Facilities

Peace by the River

Crystal Springs is located on 70 wooded acres along the Dowagiac River. Massive oaks and maple trees tower over the facility. They provide cool shade on warm days and an explosion of color in the fall.

We host camp groups of up to 125 during the summer and retreat groups up to 60 in the spring and fall. Day use for your group’s picnic, church service, youth group outing or a quiet walk in the woods are available.

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You are comfortable in our are safe, cute and climate controlled cabins.

  • Many cabins include full bathrooms, others have facilities nearby.
  • All are air-conditioned.
  • Each cabin has a mailbox so campers can check for your letter or email (which we will print) after lunch every afternoon.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

  • Swimming Pool — always staffed by at least two lifeguards.
  • Athletic courts: basketball courts, horseshoes, volleyball, archery, baseball fields, gaga ball
  • Water sports:canoes, water tubes, a 100-foot slip and slide.
  • Adventure: Zorbs, target slingshot paintball, pedal karts, nine-square-in-the-air, bean bag toss, parachutes.
  • Mini Train:When mini campers arrive, they ride our miniature train to their cabins.
  • Water stations are everywhere to keep you hydrated.
  • Mosquitoes? WHAT MOSQUITOES!?!? We partner with Terminex for mosquito reduction.

RETREATS

We have a variety of buildings available for your retreat group. Our chapel and dining hall have several small and large group meeting spaces. Wi-Fi is available and there are Chromecast devices on the televisions to stream video or Skype around the world. Retreat guests will love the grounds, campfire spaces and river walk during down time.

WEDDINGS

The 125-year-old Tabernacle at Crystal Springs can hold up to 400 guests for a rustic/barn style wedding. The massive stage can hold any bridal party. The exposed wood beams, enormous windows and 15,000 square feet of space will wow your guests.

GIVE US A CALL TO SCHEDULE A TOUR!

Contact Dan Stuglik, crystalspringscampdirector@umcamping.org or 269-683-8918.

The dining hall at Crystal Springs.

The dining hall at Crystal Springs.

Small dining room has space for your small group.

Small dining room provides a more intimate space for your small group.

Large dining room with room for over 100 guests. It has WIFI, climate control and a fire place.

Large dining room with room for over 100 guests. It has Wi-Fi, climate control and a fireplace.

The pavilion has a fire place for evening fires.

The pavilion has a fireplace for evening fires.

Small campfire space with a great view of the springs.

Small campfire space with a great view of the springs.

Nurse Cabin/ Retreat house has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, full kitchen, climate control and a great view from the back deck.

Nurse Cabin/ Retreat house has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, full kitchen, climate control and a great view from the back deck.

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All cabins have air conditioning!

Campers spend time in the picnic area during our weekly cookouts.

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!

Merry Christmas 🎄

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.

Merry Christmas to you!

Merry Christmas, Dan!

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