By AFRO Staff

On June 5, 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, games, stem activities, crafts, nature play and more. Launching on July 6, the six-week program will operate Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., rain or shine. Each location is equipped with nearby indoor areas for inclement weather, Code Red Days, restrooms and supply storage.

The six week program launches on July 6. (Courtesy Photo)

“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 the 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.

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

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