The Salvation Army's Mission Statement
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church.
Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
The Purpose of Salvation Army Camping
The purpose of Salvation Army camping is to serve the needs of campers: physical, social and spiritual. 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.
The fact that The Salvation Army is a religious organization makes it possible for its camping program to integrate concern for the spiritual dimension of life. We believe in God, His word and what it teaches, and a pattern of living exemplified by Jesus Christ.
Camp Ladore is owned and operated by The Salvation Army. Situated among the picturesque mountain ranges of Northeast Pennsylvania, it consists of approximately 1,200 acres surrounding a 265 acre lake. Our Summer Camp programs take full advantage of these natural resources for contributing to the spiritual, educational, social, and recreational needs of every camper.
Each summer, hundreds of campers ages 7 to 16 travel from across Pennsylvania and Delaware to attend a week at camp. A wide variety of activities are offered, including: nature study, swimming, horseback riding, boating, arts and crafts, sports, fishing, music instruction, archery, hiking, games, high ropes course, and more. An integrated Christian Education program provides opportunity for spiritual decision and growth.