About


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 sites are available for group, family, or individual camping. Week long summer camp and seasonal retreat options for all ages are plentiful.

A quarter 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.

Youth Campers will bunk in canvas platform tents that keep them off the ground but still able to connect with nature. Come have fun with friends through beach olympics, soccer, team building, kayaking, sand boarding, archery, sling shot, volleyball, kickball, tire swing, floor hockey, life-size chess set, hiking trails, mountain biking, basketball, and swimming in the lake! Experience God through music, Bible-based activities and lessons, fire bowls, or maybe just watching the sun set over the horizon. Lake Michigan Camp is your chance to experience a week at one of Michigan’s top tourist attractions.

Group and Individual Family Camping is set in the beautiful woods along the sand dunes of the Big Lake. Over 160 acres are available for Christian group activities. The facilities include sites for tent camping, RV’s (full hookups), fire bowl, ball field, bathhouses, and ¼ mile of private beach on Lake Michigan. Available May 1 – October 1

In addition, it has a fully equipped Retreat Center with cots, showers, and a kitchenette. The Retreat Center is available for families and groups by reservation from late August until spring.

Retreats: Family camps, students, and other groups are invited to camp at Lake Michigan. Come camp in God’s creation, with people you know, and meet new friends, too!

At Lake Michigan United Methodist Camp 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.
  • Enjoy a great mix of pine and hardwood in the woods
  • 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.