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.

Events

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Title
Cost
Grades
Dates
Event ID
Title
Cost
65
Grades
9-12
Dates
02/04/2022-02/05/2022
Event ID
WW22WBH

This weekend will be a BLAST! Come ready for sledding, playing games on the ice, worship, and chilling out. Make new friends and catch up with camp friends. Hear stories of Difference Makers from the Bible and discover how we can be Difference Makers too. Group and individual registration available. Everyone welcome! Bring a friend!
Check in 5 pm; Check out 7 pm

Individual Registration

Group Registration (Chaperones stay for free. Contact the registrar if you need help, 989-534-6587, registrar@umcamping.org).
Groups with chaperones can add Saturday night for $10 per person. Check out 11 am.

Title
Cost
65
Grades
6-8
Dates
02/18/2022-02/19/2022
Event ID
WW22WBM

This weekend will be a BLAST! Come ready for sledding, playing games on the ice, worship, and chilling out. Make new friends and catch up with camp friends. Hear stories of Difference Makers from the Bible and discover how we can be Difference Makers too. For one night and two days you’ll have a blast outside with sledding, broomball and games. You’ll worship and build a faith community together. Drink hot chocolate and eat great food.

Check in 5 pm; Check out 7 pm

Individual Registration

Group Registration (Chaperones stay for free. Contact the registrar if you need help, 989-534-6587, registrar@umcamping.org).
Groups with chaperones can add Saturday night for $10 per person. Check out 11 am.

Title
Cost
65
Grades
3-5
Dates
02/18/2022-02/19/2022
Event ID
WW22WBE

This weekend will be a BLAST! Come ready for sledding, playing games on the ice, worship, and chilling out. Make new friends and catch up with camp friends. Hear stories of Difference Makers from the Bible and discover how we can be Difference Makers too. For one night and two days you’ll have a blast outside with sledding, broomball and games. You’ll worship and build a faith community together. Drink hot chocolate and eat great food.
Check in 5 pm; Check out 7 pm

Individual Registration

Group Registration (Chaperones stay for free. Contact the registrar if you need help, 989-534-6587, registrar@umcamping.org).

Groups with chaperones can add Saturday night for $10 per person. Check out 11 am.

Title
Cost
120 per Age 13-Adult; 50 per child age 4-12; Free for children age 3 and under
Grades
Family
Dates
05/28/2022-05/30/2022
Event ID
WW22FAM1

Escape to camp as a family for the holiday weekend. Swim, canoe, play and relax. Set your own pace, we take care of the cooking! Minimal programming.

Contact Nicole Holton, info@wesleywoodsmi.org
Check in: 3 pm Check out:10 am

Title
Cost
$399 Through 4/30/22; $420 from 5/1/22
Grades
9-13
Dates
06/19/2022-06/25/2022
Event ID
WW22HS

Come and join friends new and old as we take a deep dive into building relationships with God and each other in community. Enjoy all the fun of camp activities like games, swimming, boating, crafts and more! Graduating seniors are welcome!

“CALLED BY NAME!” – this summer’s theme shares the great news that God knows us all by name and calls us for a purpose! The first thing that happens at camp is that your name is called, and you are soon known in the camp community as welcomed, loved, and encouraged to be who God calls you to be. We can’t wait to meet you, know you and call you by name as a friend in Christ.

Led by Kelsey Werner

Check in: 3 pm Check out:10 am

Title
Cost
120 per Age 13-Adult; 50 per child age 4-12; Free for children age 3 and under
Grades
All ages
Dates
07/06/2022-07/08/2022
Event ID
WW22GRAND

Grandkids and 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 provides the program.

“CALLED BY NAME!” – this summer’s theme shares the great news that God knows us all by name and calls us for a purpose! The first thing that happens at camp is that your name is called, and you are soon known in the camp community as welcomed, loved, and encouraged to be who God calls you to be. We can’t wait to meet you, know you and call you by name as a friend in Christ.

Led by Nicole Holton

Check in: 3 pm Check out:10 am

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In The News

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2021 Flashlight Report

December 7, 2021

Camp has never felt more aligned with what people needed...

Site Improvements & Investments

November 2, 2021

We are planning for a bright future for camp and...

Winter Blast

October 21, 2021

This weekend will be a BLAST! Come ready for sledding,...

  • “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."

    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.”

    WoW Camper

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

    Leah

  • "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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One of the things we love to do in the "off season" is visit churches and talk about camping! We'd love to have a chance to talk with your church about the great joys that are summer camp. Give us or any of the sites a call, or email info@umcamping.org. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hot off the press! Coming soon to a mailbox near you! You can also see our complete summer camp line up on the website. Drop a line 👇 to let us know when yours arrives and where you are located!
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