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Baltimore County offers summer camps to strengthen community relationships, prevent youth crime

Posted at 7:18 AM, Jul 02, 2019

MILFORD MILL, Md. — Summer camps are starting soon and there's still time to get your child involved.

The Baltimore County Police and the county's Department of Recreation and Parks announced its annual camps for Police Athletic League Centers.

The centers are for youth between the ages of 8 and 17 years old:

1. Scotts Branch PAL Center, 3651 Rolling Road 21244 (MILFORD MILL)

2. Cockeysville PAL Center, 9836 Greenside Drive 21030 (COCKEYSVILLE)

3. Hillendale PAL Center, 1111 Halstead Road 21234 (HILLENDALE)

4. Dundalk PAL Center, 15 Commerce Place 21222 (DUNDALK)

5. Winfield PAL Center, 8304 Carlson Lane, 21244 (MILFORD MILL)

County officials said camps will employ PAL representatives and police officers who want to provide meaningful experience and build community relationships. The centers will open at 9:00 a.m. with activities lasting until 3:00 p.m.

An additional program, only at the Winfield PAL Center, is the “Choosing PAL to be G.R.E.A.T" summer camp. Here, police and and PAL representatives will educate campers in ways to prevent youth crime, violence and gang involvement. The “Choosing PAL to be G.R.E.A.T" camp will also run Monday through Friday for three consecutive weeks, beginning on July 15, then July 22 and July 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For more information or to register, contact your local PAL center. A parent or guardian must be present to complete a waiver on the first day of camp. County officials said walk-ins are also welcome.