Welcome to Judson Collins Center

Located in the Irish Hills of Southeast Michigan, Judson Collins Center offers Christian camps for children, youth, families and special needs adults in the summer, and retreat facilities for youth and adult groups year-round. As an ACA accredited camp you can expect quality care and attention from our well-trained, Christian counselors and support staff. We invite you to explore Judson Collins Center online and discover how we can serve you, your family, your congregation, or your group in camp and retreat ministry.

Judson Collins Center is a place where children, youth, and adults discover who they are in the context of God’s love; grow in their knowledge, awareness, and reflections of that love; and respond to God’s call to serve their congregation, community, and the world.

Events

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Title
Cost
Grades
Dates
Event ID
Title
Cost
$55 per person
Grades
K-1 with Adult
Dates
06/24/2018-06/26/2018
Event ID
JC18TB1

Bring your favorite stuffed animal and join us for a first-time camping experience. Each child is accompanied by an adult. Program staff guides you through a fun-filled program that lets you choose your camping experiences.  Enjoy activities such as: swimming, crafts, Bible Study, and more. One t-shirt per person and one DVD per family. Price is per person.

Title
Cost
$399
Grades
6-8
Dates
06/24/2018-06/30/2018
Event ID
JC18YCDE2

This camp allows you to enjoy the things that you just don’t normally do. On top of normal camp activities, you’ll have crazy moments like slinging mud, getting slimed, eating ice cream for breakfast, and more! Road Trip Edition adds day trips throughout the week.

Group options include home-in-the-woods, sleep out under the stars, night hiking, more advanced cookouts, water carnival, canoe to Round Lake, climbing wall and challenge course, and crafts.

Check-in, 3 pm; check-out, 3 pm

Title
Cost
$399
Grades
3-5
Dates
06/24/2018-06/30/2018
Event ID
JC18YCDT1

This camp allows you to enjoy the things that you just don’t normally do. On top of normal camp activities, you’ll have crazy moments like slinging mud, getting slimed, eating ice cream for breakfast, and more!

Each day is packed with exciting activities designed for you. Some of the group activities include home-in-the-woods, hiking, homemade pizza and other cookouts, polar bear swim, canoe to the state park, water carnival, games, crafts, and farm class.

Check-in, 3 pm; Check-out, 3 pm

Title
Cost
$390
Grades
18 and older
Dates
06/25/2018-06/29/2018
Event ID
JC18SUM

This event is for developmentally challenged adults who are capable of meeting their own basic self-care needs. Spend time with us making new friends, singing your favorite songs, and taking part in lots of exciting camp activities! Sign up and make this a summer of fun. A questionnaire to assess needs and abilities/skill levels will be sent to applicants and must be returned before being accepted into this program. Ages 18 and older.

Check-in, 3 pm; check-out, 3 pm

Title
Cost
$55 per person
Grades
K-4 with adult
Dates
06/28/2018-06/30/2018
Event ID
JC18GC1

Experience camp with your grandchild and energize your relationship with God. Create memories as you learn new songs, worship, play games, study the Bible, make crafts, swim, and laugh. Counselors guide you and your grandchild in specific activities throughout this three-day/two-night event. Price is per person.

Title
Cost
$550
Grades
Ages 16-18
Dates
07/15/2018-07/28/2018
Event ID
JC18CIT

The second level of our leadership development program, CIT (Counselor-in-Training)  is a two-week session (campers go home over the weekend) designed to equip teens for ministry. CITs interact with children, participating in a variety of diverse workshops, Child Protection Training, and shadowing counselors. During the final week CITs spend most of the time with a designated group of campers. You also explore aspects of ministry and leadership such as studying and teaching the Bible, servant leadership, teamwork, and communication. Collins Crew and CIT campers interact and participate in some of the same activities.

Check-in, 3 pm; check-out, 3 pm

In The News

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November 16, 2017

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Registration Now Open for 2018

November 8, 2017

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  • “Best times of my life with some of the most amazing people on the planet! (I’m) forever changed. The way God moves in that place is extraordinary!”

    Counselor

  • “I love how she'd eagerly teach me the new songs she learned and tell me about her counselors. I appreciate the message of God's love being shared in community every day at camp.”

    Parent

  • “Truly one of the best things my kids do all year long, and I can see their personal and spiritual growth every time.”

    Parent

  • “This is a great camp exposure in a Christian atmosphere. There are always tons of things for the kids to do, fun Biblical learning and great role models in the counselors and staff. My kids will come back year after year.”

    Parent

Contact

  • 1000 Hane Hwy.
    Onsted, MI 49265

    Andria Hunt, interim Host
    Bill VanCamp, Property and Facility Staff

  • 517-467-7711
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Generous donors will match gifts during Giving Tuesday week (Nov. 28 – Dec. 5) up to $30,000. Will you donate $10, $20 or more to help us share the love of Jesus Christ through camp? Will you become a leadership giver, with the gift of $1,000 or more?
Here's How:
• Text “UMCAMPING” to 41444.
• Go online to www.umcamping.org
• Mail a check to Michigan Area United Methodist Camping, PO BOX 120007, Grand Rapids, MI 49528.
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Nearly 2,000 children, youth and adults experienced the love of God through your United Methodist summer camps in 2017. Add in thousands more who felt the hospitality of Jesus Christ at our campgrounds and retreat ministry sites.
Thank you for being part of that witness and trusting your Michigan Area United Methodist camps for that life-changing experience.
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#CampTshirtDay is Tuesday, November 14th
Campers, parents, staffers and volunteers, unite! Get your laundry done because on Tuesday, camp fans will break out their favorite camp gear and share their camp love with the world.
Post your photos on your social media platforms with the hashtag #camptshirtday. Tag your us and tag Michigan Area United Methodist Camping.
Spread your love for camp and tell the world about the power of camp. Tell your camp story!
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