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What To Bring

Things you will want to consider bringing with you to camp.

  • Bible, Notebook,  Pen
  • Modest clothes. More than you think you will need.
  • Shoes & Socks Please see note below!
  • Jeans or sweatpants
  • Jacket or Sweatshirt
  • Swimsuit
  • Swim Towels
  • Shower Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrush, Toothpaste
  • Medications in original container
  • $5-10 for snack shack
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray!
  • Flashlight
  • Pillow
  • Sleeping bag or bedding

Please don’t bring your own candy or drinks. They aren’t allowed in the cabins anyway.

Cell phones are OK if you need to check in with Ma and Pa, but we recommend keeping it packed.

A Note About Shoes

Except for swimming and loafing in the cabins, campers have to wear shoes all the time at camp. Believe it or not, it’s a state law… go figure.  Here are some recommendations.

  • Bring several pairs of old shoes.  Dry feet just cant be beat.
  • Flip Flops and water socks are totally acceptable and really nice for those dewy mornings. Caution, flip flops seem to break easy so have backups!
  • Old Tennis shoes are highly recommended for most of the running around and goofing off that we do here at Manna.
  • SOCKS! Please bring them!  Lots of them.  It will greatly help reduce the misery of soggy, stinky, blistery, feet!  If blisters do occur, foot soaks in the nurses station are free of charge!  … All together now… Dry feet just cant be beat!


Counselor Information

First things first…  THANK YOU!

Thank you for wanting to help make Manna the best camp ever!

Staff training this year will start at 7:00 PM on Friday, June 12, 2015 and end about 2:00 on Saturday.   If you aren’t able to join us for the whole time, we’ll miss you, but we understand how things go.  You are welcome to join us for as much as you can.

Age Requirements

If you are interested in being a Counselor-in-Training (CIT) we only ask that you be at least 13 years old and have a willingness to help. CIT’s are generally ages 13-16. The day camps, primary camp, and kids camps are where you are needed. If this is your first year helping, you will most likely be asked to be a CIT. This is a great opportunity to gain leadership experience and help out. You won’t regret it!

Sr. Counselors are typically ages 16 – 28. You may counsel at camps where the campers are younger than you, but not the same age. We need Sr. Counselors at every camp. It is an incredibly rewarding experience and we will provide you with the training and support you need. You will be paired up with another counselor or two in counseling teams.  All staff at Manna Camp are volunteers so there is no monetary compensation for your time…however the reward of serving and assisting others in their spiritual growth is priceless! The skills you acquire at camp will prepare you for life. Communication skills, organizational skills,  your work ethic, your ability to provide care for others and assess safety situations are all valuable skills that will benefit you in your future career. Sheryl and Kris write letters of recommendation for counselors that are applying for jobs and scholarships. We hope you will consider being a part of our dynamic team of counselors. The friendships you make are a great treasure also.

Sign Up

If you do plan on helping, please download the counselor form and return it as soon as you can.  This helps with the planning immensely!

What to Bring

  • We will be staying in the cabins, so come with your sleeping bags and such.
  • A couple of changes of old clothes.  It can be chilly in June so you may want a sweatshirt or jacket.
  • Bible, notebook, pen, etc.
  • Ideas for games, Bible studies, skits

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call Sheryl at 507-461-1366.


What We Believe

We believe the Bible is the revealed and inspired Word of God. We believe in God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that man is separated from God because of sin and that Jesus came to earth and shed his innocent blood on a cross to take away our sin. Jesus rose from the dead, ascended into heaven, and is alive today seated at the right hand of God. Jesus will return one day to judge the world and unite with those who love Him.

I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.  John 14:6

A Typical (atypical?) Day at Manna

What does a typical day at Manna Camp look like?  Well… not very typical!  We have such a great time being spontaneous and coming up with good-ol’-fashioned-American-kid-on-the-spot-fun that it can really be tricky to describe “a typical day”.  We’ll give it a shot though…

8:00 Cabin clean up/Exercises/Devo.
8:30 Eat!   Breakfast!
9:00 Camp clean up.
9:20 Family group games and Bible Studies.
10:00 Praise Palace: skits, singing, lessons by your amazing counselors.
11:00 Family group games/challenges.
12:00 Eat!  Lunchtime!
12:30 Rest Time.  You’ll thank us later… really… you will… really.
1:30 Free time: swimming, game room, snack shack, hang-out, shower, snack, hang-out, swim, hang-out, hang-out.
4:00 Specials: zip-line, archery, crafts, sports, skits, board games.
5:30 Eat!  Suppertime!
6:00 Quiet time (Devotion).
6:15 Family group time.
7:00 Large group game time.
8:00 Eat!   Snack time..nachos, ice-cream floats.
8:30 Evening Praise Palace meeting.
10:00 Nighttime-sneak-around-capture-the-whatever-and-draw-on-your-counselor’s-face-with-a-marker-tag…. Oh!  and maybe a campfire too.
10:45 Bedtime, perhaps.