Maranatha Camp & Retreat Center
Maranatha Camp and Retreat Center located south of Maxwell offers a variety of events open to the public. During the winter, their Community Skate Nights, hosted on many Friday nights, are very popular. They are stocked with sizes from toddler clip-ons to men’s 13. Activities include a 30-foot climbing wall, a bouncy castle, games (including 9-square-in-the-air and gaga ball), and a large space for kids to run around and play. Refreshments are available for purchase at the snack bar in the gym.
MaranathaCamp.org shows the current program events that are offered at the Maranatha Camp and Retreat Center.
To see if an activity you are interested in reserving is available at a time not shown on our web page, call 308-582-4513 or message Maranatha Camp through Facebook.
It is important for you to contact Maranatha Camp first before driving in as they are not open to the public during some of their programs or when there are other church groups and schools using the facilities (which do not show on the web site).
If you’re looking for some fun in the water Camp Maranatha has a 40-acre lake that features tubing, blobbing, a 100-foot waterslide a variety of toys and people-powered boats. In addition to the lake there is also a swimming pool with diving board and a smaller waterslide.
For those of you looking for indoor fun the camp also has a full-sized gym for a variety of sports and even features a 30-foot climbing wall. For fun outside they offer a paintball course with everything you need to play, a low ropes course, disc golf, horseshoe pits, a playground and an impressive shooting clays setup.
If you’re interested at staying and playing at Camp Maranatha make sure you call ahead to see if there’s space.
Camp Maranatha Disc Golf Course
Shorter recreational course located at a private Christian camp and retreat center. No alcohol, tobacco, or other substances are permitted on the property, and visitors must check-in with site staff at the Chapel and Dining Hall near the Northern edge of the property. A copy of your photo ID will be made, and you will be asked to wear a name badge once approved to play the course.
I-80 to exit 190. Head south on 56A and make your first available right turn onto East Maranatha Road. Follow the gravel road that eventually runs parallel to I-80 until you pass water on your left. Pass two large buildings and immediately turn left into the parking area by the two buildings. Inside those buildings is where you will register with camp staff. First tee near parking area.
Maranatha 5-Stand Sporting Clays
Either 7 or 8 shooting stations are arranged in various locations on the course. Each shooter will shoot at a total of 50 rocks from inside these stations. Shooters form groups of not more than 5 who shoot together, moving from station to station until they have completed the course. Each station has two completely different ‘presentations’ which are thrown from remote controlled ‘throwers’ but all have an instruction card telling:
a) how many rocks will be thrown (usually either 6 or 8)
b) describing the ‘presentation’ of the rocks (i.e. left to right, incoming, overhead, rabbit, etc.
c) whether the rocks will be thrown as ‘true pairs’, ‘report pairs’.
When a shooter is ready, he steps into the station (gun unloaded), chambers his shells, takes his gun off ‘Safe’, then calls for the rocks by saying ‘Pull’. When the shooter has fired his 6-8 shells he immediately leaves the station (gun in ‘Safe’ mode and unloaded) and the next shooter (who is to be ready and waiting outside of the station with unloaded gun in hand) repeats the process, shooters moving steadily in and out of the station so as not to slow up the next group of shooters coming from the previous station.