Younger campers will get a taste of camp in these 3 days and 2 nights camps. Their days will be filled with daily devotions, swimming, games, campfire and tons more! This camp let kids experience a tradition summer camp in a shorter format. First time and returning campers will have a blast. Early Bird discount does not apply to these camps.
JAM I - June 10-12 2018
For campers entering 1st-3rd grade
Check in time: Sunday 3:00 Pickup time: Tuesday 11:00
Registration opens in January
JAM II - June 14-16 2018
For campers entering 4th-6th grade
Check in time: Wednesday 3:00pm Pickup time: Friday 11:00am
Registration opens in January
*Early Bird discount does not apply to these camps.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is my child ready for camp?
Many parents wonder if their child is ready to spend a week away a summer camp. Campers and parents may have some anxiety and we understand why! Your child is precious to you and sending them to camp is a big decision.
Ultimately parents know their children best so they will know better then anyone if their child is ready. However as you make this decision let us help you think things through.
How will your child do away from home?
Often the biggest worry is how your child will do away from home. We make every effort to ensure campers are safe and happy at camp. Camper safety is our number one concern. Your camper will also have opportunities to connect with you while at camp through our daily camp mail time. We also offer shorter sessions called JAM Camps for younger campers so that the time away isn’t so long! Another option is Family Camp, a great opportunity for the whole family to come to Moses Merrill!
Is your child old enough?
We offer sessions for campers as young as 1st grade. Each session is designed to meet children at their level. We offer safe activities suited for each age group and our Bible teaching is presented in a way that each age group will understand. Our staff also revives training so that they will be prepared to make your camper time at camp the best it can be!
What about the parents? Are you ready?
Sometimes the kids are ready for camp before the parents are! We want you to feel confident in your decision to send your child to camp. Please read through the rest of our frequently asked questions. If their is you anything else you want to know get a hold of us! We would love to speak with you personally so please Contact Us.
Will my camper be safe at camp?
Camper safety is our number one concern. We take it very seriously and we want to reassure you that your camper is safe at Moses Merrill. Here are a couple of the big steps we take to ensure your camper is safe.
A Well Trained Staff
Every single member of our staff receives extensive training to ensure that your camper is safe while at camp. We do a thorough background check on every member of our staff and we have strict procedures in place to ensure that only our staff leads and interacts with your camper. Each staff member is trained to lead in various emergencies so that in the case of inclement weather or any other disaster your camper will be kept safe.
Our staff is also trained to make your campers 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 campers 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 friends. We do not tolerate any form of bullying. We take this vary 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?
Camper Packing List
- Your Bible
- Sleeping Bag or sheets/blanket
- Towels & washclothes
- Soap, shampoo, deoderant, toothbrush/paste, etc
- Sunscreen and Insect repellent
- Long Pants (recommended for zip line)
- Closed toed 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
- Swimsuit (modest please…one piece for girls preferred)
- Flashlight with fresh batteries
- Water Bottle
- Camera (optional)
- Snack Shack money ($20- $30 is what most parents send)
- Prescription Medication (in original bottle with instructions)
What to leave home
- Over the Counter Medicine
- Cell Phones & Electronic Devices (CD player, games, IPods, Radios, etc.)
- Inappropriate Clothing (t-shirts with inflamatory language, revealing clothing)
- Pocket knives, guns (water or other), or any dangerous items
- Snack Food (food in cabins encourages bugs and mice)
- Skateboards and roller blades
- Any valuables you would regret losing
What will my camper do at camp?
A typical day at camp looks like this:
8:00 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – Cabin devotions/cabin clean up
10:00 am – Chapel time
11:00 am – Morning activities
12:00 pm – Lunch
1:00 pm – Rest time
1:30 pm – Free time
5:30 pm – Dinner
6:30 pm – Chapel time
7:30 pm – Night games
8:30 pm – Snacks
9:00 pm – Camp fire
9:30 – 11:00 pm – Bed time (varies by age)
Meaningful Bible Teaching and Worship
Every day campers hear from amazing speakers. They share Bible stories, life lessons and Scripture so that every camp may grow closer to God! Campers will also sing hymns, worships songs and silly camp songs. I can almost guarantee you will hear many camp songs for years to come!
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 camper will love! We work hard to make sure everything is safe and fun. Find out more about our activities here.
What will my camper eat?
Our camp kitchen is always serving up great food! From pancakes and bacon to grilled burgers and specialty fries your campers will always have something good to eat. We serve three full meals a day as well as provide a night time snack. If your camper has any special dietary needs we are ready to serve them too! We can serve gluten free, dairy free or vegetarian options as well as most other special dietary needs. Please let us know on your registration form so we can best serve your camper.
How can I contact my camper?
Everyday at dinner campers receive mail from friends and family. You can send your camper snail mail or an email. Please put your campers name on any mail or in the subject of all Emails. Find our contact info here.
I case of an emergency we want do everything we can to help. Call our office at 402-666-5639 or get a hold of our program director directly at 402-810-1310.