Baltimore City Recreation and Parks launches BMORE Summer Fun as a Camp Baltimore Alternative
BCRP 2020 summer camp season looks a little different
(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. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, 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
- Carrie Murray Nature 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
- Luckman Park
- Vollmer Center
- Greenmount Rec 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.
About Baltimore City Recreation & Parks
Baltimore City Recreation & Parks (BCRP) is Baltimore’s leading provider of affordable, year-round recreational activities. BCRP builds a stronger Baltimore one community at a time through conservation, well-being and social equity. BCRP manages and maintains 263 parks, 43 recreation centers, 25 miles of biking and hiking trails and approximately 4,700 acres of parkland. To learn more about our programs and services, visit http://bcrp.baltimorecity.gov/.