Happy, Happy Halloween!

Today may be Halloween but Wildside Youth started celebrating a little early!

Last Tuesday around 60 kids from Hagerstown enjoyed an evening of costumes, games, spooks, stories, and plenty of great food at our annual Fall-O-Ween party. The Trinity Center was transformed into a Halloween-themed carnival where kids were able to play all sorts of different games where they could win various Halloween prizes. In addition to the carnival games, the kids braved a spooky tunnel that delivered them into a “spooky room” with more Halloween fun!

The night wasn’t all games and prizes. Nothing is more exciting on Halloween than a good story which is exactly what Wildside delivered. The kids heard the tale of Tartan the Werewolf who helped to tell a valuable tale to the kids about how God loves us and welcomes us into His family even though He is perfect and we are not. Based off the verse, “even if my father and mother abandoned me, the Lord would take me in”, the story is helping to remind these kids that they are so important and valuable to God and they are never alone or forgotten.

But is it really a party without some great food? Volunteers cooked up some scary good food for the kids who came and provided Halloween treats for everyone. Everyone had a great time at Fall-O-Ween but we couldn’t have done it without all of the staff and volunteers who put so much time and work into making these events so much fun for all of the kids who attend. And we can’t forget to thank each of you who help to support The Hope Center through prayer, financial support, and other means to help us continue to keep all activities, programs and services free for everyone, including kids, in our community! Thank you for helping provide such a wonderfully frightening night for these kids!

Every year Fall-O-Ween is a fun evening of Halloween fun where kids can be themselves and enjoy this holiday in a safe environment. But the Wildside fun is just getting started! There are plenty more parties and events coming up including Wildside’s Thanksgiving party in a few short weeks as well as hosting some games and other activities during our Great Hagerstown Thanksgiving Feast on Thanksgiving Day, November 23rd, starting at 11am in the Trinity Center. For more information please call 301.739.1165 and visit http://www.wildsideyouth.com.


Wildside 2017 Spring Events

wildside youth bear logoThis spring Wildside Youth has a great lineup of activities for kids in the Hagerstown area. From several big party events to Sunday Night Wild, Wildside provides the fun in a safe, Christian environment where kids can be themselves, create new friendships, build relationships with our youth staff and learn positive, Biblical values in an exciting way. Wanna check it out for yourself? Go to http://www.wildsideyouth.com and see pics and videos from past events.

All Wildside Youth activities are free for kids ages 5-12. Complimentary transportation is provided for events but it is on a first-come-first-served basis. If you are unable to provide transportation then please be sure to register your kids early for each event and request complimentary transportation.

Go ahead and grab your calendar because here’s the spring schedule for Wildside events*:


  • 24th – Football & Cheerleading Party (5-7pm at the Trinity Center)


  • 7th – Valentine’s Party (5-7pm at the Trinity Center)
  • 19th – Sunday Night Wild (7-8 at the Trinity Center)


  • 5th – Sunday Night Wild (7-8 at the Trinity Center)
  • 14th – St. Patrick’s Party (5-7pm at the Trinity Center)
  • 19th – Sunday Night Wild (7-8 at the Trinity Center)


  • 2nd – Sunday Night Wild (7-8 at the Trinity Center)
  • 11th – Easter Party (5-7pm at the Trinity Center)


  • 7th – Sunday Night Wild (7-8 at the Trinity Center)
  • 16th – Camp Wild Kick-Off Party (5-7pm at the Trinity Center)

In addition to these awesome afterschool events, Wildside hosts Camp Wild during the summer months. Camp Wild is a free day camp for kids ages 5-12. It runs for four weeks during the summer and space is limited each week.

