Welcome to Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat Center

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 campground sites are available for group, family, or individual camping (May 1-Oct. 15). Week long residential 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 & Retreat 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. Now taking reservations for 2019!

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
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LM19HSW

Celebrate  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 and watching movies or playing board games.  Event includes 2 nights lodging, pizza on Friday nightSaturday meals and brunch on Sunday.

 

Check-in 7 pm; checkout noon.

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0
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School ages plus adults
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05/28/2019-06/02/2019
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LM19HMSC

Enjoy a week of camping develop friendships with home school families from across Michigan and Indiana. Guest speakers will challenge our students.  Campers will have time to explore the ecosystems at Lake Michigan Camp, learn about predators, and participate in crafts, archery, soccer, and volleyball. RV and tent sites, bunkhouses, and cabins are available. Contact Lake Michigan Camp and Retreat Center at 231-869-5627 for more information.
Or, select Register to indicate your interest in attending this camp. Fill out the contact information, check out, and complete. There is no charge for telling us you are interested! We will contact you with more information.

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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
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All ages
Dates
06/07/2019-06/09/2019
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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.

Check in: 3 p.m. Check out: 10 a.m.

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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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  • "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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Parents, Grandparent and youth camper supporters: You have 24 hours to take advantage of this youth camp savings!Did you know if you register for summer camp by Thursday you'll save $20 and only have to make a $10 deposit? All 2019 youth events are online now! umcamping.org/events/ ...

Parents, Grandparent and youth camper supporters: You have 24 hours to take advantage of this youth camp savings!

Did you know if you register for summer camp by Thursday you'll save $20 and only have to make a $10 deposit? All 2019 youth events are online now! umcamping.org/events/ ...

Did you know if you register for summer camp by Thursday youll save $20 and only have to make a $10 deposit? All 2019 youth events are online now!  https://umcamping.org/events/