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.

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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
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School ages plus adults
Dates
05/28/2019-06/02/2019
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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.

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Per package option: $125 per person housing and meals; $70 per RV site or platform tent; $40 per person meal package only
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All ages
Dates
06/07/2019-06/09/2019
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LM19FFW

Enjoy a weekend of free fishing (no State of Michigan license required) while camping at Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat Center. Choose a housing and meal package, or choose your housing and and add the optional meals.

For more information, call Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat Center at 231-869-5627.

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

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$399
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2-5
Dates
06/23/2019-06/29/2019
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LM19EFB

Elementary Faith Builders will explore Biblical towns, villages, and the heroes of the scriptures. This week will be full of fun, friends, and exploration.

Check-in 3 pm; check-out 10 am

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$199
Grades
1-3
Dates
06/23/2019-06/26/2019
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LM19EFBM

Younger Elementary Faith Builders will explore Biblical towns, villages, and the heroes of the scriptures. This mini week (Sunday to Wednesday) will be full of fun, friendships, and exploration.

Check-in, 3 pm; checkout 10 am

 

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$399
Grades
6-8
Dates
06/23/2019-06/29/2019
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LM19UPB

Are you a night owl? Does staying up late and sleeping in sound like your speed? How about Lake Michigan sunsets, star gazing, beach bonfires, glow games, and a small group atmosphere?  This is camp at a different pace.

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

    Office: 231-869-5627
    Director, Dana Hunt

    Reservation Line: 989-272-1116
    campgroundregistrations@umcamping.org

  • 231-869-5627
  • Directions

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Are you an encourager? Do you like coming along side of others? Then Lake Michigan Camp needs you!

We are in need of volunteer youth camp counselors for several of our youth camps. If you can spare time the week of June 23, July 14 or July 21 please let us know and we will find a place for you!

For more information call Dana at 231.869.5627

Please share if you know others who might be interested.
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Are you an encourager?  Do you like coming along side of others? Then Lake Michigan Camp needs you!  

We are in need of volunteer youth camp counselors for several of our youth camps.  If you can spare time the week of June 23, July 14 or July 21 please let us know and we will find a place for you!  

For more information call Dana at 231.869.5627

Please share if you know others who might be interested.

Remember everyone has someone who loves you this Valentines Day.

Happy Valentines from Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat. 💕
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Remember everyone has someone who loves you this Valentines Day.

Happy Valentines from Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat. 💕
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