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 to our kayaks, canoes and paddle boards, water-lovers have a grand time! 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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Enjoy time for scrapbooking or crafting in Wesley Woods’ spacious Upper Room in the Main Lodge. Participants will get their own table space to spread out for the entire event. Check in 4 pm Friday. Check out 12 pm Sunday.

Included in retreat:

  • Use of Cricut on site
  • Optional craft project
  • 4 Meals, coffee and tea
  • Two Nights Lodging (single or double) the Retreat Center
  • WiFi
  • Optional activities: hiking, kayaking, campfire.
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Summer Camp 2021 Report

September 7, 2021

2021 Summer Camp Beyond the Numbers ReConnect. ReCreate. ReNew. Rev. David Berkey,...

Fall Cleanup Days

August 20, 2021

Volunteers are needed throughout our family of camps. Thank you...

Spiritual Scrapbooking Retreat

July 30, 2021

Oct. 8-10 at Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center Wesley Woods...

  • “This is the first time I felt that someone really cared about what I was sharing.”

    2021 Camper

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


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


  • “The best part of camp this week was that you got to know everyone, and nobody was excluded.”

    WoW Camper

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


  • "My daughter said she had an awesome time, commenting that at first everyone was kind of quiet but [in] no time it felt like they had all been friends for years."

    2021 Parent


  • 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
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