DPR Customer Service: (202) 673-7647
DPR Media Contact: Gwendolyn Crump, (202) 288-6027, [email protected]
(Washington, DC) - The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced today that 2017 Spring Break Camp registration will open on Monday, March 20 at noon. DPR offers full-day Spring Break Camps for children, ages 3 to 5, 6 to 12, and 8 to 13 years old, during DC Public Schools' (DCPS) Spring Break, which will be held Tuesday, April 18 through Friday, April 21, 2017 from 9 am to 5 pm. DPR provides youth with a variety of structured games, sports, character-education exercises, and arts and crafts. Our goal is to plant the seeds of personal development and environmental responsibility in a fun and engaging recreation setting.
Before and after care will not be offered for the 2017 Spring Break Camp. Breakfast and lunch are not provided. Please plan to send your child with a lunch each day and an afternoon snack. In an effort to be mindful of allergies, please refrain from sending your child with any peanut or other nut products. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. It is also recommended that campers bring a reusable water bottle.
Parents/guardians are asked to fill out and bring the attached mandatory form on the first day of Spring Break Camp. The Spring Break Camp - Program Participation Waiver is required for each camper. Please be sure to turn in this form on the first day of camp.
To register, please visit DPR's Spring Break Camp page for the 2017 registration links. Please note that spaces fill up on a first-come, first-served basis and enrollment is subject to availability. Parents are encouraged to create an online DPR account for all members of their family in DPR's registration system before the registration period in order to be prepared.
2017 Registration Fees
- $40 per child - Registration fees are due at the time of registration. Please note that fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
2017 Camp Locations
3 to 5 years old
Ward 5: Turkey Thicket Recreation Center- 1100 Michigan Ave., NE | (202) 576-9238
Ward 7: Deanwood Recreation Center - 1350 49th St., NE | (202) 671-3077
6 to 12 years old
Ward 2: Jelleff Recreation Center - 3265 S Street, NW | (202) 462-1317
Ward 3: Hearst Recreation Center - 3950 37th Street, NW | (202) 282-2207
*New - Guy Mason Recreation Center - 3600 Calvert Street, NW | (202) 727-7527
Ward 4: Raymond Recreation Center - 3725 10th St., NW | (202) 671-2181
Riggs LaSalle Recreation Center - 501 Riggs Road, NE | (202) 576-5224
Ward 5: Turkey Thicket Recreation Center. - 1100 Michigan Avenue, NE | (202) 576-9238
Ward 6: Kennedy Recreation Center - 1401 7th Street, NW | (202) 671-4794
Sherwood Recreation Center - 640 10th Street, NE | (202) 698-3075
Ward 7: Benning Park Community Center - Southern Avenue & Fable Street, SE | (202) 341-6765
Deanwood Recreation Center - 1350 49th Street, NE | (202) 671-3077
Ward 8: Bald Eagle Recreation Center - 100 Joliet Street, SW | (202) 671-5125
Barry Farm Recreation Center - 1230 Sumner Road, SE | (202) 730-0572
Ferebee-Hope Recreation Center - 3999 8th Street, SE | (202) 645-3916
8 to 13 years old - Multi Sport Only
Ward 5: North Michigan Park Recreation Center - 1333 Emerson Street, NE | (202) 541-3522
**Multi-Sport camp is only offered at North Michigan Park.
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.