Middle School Camp Maranatha

Maranatha is an AMAZING week of learning about Jesus and having a BLAST with friends!!!

Mornings are spent in worship sessions, group discussions, and personal Bible reading time.

Afternoons are filled with fun activities like speed boat tubing, blobbing, riding on the zip line, sliding down the 2-story water slide, kayaking, canoeing, archery, paddle boats, making crafts at the craft shop, eating snacks and ice cream at the Sweet Shop, intentional one-on-one conversations between leaders and students and more.

In the evening students enjoy our main worship session, group activities, and small group follow-up discussions.


June 17-22, 2024


Maranatha Bible Camp in Maxwell, Nebraska


Early Registration $485 Through May 4

Late Registration $535 May 5 – June

Scholarships are available!

T-Shirt: A camp t-shirt is included. (adult sizes Small – 2XL)


Your payment will be made through Calvary’s registration in “Step 1”. Registration through the camp website in “Step 2” is for medical information, food allergy requests, and camp waivers.

Registration, Deposit, & Refund Policy

Trip payments can be paid in full or divided into two payments.
The deposit amount is non-refundable for all registrations.

The deposit for Maranatha is $150.
A remaining balance due reminder will be sent in June. Please plan to have your full amount paid two weeks before the trip.

Refunds, excluding the deposit, are available until 2 weeks before the trip.
No refunds will be issued within 2 weeks of the trip.

Note: If a student is not able to go because of Covid exposure/illness, a refund will be available to you.



Drop Off and Pick Up

Erie Campus families | 615 Evans St. Erie, 80516

    • On Monday, June 17 we will meet at 7:00 AM at the Erie Campus
    • On Saturday, June 22 we will arrive back at the Erie Campus between 12:30 PM & 1:00 PM.


Boulder Campus families| 3245 Kalmia Ave. Boulder, 80301

    • On Monday, June 17 we will meet at 7:00 AM at the Boulder Campus
    • On Saturday, June 22 we will arrive back at the Boulder Campus between 1:00 PM & 1:30 PM.

Thornton Campus families| 11989 St Paul St, Thornton, CO 80233

    • On Monday, June 17 we will meet at 7:00 AM at the Thornton Campus
    • On Saturday, June 22 we will arrive back at the Thornton Campus between 1:00 PM & 1:30 PM

Things to Bring

Packing List:

What TO Bring:

  1. Clothes for 6 days camp
  2. Extra clothes for messy games like shaving cream war, etc.
  3. Sleeping bag & Pillow
  4. Toiletries (Deodorant!)
  5. Water bottle
  6. Flashlight
  7. Rain Gear
  8. Bible, Journal, & Pen
  9. Tennis Shoes
  10. Costumes for Theme Nights
  11. Modest swimsuits
  12. Towels for lake time and showers
  13. Sunscreen
  14. Mosquito Repellant

*Swim Suit: Please send your student with modest swim gear.

Do NOT Bring
Tablets, Cell Phones, Game systems, any sort of weapon, or pranking material.

1. Swimming Goggles
2. Old School Film Camera – retro vibe
3. Spending $$ – See the section below for FAQs about money for camp.

Digital Device Policy

Middle school students are not permitted to bring digital devices with a screen and/or have wifi capability on trips (Maranatha and Winter WKND). This includes cell phones, tablets, smartwatches, etc.

Humans were designed by God to flourish when we have connected relationships with Him, other people, nature, and ourselves. The trips we take are strategically designed to give students opportunities to grow their connection in each of these relational areas and are structured so that students will never need digital devices. Devices can be distracting and can create access to inappropriate content while students are away from home.

If a student needs to call home, they will have access to their cabin leader’s and other Calvary staff members’ phones to use.

If a family feels strongly about their student taking a phone then it will be checked in and held during the trip by their cabin leader.

Day In The Life of a Camper

Worship Session
Solo time with God
Church Gathering Time

Free Time: Lake Front (Blob, Swimming, Giant Water Slide, Water Toys, Kayak, Canoe, Paddle Boat, Paddle
Board), Speed Boat Tubing, Fishing, Sweet Shop, Zip Line, All Camp Games, Craft Shop, Climbing
Wall, Putt Putt, Disc Golf, Prime Time with leaders, and more.

Dinner in Costume
Worship Session
Cabin Group Discussion Time
Evening Group Activities

Dress Up Nights

Each night of camp is themed with different costume competitions and the students are encouraged to dress up to that theme. Most of the students participate in this and it is really fun!

Tuesday: “Went Viral” Night / “INFLUENCER”
Night Wednesday: Unicorns vs. Ninjas
Thursday: 1980’s or 1890’s
Friday: Favorite Kids Show

Food, Medical, and Rooms

All of the medication sent to camp will be collected and distributed by the camp nurses. The camp nurses do a great job of tracking and pursuing students so they stay consistent with their meds.

Packing Medication
If you are sending medication along, please put everything in a zip-lock-type bag.

  • Write your child’s name and your Calvary campus on the bag AND written instructions.
  • Write out instructions for usage (timing, frequency, dose, etc.) and put it in the zip lock
  • ALL meds that are coming with your camper need to be submitted in a plastic bag to
    the leader (this includes vitamins, OTC drugs, melatonin, allergy meds, etc.)
  • At check-in, leaders will collect all the medication bags in a container to be delivered to
    the camp medical team.

Dietary Needs
The Maranatha food service team is very willing to work with your child’s dietary needs. On your student’s registration form, there’s a spot to indicate any dietary needs. Also, you may contact Maranatha Bible Camp directly with specific needs and questions.

Students will need to bring their own bedding (sleeping bag, pillow). Each student will have their own bed. The size of rooms varies by grade and campus. Boys and girls are never allowed to enter a cabin assigned to the opposite gender. Each room will have a leader in it with students.

Money for Camp

This is completely optional. These are the places at camp where they will need some cash. Advise your student as you wish.

Sweet Shop – The Sweet Shop is open during free time and is an ice cream/snack shack. Think of Dairy Queen in the middle of camp.

Souvenir Gift Shop – Maranatha has a gift shop that sells souvenirs, camp clothing, and coffee drinks. Think of a mom & pop version of Starbucks.

  • Shirts : $15-$25
  • Hoodies : $30-$40
  • Hats : $20-$40

Craft Shop – The craft shop will be open during free time and each of the crafts typically costs $5-$8 per project.

Debit Card – Camp accepts debit and credit card payments. We suggest sending students with a debit card instead of cash due to cash being easier to lose track of.

Wallet – Please make sure there is an ID or camper info in the wallet. Every year we find unidentified wallets with money and we want to return every wallet we find.

Mail at Camp

Families can send letters/packages to their students at camp through postal mail or email. Mail is delivered to campers during each meal time. Here is where to send mail:

Email Your Camper: camper@maranathacamp.org

Maranatha Bible Camp
Attn: Your Camper
16800 E. Maranatha Rd.
Maxwell, NE 69151

If you have any further questions, please email:

Chris Barnes (Erie Campus)
Jake Baur (Boulder Campus)
Brody Young (Thornton Campus)