Bring your family to ours!
Welcome to Happy Hills Family Campground
Nestled on a wooded mountain just five miles west of historical Hancock , MD you will find Happy Hills Campground for your fun and relaxation. There are 230 camping sites, nine cabins and camper rentals. Enjoy the changing seasons on our 350 beautiful mountain acres of trees and trails. In any season with unique mountain atmosphere, we have miles of hiking; or walk to the C & O Canal National Park where you can hike, ride your bike for miles in view of the beautiful Potomac River. There is also a rails and trails bike path just recently completed where you can ride your bike for miles on a hard surface.
We are family owned and operated since August of 1996. For your convenience and enjoyment, the campground stays open year round. We offer a full range of planned activities for young and old. Also available is a wide range of recreational facilities.
When Happy Hills Campground (a name given by Chambersburg Trust Co.) was bought in 1996, it had six partners at that time. Dale & Helen Sipes, their daughter Pamela Sipes Helmstetter and husband Terry, their son Larry Sipes and niece Carlettee Sipes. It then became Happy Hills Campground, Dia-Lyn Inc (an S-corporation) named after and dedicated to the late Diana Lynn Sipes McCormick, Dale and Helen's daughter. Many years of love, dedication and hard work went into the restoration of Happy Hills. It is still owned and operated by family, with lots of love from our family to yours. Terry & Pam now own and operate the campground as well as their daughters, grandson and many other dedicated employees. We hope to carry on this family tradition, generations to generations as long as we are so blessed.
Meet your Happy Hills family
Terry & Pam
Terry and Pam became sole owners of Happy Hills Campground in October of 2008. They love spending their free time and taking vacations with their children and grandchildren. Some of their most enjoyable times has been working in the store on the weekends, getting to reminisce with all of the old campers and getting to know the new. They always stress that their biggest goal and accomplishment is to keep the campground family oriented, and as personable as possible.
Taryn & Lindsey
Taryn and Lindsey manage the campstore along with all summer activities. They enjoy heading up our halloween weekends along with the Hills of Horror. Outside of desk work, Taryn likes gardening in front of the store, and preparing sunday's breakfast buffet. Lindsey likes to occasionally get out of the store to help with firewood and mowing.
Committed to making your camping experience, your home away from home
Ron, Trenton, Mike and Betty
Some of our long time, dedicated employees that most of the time you can find outside working around the campground.
Ron started out as one of our yearlys, then chose to become a monthly camper. He has been working with us since 2004 and says he what he most enjoys is getting to do a little of everything around the campground.
Trenton, is Terry and Pam's grandson who in the past few years was known as a lifeguard. More recently he has picked up more responsibilities, such as taking care of the waste water treatment plant. He likes getting to work with his friends and family.
Betty first started with cleaning the bathhouses and rental campers, then branched out to help with outside maintanence. What she likes most about her job is cleaning and redecorating the campers to give them more of a home away from home feeling.
Patty, Kelsie and Katelyn
Patty, teaches through the school year in hagerstown and then in the summer comes and joins us behind the counter and works with us through Halloween time. She is on her second year with us and says what she likes most about working at the campground is getting the chance to meet so many new and nice people from all over.
Kelsie attends HCC for computer gaming and animation. You will see Kelsie at our guard shack, but mostly in our kitchen. Kelsie enjoys working the kitchen and making ice cream.
Katelyn has chosen a career in the Military and also attends WVU. A few years back she was a lifeguard here at the campground and now has come back and helps in the store. What she enjoys most is getting to meet new people.