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Offering Christian Hospitality for Your Special Events, Retreats, Reunions and Meetings

Looking for a beautiful, peaceful setting for your next retreat, meeting, family reunion, or special event? Michigan Area United Methodist Camping has you covered! With year-round event locations plus an scenic waterfront three-season campgrounds, you’ll find what you need in lower Michigan.

Camp and retreat ministries offer a special way to grow closer to God through nature, adventure and fostering relationships that can last a lifetime. Membership in any church is not required. Connect with these year-round retreat facilities and summer camps for all ages.

Download our Retreat Planner to learn about each sites’ amenities, such as WiFi, overnight guest rooms, cabins, food service, special programming and activities.

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Judson Collins Camp & Retreat Center

1000 Hane Hwy., Onsted MI 49265

Located 10 minutes east of Michigan International Speedway in the Irish Hills, 45 minutes from Ann Arbor.

Open year-round, with flexible meeting space, overnight lodging and outdoor programming areas. Judson Collins’ greatest program resources are its land, its lake, its woods and its people. Special program areas among the 240 acres of nature’s playground include waterfront and dock, Sugar Bowl fire circle, high and low ropes courses, climbing wall, tractor drawn wagon rides, gaga ball, basketball court, sledding hill and sports field.

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Lake Huron Retreat Center

8794 Lakeshore Rd., Burtchville, MI 48059
Located 20 minutes north of Port Huron, just over an hour east of Flint.

Lake Huron Retreat Center is a year-round, full-service adult retreat center dedicated to Christian hospitality. You’ll find its popular meeting rooms, chapel, dining hall and hotel-style guest rooms are comfortable and modern. Our facilities are ADA accessible, including a walkway to the beach, and feature gorgeous views of the great lake!

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Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat

5807 N Ridge Rd., Pentwater, MI 49449

Located less than a half – hour south of Ludington, 45 minutes north of Muskegon.

Escape to the beach and the woods! Dining hall, retreat lodge, bunk houses and cabins accommodate your group while nestled in the woods and surrounded by pristine dunes and a half-mile of beautiful Lake Michigan beachfront. Your activity options include swimming, kayaking, sports fields, volleyball, playground, bikes, archery, gaga ball, nine-square- in-the- air, a challenge course, campfires and prayer labyrinth.

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Lakeview’s waterfront

Lakeview Family Campground

5300 W. Cutler Rd., Lakeview, MI 48850

About an hour north of Grand Rapids, and a half-hour southwest of Mount Pleasant.

At Lakeview Family Campground you’re surrounded by trees in a quiet and secluded campground, on beautiful 249-acre, all-sport Townline Lake in Montcalm County. With electric and water-hookups for RVs, plenty of room for tenters, plus several cabins, it’s easy to see why campers return year after year for a relaxing escape. Enjoy swimming, hiking, biking and sports. Boating and fishing enthusiasts alike enjoy our boat launch with docks. Established over 60 years ago, this peaceful, family-friendly campground welcomes families and friends to renew, refocus and reconnect in Christian fellowship surrounded by natural beauty. Boating and fishing enthusiasts alike enjoy our boat launch with docks.

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Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center

1700 Clear Lake, Dowling, MI 49050

Located one hour SW of Lansing, 20 minutes NW of Battle Creek.

Wesley Woods with its beautiful 300 acres offers a variety of year-round lodging and food service options with fun amenities, for youth and adults.  Accommodations range from cabins and lodges with bunk beds, to the Adult Retreat Center with hotel-style rooms. Large and small meetings spaces are available indoors and outdoors. You’ll be cared for by our staff who live out our mission of “Growing in Faith, and Serving in Strength.” Seasonal amenities include a swimming pool with slide, canoeing/kayaking, playground and go-karts

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Note: Albright Park Camp & Retreat Center and Crystal Springs Camp & Retreat Center are closed for the 2019 season.

Take your local daytime meetings, overnight and weekend retreats, family reunions and team-building events to the next level by hosting it at one of beautiful retreat centers. Outdoor experiences, fireside sharing, lovely views that draw us closer to God and each other. Everyone is welcome. You need not be a member of the United Methodist Church or any church. Explore your options.

Some facilities suitable for: band camp, cross country camp/training, weddings, home school events, staff training, corporate parties and meetings, nonprofit meetings and special events.

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