camp st. vincent DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Summer day camp serving 250 children experiencing homelessness from Baltimore City and County.
Considering the recent pandemic, we plan to adapt the camp so that we can still provide its valuable services to children. We are planning to hold camp at our Patterson Park location this year. We plan to increase the number of busses that we use, in order to follow both social distancing, and safety guidelines while transporting campers from their shelters and programs to our Camp, due to the increased health risks of transporting the children by bus and assembling in larger groups. But we are still holding camp!
Each day will include reading, math, and STEM enrichment activities, along with a healthy dose of sports, dance, art, and water play activities. Most importantly, we will add special social/emotional modules to help children cope with the increased trauma caused due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Camp will be offered at our Patterson Park location servicing children in shelters and homeless programs across Baltimore City and County. Camp St. Vincent will tentatively operate for 8 weeks for campers, from 8:30am-3:30pm June 21 through August 13, for children ages 5-14.
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 2021 needs
This summer, Camp St. Vincent is planning to run an 8-week program. We are taking all possible safety precautions in regard to Covid-19 to ensure the safety of our campers, our volunteers, and our staff.
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, Director, 410-916-1839
Darren Foster, Assistant Director, 443-579-6333
Katrina Robinson. Volunteer Coordinator, 410-406-7217
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.