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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Grades
Dates
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.
Title
Cost
$399
Grades
4-6
Dates
06/24/2018-06/30/2018
Event ID
LM18EFB1

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.

 

Dean: Corey Jackson, lmcrc.elem.dean@gmail.com

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

Title
Cost
$199
Grades
2-3
Dates
06/24/2018-06/27/2018
Event ID
LM18EFBM1

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 pit, 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.

 

Dean: Corey Jackson, lmcrc.elem.dean@gmail.com

Title
Cost
$399
Grades
2-3
Dates
06/24/2018-06/30/2018
Event ID
LM18EFBX

 

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 campers build and grow their faith.

Dean: Corey Jackson, lmcrc.elem.dean@gmail.com

Check-in 2-4 pm; Checkout 10 am

 

Title
Cost
$399
Grades
9-13
Dates
07/08/2018-07/14/2018
Event ID
LM18HSC

 

Join us for an activity-packed week along a half-mile stretch of beautiful Lake Michigan. Together you and your new friends will grow closer to Jesus Christ, challenge your faith, and become empowered to apply what you learn at camp to your everyday life. Don’t miss this week of fun and friendship amidst the beach, woods, and dunes!

Dean: Jasper Shangle, jasper@shangle.com

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

Title
Cost
$399
Grades
7-9
Dates
07/15/2018-07/21/2018
Event ID
LM18MSFC

Our theme this year is True Friends. Come on an adventure with us as we sleep under the stars, kayak, hang out on the beach, play laser tag, team build, and worship together. This camp is designed to challenge you to be the best Christian friend that you can be. It’s fun in the sun and so much more!

Dean: Corey Michael, michaelfam05@gmail.com

Check-in: 2 pm, check-out 10 am

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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

    Reservations: Lynn Hayes, 231-480-1795
    campgroundregistrations@umcamping.org

    Director: Ryan Culby

  • 231-715-8787
  • Directions

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Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat Center updated their cover photo.

“Thank you” to everyone who contributed to the outdoor and retreat ministry of Michigan Area United Methodist Camping during our Giving Tuesday campaign. Over $9,000 was received during the weeklong donation drive, which will be matched by generous anonymous donors to become over $18,000. Your gifts will help all the camps in our system to spread God’s love through life-changing experiences in 2018.

If you haven’t yet made a year-end gift to camping ministries, would you please consider it now? You can designate your gift to fund camp scholarships, site improvements or general needs. If you’ve already contributed, thank you! Campers continue to tell us the significant part camp plays in their walk with Christ. Your support is felt and appreciated!

May God bless you and your family this Christmas!
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