Summer Camp

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 

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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

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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

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Family Camp

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

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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.


  • 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


Recharge with the Power of Camp! We're excited to show you this year's video. Invite a friend to find their perfect camp! Michigan Area United Methodist Camping is committed to life-changing programming where children, youth and adults can:

+Grow in faith and connect to God
+Have fun and try new things from Archery to Zorbs!
+Live in community with trained and compassionate counselors who will mentor your faith
+Unplug from distractions
+Be safe and accepted to build relationships that often last a lifetime

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I have seen first-hand the energized atmosphere of campers when they come to camp! They are excited and pumped to have fun and get closer to God during their time at camp! It is an awesome experience. I am super excited for Camp 2020 and can’t wait to see everyone and to see God move in their lives!

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