Ignite Youth - Girls
Ignite Youth exists to set minds and hearts ablaze for God, as students study who God is and how that impacts their daily lives. With this goal in mind, students are immersed in God’s living and active Word through sessions, breakouts, discussion times, Scripture memorization, and personal Bible study (Heb. 4:12). We want camp to be an atmosphere where students explore their faith and are challenged to take the next step in their walk with Christ, while reminding them of their daily need for Jesus.
Designed for ages 10-16 (We encourage 17+ to consider applying to serve with our awesome team of staff and volunteers)
PURPOSE: Every Maranatha event is designed to strengthen families and support local churches in the New England region. We think there’s value for Christian youth to learn more about Jesus in a different context, giving time to digest and respond to the truth. And as students encounter Jesus, they’ll take that back home! We pray that these camps will inspire students to return to their churches ready to own their faith and actively serve.
DISCIPLESHIP AT CAMP: Camp influence is important, but short-term. Hopefully we are reinforcing what students have already heard in their churches and homes. We want to be one more voice encouraging them in Christlikeness. We encourage students to ask questions and have spiritual conversations with their parents, pastors, and other godly people they know. The end goal of discipleship at camp is not to replace families and churches, but to bolster them up their vital role.
CAMP ARRIVAL: Tuesday at 9:30am
CLOSING PROGRAM: 7pm on Friday (families encouraged to attend). Departure following at 8pm.
Questions? See FAQs below. If those don’t answer your question, please email: gro.HNahtanaram@snoitartsiger
Frequently Asked Questions
What types of activities will my child participate in?
Some favorites include canoeing/kayaking, swimming, archery, petting bunnies at the animal barn, gaga ball, and more! Some activities change from year to year or are weather/volunteer dependent.
What kind of teaching will my child receive?
There are two engaging, biblical teaching sessions each day, along with discussion times to help your kids apply what they’ve learned. Our purpose in the teaching times is to know God more deeply and pursue a relationship with Him, while learning of their daily need for Jesus.
What type of food will my child eat?
Along with simple comfort food like tacos, roasted hot dogs, there is always cereal and peanut butter sandwich options at meals. We have snacks during the day as well. No one goes hungry at Maranatha!
Can I send food with my child? What about allergies?
Because Maranatha values keeping camp affordable, our allergy accommodations are limited. Our small kitchen is not equipped to prepare specialized food for allergies. Whenever possible, we offer main menu items that are gluten-friendly (items that are not made with gluten, but are made in the same kitchen as wheat/gluten may contain trace amounts) or accessible for various allergies (a protein without gluten or dairy, for example). Please make a note of your child’s allergies in your registration so we can plan quantities accurately. We do our best to label food that our guests are allergic to.
You’re welcome to send supplemental food if your child is on a specific diet or needs specific food (ready to eat or microwaveable); just let your counselor know when you arrive. We have fridge space in the dining hall designated for this.
Where will my child stay?
Bunk style housing in Summit West to create “cabins”.
How many kids are in a cabin?
Two counselors for up to 12 kids. There are six kids per Summit West room with one counselor, with two counselors combining rooms in a pod to create a “cabin”.
What should my child pack?
How can I contact my child while they’re away?
Once you drop your child off at camp, we ask that you not call to talk to them or visit them. You’re welcome to send an email to gro.HNahtanaram@liaM-etingI with the subject: “Child Full Name” and we will print and pass along the note to your child. If you would like to send a letter snail mail, send to the camp address, but please keep in mind that we do not forward mail after the camp week. If there is an emergency, please call the camp (603-859-6100).
Can I visit my child or come stay a night with them?
We’ve found that children adjust faster when they have the opportunity to jump right in and bond with their counselors and cabinmates. Because of this, we don’t allow parents to visit or stay the night with their kids during the camp week. However, you’re welcome to apply to serve during the camp week in a specific volunteer role if you’re interested.
Can my child request a roommate?
No, but if a friend is in the same age bracket and is also accepted, it’s likely they will be together.
My kid is sick right before camp; do we need to cancel?
Your child must be fever free and symptom free for 24 hours before coming to camp. If you need to cancel, please email gro.HNahtanaram@snoitartsiger.
What if my child gets injured/sick or needs medication?
We have an on-duty registered nurse to handle the disbursement of any medications and who will assess each case of injury or sickness. In any scenario possible, we will contact the child’s emergency contact to inform about medical care. Please make sure your emergency contact is accurate and available for the camp week. If there is ever a medical emergency, we will call 911 before calling the emergency contact.
If your child needs to take a regular medication, please pack it in a clear ziplock bag with the camper’s name to give to the on-duty nurse.
Where can I see photos of my child during camp?
During the camp week, we do not post pictures on social media of children’s faces (for security). We will, however, share pictures during the week just for parents (watch your email you registered with for info). After the camp week you will find some pictures on our Facebook and Instagram pages.
Do you offer refunds if I need to cancel?
Camp Maranatha does not want your inability to attend an event to cause financial hardship. Deposits are non-refundable as they cover processing fees. Any payments made in excess of the deposit may be refunded if given notice at least three weeks prior to the event, or if you have a family emergency or sickness at the time of the event. You can also opt to donate your registration fee towards our scholarship fund.
How do I know if my child is ready for camp?
There are questions you can ask to help gauge if your child is ready for overnight camp: Is your child interested in and excited about coming to camp? How do they handle being away from home overnight? Is separation easy or difficult? How do they handle their own routines and making simple decisions? We encourage you to wait to send your child if they are not eager to come or don’t handle overnight visits away from home well.
My child can’t make it on Tuesday or has to leave before camp ends; can they still come?
In order to experience the full week of activities and teaching, we ask that students not come to camp unless they are able to commit to the whole time.
Can my child bring their phone/ipad/computer?
Ignite Youth weeks are electronic free. Please leave all devices at home. If your child brings a device, a counselor will confiscate it for the week.