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2024 Journey: A Father Daughter Retreat

March 8 - March 9, 2024

Pursuing God as fathers and daughters

How much individual time do you get with your daughter? God entrusts dads with the essential role of being ambassadors of Christ to their children, but sometimes we miss the opportunities in the chaos of life. Journey is designed to help you slow down and encourage you in that ambassadorial role as you lead and love your daughter. This event will foster your relationship through gospel-centered teaching, intentional activities, and guided conversations to draw out your daughter. The hope is to encourage, challenge, and support you in pointing your daughter to Jesus throughout the journey of life.

“Parenting is about being God’s ambassadors in the lives of our children.” Paul Tripp


Every Maranatha event is designed to inspire life-changing encounters with Jesus, so we plan events to provide rest, encouragement, strengthen core relationships, promote local church communities, and remind of our daily need for the gospel as believers. We keep the schedule as relaxed as possible, with options to do as little or much as you’d like while you’re here (see FAQs below for more details).

ARRIVAL: Friday 2-5pm (dinner at 6pm)
DEPARTURE: Saturday 5pm

Registration closes Sunday, March 3. Housing often fills up early, so make sure to get your spot!

Questions? Check out our FAQs below, and if you still have a question, please email:

SPEAKER: Tim Costine

Tim’s passion is for the local church and knowing and teaching God’s Word. Born and raised in southern New Hampshire, Tim attended Fellowship Bible Church in Chester, NH from infancy. He lived in Southern California for ten years and served in youth ministries during college and seminary. Tim and his wife, Leah, have two children.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • + What types of activities can we expect to participate in?

    While you’re here, there’s lots of fun activities, including: sledding, ice fishing, cross-country skiing, crafts, table games, puzzles, and more! Some activities are weather or volunteer dependent.

  • + What are sessions like?

    There will be three engaging sessions over the weekend to help fathers connect with their daughters, as well as discussion time.

  • + 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 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 bring your own supplemental food if you are on a specific diet or would like specific food (ready to eat or microwaveable). We have fridge space in the dining hall designated for this.

  • + What should we pack?

    Casual, comfortable clothes appropriate for different types of indoor and outdoor activities available. Pillows, bedding (or sleeping bag), and towels. All guest rooms include a queen bed and 2-3 twin/cot bunks.


  • + What type of accommodations are available?

    Retreat housing is primarily hotel-style guest rooms. Each room includes a full private bath, 1 queen bed, and 2-4 twin/cot bunks (room capacity 5-9). 

    Housing assignments are determined on a first-come, first-serve basis, while taking into consideration group size and special needs. We do our best to take your housing requests into consideration but cannot guarantee you will get your preferred choices.

  • + What is the housing setup for this retreat?

    You and your daughters will be house with up to 2 other families, depending on the occupancy choice of your registration (private room, double room or triple room).

  • + How do I apply for financial aid?

    Camp Maranatha works hard to keep camp rates affordable for families in any season of life. For those working through financial hardship, we want to help! Check out our scholarship policy page to get started on our four-step process. 

  • + What if I need to cancel?

    Please email to let us know.

    Cancellation policy:
    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 one week 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.