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Summer Camp Registration

The 2016 Summer Camps season has ended.  

Thank you to all of the campers, parents, camp staff and amazing volunteers for a successful summer!!  
See everyone next year!!

Information/updates for the 2017 Summer Camp season will be released by January 15, 2017.


Welcome to the Main 2016 Summer Camps Registration page!!

New camps have been added!!  Registration opened on Monday, May 23 at 12 noon.  Click here for a listing of camps and registration links.

Camp space is still available for select 2016 Summer Camps.  Click here for a list of available camps, to register, session dates and more!

DPR has added a new camp for the 2016 Summer Camp Season!! Click here to register for the Washington Nationals/DPR STEM Education Camp 


Rolling registration for the 2016 Camps season opened on Monday, February 22, 2016 for District Residents.

Refund and transfer request processing will begin on Monday, March 7, 2016.  Please download the 2016 Refund Request form here.

Before and after care registration will open on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 12 noon. 

Registration for non-District residents will open on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 12 noon. 

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Construction at DPR Sites

The following sites will have construction taking place during the 2016 summer season, therefore camps cannot be offered at these locations. Please contact DPR's Camps Office should you need assistance to find an alternate camp location in your area.

Sites under construction/not offering camps:

  • Ward 1: Marie Reed
  • Ward 3: Friendship 
  • Ward 4: Lafayette, *NEW - Fort Stevens 
  • Ward 6: Watkins
  • Ward 7: Benning Stoddert, Fort Davis,  *NEW - Marvin Gaye
  • Ward 8: Douglass

Summer Camps Registration Schedule

Registration opened on Monday, February 22, 2016, for select site locations.  Each day a different group of site locations will open for registration and on Friday, March 4, the final group of site locations will become available for first-time registration. Registration will open each day at 12 noon. Interested participants may register online or in person at the Summer Camp Office. Registration during this period will be open to DC residents only.  Before and after care registration will not be available during this time period.  

Camp registration links will not be made "live" until the day of registration.  Please read carefully to ensure you are prepared to register for the camp of your choice on the correct day.  Once a camp opens for enrollment, it will not close until that camp is full.
 

      Monday, February 22 at 12 noon

Banneker Community Center (2500 Georgia Avenue, NW - Ward 1)
  -  Fun with Engineering (ages 6 - 13) - Session 5 only
  -  Junior Engineers (ages 3 - 5) - Session 5 only
  -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)
  -  Olympic TaeKwonDo (ages 6 - 13)

Barry Farm Recreation Center (1230 Sumner Road, SE - Ward 8)
  -  Aqua Day Camp (ages 6 - 13)
  -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)
  -  Sports Camp: Camp Cheer  (ages 8 - 13)

Ferebee Hope Recreation Center (3999 8th Street, SE - Ward 8)
  -  Sports Camp: Boxing  (ages 8 - 13)

Kennedy Recreation Center (1401 7th Street, NW - Ward 6)
  -  Discovery (ages 6 - 10)


REC Camps  (In person registration only)

​All ​REC Center camps require in-person registration only.  Please scroll to the bottom of the page for REC camp locations.
Registration is available during the normal operating hours of the participating sites.
Online registration is not offered for this camp.

Tennis Camp  (In person registration only)

Two locations will be offered.  The Southeast Tennis and Learning Center (SETLC) and the Takoma Community Center.
All DPR Tennis camps require an in-person registration and assessment.  
Please call (202) 645-6242 to schedule an assessment for the SETLC camp, please email Damiisa.Robinson@dc.gov to schedule an assessment for the Takoma camp.
Online registration is not offered for this camp.

Therapeutic Recreation (TR) Center Camps  (In person registration only)

All ​TR Center camps require an in-person registration at the TR Center and an assessment.  
Please call (202) 698-1794 to schedule an assessment all TR camps.
Online registration is not offered for this camp.
 

