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Day Camp Information

Our Day Camp program is designed for kids who would like the classic camp experience, but they do not want to stay overnight. The daily activities include Bible and song time, adventure activities, aquatic programs, nature walks, and lots and lots of games. Many of our activities correspond with our weekly theme. We like to keep campers active and outside. Our carefully selected counselors facilitate friendship building while fostering character development and spiritual growth. Our staff members are friendly individuals who love and care about children, and are willing to look silly for the kids' sake.

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Age Groups:

Sprouts

Our Sprouts are children entering into Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade in the Fall. This program introduces summer camp to our youngest campers. They participate in many of the activities the older kids do, while have low key programs that are geared towards this young age group. Their Bible studies are fun and focus on awesome stories and basic truths from the Bible. They have caring and kind counselors who have experience working with little ones.

Seekers

Our Seekers group is for campers entering 3rd and 4th grades. They participate in all the fun theme related activities with the other age groups, and have certain activities that are only offered to them. They can try new things the Sprouts are not yet allowed to do, such as our climbing wall or giant swing. Their Bible studies are exciting and focus on developing great character. Their counselors are energetic and fun-loving, and have experience working with children.

Explorers

The Explorers group is for children entering 5th and 6th grades in the Fall. On top of the exciting theme activities with the rest of Day Camp, they are offered more choices that are appropriate for older kids, like archery or challenge course initiatives. Their Bible studies are interesting and go deeper than the previous ages, allowing more discussion on the topics. Their counselors are friendly, approachable, caring, and trained to work with kids who are transitioning from childhood to adolescent.

Pathfinders

Our Pathfinders are our oldest campers entering 7th through 9th grade. They participate in theme activities with the other groups, and also have a chance to do things none of the younger day campers can do, like the zip line. They have the opportunity to join appropriate Resident Camp groups on special occasions for certain games. Their Bible studies are interesting and thought provoking, and focus on building a strong character to withstand the challenges of everyday life. Their counselors are approachable, caring, attentive, and fun-loving, who understand the complicated life of teenagers.

 

 

 


 

 

 

Cost:
Camp per week: $222.00,

which includes a FREE camp t-shirt (receive at registration).

Hot lunch is $25.00 a week

This is a well balanced, homemade meal with lunches like: tacos, pizza, grilled cheese and tomato soup, etc.

Early Care is $29.00 a week 

After Care is $25.00 a week

Early and After Care package is $35.00 a week

 

If you are in need of financial assistance click here for our Campership information.

 

2017 Day Camp Information Form

 

 Weeks & Themes:

June 26th-30th: Classic

S’mores, hikes, singing around the camp fire, capture the flag – the classic summer camp experience as we know it from our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents.

July 3rd - 7th: Create

Come and discover the joy of “creating”. Whether arts, construction, two dimensions or three, you will experience the wonderful feeling of creating something you designed and planned. We bring the resources if you bring your creativity and enthusiasm!

July 10th - 14th :  Animal Planet

A fun week of learning cool things about animals. Our games and crafts will be animal themed. The highlight of the week is, without question, the petting zoo.

July 17th  - 21st: Ancient Rome

What if you had been born in a Roman family 2000 years ago? Where would you have lived? What would you have done for fun? What would you have worn? What would your family have done for a living? Experience a week of living in an Ancient Roman city, and find out how the Gospel spread from a hundred people to tens of thousands in just a short period of time!

July 24th  - 28th:  Wet & Wild

Dust off your bathing suit, and enjoy a week of the coolest water games, various pool activities, time at the slippy slide, and a very special all-camp pool party!

July 31st  - August 4th: Treasure Quest

Quests, medieval adventures, chivalry, gold rush – an exciting week of time traveling to ages we know only from movies. Take off on this voyage with us and discover the greatest treasure of all times!

August 7th - 11th:  Ancient Egypt

Pyramids, mysterious sarcophagus, pharaohs and scarabs – join us as we travel back in time to see what life was like in Ancient Egypt. Discover the story of a slave who became a prime minister! This will be an unforgettable adventure!

August 14th - 18th:  Splash - UPDATED!

By popular demand we are redesigning our plans for the last week of Day Camp! While we’ll keep some of the traditional camp activities of our Classic week, we’ll add a big splash of water games to the mix! Don’t be on a waitlist for week 5, join us for Splash in August!

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Day Camp FAQs

Q: My child has food allergies. How does camp handle that?

A: Due to the extreme nature of some food allergies, Camp Men-O-Lan has become a peanut free facility. We take allergies very seriously and our staff are trained in how to use an Epi-pen and emergency procedures. Please contact the Program Director to discuss your child’s specific needs. We will be as accommodating as possible.

Q: Do you have any programs for children with special needs?

A: We do not have programs designed specifically for children with special needs, however we are willing to discuss involvements and opportunities on a case by case basis. Although we do our best to prepare our counselors how to best serve the campers, the training provided is not geared specifically toward children with special needs or at risk youth. All campers must be reasonably mobile in order to fully participate in camp.

Q: What is the payment policy for day camp?

A: $50.00 deposit is required to process all registrations. All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferrable. The balance of your camper fee is due two weeks prior to the start of your registered week(s), and can be paid via check, money order, major credit card, or online. Please make all checks payable to Camp Men-O-Lan. All returned checks will be charged a $25 processing fee.

Full payment must be received two weeks prior to arrival date. If your child/children are attending more than one week of camp, separate payments may be made for each week. However, deposits are required for each week and must be enclosed with registration in order to process. Men-O-Lan pricing may be subject to change without notice.

 

Q: How do you screen and train your staff?

A:We interview and hire only the highest quality staff candidates. Each applicant (even returning staff) must fill out an in-depth application, and we personally interview the candidate. Following the interview process, we check 3 personal references, and require the FBI Fingerprinting background check, the State Police criminal history background check and the Childline Child Abuse clearance. All three must come back clear before the start of staff training.

Staff must participate in a 7 day staff training and orientation period. During this time we spend significant time going over general camp rules and policies as well as specifics for each position. Our training covers health and safety; risk management, age group characteristics, organizational mission, supervision, and more.

Q: What is your camper to counselor ratio?

A:Please also note that counselors are never alone with individual campers.

Day Camp's maximum ratios are: Sprouts: 1 to 5; Seekers and Explorers: 1 to 10, Pathfinders: 1 to 12.

Q:What if there is an emergency during camp?

A:If there is an emergency during camp, we will do our best to contact parents, guardians and/or emergency contacts as quickly as possible. Please know that during an emergency, we are doing everything in our power to take care of your child while we are contacting you.

 

If you have questions contact us at: 215-679-5144 ext 323 or