Summer camp includes children from church parish and Paul's Place

Posted at 6:15 PM, Jul 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-21 18:24:23-04

Megan Knight and Lauren Cook from Good Morning Maryland got a chance to chat with summer campers on Thursday.

The camp is hosted by the Church of the Redeemer and has campers from Paul's Place, a human service's outreach center serving southwest Baltimore. Paul's Place offers families help with crises through their hot lunch program and their eviction and utility cutoff program, among many others.

Church of the Redeemer has hosted the camp for the last 15 years. It mixes youth of the parish with the children of Paul's Place, giving them a memorable experience.

"They (kids) get the experience of love. They get the experience of meeting people they would normally never meet and build friendships that can last a lifetime and certainly make memories that can last a lifetime. Plus, it gives them something to write about when they go back to school in September," Bill McLennan, the executive director of Paul's Place, said.

The camp helps prevent learning loss by making sure the kids are reading and learning over the summer, plus doing activities like art class and yoga.

The camp runs for three more weeks with field trips all over Baltimore County.

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