      Tuesday, February 23 at 12 noon

Deanwood Recreation Center (1350 49th Street, NE - Ward 7)
  -  ACHIEVE Trialthalon Camp (ages 9 - 14)
  -  Aqua Day Camp (ages 6 - 13)
  -  Discovery (ages 6 - 10)
  -  Fun with Engineering (ages 6 - 13) - Session 5 only
  -  Junior Engineers (ages 3 - 5) - Session 5 only
  -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)

** This camp/camp location is no longer offered.
     Fort Stevens Recreation Center
 (1327 Van Buren Street, NW - Ward 4)
        -  Discovery (ages 6 - 10)

Joseph H. Cole Recreation Center (1299 Neal Street, NE - Ward 5)
  -  Camp Play DC  (ages 6 - 10)
  -  Sports Camp: Girls Basketball (ages 6-12)

Langdon Park Recreation Center (2901 20th Street, NE - Ward 5)
  -  Sports Camp: Camp Cheer  (ages 8 - 13)
 

      Wednesday, February 24 at 12 noon

Chevy Chase Community Center (5601 Connecticut Avenue, NW - Ward 3) 
  -  Discovery (ages 6 - 10)
  -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)
  -  Releve' Ballet Camp (ages 5 - 8)
      **This Center is NOT a Free Summer Meals Site

Jelleff Recreation Center (3265 S Street, NW - Ward 2) 
Please note that registration is divided by age group.  Please be sure to register your child in the correct age group.

  -  6 yrs old - Jelleff
  -  7 yrs old - Jelleff
  -  8 yrs old - Jelleff
  -  9 yrs old - Jelleff 
  -  10 yrs old - Jelleff
  -  11 & 12 yrs old - Jelleff 
      **This Center is NOT a Free Summer Meals Site

Lamond Recreation Center (20 Tuckerman Street, NE - Ward 4)
  -  Discovery (ages 6 - 10)
  -  Sports Camp: Nothing But Net (Basketball) (ages 8-13)

Ridge Road Recreation Center (800 Ridge Road, SE - Ward 7)
  -  Discovery (ages 6 - 10)
  -  Little Engineers (ages 4 - 6)
 

      Thursday, February 25 at 12 noon

Hearst Recreation Center (3950 37th Street, NW - Ward 3)
  -  Sports Camp: Camp GOAL! (Soccer) (ages 8 - 13)

North Michigan Park Recreation Center (1333 Emerson Street, NE - Ward 5)
  -  Discovery (ages 6 - 10)

Raymond Recreation Center (3725 10th Street, NW - Ward 4)
  -  DC Summer Engineers (ages 7 - 10)
  -  Discovery (ages 6 - 10)
  -  Verano Spanish (ages 3 - 5)

Turkey Thicket Recreation Center (1100 Michigan Avenue, NE - Ward 5)
  -  ACHIEVE Trialthalon Camp (ages 9 - 14)
  -  Discovery (ages 6 - 10)
  -  Fun with Engineering (ages 6 - 13) - Session 5 only
  -  Junior Engineers (ages 3 - 5) - Session 5 only
  -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)
 

      Friday, February 26 at 12 noon

Bald Eagle Recreation Center (100 Joliet Street, SW - Ward 8)
  -  Discovery (ages 6 - 10)
  -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)

Benning Park Community Center (Southern Ave. & Fable St., SE - Ward 8)
 -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)

Emery Recreation Center (5801 Georgia Avenue, NW - Ward 4)
  -  Discovery Camp (ages 6 - 10)
  -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)
  -  Sports Camp: Nothing But Net (Basketball) (ages 8-13)

*NEW - Rosedale Community Center (1701 Gales Street, NE - Ward 6)
  -  Fun with Engineering (ages 6 - 13) - Session 5 only
  -  Junior Engineers (ages 3 - 5) - Session 5 only

Mitchell Park Recreation Center (1801 23rd Street, NW - Ward 2)
  -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)
      ** This Center is NOT a Free Summer Meals Site
 

      Monday, February 29 at 12 noon

Brentwood Recreation Center (2311 14th Street, NE - Ward 5)
  -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)

Chevy Chase Recreation Center (5500 41st Street, NW - Ward 3)
 -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)
     ** This Center is NOT a Free Summer Meals Site

Fort Stanton Community Center (1812 Erie Street, SE - Ward 8)
  -  Discovery Camp (ages 6 - 10)
  -  Fun with Engineering (ages 6 - 13) - Session 5 only
  -  Junior Engineers (ages 3 - 5) - Session 5 only
  -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)
  -  Sports Camp: Camp Score (Multi-Sport) (ages 8 - 13)

Rose Park Recreation Center (2609 Dumbarton Street, NW - Ward 2)  
  -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)
     ** This Center is NOT a Free Summer Meals Site
 

      Tuesday, March 1 at 12 noon

Columbia Heights Community Center (1480 Girard Street, NW - Ward 1)
  -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)

Harry Thomas Sr. Recreation Center (1743 Lincoln Road, NE - Ward 5)
  -  Aqua Day Camp : Sessions 3 & 4 (ages 6 -13)

Stoddert Recreation Center (4001 Calvert Street, NW - Ward 3)  
  -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5) This camp is only offered during sessions 1 - 3.  

