The Lane - February 2023
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We accomplished many of our 2022 project goals last year, and saw a 50% increase in our rental income! This helped us support our camp program, which is still below our pre-COVID numbers. Overall, we ended the year in the red by $2,800.00. However, we made gains in the past several years, and have approved a 2023 budget that will use some of that reserve. We still need the support of the community to ensure that we maintain a good financial position as our expenses are increasing with rising prices.
Our general goals for 2023 can be summed up as - growth. We want to see our camp numbers increase by 25%, increase advertising efforts in the area, make improvements to the property that will grow our year-round usability, and literally GROW trees and plants in the areas that were effected by the July 12th storm. Camp Mardela has always been a place to grow together, so help us as we make plans to continue to grow in the future together with you!
Camp Board Committees
If you have any concerns, questions, or ideas regarding any of these committees, you can reach out to any person on the committee to address your needs. Click a drop-down to see who is on the committee!
Jered Hannawald - Chair Amy Hutchison - Secretary Mikalah Potvin - Treasurer Jennifer Summy - Adminstrator
Sara Potvin Amy Hutchison Lezah Lakin
Stanley Hutchison Bob Musch Jered Hannawald
Winter Service Day - February 18th - 9am-5pm
Our past service days have been a success, and we hope you join us for our winter service day! We work on winter projects in preparation for our upcoming events. We will also have some archival work and some auction work to do. Here is our list of things to do:
Organizing auction donations
Lunch will be provided to all volunteers!
Camp Auction - April 1st - 8am-1pm
Find unique items for sale to support Camp Mardela's fundraising auction. Breakfast & browse will start at 8am with bidding in the live and silent auction starting at 9am. The auction will continue until 1pm or until all items are sold! There will also be a food stand/bake sale. You can support by:
Donating auction items (new or gently used)
Purchasing ads/sponsorships for the booklet
Bidding on items on the day of the auction
The deadline for booklet items is Feb 27th.
Save The Date
Krabill Hall Improvements
Krabill Hall has long been the hub of activity at camp, and it has changed a lot over the years - inside and out! This year, we are looking to make some additional improvements to Krabill all to make it more comfortable and usable. A couple of refrigerators and freezers are in need of major repairs. In addition, Krabill Hall is starting to be used year-round, and needs more substantial climate control. Therefore, we are setting a $50,000 fundraising goal to address these issues. If you would like to support, send a donation with the memo "Krabill Hall Improvements".
New at Camp Mardela!
Check out the projects we've already begun in 2023!
Bob Musch has been creating new signage all around camp to help visitors - new and old - to get around.
Stanley Hutchison and the Thursday Crew have been building a brand new floating dock for the Swimming Pond.
The Greenhill Church of the Brethren has graciously donated a commercial dishwasher for the Krabill kitchen.
Early Bird: 10% off (register under "early bird" or use coupon code - EB)
Winter Deadline - Feb 6
Summer Deadline - June 1
Bring a Friend: 10% off (coupon code - BAF)
Bring a new friend and BOTH campers can apply discount!
Church Pays Half: 50% off (register under "church pays half")
Applies for participating Church of the Brethren churches