Summer Camps for All Ages

Michigan Area United Methodist Camps are reaching today’s youth and adults with the powerful message of love and redemption through Jesus Christ. Summer camp gives today’s youth a break from the plugged-in, fast-paced life at home and immerses them in God’s creation. They learn life skills living outdoors and a different sort of ABCs – like Archery, Bible Study, Canoeing…United Methodist Camping

Explore online event listings to find your perfect camp! Camp is a life-changing part of young people’s spiritual formation.

Look for adventure, horseback riding, water sports, nature hikes, swimming and more. Your children or grandchildren are nurtured in nature to appreciate God, friendship and the great outdoors.

  • Youngest Campers – Family Camp and Grand Camp allow younger campers to experience camp with their familiels or a grandparent. Mini Camps offer a little more independence but with a shorter stay.
  • Elementary, Middle & High School  – Traditional summer camp activities like games, hikes, waterfront activities (kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing), swimming and more!
  • Adventure Camps – specialty camps for high school youth that go off-site for backpacking, canoeing and kayaking trips.
  • Special Needs There are opportunities for adult campers with physical and mental challenges.
  • Adults – Choir and Senior camps at lovely Lake Huron Retreat Center
  • Families – RV/Tent/Cabin camping for families and groups at Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat in Pentwater. Open to the public!

Volunteer opportunities, including counselors and clean-up/maintenance, are available, too. Contact Suzanne Everett, suzanne@brightonfumc.org, for more information about camp.

Grades 9 – 13 | 6/19 – 6/25/22

Camp Beloved is an inclusive community for LGBTQIA+ youth and allies to gather together to celebrate diversity and value God’s creation through a camping experience.  Camp Beloved is a safe place where  youth of all faith background (or none) are welcomed and loved.

Retreats

Typically the youth travel together for a weekend retreat full of faith, music and fun winter activities.

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