Welcome to Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center

Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center is a purpose-driven, year-round ministry site. You’ll feel right home in our 300 acres of beautiful grounds and cared for by our staff who live out our mission of “Growing in Faith, and Serving in Strength.”

Summer Camp: We welcome you to experience God’s love through summer camp for children, teens, families and grandparents. You’ll be pumped up through high-energy worship, creative and unique programs, and our beautiful outdoor setting.

Year-Round Retreat Options: Your group, family or team-building event will love our versatile meeting spaces, delicious food service and accommodating overnight lodging.

Outdoor Fun and Adventure: From our swimming pool with slide to our kayaks, canoes and paddle boards, water-lovers have a grand time! Our go-karts, paint ball and mountain boarding give the high-adventure types lots to do! Fire bowl, chapel and scenic views help every day become more sacred and each guest grow closer to God through Jesus Christ.

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Cost
Grades
Dates
Event ID
Title
Cost
199
Grades
1-3
Dates
07/11/2021-07/14/2021
Event ID
WW21GMINI1

Let’s travel to the coldest reaches of the north on our Arctic Exploration. Encounter penguins and polar bears while playing freezing fun games! Chill out with friends both old and new and, of course, the coolest staff around as you learn how Jesus’ love is COOL! Deans: Erin Charnley, Jon Sherwood and Alyshia Garrett. Email: glowcamp@umcamping.org

Title
Cost
Through 4/15/21: $399 4/16/21 and on: $420
Grades
10-13
Dates
6/13/2021-6/19/2021
Event ID
WW21UNBREA

Looking for a community like no other? Together we’ll learn to love ourselves, others, and God. Find your place to belong, be accepted and be loved. You will run around, try crazy things, meet new people, share stories, and learn about something bigger than yourself. God has unbreakable love for us, come experience God’s love for you. (Formerly called “High School Camp”) Deans: Bill Gehman, Kelsey Werner and Carmen Burke Email: unbreakablecamp@umcamping.org Check in: 3 pm Check out:10 am

Title
Cost
Through 4/15/21: $399 4/16/21 and on: $420
Grades
4-6
Dates
6/20/2021-6/26/2021
Event ID
WW21ELWoW1

WoW camp is all of the best of Wesley Woods! Blaze into action with amazing counselors who help you explore all the exciting things camp has to offer. Each day includes options for swimming, canoes, kayaks, archery, hiking, arts, skits, crazy games, campfires as well as amazing worship, lots of laughter, new friends and so much more, you will have to be here to believe it! Check in: 3 pm Check out:10 am

Title
Cost
Through 4/15/21: $399 4/16/21 and on: $420
Grades
8-12
Dates
6/20/2021-6/25/2021
Event ID
WW21MISSIO

You’ll love this mission minded camp as you serve in local communities during the day, praise God and have fun at camp in the evenings. Note: camp ends Friday. Dean: Julee Cuatt. Check in: 3 pm Check out:10 am

Title
Cost
Through 4/15/21: $419 4/16/21 and on: $440
Grades
8-12
Dates
6/20/2021-6/26/2021
Event ID
WW21RIVER

Paddle your way down the Kalamazoo River in canoes. Some overnight stops in this four-day journey will be camping and others will be sleeping in United Methodist churches. Dean: Thom Davenport. Check in: 3 pm Check out:10 am

Title
Cost
Through 4/15/21: $399 4/16/21 and on: $420
Grades
4-6
Dates
6/27/2021-7/2/2021
Event ID
WW21ELWoW2

WoW camp is all of the best of Wesley Woods! Blaze into action with amazing counselors who help you explore all the exciting things camp has to offer. Each day includes options for swimming, canoes, kayaks, archery, hiking, arts, skits, crazy games, campfires as well as amazing worship, lots of laughter, new friends and so much more, you will have to be here to believe it! Check in: 3 pm Check out:10 am

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  • My two grandsons went, one for high school and the other for middle school canoeing. They both absolutely loved it.

    Kimberly

  • "I loved firebowl because it gave me a moment to have a conversation with God and notice how much he loves us."

    Olivia

  • "I learned that serving others is the best fuel for your relationship with God."

    Counselor

  • "Grand Camp was totally awesome! The schedule kept us busy, but not too busy. We were greatly surprised and so pleased to have our own cabin for quiet times. That was super! Food was incredible! And this was camp...wow!! The programming gave us opportunity to discuss our faith and our backgrounds. What a wonderful experience!"

    Dee Ann

  • "I had a fun time with my friends, singing and crafts"

    Leah

  • Our mission is “Growing in Faith, and Serving in Strength.”

    Wesley Woods

Contact

  • 1700 Clear Lake
    Dowling, MI 49050

    Nicole Holton, Site Director
    Office: 269-721-8291

    Summer Camp Registrar: 833-588-2267, option 1

  • 269-721-8291
  • Directions

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