Facilities Rental

NOTICE: The Crystal Conference Center and our summer camp managers, UCCR, are very conscious of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and are following carefully the latest health and safety information from our Governor’s office and the CDC.

Crystal Conference Center remains optimistic that individual families, small retreats, family reunions and other small groups will be able to use Crystal in July through September. Reservations are available at this time. Please check with our Booking staff for more specific details.

Facilities Rates and Schedules:

Download the “Rates and Options for Renting” form for details on rates and schedule for each housing unit and building costs.

For more detailed information or to make a reservation, contact the UCCR Booking Department, (800) 678-5102.

Common Rules:

  • Crystal Conference Center buildings are non-smoking.
  • Some restrictions apply to beach and swimming area.
  • Pets are not allowed in buildings, with exception of service dogs.
  • No firearms, fireworks, alcohol, or non-prescription drugs are allowed on the property.


Pioneer Cottage

Pioneer Cottage, reserved for Michigan Disciples clergy families as a respite and retreat location, is the oldest building on site and was recently renovated. It sits on the bluff overlooking Crystal Lake, with a loft-like layout with a queen bed, kitchenette, sitting area, bathroom with shower, and bunk room that sleeps four.

Weekly use is Sunday through Saturday, with a maximum stay of six nights in a row. Disciples clergy should book use of Pioneer by contacting the Michigan Disciples Regional Office directly. Linens, bedding and bath towels are supplied for your reservation.

Mission House

Mission House is fully accessible on the ground level with bedroom and bathroom on main level.  An additional four bedrooms and a bathroom are located on the second level. Mission House can comfortably sleep up to 13 people. Amenities include a full kitchen, linens (bedding and towels), living area with TV/DVD, deck with lake view, and access to the tennis court. Lakeside water sports are available with responsible adult present, however, there is no lifeguard service. All facilities are non-smoking and pets are not allowed in the buildings. WiFi access available.

Mission House
Mission House
Mission House Interior
Mission House Interior

Cedar Lodge

Cedar Lodge comfortably sleeps a total of 4-8 people, with four large bedrooms and two bathrooms. Common area includes a TV with DVD player and kitchenette with small appliances. The downstairs basement-like area is available for storing athletic equipment, including bikes. No WiFi access in the building.

Cedar Lodge Common Area
Cedar Lodge Kitchen

The Oaks

The Oaks has three bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, sleeping a total of 7-10 people. There are two common living areas and refrigerators in select rooms. You may reserve one or more rooms. No WiFi access in the building.

The Oaks
The Oaks Lower Level Common Room
The Oaks Sleeping Quarters


The Beeches has four rooms that sleep up to 10 in bunk beds, with a bathroom in each. One unit has a small kitchenette and limited pans/dishes.

The Birches has five rooms that sleep 6-8 in bunk beds, with a bathroom in each.

The Pines has five rooms that sleep 6-8 in bunk beds, with a bathroom in each.

The Beeches
The Birches
The Dorm entry of Pines


Conferences, Retreats, Weddings, Family Reunions

Crystal welcomes weddings, families, church groups and others, with arrangements possible to include meals and multiple buildings and facilities use. The  “2020 Schedule & Rates” document provides details and costs involved. Special arrangements can be made to reserve the camp for large events.

Visit the Weddings page for more details on scheduling your wedding or reception at Crystal!


Forms below provide more details and are available for downloading: