"Many people from Howard County commute to Baltimore or DC," says Howard County Housing's "Ten Reasons to Relocate to Howard County." However, many programs do not extend through the work day and are not viable options for commuting parents. The most innovative camps are half-day. Even the department's full-day camps fall short of a work day by covering only six to eight hours. Commuting parents need nine to 10 hours of camp to accommodate travel and work hours. Extended day options are available for few programs. However, after paying the additional expense of summer camp, lunch and snacks, the added cost to prolong the day is heavy burden for many working families.