Camp Paradise, Willow's Upper Peninsula summer camp, sets the stage for dads and their kids to make memories together to last a lifetime.
Located in the wilderness of Michigan's Upper Peninsula on the banks of the Tahquamenon River, Camp Paradise is only accessible by boat. The rustic facilities, which utilize wood-burning water heaters, boast an amazing camp kitchen, beautiful new chapel, and unbeatable, star-filled skies. Enjoy the peaceful surrounding without the distractions of wifi or cell signal.
Boys Night Out 2018:
Bring your sons and beat the cabin fever with a night of fun at PrairieStone Sports and Wellness. Enjoy the opportunity to swim, climb the rock wall, throw some dodgeballs, and/or play some basketball with your son(s). Invite your friends, wear your gym shoes, and be prepared to make memories!
Father Daughter Dance 2018:
Join us for a wonderful time of memories, a meal together, crafts, and dancing with your dad and/or daughter(s) at Stonegate Banquet Centre. You can take multiple daughters to one event, or bring each daughter on her own special date with dad! This event provides dads with the opportunity and the tools to build a meaningful memory by spending quality time with their daughters!
(This afternoon event is recommended for girls ages 7 & under)
Camp Paradise began in 1976, when donors—moved by what God can do in young peoples' lives through a Christian camp experience—donated a cabin with 720 acres of land to Willow Creek. Over the next 40 years more divine property purchases resulted in the current spread of 1,000 acres that Camp Paradise inhabits. In fact, it was the first property ever owned by Willow Creek! Thousands of volunteers have since made the 450-mile trek from Willow to camp each spring and fall, constructing and improving the facility to what it is today. Each year, these peaceful and remote grounds house the spring construction/maintenance camps, summertime Father/Daughter and Father/Son camps, and a Camp Paradise Men's Reunion.
Get a taste of Ron & Ellie’s experience with Dads Camp.