camp st. vincent DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Summer day camp serving 250 children experiencing homelessness from Baltimore City and County.
This summer, considering the pandemic, we have to adapt the camp so that we can still provide its valuable services to children, but in the safest possible manner. We are not able to hold the camp at its normal Patterson Park location this year due to the increased health risks of transporting the children by bus and assembling in larger groups. But we are still holding camp!
Camp St. Vincent program will be decentralized this year, bringing its services directly to shelter and programs locations serving children experiencing homelessness.
We will operate in small groups to ensure the safety of our staff and campers, and children will continue to enjoy a balance of recreation and learning. Each day will still include reading, math, and STEM enrichment activities, along with a healthy dose of sports, dance, art, and water play activities. Most importantly, we have added special social/emotional modules to help children cope with the increased trauma caused due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Through the loyal support of donors, St. Vincent de Paul provides a diverse and rich experience for children experiencing homelessness. Throughout the years, Camp St. Vincent has changed the lives of thousands of vulnerable children.
Camp St. Vincent adapts to unique summer 2020 needs
Camp will be offered at shelters and homeless services programs across Baltimore City and County. Camp St. Vincent will operate for 6 weeks, from July 6 to August 14, for children ages 5-14. Staff will go to each program Monday-Friday to provide services.
Camp St. Vincent’s unique curriculum is designed to mitigate summer learning loss.
Last year 91% of campers maintained or advanced their reading level and 93% maintained or advanced their math skill level over the eight weeks.
Camp St. Vincent also meets the unique social emotional needs of campers who gain acceptance from their peers and trained counselors that can assist in providing a sense of normalcy.
Please consider making an In-Kind gift from our Amazon wish list. Your donation will help us provide summer fun for Baltimore’s most vulnerable population despite the disruption of COVID-19 and allow us to provide more services and help more children.
For more information contact Robert Spencer with any questions at (410) 921-2820, or Katrina Janell Robinson, (410) 406-7217, firstname.lastname@example.org
Help Support Camp St. Vincent by Making a Donation
- $50 sponsors a child for a day of camp
- $75 provides STEM materials for a week of science enrichment
- $125 provides one day of snacks for all campers
- $250 sponsors a child for 1 week of camp
Or give whatever you can.