Summer Camps

ReConnect – ReCreate – ReNew

SUMMER CAMP 2021

Friendships, fun, games and new adventures!  Singing, campfires, evenings under the stars! God is here!

Getting outside in fresh air, among the trees and along the lake sounds like a slice of heaven after a long year. With all safety protocols in place, SUMMER CAMP 2021 is ready to welcome you!

Our camps follow guidelines developed by the American Camp Association, in relation with the Centers for Disease Control, to provide a safe experience for campers and staff. 

  • Elementary Camps
  • Middle School Camps
  • High School Camps
  • Adventure Camps (Middle and High School) launching from Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat
  • Family Camps & Retreats

Register today! 

Early Bird Rate: Register by April 30 and save $21 on full week camps

New Camper Rebate! $50 rebate ($25 for mini camps) for first-time campers and the friend who invites them! download rebate coupon

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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.

Experience the beauty of 300 acres of woods overlooking the lake in the southwest corner of Michigan. Campers are welcomed and cared for by trained and compassionate staff. Enjoy the newly refurbished swimming pool with slide, bath house, and chapel, as well as kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards. Campfires, scenic views and worship help every day become more sacred as campers grow closer to God in Jesus Christ.

Unforgettable Experiences!

The energizing events campers love welcome you with returning volunteer leadership, including:  Unbreakable (formerly known as High School Camp) – Uncontainable – Unstoppable – Glow – Ignite – Mission and River Camps.

NEW  WoW Camps!

WoW Camp is a great way to unplug and regroup! Blaze into action with amazing counselors who help you explore all the exciting activities Wesley Woods has to offer. Each day includes options for swimming, canoes, kayaks, archery, hiking, arts, skits, crazy games, campfires as well as amazing worship, lots of laughter, new friends and so much more! Leadership provided by Wesley Woods Summer Staff.

  • Elementary Camps
  • Middle School Camps
  • High School Camps
  • Family Camps

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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.

Set just south of Pentwater in the beautiful woods along the sand dunes and a half mile of pristine Lake Michigan waterfront, Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat offers a unique camping experience with cabins, canvas platform tents, and a wide variety of activities. RV and tent campground sites are available for group, family, or individual camping open to the public. 

Adventure Camps

Lake Michigan is the launch pad for adventure trip camps for middle and high school!  Whether you backpack it or kayak it, you’ll dive deeper into nature and Christian faith. Campers drop off and pick up from Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat and are transported together with their deans and counselors.

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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.

Located just north of Port Huron, Michigan, Lake Huron Retreat Center is a full-service retreat center for adults and families dedicated to Christian hospitality. You’ll find its popular meeting rooms, chapel, dining hall and guest rooms are comfortable and modern. Guests recommend Lake Huron for its excellent food service, clean and comfortable rooms and a beautiful campus. The “At the Water’s Edge” guest cottage is available to book personal for spiritual rest and renewal.  

Families and individuals relish time away at our unstructured R&R Retreats. Other summertime events bring joy to adults with special needs, seniors and singers.

  • R&R Family Weekend Retreats
  • God’s Treasures Camps
  • Lakeshore Interlude
  • Joyful Noise Choir Retreat

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What Families Can Expect

Strict health and safety protocols developed by the American Camp Association, Centers for Disease Control and local health officials are in place and enforced by our trained staff.  The safety and overall well-being of your camper is our top priority.

Beyond the fun, independence, and adventure, Michigan Area United Methodist Campers will:

  1. Experience Christian community. That means everyone is fully accepted and learns to include, value, accept others. 
  2. Care for creation, honoring and respecting all living things.
  3. Gain tools for growing in faith back home, things like prayer, reading the Bible, worship, Christian community, and serving others.

Register online  or call 989-534-6587