SPORTS & GAMES
Get'cha head in the game!
Have fun with your friends in a game of basketball. This court has 2 permanent basketball hoops, a cement paved court, and basketballs provided. However, use of this court is not limited to basketball. Get creative! You can have a water balloon toss, a riveting game of hopscotch, or even pickleball! The possibilities are endless!
So come and explore them here at Camp Mardela!
It's one, two, three strikes you're out, at the old ball game!
Located next to our pavilion, this wide open softball field is the perfect place to gather your friends and play your favorite field games. Complete with a backstop and fencing around the outside, you can play baseball or softball, or if that's not your thing, you can play kickball, tag, or any other creative field games!
Balls for these games can be found in the wooden signpost by the pavilion parking lot.
Swing, slide, climb or hang! These new playgrounds are fit for fun!
One playground is located at our pavilion area, and the other is located between King Retreat Center and Krabill Hall. Both include swings, slides, and jungle gyms. The playground by the Retreat Center also includes a merry-go-round. Adult supervision is strongly recommended for use of the playground equipment, especially the merry-go-round.
For adults supervising, you can relax on the granny swings by the Retreat Center! There is no shortage of fun for kids of all ages here at these playgrounds!
Serve, bump, set, and spike to your heart's content at our two volleyball courts!
One is located at the pavilion area, and the second one is next to the basketball court. Both have sand pits and balls provided. If you don't feel like playing volleyball, you can get creative and use it as a tug-of-war pit as pictured here!
Sorry! I just sunk your Monopoly!
At Camp Mardela, there is no shortage of games! In the King Retreat Center and the craft house we have closets full of classic games like Monopoly, checkers, the Game of Life, you name it! We also have many decks of cards so you can enjoy your favorite card games during your stay with us.
These are great rainy day activities. The weather can never stop the fun there is to be had at Camp Mardela!
This activity is a summer camp exclusive.
Under the direction of archery trainers, campers can learn to hunt like Katniss, fight like Legolas, or shoot for your hand like Princess Merida. Camp Mardela provides archery equipment to campers who would like to learn this skill.
Rental groups are not permitted to use Camp Mardela's archery equipment, and archery is not authorized except during designated times under the direct supervision of archery instructors.
Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge!
This spin-off dodgeball game has a twist. Instead of launching balls from one ride of a room to the other, you get your opponents out from all angles in this gaga pit. With one ball, players try to hit their opponents from the knees down by hitting the ball with their hands. If you get hit, you hop outside of the ring, and play continues until only one remains.
This unique game is fun for all, and is growing in popularity. If you're never played before, you can try your hand here at Camp Mardela.
There are four squares, but only one king (or queen!), but watch out, because they can quickly be dethroned!
This game is a camp classic around the nation, and any camp experience would not be complete with this cubed delight!
Campers and renters can use our four square court at any time during their stay, but it is recommended with adult supervision (or participation!). The four square court is located next to the craft house, and balls are located outside of the craft house as well.
This game is a Camp Mardela favorite!
The object of the game is to knock out the opponent's pool balls. Each person has 5 balls, and takes turns shooting a cue ball at each other's balls, trying to knock all 5 of the other's off the course before their own are knocked down.
Located outside of the craft house, the pool balls for this game are provided, and can be enjoyed by any group at any time. Don't miss out on this fun variation of the classic pool game!
One of the most classic camping adventures: a hike through nature!
We have several trails that span across the borders of our property, with many hidden treasures to find along the way. You can come for a day to hike the trails with your friends, or stay with us for a weekend or a week of camp in the summer to see how many natural wonders you can discover here at Camp Mardela!
We ask that if you would like to use the trails, simply call or email the camp office so we know you are planning on visiting us.