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UM Camping sets a new course

Stuart Smith shares a new approach to camping

“The report of camping is at the heart of everyone,” said trustee chair Jim LeBaron after a new program approach was shared during the 2020 Corporate Session of The Michigan Annual Conference.

Executive Director – Michigan Area United Methodist Camping

Michigan Area United Methodist Camping is seeking an Executive Director to provide leadership to the three unique programs and sites of the organization.  A recently defined vision and strategic plan provide a framework for the future – implementation, creativity, full expression of the vision will be the challenge and the opportunity of this role.  Three locations each… Continue Reading Executive Director – Michigan Area United Methodist Camping

Michigan Camping seeks Exec. Director

Father and Son archery at Judson Collins

United Methodist Camping has been changing lives in the state of Michigan for decades. A new Executive Director is sought, who will provide leadership for the next years of ministry.

Camping board begins leadership search

Joel Wortley led Michigan United Methodist Camping during a time of transition. Now the search begins for an Executive Director.

Campers find frogs and Jesus

Campers and counselors at camp

Does camping change lives? Yes, you bet! Hear comments from some of the 1,100 campers who spent summer weeks together at one of the five great United Methodist camp and retreat centers in Michigan.

Two Michigan camp sites for sale

Boy playing in sand at Myers Lake camp site

Two camp sites, Crystal Springs and Myers Lake, are being offered for sale by the Michigan Area United Methodist Camping Board. Capital from the sale will further long-range plans for camping.

Bishop Bard blesses Michigan campers

Families at beach at Lakeview Camp

Four sites will not open in 2019. Bishop David Bard pens a letter of encouragement and hope to those considering a summer-time experience at a United Methodist Campground in Michigan. 

Reflections of a family camper

People on the dunes at Lake Michigan

Her experience of Lake Michigan Camp began in the 1980s. Part of the Jackson First UMC Family group since 2007, she looks forward to another summer.

Camp Board acts on 2019 site use

Worship time at Judson Collins Center near Onsted

The Board of Directors of Michigan Area United Methodist Camping announces they voted to suspend operations at four sites for the summer of 2019.

All aboard for camp scholarships

Mini train at lakeivew Campground

A Changing Lives Scholarship Drive for Michigan Area United Methodist Camping begins on Giving Tuesday and extends through December 4.