Kid's Stuff

Peeking into the New Normal at Grace Preschool ~ Early Childhood Education During a Pandemic


Did you ever wonder what a preschool looks like during a Pandemic? Classrooms look very different this year, yet, somehow, so many things remain the same. Here’s a glimpse into our first weeks of the year at Grace.

We reopened our doors to students at Grace on September 1st. After spending the summer months planning and preparing for what this new normal might look like, we were all pleasantly surprised and thankful that most of what we know to be true about our littlest learners remained constant. Children need to feel safe. Children need to feel loved. Children need to be known. Our focus since school opened has really been social/emotional learning.

Back to School with Grace PreSchool – 9 Spots Available for In-Person Kindergarten


Grace Preschool is pleased to share that they currently have spots open for its in-person kindergarten. In preparation to open safely this fall, Grace Preschool has been working hard to prioritize safety and wellness of the students and teachers. A comprehensive reopening plan will be available in August for families.

With ceremonial ‘ship christening,’ Port Discovery unveils two new exhibits

Photo via Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Baltimore’s Port Discovery children’s museum finally has a port–and a ship to sail in it.

Spend Your Summer at Friends


Summer at Friends

Summer at Friends has been the home for summer fun since the 1960’s. A hidden gem located right on Charles Street between Northern Parkway and Wyndhurst Avenue, Summer at Friends takes full advantage of Friends School’s beautiful 35 acre campus. Campers  as young as four and as old as thirteen enjoy thoughtfully crafted activities such as science, technology, art, music, and swimming, in the comfort of a facility designed just for them! It’s a place for campers to be kids, form friendships, and discover the joy of creating lasting memories of summer fun, in a peaceful, safe, and supportive environment.

With more than 20 camp programs to choose from, there are options for almost every interest and ability level. Summer at Friend’s caring, experienced staff plans daily activities that build skills, inspire confidence, and perhaps most importantly – encourage campers to try something new!

Park Camps Open House: Saturday, April 6 | 10 AM – 12 PM


Park Camps Open House

Join The Park School of Baltimore/Park Camps this Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. to meet the directors and learn more about Park’s day camps, activity camps, and STEAM Focus and Gaming programs!

Children ages 3 ½–16 are invited to join us this summer for dynamic experiences in the tradition of The Park School of Baltimore. Park’s unique approach to learning and growing flourishes amid the beauty and wonder of our wooded 100-acre campus.

Park Camps staff consists of caring, committed professional educators from The Park School and the greater Baltimore community who have created exciting programming to engage both mind and body. For more information, please visit

Summer Experiences for all Ages with Summer at Friends


Summer at Friends has offered camp experiences for young children for more than five decades. Here four and five year old campers enjoy thoughtfully planned activities – such as music, art, and swimming – in the comfort of a facility designed just for them! Housed in Friends’ Pre-Primary Building, campers have exclusive access to the shaded playground and are a short walk away from the swimming pools. Because Friends’ 35 acre campus has everything campers need, campers never need to travel off campus! It’s a place for campers to be kids, form friendships, and discover the joy of learning and playing in a safe, supportive, environment.

Better at Sports: One Camper at a Time


The turf field, tennis courts, and gymnasiums at Friends School are waiting for young, eager athletes of all ability levels to enjoy a full day of skill building, instructional sports, and teamwork. (You don’t have to be an experienced all-pro player to play here.) Every day at Sports Camp, there are skills to be learned, friends to be made, and confidence to be gained.  Led by experienced coaches, and assisted by a counselor staff of experienced athletes, campers are not only guaranteed a day full of sports and play, but also a day of fun.

Let’s Get Artsy This Summer at Friends


Summer at Friends Art Programs

With just over 100 days until the start of camp, it’s time to make your plans for Summer fun!  Whether creating masterpieces in Visual Arts Camp, shining on stage in Imagination Alive or Take Two, or showing off awesome moves in Dance Camp, Summer at Friends is the place to explore your interests and talents in the arts!

Planning for Summer Fun Starts Now!


Summer at FriendsCold, snow, and ice have been the talk of the town this week. Amid the school closings and delays, it can be hard to think about what your child will be doing when school lets out in June. Summer at Friends has been the camp for Baltimore children for more than half a century; and with co-ed programs for campers ages 4 to 13, there’s something for everyone. All Summer at Friends programs include a blend of indoor and outdoor activities, with a well-rounded schedule that keeps campers excited and engaged. Friends’ 35 acre campus houses everything campers need, so there’s no need to travel!

Summer at Friends Means Summer Fun


Summer at Friends offers a variety of fun day camps for boys and girls ages 4 through 13. Led by energetic and enthusiastic staff who love working with kids, campers form friendships, explore, and play in a safe and supportive environment. Parents can mix and match to create the perfect summer for their child, with flexible scheduling, and more than 20 program options to choose from.