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Therapeutic Recreation Camps

Therapeutic Recreation (TR) Camps are offered by the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) to both District and Non-District residents with or without developmental disabilities.

An assessment by TR staff must be completed prior to registration. A recreation therapist determines acceptance into camp based on the accommodations needed for the participant. If accepted, the therapist will then assist in selecting the best camping program to meet participants’ needs. All registrations are first come, first served and must take place in-person at the Therapeutic Recreation Center (3030 G Street, SE). Please contact the TR Center at (202) 698-1794 to schedule an appointment for an assessment.

Important Information

  • Therapeutic Recreation Camps will begin accepting assessment appointments on Monday, March 22, 2021, at 12 noon.
  • Please call 202-698-1794 to schedule an appointment for an assessment.
  • An assessment and registration must be completed at the TR Center, 3030 G Street, SE to attend these camps. Online registration is not available for TR Camps.
  • Please note, due to space and staff constraints, DPR is unable to accept every child. 

Session Dates

Session 1: June 28 - July 9, 2021 (Holiday Observed Monday, July 5th)
Session 2: July 12 - July 23, 2021
Session 3: July 26 - August 6, 2021
Session 4: August 9 - August 20, 2021

 

TR Camp Programs

Camp Adventure (ages 6 -16)
Camp Adventure is an inclusion based summer camp program designed for youth ages 6 - 16 years old. The program offers a variety of experiences that include swimming, arts and crafts, group activities, sports, environmental activities, adventurous trips, and much more. An assessment is required for all participants in the camp.
Location:
-Therapeutic Recreation Center, 3030 G Street, SE
-Fort Stevens Recreation Center, 1327 Van Buren Street, NW (ages 6-10 only)
-Hillcrest Recreation Center, 3100 Denver Street, SE (ages 6-10 only)
 
Discovery Inclusion  (ages 6-10)
Discovery Inclusion is a summer camp experience for children with disabilities ages 6-10 enrolled into the DC Parks and Recreation Discovery Camp programs. With the assistance of an Inclusion Camp Counselor, children with disabilities will have the opportunity to become mainstreamed into an urban camping experience with children without disabilities. All will experience a variety of fun filled activities including swimming, arts and craft, sports, trips and so much more.
Locations:
-Sherwood Recreation Center, 640 10th Street, NE
-Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, 1100 Michigan Avenue, NE
 
Let's Play Together Inclusion Camp (ages 3-7)
Let’s Play Together: Little Explorers is the summer camp experience for children with and without disabilities ages 3-7. With the assistance of an Inclusion Camp Counselor, children with disabilities will have the opportunity to become mainstreamed into an urban camping experience with children without disabilities in an inclusive setting. All will experience a variety of fun filled activities including swimming, arts and crafts, sports, trips and so much more.
Locations:
-Rosedale Recreation Center, 1701 Gales Street, NE
-Therapeutic Recreation Center, 3030 G Street, SE