Overnight Camp

#CampCountinues2024

Summer Camp 2023 was incredible. We are ready for an even more amazing 2024!

HAVE FUN. MAKE FRIENDS. HEAR GOD. BELONG.

 

Why summer camp?

Summer camps play an extremely important in the lives of campers and staff members. Organic (=real life) friendships are more precious than ever. Kids being outside and having off-screen, good experiences is invaluable and profoundly necessary for both their mental and physical health.  Our campers have many opportunities to try new things, bond over outdoor adventures, share stories at campfire, and break away from their screens. Camp means new and renewed friendships, inside jokes, and six days to build relationships that will last for many years to come. Men-O-Lan is a place where they can figure out who they are. Camp is a game-changer. And whether they know God or they’ve never even thought they’d ever care, they’ll leave with a better understanding of His love for them.

Why choose Men-O-Lan?

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 80 years who came from a diverse background, 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.
Men-O-Lan is a place where campers feel that they belong.

 

2024 Camp Dates

PLEASE NOTE NEW AGE GROUPS AND ORDER OF WEEKS!

GRADE REFERS TO THE SCHOOL GRADE A CAMPER IS GOING INTO IN THE FALL OF 2024.

Overnight Camp: Sunday to Friday

Week 1: June 23-28, High School I (9-12 Grade)

Week 2: June 30 - July 5, Middle School (6-8 Grade)

Week 3: July 7-12, Lower Middle School (5-7 Grade)

Week 4: July 14-19, High School II (8-12 Grade)

Week 5: July 21-24, Mini Week (2-6 Grade), Sunday to Wednesday

Camp Connect: July 25-26, Thursday-Friday (2nd-9th Grade)

Camp Connect is a new program that introduces day campers and other children and younger teens to the overnight experience. It is nestled into a regular week, with a simple Thursday morning drop-off (much like Day Camp), and a one-night sleepover (Thursday into Friday). It ends at regular Day Camp pick-up time on Friday. The program will be separate from Day Camp for these two days, and the Overnight Camp counselors will work with the campers. Meals from Thursday breakfast through Friday lunch are included.

Tuition

Those who register in October or November will receive the 2023 tuition prices (please see below).

We offer tiered pricing in Overnight Camp. This means that you can choose what you pay for the program. We encourage you that if you are able, pay tier 1 to better help us cover the actual cost of a camp session.
Regular sessions:
Tier 1: $475/week (close to the actual costs to run one camp session)
Tier 2: $440/week (subsidized rate supported by donors)
Mini Week (2nd-6thgrades):
Tier 1: $355
Tier 2: $310
2024 Discounts
Sibling Discount: $15/child When two or more children from the same household attend the same session, they will receive our sibling discount ($15/child).
Camperships
We offer scholarship to those who need additional financial help. More information is available here. Look for the form during the application process to apply.
Additional help
If you need more financial support, we encourage you to ask your church office if they support families to send their children to camp. Many churches in our area provide partial of full scholarship for one or more sessions.
Men-O-Lan works with several other non-profit organizations to provide the opportunity for every child to attend Camp.
Here are some of the ones with whom we are partnering:
  • Crossroads Community Center Philadelphia
  • Liberty Ministries
  • Angel Tree
For more details about our program and for frequently asked questions, check out the 2023 Camper Parents Playbook under the Forms tab. An updated version of the Playbook is coming soon.

 

A Day at Overnight Camp
Do you wonder what the daily schedule might be? This sample schedule below gives an example. 
(Please note our daily routine may change at any time as we refine it to better serve our campers. Also the schedule is slightly varied for different age groups.)
7:30am: Wake up call
8:30am: Breakfast
9:15am: Worship and Bible time
10:30am: Morning Rec (=recreational activity, a.k.a. game time)
11:20am: U Pick It (campers choose from 3-4 activity options)
12:30pm: Lunch
1:15pm: FOB FOB (Flat on Back, Feet on Bunk) - AKA rest time.
2pm: Afternoon Activity
3:15pm: Cabin Choice/Pool Time
4:15pm: Pool Time/Cabin Choice
5:30pm: Dinner
6:30pm: Evening Activity
7:30pm: Snack Shop
8pm: Campfire
9:15pm: Cabin Devotions
10pm: Lights Out

 

If you have questions about Resident Camp, please call us at 215-679-5144.
If you are unable to connect with someone when you call, see notes below for appropriate contact. Please leave a message with your name and number and we will get back to you within two business days.
If you have questions related to the camp program or summer staff, please call our Program Director, Szonja Saddel at extension 323.
If you questions regarding camper registrations, please call our Registrar, Beth Friesen at extension 321.
If you have already registered and you have a financial question, please call our Bookkeeper, Diane Provost at 324.
If you need to reset your password to the online registration system, please follow the prompts on the registration page.

 

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