplace, a leader room with a full-size bed, and two dorm rooms with bunks and bathrooms.

Whitefield

Sleeps 33

The Heritage Lodges feature an in-lodge kitchen, a large common area/living room with a fireplace, a leader room with a full-size bed, and two dorm rooms with bunks and bathrooms.

Parkview

Sleeps 22

Remodeled in 2018, the two-story cottages provide a comfortable experience for smaller groups. They include two lower-level bedrooms and two upper-level dorm rooms, a kitchen, heating & air conditioning, a deck, and a fire circle.

Parkview

Sleeps 22

Remodeled in 2018, the two-story cottages provide a comfortable experience for smaller groups. They include two lower-level bedrooms and two upper-level dorm rooms, a kitchen, heating & air conditioning, a deck, and a fire circle.

Jubilee

Sleeps 22

Remodeled in 2018, the two-story cottages provide a comfortable experience for smaller groups. They include two lower-level bedrooms and two upper-level dorm rooms, a kitchen, heating & air conditioning, a deck, and a fire circle.

Jubilee

Sleeps 22

Remodeled in 2018, the two-story cottages provide a comfortable experience for smaller groups. They include two lower-level bedrooms and two upper-level dorm rooms, a kitchen, heating & air conditioning, a deck, and a fire circle.

Contact
Camp

(574) 834-2212

Manager of Program & Guest Services: Karen Hand
Manager of Operations: Vince Pattengale

Location

8531 E. Epworth Forest Road
North Webster, IN 46555

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GRADES: entering 9th - 13th in the fall


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GRADES: entering 9th - 13th in the fall


TWO TYPES OF REGISTRATION: If coming with a group, contact your group leader to register. If coming as an individual to stay in Campus House, register here.

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