CPS Unit Number 034-00

CPS Unit Number 034-00

Camp: 34

Unit ID: 0

Title: Patuxent

Opened: unknown

Closed: unknown



CPS Camp No. 34, a Fish and Wildlife Service base camp located in Bowie, Maryland operated as a special project with both the Departments of Agriculture and Interior on the Patuxent Wildlife Refuge. Jointly administered by the Brethren Service Committee, The American Friends Service Committee and The Mennonite Central Committee, the camp opened in June 1942. The Brethren assumed leadership of the camp in 1945. Men worked in wildlife experiments and studies and maintained the refuge and forest.


CPS Camp No. 34, Detached Service, also carried on its roster those men who engaged in detached service with the National Service Board of Religious Objectors, the American Friends Service Committee, the Brethren Service Committee, Mennonite Central Committee and a few other agencies working on special CPS projects, tasks, or on relief efforts. This website has created subunits [2] through [6] of CPS Camp No. 34 identified by the type of work done, with which agencies or projects, and in some cases where that work occurred.



The record of any CPS man listed in this subunit contained insufficient information to assign to a specific subunit.