Camp Wild Volunteers Needed

Camp Wild 2017 is quickly approaching! Each summer the Trinity Center at The Hope Center comes alive with the sounds of kids laughing, playing and having a great time together.

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Camp Wild is our free summer day camp for kids ages 5-12. We provide four weeks of camp that include transportation, specialized activities, interactive Bible lessons, lunch, prizes, snacks and more. Again, all of this summertime fun is provided free of charge to all of our campers thanks to the generous support of people in our community.

But since Camp Wild is free, we rely on volunteers to help us make the whole experience exciting for our campers. And we’re still looking for volunteers to be counselors for Camp Wild 2017.

As a Camp Wild counselor you will spread the Gospel of Jesus to the campers in your small group by building relationships with them. This happens by connecting with them during Team Time, leading them in daily discussions, encouraging them as they play games, and eating lunch alongside of them. In the afternoons at our Camp Wild facility just outside of Hagerstown you will visit one of our many outdoor attractions with your small group during our Daily Adventures times. Afterwards you will assist in monitoring our many other activities.

Our Camp Wild volunteers make a huge impact on the lives of the kids who attend camp. There are many roles that our counselors play in making sure that each day the kids have a fun and safe environment to learn, study, play, relax and grow. If you have one week or multiple weeks that you can volunteer at Camp Wild please contact us immediately.

Camp Wild runs from 9:30am – 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. As a Camp Wild volunteer we ask that you arrive at 8:30am for our morning prayer and Bible study, and stay until 5pm.

Camp Wild operates the following weeks:

  • July 10-14: North End/Jonathan Street
  • July 17-21: West End/Gateway Crossing
  • July 31-August 4: South End/Noland Village
  • August 7-11: East End/Locust Point

If you’re interested in volunteering please contact us at 301.739.1165 or To learn more about Camp Wild go to


Rock the Run 5K Schedule

It’s almost time for our 3rd annual Rock the Run 5K presented by Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe! Early packet pickup is currently taking place right now until 4pm at the Trinity Center on our downtown campus. For more information call 301.739.1165.

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Registration tomorrow at Fairgrounds Park is from 6:30-8:30am. Same day registration is $30. The kids race is at 8:30am followed by the 5K at 9am.

The volunteer meeting is tonight at 7pm at the Trinity Center. Please call us at 301.739.1165 if you have any questions.

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Rock the Run 5K: Volunteers Needed!

In just a few short days we’ll be hosting our 3rd annual Rock the Run: A Race for Hope at Fairgrounds Park in Hagerstown.

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There’s still time to register if you are interested in participating as a runner or walker. But if you’d like to be a part of our 5K but don’t want to run the course then why not consider being a volunteer?

We are still looking for volunteers to help us on the morning of April 22nd. Go to to learn more about the race. If you would like to sign up as a volunteer then please call 301.739.1165 or email as soon as possible.


WashCo Gives: 1st Reason to Give

With Washington County Gives right around the corner, we’re taking this opportunity to give you 5 reasons why we’re asking for your online donation that day. Over the next few weeks we’ll be posting the other reasons but our ministry goes so far beyond these 5 reasons. To learn more about all of our ministries and programs in the community go to

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Please join the thousands of other people in our area who will give online on May 2nd from midnight to midnight to support the many nonprofits in Washington County. To donate on May 2nd go to

Calling All Leprechauns!

On Tuesday, March 14th Wildside Youth Ministries is hosting The Clover Bowl from 5-7pm at the Trinity Center! All kids ages 5-12 are free to attend.

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Join all your friends at Wildside for a night of green & orange, food, games and more!

This is a free event and complimentary transportation is provided but limited. To register and request transportation if needed please call 301.739.1165 or email

If you’re interested in volunteering at this event or other activities at The Hope Center please call 301.739.1165 or email us at Also visit

Spring 2017 is Going to be Wild!

We’re two months into 2017 and things are getting already getting crazy! And no, we’re not talking about the unseasonably warm, but wonderful, weather we’ve been experiencing.

We’re talking about all the exciting and fun activities hosted by Wildside Youth Ministries at The Hope Center!

In January Wildside hosted a Football & Cheerleader party to celebrate the Super Bowl and then they turned right back around and hosted a Valentines party to celebrate everything about love.

These large themed events are free for any kid ages 5-12. Each month Wildside has a fun theme for each event complete with games, activities and food to celebrate the theme. Kids from all over Hagerstown join their friends at Wildside to have fun, eat some great food and learn some Biblical lessons in a way that is geared specifically for them.

Sorry your kids missed the events in January and February? Don’t worry, there’s still so much more fun for kids the rest of the year. Take a look at the upcoming schedule of events and mark your calendars to make sure that your kids don’t miss out on any of the fun!

Wildside Spring 2017 Schedule:

  • March 5th – Sunday Night Wild (7-8pm)
  • March 14th – St. Patrick’s Party (5-7pm)
  • March 19th – Sunday Night Wild (7-8pm)
  • April 2nd – Sunday Night Wild (7-8pm)
  • April 11th – Easter Party (5-7pm)
  • May 7th – Sunday Night Wild (7-8pm)
  • May 16th – Camp Wild Kick-Off Party (5-7pm)
  • May 21st – Sunday Night Wild (7-8pm)

And like we’ve already mentioned, all this is provided free for the kids. Thanks to the generous financial donations of people and groups in our community along with funds generated from the proceeds of sales in our two Thrift Stores, Wildside is able to reach these kids for Christ and provide a safe and fun atmosphere for them to let loose and enjoy life.

If you’d like to learn more about Wildside Youth Ministries or Camp Wild hosted by Wildside Youth then go to and To register your kids or talk to someone about Wildside events call 301.739.1165 or email us at

Thinking about volunteering at The Hope Center? Go to to learn more about all the various ways, including Wildside Youth activities, that you can become a volunteer and help make a difference in our community.

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 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

If you would like to learn more information about becoming a volunteer to help at Wildside events or Camp Wild, please  visit or call 301.739.1165 or email and ask about volunteer opportunities.

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