Since 1962, Camp Farthest Out has provided a camping experience for hundreds of disadvantaged and at-risk youth. The opportunity for a week of enriching, fun, and educational experiences in the great outdoors has been shared with more than 5,000 day and residential campers. Helping young people grow, while expanding their physical, intellectual, and social capacities has been the goal of Camp Farthest Out. The summer day-camp experience is a time is a time of discovery, creativity, and development.
The beautiful 38-acre site is situated in Sykesville, Maryland in Carroll County, just above the Liberty Dam. The camp provides wholesome, healthful surroundings in the great outdoors and includes a nature trail, an in-ground swimming pool, a playing field, and basketball court to encourage physical fitness. Campers enjoy meals in the dining hall or outside on the picnic grounds. There are cabins for sleeping and buildings for educational and personal enrichment.
To provide youth and their family with educational and recreational experiences designed to develop and nurture constructive attitudes, values, and skills that improve their ability to perform and achieve their greatest potential to make the world a better place in which to live.
Our purpose is to provide space, resources, and opportunities for people to learn about themselves, others, and the roles they play in shaping the future.
Camp Farthest Out serves as a center of discovery and learning that provides resources for youth and families to transform their lives, positively impact their communities, and add value to the world at large.
We strive to provide high valuable experiences to our constituencies based on our commitment to excellence, respect, and accountability.
We offer Programs of superior quality and value.
We value and respect differences.
We promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person.
We value honesty and integrity.
We value growth and development.
We are committed to excellence in all services, programs, and activities.
We value community
We honor the legacy of the past, its relationships and accomplishments, and we persevere in the present and future to serve children and families in more ways and with greater focus and intentionality as identified in our mission and vision.