We are excited for this summer and the camps and campers. The theme for the year will be A New Creation, based on 2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” Brochures will be arriving at congregations and past campers in the mail soon. If you would like to receive a brochure, please let me know (call 701 244-5225 or email director@shretreat.org) and I will include you in the mailing.
We are also excited to announce a new way to support Shepherd’s Hill while you shop online! If you use Amazon for any online shopping, there is a charitable contribution side to Amazon, called AmazonSmile. You can designate a charity of your choice to receive 0.5% of eligible purchases. Shepherd’s Hill at the Crossroads is now one of those entities that can benefit while you shop at www.smile.amazon.com. You can search for Shepherd’s Hill Retreats, Inc of St. John or use the link https://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-0436427
We will be at the district convention in Dickinson with a display and a report. I look forward to meeting and connecting with you and so many others in the North Dakota district. In Christ, Rev Jon Bonine

The 2017 Camps and retreats are updated!

Here is a brief line up of the camps being offered for the 2017 summer season! More details can be found on each of the camp pages linked below.

Camps for those over 10 years old – Even Adults!

  • “Fishing for Memories” Camp – June 18-23, 2017
  • District Kids Camp – June 25-30, 2017
  • Science Camp – July 9-14, 2017
  • Servant Event – July 16-21, 2017
  • District Encounter Camp – July 23-28, 2017
  • Leadership Quest – July 30 – August 4, 2017

Camps for those under 10 years old

  • Kinder Camp – June 11-12, 2017
  • Discovery Camp – June 11-13, 2017
  • District Kids Camp – June 25-30, 2017

Family Camps

  • Grandparent/Grandchild Camp – July 16-19, 2017
  • Family Camp – July 16-19, 2017

Horse Camps

  • Beginner Horse Camp I – June 18–23, 2017
  • Beginner Horse Camp II – June 25-30, 2017
  • Beginner Horse Camp III – July 9-14, 2017
  • Saddle Club Horse Camp – July 23-28, 2017
  • Special Needs Horse Camp – July 16-21, 2017
  • Advanced Horse Camp – July 30 – August 4, 2017



Summer camps—add $15 after May 12, 2017 and $30 after May 29, 2017



Other Opportunities include:

Pastor of the Week
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
Golf Outing and Quilt Auction

Register Today!




The NLOMA 2017 summer application request form is now available through the NLOMA website or by going directly to http://www.nloma.org/employment.html

We are part of the National Lutheran Outdoors Ministry Association (NLOMA). Below is an excerpt from their website:

We Want to Help You get the Best Opportunity to Serve at a Lutheran Summer Camp

Participating camps will employ over 500 students this coming summer. The time of service will vary. Please check each camp’s information to see an exact date. All summer staff receive free meals and lodging for the duration of their employment.

We want to help you work at a Lutheran camp this summer! This year 24 NLOMA Partner Camps are participating in a joint effort to recruit and hire summer staff workers.

The camps pool resources to conduct interviews and receive applications from applicants from across the country. Through this process, you will have the opportunity to select your camp and job preferences. Please note that applications are now being accepted, however, camps will not begin offering positions until late February.

A New Creation 2018

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.  The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” (2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV)