Evelyn McEwan, Camp Director

15101 Seneca Road, Germantown, MD 20874

301-948-0220 | valleymill@valleymill.com


As Valley Mill Camp celebrates its 67th season, many campers will be following in the footsteps of their parents, and even grandparents. Serving families in the Washington metropolitan area since 1956, Valley Mill is conveniently located in Darnestown on more than 60 acres of deep woods surrounding an onsite spring-fed lake. Through fun and challenging open-air activities — kayaking, canoeing, gymnastics, archery, air rifle and more — campers spend days in the rugged outdoors, making friends and learning self-sufficiency and resilience, teamwork and self-confidence.  Experienced campers apply these attributes as they graduate to Valley Mill’s Adventure Program and beyond! Counselors are chosen for their character and values, says Camp Director Evelyn McEwan, whose parents Bob and May founded the camp. “Many children attend Valley Mill year after year, finding deepened experiences each time. The bonds formed at Valley Mill become lifelong friendships.”