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Camp Paradise

It’s not too late to get on a Wait List!

If you registered during the previous request period and have not seen either a spot or waitlist confirmation, please contact the Camp office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 224-512-1865. If you have not submitted a request yet, you can still get on a wait list for the 2016 season. The wait lists are much shorter for the Father Son Sessions. To join one, please click “Make Request” below.

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The wait list is first-come first serve so get your request in soon. Please note that it doesn’t always matter where you are on the wait list; what matters most is remaining available as long as possible. We do get late/last-minute cancellations in most sessions, especially as camp time draws near.

If you have already received a spot at Camp or if you are already on a wait list, please be patient with us as we finalize the details and continue to fill all of the spots in each camp. If you are looking for a ride to Camp or you have extra spots in your vehicle, please put up a posting on our carpool connection.

The magnetic draw of a crackling campfire, the gentle lap of a river on a sandy shore, the sounds of crickets, birds, and rustling leaves in towering trees—all these and more create a setting where life slows down, relationships grow deeper, and God's quiet whispers can be heard.

This is Camp Paradise. Located 20 miles north of Newberry, on the eastern side of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Willow Creek's rustic campground sits on the banks of the gentle Tahquamenon River and is only accessible by boat. Camp Paradise has no running water or electricity, and offers wood-burning water heaters, bucket showers, and bright, star-filled skies.

The camp began in 1976, when donors—moved by what God can do in young peoples' lives through a Christian camp experience—donated a cabin with 1,000 acres of land to WIllow Creek. Thousands of volunteers have since made the 450-mile trek from Willow to camp each spring, constructing and improving the original facility to what it is today: Chapel, twelve cabins, main dining hall, pavilion, longhouse and two high-adventure courses.

Each year, these peaceful and remote grounds house the spring construction/maintenance camps, summertime Dad/Daughter and Dad/Son camps, and a Camp Paradise men's reunion.


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