About Wildside


The Hope Center has offered children’s ministries and camps since the 1970’s.  For decades this was known as Children’s Outreach Ministries and Conoco Day Camp.  Since 2004 this ministry has been called Wildside Youth and in 2010, we rebranded the camp as Camp Wild. 

With over 50 years of ministering to children, thousands of lives have been impacted by the Lord.

OUR Mission

Our mission is to reach Hagerstown’s youth with the life changing message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Wildside Youth hopes to teach kids and teens how to respectfully build relationships with Jesus and others as they do their best to pursue God’s dream for their life.  

Our core values are respect, excellence, dreams, relationships, and passion.

Our Leadership

Adrian Black


Adrian has served as Director since August 2011.  Previously, Adrian served as Assistant Director from 2005 to 2011.  Adrian has been on staff at The Hope Center for over 20 years, ministering here since April 2000.

Stephanie Black

lead volunteer

Stephanie has been volunteering with Wildside since 2014.  She was employed as Assistant Director from September 2014 to January 2016.  Stephanie has volunteered at Wildside for 8 years.