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Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat is a family and group campground. Our season is May 1 through Oct. 15. Make your reservations by calling 231-869-5627 or emailing info@lakemichigancamp.org.

RV Sites (with 50/30/20 electric and water hookups), cabins, platform “glamping” tents, and a wide variety of activities, make this waterfront campground a peaceful getaway for you and your family and friends. Now open to the public, it has offered spiritual renewal and family time for over 60 years. See our calendar page for special events.

No reservations are available June 17 – July 2, 2022 while the campground hosts youth camp.

Elementary through High Schoolers can come to youth camp — see descriptions under “Events.” In July high school adventure camps depart from Lake Michigan Camp. Contact our office for booking your own seasonal retreat.

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.

Director, Erik Bengston
Office: 231-869-5627
info@lakemichigancamp.org

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Grades
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04/28/2022-05/01/2022
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We are are excited for the camping season, and we can use your help to get the camp ready. Come for the weekend or come for the day Saturday. Please let us know you’ll be coming by emailing Erik at info@lakemichigancamp.org.
Volunteers can camp for free that weekend. Meals provided Friday night through Sunday morning. Thank you!!
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05/01/2022-10/15/2022
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Beautiful, wooded sites just on the other side of the dune from Lake Michigan.

Season: May 1 – Oct. 15 (note: no reservations available June26-July 2, 2022 due to youth camp)

Please call for post-season sites without hook ups.

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

Individual and Group Reservations:  Call or email Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat Office, 231-869-5627 or info@lakemichigancamp.org.

 

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$399 Through 4/30/22; $420 from 5/1/22
Grades
12
Dates
06/26/2022-07/02/2022
Event ID
LM22CIT

High School seniors enjoy this last summer as a camper learning key skills needed to be a counselor. CITs are paired daily with counselors to observe, help and reflect on the the days activities, devotions, and events. Time spent learning and helping out with groups can be used as volunteer hours. This resume building week will focus on camper management, development, while keeping it fun and in the light of God. Stay in platform tents.

“CALLED BY NAME!” – this summer’s theme shares the great news that God knows us all by name and calls us for a purpose! The first thing that happens at camp is that your name is called, and you are soon known in the camp community as welcomed, loved, and encouraged to be who God calls you to be. We can’t wait to meet you, know you and call you by name as a friend in Christ.

Check in: 1:00 pm Check out: 12:00 pm

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$399 Through 4/30/22; $420 from 5/1/22
Grades
2-5
Dates
06/26/2022-07/02/2022
Event ID
LM22E

Enjoy all the activities, games, crafts, fun and Bible study at Lake Michigan Camp. We combine awesome traditions built over the decades with the lastest trends of today. Stay in the retreat center or bunk houses, swim in Lake Michigan, explore God’s creation on the dunes.

“CALLED BY NAME!” – this summer’s theme shares the great news that God knows us all by name and calls us for a purpose! The first thing that happens at camp is that your name is called, and you are soon known in the camp community as welcomed, loved, and encouraged to be who God calls you to be. We can’t wait to meet you, know you and call you by name as a friend in Christ.

Check in: 1:00 pm Check out: 12:00 pm

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$399 Through 4/30/22; $420 from 5/1/22
Grades
10-11
Dates
06/26/2022-07/02/2022
Event ID
LM22LIT

Enjoy the fun of camp and build your skills as a servant leader. Learn how to lead activities like acrhery, group events, crafts and games. Help complete a community service project and grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ. Stay in platform tents.

“CALLED BY NAME!” – this summer’s theme shares the great news that God knows us all by name and calls us for a purpose! The first thing that happens at camp is that your name is called, and you are soon known in the camp community as welcomed, loved, and encouraged to be who God calls you to be. We can’t wait to meet you, know you and call you by name as a friend in Christ.

