Middle School Camp Maranatha
Maranatha is a week of learning about Jesus and having fun 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 19-24, 2023
Maranatha Bible Camp in Maxwell, Nebraska
Early Registration: $475 March – May 4
Late Registration: $525 May 5 – June
Scholarships are available.
T-Shirt: A camp t-shirt is included.
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 amount 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
Drop Off and Pick Up
Erie Campus Families | 615 Evans St. Erie, CO 80516
On Monday, June 19, we will meet at 7:00 AM at the Erie Campus.
On Saturday, June 24, we will arrive back at the Erie Campus between 12:30 PM & 1:00 PM.
Boulder Campus Families | 3245 Kalmia Ave. Boulder, CO 80301
On Monday, June 19, we will meet at 7:00 AM at the Boulder Campus.
On Saturday, June 24, 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 19, we will meet at 7:00 AM at the Thornton Campus.
On Saturday, June 24, we will arrive back at the Thornton Campus between 1:00 PM & 1:30 PM.
Things to Bring
What TO Bring:
Clothes for 6 days camp
Extra clothes for messy games like shaving cream war, etc.
Sleeping bag & Pillow
Bible, Journal, & Pen
Costumes for Theme Nights
Towels for lake time and showers
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.
Old School Film Camera – retro vibe
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
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
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!
Monday: Beach Luau Vibe
Tuesday: Neon vs White-out
Wednesday: Christmas at Camp
Friday: 70’s Disco
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.
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.
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: email@example.com
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)