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.

Events

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Grades
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05/01/2018-10/01/2018
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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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$135
Grades
9-12
Dates
02/08/2019-02/10/2019
Event ID
LM19HSW

Celebrate Presidents Day experiencing the winter wonderland at Lake Michigan Camp! Make new friends and renew friendships of the past during this weekend full of wild winter games, snow tubing, ice broom, snow painting and late nights around the fireplace drinking hot cocoa playing US History Trivia…or not.  Event includes 2 nights lodging, pizza on Friday nightSaturday meals and brunch on Sunday.

 

Check-in 7 pm; checkout noon.

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Per package option: $125 per person housing and meals; $70 per RV site or platform tent; $40 per person meal package only
Grades
all ages
Dates
06/07/2019-06/09/2019
Event ID
LM19FFW

Enjoy a weekend of free fishing (no State of Michigan license required) while camping at Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat Center. Choose a housing and meal package, or choose your housing and and add the optional meals.

For more information, call Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat Center at 231-869-5627.

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$399
Grades
2-5
Dates
06/23/2019-06/29/2019
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LM19EFB

Elementary Faith Builders will explore Biblical towns, villages, and the heroes of the scriptures. This week will be full of fun, friends, and exploration.

Check-in 3 pm; check-out 10 am

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$199
Grades
1-3
Dates
06/23/2019-06/26/2019
Event ID
LM19EFBM

Younger Elementary Faith Builders will explore Biblical towns, villages, and the heroes of the scriptures. This mini week (Sunday to Wednesday) will be full of fun, friendships, and exploration.

Check-in, 3 pm; checkout 10 am

 

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$399
Grades
6-8
Dates
06/23/2019-06/29/2019
Event ID
LM19UPB

Are you a night owl? Does staying up late and sleeping in sound like your speed? How about Lake Michigan sunsets, star gazing, beach bonfires, glow games, and a small group atmosphere?  This is camp at a different pace.

Check-in, 3 pm; checkout, 10 am

In The News

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Early Bird Registration Extended

September 28, 2018

Summer Camp Early Bird registration deadline has been extended to November 15....

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August 27, 2018

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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."

    Camper

  • 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.”

    Campers

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

    Camper

  • "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!”

    Camper

  • “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

Contact

  • 5807 Ridge Rd
    Pentwater, MI 49449

    Site Directors: Dana and Duane Hunt

    Reservations: 231-869-5317
    campgroundregistrations@umcamping.org

  • 231-869-5627
  • Directions

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Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat Center

Supporting our community by hosting the Pentwater's Fire Fighters & Emergency Responders monthly training. Great tips for improving our camp and ensuring you are safe while camping with us.

Thank you Fire Fighters and Emergency Responders for all that you do!
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1 week ago

Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat Center

Many thanks to the mission workgroup from St. Matthew UMC from Livonia. These wonderful folks blessed us with a weekend full of projects including building a new fire pit at our Welcome Center, repairing items in the Retreat Center, Welcome Center and on our south beach stairway. They helped to winterize our Dining Hall, worked in one of our new cabins, spread the gravel for our new staff cabin and fed us! Wow!!!

Thank you: Joe Black, Karen & Gary Burdick, Maggie & Drew Doty, Jennifer Day-Dufek, John Everett, Barb & Bill Harlow, Dick Horie, Fabian Lanzy, Bill Marken

Lake Michigan Camp volunteers rock!
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Many thanks to the mission workgroup from St. Matthew UMC from Livonia.  These wonderful folks blessed us with a weekend full of projects including building a new fire pit at our Welcome Center, repairing items in the Retreat Center, Welcome Center and on our south beach stairway. They helped to winterize our Dining Hall, worked in one of our new cabins,  spread the gravel for our new staff cabin and fed us!   Wow!!!  Thank you: Joe Black, Karen & Gary Burdick, Maggie & Drew Doty, Jennifer Day-Dufek, John Everett, Barb & Bill Harlow, Dick Horie, Fabian Lanzy, Bill Marken  Lake Michigan Camp volunteers rock!Image attachment