Camp Douglas Smith is a historic lakefront property equipped to handle your getaway. College athletic teams, families, and innovative thinkers are all part of our guest list. Lets talk about making our property the destination for your event. 


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Our Piece of Paradise

Camp Douglas Smith sits on 75 wooded acres on the shore of Hamlin Lake, 5,000 acre man-made lake with loads of fish and beautiful sunsets.

Some of our amenities include:

  • Various rustic cabins, sleeping up to 70 individuals total
  • Swimming hole
  • Boat launch
  • New bathhouses with showers
  • Meeting hut
  • Communal mess hall
  • brand new industrial kitchen
  • WiFi
  • Rental canoes and rowboats
  • Bonfire pit

For more information about the camp or to book your next event, contact us today. We look forward to seeing you soon.


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Your Desitination

Camp Douglas Smith offers the perfect setting for a week-long retreat or a single-day conference. Since 1916, countless religious, educational, nonprofit and service organizations have unplugged and reconnected at this camp down beside Hamlin Lake.

Whether you're looking for a place for your family reunion, a work-related training program, or school field trip, Camp Douglas Smith has lots to offer. 

We're versatile. If you are looking to use some beautiful property, contact us :) 

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Our Events: Outdoor & Educational

We are currently in the process of planning all sorts of exciting outdoor/educational events for the summer of 2019. 

Stay tuned for some of our upcoming events:

  • Educational day camps
  • Weekend backpacking trip
  • Mini-triathlon
  • Weekend kayaking trip
  • Paintball tournament
  • Nature photography class


Our Mission

Our mission is to use Camp Douglas Smith for the purpose of education, outdoor recreation, and giving individuals as well as families in the community a place to escape their everyday business