About Lake Louise

Anchored in ministry through annual overnight summer camps, year-round retreats, and a 126 family cottage community, Lake Louise offers an incredible place to disconnect from the world and reconnect with yourself. 

Amenities

Newly constructed in 2014 to 2017, Lake Louise has nine luxuriously rustic cabins available. Each cabin is equipped with 2 full private bathrooms and a wall AC unit to keep campers comfortable while here. 

Campers will also have the ability to utilize Strong Chapel, the waterfront with kayaks and other beach activities, athletic fields for softball, soccer, and volleyball, courts for gaga ball, 9 Square, and basketball, places to relax, trails for hiking, an outdoor amphitheater with firepit overlooking the lake, and multiple firepits for roasting marshmallows and sharing stories around the campfire!

For more information about camp amenities and dietary services, visit the Lake Louise website by clicking the button below!

The prayer labyrinth outside of Strong Chapel
A look inside the cabins where campers stay
The boat house which houses several kayaks, canoes, and the shark
An outside view of the cabins where campers will stay for the week.

History

As the logging era in Northern Michigan waned and Great Depression descended upon the United States, the Horner family of Eaton Rapids, MI held approximately 5,500 acres of “stump land” surrounding a spring-fed lake in Northern Michigan.

In 1934, the Horner family approached their pastor, Rev. Stanley Niles, desiring to give these lands away. Together, the Horners and Rev. Niles envisioned a youth camp and cottage sites for clergy families surrounding the lake.

They created Lake Louise Christian Community, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, to receive the gift and hold the land in trust for the two United Methodist Michigan conferences, and by extension, all Michigan Methodists. Yet, our ministry transcends traditional Christian denominational lines, welcoming all persons of Christian faith, and seeks to offer an environment in which all persons feel welcome, regardless of faith tradition.

The transformational camping experiences of children, youth, and adults of the Methodist Church linger in their memories and continue forming their lives and faith long after they leave.

To learn more about the History and beginning of Christian camping at Lake Louise, click the button on the left. 

Work at
Lake Louise!

We get it. Lake Louise is pretty amazing and some people want to spend more than one week in this place people often call "Heaven on Earth." The good news is, there is a way! Lake Louise is currently hiring staff for its Summer 2022 Camping season! Interested? Click the button below to apply!