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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Cost
Grades
Dates
Event ID
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

Title
Cost
$399 Through 4/30/22; $420 from 5/1/22
Grades
6-8
Dates
07/10/2022-07/16/2022
Event ID
WW22M1

Enjoy all the fun of camp activities like games, swimming, boating, crafts and more! This Middle School Camp will include large and small group times and the opportunity to choose individual activities each day.

“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 Meg Drumm

Check in: 3 pm Check out:10 am

Title
Cost
$399 Through 4/30/22; $420 from 5/1/22
Grades
3-6
Dates
07/17/2022-07/23/2022
Event ID
WW22E1

Enjoy all the fun camp activities like games, swimming, boating, crafts and more! Spend time making friends, sharing stories and great memories in large and small groups.

“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 Jon Sherwood

Check in: 3 pm Check out:10 am

Title
Cost
$199 through 4/30; $210 from 5/1
Grades
1-3
Dates
07/17/2022-07/20/2022
Event ID
WW22E1A

Enjoy all the fun camp activities like games, swimming, boating, crafts and more! Spend time making friends, sharing stories and great memories in large and small groups.

“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 Jon Sherwood

Check in: 3 pm Check out:10 am

Title
Cost
$399 Through 4/30/22; $420 from 5/1/22
Grades
6-8
Dates
07/17/2022-07/23/2022
Event ID
WW22M2

Calling all energetic campers who want to have fun playing a variety of sports including soccer, basketball, volleyball, softball, touch football, ultimate frisbee, archery, swimming, boating – and some crazy new games, too! Gain some skills and share in the joy of being a community while accepting the God-given abilities of each player! No previous experience is needed – just a desire to play!

“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 Tyler Hetmansperger

Check in: 3 pm Check out:10 am

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  • “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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Y’all are in my prayers… have a great week!!

Question, I seen that it's going to be a HOT HOT week, can we pack fans for our kids for in the cabins?

HEALTH OFFICER NEEDED! We are in need of a health office/nurse for our camp still for June 19-25. If you know of any one that could help send them our way!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Good news, we have a health officer for this coming week.

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