Day Camp

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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.

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 and 6th 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.

Pathfinders

Our Pathfinders are our oldest campers entering 7th through 9th grade. Pathfinders 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. Campers have the opportunity to join appropriate Resident Camp groups for certain games on special occasions. 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.

 

 

 


 2018 Costs:
Camp per week: $229.00,

which includes a FREE camp t-shirt (received during the first week of camp).

Hot lunch is $26.00 a week

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

Early Care is $30.00 a week 

After Care is $26.00 a week

Early and After Care package is $36.00 a week

The list of available discounts is visible here: Summer Camp Fees & Discounts 2018

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

 

ANNOUNCING:  2018 Weeks & Themes:

June 25th-29th: Classic

Come and join us for a week of traditional camping activities! You will play some of the all-time favorite group games, go on nature hikes, learn to navigate in the woods and to build a fire, make s’mores, and get refreshed in the pool! Perfect start for our new-to-camp kids, and great warm-up for our old timers!

July 2nd - 6th: Create

An inspiring week of creativity and constructing. Create special structures, make beautiful art pieces, or write, direct and act out a short play by the end of the week. Men-O-Lan’s Got Talent!

July 9th - 13th : Ancient Egypt (Moses and the Great Escape)

One of 2017’s favorite themes is back with a new twist on it! Join us on our time traveling adventure back to Ancient Egypt! Meet Moses, the legendary leader of Israel, get a taste of the Egyptian culture and daily life, create items these ancient people made and used, take a few memorable shots at the Egyptian photo booth, and learn about the mind-blowing miracles God performed to set His people free!

July 16th  - 20th: Wet and Wild

Everyone’s all time favorite theme, where you get wet and go wild! A week full of fun water activities by the lake, in the pool, and on the field. Pack your bathing suit and sunscreen!

July 23rd  - 27th:  Wild West

Have you ever wondered what it was like living in Western America two hundred years ago? Put on your cowboy boots and hang on to your hat, this will be another wild adventure! Lasso the bull, ride ‘em pool-noodle horses, find all the gold you can, and defeat the bandits in a grand line-dance-off!

July 30th  - August 3rd: Babylon (The Adventures of Daniel and his Friends)

Another time-traveling week, this time back to Ancient Babylon! Meet a few young and brave men who were carried away as slaves from their home countries, plugged into a culture drastically different from their own, yet maintained their integrity, held on to their values, and stayed faithful to God. Learn about the Babylonian culture, walk the marketplace, and try your hands at some ancient games. Remember to capture this experience at the special photo booth!

August 6th - 10th: Around the world in 5 days

If you join us this week, you are in for a very special treat! We are going to accompany Mr. Fogg on his exciting adventure to travel around the five continents in five days, and win the wager against a bunch of unbelieving folks! We will follow him through exciting landscapes, mesmerizing cultures, we will help him escape from some dangerous situations, and cheer him on in the last few miles! Grab your tickets, and let’s go!

August 13th - 17th: Heroes and Villains

Enter the magical Men-O-Woods at your own risk! You might bump into Cinderella, Pinocchio, the Evil Queen, or the Hatter. Navigate through a wonderful and enchanting story where the lives of everyone’s favorite heroes and villains meet with yours! This is going to be one epic adventure!

 

 


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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 emergency procedures as well as how to use an Epi-pen. We do our best to accommodate special dietary needs such as vegetarian or gluten free choices. Parents are also welcome to pack lunch for their kids. Please always contact the Program Director to discuss your child’s specific needs.

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 glad to discuss involvements and opportunities on a case by case basis. Although we carefully train our counselors on how to best serve our 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. If your child has any special needs, please contact the Program Director to discuss how we can best serve your family.

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: To ensure that we hire only the highest quality staff, each candidate goes through an extensive filtering and screening process. Applicants (even returning staff) must fill out an in-depth application, and we personally interview every 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.

Our staff must participate in a 7 day staff training and orientation period. During training week we spend time going over general Camp rules and practices regarding health and safety, risk management, supervision, and more. We train our counselors how to best serve their camper age groups, and how to incorporate our organizational mission and values into the daily Camp life.

We are looking for counselors who are caring, compassionate, fun-loving, energetic, and demonstrate a high level of integrity.

Q: What is your camper to counselor ratio?

A: Day Camp's maximum ratios are: Sprouts: 1 to 7.5; Seekers, Explorers, and Pathfinders: 1 to 10.

Please also note that counselors are never to be alone with individual campers in enclosed areas.

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 time permits. Please know that during an emergency, we are doing everything in our power to take care of your child before we are contacting you.

Q: We are not Christians. Can my child skip Bible time?

A: We do not provide alternative activities during Bible and worship time, however, we promise not to force your child to actively participate in our Bible-related activities. What we ask (not only at Bible time, but during every Camp activity) is to be respectful towards the other campers and the staff.

Q: I want my child to be in the same group as his friend. Can you accommodate that?

A: We divide our Day Camp groups by grades (the grade they are going into in the Fall). During Bible and group time, each group is with their own counselors. During the rest of the day, campers are either together, or in mixed groups, or the two younger groups have an activity, while the two older groups do something else together. This way campers get to meet their friends from other age groups, while the more age-sensitive activities are spent with kids from the same grades.

Q: How do you handle bullying?

A: We take bullying very seriously. Our counselors are trained to teach kids what bullying means, ways to prevent it, how to identify it, and how to handle it. If we encounter a bullying situation, we notify parents of all parties, and we start working with everyone involved. If the situation is not resolved quickly, we hold the right to suspend campers who prevent others from having a good time at Camp.

 

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