Lakeshore hosts a number of retreats throughout the year.


The walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God’s grace and love are revealed to you through other believers. In order to participate in an Emmaus Walk, you must be sponsored by a member of the Emmaus community. Sponsor and participant application forms may be found at For more information, contact:

Sheila Johnson
West Tennessee Emmaus Community Registrar

George Tyree
West Tennessee Emmaus Lay Director

Camp Bluebird

Camp Bluebird is a semi-annual event designed for adult cancer patients.  This retreat offers a unique experience, providing campers with education, support, and encouragement in living life after a cancer diagnosis. Additional information and registration forms are available by contacting Sandra Atherton, Director at, 731-423-3001, or

Wonder, Love and Praise Retreat

Lakeshore Camp & Retreat Center, the Board of Ordained Ministry and worship leaders throughout the Memphis Conference have joined together to offer an alternative to Continuing Education events which feature talking heads, rushed schedules and endless notetaking. Take part in a worshiping community for three days following the best methods of Methodism. The Wesleyan daily worship schedule will serve as our guide.

  • When was the last time you were lost in wonder, love, and praise?
  • When was the last worship service you attended for which you were not responsible?
  • When did you worship last without attending to service details or providing the sermon?
  • When did you last have the luxury of allowing spirited music to wash over you and provide a balm in Gilead?
  • When did you last allow worship to do its holy work within you?

Join us for three days of worship, prayer, Spiritual Direction and Sabbath rest at Lakeshore. Bring a heart that needs rest and renewal; bring a spirit that could stand some refreshment; bring an open mind ready for trustworthy guides; bring all the silence you can stand, ready to allow holy solitude and spiritual songs to work their restoration in all of us together! In a retreat style that connects with the cycle of daily hours, Iona and Taize, November 3-6 promises revival along with a time-tested and trustworthy antidote to burned-out and worn-out faith life. Come to the TN River and Lakeshore Camp & Retreat Center for wonder, love and praise!

Additional information and registration forms can be found by clicking on the link below.

Clergy Renewal Retreat