  • Campers are invited to attend one week out of the summer.
  • If you need transportation for your kids, please register them for the week where transportation is provided to your part of Hagerstown.
  • Unfortunately at this time, we can only provide complimentary transportation to certain areas inside of Hagerstown city limits.
  • Transportation space is limited so please register early and request transportation.
  • If you can provide transportation each day (drop-off and pick-up) then you are free to choose any week that suits you but space is limited for each week so we suggest calling as soon as registration opens.
  • Camp Wild 2017 registration will open in March.

Listed below is the Camp Wild transportation schedule. If you live in the areas listed for the corresponding week then you are eligible for complimentary transportation each day for your campers. But you must register and request transportation! Camp Wild 2017 schedule:

  • July 10-14: North End
  • July 17-21: West End
  • July 31-August 4: South End
  • August 7-11: East End

If you have any questions or concerns about Camp Wild or the transportation schedule please call Wildside at 301.739.1165 or email them at info@wildsideyouth.com.

If you would like to learn more information about becoming a volunteer to help at Wildside events or Camp Wild, please  visit http://www.volunteerhagerstown.com or call 301.739.1165 or email hagerstownrescue@verizon.net and ask about volunteer opportunities.

*All Wildside events are subject to change in case of school closings or inclement weather.


Camp Wild Kick-Off Party is Coming!

Camp Wild is quickly approaching but your kids don’t have to wait until school’s out to take part in all the summertime fun!


Next Tuesday, May 13th, Wildside Youth Ministries is hosting the final party event of the school year. But it’s not just another party, it’s the Camp Wild Kick-Off Party!

Join Wildside & friends for a night full of fun, adventure, games, food & Jesus.

Kids who attend will also have the chance to see all the big & exciting changes coming to Camp Wild 2014! This is also your opportunity to sign-up early for Camp Wild. Since space for Camp Wild is limited and based on first-come-first-serve, this is your opportunity to reserve a spot for the summer.

This event is free for kids ages 5-12. To sign-up call 301.739.1165 or email info@wildsideyouth.com.

For more info or to learn more about Camp Wild at http://www.campwildusa.com.

Camp Wild Kick-Off Party

Summer is quickly approaching which means it’s only a matter of time until Camp Wild 2013!

If you’re as excited as we are, then you don’t want to miss the Camp Wild Kick-Off Party on May 14th from 4:30-6:30pm in the Trinity Center.

Camp Wild Kick Off party 2013

This is your chance to get a sneak peek of what’s being planned this year at Camp Wild. And don’t forget to take advantage of early registration for Camp Wild 2013. Space for Camp Wild is limited and based on first-come-first-served. So you don’t want to miss this opportunity.

The Camp Wild 2013 Kick-Off Party is free for kids ages 5-12. Call 301.739.1165 or email info@wildsideyouth.com to register for this party. If you’re unable to attend this party but would like info about Camp Wild 2013, please call or email immediately.

If you’re interested in volunteering or supporting Camp Wild or other outreach ministries at The Hope Center then please call 301.739.1165 or email hagerstownrescue@verizon.net to learn about how you can help make a difference in Hagerstown.

Wildside Spring Events

The Wildside season is not over yet!

Keep up-to-date on all the exciting activities at Wildside. Each Sunday night the Wildside Sanctuary comes alive with music, lessons, videos, snacks and more! This activity is for kids ages 5-12. Invite your friends, neighbors and all your family! Currently, Sunday Night Wild is all about ‘Fishers of Men’! Stop by every Sunday night from 7-8pm to check out all the action.

And coming in May, Wildside is hosting the ‘Camp Wild Kick-Off Party’! This party is gonna get you ready for another year at Camp Wild! From 4:30-6:30 the Trinity Center will be where all the action is. Bring all your friends to this wild party! And don’t forget to check out www.campwildusa.com to learn more about our free summer day camp program.

Remember, all Wildside activities are FREE!!! If you’d like to be on Wildside’s mailing list then call 301.739.1165 or email info@wildsideyouth.com.

For more info about Wildside Youth Ministries or Camp Wild, please visit www.wildsideyouth.com or call 301.739.1165.