A summer vacation here is more than just a trip to the beach. It’s a “Vacation with Purpose” - a chance to grow and be refreshed in your Christian faith in a beautiful lakeside setting. Each week kicks off with a fun and encouraging free concert by a well-known musical group on Saturday night. For the rest of the week, adults can learn from respected Bible teachers and mission representatives. Kids and teens enjoy fun, age-appropriate programming during the morning and evening - also giving them opportunities to grow in their faith.
We have many accommodations to meet your needs and budget. Between our beautiful lodge, cozy cottages, spacious apartments and luxury condos on Lake Michigan, you will be sure to find comfort and rest during your stay with us!
20% off Lodging - Clergy & Active Duty Military
10% off Lodging- Return for a Second Full Week or Labor Day Weekend.
Discount applies to full time active clergy, military, missionaries, and immediate family paying for the full amount of their stay. Verification is required. Discount must be applied prior to check in (exclusions: Cambodia, Founders, Condos, and Ecuador.) No multiple discounts. Full week only.
One thing’s for sure: you will never go hungry while vacationing at Maranatha. Our food service team is committed to providing delicious and affordable meal options to all of our guests in several different venues. The Maranatha Dining Room offers delicious buffet style meals each morning and evening. In addition to their famous ice cream treats, the Sweet Shoppe offers a variety of lunch, dinner and snack options. For quick and easy eats, visit the hot dog cart or pool Snack Shoppe.
Enjoy morning and evening sessions full of Bible teaching, worship, and games - and in between, join in on the abundance of activities happening around Maranatha's campus! From swinging down the zip line to swinging on the beach, from building muscle in our exercise room to building friendships over a game of pickleball - we've got something for you.
S’mores on the Beach
Popsicles by the Pool
Lower El Program
Each week features a different Bible teacher, mission focus, and Saturday concert as well as a variety of recreational activities for all ages. Click below to see the lineup for our Summer Program!
Use your free time in the afternoon and after the evening program to explore our campus. From building muscle in our exercise room to building friendships over a game of pickleball, there’s something for everyone.
While mom and dad are soaking in the rich teaching and presentations of our featured speakers and mission organizations each day, kids and teens have tons of options that will keep them going and growing. Our sports camps and Children’s + Teens programs are specifically designed to help kids meet God in new and fresh ways.
Kids and teens ages 7-17 can enjoy one (or several!) of our sports camps, led by trained Christian professionals and designed to teach physical and spiritual discipline.
Designed for ages 0-17, our summer programming offers VBS and youth camp-style programs that include group teaching, age-appropriate worship, and more!