Facilities Usage

Facilities Usage

Several buildings and facilities are available for weddings, reunions, retreats, family gatherings or other events. They are available to groups or individuals who are part of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Michigan Region congregations, as well as other ecumenical church partners (eg. United Church of Christ, Presbyterian, Methodist, AMEZ, etc.).  Following is a description of these facilities and some common rules. We welcome your use of these retreat settings.

Facilities Schedule of Contributions:

Click "Facilities Schedule of Contributions" at bottom of this page for details on the contribution schedule for each cabin option detailed here. Also, if you wish more detailed information,  Email us or call (517) 372-3220.

Common Rules:

Mission House

The Mission House was originally donated to the United Christian Missionary Society to serve missionaries as a training location or a place to rest before returning to the field. It now is part of Crystal Conference Center. Mission House is fully accessible on the ground level, with an additional four bedrooms and bath on the second level that comfortably sleeps up to thirteen people. Accommodations include full kitchen, bedding, living area with TV/DVD, deck with lake view, and access to the tennis court. Lakeside water sports available with responsible adult; no lifeguard service. All facilities are non-smoking and pets are not allowed in the buildings.

Mission House is available June 1 - September 30.

Cedar Lodge

Cedar Lodge has four large bedrooms, comfortably sleeping 4-8 persons, and two bathrooms with shower. Linens are not provided. Common area includes a TV/DVD and kitchenette with small appliances. The downstairs area is available for storing athletic equipment.

Cedar Lodge is available August 10 - September 30. Contact Michigan Disciples Regional office for May Options.

The Oaks

The Oaks serves as the Dean's Digs/Nurse's Quarters during the camping season, and is available for retreats on a limited basis. The Oaks includes a common living area, refrigerators in selected rooms, and three bedrooms that comfortably sleep a total of 7-10 persons. You may reserve one or more rooms.

The Oaks is available June 1 - September 30.

Pioneer Cottage

Pioneer Cottage is the oldest building on site recently renovated. First priority use is for Michigan Disciples clergy families as a respite and retreat location. Pioneer Cottage sits on the bluff overlooking Crystal Lake. Pioneer is a loft-like layout with a queen bed, kitchenette, sitting area, bathroom with shower, and bunk room that sleeps four. One's stay is limited to six nights in a row. Weekly use is Sunday through Saturday.

Pioneer Cottage is available June 1 - September 30.


Groups and Congregational Retreats

Crystal welcomes weddings, families, church groups and others, with arrangements possible to include meals and multiple buildings and facilities use. The 2017 Crystal Facilities Use Information document attached below provides details and costs involved. Special arrangements can be made to reserve the camp for large events.

Go to the Weddings web page for more details on scheduling your wedding and reception here at Crystal.

Contact us for more information.


  • Buildings & Facilities Arrangements for Special Events, including weddings, reunions, retreats, family gatherings