The bulk of our schedule is dedicated to Family ministry – with nine Family Week Retreats throughout each summer. Whether you attend as your own individual family unit or with friends or extended family, our Family Week Retreats offer each family the opportunity to rest, play and grow closer to each other and to Christ within Christian community.
At Camp Arcadia Teen Retreats, our ministry goal is to assist, encourage, and challenge teens – to live and grow as God’s people – in a Christian community. Camp Arcadia has two teen weeks each year. The teen retreats offered, are the alpha and omega teen retreats, which happen at the beginning of the season. The Alpha Teen Retreat is directed towards teens going into 8th, 9th, or 10th grade. The Omega Teen Retreat is directed towards teens going into 11th, 12th, or recent graduates.
Fall Confirmation Retreats:
At the Camp Arcadia Fall Confirmation Retreats, our ministry goal is to assist, encourage, and challenge teens – to live and grow as God’s people – in a Christian Community. Camp Arcadia offers three Fall Confirmation Retreats for 7th and 8th grades in October.
Camp Arcadia has multiple retreats directed specifically for adults. The first of the season, we host our Summer Starter Retreat (formerly known as Golf and the Gospel). As the season continues, after the Family Week Retreats, we offer two women’s retreats, two men’s retreats, our Lutherhostel retreat catered to guests 60 years and older. The Summer Starter and Lutherhostel retreats are each a week long, and the men’s and women’s retreats are weekend getaways at Camp.
Worship is integral to the Camp Arcadia experience. Whether you are here for a weekend or a week, you will have time to worship together. We have evening vesper services at the Chapel on the Beach, an outdoor worship space overlooking Lake Michigan. We also offer candlelit, contemplative worship called Arcadia Evening Prayer. Sunday morning worship during the summer usually takes place at Trinity Lutheran Church in the village of Arcadia, a short walking distance from the Camp.
The Kingdom of God affirms the dignity and value of all people regardless of their capacities. We honor guests with special needs and their families by creating opportunities tailored to them to be renewed in, “Spirit, Mind, and Body.” Camp Arcadia’s Respite Program assigns caring staff that will work to carry out a plan as defined by conversations with each family. If you are interested or would like more information about this program please contact the Camp Arcadia office.