Photo Credit: Peter Hellberg

Relax and Recharge 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 weeklong retreat or a single day conference. Since 1916, countless religious, educational, nonprofit and service organizations have unplugged and reconnected at the camp down beside Hamlin Lake.


Photo Credit: Mitya Ku

It's Time To Get Away

Studies have shown that clearing your mind and changing your work environment is vital to productivity and your overall health. You must rest not only your body, but also your mind and soul. We have created a place for groups or individuals to withdraw from the hectic stress of everyday life and recharge.

If you have been to a retreat, workshop or camp, you understand the impact getting away can have. Camp Douglas Smith provides the perfect locations for groups to bond, plan, learn and play in a setting free of normal distractions.

Throughout your stay at Camp Douglas Smith, we will infuse nature and all the camp has to offer. Activities include hiking, boating, fishing, tennis, volleyball, late night bon fires and star gazing boat tours to name a few.  

Because of its location, we also have access to Ludington State Park, Manistee National Forest, Nordhouse Dunes wilderness area and Lake Michigan.

 Come and stay!


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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 the Trip Hut, a communal mess hall and personal cabins. 

Renovations are currently underway on the showers and bathrooms, mess hall and Trip Hut. The camp is designed to sleep up to 120 guests, counselors and staff.

Today Camp Douglas Smith hosts youth groups, track teams and scout troops every summer with over 350 children and young adults enjoying the camp.

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