“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity,  faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.”  ~Galatians 5: 22















Help Preserve Presbyterian Camps at Saugatuck, Mich.

Lead and Learn


Your financial help is urgently needed to preserve the mission and programming of the beloved Presbyterian Camps in Saugatuck, Michigan


After two years of negotiations, the Presbytery of Chicago approved the sale of the Saugatuck Camps to Lakeshore Christian Camping, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, formed by the former Camp Oversight and Development Committee of seven elders and pastors from the Chicago Presbytery, most of whom have their American Camps Association certification.


The future vision of Lakeshore Christian Camping is to work in partnership with the Presbytery of Chicago to secure, maintain, and expand the mission of our Christian faith, preserve the environmental sanctuary of the camps’ half-mile beach front and 125 acres of mature forest and dunes, and establish a conservation conservancy in the future.

The camps contain three separate campgrounds, each with dining facilities and cabins or platform tents and are available for all ages in the Presbytery and other organizations. They are accredited by the American Camps Association.


The time is short as the Presbytery needs the proceeds from the sale of the camps to pay off loans by the middle of August 2010.

Lakeshore Christian Camping is working to secure financing through donations, pledges, and guaranteed bank loans in order to meet the August deadline and preserve the camp.

Your gift now OR pledge of support will
help them know they can count on you
in the future.

Please consider your financial help today by making your contribution or pledge. There are several ways to make a tax-deductible charitable donation to Lakeshore Christian Camping:

  • Click here to make a secure online gift through the Lakeshore Christian Camping website
  • Mail your contribution to:

    Lakeshore Christian Camping
    PO Box 306
    Lombard, IL 60148

  • Bring your check to church. Make sure to write "Lakeshore Christian Camping" on your check.
  • Pledge your financial support over 1, 2, or 3 years. The 2010 portion of the pledge will be called in early August 2010.

Presbyterian Camps is a holy place set apart to celebrate creation, renew the spirit, nurture faith, and build community. It is a place where all are welcome to come and grow in faith. To see how Christian camping has touched the lives of so many and why it is so important to preserve this retreat, take a look at the following videos.


For more information, please contact Joyce or Bob Dunn at 847-492-7750 or by e-mail to BobJoyce209@aol.com, or contact the church office at 847-256-3010 or by e-mailing us at office@fpc-wilmette.org.