Who We Are

celebrating 80+ years

Christ First

We invite you to find exactly what you are looking for in our fine all-season Christian camp. We are ready to serve you. Discovering and developing relationships where Christ is First.  Everyone is welcome, we are all created in the image of God.

Located On 188 Acres
Camp Michawana is located on 188 acres in West Michigan Barry County equidistant from Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Lansing. We have acres beautifully forested, rolling hills, and ¼ mile of water front on Long Lake.

Fun Year-Round Camping
Kids, teens, church groups and family groups are offered in our summer programs, rental camps and retreats. We offer fall and spring retreats with heated facilities for 240 guests and winter capacity for 175 guests. The summer overnight residential camp weeks serve ages 6-17 in a variety of Bible camp ministries.

Children & Families
Get ready to experience high adventure, worship, Bible teaching, Bible memory, rustic cabin or lodge accommodations, beautiful scenery, waterfront, and more, all with dedicated counselors and leaders.

Michawana core values

Our Mission

To plant the Word of God into lives so that each camper will know Christ as their Savior and become unashamed in their faith, living purposefully for the Lord.

Our Vision

To be a leading summer camp, guest group center and campground by providing impactful programming, appealing facilities and exceptional hospitality “Where Christ is First.”

Bible Based Evangelism and Discipleship
A passion for guests to have the opportunity to receive Jesus Christ as Savior and to continually know Him more deeply.
Philippians 3:10-11

Christ-like Service
Maintaining a Christ-like attitude; looking to the interests of others, in humility considering them better than ourselves in order to facilitate the work of God in their lives.
Philippians 2:3-5

Genuine Hospitality
Visitors to Michawana are guests in our home and should, at all times, feel welcomed and loved.
Romans 12:12-13

God-Honoring Relevance
A plan for continuous improvement in facilities and programs.
1 Corinthians 9:22-23

Unified Teamwork
A commitment of high levels of involvement and ownership by all staff, guests and supporters of Michawana. Teamwork is the process and the product.
Romans 12:4-6, Ephesians 4:1-3

Uncompromising Integrity
Uncompromising Integrity – A mandate to accept and promote integrity and ethics in everything we do and are, because that is what God expects of us.
Mt 5:37, James 1:22-25

Good Stewardship
A constant awareness that which we have has been entrusted to us by God – our natural environment, facilities and grounds, our finances and our staff – and, as such, should be treated with utmost care and consideration.
Psalm 24:1, 1 Peter 4:10, 1 Thess. 2:9

Personal Relationships
Michawana is about relationships. It is the core of who we are – first to God, then to family, to others, and to nature around us.
Thessalonians 2:8

according to the Bible

The Gospel

Central to everything we do is the GOOD NEWS that God sent His Son to be the Savior! We teach campers the gospel and how to share it using bracelets with these 5 colors, an easy way to remember and share the gospel!

Do you know where you will go when you die? We want to share with you how you can be sure that you are going to Heaven! God sent His Son, Jesus, to take the punishment for your sins. Anyone who accepts Jesus’ gift will NOT perish but will have eternal life! Our greatest joy would be to talk to you about Jesus, whether or not you ever come to Camp Michawana. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like someone to pray for you.

Camp Michawana


Please consider contributing to the mission of Camp Michawana. You can send payment by mail to 5800 Head Lake Road, Hastings, MI 49058, or give online. You can designate funds for camper scholarships, or just give to our general operating fund.


About Us

To plant the Word of God into lives so that each camper will know Christ as their Savior and become unashamed in their faith, living purposefully for the Lord.


6475 Wilkins RdHastings MI49058[ Get Directions ]


Phone: (269) 623-5168Fax: (269) 623-5192 E-Mail Us

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