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.

Events

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Cost
Grades
Dates
Event ID
Title
Cost
Through 4/15/20: $399 4/16/20 and on: $420
Grades
9 - 13
Dates
06/14/2020-06/20/2020
Event ID
WW20HSC

We can’t wait for the best week of summer 2020! Come find your place to belong, be accepted and be loved. We will run around, try crazy things, meet new people, share stories, and learn about something bigger than ourselves. Come join the fun, we want YOU there!

Deans: Kelsey Werner, Bill Gehman, Carmen Wittkopp

Check in: 3 pm Check out: 10 am

Title
Cost
Through 4/15/20: $399 4/16/20 and on: $420
Grades
7 - 9
Dates
06/21/2020-06/27/2020
Event ID
WW20LIVE

Jesus proclaimed the coming of God’s kingdom to be on earth, as it is in heaven. There is no better place to put this into practice then at camp! We’ll explore what means to be citizens of God’s kingdom, the power and responsibility that comes with it, and we may even slay a dragon along the way. Activities include swimming in the pool, gaga ball, kayaking and more.
Check in: 3 pm Check out: 10 am

Title
Cost
Through 4/15/20: $399 4/16/20 and on: $420
Grades
7 - 13
Dates
06/28/2020-07/03/2020
Event ID
WW20MIS

Serve in local communities during the day, praise God and have fun in the evenings! Join us for this mission-minded camp, and serve others this week. Check in: 3 pm Check out:10 am

Title
Cost
Through 4/15/20: $419 4/16/20 and on: $440
Grades
6 - 13
Dates
07/05/2020-07/11/2020
Event ID
WW20RIV

Learn the basics of canoeing. You will travel and take day trips on rivers around southwest Michigan. Spend the night at host churches along your route.

Dean: Tom Davenport
Check in: 3 pm Check out: 10 am

Title
Cost
Through 4/15/20: $399 4/16/20 and on: $420
Grades
4 - 6
Dates
07/12/2020-07/18/2020
Event ID
WW20GLOW

Brr, come with us as we “travel” to the coldest reaches of the North on our Arctic Exploration. We’ll encounter penguins, polar bears, and some other interesting characters, as we learn about how Jesus’ love is COOL!

Deans: Erin Charnley, Alyshia Garrett, Jon Sherwood

Check in: 3 pm Check out: 10 am

Title
Cost
$199
Grades
1 - 3
Dates
07/12/2020-07/15/2020
Event ID
WW20GLM1

Brr, come with us as we “travel” to the coldest reaches of the North on our Arctic Exploration. We’ll encounter penguins, polar bears, and some other interesting characters, as we learn about how Jesus’ love is COOL!

Deans: Erin Charnley, Alyshia Garrett, Jon Sherwood

Check in: 3 pm Check out: 10 am

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A Week That Changes Lives

February 13, 2020

By Benton Heisler Benton Heisler invites participation in Michigan’s church...

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Wesley Woods Update

February 7, 2020

Welcome New Site Director, Facility Updates Bringing a love of the...

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Nicole Holton Site Director

February 7, 2020

Nicole Holton Wesley Woods Site Director, wesleywoodssitedirector@umcamping.org  Nicole received degrees from Lake...

  • 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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Recharge with the Power of Camp! We're excited to show you this year's video. Invite a friend to find their perfect camp! Michigan Area United Methodist Camping is committed to life-changing programming where children, youth and adults can:

+Grow in faith and connect to God
+Have fun and try new things from Archery to Zorbs!
+Live in community with trained and compassionate counselors who will mentor your faith
+Unplug from distractions
+Be safe and accepted to build relationships that often last a lifetime

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I have seen first-hand the energized atmosphere of campers when they come to camp! They are excited and pumped to have fun and get closer to God during their time at camp! It is an awesome experience. I am super excited for Camp 2020 and can’t wait to see everyone and to see God move in their lives!

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