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.

Watch the video and hear what Cory Joy from New Life Community Church has to say about working with us!

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

June 23, 2020
The Next Era of Walnut Ridge

Walnut Ridge is excited to share that our search for a new Director is over, but sad to announce the departure of Jon and Corinne Johnson. The ministry has revived and grown under the faithful service of Jon and Corinne, but now it is their appointed time to move on as they follow the Lord's calling for their lives. They will continue to be a part of WRRC's ministry on a voluntary basis.

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 […]

March 3, 2018
WRRC’s First Annual Revival

On July 22. 2017, Walnut Ridge Retreat Center was ready to be shown to the public! In the late afternoon, the retreat center had an open house for the community to come in and experience the camp firsthand. But beyond just showing the incredible beauty and character of Walnut Ridge, we wanted to do something […]

February 7, 2018
Happy Birthday to Walnut Ridge Christian Retreat Center!

On April 1st, 2018 Walnut Ridge turns a year old under Johnson management. It is absolutely amazing to look back and see the transformation the camp has undergone within its first year. Throughout the summer, we painted every single room on campus, cleaned every nook and cranny possible, and mowed for four hours every single […]

Walnut Ridge
4500 Bear Creek Church Rd
Morgantown, IN 46160

Phone: (812) 597-4455

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