Man Camp! Steaks, bacon, hatchets, and fire.

Need we say more?

About Man Camp

Man Camp will be one of your favorite weekends of the year and a weekend in which you grow closer to God! Each weekend retreat will be identical programming for men of all ages*.  These weekend events are perfect for a men’s ministry in any church.  This men’s retreat is a short drive for anyone in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio.  Don’t miss out on this awesome event. Join more than 200 men and have the weekend retreat of your life. Get a group of friends or some men from your church and head up to Man Camp this year!  Come enjoy a weekend away with great retreat facilities and a group of friends.  Check out this video for some highlights of the weekend.

*We ask that anyone who registers on their own or with a church be over the age of 18, but we do encourage and allow dads to bring sons if they are at least 14 years old.


  • Zipline
  • Grill-Your-Own-Steak-Night
  • The MAN LOUNGE, featuring March Madness, Root Beer Kegs, and Awesome Food
  • Full Court Gymnasium
  • Bacon
  • Worship Band
  • Paintball
  • Awesome Food
  • Trap Shooting
  • Archery
  • Biblical Teaching
  • Hiking
  • 40ft. Outdoor Climbing Wall
  • Awesome Food
  • Friday Morning Work Projects

Pastors are 50% off!

Just call us and tell us you’re a pastor and we’ll give you the discount code.  We appreciate all you do and would love the chance to help you grow closer to God!

Each men’s weekend will be identical in content and activities, just a different speaker and worship team.  We recommend picking a retreat as a church or men’s ministry and everyone attend together.  So take your pick – either way, you will have a great weekend of spiritual growth and memorable experiences.

Man Camp 1

March 15-17, 2019

Speaker: Tom Harmon

Worship: Jon Hayes

Man Camp 2

March 22-24, 2019

Speaker: Mike Drury

Worship: Jeremey Heavey

Man Camp 3

March 29-31, 2019

Speaker: Nate Hamblin

Worship: Crossroads Band

Man Camp 4

April 5-7, 2019

Speaker: Jake Mills

Worship: Great Oaks Band

Man Camp 5

October 4-6, 2019

Speaker: Nate Hamblin

Worship: Jon Hayes

Sample Schedule


– Arrival and Registration from 6:00-8:00pm
– Session 1


– Personal Devotions
– Breakfast
– Session 2
– Free Time Activities
– Lunch
– Free Time Activities
– Dinner
– Session 3
– Free Time Activities


– Personal Devotions
– Breakfast
– Session
– Departure at 11:00


  • Zipline
  • Archery
  • Trap Shooting ($6 for 12 shots)
  • Canoeing, Kayaking, and Small Boats
  • Steak Cook-Out
  • Dodgeball
  • Climbing Wall
  • High Ropes
  • Paintball ($6 for 2 rounds)
  • Campfires and S’mores
  • Fishing
  • Bacon
  • Coffee Shop
  • Camp Store
  • Game Room


  • T-shirts will be available to purchase throughout the weekend for $14. They cannot be pre-ordered.

What to Pack

  • Clothes and shoes for outdoor activities and for the gym
  • Bible, notebook, pen
  • Flashlight and bug spray
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Spending money for the store

NOTE:  Bedding and towels are only provided to those staying in Bankson Lodge


Cost – $137 per person for standard lodging arrangements or $152 per person for Bankson Lodge housing.

Did you know that pastors are 50% off to our men’s retreat?  Contact us via email or at 269-624-6161 to register.  Just say “I’m a pastor” and tell us a little information about your church and you’ll get a 50% discount!

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

Lodging and Arrangements

Click this button to view pictures of our lodging and arrangementsSee our lodging

Or view our virtual tours to get an interactive 360° view of the rooms.  See Virtual Tours

Promotional Materials

For promotional materials, including videos and handouts, click on the button below!

Promo Page

Before every Man Camp we host a men’s work day on Friday. Men from all over the midwest come together to volunteer their time and effort to various projects around Camp. Each and every year we are blown away by the number of men who come help out during these days. Projects that get done during these weekends help us serve other groups throughout the year and continue to provide us with a platform to share the gospel. Please consider joining us.

If you would like to come for the work day, plan to meet at Miracle Camp at 8:30am on Friday for breakfast. If you live farther away and would like to stay the night on Thursday arrangements can be made – just let our office staff know when you would like to arrive. Lunch and dinner are provided to any men attending the work day.

If you’re planning on coming, please email the Operations Director: Larry organizes the projects for each weekend and would like to know what skills you have, what tools you could bring, etc.

Stay tuned for a list of projects we’ll be working on in 2019.

Thanks for considering this opportunity. We depend on the continuous power and help of The Volunteer to continue our ministry here at Miracle Camp.

Biblical Speaker

These men’s retreats near Illinois, Ohio, and Indiana feature a relevant Bible based speaker that will engage you from God’s word.  The Bible teaching will hopefully inspire you to grow closer to God while you are here.  We take great care in selecting our speakers to make sure that men are challenged by the Bible.

Loads of Food

Let’s just say that we make sure we do plenty of shopping before the weekend!  We know that men love to eat good food.  So we will make sure you don’t go away hungry.  From a grill your own steak night to a bacon room to late night snacks, we’ll make sure you have food that guys love to eat!

Activities Guys Enjoy

This weekend will be full of fun activities that men enjoy doing.  There is a lot of laid back free time so that any type of guy can find something to do.  There’s activities for guys that love the Michigan outdoors, activities for guys that love playing sports, and even activities for guys that want to watch the games.  You’ll find something to do that fits your style.

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I was amazed at the choices and abundance of food. I was blessed to learn that pastors did not receive a cost. Also, what a privilege to spend the weekend there with our three sons.

Man Camp Attendee

Being able to bond with the men from my church in an environment that would recreational, fun, and even challenging in ways was the highlight for me. Shooting a gun was quite exciting as well.

Man Camp Attendee

I just loved the bacon stations and the grill your own steak event. Best men's retreat I have ever attended, for sure.

Man Camp Attendee

Thanks for all your work. I can't place a value on this camp for the amount of change we have seen in our men.

Man Camp Attendee