Muscular Christianity at Camp

Waking up on a summer day at Lake Delaware Boys Camp in the Catskill Mountains wilderness is like dreaming time has stood still. The morning regimen is virtually unchanged from 105 years ago, when the camp was founded. Yet it never fails to capture boys’ attention.

Kelly Chacchia, Parent of camper

Changing lives since 1909! This boy’s camp in the Catskill Mountains in NYS is a magical place. A place where boys as early as 8 or 9 years of age can escape to for 5 More »

A Century of Character-Building and Games

The mist hangs damp and heavy in the Catskills most mornings, obscuring the rising sun. It muffles the incessant birdsong and puts a dewy sheen on eight old-fashioned tarpaulin tents where 100 boys ages 9 to 16 are nestled in sleeping bags.


Since it was founded in 1909, LDBC has been a Christian Camp. Each day begins with a service in the beautiful St. Joseph’s Chapel. It is a time of peace, beauty and inspiration for campers. More »

Dan DeNose, Grad 2004

My attitude changed for the better because of LDBC. It unlocked the potential that I had inside me.

Eric Schubert, Grad 2004

Camp is a very special place. It allows you to get to know yourself and gain the confidence required to do anything your heart chooses.

Dues Payments

Click the button below to pay your dues. You may also make a donation to the Lake Delaware Boys’ Camp or donate to the Alumni Association.

Jelani Price, Grad 2010

I never knew a place that could have such an affect on a person. To make one love life more. To create friendships that had never existed. I’ve never felt more welcome.


Instruction Sheet Important – Please Read Carefully! There is a $40 non-refundable application fee that MUST accompany each application. Checks should be made out to the Lake Delaware Boys’ Camp. The application WILL NOT be considered if More »

Parent of camper

I’m not sure most people could appreciate the wonderful effect LDBC has had on my son after he started attending Camp. At LDBC he is living testimony that the concepts taught at LDBC, brotherhood, faith, More »