Without our volunteers we would not be able to continue to grow in our efforts to make disciples of Jesus Christ. You can choose to join us for a work day, volunteer for a week of camp, or bring a church group to do a work project.

Volunteers are always needed for short-term projects at the retreat center.  Spring, summer and fall are critical times in which volunteers can be utilized for gardening and landscaping.  There are also simple maintenance projects to be completed during that time – including carpentry, painting and beach clean up.

Thanks for volunteering! Contact Ann Emerson, director, lakehuronretreatcenterdirector@umcamping.org.

Travel Trailer

For every 4 hours of volunteer work, you can stay one night in our travel trailer. Enjoy the beautiful lakeshore and help the Lake Huron Retreat Center ministry at the same time!

Contact Ann Emerson, director, lakehuronretreatcenterdirector@umcamping.org.

God’s Treasures Camps

God’s Treasures Camp is a program designed for adults with special needs.  Volunteers receive training in camper care in a two-day session prior to the start of camp.  Volunteers are expected to stay on site during the entire camp program and may be assigned one to three campers.  Two nurses are on site to handle all medications and assist where needed.  All that is required to volunteer is a heart of compassion and love!  We’ll take care of the rest!

Contact Ann Emerson, director, lakehuronretreatcenterdirector@umcamping.org.


  • 8794 Lakeshore Road
    Burtchville MI 48059-1115

    Fax: 810-327-6223
    Office: 810-327-6272
    Rev. Ann Emerson, Director (Ex. 201)
    Mrs. Heather Marsack, Guest Services Coordinator (Ex. 200)
    Mr. Dan Markey, Operations Supervisor (Ex. 204)

    Central Registrar: 989-272-1116

  • 810-327-6272
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It has been our joy to have Ann Arbor First UMC youth group with us this weekend. Much of their weekend has been working in small groups to plan worship for Palm Sunday services, which they will lead. Thanks for bringing your retreat event to our facility this weekend. ...

Macomb County Quilt Guild is another one of our faithful groups. Guests become friends after so many years with us. Thanks for supporting our ministry with your presence! ...


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Looks like you all are getting alot done.

Looking good ladies !! Hope you has a great weekend and got lots done see you in March

Miss you girls looks like a fun time.

Great time had by all

Thank you

Awesome place to go.

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