Welcome to Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center

Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center is a purpose-driven, year-round ministry site. You’ll feel right at home in our 300 acres of beautiful grounds and you’ll be cared for by our staff who live out our mission of Growing in Faith and Serving in Strength. It has been a place of significant spiritual impact for children, youth and families where they have made lifelong commitments to God. Guests have enjoyed spiritual renewal and family time here for over 65 years.

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 exploring our diverse ecosystems of woods, water and prairie.

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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Cost
Grades
Dates
Event ID
Title
Cost
Varies
Grades
Adult
Dates
02/16/2023-02/18/2023
Event ID
LH23CPR

Immerse yourself in a time of spiritual renewal with an introductory retreat to spiritual practices including contemplative prayer, times of silence and guided learning. Enjoy leisurely meals, morning instruction, choose your own adventure afternoons, and a guided practice in the evening. Those new to contemplative practices as well as those more experienced are welcome. Led by Rev. Cora Glass, Rev. Dr. April Gutierrez, and Lisa Batten. This retreat center is a drug and alcohol-free space.

Check in begins 6 pm Thursday, Check-out Saturday 5 pm. Optional add-on extension through Sunday 12 pm.
Cost includes two nights lodging and five meals (Friday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Saturday breakfast and lunch). Add-on to your experience by staying over Saturday night (includes Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast).

$184 (Single/Double) Th-Sat; $254 (Single/Double) Th-Sun ; $88 Commuter– per person.

You’ll enjoy contemplative prayer if:
– You feel stuck in your spiritual life
– You find God in nature
– You find God in creativity
– You often feel words don’t fully express your prayers
– You desire more silence or stillness in life
– You want to discern a next step in your life
– You turn to scripture for help or wisdom
Title
Cost
$250/cabin rental only (no meals provided)
Grades
Dates
05/26/2023-05/29/2023
Event ID

Bring the whole family and enjoy your favorite camp activities like swimming, boating, archery, ping pong and DIY crafts. Spend time together in God’s great outdoor sanctuary. No formal program. Bring your own linens and food. Cabins sleep 12 people in 6 bunk beds and have electricity, a picnic table and fire ring. Bathhouse is nearby. $250 / cabin for the weekend (Friday-Monday). No meals provided.

Title
Cost
$399 Through 4/30/22; $420 from 5/1/22
Grades
10-13
Dates
06/18/2023-06/24/2023
Event ID
WW22HS

Enjoy all the fun camp activities like games, swimming, boating, archery, crafts and more! Spend time making friends, sharing stories and great memories in large and small groups. Stay in cabins with bunk beds and nearby bath house. Two counselors per cabin.

“FruitFULL Faith: A Spirit-Filled Life” – You know life can be complicated and challenging no matter how old you are. When you can understand and grow into your God-given gifts (the fruits of the spirit), you are assured that you are on the right track and you never walk alone.

Check in: 3 pm Sunday Check out: 10 am Saturday

Title
Cost
$120 per person age 13-adult; $50 per child age 4-12; Free for children age 3 and under
Grades
All ages
Dates
07/05/2023-07/07/2023
Event ID
WW22GRAND

Grandkids and their grandparents enjoy a three-day adventure with camp games, crafts, music, swimming and worship. Grandparents serve as the cabin counselors for their grandkids, and camp staff provide the program. “FruitFULL Faith: A Spirit-Filled Life” – You know life can be complicated and challenging no matter how old you are. When you can understand and grow into your God-given gifts (the fruits of the spirit), you are assured that you are on the right track and you never walk alone.

Title
Cost
$399 Through 4/30/22; $420 from 5/1/22
Grades
6-9
Dates
07/09/2023-07/15/2023
Event ID
WW22M1

Enjoy all the fun camp activities like games, swimming, boating, archery, crafts and more! Spend time making friends, sharing stories and great memories in large and small groups. Stay in cabins with bunk beds and nearby bath house. Two counselors per cabin.

“FruitFULL Faith: A Spirit-Filled Life” – You know life can be complicated and challenging no matter how old you are. When you can understand and grow into your God-given gifts (the fruits of the spirit), you are assured that you are on the right track and you never walk alone.

Check in: 3 pm Sunday Check out: 10 am Saturday

Title
Cost
$399 Through 4/30/22; $420 from 5/1/22
Grades
3-6
Dates
07/23/2023-07/28/2023
Event ID
WW22E1

Enjoy all the fun camp activities like games, swimming, boating, archery, crafts and more! Spend time making friends, sharing stories and great memories in large and small groups. Stay in cabins with bunk beds and nearby bath house. Two counselors per cabin.

“FruitFULL Faith: A Spirit-Filled Life” – You know life can be complicated and challenging no matter how old you are. When you can understand and grow into your God-given gifts (the fruits of the spirit), you are assured that you are on the right track and you never walk alone.

Check in: 3 pm Sunday Check out: 7 pm Friday

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

    2021 Camper

  • Thank you so much for having us! We had such an amazing time!

    Marquette University Women's Soccer Team

  • "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

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

    Middle School Camper

  • Wesley Woods has had a huge impact on all 3 of my kids. It has helped shape their lives and given them confidence to make decisions about their future:

    2022 Camper Parent

  • "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

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
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