About Us

Located just 1.5 hours west of Washington, DC., and hosting guests since 1990 with simple and comfortable facilities on 220 acres of beautiful nature, Shepherd's Spring is a “Source of Renewal - A Place to Grow!”

We welcome all ages from faith congregations, schools and colleges, non-profits, businesses, and civic organizations.

We sponsor a variety of events and coordinate Summer Camps, Road Scholar Programs, and Heifer International Global Village experiences, in addition to hosting groups and retreats.

Shepherd's Spring is 501-c-3 non-profit organization affiliated with the Mid-Atlantic District Church of the Brethren, an accredited member of the American Camp Association (ACA), and the Outdoor Ministries Association (OMA) of the Church of the Brethren.>

Let us help plan your next event, enroll in one of our programs, or learn about part-time, as well as full-time, jobs and volunteer opportunities. We can be found also on Christian Camp Pro Youth Camp and Retreat Center Directory.

"Peace is not the absence of conflict, but requires the ability to cope with conflict in nonviolent and helpful ways.

In our concern for the well-being of neighbors near and far, Brethren have begun creative programs to enable the world’s poor to walk toward a better life. As examples, Heifer International (providing livestock for poor families) and SERRV International (supporting craft producers in developing countries), were both begun by Brethren before they grew into ecumenical ministries."