Family Camp

Family camp 2019 is here!  Click here to download a pdf of our program.

Daily newsletters will be here, as they are available.

Click here to download our menu and all of our food options.


We're so excited about the Family Camp Program. To make a reservation, contact our office at 517-688-3783 or complete the form at the bottom of this page.

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Family Camp Kick-Off

We'll kick off Family Camp with a festival by the big tent on Saturday afternoon. It will run from 4:00 - 6:00. 

Come play games, go crazy on inflatables, visit the photo booth and reunite with Family Camp friends!

Tickets for games are $.25 each and will be sold until 5:30 PM. Dinner will be available for purchase. Saturday, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

That evening, come to the big tent at 7:00 for a show featuring the magic of John Russell!

Registered Family Camp guests

can participate in all of the following:


Swimming and beach activities, Boating, Hiking, Archery, Rec Equipment, Disc Golf, Carpetball, Ga-Ga Ball


There will be many events throughout the week!
If you'd like to participate, be sure to sign up in the Welcome Center during your stay.

The Magic of John Russell : Saturday, 7:00 p.m.

Staff vs. The World Softball game: Monday, 2:00 p.m.

Sandcastle Building Contest: Monday, 3:00 p.m.

Disc Golf Tournament: Tuesday, 1:30 p.m.

Family Canoe Races: Tuesday, 2:00 p.m.

Sewing for MIssions Tea: Tuesday, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Basketball Tournament: Wednesday, 1:30 p.m.

Beachside Minute to Win it: Wednesday, 3:00 p.m.

Fun Run/Walk: Thursday, 7:30 a.m.

Camp Soccer Game: Thursday, 2:00 p.m.

Disc Golf Tournament: Thursday, 3:00 p.m.

Family Movie Night: Thursday, 9:00 p.m.


Both children and adults can enjoy making crafts in the Craft House, the brown building next to the tennis courts.
There is a fee for crafts.

Saturday, 10 AM - 12 PM

Tuesday, tie-dye t-shirts, 2 PM - 4 PM

Thursday, 2 PM - 4 PM

Morning and Evening Services

Our speaker this year is Pastor Thomas Ramundo. Pastor Ramundo has served in the ministry of the Free Methodist Church forty-nine years. A former pastor and conference superintendent, he currently carries a full speaking schedule. On August 23 of this year, Thomas and his wife, Noni, will be married 50 years. They have two daughters and three grandchildren.

We're excited to welcome Paul Sunderland back as our worship leader again this year. Paul is an Assistant Professor of Worship Arts at Greenville College. Prior to coming to Greenville College, Paul was employed as a full-time Worship Leader for 15 years at a church in Ohio. Paul has performed full-time as a professional musician. He has led and coached bands in multiple arenas, written several worship songs and spoken at music industry and denominational seminars on music and worship in the church.

Stan Garn will be teaching our morning Bible studies. In this study, he will cover significant people in the history of the Christian church and the FM church who have spread Christianity around the globe. This would include (1) The Taylor Family (5 generations of missionaries to China). (2) William Tyndale (Translator of the Bible into English), (3) Dietrich Bonhoeffer (WW2 pastor and Martyr), and (4) Jacob DeShazer (WW2 POW and FM Missionary).

Click here to download an official 2019 program.


8:30 - 9:00 a.m.              Breakfast

10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.    Open Recreation

12:15 - 1:00 p.m.            Lunch

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.              Family Camp Kick-Off

7:00 p.m.                        Magic Show by John Russell

9:00 p.m.                        Snack Specials


8:30 - 10:00 a.m.         All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast

10:30 a.m.                    Family Worship with Jerry Jacoby

12:15 - 1:00 p.m.         Dinner

12:30 - 5:30 p.m.         Beach Open

4:00 p.m.                      Baptismal Service

5:00 - 5:45 p.m.           Evening Meal

7:00 p.m.                      Evening Worship w/ Rev. Thomas Ramundo

                                                      (Nursery Available for up to age 4)

                                       Children's Program

                                                      (Children will attend evening service with their parents and be                                                          taken to their program by tram.)

