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Junior/Junior High Camps ending on Friday in 2023! Camp Mennoscah announcements, Nov. 1, 2022

November 01, 2022

Camps that run from Sunday to Saturday will now end on Friday. This is only a change for Junior and Junior High Camps. It will not affect First Camp, PreJunior, or Senior High Camps. Weekend groups will not be affected either.

For several weeks, the Programming Committee requested thoughts and comments on ending a full-week camp on Friday instead of Saturday.  While responses were both for and against a switch to a Friday checkout, responses weighed more heavily to the positive.  There are benefits to both campers and staff when staff is better rested.  Groups and families will also have additional opportunities to spend time at camp with the change.  The checkout time on the last day of Junior/Junior High camps will move to 10:30-11:30am (previously 9-10am) to allow for a more relaxed checkout.

Share your thoughts on this change here. We'd like to hear from you.


Other events and happenings: 

  • Camp Mennoscah is recruiting for summer staff at Mennonite colleges in November! We'll have a booth at Goshen on Nov. 4, and Hesston, Tabor, and Bethel on November 7, 8, and 9, respectively.  Stop by in the morning and say howdy.  Booths are located in the Connector (Goshen), the Larks Nest (Hesston) and by the cafeteria (Tabor and Bethel).  Summer staff applications will be available when recruiting starts.  See you there!
  • On Saturday, November 12, we will be playing in the dirt at Camp Mennoscah!  It's the last step (we think) in finishing up the newly renovated amphitheater.  Dirt needs to be moved by hand between the rows of limestone seating.  We'll start at 9am and work until the last tablespoon of dirt is in place.  Stay for as long as you are able.  Bring your water bottle, weather appropriate gear and we'll provide a lunch.  (Call us at 620-297-3290 and let us know of any dietary considerations.)
  • What additional programming (events, camps, retreats, etc.) would you like to see at camp? We want to know what you'd like find on Camp Mennoscah's schedule.  Contact us at olivia.bartel@campmennoscah.org or 620-297-3290 to let us know what variation of a camp, retreat or stunning event would be exciting to discover at camp.
  • There are a great many things for volunteers to do--come be one!  Any of the following are great options for groups of one or more:  cleaning after groups, cutting firewood, weekend hosting, being a committee member, mowing or other maintenance/grounds tasks, making a meal for a volunteer group, or recruiting people to volunteer at camp.  These are just some of the possibilities!  Call us at 620-297-3290 for more information.
  • Don't miss out on festive celebrations at Camp Mennoscah!  Holidays are "blacked out" two weeks before the holiday, if no one has made a reservation.  Contact us to inquire about available holiday dates!  

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