Accommodations

 

 

 

 

 

 

West River is a 45-acre retreat and camp facility with one mile of waterfront property for groups to enjoy.  We are open year-round and happy to host your next event: from eight to 210 people, or anything in between — youth groups, men’s/women’s ministry, quilting guilds, scout groups, private schools, or family reunions — to name a few.

 

Retreat Center

Accommodates up to 50 people in 12 bedrooms, sleeping 4-6 per room; all rooms are carpeted, heated/air conditioned, spacious and comfortable. A large multi purpose room with a waterfront view is perfect for meetings and group activities while a lounge with a fireplace provides a quiet place to relax or enjoy fellowship and conversation. This building is handicap accessible, offers Wi-Fi accessibility and has a kitchenette area that includes refrigerator, freezer, coffee maker and microwave.

The Retreat Center can hold up to 50 people in 12 bedrooms, furnished with a combination of twin and bunkbeds, small chest of drawers and chair. All rooms are spacious, heated/air-conditioned, carpeted and comfortable. Community bathrooms are conveniently located at the end of the hallway. Other features include a large, multi-purpose meeting room, lounge with fireplace and large snack area. This building is handicapped accessible.

Required minimum: 20 people
Maximum: 50 people

   

 

Peace, Paz, Amani, Pyoung Wha and Shalom Lodges

There are 5 log-style lodges, each sleeping 32 people. Each lodge has eight separate bedrooms with bunk beds, a furnished central meeting room and conveniently-located bath facilities. Three of the five lodges offer a snack area with refrigerator, microwave and coffee pot. One of the lodges is handicapped-accessible.

   

 

Baker House

Baker House is a comfortable cabin that provides picturesque views of the West River.  The single-story house sleeps 9 in 4 bedrooms and guest enjoy a living room and screened in porch with waterfront views and small kitchenette and bath.

Amenities include:

  • Heating and air conditioning
  • Twin size beds (one bunk)
  • Microwave oven
  • Small stove and oven
  • Coffee pot
  • Refrigerator
  • Outdoor charcoal grill and picnic table

   

 

Kahlert House

Kahlert House is a comfortable cabin that provides picturesque views of the West River.  The two-story house sleeps seven in three upstairs bedrooms, and guests enjoy a living room and screened in porch with waterfront views. There is a small kitchenette and bath on the ground floor.

Amenities include:

  • Heating and air conditioning
  • Twin size beds (one bunk)
  • Microwave oven
  • Small stove and oven
  • Coffee pot
  • Refrigerator
  • Outdoor charcoal grill and picnic table

   

 

Ehlers Memorial Hall

The Rev. Thomas B. Ehlers Memorial Hall is a versatile building offering a large meeting space for up to 175 people, or two smaller meeting rooms through the use of a room divider. Either option provides an ideal space for conferences, day meetings, or special celebrations. A fireplace and expansive views of the water provide ambiance for any event.  A portable stage, PA system, audio/visual equipment, and Wi-Fi accessibility are available for meeting and conference needs. Ehlers Hall also houses the Camp Store and Administrative Offices. This building is handicapped-accessible.

   

 

Ethel C. Rider Dining Center and Dorothy Ordwein Commons

The Ethel C. Rider Dining Center offers all our guests delicious and healthy meals, prepared by professional staff.  Guests enjoy dining cafeteria-style in the Dorothy Ordwein Commons dining area with breathtaking views of the West River.  In warmer months, overflow seating is available on the patio as well. The Sally Ransom Knecht dining/meeting area can provide semi-private space for up to 50 people. A smaller, private conference room for ten is also available. This building is completely handicapped-accessible and offers Wi-Fi accessibility.

   

 

Nature Center

West River’s Nature Center contains exhibits about bees, weather, and the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem.  This building also offers guests extra meeting space for groups from five to 30. A small, bed/bath room adjacent to the meeting area can be available to group leadership desiring private accommodations or clergy needing some Sabbath time. This building is handicapped-accessible and offers Wi-Fi accessibility.