Baltimore’s Only Summer Camp Serving Homeless Children Entering 112th Season
5/31/2019, 6 a.m.
Camp St. Vincent is the only free summer camp dedicated to serving children experiencing homelessness in the Baltimore region. Entering its 112th year, Camp St. Vincent continues to provide 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.
This year’s Camp St. Vincent will continue to be hosted in Patterson Park from June 24, 2019 – August 9, 2019, providing children experiencing homelessness with a curriculum that is focused on math, literacy, and social-emotional learning. 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 percent of campers maintained or advanced their reading level and 93 percent 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. St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore is committed to ensuring that children experiencing homelessness have access this vital opportunity.
Camp St. Vincent relies on annual support from individuals, church groups, corporations and private foundations that sponsor more than 250 children who attend each summer. To sponsor a homeless child and give a young person an opportunity to succeed, visit www.vincentbaltimore.org/camp.
In addition to financial support, donations of snacks, bathing suits and towels are still needed for this year’s program. For more information or to donate supplies or snacks to Camp St. Vincent, visit: www.vincentbaltimore.org/camp