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.
The initial request period for Dads Camp 2018 is now over, but you can still submit a request for any remaining spots. There are currently openings in Father Son Session 4 and Father Son Session 5. If there aren't any spots available in the session(s) you request, you'll be added to the waitlist.
Get a taste of Ron & Ellie’s experience with Dads Camp.
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.
Have you been to Camp Paradise? Consider marking the moment through a brick in the chapel vision patio.