About Camp St. Vincent

Summer day camp serving 250 children experiencing homelessness from Baltimore City and County.

Camp St. Vincent is the only free summer camp dedicated to serving children experiencing homelessness in the Baltimore region. Camp St. Vincent provides children experiencing homelessness with an unforgettable and transformational camp experience and addresses the negative impact of homelessness on children’s unique academic, social and emotional needs.

Camp St. Vincent is usually hosted in Patterson Park providing children experiencing homelessness with a curriculum that is focused on math, literacy, and social-emotional learning. 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. Camp St.Vincent provides campers with an array of extracurricular activities, including dance, art, nature exploration, swim safety, weekly field trips, and daily recreation.

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.

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 During the Pandemic

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.

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 will go to each program Monday-Friday to provide services.

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.

In-Kind Donations – Amazon Wish LisT

 

For more information contact  Robert Spencer at (410) 921-2820, or Katrina Janell Robinson (410) 406-7217, katrina.janell@vincentbaltimore.org.

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“I love my time at camp and can’t wait to go back next year.”

Help Support Camp St. Vincent

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Donate to Camp St. Vincent Baltimore

  • $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.

Mail a check:

Checks can be made payable to: St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore, and sent to:

2305 N. Charles Street, Suite 300, Baltimore, MD 21218

Contact Darren Foster with any questions at (410)276-5724