Summer Camps

Overnight Camps

Grace Outside invites you to step outside your day-to-day routine and grow into your best self. You’ll be surrounded by friends and counselors who offer support, love and encouragement as you try new things, discover new skills, learn about God’s grace, and create your best summer memories.

 

Theme for 2024:

Linked by Love

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Outcomes

Every camp includes outdoor fun, games, swimming, waterfront activities, crafts, devotions and age-appropriate Bible study/discussion, singing and praising God, and time to learn and grow by trying new things. Trained staff and volunteers care for you and build a welcoming community where everyone belongs.

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Personal Growth

Through fun and adventure, camp helps young people grow in self confidence, social skills, leadership, appreciation and regard for others. 

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Community Building

Summer camp creates an intentional community based on Christian hospitality — welcoming and loving everyone where they are.

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Spiritual Foundation

Campers grow closer to God and walk their own faith journey through Christian teaching and role models, the awe of connecting with nature, and living in community.

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New Campers SAVE $50

Once you come to camp, we are convinced you’ll want to come back and share the experience with others. First-time campers can get up to a $50 discount on full week camps ($25 on mini camps). Use the promo code GRKIDS50 (or GRKIDS25).

If you are a returning camper who invites a new camper, you can earn up to a $50 rebate! (One discount or rebate per camper. Conditions apply. See rebate coupon.)

Camp Affordability

Affordability should never be a barrier to attending camp. If you need financial help, contact your local church. Additional funds may be available from Grace Outside, contact the registrar at the site you want to attend.

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Upcoming Events

Can you help?

When you give to the Camp Affordability Fund, you help campers experience the fun, joy and love of Grace Outside programs. Consider a monthly gift to support this mission year-round. Thank you!

Apr 26 2024

2024 Confirmation Weekend

Ages 11 - 18 • April 26-April 28, 2024
Lake Michigan Family Campground

SPARK: Study, Peace, Act, Relate, Kickoff Students 6th-12th grade who are ready to make their confirmation will enjoy a weekend at Lake Michigan Family Campground including activities, music, and God-filled conversation. Share the journey of faith with other students. Led by United Methodist pastors from local churches and meets all the criteria for confirmation, which […]

Apr 28 2024

Family Fun Day

Families, All Ages • April 28-April 28, 2024
Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center

For a fun and exciting afternoon together outside, come to Wesley Woods’ free Family Fun Day!

May 17 2024

Lake Michigan Alumni Weekend

Families, All Ages • May 17-May 19, 2024
Lake Michigan Family Campground

Calling All Lake Michigan Campers and Staff! Rekindle the Memories – Lake Michigan Camp Alumni Weekend Did you spend your summers building campfires, climbing the dunes, or making lifelong friendships on the shores of Lake Michigan? Were you a counselor who fostered creativity, taught new skills, and helped campers reach their full potential? If you […]

Testimonials

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Testimonial 1

Wonderful staff! Counselors were loving and engaged with the kids. They were super! The food was great and healthy choices presented in at every meal.

-Wesley Woods parent

Testimonial 2

She did talk about how moved she was with seeing the love and acceptance shared between both campers and counselors alike!

-Wesley Woods parent

Testimonial 3

He has continued to do a couple of things independently that he didn’t do before camp.

-Wesley Woods parent

Testimonial 4

She loved the activities, counselors, and an opportunity to see teenagers who have been struggling with self acceptance and identity issues be surrounded by loving and accepting peers.

-Wesley Woods parent

Testimonial 5

Elise talked constantly about her counselor, Jessa, and her friends from camp. She sang the songs over and over on the way home.

-Wesley Woods parent