Grace Adventures Retreats

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Grace wants to partner with you to create a dynamic retreat!

Are you looking for a beautiful setting to host your next group event? Grace Adventures combines dynamic activities, with gorgeous facilities, and settings to create a one of a kind Retreat! An experienced staff is available to help with any needs your group may have. From set-up help to planning your whole retreat, the Grace staff brings professionalism and many years of event experience, ensuring your group has a successful retreat!


Plan Your Own Retreat

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Grace Adventures Youth Retreats

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Grace Adventures Adult Retreats

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We host groups that include:

  • Church youth and adult retreats
  • School groups
  • Sports Teams
  • Pastor / board planning sessions
  • Couples retreats
  • Family retreats
  • Adventure education
  • Leadership training and seminars
  • Band camps
  • And More...


Grace Adventures is an interdenominational, evangelical camp. Our facilities are open to groups who agree to abide by the guidelines set forth by the camp.

If you are interested in bringing a group, please contact Brian VanTimmeren for more information about availability and pricing.

Training Programs

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At Grace Adventures, we believe a leader is not necessarily a person who holds some formal position, but one who is able to effect positive change for the betterment of the community, and the world. We believe all people are potential leaders. We believe one life can change the world.

Grace works with youth, adult, businesses, teams, and more. Our highly adaptable programs are geared to meet your team where you're at, and help take you to the next level.


Upcoming Events

Empowerment Coaching Clinic - October 29-30, 2014

This Empowerment Coaching clinic will give you hands-on experience with others that are desiring to be better leaders and coaches for Christian men and women. You will learn how to better listen, ask questions, and collaboratively problem-solve. This training will give you a new lens on leadership.

Learn More Here



Additional Info on Trainings:

Speaker and Trainer Bios: Ben VanderKodde and Tim Hertzler

Why Facilitated Training Works

Reviews on our Trainings (Coming soon!)



For more information about Trainings or how to start yours, please contact Tim Hertzler

Get Involved

Has Grace Adventures made a difference in your or a loved one's life? Are you interested in joining the team and getting more involved. There are so many ways that we can use your help to keep moving into the future.

First and foremost please pray for Grace Adventures. Consider becoming a prayer partner to receive monthly updates on the ministry and prayer requests.

Four ways to get involved:

  • Time - Summer staff and volunteers are crucial to our program.
  • Talent - Do you have a special skill or trade that you'd like to offer?  We probably have a special project.
  • Testimony - Did you have a great experience? Pass it along to your friends and decision makers you know.
  • Treasure - Financial support is crucial to help scholarship the ever-increasing number of campers who need help, as well as fund the capital projects that help keep the facilities at Grace top notch.

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GA knows two things: Jesus and Kids! We could not express a better opportunity for kids to have a blast and learn about the Lord while doing it. GA teaches people that knowing the Lord is vital and wonderful. - Grace Adventures Camper Mom

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Paradise Ranch

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Paradise Ranch is a ministry dedicated to impacting people with Jesus by building Christ-like character through quality horsemanship programs. In short, it is a place where horses and lives meet for the glory of God!


About Paradise Ranch

Paradise Ranch consists of a herd of approximately 40 saddle horses, four draft horses used for wagon rides, three outdoor arenas, and 360 acres of trails. The Ranch also has three-season housing, a central bathhouse, giant firepit, and Mercantile dining/meeting facility located at our Western themed Frontier Village.


Paradise Ranch Programs

Paradise Ranch operates year-round with 10 weeks of Summer Camp that serves and impacts hundreds of campers each summer. Check out the Paradise Ranch Summer Camp page for information on the perfect summer camp for your child.


The Ranch also specializes in customized retreats for Girl Scout troops, schools, 4H groups, homeschool groups, businesses, churches, women's groups, and professional horsemanship groups. With a variety of horse-related activities to enjoy such as: Trail Rides, Wagon Rides, Arena Lessons and Games, Cattle Sorting and Herding, Team Building, and much more, your group will have fun and grow closer together. Whether you are looking for an hour experience or a multi-day retreat, the Staff at Paradise Ranch will work to make your stay enjoyable and fulfilling.


Paradise Ranch also offers a unique teaching and interactive demonstrations called Parable of the Horse. These demonstrations, done on our site or off-campus at your desired location, combines horse training with educational, spiritual, and/or leadership building lessons. Our trained staff will show how working a horse through different obstacles and maneuvers relates directly to issues and responses we face in our every day lives.

Contact Us

 Contact us today for information on we can serve you at Paradise Ranch. Please call 231-873-3662 or e-mail Brian VanTimmeren at  


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Grace Adventures Christian Family Campground


Grace Adventures is embarking on an exciting journey to train up a generation of leaders and strengthen families with God's truth so that they can impact their world with Jesus Christ. Because God is in the business of transforming lives, so are we. We believe the best way to make the greatest difference is to train and equip others through our on-campus ministries and our off-campus trainings, thus expanding our reach to thousands throughout West Michigan and beyond.

The urgency of this effort comes not only as we strive to bring the message of Jesus Christ to seekers but as we work to encourage believers who are navigating through all the noise and confusion of this dark world. We believe young people and families are being bombarded in unprecedented ways, and that now more than ever, our world needs leaders who will rise up and be the voice calling in the wilderness. Now more than ever we need strong families who will teach Christian values and develop skills so that they can develop a Godly home and raise up Godly children.

Grace Adventures Family Campground will be a fully-equipped, full service activtiy facility catering to families. Grace will offer family building programs for all ages.


Family Campground Features

  • 168 Sites - Allowing for more than 1,200 families each summer
  • Larger sites creating space for family activities
  • Over 60 lots on the waterfront of Lake Holiday
  • Full Service Pool complete with waterslide, zero entry play area, lounge area and more!
  • Programming for the whole family
  • Barn complex offering petting farm, trail and wagon rides
  • Group sites for churches, families, and friends
  • Large green space for activities and recreation


The Impact Starts Now


As Grace Adventures moves into the future as a premier Christian Training Center, we realize that we cannot accomplish this plan alone and our impact will never be as great without your help and support. If you would like to support the Family Campground or any of the other projects that we have as we advance our mission, please call our office  at 231.873.3662 or click the button below to donate.

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Contact Us


Grace Adventures         
2100 N Ridge Rd         
Silver Lake, MI 49436

Ph: 231-873-3662
Fax: 231-873-0283          

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