About our Event!

Our vision for Family Camp at Toah Nipi is to create a space for families and singles to invest in relationship, drawing near to the heart of God, His Word, and His people. Family Camp runs from Monday dinner through Saturday breakfast. 

At Family Camp you will enjoy: daily worship and manuscript Bible study, children’s program, prayer, delicious home-cooked meals, God’s creation in the heart of nature, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, hiking, blueberry picking, basketball, volleyball, pingpong, foosball, children’s playground, activities and games, family devotions and campfires. We look forward to fellowshipping with you.

Toah Nipi means “wide waters” in the Algonquin language. It is a place set apart for retreat, reflection and rejuvenation. Your family will find excellent food, comfortable accommodations, a 30-acre spring fed lake, and 290 acres of natural beauty to play or pray in. Toah Nipi is located in beautiful southern New Hampshire. 


Len Cowan

Father Len Cowan has over 40 years of pastoral leadership with his late wife, Hallie, who had a long ministry with InterVarsity in New England. Len cared for Hallie at home until she passed into glory in 2021. He is the Abbot of The Abbey of The Way ministry of prayer and spiritual formation, and is a Spiritual Director. He assists in preaching and prayer at The Journey Church in Worcester. His highest calling is to be a father and grandfather to his family, and a father in God to the Family of God.

Sarah Cowan Johnson

Sarah Cowan Johnson is a ministry trainer, leadership coach, consultant, and author based in Providence, RI. With nearly 20 years of ministry experience on InterVarsity staff and as an ECC pastor, she now equips churches, pastors, ministry leaders - and parents - throughout the country to flourish in

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Program Directors

Gil and Lindsay Banton

Gil and Lindsay Banton are Chi Alpha Campus Missionaries to UCONN. They are Virginia natives but have fallen in love with New England. In addition to almost two decades in Campus Ministry, Gil is a spiritual director and Lindsay is a writer, with her first book releasing in 2022. They have 3 children, Emma, Adison and Benjamin, as well as two pets, a fluffy shepherd named Judah and a classy cat named James Bond. Family Camp is such an integral part of the Banton Family year, and they are excited to again be part of the team this year!

Mary Zhou Atwood

Mary Zhou Atwood is a Religion and World Languages teacher who first connected with Toah Nipi on an Intervarsity retreat in Fall 2018 as a grad student at Harvard Divinity School. One weekend at Toah Nipi was all it took to see how powerfully God is moving in this place. She directed the Children's Program at Family Camp in 2019 and 2021. She's thrilled to be joining the Toah Nipi team again for a third summer in 2022.


7:30-7:45Cold Breakfast

Open meal time

7:45 - 8:30Hot Breakfast

Open meal time

8:45 - 12:00Morning Activities

Adult and Children’s age-appropriate groupings and programing.

12:15 - 1:15Lunch

Open meal time

1:30 - 2:00All Camp Siesta

2:00 - 5:00Afternoon Activities

Activities vary by day. Go for hike, visit a blueberry farm, a Jaffrey ice cream stand, do some crafting, construct your own family fun time or just hang out at the beach with a good book and a good friend!


Open meal time

6:30-7:30Family Fun Time & Worship

(Kids & Adults alike bring your instruments. We’re gonna PRAISE!) Time to make some family memories. Buckle up and brace yourself…there’s bound to be some use of our talents, some competition and lots of laughs.

Location Information

  • Toah Nipi Retreat and Traning Center
  • 252 Old Ashburnham Road, Ringe, NH, 03461 US


Rates include: meals, lodging, programming fees & linens (blankets, bed & bath linens)

Limited financial aid is available. Please contact the Toah Nipi office directly if you are InterVarsity staff or involved in another full-time ministry.

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