St. Vincent de Paul Camp St. Vincent and Head Start
242 South Patterson Park Avenue
Camp St .Vincent (CSV) is a free, all-inclusive, eight-week summer camp located in Patterson Park in Southeast Baltimore and operates Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CSV provides a fun, supervised environment with academic, therapeutic, enrichment programming for children, age(s) 5-12 from homeless families from Baltimore City and Baltimore County.
Head Start is a comprehensive pre-school education program designed to prepare low-income, children for academic success, and promote age-appropriate social skills. The program works in partnership with parents, extended family, and members of the community to offer developmentally appropriate education, health, case management and family support services to children and their families. The Head Start program serves over 700 three and four-year-old children and their families at three locations in Northwest Baltimore, two locations on N. Caroline Street and two locations in Southeast Baltimore. Head Start provides a structured program that includes daily academic instruction by certified early childhood educators using a curriculum approved by the Maryland State Department of Education. Each family is provided with case management and other services that support a healthy and stable family unit. Health screenings, nutrition services, and disability support services are also offered, and breakfast and lunch are provided daily. Parents play an active role in the program and are educated and coached on how to become their child’s primary educator and advocate.