There is so much to see and do around Maranatha’s 80-acre grounds. Check out places to splash, craft, snack, and more.
Guests who wish to bring their own boats with them must pay a registration and docking fee. See the front desk for dock reservations, pricing information and registration passes.
The Maranatha bookstore is located next to the Tabernacle with Maranatha gear, t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, water bottles, etc. There is also a great selection of Christian literature and music. Select merchandise can be purchased year-round in the Lodge and online.
Have work to do while on your vacation? Use our Business Center, located in the Main Lodge just past the complimentary coffee station. Featuring wireless internet, a desktop computer, a printer, and a small seating area, the Business Center provides a space for quietude and productivity. See the back wall of the Business Center for Maranatha merchandise, available for purchase at the Front Desk.
Canoes & Kayaks
Available at the Channel Boathouse on the Mona Lake Channel (near the Lake Harbor Road Bridge.) Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult or an older individual that a parent has approved. Each person must have a signed waiver on file before use of watercraft will be allowed.
Enjoy creating a masterpiece with your own hands? Our summer Craft Room, located in the Family Life Center Superior Room, has a wide variety of crafts to keep your creative side engaged. Paint a canvas, learn basic jewelry making with our craft staff, or choose from dozens of other options for a relaxing afternoon during your vacation.
The Maranatha Dining Room seats 350 people, and is where most of Maranatha’s catered meals are served. Surrounded by bright, airy windows, and fully equipped for multimedia presentations, the Dining room is the perfect place for your luncheon or banquet.
A fully equipped exercise room is located in the Family Life Center next to the gym. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
Family Life Center
The Family Life Center (FLC) was designed as a place to bring people together. Featuring a full-size gymnasium on the east end, meeting rooms throughout, and our Great Lakes Room on the west end, this building is the perfect place to spend time – in both summer and retreat seasons. The FLC is home to all children’s programming and on-campus restaurant during summertime, and those meeting rooms and banquet room are converted in the retreat season to accommodate retreats, conferences, and other events.
The gymnasium is open daily during the summer except during morning and evening meetings. Available in fall, winter and spring for retreats, groups and special events.
Lebanon Teen Center
In the summer, Lebanon is the place to meet with your friends. Pool, ping-pong and foosball, board games and other activities are available for everyone’s enjoyment. During the Fall, Winter and Spring months, Lebanon is the perfect facility for youth group or college retreats, with two large bunk rooms upstairs, two chaperone suites, a kitchen, a fireplace and multimedia ready meeting spaces. Sleeps 52 in bunks and private suites.
Multi-Use Meeting Rooms
Maranatha has many different meeting rooms; all equipped for multi-media presentations, to fit the needs of our retreat, banquet and conference guests:
- The Family Life Center Gymnasium (400)
- The Great Lakes Room (250)
- The Skinner Room (250)
- The Michigan Room (200)
- The Michigan Room – West (100)
- The Michigan Room – East (100)
- The Erie Room (100)
- The Superior Room (60)
- The Huron Room (30)
- The Ontario Room (40)
Open during the summer season, the Maranatha pool boasts a beautiful view of the beach on the north end of the property. A large deck surrounds the pool, perfect for lounging, and a snack shop is located on the south end for pool patrons. Lifeguards are on staff during pool hours, which can be found in the weekly schedule. The pool also features a handicap-accessible lift chair to assist with getting in and out of the water.
Pool Snack Shop
Open only during the summer months, guests can stop by the pool snack shop for quick treats like soft drinks, candy, ice cream bars and pizza pockets.
Overlooking Lake Michigan, the Prayer Tower provides a quiet place for guests to connect with the Lord in a new and special ways. There are a number of stairs to climb to reach the tower.
A large but intimate meeting space used in all seasons, the Skinner Room can hold up to 200 guests. The space is equipped with audiovisual capabilities, a large podium with a fireplace backdrop, a baby grand piano, bathrooms and a kitchen. The Skinner Room is located in the lower floor of the Duneside building across the plaza from the Main Lodge.
Our Sweet Shoppe is located at the West end of the Family Life Center. Our lunch menu includes American style food such as hot dogs, burgers, chicken tenders, salads, soups and fun kid’s options. We feature “Michigan made” Hudsonville ice cream as well as soft serve, sundaes, flurries, malts, and Coke products.
See “the Channel” for Sweet Shoppe hours.
One of the oldest structures on Maranatha’s campus, the Tabernacle is a screened in, “open air” auditorium, our largest meeting space (seats 800). The Tabernacle is only open May-September.