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Discover the Benefits of Summer Camp

How many children attend camp each summer? According to the American Camp Association (ACA), 14 million kids and adults go to camp every summer. To understand why summer camps are so popular, Baltimore’s Child asked several coordinators and directors from summer camps in the Baltimore area to reflect on how …

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Fall in Love with Valentine’s Day Reading

Explore love in all its forms with the following terrific reads. BOARD/TODDLERS ‘Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse!’ by Laura Numeroff Our friend, Mouse, celebrates Valentine’s Day by celebrating his love for each of his friends. Each one is special: Pig is strong, Cat is brave, and Dog always knows the perfect …

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Questions to Consider When Selecting a Camp for Your Child

It may be cold outdoor, but summer camps in the Baltimore County region are thinking ahead to this year’s summer camp season. As you’re thinking about the best type of camp for your child, explore the following questions to ask when considering camp options for your child. What to Ask …

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Mentoring Matters

This January, National Mentoring Month, is a good time to think about mentoring. Baltimore’s Child spoke with Tiffany Reinhardt, associate executive director of mentoring at The Y in Central Maryland, to learn more about the benefits of mentoring and the mentoring opportunities that exist within our community. Q: How does …

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Skydiving in a Pandemic

My 35th birthday was supposed to be big. I had planned a trip to Colorado with friends that was going to involve bluegrass, snow tubing and no children. It was going to be a glorious celebration four months after the birth of my second child. Then COVID-19 came and we …

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2021 Summer Camps and Education

Genesee Valley Outdoor Learning Center

Located in northern Baltimore County, Genesee Valley’s summer camp programs maximize our farmland’s natural aspects, including our lakes, forest, and trails, to offer children opportunities to unplug and gain new experiences in nature. Programs are offered for ten weeks for campers ages 4-16 June through August. Campers can experience our …

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[email protected] Summer Classes

It’s time for kids to have fun again. CCBC is ready with a whole array of kids’ classes on campus and online filled with fun and learning. Whether you want academics, STEM, cooking or something more active, we have a class for that. CCBC has been offering summer classes for …

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Merritt Clubs Summer Camps

COVID-19 may have prevented children from meeting in person at school this year, but Merritt Clubs has a whole host of offerings to keep your kids entertained and engaged this summer. Our goal is to make sure that every child has the best summer experience ever, while of course keeping …

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From Our Partners

Dental Tips for Your Family

Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health.  Our friends at Dentistry for Children of Cross Keys have some tips to encourage great dental habits in your family.   They can be reached at:   Dentistry4childrenmd.com …

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Take a Winter Getaway to Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay

Enjoy a memorable winter escape to Maryland’s Eastern Shore at Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort, Spa and Marina.  The waterfront resort is offering the “Getaway Winter” promotion featuring 15% off room rates plus breakfast for two on stays between January 3 and April 3, 2021.  The offer can be accessed …

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Interviewing a Child Care Provider

You want to find the best child care option for your child while ensuring his or her health and safety. Choosing a provider is a major decision under normal circumstances; finding child care during a pandemic means parents have a host of additional matters to consider and evaluate. Whether you’re interviewing a private nanny, …

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Playing it Safe

youth sports during covid-19

During this pandemic, so many cherished routines have been sacrificed, and the loss of sports is one that really stings for lots of kids. Not only do sports provide a way to stay fit and have fun, but they are also sources of socialization and confidence. And, of course, they …

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March 6, 2021

Trinity PreSchool Open House
at Trinity School in Ellicott City, MD

Discovery Stage Series feat. Diane Macklin, Storyteller (Virtual)
at Port Discovery Children’s Museum in Baltimore

Youth Art Month Virtual Workshop with Port Discovery
at Port Discovery Children’s Museum in Baltimore

March 7, 2021

Kids Outdoors: Traditional Outdoor Skills
at Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum in Catonsville

March 13, 2021

Youth Art Month Virtual Workshop with Port Discovery
at Port Discovery Children’s Museum in Baltimore