Welcome to Crystal Springs Camp & Retreat Center

For more than 150 years, people have gathered at Crystal Springs Camp & Retreat Center to be surrounded by God’s beauty along the Dowagiac River in Dowagiac, Michigan. A place with a deep history, guests are immersed in God’s creation through Crystal Springs’ large trees, park-like atmosphere, flowing river and natural springs. Experience God’s presence and explore and enrich your relationship with the Creator in a quaint, comfortable setting. Home to summer camps for elementary through high school ages and available for private retreats, meetings, weddings and parties.

Your Choice for a Picturesque Retreat

Crystal Springs is the perfect place in southwest Michigan for creating and strengthening your connection to Christ through energetic worship, relevant Bible study, and extraordinary programs. You’ll make friends and have a great time with your favorite camp activities like swimming, archery, canoeing, basketball, soccer, sand volleyball, and more. Plus, Crystal Springs offers river tubing, floor hockey, target paintball, Zorbs, nine-square-in-the-air, gaga ball, and racing pedal karts!

Events

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Cost
Grades
Dates
Event ID
Title
Cost
FREE
Grades
Dates
04/13/2019-04/13/2019
Event ID
Volunteers needed! Gas up your chain saws, iron your gardening gloves and dust off your work boots. It’s time for the 2019 Spring Improvement Day! We have tasks for all skill levels and plenty to do.
If you have tools, bring them. If you have equipment, bring it. If you don’t have either, we have it for you to borrow. Categories include gardening, leaf removal, cleaning, sorting, wood splitting, minor pluming/ electrical, minor repair work and general moving around of stuff. Lunch will be provided at noon. See you there!!!
9am-12pm
Title
Cost
FREE
Grades
Dates
04/14/2019-04/14/2019
Event ID

Hey kids, 12 and under! We need your help! A bunny ran through Crystal Springs and dropped colorful eggs EVERYWHERE! Grab a grownup and come out at 3:00 on Sunday, April 14 to help us collect them. Eggs can be redeemed for CANDY to show our appreciation for your visit. This event is FREE and open to ANYONE 12 and under. Our ten-acre field will have age-designated spaces with over 1,000 eggs. The hunt begins a few minutes after 3:00 and goes quickly so don’t be late!

Title
Cost
$150
Grades
Young Adult age 18-30
Dates
05/24/2019-05/27/2019
Event ID
CS19BKC

“Who do you say that I am?” Jesus asked this question of his followers. We ask God the same question. Come explore how God loves you and what you can do about it.

Big Kids Camp is a retreat and ministry for persons 18 years old (and out of high school) to those into their 30s. We meet once a year as a gathered community on retreat and support each other throughout the year from wherever we are.

Check in: 7 p.m. Check out: 12 p.m.

Title
Cost
$75 per person
Grades
age 5 and up
Dates
06/21/2019-06/22/2019
Event ID
CS19GRC

A one-night camp experience for children and their grandparents. Minimum age is 5.
Price is per person.

Check-in,  3 pm; check-out,  3 pm.

 

Title
Cost
$325
Grades
4-9
Dates
06/23/2019-06/27/2019
Event ID
CS19FFFA

Your fine arts choices include crafting, painting, dance, band, choir, woodworking, drama, creative writing, hand chimes, and more! Meet new friends to play and pray with as you gather for swimming, games, and Bible study.

Check-in, 3 pm; check-out, 6 pm

Title
Cost
$75
Grades
Adults
Dates
06/28/2019-06/29/2019
Event ID
CS19AGR

For adult grandchildren and their grandparents: Come be a kid again at Crystal Springs and relive the overnight visit to Grandma’s house. Enjoy all of the fun camp activities, bake cookies, play board games and connect with your grandparent (or someone like them) on a deeper level.

Check in: 1 p.m. Check out: 12 p.m.

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In The News

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Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt

January 28, 2019

Crystal Springs Camp & Retreat Center - April 14 Hey...

Spring Improvement Day

January 24, 2019

Crystal Springs Camp & Retreat Center - April 13 Volunteers needed!...

Rebates & Scholarships

January 21, 2019

$25-$50 Rebate So you want to go to summer camp! Great!...

  • “Amazing place to camp and hold events! The staff is absolutely incredible, kind, and caring about your personal experience while you are there. I can't seem to get enough of Crystal Springs!”

    Parent

  • "I liked hearing from adults who were honest about their stories and their struggles in their faith journeys/personal lives, etc. It made me feel reassured and much more comfortable with my own struggles."

    Middle School Camper

  • “I call it holy ground....a part of history and a big part of finding peace in today's busy world.”

    Parent

  • "Thank you for everything you did to help make our wedding a beautiful event. We could not have asked for a more perfect venue! You all went above and beyond anything we expected and stress levels were very low knowing that everything was in order."

    Bride

  • “Amazing place to visit! Not only during their public events but their summer camps are awesome as well.”

    Parent

  • “If you are looking for an affordable and BEAUTIFUL place to have a party this is it! I felt so relaxed by all the care I received.”

    Bride

  • “Thank you guys so much for opening my eyes to see that I do belong, I’m not alone, and that God does want a relationship with me no matter what I’ve been through, will go through, what state of mind I’m in, or what it takes.”

    High School Camper

  • Our mission is to provide a welcoming Christian sanctuary while removing distractions between our guests and God.

    Crystal Springs Camp and Retreat Center

Contact

  • 33774 Crystal Springs St
    Dowagiac, MI 49047

    Dan Stuglik, Camp Director
    Office: 269-683-8918

    Registrar: 989-272-1116

  • 269-683-8918
  • Directions

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Crystal Springs Camp and Retreat Center

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To our campers and those who send them. To our retreat guests and band campers. To our vendors, volunteers, donors and visitors. To all the friends and families: Merry Christmas from Crystal Springs Camp and Retreat Center. ...

To our campers and those who send them. To our retreat guests and band campers. To our vendors, volunteers, donors and visitors. To all the friends and families: Merry Christmas from Crystal Springs Camp and Retreat Center.

 

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Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas! 🎄🎁

Merry Christmas to you Dan and Amy! Thank you for all you do for the Camp!!! We're blessed to have you in charge!!! 🎅🎄🔥

Merry Christmas to you Dan.

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Merry Christmas, Dan!

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