Camp for the Whole Family
Family Camp at Moses Merrill is the perfect destination for your next family getaway. Bring the whole family! Quality time together without the distractions of everyday life is what Family Camp is all about. All ages and generations are welcome to enjoy quality family time in God’s amazing outdoors. Whether it’s just a mom and child or the whole family, any size family is welcome. Bring the grandparents too!
Your family will bond during devotions, worship and of course campfires. Enjoy time playing outdoor games, swimming, hiking and so much more. You may choose to stay in our cabins, the hotel-style lodge, or bring your RV. Family Camp is a perfect place to spend some time this summer with your family!
Enjoy the comfort of our spacious lodge rooms. Rooms with three twin beds or two queen beds are available. A handicap accessible room is available with one queen bed and one twin bed. There are private restrooms in every room. The patio door in each room allows guests to step out onto a patio and enjoy the outdoors. Families with infants may bring their own crib or pack and play. Larger families that register for the lodge may be assigned a second room. Bedding and towels are provided in the lodge.
Nestled among the trees are 10 rustic cabins. Each cabin will sleep up to 10 people with 4 bunk beds and 2 twin beds. An enclosed porch gives guests a gathering space with a view of the woods. Each cabin has a restroom with a shower and is air conditioned. You will need to bring your own bedding and towels if you choose the cabin option for lodging.
Frequently Asked Questions
What happened to Primary Camp?
We have replaced our Primary Camps with our Family Camp Program. Family Camp is open to all our primary campers and their Parents/Guardians and Grandparents. All who have attended Primary will be able to continue coming to Moses Merrill to enjoy camp as they always have in the past. The biggest change will be that the rest of your family can attend as well. From your newborn to the grandparents all family members are welcome to attend camp together.
Is camp safe for my family?
Camper safety is our number one concern. We take it very seriously and we want to reassure your children are safe at Moses Merrill. Here are a couple of the big steps we take to ensure your children are safe.
A Well Trained Staff
Every single member of our staff receives extensive training to ensure that your family is safe while at camp. Our staff is also trained to make your families experience the best it can be. From silly songs to games and activities they know how to make camp fun!
A Safe and Fun Environment
All of our activities are designed to be safe as well as fun. We take every precaution to ensure your children have a safe environment to explore and enjoy. Our staff is trained to run and maintain every activity. Camp is always fun and we ensure it is safe as well.
We ask that while at camp all campers abide by the camp rules. We want to create a caring environment that allows campers to have fun and make great memories. We take this very seriously and we work hard to make sure everyone is treated with respect.
How do I get to camp?
We are located near Linwood, Nebraska. You can find directions here.
What should I bring to camp?
Family Camp Packing List
- Your Bible
- Sleeping Bag or sheets/blanket (for Cabins)
- Towels & washcloths
- Soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush/paste, etc
- Sunscreen and insect repellent
- Long pants (recommended for zip line)
- Closed-toe shoes (tennis shoes or boots….required zip line)
- Clothes for warm, cool and wet weather (shirts, shorts, jacket, rain poncho, etc.)
- Socks, underwear, and pajamas
- Swimwear (modest please)
- Flashlight with fresh batteries
- Water bottle
- Camera (optional)
- Snack Shack money
What to leave at home
- Snack food (food in cabins encourages bugs and mice)
- Skateboards and roller blades
- Any valuables you would regret losing
What will my family do at camp?
A typical day at camp looks like this:
8:00 am – Breakfast: Eggs? Bacon? Yes Please!
9:00 am – Chapel: Hear from our speaker while your kids enjoy Bible class.
10:00 am – Morning Activities: Go for a hike, relax at the pavilion, or take the kids to archery there are many different activities to choose from.
12:00 pm – Lunch: Enjoy great food and get ready for fun times!
1:00 pm – Afternoon Activities: Swimming, GaGa Ball, wagon rides and so much more.
5:30 pm – Dinner: Wind down with the whole family.
6:30 pm – Chapel time: Enjoy worship, teaching, and great speakers.
7:30 pm – Evening Activities: Enjoy the night swim and many other great evening events.
9:00 pm – Campfire: Camp songs, great times, and s’mores !
Meaningful Bible Teaching and Worship
Every day families hear from amazing speakers. They share Bible stories, life lessons and Scripture so that every camper may grow closer to God! We will sing hymns, worships songs and silly camp songs. Bible classes for kids will also be available.
We offer many different activities supervised by our trained and wonderful staff. From crafts to zip-lining and swimming to hiking there is always something you and your children will love! We work hard to make sure everything is safe and fun. Find out more about our activities here.