Work Camps

Planning for a mission trip?

Work Camp

Learn, share, worship, and serve as a partner with Camp Westminster on Higgins Lake next summer! Send us an email to inquire about rates and availability.

Download a Work Group BrochureEmail us for rates and availability

What type of work is there to be done?

There are many service opportunities at Camp Westminster. Groups commonly help with maintenance initiatives such as painting, staining, groundskeeping and raking which help keep Camp Westminster operational and beautiful for those we welcome each year. We have also partnered with Kids Against Hunger and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance to provide additional service opportunities for campers and mission groups. These initiatives give individuals and families affected by hunger or disaster tangible evidence that they matter and that we are working to help them. During a Kids Against Hunger packaging event, your group will package 10,000 meals for hungry families in the U.S. and abroad. Through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and Church World Service, your group can help supply disaster kits made from basic household items. Disaster kits allow you to go to the store for someone who can’t and to make sure someone in the midst of disaster has the supplies they need.

What is Included?

  • Project materials and tools (donations always gladly accepted).
  • The assistance of a knowledgeable and enthusiastic team leader.
  • Yummy meals and cozy lodging at Camp Westminster.
  • 3 group activities of your choice.
  • Lifeguard-supervised swimming in crystal-clear Higgins Lake.
  • Campfire and S’mores.
  • A colorful project t-shirt.


What else can my group do during the week?

  • Swim in crystal clear Higgins Lake before dinner each day
  • Enjoy scrumptious meals in our Dining Hall, with our camp community
  • Toast marshmallows and make s’mores around your own campfire
  • Tackle the Initiatives (for groupbuilding) or the High Ropes Course or the Lighthouse Climb (we provide facilitators)
  • Hike the forested trails, kayak and canoe, or learn the skill of archery
  • Worship in the outdoor chapel overlooking Higgins Lake or walk the labyrinth or Prayer Trail during evening devotions
  • Visit local points of interest, if you choose to do so (Mackinac Island, Hartwick Pines State Park, the Au Sable River)


Where do we stay?

Nestled in among the pines are a variety of comfortable lodging options including waterfront wakeyas, treehouse yurts, a guesthouse, the Holland House in Roscommon and the newly renovated Worthington Lodge.

Why would we want to come to Camp Westminster for a mission trip?

In a nutshell, the work of mission workcamps supports the diverse ministry of Camp Westminster. We care about children and youth intensely, and part of this caring is manifested in the beautiful setting we offer each and every visitor. But, this setting needs regular maintenance and care- more than our staff can keep up with! Consider giving time to a ministry that has touched lives since 1925 and spreads God’s love all over the world (through our international staff and campers!). We promise personal attention, fun times, a serene setting and lots of muscle-building work to stretch and bond your group in new ways!

Want to know more about Camp Westminster’s ministry? Read here.

Thank you for volunteering your time and resources to help us better serve others! For more information about workcamps at Camp Westminster, please call Suzanne Bates, director at 313.341.8969 or email

Download a Work Group BrochureEmail us for rates and availability