Located on 180 beautiful acres along the Deer Creek in White Hall, Camp Hidden Valley is known for their popular summer day camp, the Hardest 5K in Harford County, to take place this Saturday, August 20th, and the annual Valley of the Haunted trail experience in October. Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County, who operates the campgrounds, have been hard at work adding additional trails at the campground for hiking, running and mountain biking.
Ecotone, a local Harford County ecological restoration company, has been providing equipment, man hours and expertise to help create a sustainable network of trails that do not promote erosion. These trails once completed will provide recreation areas for outdoor enthusiast, as well as create opportunities to start both a running and mountain bike program.
Owner and Principal of Ecotone, Scott McGill said this about the property. “The Boys & Girls Club has found a gem of a property at Camp Hidden Valley to support their summer program. Ecotone, in Partnership with GUMBO (Gunpowder United Mountain Bike Enthusiasts) is excited to be able to help the camp create an extensive and sustainable trail network on the property.”
Executive Director of Camp Hidden Valley, Dwayne Noe, is equally excited about the potential benefits of the expansion, stating “Ecotone has been a great partner, and we have come up with a combined vision for the campgrounds that will no doubt bring great joy to our campers and wonderful new recreation opportunities for our region.”
Come preview some of these trails at the upcoming Hardest 5k in Harford County trail run on Saturday, August 20th. After the race, music, door prizes and plenty of food will be provided. Register at Active.com (Hidden Valley).
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County:
Celebrating more than 25 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County was established in 1990 by a group of concerned citizens in the Aberdeen area. The organization now serves over 6,000 youth per year and operates Clubs in Aberdeen, Bel Air, Edgewood, Havre de Grace and Windsor Valley, as well as summer programs at Camp Hidden Valley and the Aberdeen Family Swim Center. Our mission is to inspire and enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The Club is open to all youth ages 6 to 18 and provides positive youth development programs in five core areas: Character and Leadership Development; Health & Life Skills; Education & Career Development; the Arts; and Sports, Fitness and Recreation. For more information visit www.bgcharfordco.org or call 410-272-0010.
About: Ecotone, Inc., a Maryland Corporation founded in 1998, is one of few companies that provides full delivery ecosystem restoration services including design, consulting, and construction throughout the United States. Our unique blend of multidisciplinary staff consisting of ecologists, geomorphologists, landscape architects, and construction specialists (to name a few) has over 95 years of experience in all aspects of ecosystem restoration. Through design, construction, and ecosystem credits, we strive to negate existing and future impacts on the natural environment. We understand the importance of ecotones between natural and manmade environments and embrace the opportunity to restore and preserve their function and integrity. We pride ourselves on the ability to provide these services at a competitive price to a diverse group of clients; including public and private developers, landowners, governmental agencies, and nonprofit organizations.