You are a vital part of the mission to change lives through camps and retreats. Your gift today makes a difference. Consider becoming a sustaining member with a monthly donation to provide year-round stability to a highly seasonal endeavor. Thank you!

megaphoneYour gifts to the Camp Affordability Fund are DOUBLED thanks to a generous anonymous donor who will match all camp scholarship donations!

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Designated Gifts

Undesignated gifts will be used where they are needed most. You may also choose to designate direct gifts to:

  • Camp Affordability Fund
  • Lake Huron Retreat Center – Direct Gifts
  • Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat Center – Direct Gifts
  • Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center – Direct Gifts

Give By Mail

Make checks payable to MAUMC, PO BOX 134, St Johns, MI 48879

Legacy Giving, 616-970-7838
Contact Executive Director David Berkey to plan your bequest.

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Facebook Fundraisers

If you are a Facebook user, you can start your own fundraiser, for your birthday or any reason, right on the Facebook page of any of our sites. If you want to raise funds for anything other than the camp affordability fund, such as a specific capital fund drive, please contact the site director first. Facebook uses PayPal to process donations.

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More Ways to Show Support


Invite family and friends. Encourage your local church to send children, youth and adults to camps and retreats. 


Become a regular volunteer in ways that suit your skills. We always need helpers with maintenance, office tasks, seasonal clean up, summer camp counselors, camp nurse/medical officer, camp leadership. Visit our Volunteer Opportunities page.

Pray for the outdoor and retreat ministries to thrive. Your support will help reach today’s families who haven’t yet experienced Grace Outside!

Grace Outside is a ministry of Michigan Area United Methodist Camping, an independent nonprofit corporation led by a Board of Directors and related to The Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church.