Calendar of Events

2022 Local Events

Note: All events are subject to change due to COVID-19.

April 30-May 1  Opening Weekend-Volunteers Camp for Free

May TBD  Pentwater Brews & Beats (check for updates)

May 27-30   Memorial Day Weekend
Three-night minimum stay

June 11-12  Free Fishing Weekend

Enjoy a weekend of free fishing (no State of Michigan license required).

June 18 Pentwater Spring Fest (check for updates)
Arts, Crafts & Antiques

July TBD Fireworks in Pentwater from Charles Mears State Park

Fireworks viewed from the campground beach.

July 4  Fireworks in Ludington (check for updates)

July 4  Fireworks at Silver Lake Sand Dunes (check for updates)

July 11  Ludington Lakestride 5k, 10k, & Half Marathon (check for updates)

Aug 11-14  Pentwater Homecoming Weekend (check for updates)

Aug tbd Annual Oceana County Fair (check for updates)

Aug 26-27 Pentwater Sidewalk Sales (check for updates)

Sept. 2-5 Labor Day Weekend
Three-night minimum stay

Sept 9-10 Silver Lake Apple & Barbecue Festival (check for updates)

Sept 24-25 Fall Fest Arts and Crafts Show (check for updates)

Sept. 30-Oct. 1 Volunteer Weekend 

Free camping to those who volunteer around camp (taking down tents, moving equipment, etc.)

Oct 8 Pentwater Classic Car & Hot Rod Show-Oktoberfest (check for updates)

For more ideas on what to do near Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat:


  • 5807 Ridge Rd
    Pentwater, MI 49449

    Director, Erik Bengston
    Call or email to make reservations

  • 231-869-5627
  • Directions


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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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