Day Camp

#CampCountinues2021

We are very excited to announce that we are going to run both residential and day camp sessions in 2021!

ORGANIC FRIENDSHIPS AND REAL LIFE FUN.

THIS IS DAY CAMP.

 

Why summer camp?
After many months of staying home, studying online, and being away from friends, this is a no brainer! A great summer camp, like Men-O-Lan, means opportunities to try new things, bonding over outdoor adventures, exploring nature, and enjoying the day screen-free. It means new and renewed friendships, inside jokes, and lots of time to build relationships that will last for many years to come. Camp is a place to figure out who you are. Camp is a game-changer. And whether you know God or you’ve never even thought you’d ever care, you’ll leave with a better understanding of His love for you.
Why choose Men-O-Lan?
A young teen who didn’t even want to get out of the car on the first day of camp and now we can’t imagine Camp without them!
A young child who did not speak a single word for days due to previous trauma in their home life now loves their counselor and is happy to come to Camp every day!
A camper who was dismissed from multiple other programs became one of the core members of the teen team for years!
A child who needed just a bit of extra love due to ADHD has since grown up at Camp and is on the fast track to becoming a participant of our leadership program!
Men-O-Lan’s mission is Life Change through Christ. Every single member on our Team is here to provide the backdrop and facilitate positive change and personal growth in the life of campers and staff alike. Our Camp has been a safe haven for thousands of children and youth for over 75 years who came from a diverse background, skill set, family situation, and socio-economic status. Whether a camper comes from a family that believes in Jesus or they don’t, they will feel equally loved and cherished at Men-O-Lan.
At Camp, kids from K to 7th grade can take a break from “online everything” and have real life adventure, enjoy organic friendships, and be who they were meant to be. No pressure, just fun. This is Camp Men-O-Lan’s Day Camp. This is where kids belong.
 

2021 Camp Dates

Day Camp: Monday to Friday
June 28 - July 2: Day Camp Week 1 - Theme: Classic 1
July 5 - 9: Day Camp Week 2 - Theme: Arts & Sports 1
July 12 - 16: Day Camp Week 3 - Theme: Wet & Wild 1
July 19 - 23: Day Camp Week 3 - Theme: Skit 1
July 26 - 30: Day Camp Week 5 - Theme: Classic 2
August 2 - 6: Day Camp Week 6 - Theme: Arts & Sports 2
August 9 - 13: Day Camp Week 7 - Theme: Wet & Wild 2
August 16 - 20: Day Camp Week 8 - Theme: Skit 2

2021 Pricing

Tuition$255/week

Optional additions:

Hot Lunch: $31/week

Early Care: $33/week (7:00 am - 8:30 am, includes breakfast)

After Care: $29/week (4:45 pm - 6:00 pm)

Early and After Care Package: $52/week

We offer scholarship to those who need additional financial help. More information is available here.

 

 

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. Sprouts 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. Seekers 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 to 7th grades in the Fall. On top of the exciting theme activities with the rest of Day Camp, Explorers are offered more choices that are appropriate for older kids, like archery or challenge course initiatives. Explorer 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. Explorer boys and girls form separate groups. This allows even our more shy campers to be more confident during small group times and bond with everyone in the group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Day at Day Camp
If you are wondering what a day at Men-O-Lan’s Day Camp looks like, here is a sneak peek. (Please note our daily routine may change at any time as we refine it to better serve our campers. The schedule is slightly varied for different age groups.)
7:30am: Early Care Starts
8am: Breakfast for Early Care
8:30am-8:50am: Regular Check-In
9am: Worship and Bible time
10:25am: Activity Groups
11:30am: Lunch
12:15pm: Free Time
12:50pm: Game Time/Pool Time
2pm: Pool Time/Game Time
3:10pm: Snack Time
3:20pm: Theme Time
4:20pm: Group Time
4:30pm: Regular Check-Out
4:45pm-6pm: After Care

What about COVID-19?

Camp Men-O-Lan has been working with the American Camp Association (ACA), the Christian Camp and Conference Association (CCCA), and the Association of Camp Nurses (ACN), three major organizations to learn about the best practices in lowering the risks and preventing the spread of communicable diseases including COVID-19. In the summer of 2020 several camps ran with great success and we have been learning from these excellent examples. We are preparing for the summer with advanced planning and enhanced staff training. Our promise is that using the tools ACA, CCCA, ACN and the CDC provided we are going to do our very best to prevent illnesses, and if they occur, to efficiently mitigate the spread.
Here is a quick summery on what we are doing.
There is more information in our Playbook for Parents here.
We are also working on Camps Communicable Disease Plan (CDP) which will be available to families upon request before the summer starts.
 

If you have any questions, please email us at or call at 215-679-5144.

If you have questions related to the camp program or summer staff, please call our Program Director, Szonja Saddel at extension 323.

If you have already registered and you have a financial question, please call our Bookkeeper, Kimberly Kenney at 324

If you have questions about our campership program (financial support), please email here:

If you need to reset your password to the online registration system, please follow the prompts on the registration page.

 

 
 

 

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If you have questions you can call us at: 215-679-5144 ext 323 or email us at: