Lakeshore Camp & Retreat Center: 1948-2018

Lakeshore has been doing ministry on the shores of the Tennessee River for 70 years, and we think that is something to celebrate! Calling all Lakeshore alum–former campers, camper families, former staff, leadership, board members. If you’ve been here, you’re family, and we want to see you!

Join us September 21-23 for an inter-generational, Lakeshore Alumni Homecoming Retreat to honor and celebrate this momentous anniversary! We will enjoy a weekend full of activities, camp stories, worship, and more. Sign up early! Spots are limited to 200, and you won’t want to miss it!

Want to get involved? We need your help to make this celebration of Lakeshore’s ministry the best it can be! Help by serving as a representative for your year(s) on summer staff, volunteering during the weekend, or tracking down alum we haven’t seen in years. There are so many ways to help! Contact Jennie Dickerson for more information.

Have Lakeshore memorabilia? Share it with us! We would love to gather as many copies of old photos, stories, t-shirts, etc. as possible This weekend will be a unique time to share in the history of Lakeshore and all those it influenced. Email photos, stories, or questions to

Tentative Retreat Schedule

Friday, September 21

7:00-10:00 pm – Check-in. No hard start time to account for traveling. Arrive as you are able!
7:30 – Activities/Hang out at Conference Center
8:00 – Welcome and Introductions
8:30 – Evening worship
9:15 – Canteen and fire by the rocking chairs

Saturday, September 22

8:30 – Breakfast
9:15 – Theme Time
10:15 – Activity
11:15 – Activity
12:15  – Gather for blessing
12:30 – Lunch
1:00 – Cabin time or conference center hang
1:45 – Activity
3:00 – Canteen
3:45 – All Camp Activity
5:15 – Gather for dinner
5:30 – Dinner
6:15 – 70th Anniversary Program
7:00 – Dessert Reception/Blacktop Games
8:00 – Worship
9:30 – Canteen open, S’mores Bar

Sunday, September 23

8:30 – Breakfast
9:15 – Theme Time
10:15 – Pack and clean up
11:00 – Closing worship
11:45 – Say goodbye!