We are pleased that you are interested in membership in the Bay View Association of the United Methodist Church (“Association”), a Chautauqua community recognized as a National Historic Landmark. We offer two types of Membership: (1) Associate and (2) Leaseholding for those named on a cottage lease.

Leaseholding members have voting rights, and receive member rates on participation in Bay View facilities and activities.

Associate members are entitled to membership rates for all Bay View activities. An associate member is not entitled to any leasehold interest in the Association, and does not have the right to vote at any membership meeting of the Association.

The Association’s By-Laws establish the requirements for membership, the minimum contents of this Application and the review and decision-making process. The Association does not take race, color, sex, disability, familial status, national origin, religion, religious beliefs or lack thereof, or sexual orientation into consideration when making membership decisions.

Not a member? Learn more about membership opportunities in Bay View.

The Bay View Association is located just outside of Petoskey, Michigan on the shore of Little Traverse Bay.

1715 Encampment Ave
P.O. Box 583
Petoskey, MI 49770

Phone: 231-347-6225



Our Mission

To be an institution in which Christian values and traditions are central; To enrich the human experience for individuals and families within Bay View and the surrounding community through a seasonal program of religious, educational, cultural and recreational opportunities; to provide a Christian perspective in a changing world.

The Bay View Association is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Click to read Our Vision.