Welcome to Shepherd's Spring

            …a retreat, summer camp, outdoor classroom, conference center and more, away from our busy everyday lives and surrounded by the beauty of nature to foster relaxation, renewal and growth for children and adults alike.  Peacefully planted on 220 rolling, wooded acres along the Potomac River and the historic C&O Canal Towpath, Shepherd’s Spring is set aside to refresh in the beauty of God’s outdoors, to develop connections with friends, to relax and to play.   Our facilities, meadows and woodlands are open for learning, exploration and fun through creative and enjoyable programs guided by a hospitably and accommodating staff.

            … fun, energized, contemplative, educational, programmed, relaxed …. for individuals, groups, businesses, congregations and other faith groups…

  • Enroll children and youth in one of many summer camps where they can enjoy the great outdoors, learn, explore, hike, canoe, swim, craft and more.
  • Plan retreat options for groups, congregations, families and individuals looking to find a peaceful place away from the hectic pace of everyday life in the city and reconnect with the beauty of nature and the Creator.
  • Reserve a business luncheon in our dining hall with nature’s backdrop of the woods, and book an indoor or outdoor meeting space for teambuilding sessions lead by our program directors or by your own facilitators.
  • Schedule school and college classes in our environmental studies and world cultures experiences of the Heifer Global Village and in our woods and meadows, and on the Potomac River. 
  • Consider an outdoor or indoor wedding on any of our 220 acres with picturesque settings: in the open meadows with wooded backdrops; at our contemplative and beautiful labyrinth adjacent to the Lodge; under the 30x30 white event tent; at the Shepherd’s Spring with a bubbling flow of fresh water and framed by lush greenery, flowering plants and rocks; or, at countless other clearings that provide a lovely setting for special life events.
  • Book special parties and celebrations: birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, reunions, causal or formal receptions, weddings, and more.

            Join us at Shepherd’s Spring to experience God’s nature.  It’s an oasis of exceptional natural beauty… to encounter the Peace of Christ, be renewed in community, and grow leaders.

We welcome your donation to help ensure Shepherd's Spring continues to be a unique place where people of all ages can experience nature and life peacefully, simply, together. 

As an indication of our commitment to excellence in camping, Shepherd's Spring is accredited by the American Camp Association. To learn more about why this matters, visit the American Camp Association website

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