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 Online, or
- Download a printable brochure & registration form and send it in, or
- Call the Registrar: 989-534-6587
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!
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.
Children & Youth
- High School Camp, Grades 10-13 | June 18-24
- Middle School Camp, Grades 6-9 | July 9-15
- Grand Camp, July 5-7
- Elementary Camp 1, Grades 3-6 | July 23-28
- Middle School Sports Camp, Grades 6-9 | July 23-28
- Elementary Camp 2, Grades 3-6 | July 30-Aug. 4
- Middle School Arts Camp, Grades 6-9 | July 30-Aug.4
Grand Camp, July 5-7
Family Camp 1-Memorial Day Weekend, Rent a cabin for the weekend! May 26-29
Family Camp 2-Labor Day Weekend, Rent a cabin for the weekend! Sept. 1-4
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Adventure Camp-Kayak Pictured Rocks, Grades 9-12 | July 23-29
Adventure Camp-Kayak Canada, Grades 9-12 | July 9-15
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.
R & R Family Weekend-Memorial Day, All ages | May 27-29
God’s Treasures Camp 1 (June) *Full-Wait List Only*, Adults with special needs, June 20-24
God’s Treasures Camp 2 (July) *Full-Wait List Only*, Adults with special needs, July 11-15
Lakeshore Interlude, Adults 65+ | Aug. 1-3
R & R Family Weekend-Labor Day, All ages | Sept. 2-4
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:
- Experience Christian community. That means everyone is fully accepted and learns to include, value, accept others.
- Care for creation, honoring and respecting all living things.
- Gain tools for growing in faith back home, things like prayer, reading the Bible, worship, Christian community, and serving others.