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. Talk to your church pastor or camp registrar if this is a problem.

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2022 Camps & Retreats
(Registration to begin mid-January)

June 19-24:
Elementary Camp

July 10-16:
Middle School Camp

July 10-16:
High School Camp

July 17-23: 
Family of God Camp

August 19-21:
Michigan Disciples Women’s Retreat

September 16-18:
Michigan Disciples Men’s Retreat

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. All campers/parents and retreat participants will need to sign and submit a Release Form in order for a camper to participate.
Download the Procedures document and Release Form below.

Crystal Camps Covid Procedures – Youth & Family

Covid-19 Release Waiver – Youth & Family

Covid-19 Waiver Release – Adult Retreats

Online Registrations

Select your camp or retreat and click on it to begin the registration process.

  • Elementary Camp June 20-24 – Register by Noon June 3
  • Day Camp July 6-9 – Register by Noon June 17
  • Middle School Camp July 10-16 – Register by Noon June 24
  • High School Camp July 10-16 – Register by Noon June 24
  • Family of God Camp July 17-23 – Register by Noon July 1
  • Disciples Women’s Retreat August 20-22 – Register by August 5
  • Disciples Men’s Retreat September 16-18 – Register by September 2

2022 Camper Documents

Download these forms for each camper registering for Camp Crystal.

Camper Release Policy

Camper Release Form

Camp Crystal Participants Policy

2022 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

2022 Camp Crystal Brochure

2022 Camp Crystal Poster – 11×17″

2022 Camp Crystal Poster – 8.5×11″

2022 Camp Crystal Postcard

2022 Michigan Disciples Women’s Retreat Brochure

2022 Michigan Disciples Men’s Retreat Brochure

Creation Speaks: Camp Theme

In the beginning, God created. God is still creating now. What do God and Creation have to teach us about how to live today?

Creation Speaks invites us to look to God’s Creation, including each other, as we listen for God’s voice in the world today. By looking anew at the Creation story, campers will imagine what each part might teach us about God and our place in the world. Light, water, earth, seasons, animals, humans, and even a day of rest will invite campers to listen for God, still speaking to them today.

Through our new understanding of the interdependence of all creatures and responding to our call as caretakers of Creation, we are moved to awe and wonder at the gift of Creation and the Creator.

If the people of God stop and listen to Creation, what might we hear? Shhhh, listen. Creation Speaks!

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 Scholarship Fund, available for ANY child or youth who needs assistance to attend Crystal.

For more information, or to request scholarship assistance, contact Rev. Timothy Murtaugh,