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Camp Crystal for Children, Youth, Families & Adult Retreats

The 100 year plus tradition continues at Crystal Conference Center where all children, youth, families, and adult retreats from all traditions are welcome. Camp Crystal camps and retreats are part of the summer ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Michigan.

How to Register

All registrations will be online with payment by credit card, beginning in mid-January.

Download “How To Register”

Covid-19 Procedures & Release Form

The Michigan Region will be using a careful layered approach to create a safe space for summer camps and retreats, meeting state and CDC protocols as we seek to provide a spiritually enriching camping experience for all participants. All participants, volunteers, adults, site staff, and campers will covenant to follow the Covid-19 procedures as described in the registration process.

Linked by Love: Camp Theme

We see God’s love in close friends and family. Through the life and example of Jesus Christ, we will explore what the Bible says about how the love of God changes us and helps us to be His disciples who bring wholeness to a broken world.

We know that such love links our lives, teaching us about commitment, intimacy, grace, and faith. As we seek to create and strengthen life giving relationships, we remember that such love flows from God, links us all together, and we give thanks.

2024 Camps & Retreats

June 16-21:
Elementary Camp
Registration 1/15/24

June 21-23:
Disciples Young Adult Retreat
Watch for Registration

June 25-27:
Day Camp
Registration 1/15/24

July 14-20:
Middle School Camp
Registration 1/15/24

July 14-20:
High School Camp
Registration 1/15/24

July 21-27: 
Family of God Camp
Registration 1/15/24

AUGUST 8-11: 
Beloved Community Family Camp
Registration 1/15/24

August 18-20:
Michigan Disciples Women’s Retreat
Watch for Registration

September 15-17:
Michigan Disciples Men’s Retreat
Watch for Registration

Online Registrations

Select your camp or retreat and click on it (on or after 1/15/24) to begin the registration process.
** Register Now **

  • Elementary Camp June 16-21 – Cost increases $50 May 1 – Register by Noon June 1
  • Young Adult Retreat June 21-23 – Cost increases $50 May 1 – Register by Noon June 7
  • Day Camp June 25-27 – Register by Noon June 13 – Register by Noon June 11
  • Middle School Camp July 14-20 – Cost increases $50 May 1 – Register by Noon June 28
  • High School Camp July 14-20 – Cost increases $50 May 1 – Register by Noon June 28
  • Family of God Camp July 21-27 – Cost increases $50 May 1 – Register by Noon July 5
  • Beloved Community Camp August 8-11 – Cost increases $50 May 1 – Register by Noon July 26
  • Disciples Women’s Retreat August 16-18 – Register by August 2
  • Disciples Men’s Retreat September 13-15 – Register by August 30

2023 Publicity

Brochures and posters for you to download and print will be available in January. Make copies to pass on to family and friends. Place prominently on bulletin boards

2024 Camp Crystal Brochure

2024 Camp Crystal Poster – 8.5×11″

2024 Camp Crystal Postcard

2024 Michigan Disciples Women’s Retreat Brochure – (to come)

2024 Michigan Disciples Men’s Retreat Brochure – (to come)

Camp Scholarships

Want to go to camp, but it doesn’t quite fit in the budget this summer? We have scholarships for that! Everyone should have the opportunity to experience Camp Crystal.

Camp scholarships are an important part of the Christian Education budgets of many congregations.  They stimulate greater camp participation and make Camp Crystal affordable for those who may otherwise not be able to attend.  We encourage you to talk with your church to find out if they offer scholarships and sign up today! 

In addition to church scholarships, there are scholarships available from the Fuller Camp & Central Christian Scholarship Funds, available for ANY child or youth who needs assistance to attend Crystal.

For more information, or to request a scholarship application, contact Michael Dirksen:
NOTE: ALL APPLICATIONS requesting a scholarship must be returned by MARCH 1, 2024