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Summer Sign Up Day is February 27, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

DPR Customer Service: (202) 673-7647
DPR Kids, Camps & Co-op Office: (202) 671-0372, [email protected]
DPR Media Contacts: Gwendolyn Crump, (202) 288-6027, [email protected]

(Washington, DC) – Monday, February 27, 2017 is Summer Sign Up Day in the District when registration opens for Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) summer camps and District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) summer school.
Registration for the Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP) has already begun at
Registration for DPR’s 2017 Summer Camp season will begin at noon Monday, February 27, 2017 for select site locations. The 2017 Summer Camp season will run from June 19 through August 18, 2017 and will include the following camps:
·         Aqua Day Camp
·         Camp PlayDC
·         DC Summer Engineers Camp
·         Discovery Camp
·         Jelleff Summer Camp
·         Little Engineers Camp
·         Little Explorers Camp
·         Olympic TaeKwonDo Camp
·         REC Camp
·         Releve' Ballet Camp
·         Sports Camps
·         Teen Career Camps
·         Therapeutic Recreation Camps
·       Verano Spanish Camp
Most camps will operate Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. DPR also offers a Before and After Care package for an additional flat rate. Before care is offered from 8:00 am – 9:00 am and after care is offered from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
DPR 2017 Summer Camp Session Dates: 
·         Session 1: June 19 – June 30, 2017
·         Session 2: July 3 – July 14, 2017  (Holiday Observed, July 4)
·         Session 3: July 17 – July 28, 2017
·         Session 4: July 31 – August 11, 2017
·         Session 5: August 14 - August 18, 2017 (Limited Locations)
DPR makes every effort to maintain low-cost recreational summer programming for District residents and also offers a reduced rate for qualified District residents to ensure that summer camps are available to everyone. For more information about fees and costs, visit
Beginning on Monday, February 27, 2017,  a different group of site locations will open for registration at noon each day, and on Friday, March 10 the final group of site locations will become available for first-time registration. Interested participants may register online at or in person at the Summer Camp Office (1480 Girard Street NW). Registration during this period will be open to DC residents only. Before and after care registration will not be available during this time period.  
Registration for non-District residents for DPR summer camps will open on Monday, March 27, 2017 at noon and will remain open to residents, non-residents and residents who are applying for reduced rate fees. Before and after care registration will also open Monday, March 27, 2017 for District residents, non-residents and residents applying for reduced rate fees.  
For more information on DPR summer camps please visit To learn about all Summer Strong DC programs, events, and resources, including summer camps, employment opportunities, free meal sites, pools & cooling centers, visit
Sign up for DCPS Summer School!
Research shows that students who don’t participate in summer learning activities lose ground over the summer compared to peers who do. DCPS offers academic summer programs in order for students to be prepared for the following school year. Learn more about DCPS Summer Programs for Kindergarten through high school students.
More than a dozen public charter schools will also offer enrichment, credit recovery and summer bridge programming (for new students) this summer. Most summer programs at public charter schools begin in late June. Families should contact individuals schools for sign-up.

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.


For information on DPR events, facilities, programs & activities, be sure to follow DPR
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Register for a Program or visit the DPR Website.