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

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Sue Norton
Lifelong friend and supporter of LMC&R.
Sue is at home with hospice care
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Our prayers got out to Sue and her family.

Sue was a great Dean for youth camps. She was also an active and supportive site committee member. I pray that my good friend is well cared for.

Prayers for Sue and the family.

Prayers!!! 🙏🙏




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