2022 Boys Week

« Kids/Youth Camps

A week of summer camp designed for boys, ages 9-12.

EVENT DETAILS

COST: $300 per child. $50 off for additional boys attending the same event. 
Children of New Durham residents may attend for free (less a 10% deposit).

ARRIVAL: Check in is between 3-5pm on Monday.
CLOSING PROGRAM: 10am on Saturday (families encouraged to attend). Departure at 11am. 

Questions? See FAQs below. If those don’t answer your question, please email: 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • + What types of activities will my child participate in?

    While your kids are here, they’ll have lots of fun. Some of our favorite camper activities include canoeing/kayaking, swimming, tubing/boating, archery, petting bunnies at the animal barn, basketball, gaga ball, playground, 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 help kids understand the gospel and get to know Jesus better.

  • + 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 snack options during the day as well. No one goes hungry at Maranatha!

  • + Can I send food with my child? What about 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 your child is on a specific diet and needs to bring supplemental food (ready to eat or microwaveable), or if you have more questions about your specific situation, please contact us.

     

    *gluten-friendly: items that do not contain gluten, but made in the same kitchen as other items with wheat/gluten. 

  • + Where will my child stay?

    Bunk style housing for that great camp experience! Teen boys stay at Grace Cottage, while the boys stay in Summit West. Because of this, housing is much more limited for teens. However all kids/youth camp registrations are limited by the number of counselors available to safely care for your kids.

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  • + How many kids are in a cabin?

    Two counselors for up to 12 kids. For boys week, we have up to six kids per Summit West room/counselor, with two counselors combining rooms in a pod to create a “cabin”. 

  • + What should my child pack?

    Comfortable clothes for active movement, changing weather, and outdoor activities, including swimwear. Bedding (pillow and sleeping bag or twin bedding). Please do not bring food or cash, as it’s not needed. For more details, check out our packing list

  • + 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 with the subject: “Camp Week: 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?

    Yes! Just make a note of it on the registration when that question pops up.

  • + 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 .

  • + 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?

    Yes if something happens and you’re not able to make it, we will refund you, minus the 10% nonrefundable fee.

  • + 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 (clothes, teeth, etc.)? 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 Monday 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 kids not come to camp unless they are able to commit to the whole week.

  • + My child is waitlisted--how do I know if they’ll get a spot to camp?

    We will send you an email if a spot opens up–so keep an eye out!

  • + Can my child bring their phone/ipad/computer?

    Our youth camps are electronic free. Please leave all devices at home. If your child brings a device, a counselor will confiscate it for the week.

  • + Other questions?

    Email .


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 keeping your child from attending camp, you may request financial aid after registering and submitting the minimum 10% deposit.