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)

    Central Registrar: 833-588-2267, option 1

  • 810-327-6272
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As week 2 finishes we continue to be blessed by our hardworking Nomads crew! The parking lot has fresh stripes, new caulking around air conditioners, a walkway has been repaired, dining room windows continue to be installed and a fence is going to be installed around our new generator. We are blessed! ... See MoreSee Less


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Your solution for stay-home-itis. Come to the lakeshore and let us take care of you. Plenty of space for socializing at a safe physical distance. Indoor and outdoor dining options. Weekday and Weekend dates to choose from! umcamping.org/news/rr-retreats/ ... See MoreSee Less

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