Camp Men-O-Lan: Wikis

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Camp Men-O-Lan is the oldest continuously operating Mennonite camp in North America, and located in Quakertown, PA.[1] Camp Men-O-Lan is a member of the Mennonite Camping Association and the Christian Camp and Conference Association[2] .

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History

Camp Men-O-Lan was established in 1941 by the Eastern District Conference of the General Conference Mennonite Church. The camp name is a combination of Mennonite and Landis, the name of the denomination and the last name of the donor of the original property for the camp, J. Walter Landis. The camp is located on 174 acres (0.70 km2) in Upper Bucks County, PA. Open year round, camp facilities include 11 cabins housing up to 16 campers each, a dormitory, swimming pool, lake, paddle boats and canoes, challenge course, disc golf course, water slide, gymnasium, and an environmentally planned trail system.

Summer Programs

Camp Men-O-Lan offers many different programs during the summer camp season.

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Residential Camp

Camp Men-O-Lan offers full-week (Sunday to Friday) summer camp programs for campers going into 4th to 12th grades. There are 6 different weeks of camp based on campers ages. Residential camp activities include Water Slide, Bible Study, Music, Fishing, Crafts, Climbing Tower, Obstacle Course, Swimming, Soccer, Skit Night, Volleyball, Fellowship, Boating, Basketball, Archery, Campfires and more.

Day Camp

Camp Men-O-Lan offers seven one-week sessions of day camp for 1st – 6th graders. Each week includes activities similar to those in Residential camp such as group games, swimming, the Slippy Slide, boating, fishing, singing, Bible stories, and more. Older campers also get to do target sports, the Climbing Tower, and the Giant Swing.Each week of day camp has a unique theme, and part of the activities include theme-based activities. Past themes include Lovin’ Nature, K’NEX building, Christmas in July, Adventure Week, Wet ‘n Wild Week, and Holiday Week.

Wilderness Camps

Camp Men-O-Lan recently added a Wilderness Camp area to the campus which is used for three-day long rustic camping in the summer. Wilderness camp involves outdoor cooking, hiking, target sports, canoeing, and Challenge course activities. Sometimes special wilderness camp activities are offered in the fall and spring.

Facilitles

HARV-ELLA

Cabins

Camp Men-O-Lan has Six winterized one-room cabins and Five classic screen-sided cabins for warm weather use. Each cabin has bunk-beds for up to 16 people.

Harv-Ella

HARV- ELLA (HE) is a winterized cabin located in the West Campus cabin Section. Harv-Ella was named after Harvey and Ella Bauman, missionaries to India.

Bethel Pines

BETHEL PINES (BP) is a winterized cabin located in the West Campus cabin Section. Bethel Pines was named by East Swamp Church.

Hollich Haven

HOLLICH HAVEN (HH) is a screen-sided cabin located in the West Campus cabin Section.

Kum-Inn

HOLLICH HAVEN

KUM-INN (KI) is a screen-sided cabin located in the West Campus cabin Section. Kum-Inn was named after Harvey S. Kummery by Allentown S.S. Kum-Inn is the oldest cabin in the West Campus cabin Section.

Good Pine

GOOD PINE (GP) is a winterized cabin located in the West Campus cabin Section. Good Pine was named Reverend Douglas S. Good by Pine Grove Church

Jubilee

JUBILEE (JU) is a winterized cabin located in the East Campus cabin Section.

Grace Cabin

GRACE CABIN (GR) is a screen-sided cabin located in the East Campus cabin Section.

Sam-Meta

SAM-META (SM) is a screen-sided cabin located in the East Campus cabin Section.

George-Ella

GEORGE-ELLA (GE) is a winterized cabin located in the East Campus cabin Section.

Eden

EDEN (ED) is a screen-sided cabin located in the East Campus cabin Section.

Lou-Hagen

LOU-HAGEN (LH) is a winterized cabin located in the East Campus cabin Section.

WILHEMINA

Wilhelmina

Wilhelmina is a meeting room in the East Campus Cabin Section. It has a fireplace and efficiency kitchen. Wilhelmina was originally a cabin, the first built on the camp property.

Landis Hall

Landis Hall is a large building named after J. Walter Landis containing two dormitory rooms, a gymnasium a kitchen and a meeting areawith a fireplace.

Auditorium

The Auditorium is a large meeting area with a stage, fireplace and a kitchen.

Dining Hall

The Dining Hall can handle meals for groups with a large eating area and commercial kitchen. The Camp Men-O-Lan dining hall is arguably home to the best Blue Juice on the East Coast.

Missionary Cottage

The Missionary Cabin is a Cabin duplex with shared bath.

Campground

Camp Men-O-Lan had a campground with more than 15 campsites offering water, electric and free firewood for campers.

Recreation Facilities

Climbing Tower

Recreational facilities at Camp Men-O-Lan include outdoor sand volleyball and basketball courts, obstacle course, ball fields, nature trails, "rock hop" trail, campfire sites, playgrounds, swimming pool and water slide. There is a 2-acre (8,100 m2) lake offering fishing, paddle boats and canoes.[3] There is challenge course with both high- and low-elements, a zip line, a climbing and rappelling tower, and a Giant Swing.[4]

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Coordinates: 40°23′56″N 75°25′20″W / 40.3988°N 75.4221°W / 40.3988; -75.4221


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