The former Girl Scout camp across from Lewisville Park in Battle Ground, Washington sat vacant after 1996—forgotten and overgrown. Clark County was unable to put this beautiful site to use, so in 2012 a group of citizens organized an effort involving local businesses and community members and created the vision of Camp Hope.


Camp Hope is an educational nonprofit youth camp, with the mission of empowering kids to face life's challenges through the principles of trust, truth and unconditional love. The camp is a safe place for the youth of our community--where they can come to enjoy the outdoors, while learning valuable life lessons alongside caring mentors, building lasting friendships.


Programs are continually being developed and implemented to help students navigate the waters of adolescence. These programs and classes model valuable lessons of compassion, leadership, honor, courage, and teamwork. Some of these lessons are taught in the classroom while other lessons are learned shoulder-to-shoulder building gurneys, shooting arrows, and cleaning up after dinner. More valuable lessons are learned while sitting around the campfire, watching the flickering blazes, connecting with others. For some kids, these are never-before-experienced moments. At Camp Hope, we believe all of these experiences are essential pieces of the fabric that keep our youth—and our community—strong.


Making a positive, sustainable difference in the lives of our youth by offering them another opportunity to succeed in life—to learn, grow, and thrive—is the desire of all camp members. The vision of Camp Hope is for the community to come together and make this camp an integral part of engaging, supporting, and strengthening our youth, long into the future. Those who do will find themselves also filled with HOPE.