Summer Camp

 Michigan Area United Methodist Camping Board of Directors unanimously voted to cancel all 2020 summer youth camping programs. This difficult decision was made with much prayer, consideration for the safety of campers and careful review of available information relating to social distancing guidelines and COVID-19. With prayer and support from you — our camper families and churches — we can weather this storm and use this time to improve programs and facilities to serve you better. Visit http://umcamping.org/donate or contact info@umcamping.org. Thank you!

Make new friends at youth summer camps for elementary through high school. You’ll love our fun, creative outdoor activities while growing closer to God through high energy worship, exciting programs and living in community.

Campers love swimming in our pool with water slide, canoeing/kayaking, hiking trails, nightly fire bowl, sand volleyball, soccer/basketball/baseball fields, climbing walls, gaga ball, playground, paintball, orienteering, archery, go-carts, mountain boarding and game room.

Summer at Wesley Woods is … 

  • Exploring the sights, sounds and beauty of nature!
  • Trying new activities and making new friendships!
  • Discovering a how much God loves you and how to share that love!
  • Close to home, but nestled in the woods away from distractions!

Elementary Camps

Three weeks of summer are focused on the young camper who wants to learn, play and grow. Our deans and counselors are dedicated to creating a fun atmosphere where your child is safe, loved and growing closer to God. Mini Camps are offered for younger campers to stay over three nights instead of six.

Glow Camp, Camp Ignite & Unstoppable Camp 

See Camp Dates & Descriptions

Middle School Camps

Teens and tweens have so many opportunities for a fun summer at Wesley Woods. It’s a great age to try new things, make friends and expand their understanding of God, nature and personal faith.

Middle School Live, Mission Camp, River Camp, Unstoppable Camp

See Camp Dates & Descriptions

High School Camps

Your best week of the year happens at Wesley Woods! There’s no better place to enjoy the great outdoors, make friends that last a lifetime and dive deeper into your faith journey than camp.

High School Camp, Mission Camp, River Camp

See Camp Dates & Descriptions

Family Camp

Moms, dads, grandparents, kids and grand-kids and more will enjoy a special weekend with their families introducing them to church camp.

See Camp Dates & Descriptions

Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center has welcomed children, youth, families and adults to grow in faith and go out serve in strength for over 60 years. Wesley Woods, with 300 acres of beautiful woods and facilities, is located in Dowling MI. We’re centrally located in southwest Michigan just 20 minutes from Hastings and Battle Creek off Highway 37, and one hour southwest of Lansing.

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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Throw back Thursday. Camp...where there’s proper etiquette in eating hands free.

 

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What year was this?

Kristen!!

This past weekend we had an awesome volunteer crew. We started out by having a pool painting party. We were able to get the tree cabins cleaned. We removed the rotted roof from Beech and start to stain the ceiling planks. Work continued at the nurses cabin from the Redeemer of DeWitt team. We also cleaned up branches around camp. It’s always enjoyable to see how many have a passion for Wesley Woods. Thank you for all that you do. If you have a group or if you want to come and volunteer we will always have something for you to do.

*Wednesday, October 14 @ around 2 pm we are touching up the pool and painting arrows and lines. If you would like to come and help we will be at the pool!
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Comment on Facebook

I don't think the pool had gotten a paint job since before I was a camper! So excited to see camp get a face-lift

Gosh that pool. I miss being young. 😞

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