Summer Camps

ReNew – ReCreate – ReConnect

SUMMER CAMP 2021

Friendships, fun, new adventures, games, singing, campfires, cool evenings, quiet under the stars, listening to hear God – all in one day at camp!  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 back and 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

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Early Bird Rate: Register with a $75 deposit 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 buddy 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.

You’ll feel right at home in the 300 acres of woods in southwest corner of Michigan. You’ll be cared for by trained and compassionate staff. You’ll have a blast in the newly refurbished swimming pool with a slide, as well as kayaks, canoes and paddle boards on the lake! Get rolling with high adventure activities like mountain boarding, climbing wall and playground! Firebowl, chapel and scenic views help every day become more sacred and you grow closer to God through Jesus Christ. A newly renovated bathhouse completes your Wesley Woods experience.

Home Away From Home

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 CAMP!

With all of the amazing activities of Wesley Woods – WoW Camp is a great way to unplug and regroup! WoW camp is all of the best of Wesley Woods! Blaze into action with amazing counselors who help you explore all the exciting things camp 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, you will have to be here to believe it! 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 escapes for spiritual rest and relaxation.  

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.

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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 today!  or call 989-534-6587