Several buildings and facilities are available for conferences, weddings, reunions, retreats, family gatherings or other events. They are available to non-profit groups and organizations. Below is a description of available buildings and some common rules. We welcome your use of these conference/retreat settings!
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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: