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Camp Changes Lives!

There are many ways to help support Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat. You can volunteer, be a prayer supporter, donate an item from our wish list, sponsor someone’s camp by paying for a campership, or choose a designated support option.

Prayer

One of the best ways that you can support Lake Michigan is through prayer! The camp and retreat ministry in Michigan is blessed by churches and individuals that faithfully keep us in their prayers.

Become a Friend

The Friends of Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat Center is a group open to all who are committed to the improvement and support of its facilities, ministries, and staff. Support could include spring clean up, taking photos, promoting camp at your church, or other ideas. Contact Dana Hunt, lakemichigancampdirector@umcamping.org to learn more.

Wish List

We’re always on the lookout for various items, new, used, loaned. Please consult Dana Hunt, lakemichigancampdirector@umcamping.org to learn more.

Donations

Our beautiful waterfront facilities offer children, youth and adults a unique opportunity to relax, engage their faith, learn something new and meet new people. There are always things that need repair and updating. There are always ways to help make Lake Michigan better for serving God and God’s people. Camp can change a life in ways only God can imagine — and that is powerful! Give online to a scholarship fund or the ministry annual fund to keep camp affordable for everyone!

Tell Others

Share the opportunity of Christian retreats and camping with others. Host a Camp Sunday at your church. Post a link to our site on your church website. Encourage your local church or District to use Michigan Area United Methodist Camping facilities for its off-site events.

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Contact

  • 5807 Ridge Rd
    Pentwater, MI 49449

    Site Directors: Dana and Duane Hunt

    campgroundregistrations@umcamping.org

  • 231-869-5627
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Arrangements have been made for our first concert of 2019 camping season. Join us Memorial weekend for a fun filled weekend and Sunday evening concert with gospel group Northern Edge.

The Northern Edge is a family vocal group who sing a variety of music styles; traditional, southern, progressive, hymns and a little country. The Bromley family has been heard in events throughout Michigan, Ohio and Indiana and will be a part of Carnival's 2019 Gospel Cruise.

Limited campsites, platforms and two of our new cabins are still available but book soon to get your spot.

For camp reservations call Dana at 216-869-5627 or email lakemichigancampdirector@umcamping.org
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Arrangements have been made for our first concert of 2019 camping season.  Join us Memorial weekend for a fun filled weekend and Sunday evening concert with gospel group Northern Edge.  

The Northern Edge is a family vocal group who sing a variety of music styles; traditional, southern, progressive, hymns and a little country. The Bromley family has been heard in events throughout Michigan, Ohio and Indiana and will be a part of Carnivals 2019 Gospel Cruise.   

Limited campsites, platforms and two of our new cabins are still available but book soon to get your spot.  

For camp reservations call Dana at 216-869-5627 or email lakemichigancampdirector@umcamping.org

1 day ago

Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat Center

Does camp change lives? Let me introduce to you Jasper and Tricia Shangle our 2018 High School Camp Deans.

Jasper and Tricia (Terkeurst) have been an active part of LMC&R for years, both as campers and as volunteers. As young adults, Tricia returned every year counseling our High School youth, Jasper working with our Elementary and Middle School youth. In 2014 Tricia and Jasper both volunteered during our High School week, in 2017 Jasper proposed to Tricia during youth camp, and in 2018 they returned to Co-Dean our High School youth camp as Mr. & Mrs.

But the really fun part of this story, Tricia and Jasper both attended Elementary Camp here at LMC&R in 1996!

Jasper and Tricia will continue to be a positive influence on our High School youth during our first ever Winter Retreat in February and during the High School Extreme Faith Challenge next summer. And while we won't promise you will meet your future spouse at camp, I think everyone will agree that Camp Changes Lives!

This is just one example of how camp changes lives. Tell us your story!

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Does camp change lives?  Let me introduce to you Jasper and Tricia Shangle our 2018 High School Camp Deans. 

Jasper and Tricia (Terkeurst) have been an active part of LMC&R for years, both as campers and as volunteers.   As young adults, Tricia returned every year counseling our High School youth, Jasper working with our Elementary and Middle School youth.  In 2014 Tricia and Jasper both volunteered during our High School week, in 2017 Jasper proposed to Tricia during youth camp, and in 2018 they returned to Co-Dean our High School youth camp as Mr. & Mrs.

But the really fun part of this story, Tricia and Jasper both attended Elementary Camp here at LMC&R in 1996!  

Jasper and Tricia will continue to be a positive influence on our High School youth during our first ever Winter Retreat in February and during the High School Extreme Faith Challenge next summer. And while we wont promise you will meet your future spouse at camp, I think everyone will agree that Camp Changes Lives!

This is just one example of how camp changes lives.  Tell us your story!

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Our story is VERY similar! My husband and I went to Wesley Woods UM Camp together in middle school and then also to Lake Louise in High School. We didn't exactly run in the same circles then. But, years later, in 2004, I was deaning the Wesley Woods Miiddle School camp and ran into Jay (my future hubby) and asked him if he'd like to serve on our camp staff. He agreed. At the end of the week we decided to start dating. One year later, in 2005, at the same middle school camp he proposed to me in front of 200 middle schoolers at the talent show! Happily married ever since. Our ministry looks different now, but its a joy when we still get to do it together!

Great story! Where do I find info on the winter retreat? I’m looking for a combined MS/HS winter weekend.

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