Michigan Area United Methodist Camping Board of Directors unanimously voted to cancel all 2020 summer youth camping programs. This difficult decision was made with much prayer, consideration for the safety of campers and careful review of available information relating to social distancing guidelines and COVID-19. With prayer and support from you — our camper families and churches — we can weather this storm and use this time to improve programs and facilities to serve you better. Visit http://umcamping.org/donate or contact info@umcamping.org. Thank you!

Experience God at the Lake

Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat features an incredible camper experiences for elementary, middle school and high school youth.  Combine one part awesome camp, a dune wilderness, and a half mile of private Lake Michigan shore / beach – all centered around Experiencing God at the Lake!

What makes Lake Michigan Summer Camp’s Special?

Our Small Group Camping model helps bring kids together into community. Camp isn’t just a set of activities, its a chance to be your most authentic self, and get to know new friends. While whole age groups come together for large group activities and worship, large amounts of time are shared with close knit family groups.

Our Setting – A giant beach, beautiful lake, dunes and woods filled with adventure, and a camp filled with activities.

Worship –  Camp worship is simply awesome together time praising, singing and growing in Christ.  Sometimes high energy pure fun worship, other times serious and meaningful. Faith is special. You’re not alone. Jesus is as relevant and vital today as ever.

All Ages Each Week – Families love that our program includes concurrent options for elementary, middle and high school campers. So everyone can go to camp at the same time!

Nontraditional Options – In addition to traditional age-based summer camps, we offer special experiences like  “Home School Camp” or Backpacking or Kayak trip camps. Explore all our programs to find the one for you.

Parents Can Camp On Site– As an option, families can camp in our RV Campground (“north camp”) with your own equipment or reserve a platform tent. Your child (or children) can enjoy his or her own summer camp experience knowing that you are close (makes drop off and pick up a breeze). For those children not ready to spend the night away from their parents, we can escort them to your campsite each evening after firebowl (See “Day Camp” option).






  • 5807 Ridge Rd
    Pentwater, MI 49449

    Director, Dana Hunt
    Office: 231-869-5627

  • 231-869-5627
  • Directions


South camp guests will be happy to find not only a beautifully stained stairway this summer but also a new pathway located between sites 107 and 108 to the beach with a new foot shower and benches!

Thanks to wonderful volunteer and donors who made this happen!
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Thanks for all you and your volunteers do! Looks fabulous!

Love the outdoor showers at the base of the stairs!

That’s awesome! Now for the elevator or tunnel🤣🤣🤣🤣

Look at those beautiful white tops on the posts! Brings back memories!

Looks great! I remember walking up tires to get to the beach!

Looks great. Looking forward to seeing it in a few weeks!

Looks wonderful!

How cool is that!?

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Our 2020 limited edition camp shirt.

Who’s ready for camping? We have sites and shirts available for this weekend!
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Our 2020 limited edition camp shirt. 

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Oh my gosh! I want this shirt! Lol what sizes does it come in?

Can we reserve some for our week in July?

Great shirts!

I love the shirts

Love it. I’ll be over to get mine

Can we order shirts?

Love it!

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