Welcome to Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat Center

One of God’s special places, with cool green woods, warm sand dunes, and a beautiful shoreline. Offering cabins, canvas platform tents, and a wide variety of activities. RV and tent campground sites are available for group, family, or individual camping open to the public (May 1-Oct. 15). See our calendar page for special events. Week long residential summer camp for all ages. Contact us for year-round retreat options.

A half mile of pristine Lake Michigan waterfront is calling your name – and Lake Michigan Camp gives you the opportunity to enjoy one of Michigan’s greatest natural treasures. Set just south of Pentwater in the beautiful woods along the sand dunes, Lake Michigan Camp offers a unique camping experience.

At Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat you can:

  • Stand at the top of the dunes and gaze out over the Lake – morning or night!
  • Sit or lie out under the sun or stars.
  • Stroll along the beach all the way to Pentwater Channel.
  • Walk along the ridge of the dune in the company of beautiful trees and bushes.
  • Attend youth summer camps, family camp or reserve part or all of the camp for your group.
  • Experience the many different kinds of trees, plants, birds, and animals throughout the camp.
  • Explore several long trails while cross-country skiing in winter and hiking in summer.

Director, Dana Hunt
Office: 231-869-5627
lakemichigancampdirector@umcamping.org

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Grades
Dates
05/01/2019-10/15/2019
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Beautiful, wooded sites just on the other side of the dune from Lake Michigan.

Season: May 1 – Oct 15. Please call for post-season sites without hook ups. Now taking reservations for 2019!

Max RV size: 35ft. Most sites are for RVs under 30ft.

Platform canvas tents & cabins: Available by reservation

  • Our campground is open to the public and offers a positive Christian camping experience for individuals, families, groups and churches.
  • Reservations are strongly encouraged, though walk-ins are possible, especially weekdays.
  • Pavilion with kitchen facilities attached is available for group use.
  • Large gathering area with seating for campfires and worship services.
  • Restrooms and shower facilities convenient to campsites.
  • Bikes and kayaks available to registered campers.
  • Calendar of Events
  • Map

Individual Reservations: email campgroundregistrations@umcamping.org or call 989-272-1116.

Group Reservations:  Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat Office, 231-869-5627 or lakemichigancampdirector@umcamping.org.

 

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0
Grades
School ages plus adults
Dates
05/28/2019-06/02/2019
Event ID
LM19HMSC

Enjoy a week of camping develop friendships with home school families from across Michigan and Indiana. Guest speakers will challenge our students.  Campers will have time to explore the ecosystems at Lake Michigan Camp, learn about predators, and participate in crafts, archery, soccer, and volleyball. RV and tent sites, bunkhouses, and cabins are available. Contact Lake Michigan Camp and Retreat Center at 231-869-5627 for more information.
Or, select Register to indicate your interest in attending this camp. Fill out the contact information, check out, and complete. There is no charge for telling us you are interested! We will contact you with more information.

Title
Cost
$30
Grades
K-13
Dates
06/26/2019-11/15/2019
Event ID
LM20EARLY

To place a pre-registration deposit of $30 on an event to be chosen later.
Deposits placed in this event will later be transferred to the event of the customer’s choice, once events are established and publicized.

Until November 15, 2019, registration in this category also earns the $20 Early Bird Discount (to be applied once the camper is registered in their camp).

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Cost
$449
Grades
9-12
Dates
07/21/2019-07/27/2019
Event ID
LM19GAK

Come explore the majestic and wild waters of eastern Lake Superior as we journey to Lake Superior Provincial Park north of Sault St. Marie. We will kayak on the largest freshwater lake in the world, as well as the numerous rivers and inland lakes of this beautiful and remote wilderness. We will stay at a campground near the shore of Lake Superior where moose sightings are not uncommon, and also visit ancient native petroglyphs.  No previous kayaking experience needed—just a spirit of adventure and desire to be immersed in God’s creation.

Deans: Dan Duncan and Chris Lane

Check in: 3 p.m. Check out: 10 a.m.

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Cost
$399 Additional $151 for option of horseback riding, additional $120 for option of sailing
Grades
6-8
Dates
07/21/2019-07/27/2019
Event ID
LM19MSFC

Horseback riding and sailing options are full for this event.

Middle School Faith Challenge will encourage you to find answers to specific questions during your daily walk with God. Grow friendships during funny and wacky games, unique crafts, or relaxing but wild days on the beach of Lake Michigan.

