Grace Outside Creates Love Inside

Introducing Grace Outside We have exciting news! Michigan Area United Methodist Camping is launching its new brand, Grace Outside! This energizing new brand tells the story today’s families need to hear: experiencing God’s Grace Outside creates love inside. Grace Outside invites you to experience the love of God outside of your everyday life. Sometimes that […]

New Director Hired for Lake Huron Retreat Center

Lake Huron Retreat Center will have a new director starting in January. Karen Hand comes highly recommended to Lake Huron from the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church where she served first as camp manager and more recently as manager of program and guest services at Epworth Forest Conference Center and Camp Adventure. “We […]

Giving Back

Servant Leadership Includes Giving Back to the Community Since 2007 Lake Huron Retreat Center guests have supported the center’s Food for God’s People Ministry. All guests have the opportunity to bring nonperishable food items and/or toiletries to the Center. Lake Huron staff delivers items to Project Blessing, a food bank operated cooperatively by churches in […]

Why ‘Fun’ Is Important

By Rev. David Berkey, Executive Director The number-one answer to, “How do you feel about your week of camp?” “It was FUN!” Parents rank “FUN” second only to safety in describing what they look for in a summer camp. We want everyone to have fun at camp, but there’s so much more to it […]

Wesley Woods Leadership Team Growing

Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center (Michigan) is seeking an experienced full-time year-round Site Director to lead its team through the fulfillment of its strategic and master plan. The Site Director reports to the Executive Director of Michigan Area United Methodist Camping, a three-site, program-oriented nonprofit organization born out of The Michigan Conference of the […]

Explore Prayer Practices

By Rev. Cora Glass, Guest Services & Program Manager “The retreat helped me intentionally be present before God through scripture and prompts.” Fifteen participants gathered at Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center in February for the Introduction to Contemplative Prayer retreat. They immersed themselves in a number of creative prayer practices including a Taizé worship […]

Campground Photo Contest

 Share Your Picture Perfect Memories Submit your best camping photos from 2023 and you could win free camping in 2024! To enter you must email your full resolution photos, with your full name and what you love about camping at Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat to (or use this form) Your submission means that […]

Lakeshore Interlude

Lakeshore Interlude invites seniors (65 years +) back to camp. You’ll love meeting new friends, diving into Bible Study, singing the hymns that keep your faith alive — all at beautiful indoor and outdoor settings overlooking Lake Huron. Plus, enjoy all the creature comforts you want, including air conditioning, fully-furnished private rooms with bathrooms (linens […]

Building & Remodeling for You!

The sounds of cement trucks, hammers, back-hoes, electricians and plumbers have been heard at our three sites as we continue to fulfill the site master plans and improve the facilities serving our guests and campers. The $2.25 million in resources for these Phase One master plan improvements come from the previous sale of camps. LAKE […]

Ready, Set, GO!

UM CAMPING Brand Getting Makeover Michigan Area United Methodist Camping has been taking big strides in improving the physical state of buildings, grounds and infrastructure over the past few years. During this time, we’ve also dug into our core values and mission to ensure how the programming and experiences offered translate into life-changing opportunities for […]

Disc Golf Taking Shape, Grant Gives Boost

As volunteers worked hard clearing the paths at Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat for a new disc golf course, the project got a big boost of funding thanks to a $27,000 grant from the United Methodist Camp & Retreat Ministries Association (UMCRM). “We’re pretty excited about the progress made on the course this spring, and […]