Ready for The Ultimate Family Vacation?

We’re all about Family Camp: activities designed for the whole family, age-specific teaching during each session, family assistants, a night set aside for parents and adults to spend time together, and much more. Family Camp is packed with fun from land to water.

Life Action Camp is situated on 175 acres of forest, meadows, and sandy beaches for you to explore. Some of the highlights are our large water toys, including the Rocket, the Jungle Joe, and the Blob. We also have plenty of other activities off the water to ensure that everyone has their fill of fun.

See for Yourself How AWesome Family Camp Is . . .

Family Camp Registration

For more information and available dates, contact Guest Services at 269-695-2191 or

2018 Family Camp Schedule

Dates Speaker
May 28 – June 2 Tom Harmon (read bio)  (@TomHarmon) Register Now
June 4-9 Tom Harmon (read bio)  (@TomHarmon) Register Now
June 11-16 Shane Black  (read bio) (@DrAShaneBlack) Register Now
June 18-23 Dan Jarvis (read bio) (@danjarvisus) Register Now
June 25-30 Jeremiah Canfield (read bio) (@JeremiahJabez) Register Now
July 2-7 Steve Canfield (read bio) (@stevecanfield6) Register Now
July 9-14 Mark Vroegop (read bio) (@MarkVroegop) Register Now
July 16-21 Jimmy Herdklotz (read bio) | Brent Paulus (read bio) Register Now
July 23-28 Mike Lee (read bio) (@MichaelHLeeJr) Register Now
July 30 – August 4 Ben Slenk (read bio) (@BenSlenk) Register Now
August 6-11 Gregg Simmons (read bio) (@greggmsimmons) Register Now
August 13-18 Ryan Loveing (read bio) (@RLoveing) Register Now
Aug 31 – Sept 3
Labor Day Weekend
Dan Jarvis (read bio) (@danjarvisus)     (view weekend rates) Register Now

2018 Family Camp Fees

Accommodations Occupancy Flat Rate* Per Guest*
13 – Adult
Cottage Up to 10 guests $3500 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cottage Suite Up to 10 guests $3150 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Chalet Up to 10 guests $3150 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Hilltop Suite Up to 10 guests $3000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Hilltop 2 adults, 3 children N/A $450 $285 $250 $60
Guestroom Up to 13 guests N/A $410 $265 $220 $60
5th Wheel Trailer 2 adults, 4 children N/A $410 $265 $220 $60
Cabin 2 adults, 6 children N/A $340 $235 $200 $60
RV Site N/A N/A $310 $185 $170 $55
Tent Site N/A N/A $235 $165 $140 $40

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*Per week, meals included

Family Camp Registration

For more information and available dates, contact Guest Services at 269-695-2191 or

Frequently Asked Questions

Bibles and notebooks, *bedding for children, *bath towels, swimsuits, beach towels, casual clothes, jacket or sweater, tennis shoes, water shoes, suntan lotion, sunglasses, and a heart open to God.

What about bikes? You are welcome to bring your bikes. (Don’t forget your helmets!)

*Cottage, Chalet, and Hilltop Suite accommodations provide all bedding and bath towels.
Yes. We will provide sheets, blankets, and pillows for the queen beds (for parents). We ask that you bring sleeping bags or sheets and blankets, along with pillows, for bunk beds (for children). We also ask that you bring bath towels for everyone. Please consider bringing additional towels for use at the lake.

A limited supply of bed rails and pack-n-plays are available for your convenience. Please request prior to your arrival.

**For Cottage, Chalet, and Hilltop Suite guests, all bedding and towels are provided!

Please feel free to dress casually for all meetings. Wednesday night is set aside as Breakaway, a date night for the parents. While everything is still casual, you may want to dress well enough to impress your date.

In the summer, the weather is usually warm (upper 70s and 80s) during the day, but sometimes cool (50s) in the mornings and evenings, so you’ll want to bring a light jacket or sweatshirt. You may want to bring some old sneakers and clothing for certain activities or for a rainy day. Be sure to prepare for insects by bringing insect repellent, avoiding perfumes, and avoiding light-colored clothing in the evenings.

For your convenience, we have coin-operated laundry facilities on the property.

As for a Dress Code … we desire to provide an atmosphere of modesty and decency that is in line with biblical principles, but we also recognize it is the husband/father’s responsibility to determine his family’s dress standards. While we rejoice in the freedom we have in Christ, we ask that discretion and deference be the ruling factors in your choice of clothing worn at camp.

