Who is The Springs Ministries? This is a good question. You may have just found our web site and you are wondering what or who we are.
The Springs property was purchased in the late 1960’s to run summer Christian youth camps. It started as a small piece of property with a large vision. The camp was first named Gilman Springs. The camp grew and ministered to many people. In the late 1990’s the vision to build a retreat center became a reality. The Robinson Retreat Center was built and put into operation in 2001.
So what are we? Today we have 300 winterized beds at our facility. 160 of those beds are housed in the Robinson Retreat Center in two different sections. In one end of the facility, there are 20 hotel rooms with two full sized beds and their own bathrooms. Also available are bunk rooms and suites. These rooms house multiple people and also have their own private bathroom. The center of the facility houses the dining room and chapel, both with views of the Sugar River . The basement has a large carpeted conference room with additional outlets. This facility is a big hit with our quilting and scrap booking groups.
The camp side of the property (The Springs Camp) gives a more rustic setting. The cedar lined bunk rooms sleep 12 per room with a walk on cement sidewalks to the bathhouse. The Chapel in the Woods is a warm wooden structure that seats over 150. The dining room has beautiful views of the Sugar River and the spring’s ponds where the name comes from.
Good News Camp is located on 175 beautiful wooded acres in Gladwin, Michigan. Since 1945, we have been dedicated to reaching people with the “good news” that Jesus Christ is the only hope in this world.
Now, who are we? The Springs Ministries runs the Robinson Retreat Center, The Springs Camp, and Good News Camp. The Springs Ministries is a youth camp. That is our focus. We exist to develop and deepen relationships with Jesus Christ. During our summer we run 7 different programs. All of our programs are age specific, counselor based programs with a focus on impacting lives for Jesus Christ. We do this by hiring college age students who love God and love to show our campers how to love God also.
Our pricing is very reasonable whether you are looking for a summer camp experience or a tri-season retreat. Call the office and talk to our Director today to learn more about this exciting ministry.
Good News Camp Story is a non-denominational, non-profit, year-round Christian camping and retreat facility located on 175 beautiful wooded acres in Gladwin, Michigan. Since 1945, we have been dedicated to reaching people with the “good news” that Jesus Christ is the only hope in this world. Good News Camp is a place where Jesus is at the heart of our existence and service is the heart of our tradition. It is important to us here at GNC to serve you and make you feel at home while you are here. The broad range of activities we offer includes swimming, water slide, water trampoline, canoeing, kayaking, paintball, mountain biking, archery, riflery, low ropes (team building) course, a game room, and more….
**The Springs Ministries facility’s and property are entirely smoke and alcohol free.