SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION PROFILES Test of Time
Valley Mill Camp has been serving families in the Maryland and D.C. area since 1956.
Conveniently located in Darnestown on more than 60 acres of deep woods surrounding a two-acre spring-fed lake, Valley Mill provides ample space for a vigorous camp program for both
boys and girls.
Counselors are chosen for their character and values and are all good role models for kids.
“Our counselors care about the children and the camp, and they lead the activities with a spirit
of fun,” says Camp Director Evelyn McEwan. “Many children attend Valley Mill year after year,
finding deepened experiences each time.”
Evelyn’s parents Bob and May McEwan founded the camp more than 60 years ago.
Campers at Valley Mill today have parents and even grandparents that were former campers
themselves! The bonds formed at Valley Mill become lifelong friendships, and many campers
go on to become staff members.
Valley Mill combines closeness to home with the atmosphere of an away camp. Through
plenty of fun and challenging open-air activities—kayaking, canoeing, gymnastics, horseback
riding, archery and air rifle and more—“Valley Millers” spend days in the rugged outdoors,
making friends and learning self-sufficiency and resilience, teamwork and self-confidence.
Some Valley Millers have gone on to compete in kayaking and canoeing on National and
Olympic Teams, and in the 2018 Winter Games, a Valley Mill alum was a member of the Gold
Medal-winning U.S. Women’s Hockey Team.
Celebrating its 63rd season, Valley Mill Camp has stood the test of time. “We look forward
to welcoming new generations of campers as well as returning friends in 2019 and beyond,”
Valley Mill Camp
15101 Seneca Road
Germantown, MD 20874