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Free Camps Open on Monday, July 6 at Limited Capacity, Residents Should Contact PAL Centers to Register

The Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks PAL Recreation Centers will open for summer camp beginning Monday, July 6, at limited capacity. Spaces are still available for registration.

Programs are free and open to participants ages 8 to 17 and will include active games, arts and crafts, outdoor athletics, life skills and other activities. All registrants will also receive a daily box breakfast, box lunch and snack.

Camps will operate Monday through Friday until August 28, 2020. Hours will be determined by each individual PAL location.

COVID-19 Precautions

To keep participants safe and minimize the spread of COVID-19, the County is taking several precautions, including:

  • Registration limited to the first 28 registrants at each site
  • Staggered arrival and dismissal times
  • Social distancing
  • Face masks worn by staff and participants
  • Scheduled activities to limit interaction with other groups


To register, residents should contact a local PAL Center to register. A list of locations, contact information, and hours of operation for camps is provided below:

Cockeysville PAL
9835 Greenside Drive Cockeysville, Maryland 21030
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Dundalk PAL
15 Commerce Street, Dundalk, Maryland 21222
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Hillendale PAL
1111 Halstead Road, Parkville, Maryland 21234
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Lansdowne PAL
2301 Alma Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21227
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Mars Estates PAL
1498 East Homberg Avenue, Essex, Maryland 21221
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Scotts Branch PAL
3651 Rolling Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21207
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Shady Spring PAL
8876 Goldenwood Road, Rosedale, Maryland 21237
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Winfield PAL
8304 Carlson Lane, Milford Mill, Maryland 21244
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Woodmoor PAL
7111 Croydon Road, Lochearn, Maryland 21207
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, please contact Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks.

by Michael Schneider, Baltimore County Recreation and Parks

Just because summer is ending doesn’t mean the fun and adventure is stopping. Yoga in the Park, Monarch Magic, Arachnophobia, The Law of Claw and Fang, canoes and campfires – pick a time to walk and play among the soon-to-be-colorful trees, have fun at Baltimore County’s playgrounds, and participate in fall sports. September with Baltimore County Recreation and Parks features activities and explorations for adults, youngsters and families.   

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Programs are run by Baltimore County Recreation and Parks and Nature Council volunteers. Many programs are free, but some ask for a donation or have a small fee. Be sure to check the websites to confirm times and locations. 

With over 200 beautiful parks  and Recreation and Nature Council activities, September with Baltimore County Recreation and Parks is a must for your calendar. Youngsters ages 8 to 17 can enjoy Police Athletic League (PAL) After-School Programs at nine PAL Centers located throughout Baltimore County. Contact the PAL Center closest to you to join, mentor or volunteer. 

Revised October 16, 2020               
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