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Double Your Gift During Giving Tuesday Week

Dear Camp Family,

You sent your campers to us (or attended yourself), trusting that God would be at work in their lives through the power of camp. Thank you for being part of that witness and choosing our camps for that life-changing experience!

We hear it from campers, moms, dads, and pastors: “God’s love is magnified at camp.” “Praise God! Our camper came home more confident and full of energy.” “My daughter didn’t want to come home.” “Camp is one of those ‘thin places’ where I feel God’s presence.”

Chris attends church most Sundays by walking to church. His parents didn’t attend, but he liked it there. When his church family found out he wanted to go to camp but didn’t have transportation or sufficient funds, they made sure he got local and conference scholarships and they drove him to camp!

Your trust and support allowed us to reach nearly 2,000 campers in 2017 plus thousands more who visited our consecrated sites for retreats, reunions and camping over the year. Now we come to you, humbly, to ask for your help.

CHURCHES: Please download and print our bulletin insert to share this opportunity with your congregations. With your support, we can grow this life-changing ministry.

Campers and families have asked for improvements in facilities for the enjoyment of all who will participate in the years ahead. Our Board of Directors will be investing in these areas, in part, based on the response of supporters, like you.

Generous donors will match gifts during Giving Tuesday week (Nov. 28 – Dec. 5) up to $30,000. Will you donate $25 or more to help us share the love of Jesus Christ through camp? Can you become a leadership giver, with the gift of $1,000 or more?

Will you ask others to join you?

Rev. George H. Ayoub, Executive Director and Joel Wortley, Board President


Facility Upgrades

Wesley Woods: Remodel bath house on “the hill,” improved pool filtration system.

Judson Collins: Remodel bath house.

Crystal Springs: Make one section of camp entirely handicapped accessible.

Lake Huron: Wi-Fi upgrades throughout campus, backup generator for Littleton Lodge, roof for dining hall.

Campground Upgrades

Lake Michigan: RV-friendly upgrades to roads, dump station and electrical. Build family cabins.

Lakeview: Build new cluster of family cabins, security gates.

Myers Lake: Electrical upgrades for stronger power, roof repairs to chalet and pavilion.


Start replacing aging vehicles in our fleet (primarily trucks).

Start replacing aging lawn maintenance equipment and golf carts.

Adding and replacing docks where needed.




Your one-time gift between Nov. 28 and Dec. 5 will be matched by our generous donors. Any gift you can make is appreciated and works toward sharing the love of Christ through camp.

Your monthly gift will help sustain this awesome mission and meet our goals for all our facilities.



Thank you for your gifts, your presence, your service and witness. Please join us in praying for all our campers, staff and volunteers who spend time in Christian camping communities.

Other Ways to Donate

  • By mail, PO BOX 120007, Grand Rapids, MI 49528
  • By phone, call 517-212-5442
  • Give a Leadership Gift ($1,000+)
  • Legacy Giving, contact ExecutiveDirector@umcamping.org or call 616-970-7838.