The Lake Louise Christian Community, Camp and Retreat Center are located on one of the most beautiful lakes (Thumb Lake) in Michigan. Our physical setting and facilities amidst 2800 acres of rolling conservation forest on a clear, spring-fed lake offer an amazing array of spiritual and recreational opportunities. Hike tree-lined trails or swim from sandy beaches. A cottager community of 125 families, a vibrant summer camp with rustic log cabins and programs for elementary, junior and senior high students and adults, and a year-round retreat center for all ages form the center of a ministry dedicated to "Creating an environment that nurtures Christian growth and Christ-like community." Founded by Methodists, our ministry is broadly ecumenical, inclusive of persons of faith across the Christian spectrum and attempting to understand and learn from other religious traditions.
Camp to College
Announced February 26, 2013
More value for your camp dollars. Lake Louise makes higher education more affordable for more families.
Lake Louise Camp and Retreat Center is now the only camp in Michigan enrolled in the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards Program. This means that it is now possible to earn credit toward future college tuition at over 300 private colleges and universities around the country including Albion College, Adrian College and six other private colleges in Michigan. Through this program a student earns a dollar for dollar tuition credit turning the cost of camp registration into an equal dollar credit toward future college tuition. A person can start earning the credit as a young child going to elementary camp and continue earning credit through completion of the 11th grade. Through this program it is possible to have the cost of attending camp over the span of years returned to the person in the form of tuition credit toward the cost of attending college - in effect eliminating the cost of attending camp. We are very excited to offer this incentive made possible through our membership in the American Camp Association.
Click here for a detailed description of the program.
Help us spread the word. Attending Lake Louise Camp not only nurtures your spirit, it also supports acquiring the education needed to help change the world.
Lake Louise invites you to step back from your regular routines and step into nature for a time of recreation, reflection, and being intentional about life and our relationship with God. In stepping closer to creation in all of its physical elements, we are reminded of what is most elemental in our spiritual lives. Lake Louise offers a renewing outdoor experience. Take a walk in the woods. Claim some conversation or reflection around a campfire. Join us for "re-creation" at one of our camps, retreats or an individual sabbath. Think of Lake Louise as the next location for your church group, or your civic or business organization.