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COVID-19 Update

Maranatha is committed to providing a safe, healthy environment for our campers and retreaters of all ages. At a time when the news is dominated by Coronavirus (COVID-19), our staff and board want to clearly and proactively communicate how we are vigilantly implementing enhanced protocols to ensure camp, retreat, & event safety.

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For generations, parents have trusted Maranatha to provide their children with the thrill that summer camp activities bring in a safe and responsible manner. While we are in many ways living in a world today that is very different from that of our last on-site summer camp program, we see that foundational promise to our camper parents and caregivers as unchanged.

As we continue preparing new policies and procedures that reflect that promise in an evolving pandemic situation, we commit to the following:

  1. We commit to listening to state and local leaders, scientists, and medical professionals to understand the behaviors and measures that help us protect camper safety.
  2. We commit to working with our staff to implement effective and feasible protective and preventive measures, and to communicate those with parents and caregivers so they can make informed decisions for their camper and family.
  3. We commit to transparency in reporting any instances of confirmed Coronavirus exposure at Maranatha on this page, via email, and on social media.
  4. We commit to adapting our programs as necessary as the outlook for this summer come into focus, while still creating an engaging and fun camp experience that your camper expects.
  5. We commit to working with our staff to implement effective and feasible protective and preventive measures, and to communicate those with parents and caregivers so they can make informed decisions for their camper and family.
  6. We commit to flexibly working with campers and camper families regarding scheduling, registration, and plan changes to the extent we are able. We are actively working to partner with third party providers that can insure registrations against schedule risk.
  7. We commit to caring for our campers, sharing God’s love with them, and providing a safe environment where they can grow and learn.

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Commitment to Safety

At Maranatha, we’re all about adventure and changing lives through exciting, outdoor experiences that help our campers enjoy creation in new ways. While many of our camper-favorite activities are not without risk (high ropes, giant swing, boating, etc), we’ve always prioritized safety and have hired and trained excellent staff that care about the details. That same mentality applies to the way we’re approaching the policies, procedures, and programming for Summer 2021 as our community continues to battle the Coronavirus pandemic. 

We are hopeful, yet practical as we make our preparations for this summer. Our board and staff are taking guidance from local and national leaders and are coordinating with medical professionals (including Maranatha alumnae!) to develop a plan that will minimize risk to campers and their families while also providing camp activities that our campers look forward to each year. 

We recognize that this is an evolving situation, and are committed to an approach that is in line with the realities of the pandemic as those realities come into focus for this summer. 

Experience Maranatha

For over 50 years, Maranatha has served North Alabama and beyond as a special gathering place. It has been, and will continue to be, a place where differences are set aside and our humanity, spirituality, and commonality are re-ignited. Our focus is to ensure we meet the needs of our campers, camper parents, and retreaters while doing our part to keep our employees, stakeholders, campers, and communities safe. We are working hard to make sure that Maranatha continues to be a place that provides high-quality camp and retreat experiences in a safe, healthy environment.

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