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The Lane - February 2024


Sights & Sounds of Christmas

We had another successful Christmas celebration at Camp Mardela! Over 2 weekends we had many visitors, musicians, and volunteers make this event possible, and we raised $1,300 for camp through this year-end event! We are glad that this joyous holiday has been celebrated annually at Camp Mardela, and we hope to continue to open our doors to the community to celebrate with us this year. Keep an eye out for the 2024 dates for Sights and Sounds of Christmas!

Dairy Queen Fundraiser

On January 15th we held our first restaurant fundraiser of the year. Incidentally, this was the first snow of the year as well! Despite the weather, we were able to raise $150 for Camp Mardela. Thank you to everyone who supported this fundraiser. We have several more restaurant fundraisers coming up that you can support, too!

Krabill Hall Fundraiser

We're in the homestretch - we're at 90% of our fundraising goal! Our next steps are improving the electric and insulation of the building as we finalize plans for installation of the system. Thank you for your INCREDIBLE support and help us collect the last bit we need to accomplish this project. You can make a donation to the building fund, or order custom bricks to add to the Peace Pole brick garden to support this fundraiser. Deadline for orders is March 1. Order at 


Winter Service Day

February 10th: 9am-3pm

Join us for another Saturday work day as we prepare for winter retreats. We will be cleaning, organizing, preparing for winter retreats, and working on maintenance jobs around camp. Lunch is provided at 12pm to all volunteers.

BVS Reunion

February 11: 3pm-6pm

CALLING ALL BVS-ERS, PAST AND PRESENT! Don't miss this opportunity to join in fellowship with local BVS alumni, and hear about the projects of some current BVS-ers! RSVP deadline is now Feb 5th - RSVP today at

Wendy's Fundraiser

February 20: 12pm-11:30pm

Join us for this NEW restaurant fundraiser. Stop by the Easton Wendy's at any time Tuesday afternoon. Mention Camp Mardela and we will get 20% back on those orders! These fundraisers are a great way to help raise funds to provide supplies and scholarships for camp programs, so show your support by stopping by Wendy's on this day!

Spring Camp Auction

April 6th: 8am-1pm

Come to our biggest fundraiser of the year and support Camp Mardela by donating items to sell, purchasing ads or sponsorships for the auction booklet, or by coming and bidding. Visit for more information


Summer Staff

It's never too early to start thinking about summer! For 2024, we plan to hire 1 Food Service Supervisor, 3-4 Cooks, 1-2 Waterfront Staff, 2-3 Maintenance/Resource Staff. If you are at all interested in working at Camp Mardela in the summer of 2024, you can apply TODAY! Summer salary starts at $400/week. Find job descriptions and applications at 

Summer Counselors

There is nothing more rewarding than spending time with children and watching them grow. As we are finalizing program schedules for 2024, we will need program volunteers for summer camp programs. If you are at all interested in being a volunteer counselor, please contact and we will find a place for you to serve!



Christmas - Snow - Summer - Written Jan. 30

Hey guys, this post will be about the last two months, December and January, so it might be a little more than usual.

December of course was filled with last preparations for Sights & Sounds. That, of course, meant MORE Christmas lights and decorations. If you were here on the 9th or the 16th you saw how awesome it looked! (If not you just have to believe me.) I also made tons of Christmas cookies which was a lot of fun and very tasty.

Throughout the first two weeks of December I played the flute with the Midshore Community Band and accompanied the Tidewater Singers on the flute for a few concerts, I really enjoyed having that opportunity, especially since the chorus is so good. Then of course Christmas came, on the 24th I played a few German Christmas songs at Easton Church of the Brethren after screaming German in front of the Church during a video call with my family. Actually celebrating Christmas wasn't until the New Years weekend in PA with Jen's family. I learnt a lot of new games and saw the Duncannon Sled drop.

Then in January we started taking down our Christmas lights and decorations, which obviously isn't done yet. It was a rather calm month except for the Dairy Queen Fundraiser, which again was quite tasty and fun and also happened to be the first day of SNOW. Camp looked very beautiful with the snow, it was so exciting. Then one day the weather just switched from snow to a little summer preview. Now I'm looking forward to the next months where we have a few more things planned. You'll hear from me in the next update, until the have a great February!

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