If not for Dobbins United Methodist Church, there would probably be no Delanco Camp. The camp originated in 1898 as an outgrowth of the church (then known as Delanco Methodist Episcopal Church) and its senior pastor at the time, the Rev. George Ridout. "When he was pastor here he attended a lot of the camp … Continue reading More than half a century after camp move, Dobbins UMC still committed to reaching community in Delanco
Mark Buzby was kind enough to send in this camp brochure from 1983. Did you attend any of our camp programs that summer? What memories do you have or are you suddenly reminded of looking at the brochure?
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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IS_2yIOwJA 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 … Continue reading Visiting the old camp grounds in Delanco
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei_XHSKLiIk 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 … Continue reading The Hollywood Harmoneers