Maryland: Operation Campout

The Maryland Park Service, in partnership with The North Face: Explore Your Parks, offers OPERATION: CAMPOUT!, at selected state parks throughout the summer. This program is specifically designed for military individuals and military families new to camping, or experienced campers stationed or recovering in this area. OPERATION: CAMPOUT! is an opportunity for families to reconnect with each other and the great outdoors in a comfortable, safe and relaxing setting. Choose from five Maryland State Parks including Patapsco Valley State Park, Pocomoke River State Park, Rocky Gap State Park, New Germany State Park or Swallow Falls State Park. We lend you gear free of charge (includes a tent, chairs, stove, lantern and more). Campsites have picnic tables and campfire rings. Bathrooms and hot showers are within walking distance. It’s never too late to discover the joys of sitting around a roaring campfire, roasting marshmallows or sleeping under the stars!

 For more information, contact Christina Holden at (410) 260-8155 or by email at