Family Camp Weekend

Child at Family Camp

Join us at the BYM Camps for a Family Camp Weekend in the spring and fall!

Traditional camp activities planned for young and old!

Family Camp Weekends at Baltimore Yearly Meeting Camps offer us all a chance to come and enjoy our beautiful camps in the fall and spring. Individuals and families are invited to come and enjoy the camps for a day or for the weekend. There will be a program coordinator at each weekend, who will plan camp-type activities for Saturday and Sunday. These may include things like playing in the creek, a crafts project or hiking around one of the most precious places on earth. There will also be plenty of work projects to do! Work projects offer people with all kinds of skills the opportunity to enjoy some meaningful and satisfying work! We will enjoy meals together, have time to explore and even spend some time around a camp fire in the evening. Come and enjoy a camp experience, give the gift of your time, participate with children in activities and find yourself rejuvenated.

Family camp weekends are held  Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon. You may come just for the day or you may spend the whole weekend. You may also arrive Friday night if you’d like to set up camp early and get in some extra time at camp, but programmed activities and meals will be Saturday breakfast through Sunday lunch.  Bring bedding (we do not always have enough suitable mattresses), flashlights, a towel and anything else you may want. Cabins are generally available or you may bring a tent. Please visit this Website before you come to make sure everything is on schedule.

You DO NOT need to have any building or carpentry skills in order to help with work projects! We need all kinds of people to make contributions. You do need to have some energy and a willingness to get dirty, try new things, be flexible and enjoy the company of others who want to pitch in too. We need sweepers, painters, cooks, diggers, and trail clearers as well as carpenters and handy people. All of us have contributions to make, so come on out and enjoy some physical activity and the company of Friends!

Friends of all ages are welcome.

Young people (0 to 18 years of age) should always bring their parents or a Friendly Adult Presence (FAP).  Even though we will have an activities director, parents or FAPs will be responsible for supervising the young people under their care.
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Join Us!

Spring 2018 Family Camp Weekends
Shiloh April 27 – 29, 2018
Catoctin May 18 – 20, 2018
Opequon June 1 – 3, 2018
Fall 2018 Family Camp Weekends
Shiloh September 21 – 23, 2018
Catoctin October 5 – 7, 2018
Opequon October 26 – 28, 2018

Please e-mail davidhunter@bym-rsf.org if you plan to attend. We will need:

  • names and ages of all members of your party (all ages welcome)
  • when you will be arriving and departing
  • any dietary restriction you may have
  • a liability release form

Liability Release PDF

COST: To cover the costs of hiring a program coordinator, food, and supplies, we ask participants to contribute according to their ability – $25-50 per person.

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Interested in learning more about what happens at a Family Camp Weekend? Download a typical weekend schedule.

Family Camp Weekend Schedule

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