The Rev. Carlton Bodine Jr. will be joining us live on Facebook to talk about the history of the camp and answer questions about his family’s involvement with the camp since the days when it was still in the town of Delanco.
Join us at 2 p.m. eastern time on Wednesday, August 12.
Since we’re doing a history theme this week I got in the car and drove to Delanco with my dad on Sunday to visit the location of the original camp and get a Boost Slushie at the 7-Eleven that is there now.
The two signs are all that remain of the property, which was initially a 20-acre parcel purchased from Charles Fletcher to establish the Fletcher Grove Camp Meeting but was sold off in pieces prior the camp relocating to its present location in Tabernacle in 1965.
As I explain in the video, it was really surreal to be drinking Boost on the original property of the camp. There’s nothing necessarily special about what’s there now but the history of that plot of land is anything but insignificant.
The Hollywood Harmoneers were a southern gospel group from Hollywood, Md. who were musical guests at the 75th Delanco Camp Meeting in July 1972.
The Harmoneers were a trio that had been performing at the time of camp meeting that summer for nine years. The went on to record six LPs and played a concert as recently as 2013, according to this article. One of the group’s members died in 2018.