Down beside Hamlin Lake, there's a place I long to be...
Camp Douglas Smith. Blending Nature and Education Since 1916
Unplug to Reconnect at Camp Douglas Smith
Our rustic charm and comfortable surroundings await your arrival. At Camp Douglas Smith, we have something for everyone. Retreat to a chair overlooking beautiful Hamlin Lake, go for a stroll on one of the trails that connect to the Manistee National Forest, swim in the crystal clear water, challenge your friends to a canoe race or simply sit by the fire and roast tonight’s dinner.
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.
It's Time To Get Away
Clearing your mind and changing your work environment is vital to productivity and your health. You must rest not only your body, but also your mind and soul. We have created a place for groups and individuals to escape the hectic stress of everyday life and unplug to reconnect.
If you have been to a retreat, workshop or camp, you understand the importance of getting away. Camp Douglas Smith provides the perfect location for groups to bond, plan, learn and play in a setting free of normal distractions. We also can serve as your personal escape.
Throughout your stay at Camp Douglas Smith you can expect to enjoy activities like hiking, boating, fishing, tennis, volleyball, late night bon-fires, star gazing boat tours and much more.
Our Piece of Paradise
Camp Douglas Smith sits on 75 wooded acres on the shore of Hamlin Lake. Currently, five acres of the property are developed with 32 buildings including a meeting hut, a communal mess hall and rustic cabins.
Brand new showers and bathrooms have just been completed as well as a brand new industrial kitchen meant to cook for groups of any size. The camp is designed to sleep up to 120 guests.
For more information about the camp or to book your next event, contact us today. We look forward to seeing you soon.