Camp Mardela Dinner Will Fund Re-Launch

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted business in many sectors, but summer camp programs faced major challenged when they were forced to close last summer. Summer staff were out of work, campers missed a summer of cherished camp memories, and camps were forced to survive from the goodwill of their supporters and volunteers. Camp Mardela (located in Denton, Md.) was no exception. The impact of the absence of summer camp was felt by families and campers, as camp programs play a critical role in a child’s life.
Many have been hoping that 2021 would make camp possible again, to make up for what was lost in 2020. Fortunately, with the light at the end of the tunnel of the pandemic, Camp Mardela is offering modified programs for the summer of 2021 under the current COVID-19 regulations. Residential camps for youth, and specialty camps from fine arts to outdoor adventures will resume, following current masking, distancing, and sanitizing guidance. The whole Camp Mardela community is eager to return to this sacred plot of land on the Eastern Shore. However, much must be done to prepare the facilities for the summer season again, so Camp Mardela is hosting fundraisers to help prepare for a safe 2021 summer season.
Camp Mardela traditionally hosts a Camp Dinner in the fall, one of the camp’s main fundraising events. This year, one is being added in the spring on April 11. Due to capacity restrictions, it will be a drive-thru fundraising dinner, offering to-go boxes of homemade meals prepared by camp volunteers. The camp is encouraging pre-orders for meals until April 6, but they will also have limited meals for sale on the day of the event. Pre-ordered meals will be prepared in advance and can be picked up as early as 12:30pm at the camp’s pavilion area. Those who wish to order the day of the event can pick up their meals at the camp’s dining hall, called Krabill Hall, and will be sold while supplies last.
This camp dinner includes ham, roast turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, sweet potatoes, rolls, and a dessert. Meals are sold for $10, but additional donations are welcomed, as these donations will help camp prepare for its summer programs. Tickets can be ordered at www.campmardela.org/camp-dinner, and donations can be made to paypal.me/campmardela. Camp Mardela is a non-profit organization affiliated with the Church of the Brethren, and all additional donations are tax-deductible.