Last summer the Wesley Woods Camp and Retreat Center hosted over 1,600 campers, including children and youth of all ages. Generations of families throughout Iowa can share stories of common experiences and spiritual growth that they have enjoyed over the years there.
However, last weekend four different retreat groups came for a visit to their facilities, which are located just southwest of Indianola. These guests, who number in the thousands each year, have become an important part of the ministry at Wesley Woods. Churches, youth groups, support groups, and family reunions are among the many kinds of people who use the grounds.
Housing choices include adult-friendly retreat lodges and heated and air-conditioned cabins, as well as tent and RV sites. Wesley Woods staff members are available throughout the year to help coordinate a memorable and uplifting experience for groups. A variety of food and activity options help guests take advantage of the beautiful rural scenery at any time of the year.
Apportionment gifts of $171,000 from the United Methodist churches of Iowa will help to support the ministries of the Wesley Woods Camp and Retreat Center in 2016.