Moses Merrill Camp & Conference Center

Summer camps and much more.

2017 Conference & Retreat Schedule

October 13-15        Scrapbookers Weekend

October 13-15         Wild at Heart Men’s Retreat

October 16-18        Pastor’s Fall Retreat

October 27-29        AB Women’s Fall Retreat

Moses Merrill Camp and Conference Center is located on more than 550 acres of wooded rolling hills near Linwood, Nebraska. With accommodations ranging from rustic cabins to hotel-style lodge rooms this is the perfect place for your next retreat, conference, or family reunion. Groups of 10-125 will find meeting spaces, lodging, and delicious meals to ensure a memorable time. As a ministry of the American Baptist Churches of Nebraska, it is our mission to provide a place for people to find rest and renewal from the busyness of life. Surrounded by God’s beautiful creation, we strive to provide excellent services for our guests. Go to “facilities”

Our RV and tent camping offers shade trees, fresh air, and plenty of peace and quiet.  Most sites offer water, sewer, and electrical hookups, as well as campfire rings and  picnic tables.  A bathhouse with showers is located in our largest camping area, Peaceful Valley. Use of the pool (when open), trails, playground, basketball courts are included in the RV fee. Go to “RV Camping”

Bring your horse and enjoy our miles of wooded trails.  Ride from sunrise to sunset for a day rate of $8 per horse.  Camping is available for you and your horse at Fremont Hill with water and electrical hook-ups. Go to “RV Camping”

Spend a day at camp exploring.  Day use includes hiking, picnicking, and general use of the camp grounds. Fees are good from sunrise to sunset.

**Day Use is not available while summer camp is in session in June and July. Groups on site have priority use of activities and outdoor spaces.  Please sign in at office.

Day Use Fees
$5 per car

Moses Merrill offers kids from kindergarten through 12th grade an exciting summer camp experience focusing on the Gospel message.  The great outdoors is the backdrop for worship, Bible study, growing their faith and building a relationship with God. Campers make memories splashing in the pool, sailing through the trees on the zip line, and of course sitting around the campfire! It is an experience that they will never forget. Children of all faiths are welcome to come discover and grow. Go to “Summer 



Holidays with the Merrills

Saturday November 11, 2017

We are always looking for new decorators and people willing to share their skills.  If you are interested in being a part of this wonderful day, please contact Bev at or 402-443-6663.  Thank you!

Silent Auction and Attic Treasure donations are welcome.  All proceeds from the silent auction, lunch and attic treasures benefit our summer camp program.

Summer campers and other guests will have a blast with all the fun activities.


Soar through the trees of the wooded hillside on our zip line course. Our certified guides will train you on the 60 foot training line before you travel down the 180 and 250 foot lines. While having a great time, you will also build responsibility and confidence.

Zip Line tours are only available for guests that are renting our facilities.

Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks prior to your arrival.  Zip Lining will be available as weather and staff permit.

Zip Line requirements

  • Must weigh between 60 and 260 pounds
  • Closed toed shoes are required (no sandals or flip flops)
  • Long Pants are recommended
  • Must be able to walk up and down steep hills

Trails & Hiking

With over 550 acres and more than 8 miles of hiking trails, there is a lot to explore. The grounds are open for day use including picnicking, hiking and exploring. Our tree covered hills are home to deer, wild turkey, birds, butterflies and a wide variety of plant life. Mountain bikers or cross country skiers are also welcome to use the trails. No motor vehicles are allowed on trails.

Pool Area

As an overnight or day use guest you may cool down in our state licensed pool when it is opened. Children under the age of 16 must have adult supervision. All posted rules must be obeyed. The 125 person capacity pool has depths of 3′ to 4’6″. An attached bathhouse is available with showers and a dressing room. Please check for posted hours from Memorial Day  through Labor Day weekends.

And More

Enjoy the other activities available!

  • Archery
  • Basketball/Tennis Court
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Large Open Valley for games
  • Playground
  • Geocaching


We are so blessed and grateful for our great volunteers! If you would like to give of your time and talents please contact us at 402-666-5639.  Thanks!

Go to “Volunteers”. 

2016 Summer Staff

Employment Opportunities

Go to “Employment”


Our Wish List

Building Bridges to the Next Generation

Cabin Remodel/Update

For over 70 years, the American Baptist of Nebraska have been Building Bridges at a place called Camp Moses Merrill.  Camp Moses Merrill in Linwood has been welcoming campers for over 40 years.  As we enter this phase of Building Bridges, it is with a continued commitment and excitement to share the love of Jesus through our summer camp programs.

Please contact the camp for more information on other needs and dreams.


2300 Team

For more information and how to become a team member

Go to “2300 Team”


Map and Directions

Go to ” Directions”