Shake Up Kalamazoo

Bring your youth group to a summer service camp in Michigan!

Shake Up Kalamazoo

Are you looking for a domestic missions trip for the students in your youth group?  Do you want to find something that enables you to teach service and volunteering in a simple way?  Now Miracle Camp can help you.  Shake-Up Kalamazoo is a youth group service program committed to teaching Jr. High and High School students the value of living a Christ-like life.  Students who attend Shake-Up Kalamazoo will have the opportunity to serve and share their faith in Kalamazoo, MI.  You and your church youth group will spend time during the day serving and volunteering in Kalamazoo.  During the evening hours your group will return to camp for worship, teaching, debriefing, and camp activities such as the blob, tubing, zip line, and high ropes.  Here is a list of some organizations we have served in the past:

  • Ministry with Community – Serving the Homeless
  • Vine Neighborhood Association – City Clean Up
  • Kids Alive International
  • Community Homeworks – Fixing buildings
  • Kalamazoo Gospel Mission – 5 Day Clubs
  • Urban Farms – Volunteer Kalamazoo
  • Friendship Village Seniors Home

If the dates listed do not work for you, we are willing to cater the experience for your group another time.  To register your youth group for Shake-Up Kalamazoo, call the Miracle Camp office  If you have any questions or comments about the program, please e-mail us at


  • Service projects in downtown Kalamazoo
  • High ropes
  • Team building activities
  • Zip Line
  • Tubing
  • Swimming and blobbing on the lake
  • Bible study time
  • Worship


June 14-19, 2020

Speaker: TBA

July 12-17, 2020

Speaker: TBA

July 19-24, 2020

Speaker: TBA

July 26 – 31, 2020

Speaker: TBA

Sample Schedule Flow


Arrival 7:00-8:00 PM
Welcome and Opening Announcements
Open Gym

Serving Days

Depart for Service Projects
Resume Work
Return to camp
Waterfront Hour
Youth Group Activity Rotations
Evening Programming


Pack up and clean
Departure by 10:00 AM

*Free Time Activities

  • high ropes
  • zip line
  • camp store
  • game room
  • putt-putt golf
  • disc golf
  • tubing on the lake
  • swimming, blobbing, water trampoline


What to Pack

  • Clothes for outdoor games and for the gym
  • Swimwear for the beach
  • Bible, notebook, pen
  • Toiletries, and medication
  • Spending money for the store
  • Clothes for work and painting and work shoes
  • Bedding and towels

Each church must be able to provide their own transportation from Miracle Camp to the work sites each day.


Pricing is only $299 for students.

Leaders are $149.

Please review Miracle Camp and Retreat Center’s Cancellation Policy.

All lodging, meals, and activities are included in the pricing!

Lodging and Arrangements

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Missions + Camp

Each summer students have to choose between a missions trip or going to summer camp.  We think that kids should be able to do both!  So we have designed an experience where students can come to camp AND spend time serving others.  And the best part is that we do all the planning for you.  So come join this Michigan service camp!

Applying God’s Word

Each week there will be a speaker that challenges your students to apply God’s word to their lives.  Too often we focus on growing in knowledge without growing in obedience.  We hope your students will begin to study AND obey God’s word as they hear from the speaker and put it into practice each day.

Time to Interact

Each evening we will have time for you to connect as a group through discussion and activities.  Our staff will help you interact and grow through team building and shared fun experiences.  Then, after the speaker each evening, you will have a chance to debrief the day and talk together.

Ready to Sign Up? Contact Us To Register

Every project we did was worthwhile and very enjoyable.

A youth pastor

I might even like this better than normal camp!

A student

I learned to appreciate what I have and I loved the satisfaction we got from helping others!

A student

I loved how we got to interact with the people a lot. This trip has made me want to pursue ministry as a career.

A student