Mission and Vision

Why we exist.


Camp Maranatha exists to reach and develop individuals for Christ.


Our desire is to be a premier Christian camp where individuals may come, grow and go in the name of Jesus Christ. 

Core Values

God’s Word: We value the Bible as God’s living and breathing word. It is whole and complete without any fallacies and equips individuals to live a godly life through correcting, teaching and developing them. – 2 Timothy 3:16

Authentic Community: We value authentic community that honors Christ by loving, accepting and encouraging others. – John 13:34-35 & Proverbs 27:17

Nature: We value seeing and experiencing God revealed through nature. – Romans 1:20

Enthusiastic Involvement: We value doing everything for the glory of God with our full effort and engagement as we seek to honor God with our lives. – 1 Corinthians 10:31

Challenge: We value challenging campers through meaningful, purposeful and strategic experiences, which will enhance their personal development in Christ. – James 1:2-4

Service: We value enabling and encouraging campers to serve others as they reflect Christ to their communities. – Philippians 2:5-11


Mission Statement


2017 Theme Verse:

"If you are insulted because you bear the name of Christ, you will be blessed, for the glorious Spirit of God rests upon you. If you suffer, however, it must not be for murder, stealing, making trouble, or prying into other people’s affairs. But it is no shame to suffer for being a Christian. Praise God for the privilege of being called by his name!" -1 Peter 4:14-16


Camp Maranatha
3286 N 300 St.
Ramsey, IL 62080
Phone: (217) 246-6439
Email: Camp Office

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