The Bluestem facility allows smaller groups to have a place to themselves. The setting is away from main camp as well, which leads to privacy. It is a fully self contained facility with a fully equipped kitchen, 3 bedrooms upstairs, 2 baths upstairs, a basement area containing: a large recreational space with a kitchenette, 2 bedrooms with bunk beds, and 2 baths. Click to see building layout
The Retreat Center, a two-level building dedicated in 2001, has 17 bedrooms equipped with heating and air. Lower level rooms are accessible only by stairs. Most rooms have two single beds with bathroom facilities shared between two rooms. There is a small, fully equipped kitchen and a lounge area on the ground level and a multipurpose room, which serves as a storm shelter for the camp, on the lower level. Guests are welcome to bring their own bedding or may rent a linen packet (flat & fitted sheet, pillow case). A comforter and pillow are provided. Click to see building layout
There are 9 cabins (no electricity, no heating/cooling) in the Main Camp area, with a new (tenth) cabin currently in the building process for Summer 2017. The rustic cabins are located in two different areas, with 5 in each vicinity, allowing for the separation of sleeping areas. They sleep about 10-12 people each and are closed for the winter.
Finished just before the 2016 summer camping season, the new bath houses are available for each group of cabins. They feature men’s and women’s sides as well as a small family bathroom, each equipped with showers, toilets/urinals, and sinks. The bath houses are closed for the winter.
The Cottonwood and Sunflower buildings provide additional lodging in the Main Camp area.
The Sunflower building (right) is centrally heated and cooled. There are two rooms, each with 7 upper and 7 lower bunks, and a smaller room with 3 upper bunks, 2 lower bunks, and a double bed. Total number of beds is 33. Bathrooms are located in the building, as is a lounge area. During summer youth camps, this building is only available on weekends. Click to see building layout
The Cottonwood building (left) is also centrally heated and cooled. Each of the seven rooms has 2-3 beds in a variety of arrangements (bunks, double, single) with a total of approximately 14 beds. There is a lounge area and the nurse’s station is located in this building. Cottonwood is not available during summer youth camps. Click to see building layout
The heart and soul of Camp Mennoscah, our shelter house is where campers and staff gather to eat meals, sing, grow, and play. The shelter house features a fully-equipped kitchen, dining area, large open outdoor shelter, and meeting room.
Camp Mennoscah replaced the old, leaky pool with a completely new pool in 2011. The pool is typically open from Memorial Day until after summer youth camps end. The pool provides a welcome relief from the Kansas heat in the summer.
Campers and visitors are able to enjoy true Kansas nature around the Ninnescah river. Swimming/wading, canoeing, and fishing are all available on the river. The dam is removed in late September and is replaced in late March. Canoeing is available only when the dam is in. All state fishing regulations must be followed.
Additional Facilities and Features:
- Tent camping areas and 20 RV hookups
- Basketball court, volleyball net, softball area, horseshoe pit, and sports shed with sports equipment
- A-frame building (electricity, no heating/cooling) – used for arts and crafts during summer youth camps, and can also be used for meetings and gatherings Click to view building
- Campfire area with amphitheater-style seating Click to view