The Compassion Experience

We are so excited to partner with Compassion International to bring The Compassion Experience to the City of Clarksburg and surrounding communities. The Compassion Experience brings the life of a child living in the developing world to your backyard. Within the walls of this interactive, in-person event, you will walk* through the life of a real child who is in very real poverty, through crowded homes and garbage-strewn streets. You will pass through poverty – and into hope.
*Handicap accessibility available. 

What to Expect

This is a free, family-friendly, interactive, life-changing event. We welcome all to participate in this life-changing experience.

Because these stories are real, a kid-friendly option will be available for parent and child to walk through and experience together.
*Handicap accessibility available. 


The Compassion Experience will be located at Clarksburg Church:
22820 Frederick, Rd.
Clarksburg, MD 20871
Just 1 mile from Exit 18 off of 270
20-minute reservations are available over the course of four 8-hour days:

  • Friday, December 8 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Monday, December 11 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Make a Reservation

Are you ready to participate in this life-changing event?! Reservations aren’t required but are highly encouraged.



Volunteers are the backbone of this event. Click to sign up and learn more.


 Who is Compassion International?

Compassion International is a Christ-centered, child-focused, church-based organization that is dedicated to releasing children from poverty in Jesus’s name. Compassion equips individuals to support children through a one-to-one sponsorship program where children are able to participate in a church-based program that offers life-changing benefits that range from educational opportunities to health care.