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Change more lives!

Your Giving Tuesday gifts to Michigan Area United Methodist Camping will be doubled. 

Rev. George Ayoub, Executive Director of Michigan Area United Methodist Camping, reports that nearly 2,000 campers and thousands of retreat participants visited Michigan’s nine campsites in 2017.

You sent your campers to us (or attended yourself), trusting that God would be at work in their lives through the power of camp,” Ayoub said. “We hear it from campers, moms, dads, and pastors: ‘God’s love is magnified at camp.’”  

Now individuals and churches have the opportunity to grow this life-changing ministry.

Bulletin inserts are available that promote “Giving Tuesday Week.” Donations , up to $30,000, given from November 28 through December 5 will be matched.

“Will you donate $25 or more to help us share the love of Jesus Christ through camp?” Ayoub asks. “Can you become a leadership giver, with the gift of $1,000 or more? Will you ask others to join you?”

Double dollars are needed as campers and families have asked for various improvements in facilities. The Camp Board of Directors will be investing Giving Tuesday Week contributions in the following ways:

Facility upgrades

Wesley Woods: Remodel bath house on “the hill,” improved pool filtration system.

Judson Collins: Remodel bath house.

Crystal Springs: Make one section of camp entirely handicapped accessible.

Lake Huron: Wi-Fi upgrades throughout campus, backup generator for Littleton Lodge, roof for dining hall

Campground Upgrades

Lake Michigan: RV-friendly upgrades to roads, dump station and electrical. Build family cabins.

Lakeview: Build new cluster of family cabins, security gates.

Myers Lake: Electrical upgrades for stronger power, roof repairs to office and pavilion.


Start replacing aging vehicles in our fleet (primarily trucks).

Start replacing aging lawn maintenance equipment and golf carts.

Adding and replacing docks where needed.


Gifts may also be mailed to P. O. Box 12007, Grand Rapids, MI 49528 or phoned to 517-212-5442.

Michigan Area Camping is  grateful for your gifts, your presence, your service and witness. Board President, Joel Wortley, asks, “Please join us in praying for all our campers, staff and volunteers who spend time in Christian camping communities.”