Looking Back on 2015

As 2015 comes to a close it’s easy to be thankful for the big moments of the year. A record number of summer kids campers (919!!!), more scholarship money given away than ever before (close to $40,000), over 400 summer campers saying they made first time commitments or recommitted their lives to Christ. But for Read More

Portage Lake Gift Cards!

PLCBC is proud to now offer gift cards for campers of all ages! These cards can be made up of any amount, and can be used for any camp costs. Registration, cash cards, Cool Beans, camp store, anything! Here’s how it works: 1. Call camp at (231) 889-5911 2. Order a gift card in any Read More

Dr. Jerry Umanos Bike Program

On April 24, 2014 while serving at a local hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dr. Jerry Umanos was killed. Jerry was a long-time Portage Lake camper and staff member. He met his wife, Jan Schuitema at camp and their son Ben also served on staff for many years. One of Jerry’s favorite things was mountain biking. Read More


Snow is here, and has been for a while now. But since we got some fresh snow last night, we thought we would share with you some pictures. Hope you enjoy!    

Lakeside Amphitheater-Complete!

We are thrilled that construction is done on the new Lakeside campfire space. Finishing touches are still to be added such a chairs, movable fire rings for the smaller gathering circles, and most importantly a huge cross behind the stage. Next time you’re at PLCBC we know you will love spending time with friends and Read More