Aetna Grant Boosts Camp Ladore: The Salvation Army Receives $15,000 to Foster Mental and Physical Health

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PENNSYLVANIA — The Salvation Army Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware Division received a $15,000 grant from Aetna, Better Health Kids, a CVS Health company, which was used to support its summer camp programs at Camp Ladore. The grant provided health and wellness items and supported fun activities and fitness to benefit the children attending Camp.

Camp Ladore offers music, arts and sports programs during its summer camp sessions for children ages seven to 16 to allow campers to explore their interests while also providing them opportunities to develop valuable life skills and healthy forms of emotional expression. Aetna’s grant provided Camp Ladore with support to further evolve these programs, bolstering campers’ overall well-being 

“Camp Ladore is blessed for Aetna’s generous gift and support of our organization and its mission,” said Captain Dave Kelly, the camp director at Camp Ladore. “With this funding, we will ensure that Camp Ladore’s programs continue to offer a healthy and safe environment for campers to address their spiritual, educational, social and recreational needs.”

“Children and youth deserve opportunities to develop essential life skills they need to succeed,” said Jerold Mammano, Division President, Aetna Medicaid. “By supporting Camp Ladore, we’re helping kids develop good habits, foster independence and improve mental health through artistic expression.”

Aetna Better Health Kids initiative at Camp Ladore is a collaborative approach to expand and evolve programs at Camp in exciting ways by focusing on good mental health for children at Camp.

Camp Ladore is owned and operated by The Salvation Army and is situated amongst 1,200 acres surrounding a 265-acre lake in the mountain ranges of Waymart, Pennsylvania.

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