Brethren Woods

Brethren Woods is a year-round camp and retreat center owned and operated by the Shenandoah District of the Church of the Brethren. We are located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, just 12 miles northeast of Harrisonburg.

Throughout the year, we host groups using our Challenge Course and Rental Facilities. During the summer months, coed day and resident Summer Camp programs are held for all ages. In the fall and spring, Outdoor School field trips bring elementary students for day-long outdoor education opportunities. We also feature a variety of Special Events and programs for women, men, parent-child pairs, and more!

In all that we do, we seek "to provide Christian educational opportunities, facilities, and programs for all ages in an inviting woodland setting; encouraging the formation of Christ-centered living, leadership, and stewardship of creation, leading toward wholeness in the kingdom of God."

American Camp Association

 Brethren Woods is fully accredited by the American Camping Association, based on our 2014 site visit.  We have been accredited since 1990.

Church of the Brethren and Shenandoah District

Brethren Woods is owned and operated by Shenandoah District of the Church of the Brethren that includes over 100 churches in Virginia and West Virginia. The Church of the Brethren is a Christian denomination in the Anabaptist and Pietist traditions, dedicated to "Another Way of Living" and "Continuing the Work of Jesus: Peacefully, Simply, Together."

 

Outdoor Ministry Association

Brethren Woods is a member of Outdoor Ministry Association which is made up of Church of the Brethren centers for camping, retreats, and outdoor ministry.