Take a family vacation with a purpose!
Invest in your core relationships through one of our family camps. An intentional time where your whole family can step back from life’s busyness and reconnect with God and each other. We offer two engaging sessions each day to provide encouragement from the Word, a time of worship, and points of connection with your family. There are many activities to enjoy as a family, including: basketball, canoeing/kayaking, swimming, biking, hiking, playground, petting barn, archery, and more. Our family camps are marked by gospel centered teaching, good food, and lots of family fun.
STANDARD FAMILY CAMP INFO
Registration will open in January.
FAMILY CAMP 2023 DATES:
June 26 - July 1 // Family Camp 1
July 3 - 8 // Family Camp 2
$500 room fee | $120 per person (10+ at time of camp) | $60 per child (4-10) | FREE infant/toddler (0-3)
Frequently Asked Questions
What types of activities can we expect to participate in?
There should be many family-friendly activities available, including: basketball, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, biking, walking trails, playground, animal petting barn, cornhole, archery, crafts, giant outdoor checkers and chess, etc. Other activities that may be available (weather and volunteer availability permitting): .22 riflery, skeet shooting, archery tag, etc.
What are sessions like?
During your week, we want you to be encouraged and interact with your family on a spiritual level, in addition to getting a chance to rest. So we offer two engaging sessions each day to provide teaching from the Word, a time of worship, and points of connection with your family. Sessions last about an hour each.
Is there childcare during sessions?
Depending on volunteer availability and the number of guest children, we do our best to provide childcare for children ages 0-4. Your children ages 5+ will sit in with you, but we have coloring/activity sheets for them, and the teaching times are family-friendly.
Do we need to bring any food?
Nope! All meals and snacks are provided during your stay. Maranatha works hard to ensure that meals are both filling and kid friendly, with options that work for your family.
What if I have a family member with food allergies?
Because one of our values is to keep camp affordable, we are not able to accommodate severe allergies or offer specialized food for allergies. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Whenever possible, we offer main menu items that are gluten-friendly* or easy to work with various allergies (protein, sides, veggies). Additionally, every lunch and dinner offers a full salad bar with gluten-friendly protein options. Please make a note of allergies in your registration so we can be aware; we do our best to label food that our guests are allergic to.
If you are on a specific diet and need to bring supplemental food (ready to eat or microwaveable), let us know. We have fridge space designated for this purpose.
*gluten-friendly: items that do not contain gluten, but made in the same kitchen as other items with wheat/gluten.
What type of accommodations are available for family camp?
There are a few types of housing styles available for family camp:
Summit West // Hotel-style guest room. Includes a full private bath, 1 queen bed, and 2 twin/cot bunks. Portable cot bunk available upon request (room capacity 6-8).
Grace Cottage // While on camp property, this option is more remote and has its own driveway from the main road with trails that connect it to the main campus. The cottage overlooks Marsh Pond and includes a shared kitchen, living room, and rec room. Grace can comfortably house 2-3 families (depending on size) in its four guest rooms, each including a full bath, 1 queen bed, and 1-4 cot sized bunks (room capacity 6 to 10).
Bring an RV // The camp has three RV sites available. If you can claim one of those spots, we will give you a $25 per-person discount on your registration.
What kind of housing is available?
Guests stay in Summit West (hotel-style guest room with a private bath, 1 queen bed, and 2-3 twin/cot bunks). Portable cot bunk available upon request. Room capacity 6-9. You can opt to bring your own RV and receive a $25/per person discount.
Is there a dress code?
We desire to provide an atmosphere of modesty as Scripture demonstrates (Gen. 3:21, 1 Cor. 12:23, 1 Tim. 2:9). While we have freedom in Christ in how we apply the principles of modesty, we ask that discretion and deference guide your clothing choices for camp.
What should I pack?
Casual clothing, swimsuits and towels, sweatshirts for chilly evenings, shoes for different activities, Bibles and notebooks, bedding (or sleeping bags), toiletries, bug spray, sunscreen. We have some bikes on property, but you’re welcome to bring your own (just don’t forget helmets!). If you need a pack-and-play (portacrib) for your baby, please bring that as well.
Do I need to bring my own bedding?
Yes. Each room has one queen and bunks, so please bring bedding/sleeping bags as desired. If you need a pack-and-play (portacrib) for your baby, please bring that as well.
Can we come early?
Is your family excited they want to come early? Yes you can! Your family is invited to come as early as 1pm on Monday, find your room, settle in, and enjoy some free time activities before check in.
Can we leave the property during the week?
Of course! If you would like a family outing to visit a local attraction or get ice cream, the afternoons are the best time to do so. Ask us for a recommended list of local attractions if you’re looking for ideas.
Can I bring my pet?
For the comfort and safety of others, please arrange to leave all pets at home.
Anything else I shouldn’t bring?
Smoking, drugs, alcoholic beverages, firearms, and fireworks are not permitted at Maranatha.