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About Camp Westminster



Through the wonder of creation, the rich abundance of inclusiveness, and the challenge of adventure, Camp Westminster on Higgins Lake creates community and extends hospitality where all people experience the love of God.

We believe:

  • The purpose of camp is to develop independent, strong, and resilient young adults through the development of life skills.

  • Being unplugged and out in nature for the duration of a camp session gives children and youth a sense of well-being that lasts all year round.

  • A well-trained, nurturing and fun staff who are committed to each camper and to Christ is invaluable. We hire a diverse staff who will care for and lovingly challenge your child each day of camp.

  • Spiritual formation is a crucial part of each person’s faith journey.

  • Earthcare is vitally important! We employ the “Leave No Trace” ethic both at Camp Westminster and on all of our trips.



Camp Westminster on Higgins Lake has been a vital ministry of Westminster Church of Detroit since 1925. To learn more about Camp Westminster’s history, you can read the The Touch of Influence, which was published on the occasion of the camp’s 75th anniversary. It’s a 247-page hardcover, wonderfully written and illustrated with over 300 photos of camp from 1925-2000. There is also an addendum, published July 2005, with more images and memories from 1925-2005.

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