Check in: 1 pm Check out: 12 pm

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Cost
$399 Through 4/30/22; $420 from 5/1/22
Grades
6-9
Dates
06/26/2022-07/02/2022
Event ID
LM22M

Grow friendships, enjoy all the activities, games, crafts, fun and Bible study at Lake Michigan Camp. We combine awesome traditions built over the decades with the lastest trends of today. Stay in bunk houses, swim in Lake Michigan, explore God’s creation on the dunes.

“CALLED BY NAME!” – this summer’s theme shares the great news that God knows us all by name and calls us for a purpose! The first thing that happens at camp is that your name is called, and you are soon known in the camp community as welcomed, loved, and encouraged to be who God calls you to be. We can’t wait to meet you, know you and call you by name as a friend in Christ.

Check in: 1 pm Check out: 12 pm

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  • We love this campground. Quiet, well run, and beautiful setting. You will love the sand dunes, walks on the beach and astounding sunsets. We come here every year and are extremely excited about the new camp director and how they are working so hard to make such positive improvements to the entire camp. Will continue to come back every year!

    Brenda, Google Reviewer

  • 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

  • "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."

    Kenneth, Google Reviewer

  • "Our daughter is happier. She missed one-on-one connections with other kids. This trip was a life changer for her. Thank you so much!"

    Parent of Middle School Adventure Camper

  • We stayed here for 2 nights and it was super peaceful being back in the woods. Great hosts and a great property. There are around 160 acres and 110 campsites that range form tents up to RV's. They even have tents that you can rent out that are already set up. They state that 35 feet is the max but my rig is 37 feet and had no issues at all. Water was good and the power only surged once but it was during a storm. GREAT place to stay if you want to be local to Mears, Silver Lake, Pentwater or even Ludington. With how busy some of the campgrounds can get in those cities, this one is perfect. Updated play-set and dump station as well. We will be back for sure.

    Journey with the Jakes, Google Reviewer

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

    Camper

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

    Jenny Fleischer

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

    Youth Camper

  • "Spent an amazing Father’s Day weekend at Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat! We all had a great old time. This was our second time and loved every minute of it. Great friends, bonfires, good food, swimming, fishing and amazing memories were made."

    Becky Peterson

  • Mine & my sister's family thoroughly enjoyed camping with you in July. It was the BEST camping we did all of 2021. Thank you for such a wonderful relaxing experience and gorgeous location. The dune, beach, all the amenities...our children enjoyed themselves the entire time and we all felt safe and taken care of like family. Thank you again for everything!! You helped make wonderful memories for our families.

    Rebecca on Facebook

Contact

  • 5807 Ridge Rd
    Pentwater, MI 49449

    Director, Erik Bengston
    Call or email to make reservations
    231-869-5627
    info@lakemichigancamp.org

  • 231-869-5627
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What a great day for this volunteer weekend. We raised 30 tents by 4 pm. That could be a record… Led by 10 Lansing Family Campers we had 36 people join us for the weekend from the Pentwater Service Club , Jackson Family Camp, and several others. Tomorrow we will put in a few more hours before everyone departs.

If you were not able to make it this time we will have another October 1 weekend. Enjoy a few pics from today.
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Awesome 👏 Thanks volunteers!

Fabulous people, weather, food and necessary preparations for the camping season were completed. 😀 However, with more to be done consider volunteering some of your time.

Good people. Great memories...

Thank you volunteers!

Volunteer week and weekend has started. Earlier this week the Nomads, Mission Volunteers started projects and last night and tonight we have had volunteers come in from Family Camp, First United Methodist Church, Jackson, Michigan , Whitehall, and Keego Harbor. More will be arriving tonight and tomorrow. Our seasonal staff Abby, Kelsey and Benito are back on site for another awesome summer!!! Here are some wonderful pictures of our volunteers helping to get our Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat ready.

We have plenty of space, lots of food and a great weather weekend if you would like to join us…
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We missed coming up there this year!!

Thank you volunteers!!

Terrific work and community contribution! Thanks!

Thank you!

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