"> Private Retreats – Camp Harvest


Surrounded by spring-fed ponds, picturesque foliage, grazing herds of deer, and nestled in three ridges, we invite you to plan your next ministry retreat at Deer Ridge Training Center, located on more than 600 rolling acres at Camp Harvest in the North Woods of Michigan about an hour north of Grand Rapids.

Camp Harvest is available to churches and ministry teams that are looking for a unique setting for multi-day retreats, training, team building, and meetings. We offer two facilities.

Lake House

Designed for smaller groups or families in a house setting. The Lake House features:

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 5 bathrooms
  • 2 full, eat-in kitchens
  • large great room—living room/family room/dining room
  • expansive deck overlooking a pond
  • in-ground swimming pool with Jacuzzi tub (in season)
  • pond includes a dock, canoe, kayak, paddleboat, fishing poles

Sleeps 18. The Lake House offers a mix of king and queen beds in five bedrooms plus a large dorm-like room.

Main level
1 Master king bedroom with large private, full bath
1 king bedroom with shared bath
2 queen bedrooms with private baths

Lower level
1 king bedroom with shared bath
1 dorm-like room featuring 1 queen bed, 2 sets of bunk beds, lounge area with television
full, eat-in kitchen

Your stay includes access to the kitchen with basic utensils and dinnerware, bed linens, towels, snacks, drinks, and use of a golf cart. No housekeeping services provided.

The Lake House provides a beautiful, quiet, pastoral personal retreat from the stress and pressures of ministry. Designed for pastors, missionaries, and staff in full-time Christian ministry. This amazing home allows us to come alongside co-laborers in Christ by providing a place for individual spiritual growth, physical rest, and restoration.

House Rules
No pets, no smoking, no alcohol.
Check-in after 3:00 PM and check-out by 11:00 AM.

Training Center

Designed for larger groups. This two-story facility includes:

  • 1 private suite with private bath
  • 1 private bedroom with a queen-sized bed
  • 2 bedrooms with queen-sized beds and 4 sets of bunk beds
  • 1 bedroom with 2 sets of bunk beds
  • 1 bedroom with a queen-sized bed and 2 sets of bunk beds
  • 2 toilet rooms
  • 2 bathrooms upstairs with 2 toilets, 2 sinks, and 2 showers each
  • training/teaching/meeting area fits up to 50
  • 2 fireplaces
  • kitchenette

Sleeps up to 34 people in shared spaces.


Interested? Complete the form below and we will follow up with you. And start planning your retreat.