Your Choice for a Picturesque Retreat

For more than 150 years, people have gathered at Crystal Springs to be surrounded by God’s beauty along the Dowagiac River in Dowagiac, Michigan. A place with a deep history, guests are immersed in God’s creation through Crystal Springs’ large trees, park-like atmosphere, flowing river and natural springs. Experience God’s presence and explore and enrich your relationship with the Creator in a quaint, comfortable setting. Home to summer camps for elementary through high school ages and available for private retreats, meetings and parties.

Crystal Springs is the perfect place for creating and strengthening your connection to Christ through energetic worship, relevant Bible study, and extraordinary programs. Along with your favorite camp activities like basketball, soccer, sand volleyball, swimming, archery, canoeing and others, Crystal Springs offers river tubing, floor hockey, target paintball, mountain boarding, laser tag and racing pedal karts.

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Title
Cost
Grades
Dates
Event ID
Title
Cost
$399
Grades
4-9
Dates
06/24/2018-06/30/2018
Event ID
CS18FFFA

What You Talking About, Jesus?  Campers dig into five different parables, lessons that Jesus himself taught his disciples. Your fine arts choices include crafting, painting, dance, band, choir, woodworking, drama, creative writing, hand chimes, and more! Meet new friends to play and pray with as you gather for swimming, games, and Bible study.

Dean: Diane Earles, dianeearles11@gmail.com

Check-in: 3 pm; check-out 9 am

Title
Cost
$75 per person
Grades
age 5 and up
Dates
07/06/2018-07/07/2018
Event ID
CS18GRC

A one-night camp experience for children and their grandparents. Minimum age is 5.

Price is per person. Check in 3 pm; check out 3 pm.

Dean: Pam Cowgill, pamcowgill@msn.com 

Title
Cost
$399
Grades
4-8
Dates
07/08/2018-07/14/2018
Event ID
CS18KWAP

Spend the week with us learning how to love — love God, love others and love ourselves. Plus, play games, make new friends, connect with old friends and learn more about yourself! Activities include sling-shot paintball, swimming, cooking, life-size games, water games and a talent show! You don’t want to miss it!

Dean: Kathreen Fahey, kidswithapurposetoo@gmail.com

Check-in: 3 pm; check-out 9:30 am

Title
Cost
$174
Grades
1-4
Dates
07/08/2018-07/10/2018
Event ID
CS18KAPM

Spend three days and two nights with us learning how to love — love God, love others and love ourselves. Plus, play games, make new friends, connect with old friends and learn more about yourself! Activities include sling-shot paintball, swimming, cooking, life-size games, water games and a talent show! You don’t want to miss it!

Dean: Kathreen Fahey, kidswithapurposetoo@gmail.com

Check-in: 3 pm; check-out 5 pm

Title
Cost
$499
Grades
4-8
Dates
07/08/2018-07/14/2018
Event ID
CS18KWAPH

Spend the week with us learning how to love — love God, love others and love ourselves. Plus, play games, make new friends, connect with old friends and learn more about yourself! Activities include sling-shot paintball, swimming, cooking, life-size games, water games and a talent show! You don’t want to miss it!

Horse Edition: includes daily morning or afternoon visit to a local ranch where you’ll spend time interacting with and riding horses.

Dean: Kathreen Fahey, kidswithapurposetoo@gmail.com

Check-in: 3 pm; check-out 9:30 am

Title
Cost
$399
Grades
4-8
Dates
07/22/2018-07/28/2018
Event ID
CS18SPLT

SPLAT, you’re it! Come experience our AWESOME God at Crystal Springs! Lots of friends, singing, playing, and learning more about God. Gaga ball, carpetball, swimming, and laser tag. Don’t miss Olympic Night and Yuck Games! Tag your friends, join us for a week like no other, and get ready to SPLAT!

Dean: Jeff VanLue  jtvanlue@netzero.net

Check-in: 3 pm; check-out 10 am

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  • “Amazing place to camp and hold events! The staff is absolutely incredible, kind, and caring about your personal experience while you are there. I can't seem to get enough of Crystal Springs!”

    Parent

  • “I call it holy ground....a part of history and a big part of finding peace in today's busy world.”

    Parent

  • “Amazing place to visit! Not only during their public events but their summer camps are awesome as well.”

    Parent

  • “If you are looking for an affordable and BEAUTIFUL place to have a party this is it! I felt so relaxed by all the care I received.”

    Bride

  • Our mission is to provide a welcoming Christian sanctuary while removing distractions between our guests and God.

    Crystal Springs Camp and Retreat Center

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Today we had a wonderful visit from the Bishop of the Michigan Area United Methodist Church. Bishop Bard and his wife Julie spent the day learning what we do at Crystal Springs. While they were here, they joined a discussion about how we hear God, wrote a short story with the writing group, ate lunch with campers and laughed along with us during silly Olympic Games. ...

Today we had a wonderful visit from the Bishop of the Michigan Area United Methodist Church. Bishop Bard and his wife Julie spent the day learning what we do at Crystal Springs. While they were here, they joined a discussion about how we hear God, wrote a short story with the writing group, ate lunch with campers and laughed along with us during silly Olympic Games.Image attachmentImage attachment

The hippos are hungry today at Crystal Springs! Hungry human hippos. One of the many goofy things going on today at edge camp. ...