About Us

Located just 1.5 hours west of Washington, DC, Shepherd's Spring has been welcoming guests since 1990 with simple, comfortable, and well maintained facilities in a beautiful natural setting.

Operated by a dedicated staff and a team of volunteers Shepherd's Spring is designed to be a “Source of Renewal - A Place to Grow!”, welcoming people of all ages from the church as well as from educational, non-profits, businesses, and governmental organizations.

We sponsor a variety of events and coordinate major programs such as Christian Summer Camps, Road Scholar Programs, and Heifer International Global Village Experiences.

Shepherd's Spring is an independent 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.>


The Church of the Brethren is one of the historic peace Churches.

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.

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.

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