Summer Camps

FruitFULL Faith: A Spirit-Filled Life

SUMMER CAMP 2023

Your summer will be FruitFULL when you spend it at camp! The 2023 summer theme is FruitFULL Faith: A Spirit-Filled Life. Life can be complicated and challenging but when you understand and grow into your God-given gifts (the fruits of the spirit), you are assured that you’re on the right track! As you make new friends and enjoy camp adventures, you will learn how to live a spirit-filled life! Plan now to fill your summer with fun at camp.

Every camp includes lots of outdoor fun, games, swimming, waterfront activities, crafts, devotions and age-appropriate Bible study/discussion, singing and praising God, and time to learn and grow by trying new things. Trained staff and volunteers care for you and build a welcoming community where everyone belongs.

Choose a camp based on the grade level you are going into in the fall of 2023. Specialty camps add specific activities; extra fees may apply.

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

Download Printable Brochure – Coming soon…check your mailbox in early January!


Three Locations 

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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.

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Families


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.

It’s great at the Lake! Summer Camp is back for one week to enjoy the water, dunes and explore God’s creation. Grow friendships, enjoy camp activities, games, crafts, fun and Bible study at Lake Michigan Camp.  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. During the rest of the summer, RV and tent campground sites are available for group, family, or individual camping open to the public. 

One Week of Youth Camp – All Ages: June 25-July 1

No RV Camping this week

*Note: Incoming 2nd graders may register if they will have a sibling attending camp. Contact the registrar, registrar@umcamping.org

Adventure Camps

Are you called to be adventurous? Explore the backcountry, trails and waterways of Michigan or Canada. Three exciting adventure trips originate from Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat. Make new friends, gain outdoor skills, and grow closer to God along your discipleship journey with Jesus Christ.

 REGISTER for LAKE MICHIGAN EVENTS


Lake Huron Retreat Center

8794 Lakeshore Rd., Burtchville, MI 48059

Located 20 minutes north of Port Huron, just over an hour east of Flint.

You’ll feel pampered at this adult retreat center with comfortable hotel-style guest rooms. The modern meeting spaces and dining room offer magnificent views of beautiful Lake Huron. 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.

REGISTER for LAKE HURON EVENTS


What Families Can Expect

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. The safety and 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

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