Portage Lake Origins: A new blog series!

    Ever wonder where certain things at camp come from?   There are TONS of games, structures, adventure challenges, and traditions that make PLCBC the place that it is today, and we want to find out more about where they came from! About once a week, Portage Lake staffers, campers, and other guest contributors Read More

Getting to PLCBC in 1, 2, 3!

  A week at camp can be one of the most fun times in a child’s early life, but it can also be so much more valuable than that. We know that you, as parents, want your child to become joyful followers of Jesus Christ in a world that desperately needs Him. Portage Lake is a place Read More

When 250+ People Come to a Retreat…

As of right now, there are currently 258 spots filled for our annual Fall Jr. High Retreat this weekend. 258! This is perhaps the biggest programmed youth retreat we have ever had. Camp has close to 300 beds, so don’t worry, no one will have to sleep outside! Knowing that most of those people will Read More


Focus on the process, do the next right thing, and get ROOTED! Anyone who talks to me around this time of year has a hard time not knowing that I am a fan of the Chicago Cubs. If you have not been around to witness the anxiety and lack of sleep that accompanies following playoff Read More

Only 30 Tickets Left!

Are you coming to the very first Portage Lake Bible Camp Gala? If not, here are 10 reasons why you don’t want to miss out on this incredible event! It’s like Family Camp – only shorter and no kids We’re having (wait for it…) Green Dragon for dessert!!! Reconnect with old & new camp friends. Read More