Each year, RCM&D selects regional, deserving nonprofits as the beneficiaries of our year-long fundraising and volunteer efforts. The culmination of those efforts is celebrated at our annual Regatta, a waterfront celebration held on Baltimore’s scenic Inner Harbor. Learn more about the Regatta here. Leading up to this year’s event, we will highlight one of this year’s beneficiaries and the amazing work that they do in our communities every day.
About Camp Rock
Camp Rock is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) youth summer camp in Baltimore, Maryland that offers safe summer fun for children ages 4-12. Led by certified staff, the 11-week camp includes a variety of fun activities, including nature trails, swimming and water activities, games, crafts, performing arts, sports and more.
While fun is at the forefront of Camp Rock, campers are also taught valuable life skills during their stay. Leadership and team-building activities like the camp’s snowball stand project, in which campers learn to run their own small business, help build confidence and train future entrepreneurs.
Campers receive daily academic enrichment centered on reading, math, and science. In partnership with Baltimore County 4-H, Camp Rock incorporates lessons on ecology, agriculture, environmental studies, photography, robotics, and horticulture. Camp Rock also features an annual cultural week, which helps children learn about and embrace other cultures from around the world.
It’s Not Just the Kids Who Love Camp Rock… Let’s Hear from The Parents!
Camp Rock is not just loved by its campers – parents rave about the program too! The safe environment led by a caring staff means all fun and no stress during drop-off time. Below are some testimonials from Camp Rock parents on their experiences with the camp.
“We so loved our experience at Camp Rock in Baltimore! Every day was a new adventure. My son was so excited to get to summer camp each morning. From the orientation to the closing ceremony, I cannot imagine a better experience. Thank you!”
“My children have attended summer camp at Camp Rock for several years. I like the variety of activities my children experience and having peace of mind that they are being well-cared for.”
“My children have attended several summer camps over the past few years. This is my very first camp experience where I’ve had total peace about the level of care my children were receiving at camp.”
How the Regatta Will Benefit Camp Rock
Funding from the RCM&D Regatta will provide two-week “Camperships” for disadvantaged children in the metropolitan Baltimore area. The grant will also create more opportunities for the camp to teach teenagers leadership, finance, and business classes as part of Camp Rock’s “Leaders in Training” program. Through this program, teens can learn how to manage a small business, operate a licensed commercial kitchen, and serve as assistant camp counselors. Through various pathways, such as running a snowball stand, screen printing, childcare and culinary arts, the teen leaders will learn how to manage inventory, advertise, market, manage customers, and manage business finances.