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
$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
$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

Title
Cost
$174
Grades
1-3
Dates
07/22/2018-07/24/2018
Event ID
CS18SPL1

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: Cheryl Rumery, milllake@frontier.com

Check-in: 3 pm; check-out 4:00 pm

Title
Cost
$75 per person
Grades
7-13
Dates
12/31/2018-01/01/2019
Event ID
CS19NYE

Start off the New Year with a retreat to Crystal Springs! We’ll spend twenty-four hours together in the middle of the winter talking about God being God in all seasons while having a blast with winter activities like flashlight hikes, snow tubing, and staing cozy with warm beverages. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to connect with friends and God in a new way!

Check-in: 10 am; checkout: 10 am

Dean: Amy Simonson, a.l.simonson821@gmail.com

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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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Sunny and 74 Degrees. The perfect forecast for archery and pedal cars at last weekend's Grandparents Camp at Crystal Springs Camp and Retreat Center! ...

 

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We had soooo much fun. Thank you Crystal Springs Camp Staff for all you do to make our time there so special.

Thank you everyone at Crystal Springs responsible for grandparents camp!:). The kids had a wonderful time and thanks Milwood Methodist church for sending so many kids to camp!:)

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The "Coca-Cola" grace blesses many a camp meal! ...

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