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CAMP HOPE, Inc. is an independent organization serving Allegany County Maryland and the surrounding areas.  But, CAMP HOPE is so much more than that!   Each summer, over 400 youth and adults from various churches and denominations repair between 55 and 60 homes during a four-week period.  Church teams each serve one week while staying together in the dorms of Frostburg State University.  Daily routine includes meals together, work at home sites, prayer/reflection/songs, worship, group activities, more meals together, and truck loads of FUN!  Everyone involved with Camp Hope (youth volunteer, adult volunteer, homeowner) is blessed as God's unconditional love is shared and celebrated through service, fellowship, witness, & song.       


Frostburg United Methodist Church started CAMP HOPE in 1977 and continues to support its mission to share the love of Jesus.  Our church hosts daily breakfasts & several evening services each week, as well as providing its own work teams during one of the Camp's four weeks in July.  Work teams consist of 5-8 people and each team must include at least 2 adults.  To serve as a work camper, youth must be between the ages of 14-18.  Persons ages 19-23 may also serve as a young adult.  This year, Frostburg UMC will assemble 3 work teams to serve during 'WEEK 3' of CAMP HOPE, July 17th-23rd, 2016.  There are only a few vacant spots on these teams as many of our 2015 volunteers are returning.  Camper registrations must be finalized with CAMP HOPE, Inc. by the end of January each year.  If you are interested in participating in Camp Hope with Frostburg UMC, please contact Bob Holmes ( or John Holt (     

If you have additional questions or interests, please visit the CAMP HOPE Mission Page at


"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.” -Mark 12:30-31