Every life impacted for Christ. 


Portage Lake invites campers to step out of their daily routines and into a Christ-centered community built around REAL fun, REAL faith, and REAL friendship in an unforgettable setting.


We believe that our unique camp environment is an ideal setting for our guests to experience Christ-centered learning and living. Since 1946, Portage Lake has been synonymous with changing lives. Our exciting camp programs are just the thing for children, families and young adults. Portage Lake’s conference facilities and Retreat Center are ideal for reunions, school groups, retreats, business meetings, worship gatherings, conferences and much more. Our hope is that Portage Lake will become an uplifting and integral part of your group’s development.

Portage Lake is set along the beautiful, wooded shoreline of northwest Michigan. The over 60-acre property includes a private sandy beach, 40 acres of trails and adventure courses, as well as our numerous meeting and lodging facilities.  Northern Michigan provides all ranges of weather conditions for our guests to play in, and each season brings new activities with it.  We enjoy tailoring our services to meet the needs of your group.

It is our desire that our guests are presented with the Truth and leave camp hungry for a deeper spiritual walk and significance.  We want people to see Jesus for who He really is and challenge Christians to impact the cultures around them.  Most importantly, we want to make you feel comfortable, informed and at ease, so that God can do His work!