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. Opportunities for high school, middle school and elementary students, plus Grand Camp for grandparents and their grandchildren!

 

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

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 rebate and returning campers who invite a new camper also can earn up to a $50 rebate.

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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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!

Upcoming Events

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 […]

Jun 16 2024

High School Camp

Grades 10th - 13th • June 16-June 22, 2024
Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center

Let’s GO have FUN at Summer Camp! Crazy games and awesome outside activities (like swimming, kayaking, canoeing, sports and more) make it easy to build a community of friends that quickly become like family. As you learn about God’s love, you’ll discover that friendships built on God’s Grace link you to God and strengthen you […]

Jun 23 2024

LETS ALL GO – High School (All Ages)

Grades 10th - 12th • June 23-June 29, 2024
Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center

Let’s GO have FUN at Summer Camp! Crazy games and awesome outside activities (like swimming, kayaking, canoeing, sports and more) make it easy to build a community of friends that quickly become like family. As you learn about God’s love, you’ll discover that friendships built on God’s Grace link you to God and strengthen 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