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Camp Hemlock is a Christian outdoors camp located about two hours from the Baltimore/Washington region. Boys' and girls' camps are held separately throughout the summer. We are not a co-ed camp. Camp Hemlock is sponsored by Christian Service Brigade.

View our Standard Of Faith here.

The rules for acceptance and participation in the programs of Camp Hemlock are the same for everyone without regard to race, color, national origin or religious beliefs. Campers do not have to be members of Christian Service Brigade to attend.

To a child, camp is the adventure of a lifetime. For a brief period, the confines of the schoolroom are replaced by the endless opportunities of the outside world. At camp, new friends, caring counselors, challenging activities, and the smell of nightly campfires await them.

Activities Include:
Archery, Sling Shot, Riflery, Adventure Course, Zip-Line, Rock Climbing, Hiking, Canoeing, Swimming, Crafts, Campfires, Skits, Group Games, Bible Devotions, Special Events, and much more!

Click here to watch a video of some camp activities!

History of Camp Hemlock

In the 1950s, a group of men and boys from Wallace Presbyterian Church camped under the old-growth hemlock trees on what is now the paintball area. The towering trees were a covering above and reminded them of God’s protective covering. They had a vision for a wilderness camping program devoted to winning and training young people for Christ. They purchased several parcels of land and named it Camp Hemlock after their protective trees with the intent of having a retreat from the busy world. These men had served and lived through the Second World War and saw the need for a place where individuals could come, quiet their hearts, rest in God’s creation, and develop a deeper relationship with Him. The property represented a place where their children, friends, church groups, and future generations could come together to experience God in the quiet and beauty of the wilderness.

Camp Director

Camp Directore Brian became involved with Camp Hemlock as a young child when he first attended Stockade camp in 1983. He fell in love with the outdoor adventures and the fun junior staff. As a camper he participated in Stockade, Observer, and Battalion camps before completing the S.A.L.T. program. Brian served as junior staff, S.A.L.T. leader, and Program Director. He loved camp so much he proposed to his wife at the Rock Gardens. He returned to camp with his own children volunteering in every program they could do. Brian holds a BS in elementary education from the University of Maryland and a Master's Degree in School Administration from Johns Hopkins University. He is bi-vocational and also teaches fourth grade in the Howard County Public School System in Maryland. He and his wife Beth have two teenage children, Megan and Will.
Brian Eisentraut