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The Lane - June 2022

Updated: Jun 4, 2022

The Lane - June 2022 (2)
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What We've Been Up To

BBQ Chicken Fundraiser

On April 9th we hosted our first BBQ Chicken Sandwich fundraiser at the Farmer's Credit Bank on Deep Shore Road. We raised about $1,500 for Camp Mardela through this fundraiser, and were excited to see the community and the Camp Mardela supporters join us at this event! We are planning to host this event again next year with some changes to make it an even more successful event! Thanks to Paul and Amy Hutchison for spearheading this event.

Yard Sale

On April 30th we had a Community Yard Sale. We had a great turnout from the community reserving yard sale spaces and purchasing yard sale items. We raised about $1,000 for Camp Mardela from this fundraiser, and got to get the community involved at Camp Mardela in a new way!

Camp Appreciation Day

On May 22nd we held our annual Camp Appreciation Day to kickoff the upcoming summer season and appreciating the volunteers who make camp possible, and the blessing of the space we have here at Camp Mardela as well. We had a delicious picnic meal, performances by Lynn Butler and her puppets and FairPlay, Fairview's worship band, and a presentation of appreciation for Clyde Nafzinger by Bruce Layton. It was wonderful to see the supporting churches come out to show their continued support of our ministry here at Camp Mardela.

Next year, Camp Appreciation Day will be our 75th Anniversary celebration May 21st, 2023. That date is fast approaching, and we are still looking for help to plan anniversary events, organize camp's historical archives, and put together historical documents and presentations about Camp Mardela. Please contact if you are able to help us with this exciting upcoming event!


This year, we lost two dearly loved camp supporters - Kathleen "Auntie" Cole and Clyde Nafzinger. Both of these people made lasting impacts on Camp Mardela, and we are honored to be able to have their legacy live on in this place. We received many donations in memory of these wonderful people, and plan to honor them by making lasting improvements to Camp Mardela, in the same way that they have left a lasting impact on this place in their lifetimes.

Upcoming Events

Summer Staff & Volunteers

Summer Camp is just around the corner, and it takes a village of people to make it possible. We still have open staff positions in the Kitchen and Waterfront. If you or anyone you know can cook or lifeguard, we need them here at camp! Visit for job descriptions and applications! Training will start the week of June 20th.