Following the Service Snack Specials


7:30 a.m.                       Prayer Meeting

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.             Morning Swim

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.             Breakfast

8:30 - 9:15 a.m.             Family Devotions

9:30 a.m. - Noon            Kids Program

                                      Nursery for children through Age 4

9:45 - 11:45 a.m.            Adult Morning Sessions

                                      9:45 Topical Workshops

                                      10:30 Coffee Break
                                      10:30 Bible Study with Stan Garn

9:45 - 11:45 a.m.           Teen Morning Sessions

12:15 - 1:00 p.m.           Lunch

12:30 - 5:30 p.m.           Open Recreation

5:00 - 5:45 p.m.             DInner

7:00 p.m.                       Evening Worship with Rev. Thomas Ramundo

                                                     (Nursery Available for up to age 4) 

                                      Children's Program

                                              (Children will attend evening service with their parents and be                                                  taken to their program by tram.)

Following the Service     Snack Specials

8:45 - 9:30 p.m.              Evening Swim

Children's Programs

Back by popular demand, Jerry Jacoby (kid entertainer and motivator) will be speaking to our children, pre-K through 5th grade in the Field House each morning and evening, beginning Sunday evening. Jerry shares the good news of Jesus while entertaining and delighting children!

Mornings will also include hayrides, crafts, snacks and more!

Jerry, and his wife Michaela, will lead a family worship time in the Big Tent on Sunday morning. 

Children up to 4 years old are welcome in the nursery during all adult programs beginning Sunday.

Teen Programs

Youth in grades 6 - 12 can spend their mornings and Monday evening in the Teen Tent. .

Monday - Thursday Mornings, 10 AM - Noon

Wednesday Night Live

5:00 SAU sponsored cookout

7:00 Ice breaker and worship

8:30 Nukem, yard games, and ice cream

9:00 Hayrides and bonfire begin

Speaker: Ben Kono

Music: Wellspring

Adult Programs

Adults can participate in topical workshops each morning, followed by a morning Bible study.


Life of a Champion Ministries

Lyle & Ginger Wensley

Monday at 9:45 a.m. in the Big Tent

Come hear from Lyle and Ginger Wensley about how they’re using the sport of soccer to connect and build the Kingdom in Costa Rica.

The Enneagram & Spiritual Practices 

Mary Darling

Monday - Thursday at 9:45 a.m. in Red Oak Lodge

During our sessions we will explore how we can best live in loving relationship with God and others through an understanding of the different Enneagram types and the best spiritual practices for each one. Although you need no knowledge of the Enneagram for these workshops, we will also be exploring the common tendency of those who know the Enneagram to mistype themselves, and how to discover your predominant number so you can have healthier relationships with yourself, God, and others.  

Worship Ministry Q & A

Paul Sunderland

Tuesday & Wednesday at 9:45 a.m. in the Big Tent

Pastors, worship leaders, and volunteers come meet with Paul for an open discussion on worship, ministry and the church.

Throughout the day, adults can enjoy recreation, beach and relaxation with their families.


All Packages include access to morning and evening programming for children, teens and adults, beach access (including boating), organized recreation, including archery, tournaments and competitions, and more! 


Our camping packages include all camping fees, all programming fees, beach and recreation access, a coupon booklet with discounts on food, zipline, crafts, and other activities, 20 free tickets to use at the Family Camp Kick-Off Party and more! The package covers up to 6 people. $46.00/night (electric), $32.00/night (non-electric)*


Our lodging packages include all lodging fees, all programming fees, beach and recreation access, a coupon booklet with discounts on food, zipline, crafts, and other activities, 20 free tickets to use at the Family Camp Kick-Off Party and more! The package covers up to 6 people. $130/1st night & $85 for each additional night*


Our drive-in packages include all programming fees, beach and recreation access, 10 free tickets to use at the Family Camp Kick-Off Party and more!  $4/person/day or $19/family/day OR Week-long Family Day Pass - $75.00 (Saturday - Thursday)* 

*There is an additional $5 non-refundable fee for all registrations.

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