Directions to Camp

We are pleased to share that Harpers Ferry Road is scheduled to reopen on Saturday, June 26.  The project contractor has completed most of their work on our new slope stabilization structure and has also installed new pavement. The contractor is currently in the process of marking the road. Looking to the future, expect periodic single lane closures through the month of July.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to work on this project.

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Directions to Camp

Updated Directions to Manidokan During  June 2021 Road Closure

Harpers Ferry Road at Sandy Hook will be closed from May 24until the end of June 2021.

Alternate Directions to Manidokan for this point will addabout 15 minutes if coming from 340/Frederick, MD or Charles Town, WV area.

This detour is well marked by Washington County Roads team.


Traveling West on 340 you will exit onto MD-67 going North

Go 6.6 miles and turn left onto Trego Rd

Go 1.1 miles and turn left onto Trego Mountain Road.

In 3 miles, turn left at the stop sign onto Chestnut GroveRoad

Chestnut Grove Road will merge with Harpers Ferry Rd andbear right.

The tenting area will be approximately 1.5 miles on the leftside of the road.

The camp will be approximately 1.7 miles on the right sideof the road.

I Kan Manidokan 

5K Obstacle Adventure Race

Planning for Fall 2022

Plan to join us for the first 5K Obstacle Adventure race at Manidokan Camp & Retreat Center.

Run competitively for a personal best or with a group of friends or just for fun!  A kid size race is available for runners ages 4-11.  Runners 12 and older can run the larger obstacle race which includes over 15 obstacles.

Not a runner (or walker) but still want to join in on the fun? Become a volunteer or race sponsor!

Proceeds will benefit our capital campaign for Manidokan development of our new Rustic Camping Area and our annual camp scholarship fund.

I Kan Volunteer

Volunteers will be needed for a variety of things in preparation for the race, during the race and afterward as well.  If you are interested in volunteering please complete the contact form at the bottom of the page.

  • Thursday/Friday help set up the course

  • Volunteers for Race check-in

  • Volunteers to help with parking

  • Volunteers for water stations

  • Volunteers for first aid stations

  • Volunteer Drivers (age 21 or older) for trail vehicles

  • Volunteers at each of the 15 obstacles throughout the day

  • Volunteers to help clean up

I Kan Donate

Do you have these items?  We are looking for a few donations to help out for the race and at Manidokan:

  • Used vehicle tires (email for specific sizes needed)

  • 5-gallon and 10-gallon water coolers

  • paper cups

  • bottled water

  • large heavy-duty garbage bags

  • orange flagging tape

  • yard stakes

  • small athletic cones

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