Camp Men-O-Lan is the oldest continuously operating Mennonite camp in North America, and located in Quakertown, PA. Camp Men-O-Lan is a member of the Mennonite Camping Association and the Christian Camp and Conference Association .
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 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, water slide, gymnasium, and an environmentally planned trail system.
Camp Men-O-Lan offers many different programs during the summer camp season.
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.
Camp Men-O-Lan offers seven one-week sessions of day camp for 1st – 6th graders. Each week includes activities similar to those in Residental 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.
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.
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 on the camp property.
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 two-acre lake offering fishing, paddle boats and canoes. There is challenge course with both high- and low-elements, a zip line, a climbing and rappelling tower, and a Giant Swing.