Ready to Get Involved?

One of the best ways to give back and help the camping ministry is to volunteer. Volunteers are needed year round! Consider how you can serve: summer camp counselor, program staff, nurse or maintenance; office help; grounds crew; adopt a cabin; fundraising; and board committees.

Thank you for your interest! Please contact Executive Director David Berkey or the site director to learn how you can get involved, or complete the form below.

If you’ve already connected with the site director about where/when you will volunteer and are ready for your background check, please log in to our registration system and select a volunteer event to register for (for example, “WW22volunteer” to volunteer at Wesley Woods).
  • David Berkey, Executive Director, dberkey@umcamping.org, 616-970-7838
  • Lake Huron Retreat Center Director Ann Emerson, info@lakehuronretreat.org, 810-327-6272
  • Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat Center Director Erik Bengston, info@lakemichigancamp.org, 231-869-5627
  • Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center Director Nicole Holton, info@wesleywoodsmi.org, 269-721-8291

Volunteer Interest

Support the mission of camp and retreat ministry as a volunteer! Submit this interest form and a director will follow up with you.
  • Is there a specific week or event you want to help with? (for example, Elementary camp, July 17-23)
  • What is your availability and how would you like to use your gifts and talents within the camping ministry.
  • Those working on site with children and/or vulnerable adults are required to have a background check. Additional training may also be required.
  • Don't worry we won't flood your inbox with emails. Orange box indicates "yes."
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