Moses Merrill Camp & Conference Center
Summer camps and much more.
Moses Merrill offers kids from 2nd 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, seeing the camp by horseback, 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 Camp”
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, swimming(when available), picnicking, and general use of the camp grounds. Fees are good from sunrise to sunset
Day Use Fees
$5 per person
$20 maximum for immediate family
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
Enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of the trails on horseback. Bring your own horse and explore our many miles of trails.
We offer trail rides only to groups that are renting our facilities. Reservations must be made at least two weeks prior to your arrival. Rides will be available as weather and staffing permits.
Horseback riding requirements
- Must be at least 8 years old and able to handle a horse. (this will be at the discretion of the wrangler)
- Wrangler/Adult lead rides are available for children under the age of 8
- Weight limit of 240 pounds
- Closed toed shoes are required(no sandals or flip flops). Long pants are recommended
- Must be able to mount horse with only the assistance of a 2 step ladder
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.
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 get so much more fun out of all the rest of our activities.
- Basketball/Tennis Court
- Frisbee Golf
- Large Open Valley for games