Summer 2018!

Wow! Can you believe we are already talking about Summer 2018? Registration for summer youth camps is open, follow this link to register today! Our curriculum this summer is “Beyond Belief: The Universe of God” and we are BEYOND excited to see what joy this summer brings us.

2018 Summer Staff

We’re looking for you, summer staffers! Camp Mennoscah has started the “round-up” process for the 2018 summer staff. Find the information online at and then fill out the application! Our summer staff are dedicated to giving campers, staff, and guests a great, God-filled experience at Camp Mennoscah. Contact Olivia at 620-297-3290 with questions.

Remember to stay up-to-date with our current Kitchen and Dining Hall Renovations by checking out our photo album on Facebook or following the link on the right of this page!

Wintertime, Christmastime, Kitchen-time

Our deciduous trees have almost completed defoliating, the temperature is barely making it to 50 degrees, and we have begun to reach our slowest (yet, still surprisingly busy) time of year. Our last event of 2017 is the Summer Youth Camp Volunteer Christmas on the 16th of December at 2:30pm in the Retreat Center (for all of our wonderful volunteers), where we hope you will join us. While everything else camp-related is winding down for the year, the kitchen and dining hall renovations are coming front and center. We are so excited for this project!

Check out our progress on Facebook! 

Here’s a short schedule for our plans:

  • December 2-9:  Remove all present equipment and fixtures in kitchen. Remove ceiling and all plumbing pipes and electric as needed.
  • December 11: Have kitchen area ready for plumbing and electrical contractors.

Contact Jim Yoder at 316-284-3890 (call or text),, or to Camp Mennoscah at (620) Please include your name, address, phone, and e-mail address if you would like to volunteer for any portion of our giant project!

Updates in the sand

Wow, it has been a whirlwind of a month! The leaves are finally beginning to fall and the summer smells are beginning to fade as we are preparing for our final retreats of the year. Join us for our Fall Scrapbooking and Crafts Retreats on November 3-5 and 17-19. The closing of the Main Camp Kitchen is coming up quick, and we will certainly be looking for extra help during the first few months of next year to help out with the kitchen and dining hall renovations. Contact us at 620-297-3290 or if you want to help out!

In September, we had our Mental Health Spiritual Retreat and the start to Work and Play camp. October 1 was our Annual meeting, with a wonderful turn out of about 65 folks – thank you for joining us! During the meeting, we heard stories of camp impacting the lives of youth and adults alike. We recognized three incoming board members, three outgoing members, Jim Yoder for his dedication to building new houses on this rock, and Kelly Stucky for his innumerable years and gifts as Senior High Program Director. There was laughing, and crying too, and most definitely the presence of God among us as we said thank you for another great year! Work and Play camp begin with a small number, but we got plenty crossed of our list. A huge thank you goes out to our dedicated Work and Play folks! The remainder of October has included preparations for the winter, retreat weekends, and a trip to Bethel College for Fall Fest.

We are taking out the dam!

Join us on Sunday, October 8th around 2pm for the annual removal of the dam. We’ll be meeting by the dining hall and venturing to the river once all of the needed materials are ready. Remember to wear river appropriate clothing and shoes if you are planning to help out! If you wish to come and spectate, that’s great too – we hope to see you all at camp soon!

Summer Youth Camp Success!

551 campers.
239 program staff.
10 summer staff.
4 permanent staff.

We call that a success. A huge thank you to our camp community for supporting our ministry by sending campers to camp! We discuss community a lot at camp – probably because ours is an amazing one – and that community truly blossoms during the summer months. Come rain or shine, 110 degrees or 70 degrees, campers and staff are always excited to spend a week at camp. Thank you for your laughter, for your service, for your smiles, and for your endless support of this camping ministry. We will see you next summer!

(or sooner)

Remember, there are still plenty of Camp Mennoscah activities to get involved in! Mental Health Spiritual Retreat is up next, then Women & Girls, Work & Play, and many other volunteer opportunities, too. Check out our retreats page to see what we have planned or plan your own visit here and give us a call (620-297-3290) or email us ( to make a reservation.

It’s Camp Time!


We are thrilled that the summer has begun and campers, staff, and families alike are bringing this place to life with their laughter and love. With three weeks of camps already complete and five more to go, we are filled with excitement! Whether you have already been to camp or you are yet to come, you are a beloved part of this camp community and we cannot wait to see you. Register for camp if you haven’t already, and make sure to pack your bug spray.



Summer is quickly approaching and we are still exploring fun and safe options to replace The Whale playground. To keep our community involved and bring us closer to our funding goal, we began a GoFundMe fundraising campaign. We are very excited for the new playground to come! Check out our page and consider donating!