All campers will enjoy daily Bible studies, swimming, small and large group games, delicious food, challenge courses, a pool party, campfires, hikes, cookouts, crafts, worship, new friends, Scales and Tales, and the camp store. Campers under age 10 can take a hay ride and have fun crafts while campers 11 years and older may participate in a zipline, rock climbing, archery, canoeing, night hikes, sports, etc.
Junior & Junior High Camps
A traditional week at Mar-Lu-Ridge is still better than a week anywhere else! In addition to activities listed above, junior campers will have the opportunity to participate in lots of fun crafts and games, and enjoying other age-based activities. Jr. High campers will tackle some new challenges including archery, night hikes, camping out, rock climbing and/or high ropes.
Senior High Camp
Get connected, strengthen your faith, explore and rejuvenate. Sr. High week has it all: late night games, high ropes/rock climbing, great fellowship, Coffeehouse/talent show, and deeper group discussions about the issues that face today’s Sr. High youth.
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Adventure Camp **Adventure Camp is currently full**
A week packed with exciting activities that include whitewater rafting, canoeing, hiking, rock climbing, and a high ropes course. Spend a week outdoors, cook over an open fire, and have a ball with old and new friends. This program focuses on individual challenges and group work. There are a limited number of spots available, so register quickly!
Arts/Jr. Arts Camp
Campers will create their own performance and have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of arts ranging from singing, dancing, playing instruments, photography, painting, drawing and/or other visual and performing arts. Professional help will be given in some of the activities. At the end of the week, campers even put on a show for the parents!
Civil War Camp
Tour local battlefields and museums, including an overnight trip to Gettysburg in this week-long historic experience. Destinations include Harper’s Ferry and Antietam, though the fun does not stop there. Fort-building and history lessons make for a great week of camp!
Enjoy a week of a biblical story come to life! Pastors from the DE/MD and Metro/DC Synods along with MLR counselors lead a week of faith development and biblical exploration. Open to all ELCA congregations and youth going through confirmation.
Cooking Camp **Cooking Camp is currently full**
The best fun is edible while campers learn and experiment with the basics of cooking, baking and food science. For a few hours a day, campers will work with our professional chef, develop some specialties and share them with each other!
Enjoy three days of activities geared towards families as well as some free time to explore the Ridge on your own. Stay in individual air-conditioned rooms at our handicapped-acessible motel, the Ridge Inn. It’s a great time! Register Here
Spend a week sleeping at different hammock sites on the Ridge. You will enjoy the usual Jr. High activities like rock climbing and/or high ropes, archery, night hikes, swimming, campfires, special evening events and many other unique outdoor activities.
Horseback Camp **Jr. Horseback is currently full** *Horseback is still open*
Learn basic riding skills, grooming, and general horse care, or sharpen your skills if you’re an experienced rider every morning at North Fork School of Equitation in Jefferson, MD. Five one-hour lessons are included.
Campers will have fun by learning to take initiative and make some cool creations with actual tools and technology. For a few hours a day, campers will work with one of our professional maintenance staff. Then, they can really show their friends how to “do it yourself!”
Mini Camp **Mini 1 is currently full** *Mini 2 is still open*
This program is an excellent opportunity to get a taste of the overnight camp experience. Mini Camp is 3 nights and 9 meals (Sunday-Wednesday) with a sample of some of MLR’s great camp activities-swimming, games, arts and crafts, hiking and singing, etc.
Night Owl Camp
This program will let you enjoy a week of great camp experiences with a different twist—stay up later every day, playing games in the dark with a final awake-all-night experience, followed by sunrise worship service to top off the week. This is a popular camp so sign up quickly!
Solutions & Salamanders Camp
Take a glimpse at the greatness of God’s creation through pond studies, lessons in physics, studying basic reactions, observing animal habitats and discovering predator/prey relationships.
Sports Camp **Sports Camp is currently full**
Campers will play their favorite sports from basketball and soccer to football and Frisbee. Participate in sports-themed bible studies, improve skills and get some scrimmage time in!
Staff-In-Training (SIT) Program
This program is for those who desire to become MLR staff. Participants will develop the skills, awareness, and experience required to be a high quality, safety conscious staff member through extensive training for two weeks followed by a third week shadowing a MLR staff member. (Please fill out and send us the regular Mar-Lu-Ridge Summer Camp Registration Form and you will receive follow-up materials in June.)
Learn to swim or just improve your skills with a week of daily swim lessons and practice while doing all of the other great camp activities in the afternoon. Bible studies may even be held in or by the pool!
Wild and Crazy Camp! **Wild and Crazy Camp is currently full**
A camp for kids who like being wild and crazy! Sing really loudly, play in the mud, eat with no hands and just generally have more fun than seems reasonable in a single week. Plan to have lots of stories to share at the end of the week!