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
$20
Grades
6-13
Dates
01/24/2020-01/25/2020
Event ID
WW20MHWB

Location has moved to Chapel Hill United Methodist Church of Battle Creek, Michigan.  Come have a blast in the snow, play lots of games, make new friends and reconnect with old ones, and get in some great worship. Bring your youth group or come on your own. The more friends, the more fun! For more information, contact the camp at 269-721-8291.

Check in: 6 pm Check out: 8 pm

Title
Cost
$60
Grades
3-5
Dates
02/21/2020-02/22/2020
Event ID
WW20EWB

Who says camp is just for summer? You’ll love the fun found at Winter and find new ways to connect with God and friends! For more information, contact the camp at 269-721-8291.

Check in: 6 pm Check out: 12 pm

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
6 - 8
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

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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

    Office: 269-721-8291

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

  • 269-721-8291
  • Directions

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We would like to tell you about a wonderful gift we have been blessed with at Wesley Woods. Her name is Bev Olsen. Bev is a retired nurse, camp nurse, wife, mother and Grandma to two wonderful boys. Bev has been coming to volunteer her time and resources several times a week since October. She is putting together our entire WW Health and Wellness Center.
This includes customizing and painting all 4 rooms, including a new and improved treatment room and providing assistance to ensure quality care for all who come. and visit Wesley Woods. Work is still in progress, so photos to come at a later time. Thank you Bev for your tireless effort in making Wesley Woods a safer environment for our guests.
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Is the Wellness Center in a separate building and not the Retreat Center? Does this mean your long time previous nurse is no longer at WW?

What a blessing!

Bev, you are an answer to prayer

Looking for a family event during the holidays? We still have 10 rooms left to be painted at Wesley Woods before 1/10/20. We have two Saturdays 12/28 and 1/4 and can also accommodate weekdays during Christmas break. Call Susan at 269-721-8291 to set a date. We have paint, rollers, and accessories , or you can custom do your own.
We are also still taking donations of paint, accessories, twin sheets, pictures etc.
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How much paint for 1 room?

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