Optional choice: daily sailing lessons on beautiful Lake Michigan with certified sailing instructors each afternoon.Campers must be able to swim.

Optional choice: daily morning horseback riding with a full-day trail ride on Friday.

If choosing horse and/or sailing options, registration for this event must be paid in full by May 21, 2019.

Dean: Corey Michael, michaelfam05@gmail.com

Check-in: 3 pm, check-out 10 am

Title
Cost
$449; additional $151 for horse option; additional $120 for sailing option
Grades
9-13
Dates
07/21/2019-07/27/2019
Event ID
LM19ART

Horseback riding and sailing options for this event are full.

Learn about the craftspersons and artists in the Bible and discover new God-given talents, as guest demonstrators expose you to a wide variety of art forms. This session may include mosaic design, forging, pottery, paper making, weaving, wire works, or many other art forms. A $50 material fee is included in the price.

Optional choice: daily afternoon sailing lessons on beautiful Lake Michigan with certified sailing instructors each afternoon.Campers must be able to swim.

Optional choice: daily morning horseback riding with a full-day trail ride on Friday.

If choosing horse and/or sailing options, registration for this event must be paid in full by May 21, 2019.

Check-in, 3 pm; checkout 10 am.

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  • My relationship with God has definitely grown throughout this week. I was able to know what a good friend is and now I can strive to be one.

    Jamee, Summer Camper

  • Nice big campground with wooded shady sites and beautiful Lake Michigan beach frontage. very friendly and helpful staff, we will definitely be back.

    Cody, RV Campground Camper

  • "I never get homesick at camp, but the rest of the year I get campsick almost every day."

    Summer Camper

  • “Perfect camping location for family and friends. We go there every Memorial and Labor Day weekends."

    Camper

  • "Opened my mind to what is going on in the world and how the bible can help us understand it with an open mind/heart."

    Lucy, Summer Camper

  • The campground is open to the public for individuals, families and groups. The retreat center is available year round.

    Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat

  • "I learned that God loves you no matter what."

    Elementary Summer Camper

  • “I've been coming to camp here with my church family for 20 years. So many wonderful memories! Thank you for working so hard to preserve this beautiful campground.”

    Campers

  • “It's one of the best places to take your family camping, so very peaceful, and the view of the lake is breathtaking.”

    Camper

  • "Watching the sunset from the deck on the beach is my favorite place in the whole world."

    Youth Camper

  • “This is a place that makes it easy to connect with God and His family of souls and saints. A place of regeneration of mind, body, and soul. It is a great part of who I am!”

    Camper

  • “I really love what being at camp and in nature does for people. And so that’s when I feel closest to God.”

    Youth Camper

Contact

  • 5807 Ridge Rd
    Pentwater, MI 49449

    Director, Dana Hunt
    Office: 231-869-5627
    lakemichigancampdirector@umcamping.org

  • 231-869-5627
  • Directions

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We have one opening for next weeks Extreme Horse Camp option.

Campers will participate in 3 hours of horsemanship lessons Monday - Thursday and enjoy a 6 hour trail ride on Friday into the National forest.

Campers registered for Faith, Fun & Fine Arts, High School Extreme Faith or Middle School Outdoor Encounter Camps can add this horse option to their existing camp reservation for $151.

For more information call the camp office at 231-869-5627 and ask for Corey.
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We have one opening for next weeks Extreme Horse Camp option.  

Campers will participate in 3 hours of horsemanship lessons Monday - Thursday and enjoy a 6 hour trail ride on Friday into the National forest.

Campers registered for Faith, Fun & Fine Arts, High School Extreme Faith or Middle School Outdoor Encounter Camps can add this horse option to their existing camp reservation for $151.

For more information call the camp office at 231-869-5627 and ask for Corey.

 

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Where do I sign up Dana? ✍️🐴😀

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Will be so happy to get to see the camp ground. I have started my treatments and hope it will allow me to come.

I am so excited about “Raise the Roof”. Way to go! Sounds like a full house of campers! We ( Lansing) district will be July 28th!

It looks so great!! I can’t wait to check it out in a couple weeks!

Looks good! Hi Abby!

Yaaayyy!! Good job everyone!

Great Staff and wonderful news of Raise the Roof!

Thank you Corey and Connor!

Hi from your friends in South Carolina

Awesome news!!!

Hi

Can't wait to see it all

Do you have any that only say "Lake Michigan United Methodist Church Camp"?

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