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
$250
Grades
8-12
Dates
06/20/2021-06/26/2021
Event ID
WW21RIVER

Paddle your way down the Kalamazoo River in canoes. Some overnight stops in this four-day journey will be camping out and others will be sleeping indoors at churches on the route. Great news! The price of this camp has been reduced to $250.00 per camper. Dean: Thom Davenport. Check in: 3 pm Check out:10 am

Title
Cost
$420
Grades
7-9
Dates
06/27/2021-07/03/2021
Event ID
WW21UNCONT

Are you ready for an uncontainable amount of fun? Together we’ll learn to love ourselves, others, and God. You will try crazy new things and meet new people! We welcome and accept that everyone has their own story and experiences. Learn about how God made each one of us unique and irreplaceable. Come be part of something greater than you can imagine! Deans: Carmen and Jordan Burke, Kelsey Werner, Phil Wernette. Email: uncontainablecamp@umcamping.org Check in: 3 pm Check out:10 am

Title
Cost
$420
Grades
7-9
Dates
07/11/2021-07/17/2021
Event ID
WW21WoWMD1

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, canoeing, kayaking, 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
$420
Grades
4-6
Dates
07/11/2021-07/17/2021
Event ID
WW21ELGLOW

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

Check in: 3 pm Check out:10 am

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
199
Grades
1-3
Dates
07/14/2021-07/17/2021
Event ID
WW21GMINI2

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 Check in: 3 pm Check out:10 am

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COVID Safety for 2021

May 21, 2021

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Now Hiring

March 25, 2021

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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: 989-534-6587, registrar@umcamping.org

  • 269-721-8291
  • Directions

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Say hello to our 2021 perm staff here at Wesley Woods! We will be easily distinguishable by our staff shirts!

These people have been working their butts off to get the grounds ready for our first camp to show up this weekend!! (so hard, it was tough to get a picture of everyone)

Looking for familiar faces that know the area while dropping off for registration or during your stay? Do not hesitate to ask for assistance, we are here to serve you! Get to know the people who take care of this land! We want to meet you all too!

We all cannot wait for what this summer and what the future holds for us here at Wesley Woods, and we hope everyone loves this land as much as we do 🌲❤️

Not pictured: Also on staff is the wonderful Megan Drumm who will be handling the kitchen in the evening.
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Say hello to our 2021 perm staff here at Wesley Woods! We will be easily distinguishable by our staff shirts! 

These people have been working their butts off to get the grounds ready for our first camp to show up this weekend!! (so hard, it was tough to get a picture of everyone)

Looking for familiar faces that know the area while dropping off for registration or during your stay? Do not hesitate to ask for assistance, we are here to serve you! Get to know the people who take care of this land! We want to meet you all too!

We all cannot wait for what this summer and what the future holds for us here at Wesley Woods, and we hope everyone loves this land as much as we do 🌲❤️

Not pictured: Also on staff is the wonderful Megan Drumm who will be handling the kitchen in the evening.Image attachment

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Have a great summer and thanks for loving on the camp and campers.

What a lovely group!! Thank you all for the wonderful space you create for the many campers!!

Welcome!

May God Bless you this summer as you impact many lives

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Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center

Our team is working hard to prepare for our campers that are coming in under ONE WEEK! Are you signed up? Are your friends signed up? Registration is still available for a week full of fun activities, enjoying God's creation, and fellowship at Wesley Woods Camp and Retreat Center! Call our office for information on scheduled group trips also! 🌲☀️ ... See MoreSee Less

Our team is working hard to prepare for our campers that are coming in under ONE WEEK! Are you signed up? Are your friends signed up? Registration is still available for a week full of fun activities, enjoying Gods creation, and fellowship at Wesley Woods Camp and Retreat Center! Call our office for information on scheduled group trips also! 🌲☀️
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