Kettunen Family Retreat

Join Joni and Friends Western Michigan at the Kettunen Family Retreat which is situated on 160 acres of northern Michigan's rolling hills and forests on Center Lake. Kettunen Center provides beauty, serenity, and tranquility in a natural setting with many opportunities to unwind and explore. There is a beautiful private beach with a mile lake frontage which includes swimming, canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, a wheelchair accessible fishing dock and pontoon. This retreat is located 90 miles north of Grand Rapids.


  • Air conditioning
  • Private hotel style rooms, some with roll-in showers
  • All linens and towels provided


  • Pantoon
  • Canoes
  • Kayaks
  • Paddle Boats
  • Swimming
  • Fishing on Wheelchair Accessible Dock
  • Horseback Riding
  • Free Hair Cuts
  • Free Massages


Maranatha Family Retreat

This Family Retreat is held on the campus of the Maranatha Conference Center located on the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan. Organized by our Joni and Friends/Chicago team, this ever-popular retreat is packed full of accessible activities, swimming, and even offers a barrier-free boardwalk through the sand dunes lining the shore.


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Queen-size beds in most rooms (linens and towels provided)
  • Private bathrooms
  • Meals served buffet style, with a separate kids buffet
  • 2 Roll-in showers available
  • Joni and Friends Gift Shop
  • Concession stand open in afternoon/evening


  • Morning programming for all ages, including a nursery
  • Afternoon family recreation times
  • Evening activities for the entire family
  • Large outdoor handicap accessible swimming pool with lift
  • Lake and beach front
  • Hiking trails
  • Gymnasium and outdoor sports (tennis, basketball, mini golf, volleyball)
  • Zip line and climbing wall
  • Talent Show, Western Night, Ice Cream Social
  • Horseback riding
  • Arts and Crafts