Every afternoon is open for family recreation. Many people choose to spend this time around the waterfront. We have a sandy beach, BLOB, three other Aquaglide inflatables, and a ski boat. Every family gets a free half hour for our driver to take you tubing on the lake. If there are extra slots open, you can sign up for another half hour for $30.

Your family may arrive after 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday. The first thing on the schedule is Monday’s supper at 5:30 p.m. Saturday breakfast at 8:30 a.m., and farewells are the final official Family Camp activities.
A typical day at family camp looks like this:

8:30–9:00 a.m. Breakfast
10:00 a.m. Chapel Session
12:30–1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:30–5:30 p.m. Free time with optional family activities
5:30 p.m. Supper
7:00 p.m. Chapel Session
Snack/Activity following the session
You may arrive on Sunday after 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The cost for early arrival is $175 for Cottages, Chalet, and Hilltop Suites, $125 for Hilltop, Guestroom, Cabin, and RV Sites. This fee includes Sunday night lodging and breakfast and lunch on Monday for your entire family. Please email/call and let us know that you are planning to arrive early.
Our food service staff prepares meals that are nutritious, tasty, and kid friendly. Besides the chosen menu for the day, we offer a full salad bar, a sandwich bar, and a variety of drink options. There is also a snack shop on site that features hand-dipped ice cream, candy bars, and bottled drinks.

If you have a specific food allergy, we will do what we can to help you. Please contact us before your week of camp so that our food service staff can properly plan to take care of you.

We usually have enough staff to provide an assistant for each family with children ages 0–9 (If for some reason we are not able to provide a family assistant to your family, we will notify you prior to your week of family camp). Family assistants can be involved with your family as much or as little as you desire. Oftentimes, helping families with small children through the meal line is an important role for a family assistant. Many families love their assistant so much that, by the end of the week, they practically adopt them into their own families, especially when they see what great role models they are and how they encourage children to obey their parents.
Initial deposits are $150 ($250 for flat rate units).
A second deposit is required in October, of $150 ($250 for flat rate units).
A final confirmation deposit is required in March of $300 ($500 for flat rate units).

*At any point you register after one of the scheduled deposits, your initial deposit and the subsequent deposit(s) are combined.

Please note: All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Family Camp is designed so you can pick and choose what you would like to do. We schedule many things simply to provide a wide range of options. Some families even leave the campus for the afternoon to visit local attractions. The only thing we ask is that you attend the chapel sessions each day.
Many times the laptop can be a distraction, pulling your mind back to work or hobbies that normally steal time from your family. However, we understand that there are some situations that require wireless Internet. The Lodge, Tabernacle, and some of our family units have free wi-fi. You can ask at the office for a password that will give access to our wireless network.
Fifteen minutes before the daily services, our Nursery (0–24 months) and Sonshine Club (ages 2–3) will open. Even at the Sonshine Club level, we believe that your children are learning many things. Going beyond babysitting, your children will hear a Bible story, then play games, have snacks, and sing songs that keep reminding them of that story, reinforcing the lesson with all of the senses.

Happy Heart City (ages 4 through 1st grade) and Base Camp (2nd through 5th grades) attend the first part of the service with you. It is important for them to see the honor that Dad and Mom give to God, and it’s good for them to enter into worship with you. Before the main teaching begins, they will be dismissed to their clubs, where our children’s ministers will use their gifts to engage your children with age-appropriate skits, games, and Bible lessons.

The Youth (6th through 12th grades) are usually dismissed at this same time for teaching that addresses their needs and shows them answers contained in Scripture. Sometimes they are invited to remain in the adult sessions, depending on the material being covered.

During Breakaway (formerly Date Night), all the children come to the Tabernacle for a picnic while the parents have a quiet meal at the Lodge. After the children eat, they may go on a hayride, make a craft, or go on a hike. Then they have a session in their clubs. The youth leaders usually have some outrageous activities planned for this occasion. All of this activity gives the parents a few hours to enjoy each other’s company without worrying about the children.

You can enjoy the entire week without spending anything beyond your camp fee.
The only things with extra cost are optional.
* As previously mentioned, there is a snack shop, coin laundry, and extra sessions on the ski boat.
* There is a new line of Life Action Camp apparel each year.
* Most of the local attractions have entry fees.
Of course, service dogs are always welcome, but to ensure the comfort and safety of all, please leave your pets at home. Our entire campus is also alcohol- and smoke-free.