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Michigan UMs seek “water and a grove”

Cottages in the Bay View Association, near Petoskey.

Founded by Methodists in the post-Civil War era, summer communities and camp meetings here in Michigan continue to provide respite and relaxation during turbulent times.

Michigan camp sites ‘in this together’

Members of the new camping association

The six camps affiliated with the Michigan Conference of The United Methodist Church enter a new season of collaboration as they share wisdom and seek common ground.

Bay Shore expands camp experiences

Bay Shore Day Camp

Bay Shore Camp & Family Ministries now hosts off-site Traveling Day Camps as well as activities for all ages at two sites, one in Sebewaing and the other in Gagetown.

UMCRM grants come to Michigan camps

UMCRM gives grant to Wesley Woods

UMCRM distributed $2.5 m in Ministry Impact Grants to 86 projects across the United States. Four of them are located in Michigan: Bayshore, Wesley Woods, Lake Huron, and Urban Methodist… Continue Reading UMCRM grants come to Michigan camps

Bay Shore expands to second campus

Bay Shore Camp in Sebewaing, MI

New things are happening at Bay Shore Camp. Traveling Day Camps began in 2021. Next year a new facility in nearby Gagetown will offer new opportunities for kids and families.

Bay Shore Camp season begins

Archery at Bay Shore Camp

Aim for a great time as Bay Shore Camp opens their season with Family Fun Days on June 19-20. All the usual fun activities arranged for safe social distancing!

Bay Shore brings day camp to you!

Boy climbing wall at Bay Shore

Day Camp on the Road or Traveling Day Camp is a great partnership between your church and Bay Shore Camp. The program and its leadership come to the location of… Continue Reading Bay Shore brings day camp to you!

AC 2019 reaffirms camping ministry

Girls cleaning up Lake Michigan site for camping in 2019

As a new camping season begins, the 2019 Michigan Annual Conference reaffirmed its strong commitment to United Methodist Camping after three difficult years of operation by the Board of Directors.

It changed my life!

Young boy ready to swim at Lakeview Camp

The Rev. Benton Heisler shares why he and his entire family believe in Christian camping. Registration is now open for the nine United Methodist camps and affiliate sites in Michigan.

The Michigan Conference