Welcome to Lake Michigan

One of God’s special places, with cool green woods, warm sand dunes, and a beautiful shoreline. Offering cabins, canvas platform tents, and a wide variety of activities. RV and tent sites are available for group, family, or individual camping (May 1-Oct.). Week long summer camp and seasonal retreat options for all ages are plentiful.

A quarter mile of pristine Lake Michigan waterfront is calling your name – and Lake Michigan Camp gives you the opportunity to enjoy one of Michigan’s greatest natural treasures. Set just south of Pentwater in the beautiful woods along the sand dunes, Lake Michigan Camp offers a unique camping experience.

At Lake Michigan Camp you can:

  • Stand at the top of the dunes and gaze out over the Lake – morning or night!
  • Sit or lie out under the sun or stars.
  • Stroll along the beach all the way to Pentwater Channel.
  • Walk along the ridge of the dune in the company of beautiful trees and bushes.
  • Attend youth summer camps, family camp or reserve part or all of the camp for your group.
  • Experience the many different kinds of trees, plants, birds, and animals throughout the camp.
  • Explore several long trails while cross-country skiing in winter and hiking in summer.


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Beautiful, wooded sites just on the other side of the dune from Lake Michigan.

Season: May 1 – Oct 15.  please call for post-season sites without hook ups

Max RV size: 35ft, Most sites are for RVs under 30ft

Platform canvas tents: available by reservation

What makes the campground special?

  • Beautiful, wooded sites just on the other side of the dune from Lake Michigan.
  • Our campground’s primary focus is family / group / church camping.  Reservations are strongly encouraged, though walk-ins are possible, especially weekdays.
  • Pavilion with kitchen facilities attached is available for group use.
  • Large gathering area with seating for campfires and worship services
  • Restrooms and shower facilities convenient to campsites.

Reservations: email campgroundregistrations@umcamping.org or call 517-212-5395

Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat Office: 231-869-5627


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Join us for an exciting, activity-packed week of faith-centered fun on the shores of Lake Michigan. Enjoy making new friends, daily swim time at the beach, gaga ball, a sunset campfire on the dunes, morning worship, and nightly fire bowl. All of these, in addition to daily, high-energy recreation and team-building games, combine with Bible study to help you build and grow your faith.

Check-in: 2-4 pm; check-out 10 am

Dean: Tom Jackson, lmc.elem.dean@gmail.com

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  • "I never get homesick at camp, but the rest of the year I get campsick almost every day."

    Summer Camper

  • “Perfect camping location for family and friends. We go there every Memorial and Labor Day weekends."


  • The campground is open to the public but also serves large and small church groups.

    Lake Michigan Camp

  • "I learned that God loves you no matter what."

    Summer Camper

  • “I've been coming to camp here with my church family for 20 years. So many wonderful memories! Thank you for working so hard to preserve this beautiful campground.”


  • “It's one of the best places to take your family camping, so very peaceful, and the view of the lake is breathtaking.”


  • "Watching the sunset from the deck on the beach is my favorite place in the whole world."

    Youth Camper

  • “This is a place that makes it easy to connect with God and His family of souls and saints. A place of regeneration of mind, body, and soul. It is a great part of who I am!”


  • “I really love what being at camp and in nature does for people. And so that’s when I feel closest to God.”

    Youth Camper


  • 5807 Ridge Rd
    Pentwater, MI 49449

    Site Directors: Dana and Duane Hunt

    Reservations: Lynn Hayes, 231-869-5317

  • 231-869-5627
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Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Nick Delaney, former Wesley Woods Dean and former Lake Michigan Camp Director, who was killed this week in a car accident. ...

3 days ago

Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat Center

True Friendship is the theme of this year’s Middle School Camp and our campers are already building friendships that will last a lifetime!



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