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 or contact 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

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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


I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
John 16:33 | NIV
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I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
John 16:33 | NIV

We had a great group of volunteers out at the Woods today! We focused on the outdoor chapel, filling in a trench, cleaning some of the cabins, removing some of the invasive Autumn Olive, and working on the nurses cabin. I enjoyed getting to know our volunteers and can not wait for the next one. Thank you all so much! ... See MoreSee Less


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We are very grateful to all the volunteers who took time out of their lives to come and work so hard! Thank you all so much! God bless all of you!

It surely makes my heart happy to see that the nurses cabin is being fixed up

The group of men from Redeemer are The BEST!

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