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. Along with your favorite camp activities like basketball, soccer, sand volleyball, swimming, archery, canoeing and others, Crystal Springs offers river tubing, floor hockey, target paintball, mountain boarding, laser tag and racing pedal karts.

Events

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Cost
Grades
Dates
Event ID
Title
Cost
$25 per person
Grades
7-13
Dates
12/31/2018-01/01/2019
Event ID
CS19NYE

Start off the New Year with a retreat to Crystal Springs! We’ll spend the day together in the middle of the winter talking about God being God in all seasons while having a blast with winter activities like flashlight hikes, snow tubing, and staying cozy with warm beverages. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to connect with friends and God in a new way!

Check-in: 4 pm; checkout: 10 am

Dean: Amy Simonson, a.l.simonson821@gmail.com

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.

Title
Cost
$325
Grades
8-13
Dates
07/07/2019-07/11/2019
Event ID
CS19EDG

Learn how you can have Earth-Defying God Experiences every day! This summer, we’ll focus on living the life God has called us to; we’re called to be loved by God, to love and serve others, and to make disciples of Jesus Christ. We’re excited to explore the truth about how God has called us to be and how we can live it out alongside plenty of time to grow relationships, play Nuke’em, and make tons of great camp memories. This year, parents are invited at 6pm for dinner and Firebowl after 6:00 checkout on Thursday evening.

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

In The News

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New Year’s Camp

October 30, 2018

Ring in the New Year at Crystal Springs! Dec. 31, 2018...

Early Bird Registration Extended

September 28, 2018

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

Retreat Season Begins

August 27, 2018

As summer winds down, our camps and retreat centers turn...

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

    Parent

  • “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

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

    Crystal Springs Camp and Retreat Center

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Did you know if you register for summer camp by Thursday you'll save $20 and only have to make a $30 deposit? All 2019 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 $30 deposit? All 2019 events are online now!  https://umcamping.org/events/

Happy Friday morning from the first snowfall at Crystal Springs Camp & Retreat Center. ...

Happy Friday morning from the first snowfall at Crystal Springs Camp & Retreat Center.

 

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Casey Gowen

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