2024 Flourish: A Mother Daughter Retreat
Pursuing God as mothers and daughters
Relationships flourish through intentional time together, countless conversations, and humility–while continually centering on Jesus. A mother/daughter relationship is no different. Flourish is designed to nurture that special bond through gospel-centered teaching, intentional activities, and conversation prompts to help reach the heart of your daughter. As you rest, have fun with your daughter, and find spiritual encouragement, we pray this event enables you to flourish in relationship with Jesus and one another.
“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: 2-5pm Friday (dinner at 6pm)
DEPARTURE: 5pm Saturday
Registration closes Sunday, April 21 (overnight option typically fills up before registration closes, so grab your spot early!)
Questions? Please email: gro.HNahtanaram@snoitartsiger
SPEAKER: Melissa Williams
Melissa was born and raised in the Philippines, the daughter of missionaries. She is now a Biblical counselor with a Christ focused and holistic approach. She obtained her Master’s in counseling from Clark’s Summit University, and her Bachelors in Bible and Theology from Appalachian Bible College. She loves reading, sailing, and hot weather. She is a wife and mother of three and attends Grace Church of Dover.
Frequently Asked Questions
What types of activities can we expect to participate in?
While you’re here, there’s lots of fun activities, including: animal petting barn, archery, badminton, basketball, biking, crafts, hiking trails, table games, .22 riflery, and more! Some activities are weather or volunteer dependent.
What are sessions like?
There will be three engaging sessions over the weekend to help mothers 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.
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 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?
The housing for this event is bunk style with 5-7 assigned per room. You and your daughters will be housed together but may be combined with other mother/daughter groups. You may request another mother/daughter group during registration if you know they are planning to come.
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 gro.HNahtanaram@snoitartsiger to let us know.
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.