Camp Sheppard

Camp Sheppard is located in Gandeeville, West Virginia, directly accessible from State Highway 119, in peaceful, rural Roane County. The camp, operated by the WVU Extension Service, is surrounded by the scenic hills and trees that make this state wild and wonderful. The hall and cabins are handicap-accessible. Each cabin can accommodate up to 30 people in dormitory style, however we place approximately half that number of attendees per cabin for your comfort. We guarantee a lower bunk to every attendee. The accommodations for men and women are separate. The bathrooms are well-appointed with multiple sinks, showers, toilets, and privacy curtains inside every cabin. Each attendee will need to bring their own twin sheets, blanket, pillow, and towel.

Cell service is limited in rural areas. AT&T cell coverage is available at Camp Sheppard. Emergency phones for local calls are at the camp if needed. There is no internet access at Camp Sheppard.

There are six RV sites, with electric, available at Camp Sheppard at an additional charge. Each site can accommodate an RV that is 45-55 feet long. There is no dump site or extra water source. They will fill tanks once on arrival.

Campers may be parked at no additional charge at Camp Sheppard. (They must not be parked at the RV sites.) There is no electric or water provided for campers, but attendees sleeping in their own campers will be provided access to showers and bathrooms.

Pets are allowed at the RV sites and in the camper areas, but must be leashed and supervised when outside the RV or camper. Pets are not allowed inside the hall or cabins. Dogs may not be tied out.

You may bring non-attendees with you to stay in your camper or RV, including children. Children must be supervised at all times by a non-attendee adult. Only paid attendees may eat in the hall and attend classes. Paid attendees to the annual retreat must be 18 years or older.

There are no barbeque/cook-out facilities available for use by non-attendees.

Please note: Firearms, alcoholic beverages, and illegal drugs are not permitted at Camp Sheppard.

If you intend to come early or stay late and/or make your CITR retreat trip into a West Virginia vacation, find more information at these sites:

West Virginia Tourism
West Virginia State Parks and Forests
Charleston, WV at Yahoo Travel

The nearest large city to Roane County is Charleston, West Virginia. Charleston is approximately one hour from Camp Sheppard. To do an online map search for Camp Sheppard, the address is 78 Camp Sheppard Lane, Gandeeville, WV, or just put in Gandeeville, WV.

By car: You may travel to Roane County via I-77 at the Ripley exit or I-79 at the Clendenin exit. Camp Sheppard is directly accessed from State Highway 119 in Gandeeville. Looking for a “ride share” to the retreat? Get hooked up here.

By bus: Greyhound services Charleston, WV.

By train: Amtrak services Charleston, WV.

By plane: Travel to Yeager Airport in Charleston, WV. The airport code for Yeager is CRW.

Car rentals in Charleston to travel on to Roane County from the bus or train station or airport include:

For accommodations outside Camp Sheppard, try Ripley, West Virginia, the closest town with hotels: Accommodations in Ripley. (Ripley is about 40 minutes from Camp Sheppard, off I-77.)

Even closer–Bed & Breakfast accommodations in Spencer, WV (about 15 minutes from Camp Sheppard):
Arnott House
Cunningham House

Pictures from Camp Sheppard. (The last photo shows the RV sites.)

Questions? Contact CITRevents(at)

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