Camp Wild 2013 – Part 3

We’re posting more pics from the exciting summer at Camp Wild. Be sure to keep up-to-date on all things Wildside by going to

Wildside’s fall activities will be starting later this month. Keep checking back here or our Facebook page for updates about all the various activities taking place this fall at The Hope Center.

If you’re interested in volunteering at Wildside or any other ministry at The Hope Center, please call 301.739.1165, email us at or click on the volunteer link on our website,


Grace Pointe Teens Have a Wild Week at Camp!


We are always happy to have missions teams come and serve at The Hope Center. As you know, the summer is prime season for missions teams so it’s a perfect match for our day camp program, Camp Wild, which relies heavily on volunteers to operate.

Camp Wild is a free summer camp program for inner-city and at-risk kids in Hagerstown. To help meet the needs of families in Hagerstown, Camp Wild is a free camp for kids ages 5-12, including free transportation to-and-from our facilities each day.


Since we provide Camp Wild free of charge, we require many volunteers to help make the program run successfully, and as a way to keep it free for the families.

We are eternally grateful for all the volunteers who take time out of their summer schedules to help reach kids for Christ. Some of our volunteers are high-schoolers, some are college kids, others are teachers and some are people who use vacation time to help us minister to the kids.

But some weeks we are happy to host a missions team. In the past, we’ve had teams come from all over America, and some come from our own backyard. These teams raise financial support to come and work for a week at Camp Wild. They stay in hotels in Hagerstown and help in many ways at The Hope Center, not just at Camp Wild.

This summer, we were happy to host a group from Grace Pointe Community Church of the Nazarene from Severn, MD.


The group of teens was Brianna, Sammi, Tiffany, Miranda & Clayton. They were accompanied by leaders Dennis & Sheila.

Dennis & Sheila are a husband/wife team who play many roles in their church, in addition to being the Teen Service Group leaders. Dennis is on the Teen Board and Sheila is on the Children’s Board. Both were extremely pleased to bring their teens to Hagerstown to have them help Camp Wild.

The group was put to good work during their time at Camp Wild. They helped in many ways, including helping to clean-up and reorganize after Camp Wild concluded for the season.


Sheila said that they all enjoyed their time at Camp Wild. In fact, they all loved it so much that discussions have already started about returning next year to help again!

“We are already working on plans for next years missions trips and the teens who attended have told the others they think we should go there again”. Sheila happily says that she & Dennis are definitely on-board for returning!


We are so thankful for people, like this missions team from Grace Pointe Community Church of the Nazarene, who take time to help reach others for Christ. It’s not always easy to raise support for trips and then spend long days in the hot sun working with kids. But when it’s all said and done, lives are changed, but not just the kids who attend Camp Wild. Volunteering and working with these kids can have a profound and life-changing effect on the staff as well.

If you would like to volunteer at The Hope Center or have your family, Sunday School class or civic group volunteer, please call 301.739.1165 or email us at for more info. You can also go to to see the different ways you can get involved at The Hope Center.

Celebrate Camp Wild 2013!


The first two weeks of Camp Wild have come & gone but there’s still two more weeks of fun & adventure to be had!

There are still two more weeks of Camp Wild 2013! Space is still available for the weeks of July 29th – August 2nd & August 5th – 9th.

If you know a kid between the ages of 5-12 who would love a week of excitement then check out for more info or to download a registration form or call 301.739.1165 to have a registration packet sent to your house.

Until the second half of Camp Wild begins, enjoy some pictures from the first two weeks.









You Can Help Make Camp Wild a Success !


We are just a few short weeks away from the start of Camp Wild 2013!

Everyone at Camp Wild is getting excited for another year of adventure & fun. There are so many new things planned for camp this year.

