CAMP LADORE - Each Summer through our Family Services Department and Corps Community Centers, we offer hundreds of children in Delaware, some who have never been out of the City, a chance to spend a week in the Poconos at The Salvation Army’s Camp Ladore. There, young people of varying backgrounds experience a time of recreation (swimming, boating, arts, crafts), and a time to learn about each other, about themselves, and about their world while living and playing together.
The Salvation Army is ready to supply the ultimate camping experience through its American Camping Association accredited facilities with a mature well-trained staff.
Camp Ladore is a unique setting owned and operated by The Salvation Army. It consists of approximately 1,200 acres of land surrounding a 265 acre lake. Our programs use these resources of natural surroundings for contributing to the spiritual, educational, social, and recreational needs of every camper. For physical needs, our aim is to help campers develop good health habits in cleanliness, proper rest, balanced diet, exercise and care of the body. To meet social needs, the camp provides an opportunity for each camper to contribute to and receive from a group living experience. The aim is to help campers make their own right decisions, stimulate creativity, and foster independence. An integrated Christian Education program provides opportunity for spiritual decision and growth.
The Camp facilities include a large Olympic size pool, two waterfronts for boating and canoeing, pioneer living area, hiking trails, animal farm, a low ropes/challenge course, arts & crafts and nature lodges and basketball courts. Outdoor amphitheaters with campfire circles are used during evening programs and devotional times. Each village also has its own activity building for rainy days.