Retreat Planning

Offering Christian Hospitality for Your Special Events, Retreats, Reunions and Meetings

Looking for a beautiful, peaceful setting for your next retreat, meeting, family reunion, or special event? Michigan Area United Methodist Camping has you covered! With year-round event locations plus a scenic waterfront three-season campground/retreat center, you’ll find what you need in lower Michigan.

Camp and retreat ministries offer a special way to grow closer to God through nature, adventure and fostering relationships that can last a lifetime. Membership in any church is not required. Connect with these year-round retreat facilities and summer camps for all ages.

Download our Retreat Planner to learn about each sites’ amenities, such as WiFi, overnight guest rooms, cabins, food service, special programming and activities.



Lake Huron Retreat Center

8794 Lakeshore Rd., Burtchville, MI 48059
Located 20 minutes north of Port Huron, just over an hour east of Flint.

Lake Huron Retreat Center is a year-round, full-service adult retreat center dedicated to Christian hospitality. You’ll find its popular meeting rooms, lodge with fireplce, chapel, dining hall and hotel-style guest rooms are comfortable and modern. Our facilities have , Wi-Fi, are ADA accessible, including a walkway to the beach, and feature gorgeous views of the great lake!

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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.

Escape to the beach and the woods! Dining hall, retreat lodge, bunk houses and cabins accommodate your group fall, spring and summer while nestled in the woods and surrounded by pristine dunes and a half-mile of beautiful Lake Michigan beachfront. Small groups can enjoy the Retreat Center year round (accommodates up to 28 in two rooms). Your activity options include swimming, kayaking, sports fields, volleyball, playground, bikes, archery, gaga ball, nine-square- in-the- air, a challenge course, campfires and prayer labyrinth.

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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.

Wesley Woods with its beautiful 300 acres offers a variety of year-round lodging and food service options with fun amenities, for youth and adults.  Accommodations range from cabins and lodges with bunk beds, to the Adult Retreat Center with hotel-style rooms. Large and small meetings spaces are available indoors and outdoors. You’ll be cared for by our staff who live out our mission of “Growing in Faith, and Serving in Strength.” Seasonal amenities include a swimming pool, canoeing/kayaking, playground and archery.

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Take your local daytime meetings, overnight and weekend retreats, family reunions and team-building events to the next level by hosting it at one of beautiful retreat centers. Outdoor experiences, fireside sharing, lovely views that draw us closer to God and each other. Everyone is welcome. You need not be a member of the United Methodist Church or any church. Explore your options.

Some facilities offer great space: band camp, cross country camp/training, weddings, home school events, staff training, corporate parties and meetings, nonprofit meetings and special events.

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