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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

Locations

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
410-887-7708
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Dundalk PAL
15 Commerce Street, Dundalk, Maryland 21222
410-887-7229
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Hillendale PAL
1111 Halstead Road, Parkville, Maryland 21234
410-887-5561
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Lansdowne PAL
2301 Alma Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21227
410-887-7414
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Mars Estates PAL
1498 East Homberg Avenue, Essex, Maryland 21221
410-887-6422
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Scotts Branch PAL
3651 Rolling Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21207
410-887-4710
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Shady Spring PAL
8876 Goldenwood Road, Rosedale, Maryland 21237
410-887-0505
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Winfield PAL
8304 Carlson Lane, Milford Mill, Maryland 21244
410-887-4707
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Woodmoor PAL
7111 Croydon Road, Lochearn, Maryland 21207
410-887-6806
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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


Free Take-Away Meals Available For Youth at Designated Locations 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Baltimore County Recreation and Parks buildings will be closed to the public effective Saturday March 14, until further notice.

Beginning Tuesday, March 17, the Department of Recreation and Parks will offer limited meal distribution to children 18 and under with support from the Maryland Food Bank and Healthy Food Access St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore.

The Department will offer the take-away meals from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays and on Saturday. Residents can drive to the location and receive a box of groceries without leaving their cars.

There is a limited number of meals available and they will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis at the following locations:

There is a limited number of meals available and they will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis at the following locations:

  • Dundalk PAL Center
  • Mars Estates PAL Center
  • Shady Spring PAL Center
  • Hillendale PAL Center
  • Cockeysville PAL Center
  • Scotts Branch PAL Center
  • Winfield PAL Center
  • Woodmoor PAL Center

Contact

If there are food issues for any population group, you can seek information or assistance by emailing food@baltimorecountymd.gov.


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017