Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young, Baltimore City Recreation and Parks Launch BMORE Summer Fun as a Camp Baltimore Alternative
Friday Jun 5th, 2020
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BALTIMORE, MD. — Today, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young and Baltimore City Recreation and Parks’ (BCRP) Executive Director, Reginald Moore, announced BMORE Summer Fun, a free, outdoor summer camp alternative for Baltimore youth ages five to 12. Mayor Young issued the following statement: “Providing our children summer activities is a critical need, and I want to thank Director Moore and his team for putting this program together,” Mayor Young said. “BMORE Summer Fun allows our youth to have access to engaging summer programming, and I am excited to see this program launch.”
Due to COVID-19, the BMORE Summer Fun experience will rely on Baltimore City outdoor spaces to allow social distancing while participants engage in summer sports and games, stem activities, crafts, nature play and more. Launching July 6, the six-week program operates Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, rain or shine.
The following BCRP greenspaces will serve as BMORE Summer Fun locations:
North Harford Rec Center
Samuel FB Morse Rec Center
Rita Church Community Center
Dewees Rec Center
Edgewood/Lyndhurst Rec Center
Farring Baybrook Rec Center
Harlem Park Rec Center
Herring Run Rec Center
CC Jackson Rec Center
Fred B. Leidig Rec Center
Joseph Lee Rec Center
Lakeland Rec Center
Locust Point Rec Center
Bocek Rec Center
Roosevelt Rec Center
Virginia S. Baker/Patterson Park Rec Center
Greenmount Rec Center
Carrie Murray Nature Center
Each location is equipped with nearby indoor areas for inclement weather/Code Red Days, restrooms and supply storage.
“Summer camp is an essential part of our agency and parents citywide rely on us year over year,” Director Moore said. “Although our summer offerings will look a little different this camp season, we promise the same fun, with safety at the forefront.”
The outdoor format includes health and safety precautions in response to the latest COVID-19 guidance. Program participants will enjoy activities in small groups--one counselor assigned to every nine participants. Group assignments will remain the same for the duration of the program. Both staff and participants are required to wear masks and routine temperature checks will be taken upon arrival. To ensure staff and participant safety, BMORE Summer Fun will not offer trips or off-site activities.
Current Camp Baltimore registrants will have first opportunity to confirm their participation. The general public is encouraged to stay tuned to @recnparks on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram for an announcement as additional spots become available. For more information on BMORE Summer Fun, call 410-396-7900. Those looking for additional summer fun activities are encouraged to visit BCRP’s Virtual Rec Center.
Forty-two BCRP recreation center locations will continue to operate as meal sites throughout Summer 2020.