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2022 Family Camp II

take a 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. Our family camps are marked by refreshing hospitality, purposeful fun, and gospel centered teaching.

EVENT DETAILS

COST: Adult (18+): $300 | Youth (10-17): $150 | Child (4-9): $50 | Infant/Toddler (0-3): FREE
10% deposit required for retreat registration confirmation. 
5% early bird discount available if full payment is made by April 15.

Thanks to the generosity of donors who partner in our mission, we are able to offer a cap of $1200 per family for registrations.

ARRIVAL: 3-5pm Monday check in (dinner at 5pm)
DEPARTURE: Saturday at 10:30am

SPEAKER: Rick Griffin

Rick has over 30 years of church planting and pastoral experience. He and his wife Debbie have five young adult children. Currently, they live in southern Indiana, where Rick is the missions pastor at their church. Rick and Debbie’s greatest passions include the local church and equipping parents to reach the hearts of their kids.

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.

  • + How are housing assignments determined? Can I request a specific style of housing for my family?

    Housing assignments are determined by our staff on a first-come, first-serve basis, while taking into consideration family size and special needs. We do our best to take your housing requests into consideration but cannot guarantee you will get your preferred choices. During the registration process, you will have the ability to share your housing preferences.

     

    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.

  • + 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!). You’re welcome to bring hammocks or your family’s favorite game. If you need a pack-and-play 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?

    Our limited staff and volunteers work hard to prepare for your arrival in the short window between camp events. So we can focus on our preparations, we ask that you not come early. Thanks for understanding.

  • + 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.

  • + Anything else I shouldn’t bring?
    Smoking, drugs, alcoholic beverages, firearms, and fireworks are not permitted at Maranatha.

Maranatha works hard to keep rates as low as possible so camp can be accessible to everyone, regardless of financial ability. If your family is working through financial hardship limiting your ability to attend, you may request financial aid after registering and submitting the minimum 10% deposit.


Note: Please arrange to leave all pets at home. Smoking, drugs, alcoholic beverages, firearms, and fireworks are not permitted at Maranatha.