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(WASHINGTON, DC) – The Mayor Bowser administration and DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), announced registration for its 2019 summer camp season will begin on Monday, February 25, 2019, with a rolling registration, in which a limited number of programs will open for registration each day over a one-week period. Following rolling registration, DPR summer camps remain open until full capacity is reached and/or the first day of the summer camp session.
“It is important that our children have safe, inexpensive and enriching opportunities during the summer vacation and we strive to offer that every summer for our residents,” said DPR Acting Director Delano Hunter. “We are excited to offer parents more than 82 types of camps, plus teen camp offerings, summer cooperative play and five enrichment camps,”
The 2019 summer camp season takes place June 17 – August 16, 2019. Most camps are offered 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day, but hours vary by program. DPR provides a wide variety of summer camp experiences for youth ages 3 – 17 and has been doing so for more than 30 years. On average, over 3,000 children participate in DPR’s camps each summer.
2019 Summer Camp Dates:
Session 1: June 17 – 28, 2019
Session 2: July 1 – 12, 2019 (Holiday Observed July 4; No Camp)
Session 3: July 15 – 26, 2019
Session 4: July 29 – August 9, 2019
Session 5: August 12 – 16, 2019 (one week)
DPR’s rolling registration runs Monday, February 25, 2019 – Friday, March 1, 2019 and will open each day at 12 p.m. for DC residents only.
Rolling Registration Schedule:
Monday, February 25: REC Camp (ages 6-13); Jelleff Summer Camp (ages 6-12)
Tuesday, February 26: Discovery Camp (ages 6-10)
Wednesday, February 27: Little Explorers Camp (ages 3-5)
Thursday, February 28: Sports Camps (ages 5-13); Aqua Day Camp (ages 6-13)
Friday, March 1: Enrichment Camp (ages 3-12); Specialty Camps (ages 4-13)
(In the event of inclement weather, and DC Government is closed, the rolling registration schedule will shift accordingly. In that event, please check DPR’s web site for updates.)
Before and After Care is offered at an additional charge. Before and After Care registration will open on Monday, March 25, 2019, at 10 a.m. and is not included in the rolling registration period.
DPR also offers Reduced Rates for 2019 Summer Camps for those eligible.
Non-DC residents may register for DPR Summer Camps beginning Monday, March 25, 2019.
In an effort to increase the opportunities for children and families to utilize DPR’s Summer Camps, DPR will offer a waitlist option for the first time this year. Please visit DPR’s web site to learn about the new waitlist policies.
Applicants should be aware DPR has a new registration system and your old account may not work. Applicants should CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT before registration begins on February 25th.
For more information about summer camp 2019 season please visit our website https://dpr.dc.gov/service/summer-camps or contact the DPR Summer Camp office at (202) 671-0372 or [email protected].
The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) provides quality urban recreation and leisure services for residents and visitors to the District of Columbia. DPR supervises and maintains area parks, community facilities, swimming pools and spray parks, and neighborhood recreation centers. The agency also coordinates a wide variety of recreation and educational programs including sports leagues, youth development, therapeutic recreation, aquatic programming, outdoor adventure, camping and senior citizen activities. Adaptive programs and facilities are available for persons with disabilities.