Site Improvements & Investments

We are planning for a bright future for camp and retreat ministries in Michigan! Michigan Area United Methodist Camping, the nonprofit that runs camp and retreat ministries for the Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church is considering a Capital Campaign. These efforts will include significant improvements at Lake Huron Retreat Center, Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat, Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center and are vital to our long-term success and sustainability.

You are invited to read each Vision Statement below explaining the overall scope of the projects at each ministry site. Then share your response through a short, anonymous survey. As a supporter of camp and retreat ministries, we value your input and feedback!

Thank you!

Rev. David Berkey, Executive Director

 

Michigan Area United Methodist Camping Mission
The mission of Michigan Area United Methodist Camping is to create transformative camp and retreat experiences that develop disciples of Jesus Christ. Through programming and facilities, we serve a vital faith formation role for youth, adults, local churches, communities, and families. Our three facilities across the State of Michigan offer Christ-centered hospitality and foster an environment where guests grow closer with God.

   Christian camping and outdoor ministry has been and continues to be one of the most foundational experiences for faith building and growing disciples of Jesus Christ. Our Michigan camps and retreat centers need significant investments to meet the needs of today’s youth, families and adults and exceed their expectations for fun, safe, outdoor adventures, and comfortable amenities.

 

Lake Huron Retreat Center
Lake Huron Retreat Center is envisioning a brighter future to expand the services of the Retreat Center and our ability to serve more churches, youth and families through updates to facilities and amenities.

  • Heating and Air Conditioning Units upgrades
  • New Roofs for Ragland Lodge, Office Building and Pole Barn
  • New Carpeting for all Guest Rooms

To accomplish this Vision, we have established a fundraising goal of $150,000, which will be matched with capital funds set aside by the Camping Board. Completion of this project will ensure that the Lake Huron Retreat Center provides a level of service and Ministry second to none in the area.

We ask that you consider how you can be a part of this opportunity to join together as supporters of the Lake Huron Retreat Center. Your investment ensures the sustainability of this Ministry to connect guests with God, nature, family and friends.
Thank you for your consideration of Lake Huron Retreat Center.
God bless,
Rev. Ann Emerson, Site Director

 

Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat

Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat is envisioning a brighter future to expand the services of your Camp to serve more youth, churches, and families for years to come. With new, modernized, accessible bathroom units and more seasonal RV sites, Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat is building a level of service and Ministry for the foundational faith journey for generations to come.

  • 2 New Restroom/Bath Houses (replacing outdated facilities – north/day camp and youth/central camp)
  • 1 Brand New Restroom at the Welcome Center
  • 10 New Designated Seasonal RV Sites
  • Dining Hall Restroom/Bath House Renovated
  • Pastor’s/Respite Cabin
  • 4 Full Hookup RV Sites

To accomplish this Vision, we have established a fundraising goal of $500,000, which will be matched dollar for dollar with capital funds set aside by the Camping Board.
We ask you to consider your part of this journey with Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat. Your investment ensures the sustainability of this Ministry to connect campers with God, nature, family and friends.
Thank you for your consideration of the Lake Michigan Camp and Retreat Center.

God bless,
Erik Bengston, Site Director

 

Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center

Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center is envisioning a brighter future for our facilities to better serve youth, churches, and families for years to come. Campers will delight in a new recreation area with a pavilion, new restrooms in each cabin pod, updated main lodge, improvements to the waterfront for recreation and the outdoor chapel plus improvements to our retreat center.

  • Retreat Center upgrades (carpeting, windows, heating/air and beds.)
  • Addition of restrooms in cabin pods
  • Updated Waterfront area
  • Upgrades to the Main Lodge
  • New recreation pavilion, mountain biking course, challenge courses, climbing tower

To accomplish this Vision, we have established a fundraising goal of $500,000, which will be matched dollar for dollar with capital funds set aside by the Camping Board. Completion of this project will ensure a sustainable Ministry at Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center that is second to none in the area.
We ask you to consider your part in this journey with Wesley Woods. Your support will ensure the Ministry’s foundational faith formation will continue to connect campers with God, nature, family and friends.
Thank you for your consideration of the Wesley Woods Camp and Retreat Center.

God bless,
Nicole Holton, Site Director

 

TAKE SURVEY