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Hemlock Wilderness Brigade Camp is a Christian Service Brigade camp for boys and girls ages 6 to 18 (1st through 12th grade). Most of our campers come from Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania, although we have had campers from all over the world attend. All activities are geared for specific audiences. Boys and girls camps are held separately, it is not a co-ed camp. The basic purpose of the camp is to introduce individuals to Jesus Christ and to help them become mature Christians. A Bible-centered emphasis is maintained without promoting a particular church or denomination. Bible teaching and Bible-related talks are part of every camp. Everyone attending camp will have a good experience regardless of religious background. View our Standard Of Faith here.

The rules for acceptance and participation in the programs of Hemlock Wilderness Brigade Camp 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. The Hemlock Wilderness Brigade Camp experience is this and much more.

Activities Include:

Adventure Course, Hiking, Archery, Nature Walks, Arts & Crafts, Rappelling, Barbecues, Riflery, Basketball, Rock Climbing, Bible Devotions, Rocketry, Campfires, Singing, Canoeing, Skits, Field Trips, Special Events, Fishing, Zip-Line, Swimming, Great Food, Volleyball, Group Games, And much more!

Click here to watch a video of some camp activities!

History of Camp Hemlock

Camp Hemlock began with a group of men who had a vision for a wilderness camping program devoted to winning and training boys for Christ.

The ministry began to grow, and God has provided for all of the Camp's needs through the years, and attendance at the Camp is constantly growing. For this we are thankful to Him for being a great God.

Hemlock Wilderness Brigade Camp - Board of Directors

We are organized as a 501(c) (3) non-profit ministry. The board of directors are dedicated men and women who are responsible for helping provide the mission and leadership for the summer activities and help guide the missional goals of Camp Hemlock.

The 2016-17 Capital Region CSB Ministries, Inc.


Jerrod Brunk, President - Severna Park Evangelical Presbyterian Church
Sam Barrow III, Vice President - Forcey Bible Church
Tim Ott, Vice President - Cherrydale Baptist Church,
Bob Werth, Secretary - Wallace Presbyterian Church
John Rueger, Treasurer - Knox OPC
Mark Curran, Camp Director - Greenridge Baptist Church

Board Members:

Mark Bos Dan Both Glenn Carlstrom Larry Clairmont JoAnne Curran
Bernie Custer Craig Daughtry Ben Deibert Patrick Flinn Dan Hayden
David Higgins Juliann Holbrook Bill Johnson Randy Keys Zoltan Korossy
Jeff Mercy Amanda Murphy Jacob Murphy Matthew Murphy Arden Musselman
Pat Flinn Buz Rueger Jim Sweeney George Walgrove Gary Winkler

Associate Members:

Charisa Carkhuff Brent Doutlass Bill Gerardi Rusty Chapline Larry Jordana
Ron Luman Jim Rowan Theresa Rowan Ian Stewart Todd Sweeney

Camp Hemlock Jr. Staff

Each day, trained counselors give your child the individualized training and attention they need. Mornings and afternoons are spent in recreational activities that provide new and exciting challenges. The nights are rich with fun group games and an exciting campfire, complete with singing, skits, and a relevant story. The day is packed and provides more than an ordinary day at summer camp. Camp Hemlock provides experiences not often found in the typical suburban environment many of the campers come from. We attempt to provide a rich experience that will produce a lifetime of memories and make a lasting impression on each child.

Hemlock Wilderness Brigade Camp is run by Mark Curran, known to campers as "The Chief".

Camp Hemlock maintains a highly trained staff consisting of high school and college students, along with an adult senior staff.

Read more about this years staff members below.

     Boys Staff Biographies.      Girls Staff Biographies.

Our counselors are carefully screened, trained, and supervised. Their skills and love of children ensure that each camper is treated with respect and encouraged to be the best he or she can be.

2015 Staff Photos

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Mark Curran
Craig Daughtry


Camp Hemlock is grateful for the efforts of countless volunteers who make the camps possible.

Volunteer workdays are held monthly from March through October, generally on the second Saturday of the month. Typical activities include painting, carpentry, landscaping, etc.

If you are interested in participating in a volunteer workday, please contact:

Chief - Mark Curran

Support Camp

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New LACE Camps! - We have expanded the number of camps offered for older girls.

HWBC Newsletter

Summer Brochure - Detailed info on the upcoming summer programs.


Summer Brochure

Medical Form

2017 Guys Staff

2016 Girls Staff

Father/Son Gear List

Observer Gear List

Stockade Gear List

Battalion Gear List

Wildflowers Gear List

Dad & Daughter Gear List