Our Mission

We partner with group leaders to create a fun and intimate retreat experience where we embrace God, together.
About Us

What We Do

"A phenomenal place to meet!"

Located just an hour from Indianapolis in Morgantown, our Christian Retreat Center in Indiana is the perfect location for youth groups of all sizes. In addition to our lake and being beautifully secluded in the heart of Indiana, our groups absolutely love the spaciousness and woodsy theme of our flagship meeting room Willow Hall.

About Us

"From Success to Significance!"

Every great journey starts with the first step. In this video you will meet the Johnson family, and discover a little bit about who they are as well as how and why they decided to resurrect Walnut Ridge Christian Retreat Center in Indiana!



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The Walnut Ridge Basics

From Meeting Spaces, Lodging, Dining and Activities Walnut Ridge is the place for you.
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    Dining can be indoors in our sunroom or outdoors on the wraparound veranda.
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    Willow Hall

    Our flagship meeting room features a stunning wooden stage with a barn door backdrop and a sound system. It can easily accommodate up to 400 guests. It is ideal for indoor activities or ministry events!
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    Outdoor Stage

    Great for hosting a sunset worship session or a concert under the stars!
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    Hilltop Lodge

    Three separate bunk style lodges with indoor restrooms!
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    Private Rooms

    Two private rooms for speakers and / or personal retreat getaways!
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    Bear Lake

    Great for canoeing, pedal boats, fishing and swimming fun!
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    Swimming Pool

    Our pool is conveniently located right in the heart of camp!

    Gaga ball

    The one, the only, the famous
    Gaga Ball!
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    "We recently hosted a group of about 40 people for a weekend retreat here. Absolutely loved the facility and grounds. Having used several retreat centers in Indiana, this quickly climbed to the top of the list. Clean facilities, plenty of room, great setting, and the service was excellent. Our group was constantly checked up on and taken care. We even had a few unplanned, last minute requests that were met no problem by the staff. Highly recommend this place to any group."

    Dustin Wells

    Youth Pastor
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    "I visited few similar places but surely i can say Walnut Ridge Retreat Center was the best. Very clean, very friendly and helpful staff. we were a youth group of 40 persons, stayed over weekend, we all liked the place. Hopefully we will be back soon . Thanks Corinne & Jon for all your help. you are doing a great job."

    Omda Wasillato

    Group Leader
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    "This place is amazing! I enjoyed my time there. It's very neat and clean from restrooms, bedrooms and kitchen. They have a game room in the basement, which was very fun for the kids. They also have a pool. Overall, it's a very friendly environment and I highly recommend it if you're looking for a place to host retreats and conventions!"

    Mirna Sabry

    Group Leader
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    "We had a men's retreat at their lodge. There were about 20 of us in all. With it being in January, most of our activities were inside. We kept a fire going in the fireplace and made use of their game room. Ping pong, air hockey, pool table and carpet ball. We cooked four meals in their kitchen. Everything worked great! There is some nice hiking trails around the camp and I know there are plans for continued improvements. If you're looking for a place to unplug, you'll find a lot of peace and quiet and a very accommodating staff at Walnut Ridge!"

    Greg Ruble

    Senior Pastor
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    "Walnut Ridge is very beautiful. Very clean. The staff makes you feel like family. The food was delicious. We will definitely be back next year."

    Sabrina Woods

    Women's leader at Solid Rock Church in Cincinnati, OH
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    "We had our first youth camp here and it was just amazing! The youth loved it! They did not want to leave; we definitely will be back. Jon and Corinne were such a big help and made sure everything was OK. I 100% recommend this place."

    Nathalia Pospoy

    Youth Pastor
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    "We were the first ever week-long camp at the newly renovated Walnut Ridge Retreat Center, and it was an awesome week! The week was covered in prayer, and miraculous things happened - praise God! Jon & Corrine (the directors/owners), were so friendly, welcoming, and helpful. The kitchen staff was amazing, too. We have some gluten and dairy-sensitive people, and they accommodated everyone with delicious meals. I highly recommend this retreat center to groups small and large. I know we plan to use it again."

    Kasey Woolslare

    Youth Pastor, Kokomo Zion United Methodist Church (Kokomo, IN)

Our Blog

May 26, 2021
Top 5 Reasons to Send Your Child to a Indiana Christian Camp

There's something about camp for every kid to enjoy. For some, it is time away from home to learn how to be independent. For others, it's learning new skills and making lifelong friends. Even the solitary activities at camp are appealing to kids as they strengthen their bond with nature. You probably don't need a long list […]

April 2, 2021
Not your average Christian Camp in Indiana!

After 15 years of serving groups through our various Christian camp experiences, its always good to reflect on the great times I had.  Whether it is a worship night in Willow Hall, a competitive game of ga-ga ball, or taking a ride on paddle boats around the lake, Walnut Ridge Christian Retreat Center touched my […]

January 28, 2021
"Escape From The Craziness!" - Mark Petty's view of Christian Camping

It was on the western side of Cincinnati, Ohio at Calvary Christian day camp where it all began. Our church transported us to a summer camp full of activities and enjoyment that every kid dreamed of. It was one day on that hillside that I heard a story from a dummy. That’s right, a dummy. […]

August 15, 2018
Our First Summer

I remember when summer used to fly by as a kid. After college, ‘summer break’ was no longer and I was working every day, all year round. The summers never flew by as quickly as they used to after graduation. That is, until Jon and I started directing Walnut Ridge Retreat Center. This past summer […]

Come Here to an Indiana Christian Camp

Whether you already have a close relationship with God or want to have one, going to a Christian camp is the best thing you can do for yourself and your group of worshippers. At Walnut Ridge Retreat Center, located in Indiana, we have plenty of space for large groups who want to embrace God in a fun and intimate retreat-style setting.

We don’t believe that you can only pray in church or have traditional Bible study; we believe you can commune with your Lord and Savior regardless of where you are and have fun doing it.

Christian Retreat Centers in Indiana

A Christian retreat center is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of normal life, go off someplace quiet, surrounded by nature, and get to the heart of the matter. You can express your love of the Lord through a variety of fun activities that we offer, take quiet communion or take it as a group, and renew your love for God and all that He has given you.

It’s amazing how many people feel that they cannot express their love for God at work, at home, or anywhere else. We give you a judgment-free place where you and your group can praise the Lord however you see fit.

Walnut Ridge Retreat Center

We welcome people from anywhere and those who would like to travel and see a bit of the world are welcome to come from anywhere in the United States. While we’re located in Indiana, we are close to Ohio, which makes it easy for Ohio church groups to take a short road trip to a beautifully secluded area filled with wonderment, greenery, nature, and a large, spacious lodge. Feel free to contact us with your questions or schedule your visit with us to immerse yourself in God’s love freely.

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