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Lake Huron Retreat Center — your peaceful antidote to today’s busy lifestyle. On the “sunrise” side of the “mitten” state, you’ll wake up to expansive views of Lake Huron. Located just north of Port Huron, Michigan, Lake Huron Retreat Center is a full-service adult retreat center dedicated to Christian hospitality connected with the United Methodist Church. You’ll find its popular meeting rooms, chapel, dining hall and guest rooms are comfortable and modern. It has been a place for spiritual renewal and family time for 75 years.

Plan your next day meeting or overnight experiences with ease and confidence knowing our reputation for excellent food service, clean and comfortable guest rooms and a beautiful campus. In 2017 the “At the Water’s Edge” guest cottage opened for clergy and laity to book personal escapes for spiritual rest and relaxation.  Call us or come visit to see how Lake Huron Retreat Center can host your faith-based organization, school or not-for-profit.

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Cost
Grades
Dates
Event ID
Title
Cost
$330
Grades
Adult
Dates
06/21/2022-06/25/2022
Event ID
LH22GT1

Adults with special needs enjoy a four-night experience filled with Bible stories, crafts, music, outdoor recreation, swimming and special evening activities. 2022 Theme Nights include Sports Night, Hawaiian Night and Super Hero Night. A committed staff of volunteers, including two nurses, are on site 24/7. Cost includes a camp t-shirt. Check in 9 am Tuesday. Check Out 11 am Saturday.

Title
Cost
$60
Grades
adult
Dates
07/01/2022-07/03/2022
Event ID
LH22FR2

First responders have worked tirelessly these last two years in an unprecedented time in our country, and we are grateful. We know you’re tired. Your souls need a time of rest and renewal.

Rest for the Healers are two affordable opportunities this summer for first responders to come to the lakeshore for a time of solitude and healing. Spend time walking our prayer stations and outdoor labyrinth. Enjoy a sunrise on the beach in one of our Adirondack chairs. Relax while we prepare good food for you. Bring a good book and breathe in the fresh air.

Rest for the Healers is designed for first responders, such as firefighters, law enforcement personnel, medical personnel, utility workers and public health professionals. 

Cost: $60 per person (single occupancy). This very special rate is thanks, in part, to financial support from the Michigan Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Includes: 

  • Two-nights, single occupancy in hotel-style guest rooms
  • Five meals in Kresge Dining Room overlooking Lake Huron
  • Self-guided creative and contemplation stations
  • Optional group activities 

Thank You! Thank you for all you’ve done and continue to do for your community. Space is limited and assigned on a first-come basis. Register today! Use the link to register online or call the registrar 989-534-6587.

Title
Cost
$330
Grades
Adult
Dates
07/12/2022-07/16/2022
Event ID
LH22GT2

Adults with special needs enjoy a four- night experience filled with Bible stories, crafts, music, outdoor recreation, swimming and special evening activities. 2022 Theme Nights include Sports Night, Hawaiian Night and Super Hero Night. A committed staff of volunteers, including two nurses, are on site 24/7. Cost includes a camp t-shirt. Check in 9 am Tuesday. Check Out 11 am Saturday.

Title
Cost
Per Person: $205-DOUBLE; $245-SINGLE; $75-COMMUTER
Grades
Senior Adults
Dates
08/02/2022-08/04/2022
Event ID
LH22LI

This retreat is an opportunity for seniors (65 and over) to come to the lakeshore for Bible Study, music and relaxation along the waterfront. You’ll love the picnic supper, followed by a hymn sing around the campfire.

Check in 1 pm Tuesday. Check Out 11 am Thursday.

Rates listed are per person, based on room occupancy.

Title
Cost
Per Person: $155-QUAD; $175-TRIPLE; $200-DOUBLE; $250-SINGLE. Children ages 12 and under receive the special rate of $100 per child
Grades
All ages
Dates
09/03/2022-09/05/2022
Event ID
LH22FW2

Enjoy a holiday weekend at the lakeshore! Morning devotions, evening campfires, outdoor recreation and personal reflection time will be part of this weekend. Whether you come as an individual, a couple, or a family unit this weekend is for you!
Check in Saturday morning at 10:00 am and stay until 4:00 pm on Monday. Cost includes two nights lodging, six meals (Saturday lunch through Monday breakfast).
Rates listed are per adult, based on room occupancy:
Rates: QUAD-$155 ea; TRIPLE-$175 ea; DOUBLE-$200 ea; SINGLE-$250. Children ages 12 and under receive the special rate of $100 per child.

Title
Cost
Per Person: $135-DOUBLE; $160-SINGLE; $65-COMMUTER per day
Grades
Adults
Dates
09/09/2022-09/10/2022
Event ID
LH22JN

This overnight event is for all adults who love music. Arrive Friday evening and jump right into rehearsals, which continue throughout Saturday. Use your Saturday afternoon break for rest and taking in some of the local sights. The retreat concludes with a special concert in Poole Chapel for the local community. Retreat fees include a full set of sheet music. Open to individuals, as well as choral groups.
Check in 6 pm Friday.
Check out 9 pm Saturday.
Rates listed are per person, based on room occupancy.

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  • "Foxes, fireflies, and freighters. Rocks, red-winged blackbirds, and a rainbow. What a peaceful, gorgeous place to just forget the rest of the world for a few days. Thanks be to God for those how have provided this haven."

    Pamela, Cottage Guest

  • “The accommodations were wonderful, the staff was very attentive, the food was good, the scenery was breathtaking and my overall experience was priceless!”

    Retreat Participant

  • "She never wants to leave camp - she wants to live there. she is always so happy and loves her experiences and is planning next year on the ride home this year!!"

    Barbara, about her God's Treasure Camper

  • “The center is pristine, everything is clean and beautiful, well stocked and well staffed -- the grounds, as well as the rooms.”

    Retreat Participant

  • “It is perfect for a gathering, and our retreat was planned with lots of activities and lots of good food.”

    Retreat Participant

  • “If a person wanted to relax by the water, be alone to read, or walk the trails, that was available as well. I highly recommend it.”

    Retreat Participant

  • “Exceptional lodging accommodations and food. The staff makes sure we have everything we need for a women's retreat.”

    Retreat Participant

  • "I am so thankful for the gift of this cottage. This place was the answer to prayers I didn't even know enough to pray! Thank you to those who dreamed of a retreat at water's edge."

    Bri, Cottage Guest

  • “Always enjoy the clean, well-maintained facilities; the nutritious and tasty food; and the awesome scenery. LHRC staff is always welcoming and hospitable.”

    Retreat Participant

  • “The food was delicious and they offer dietary options for vegans, vegetarians, etc. If you are planning a retreat I recommend the Lake Huron Retreat Center. We will be back.”

    Retreat Participant

  • "Thank you so much for providing such a beautiful restful, restorative place for souls to draw closer to God! We have thoroughly enjoyed our time here and appreciate all those who have made this special place possible!

    Mark & Marcia, Cottage Guests

Contact

  • 8794 Lakeshore Road
    Burtchville MI 48059-1115

    Fax: 810-327-6223
    Office: 810-327-6272
    Rev. Ann Emerson, Director (Ex. 201)
    Rev. Cora Glass, Program & Hospitality Manager (Ex. 200)

  • 810-327-6272
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