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Mayor Bowser Adds Additional Summer Camp Locations

Monday, March 25, 2019
Registration to Open for More Than 1,000 New Camp Slots for District Youth

DPR Customer Service: (202) 673-7647
DPR Media Contacts: Michael Tucker Jr., (202) 717-4242, [email protected]

(Washington, DC) -The Bowser Administration, DC Public Schools (DCPS) and DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) have partnered to offer new summer camp opportunities at eight schools, in addition to three DPR-based camps being added. Registration begins Monday, March 25, 2019, at 12 p.m.

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.

Through the partnership with DCPS, DPR will provide programming for Little Explorer and Discovery Camps for ages 3 to 10 years old at the following DCPS locations:

  • Amidon-Bowen – 4011 St., SW
  • Brent – 301 North Carolina Ave., SE
  • JC Nalle – 219 50th , SE
  • Miner – 601 15th, NE
  • Simon – 401 Mississippi Ave., SE
  • Watkins – 420 12th, SE
  • Seaton – 1503 10th, NW
  • Moten – 1565 Morris Rd., SE

Additionally, DPR is adding the following camps:

  • Basketball Camp at Lamond Recreation Center (Ages 8-13 yrs.)
  • Cheer Camp at Arthur Capper Recreation Center (Ages 5-12 yrs.)
  • REC Camp at Benning Park Community Center (Ages 6-13 yrs.)

Note: Enrollment is subject to availability. Spaces are available on a first-come, first served basis.

Reduced rates are available for qualifying families, as well as before and after care at most locations.

To register for a program:

  • Visit DPR’s Registration Portal
  • Click “Summer Camps” image
  • Browse location and program type
  • Select a program, add to cart, and proceed to checkout

For more information on additional camp offerings, please visit dpr.dc.gov or contact the DPR Summer Camp office at (202) 671-0372 and [email protected].


About DPR

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.