Dads Camp

Camp is a five-day retreat designed for dads and their kids to create rich memories together.

Camp Paradise offers quality teaching, focused one-on-one time with your child, and adventurous activities that can deepen your relationships and spiritual perspective. Bring your son or daughter to conquer the 50-foot climbing tower, wake up early to canoe along the Tahquamenon River, explore our hiking trails, learn to shoot at our archery/bb gun range, and enjoy the evening campfires. There are an abundance of fun camp activities to experience together.




How to Register for Camp

The registration request period will be held during spring 2022. During this time you can submit a request for a spot at Camp with your child. Our registration system is a random selection lottery, so you'll be notified by the end of April if you receive the spot(s) you requested, at which time you'll need to submit the full payment for the session. For more information, please check out our FAQ's



Scholarship Policy

Camp Paradise has a scholarship fund to make sure everyone has a chance to attend, regardless of finances. If you are in need of scholarship assistance, please complete the form below. We will do our best to assist you!





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With no electricity and no running water, Camp Paradise is not for the faint of heart. There are hand pump wells, wood-burning water heaters, and Camp Paradise original bucket showers. Clean, comfortable cabins are outfitted with bunk beds and shelves for you and your child to have your own space among your cabin mates. The state-of-the-art kitchen and dining room are in the Lodge, where three delicious home-cooked meals are served each day. Camp Paradise’s Pavillion serves as our camp store and our game room. While dads are experiencing solitude, kids can craft and learn in our Longhouse with their friends and leaders. Every morning, all of camp gathers together in our Chapel—the most beautiful building on the Tahquamenon River. It is a quarter-mile walk from our Lodge, the perfect place to worship, celebrate, and reflect.

Dads Camps are available for fathers to bring their son or daughter (ages 8–12). Come and experience an adventure that will give you a foundation for a growing relationship to last a lifetime.


The time and space away with a son or daughter provides dads with moments to reflect on their  vital role as fathers.

Camp Paradise


Curtis VandenBos
(224) 512-2157

Susan VandenBos
(224) 512-1815

Deana Liggett

Tahquamenon River
McMillan Township, MI
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