Our Setting & Facilities
Camp Arcadia is nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan – surrounded by beautiful forests and small town living. With the simple charms of a resort built in the 1920s, Camp’s setting invites guests to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in order to reconnect with God and each other.
Enjoy your morning cup of coffee on the front porch accompanied by sweeping lakefront views, play all day in Northern Michigan summer temperatures (70-80*), watch God’s artistry in the sky as you watch the sunset over Lake Michigan, and feel the lake breezes through your window as you drift off to sleep. Camp Arcadia gives you the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of God’s creation to the fullest with your family and friends.
Camp Arcadia is set on 110 acres of lakefront and woodland property, nestled in northwestern Michigan dune and orchard country. Our facilities include a basketball court, tennis courts, baseball/soccer field, a low ropes course, a Craft Shop, nature activities, hiking trails, shuffleboard courts, and an expanse of shoreline for exploring and enjoying.
Camp’s three main buildings are located around a central patio area on the Lake Michigan shoreline. All buildings have ramps and are wheelchair accessible.
Our recreational spaces include a basketball court, tennis courts (where we play tennis, volleyball, pickleball and square and line dance), softball/soccer field, a low ropes course, a Craft Shop, an indoor game room (ping-pong, billiards, foosball), hiking trails, shuffleboard courts, nearby biking trails, and an expanse of Lake Michigan shoreline for swimming, kayaking, stand up paddling, and relaxing.
The Wigwam Building is the main administrative building at Camp, housing the Office, old-fashioned soda shop (called the Trading Post), and game room (called the Round Up). The Office is where guests can settle balances upon arrival, bring their hospitality inquiries and questions, and borrow sporting equipment. In the Round Up, guests can enjoy ping pong tables, billiards, foosball, indoor bowling & shuffleboard, card tables and a piano. Additional quiet space is also provided for reading or puzzles. In the Trading Post, guests can enjoy an afternoon soda, find Camp Arcadia merchandise, or treat the family to ice cream after an evening of activities.
The Assembly building is Camp’s oldest building, first constructed in 1923 as Camp’s only building. It currently houses the Caemmerer lecture hall, where the Dean & Lecturer’s Program happens each morning, a coffee lounge that features a spectacular archives exhibit on Camp’s history, a nursery and the Ark (our preschool program).
Guests stay in our 44-room Inn or in one of five cottages located a short distance from the central resort area. The Inn, built in 1925 and refurbished in 1999, features 40 ‘traditional’ Inn rooms and four ‘private bath’ Inn rooms with lake and wood side views. All rooms have a sink, mirror, beds, dresser, and shelving units. Private bath Inn rooms also have toilet and tub/shower combination, and are second floor rooms. Most Inn rooms have either a queen and a bunk bed or two queen or double-size beds. Some rooms accommodate more people. Very clean, shared bathrooms are conveniently located up and down the hallways. First-floor rooms and bathrooms are handicapped accessible. Children under 15 are housed with their parents; teens 15 and older have the opportunity to share same-gender rooms. The Inn also houses a central lobby and our dining room and kitchen facilities.
Oak Street Cottages
Cottage guests have access to their cottage kitchenette (with limited cooking and eating utensils, a small refrigerator and range), dining area, living area, and private bathroom space in each cottage. Linens are provided as well as fresh towels upon request; however you should bring your own hand towels and beach towels. Cottage guests eat all meals in the Inn dining room. Cottages do not have a telephone, radio or TV. They do have heat.