There’s still a chance for you to be a part of all the Camp Wild adventure this year. We are always looking for qualified volunteers to help each day at camp. If you’re energetic, fun-loving and enjoy reaching kids for Christ then now’s the time to sign up to be a camp counselor. If you want to volunteer, call 301.739.1165 or email

If you’re not able to volunteer during the day at Camp Wild but you want to help make a difference then you can always donate some items off of our needs list. Check the list below to see how you’d be able to help:

  • Cans of Sprite
  • Individual serving juice drinks like Kool-Aid Jammers or Little Hugs
  • Hershey bars
  • Reese’s Cups
  • Twizzlers
  • Bags of frozen meatballs
  • Hard shell corn tortillas
  • Individual serving/snack size bags of pretzels or chips
  • Individually wrapped snack cakes
  • Art supplies (markers, crayons, glue, children’s scissors)
  • Children’s shoes for creek activities. Gently used sneakers or water shoes are welcome.

We’d be so appreciative if you’d be able to donate anything off the list. If you have items to donate, please drop off the items at our Administrative Office any day Monday – Friday between 8:30am – 4:30pm. If those times do not work for you, please call 301.739.1165 to talk to someone about a different time.


If you have kids who would love attending our free day camp then don’t delay! Weeks fill up quickly. Call 301.739.1165 or email immediately. To check dates or learn more about camp, go to

Camp Wild is Full of Adventure!

Are you looking for a great summer program for your kids? Looking for an exciting, action-packed, adventurous and Christ-centered activity for your children this summer?

Then you definitely want to check out Camp Wild!!

Camp Wild is all about adventure, fun & building a strong spiritual foundation for your children. Our free day camp is a perfect solution for the summertime doldrums. It’s a great program to get your kids out of the house and into nature while also providing them with an opportunity to learn and grow spiritually.


The Camp Wild day starts at the Trinity Center, the multipurpose facility on the campus of The Hope Center, in Hagerstown. Morning activities include group games and activities, interactive themed lesson times, praise & worship geared just for kids, small group time & a delicious lunch. Following lunch, campers are transported to the outdoor camp facility located just west of Hagerstown in Cearfoss.



The afternoon is packed with all types of adventures. From swimming in the creek, to flying with the birds on our 600 foot-long zip line, to nature hikes, explorations deep into the jungles of Central America and expeditions into the heart of the Africa, Camp Wild’s themed outdoor adventure area is sure to be a hit with your kids! There are plenty of other activities like art projects, animal & insect discoveries and opportunities to win prizes or get snacks at the Sugar Shack!




If you are interested in sending your kids to Camp Wild this summer, then don’t delay! Space is limited and can fill up quickly. Camp Wild runs for four weeks during the summer. Campers are able to attend one week out of the four. Free transportation is provided to certain areas inside of Hagerstown for specific weeks. If you are able to provide transportation each day then you may select the week that best suites your schedule.


For videos, photos and more information, including a downloadable registration form, please go to You can also call 301.739.1165 or send an email to If you would like a Camp Wild brochure with an attached registration form mailed to your house or to family or friends, please call today!

Camp Wild is Coming!

Camp Wild is about a month away! If you’re looking for a great summer camp activity for your kids, then check out Camp Wild.

Camp Wild is a free day camp for kids ages 5-12. Camp Wild runs Monday-Friday, 9:30-4:30 each day, including rainy days.

CampWild2012w3p164There are four weeks of camp. Campers are able to pick one week to attend. If you will be providing your own transportation, then any week may be selected. If campers are in need of Camp Wild’s free transportation, then please select the week that serves your neighborhood. Unfortunately, Camp Wild does not provide free transportation to areas outside of the city of Hagerstown. If your campers need transportation but are unable to attend during your designated week, please call or email the Camp Wild offices immediately.

The four weeks of Camp Wild and free transportation schedule:

  • July 8-12                 West End/Jonathan St/North End
  • July 15-19               West End/Jonathan St/North End
  • July 29-August 2     Noland Village/South End
  • August 5-9              Frederick Manor/East End

For more information about Camp Wild, including pictures & videos of previous years, please go to If you would like to register your child or childrenDSC_0194 for Camp Wild, please go to and click on the ‘camper registration’ tab. If you would like Camp Wild brochures, with registration sign-up card included, please call the offices immediately. Camp Wild registration brochures can be sent to friends, families or neighbors as well.

Since Camp Wild is free, space fills up quickly. Please don’t delay! Get your registration card in the mail today!

If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact The Hope Center immediately!