Trinidad Recreation Center (1310 Childress Street, NE - Ward 5)
  -  Discovery Camp (ages 6 - 10)
  -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)
 

      Wednesday, March 2 at 12 noon

Takoma Community Center (300 Van Buren Street, NW - Ward 4)
  -  Aqua Day Camp  (ages 6 - 13)
  -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)
  -  Sports Camp: Tennis (ages 8 - 13) ** In person assessment & registration is required.

Stead Recreation Center (1625 P Street, NW - Ward 2)
  -  Discovery (ages 6-10)

Palisades Community Center (5200 Sherrier Place, NW - Ward 3)
  -  Discovery (ages 6 - 10)

Hillcrest Recreation Center (3100 Denver Street, SE - Ward 7)
  -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)
  -  Releve' Ballet Camp (ages 5 - 8)
  -  Sports Camp: Nothing But Net (Basketball) (ages 8 - 13)
 

      Thursday, March 3 at 12 noon

Guy Mason Recreation Center (3600 Calvert Street, NW - Ward 3)
 
Riggs-LaSalle Recreation Center (501 Riggs Road, NE - Ward 4)
  -  Discovery (ages 6 - 10)
  -  Little Engineers (ages 4 - 6)

Volta Park Recreation Center (1555 34th Street, NW - Ward 2)
  -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)
     ** This Center is NOT a Free Summer Meals Site
 

      Friday, March 4 at 12 noon

Park View Community Center (693 Otis Place, NW - Ward 1)
-  Discovery (ages 6 - 10)

Petworth Recreation Center (801 Taylor Street, NW - Ward 4)
-  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)

Sherwood Recreation Center (640 10th Street, NE - Ward 6)
-  Discovery (ages 6 - 10)
-  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)

Camp registration links will not be made "live" until the day of registration. 
 

Open Registration

Registration for non-District residents will open on Monday, March 21 at 12 noon and will remain open to residents, non-residents and residents who are applying for reduced rate fees. Before and after care registration will open for District residents, non-residents and residents applying for reduced rate fees.  

Please note that DPR does not maintain waiting lists for summer camps.
 

Important Notes

  • Although DPR Summer Camp 2016 Registration can be completed in-person, it is highly recommended that non-residents and DC residents who are not applying for reduced rate fees, complete their registrations online. Applicants who register in-person are NOT guaranteed a spot in summer camp. 

  • It is highly recommended that applicants who are requesting a reduced rate, finalize their applications during the pre-qualification period, in order to expedite online camp registration.

  • The pre-qualification period opened on Monday, February 1, 2016.  


Refund Requests

Please note that DPR will not process any transfer requests or refund requests until after March 7, 2016; after the rolling registration period has ending.  Please click here to download the 2016 refund request form
 

REC Camps

In person registration is required for all REC camps.  Registration for these camps will open on Monday, February 22, 2016.  Online registration is not available for these camps, in person registration must take place at the site that your child will attend during each sites normal hours of operation.

  • Arboretum Recreation Center : 2412 Rand Place, NE (Ward 5)
  • Barry Farm Recreation Center : 1230 Sumner Road, SE (Ward 8)
  • Benning Park Community Center : Southern Avenue & Fable Street, SE (Ward 7)
  • Brentwood Recreation Center : 2311 14th Street, NE (Ward 5) 
  • Columbia Heights Community Center : 1480 Girard Street, NW  (Ward 1)
  • Ferebee Hope Recreation Center : 3999 8th Street, SE (Ward 8)
  • Kalorama Recreation Center : 1875 Columbia Road, NW (Ward 1)
  • King Greenleaf Recreation Center : 201 N Street, SW (Ward 6)
  • Langdon Park Community Center : 2901 20th Street, NE (Ward 5)
  • ** This camp/camp location is no longer offered. - Marvin Gaye Recreation Center : 6201 Banks Street, NE (Ward 7)
  • Rosedale Recreation Center : 1701 Gales Street, NE (Ward 6)
  • Upshur Recreation Center : 4300 Arkansas Avenue, NW (Ward 4)
     

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Kids, Camps & Co-op Division

Columbia Heights Community Center
1480 Girard Street, NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 671-0372
Fax: (202) 671-2796
Email: dpr.camps@dc.gov