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Camp Boonsboro is an outdoor ministry of the Sligo SDA Church in Takoma Park, Maryland. The camp offers church groups and pathfinders clubs a private area in which to enjoy the great outdoors that’s four miles west of the small historic town of Boonsboro.
Camp Boonsboro has 80 beautiful acres. The camps gravel road leaves farm fields behind and snakes its way between two small ridges to the central area of the camp. The rolling landscape is comprised of a mixture of woods and fields bordered to the west by the rambling flow of the Antietam creek.
The gentle sounds of nature at the camp can refresh your senses. Wake up to the songs of the birds greeting a new day or the whispering breeze blowing through the tops of the pine trees. The mirrored light from the sky reflecting off the surface of the Antietam amuses the eye as it meanders its way towards the Potomac River.
Close out the day with a small camp fire and enjoy the warmth and glow it offers while reminiscing over the beautiful creation that God has made for us.
The amenities at the camp include a barn which can accommodate up to 75 people for a program with a small stage and restrooms. The lower level has a dining area and kitchen.
There is a fire circle below the barn near Antietam creek. The main tent camping area with a bath house can accommodate 100 campers. There are four open pavilions with a fireplace which can accommodate various activities. The kitchen and some of the pavilions are currently being renovated and may not be available.
Camp Boonsboro gives pathfinder clubs the opportunity to work on many of their camping honors in a private natural setting. Group games, short nature hikes and a campfire to end the day are popular activities.
Nearby, the Washington Monument State Park on the Appalachian Trail and the Antietam Battlefield offer additional hiking opportunities. A visit to the nearby Crystal Grottoes Caverns offers some seldom seen underground splendors.
For inquiries about the camp or to reserve a date on the calendar
please call the church office at 301-270-6777.
Directions to Sligo's Camp Boonsboro
From the Washington, DC area:
- Take I-270 North to Frederick, Maryland.
- Take I-70 West to exit 49 (Braddock Heights).
- Take Alternate route 40 West through Middletown to Boonsboro.
- Turn left on Route 34 (at traffic light in the middle of Boonsboro).
- Proceed west 2 miles.
- Turn right on Wheeler Road.
- Go about 1 mile and turn left on Girl Scout Road.
- Proceed 4/10 of a mile and turn right on first gravel road at mailboxes.
- Follow gravel road through green gate to camp entrance.
- Camp begins inside large metal gate and follow the road to the barn.
6701 Girl Scout Road
Boonsboro, MD 21713