Amigo Centre Updates

February 10, 2021


  • February 20 – Shelter Building:  Learn winter survival techniques and how to make an emergency shelter.
  • February 26 & 27 – Full Moon Campfire:  Options this month include a chili and cornbread supper and a night hike by moonlight (if it isnt too cloudy). Night hikes have been a long tradition within the Outdoor / Environmental Education program and provide a unique perspective of Creation.
  • February 26 & 27 Amigo Centre Chili Supper. Warm up with a quart of soup from Amigo Centre’s dining hall. Orders can be placed at, starting Feb 10 and will go through February 24th. A vegetarian option is available too.

RETREAT TO AMIGO: If you are looking for a way to get out of the house and have a safe place to stay, consider coming to Amigo! By using the Retreat Center and West Shore Lodge we have created six small designated suites to limit contact with people outside of your group. Meals and staff led activities available, and limited access to the Activity Center. When’s the last time you just sat and listened to the birds, Sandhill cranes and geese communicating around a lake… or watched the chipmunks and squirrels play… it’s very entertaining! Bring your family and we will provide the space for you to relax and play.  Call 269-651-2811 or email us at

Amigo Park is taking reservations for summer 2021 (mid-May to mid-October). We look forward to a more normal summer at the Park, including the availability of the bathhouse. Call or email to inquire about availability soon.  Phone: 269-651-2734 or email:

Schoolgirl Sampler Quilt Workshop…scheduled for a small group of quilters (two groups of five maximum) is scheduled for February 25-28 or March 25-28, 2021, at Amigo. Led by Janis Nelson and Marie Troyer. Register through Mandy Yoder at Check our web site under Adult Programs, Scrapbooking retreats for more details:–quilt-retreat.html   There is a specific brochure for this event. Call or email with questions.

April 12, 19, 26, 2020, an online Transitional Ministry Training will be held for individuals interested in pursuing this type of ministry. Transitional ministry offers a unique gift in a congregation’s life. Whether a change in pastor comes because of conflict, retirement, shrinking numbers and weariness, or questions of congregational viability, transitional ministry walks alongside a congregation while it answers questions of mission, courage and transformation.  Visit for additional information, or contact Amigo Centre at 269.651.2811 or

SAVE THE DATE! 24th Annual Amigo Centre Golf Scramble will be June 5, 2021 at 8 am. Registration to come soon. If you are interested in joining and want registration information feel free to contact Amigo Centre at 269-651-2811 to have your name added to the list.

Summer 2021 Day Camp registration is open! Residential camp registration is closed until mid-March as we determine what we are able to offer this summer. Let us know if you or someone you know is interested in working as a counselor or providing leadership to our programming. Contact for more information.

Scrapbooking, Crafting and Sewing retreat update: we are currently only able to accommodate small groups. Instead of our normal large gatherings, the scheduled dates are limited due to providing all participants with a single room. We set groups of friends up in smaller areas to work (masks are still required inside). Dates outside our already scheduled retreats are possible!  Call for availability – 269-651-2811.

Amigo Bike Michiana scheduled for October 8-10, 2021. Our speaker will be Dr. Sibonokuhle Ncubefounding Executive Director/National Coordinator of the Brethren in Christ Compassionate and Development Services in Zimbabwe, currently studying at AMBS. In fall of 2018, Dr. Ncube was part of a Global South Voice Speaking Tour of the Great Lakes region, co-sponsored by MCC and the Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions. Here’s a story about our project: Visit our web site for registration and additional information.

Save the date: March 18-20, 2022 – Women and GirlsRetreat at Amigo. Speaker: Rachel Ringenberg Miller, Pastor of Shalom Mennonite Church, Newton, Kansas. Watch for more details!