Summer Camp 2021 was incredible. We are ready for an even more amazing 2022!
HAVE FUN. MAKE FRIENDS. HEAR GOD. BELONG.
Why summer camp?
We returned to summer camp in 2021 after many months of staying home, studying online, and being away from friends. We became even more aware of the extremely important role Camp plays in the lives of our campers and staff. 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.
2022 Camp Dates
PLEASE NOTE NEW AGE GROUPS AND ORDER OF WEEKS!
Resident Camp: Sunday to Friday
GRADE REFERS TO THE SCHOOL GRADE A CAMPER IS GOING INTO IN THE FALL OF 2022.
Week 1: June 26- July 1, High School I (9-12 Grade)
Week 2: July 3-8, Upper Middle School (7-9 Grade)
Week 3: July 10-15, Lower Middle School (5-7 Grade)
Week 4: July 17-22, High School II (8-12 Grade)
Week 5: July 24-27, Mini Week (2-6 Grade), Sunday to Wednesday
We offer tiered pricing in Resident 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.
Tier 1: $465/week (close to the actual costs to run one camp session)
Tier 2: $425/week (subsidized rate supported by donors)
Mini Week (2nd-6thgrades):
Tier 1: $345.00
Tier 2: $295.00
Do you need childcare for the entire week of Mini Camp? Add Thursday and Friday in Day Camp for $113.00.
Early Bird: $15/week - Starting on January 1 those who pay in full by April 17, 2022 will receive $15 off the weekly tuition.
Sibling Discount: $10/child - When two or more children from the same household attend the same session, they will receive our sibling discount ($10/child).
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.
For more details about our program and for frequently asked questions, check out the 2022 Camper Parents Playbook.
A Day at Resident 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
9:15am: Worship and Bible time
10:30am: Morning Game
11:20am: Activity Group I
1:15pm: FOB FOB (Flat on Back, Feet on Bunk) - AKA rest time.
2pm: Activity Group II
3:15pm: Cabin Choice/Pool Time
4:15pm: Pool Time/Cabin Choice
6:30pm: Evening Activity
7:30pm: Snack Shop
9:15pm: Cabin Devotions
10pm: Lights Out
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 past two seasons (2020 and 2021) several camps including Camp Men-O-Lan ran with great success and we have been learning a lot along the way. We continue to prepare 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.
Camp Men-O-Lan’s 2022 Communicable Disease Plan (CDP) will be available to families upon request in June 2022 reflecting the most up to date requirements and recommendations.
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 have already registered and you have a financial question, please call our Bookkeeper, Kimberly Kenney at 324.
If you need to reset your password to the online registration system, please follow the prompts on the registration page.