Family Retreat - Maranatha II, MI

June 19 - June 23, 2017 · Muskegon, MI
  • Estimated Family Cost: $340 per person
  • Estimated STM Cost: $460

About This Retreat

For more information call 630-573-2900.

Welcome to the second of two Family Retreats held this summer in Michigan. Located on the sandy shores of Lake Michigan, our Maranatha I Family Retreat is held on the campus of the beautiful Maranatha Conference Center. The seaside theme is repeated throughout the campus and virtually all facilities are barrier free – the staff at Maranatha love our families, and you will feel at home and welcomed to this retreat organized by the Joni and Friends/Chicago team.

100 miles west of the capital, Lansing, Michigan / 190 miles east of Chicago

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*STMs must arrive one day prior for training.


  • Wheelchair accessible 
  • Queen-size beds in most rooms (linens and towels provided)
  • Private bathrooms
  • Meals served buffet style, with a separate kids buffet
  • 2 Roll-in showers available
  • Joni and Friends Gift Shop
  • Concession stand open in afternoon/evening


  • Morning programming for all ages, including a nursery 
  • Afternoon family recreation times
  • Evening activities for the entire family
  • Large outdoor handicap accessible swimming pool with lift
  • Lake and beach front
  • Hiking trails
  • Gymnasium and outdoor sports (tennis, basketball, mini golf, volleyball)
  • Zip line and climbing wall
  • Talent Show, Western Night, Ice Cream Social
  • Horseback riding
  • Arts and Crafts

*This event is full but there are still openings for first time attendees. Returning families may apply and will be placed on a waiting list.

For Families

This event is full, but we are still taking applications to be placed on a waiting list.

Apply as a Family 

For Volunteers (STMs)

Join us as a Short Term Missionary (STM). You’ll be matched with a child or adult with a disability—a perfect fit for both of your personalities and abilities. Your job? To simply be a friend, give the gift of your time and love… to come alongside and make a new beginning possible for you and your new friend!

Apply as a Volunteer (STM)