Girl Scouts at Camp Brighton WoodsFor Adults

Camp Brighton Woods

Camp Brighton Woods, in Brookville, Maryland, was acquired in 1958 by the Washington, DC Girl Scout Council.

Brighton woods is 60 acres of rustic, wooded land in Montgomery County, boasting a large sports field and amphitheater.

The camp features a large lodge, six glen shelter units, one platform tent unit, two primitive units, and a primitive unit for day use only.  The maximum capacity for the entire camp is 225.  Map

Brighton Lodge is heated in the winter and provides year-round hot and cold water. Most units have frost-free cold water spigots year-round.

A small stack of split firewood is available at each glen shelter and platform tent unit.

Weather warnings are often issued by county. Brighton Woods is in Montgomery County but closely borders Howard County.
If threatening weather approaches, take shelter immediately. At Brighton Woods troops should
evacuate to the basement of Brighton Lodge if there is an emergency.

Paper products (toilet paper, paper towels) are NOT PROVIDED at our campsites (including lodges).

Special Dates
Special dates for this camp can be found at our Important Camp Dates page.


The campsites Hillside and Old Smoky at Camp Brighton Woods will not be available for rental or day use the entire months of March and April of 2015 due to a pipeline replacement. Large events will be difficult due to the possibility of limited parking on the green. Please contact Camping Services for additional information. We apologize for any inconvenience.

To learn more about Camp Coles Trip or reserve a campsite there, visit our registration website. To find a camping qualified adult to help your troop go camping, check out more information about our resource list.

Camp Caretaker
GreggMeet Brighton Woods' Caretaker, Gregg Jensen! Greg also takes care of Camp Crowell near Oakton, Virginia.

Gregg lives near Leesburg, Virginia and is on call for any issues before or after you arrive. His contact information is available on the camp information packet you will receive when you reserve a campsite at Brighton Woods.

There's no need for you to check in with Gregg when you arrive at camp, but if you'd like to leave him a note (regarding things that need to be fixed- or just a "thank you"), a caretaker's mailbox is available on the road into camp near the dumpster.

Local Activities
If you know of any great activities near Brighton Woods that your troop has enjoyed, please contact Gustavo Martinez to add them to our list!

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