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Summer Camp Registration

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Please note that the Reduced Rate Pre-Qualification period began on Monday, January 23, 2017.

#SaveTheDate, 2017 Summer Camp Rolling Registration will begin on February 27, 2017.


2017 Camp Registration Information

Rolling registration for the 2017 Camps season opens on Monday, February 27, 2017 for District Residents.

Refund and transfer request processing will begin on Monday, March 13, 2017.  Please download the 2017 Refund Request form here.

Before and after care registration will open on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 12 noon. 

Registration for non-District residents will open on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 12 noon. 

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Construction at DPR Sites

The following sites will have construction taking place during the 2017 summer season, therefore camps cannot be offered at these locations. Please contact DPR's Camps Office should you need assistance to find an alternate camp location in your area.

Sites under construction/not offering camps:

  • Ward 1: Marie Reed
  • Ward 3: Palisades 
  • Ward 5: Edgewood
  • Ward 6: Watkins
  • Ward 7: Benning Park, Marvin Gaye

Summer Camps Registration Schedule

Registration opens on Monday, February 27, 2017, for select site locations.  Each day a different group of site locations will open for registration and on Friday, March 10, the final group of site locations will become available for first-time registration. Registration will open each day at 12 noon. Interested participants may register online or in person at the Summer Camp Office. Registration during this period will be open to DC residents only.  Before and after care registration will not be available during this time period.  

Camp registration links will not be made "live" until the day of registration.  Please read carefully to ensure you are prepared to register for the camp of your choice on the correct day.  Once a camp opens for enrollment, it will not close until that camp is full.
 

      Monday, February 27 at 12 noon

Banneker Community Center (2500 Georgia Avenue, NW - Ward 1)
  -  Fun with Engineering (ages 6 - 13) - Session 5 only
  -  Junior Engineers (ages 3 - 5) - Session 5 only
  -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)
  -  Olympic TaeKwonDo (ages 6 - 13)

Barry Farm Recreation Center (1230 Sumner Road, SE - Ward 8)
  -  Aqua Day Camp (ages 6 - 13)
  -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)
  -  Sports Camp: Camp Cheer  (ages 8 - 13)

Kennedy Recreation Center (1401 7th Street, NW - Ward 6)
  -  Discovery (ages 6 - 10)

Raymond Recreation Center (3725 10th Street, NW - Ward 4)
  ​​​​​​- DC Summer Engineers (ages 7 - 10) 
  - Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)
  - Verano Spanish Camp (ages 3 - 5) 

Southeast Tennis & Learning Center (701 Mississippi Avenue, SE - Ward 8)
  - Tennis Camp (ages 8 - 17)*

Therapeutic Recreation Camps* These camps require assessments 
  -  Therapeutic Center LEX: Little Explorers (ages 3 – 5)
  -  Therapeutic Center Camp Adventure (ages 6 – 16)
  -  Rosedale LEX: Let's Play Together (ages 3 – 5)
  -  Fort Stevens Discovery Inclusion Camp (ages 6 – 10)
  -  Sherwood Discovery Inclusion Camp (ages 6 – 10)
  -  Turkey Thicket Discovery Inclusion Camp (ages 6 – 10)

REC Camps  (In person registration only)

​All ​REC Center camps require in-person registration only.  Please scroll to the bottom of the page for REC camp locations.
Registration is available during the normal operating hours of the participating sites.
Online registration is not offered for this camp.

Tennis Camp at Southeast Tennis and Learning Center (SETLC) requires an in-person registration and assessment. Please call (202) 645-6242 to schedule an assessment for the SETLC camp. Online registration is not offered for this camp.

Therapeutic Recreation (TR) Center Camps  (In person registration only)

All ​TR Center camps require an in-person registration at the TR Center and an assessment.  
Please call (202) 698-1794 to schedule an assessment all TR camps.
Online registration is not offered for this camp.
 

      Tuesday, February 28 at 12 noon

Deanwood Recreation Center (1350 49th Street, NE - Ward 7)
  -  Aqua Day Camp (ages 6 - 13)
  -  Kickball Camp (ages 8 - 13)
  -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)

Fort Stevens Recreation Center (1327 Van Buren Street, NW - Ward 4)
   -  Discovery Camp (ages 6 - 10)

Joseph H. Cole Recreation Center (1299 Neal Street, NE - Ward 5)
  -  Camp Play DC  (ages 6 - 10)
  -  Sports Camp: Girls Basketball (ages 6-12)

North Michigan Park Recreation Center (1333 Emerson Street, NE - Ward 5)
  -  Discovery Camp (ages 6 - 10)

Volta Park (1555 34th Street, NW - Ward 2)
  -  Little Explorers Camp (ages 3 - 5)
 

      Wednesday, March 1 at 12 noon

Chevy Chase Community Center (5601 Connecticut Avenue, NW - Ward 3) 
  -  Discovery (ages 6 - 10)
  -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)
  -  Releve' Ballet Camp (ages 5 - 8)
      **This Center is NOT a Free Summer Meals Site

KIPP DC: Duglass Campus 
  -  Discovery (ages 6 - 10)
  -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)

Lamond Recreation Center (20 Tuckerman Street, NE - Ward 4)
  -  Sports Camp: Nothing But Net (Basketball) (ages 8-13)

Ridge Road Recreation Center (800 Ridge Road, SE - Ward 7)
  -  Discovery (ages 6 - 10)
  -  Fun with Engineering (ages 6 - 13)
  -  Junior Engineers Camps (ages 3 -5)
  -  Little Engineers (ages 4 - 6)
  -  Verano Spanish Camp (ages 3 - 5)


      Thursday, March 2 at 12 noon

Ferebee Hope Recreation Center (3999 8th Street, SE - Ward 8)
 - Multi-Sport Camp (ages 8 - 13)

Langdon Park Recreation Center (2901 20th Street, NE - Ward 5)
  -  Sports Camp: Camp Cheer  (ages 8 - 13)

Rosedale Community Center (1701 Gales Street, NE - Ward 6)
  -  Fun with Engineering (ages 6 - 13) - Session 5 only
  -  Junior Engineers (ages 3 - 5) - Session 5 only

Turkey Thicket Recreation Center (1100 Michigan Avenue, NE - Ward 5)
  -  Discovery (ages 6 - 10)
  -  Fun with Engineering (ages 6 - 13) - Session 5 only
  -  Junior Engineers (ages 3 - 5) - Session 5 only
  -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)
 

      Friday, March 3 at 12 noon

Bald Eagle Recreation Center (100 Joliet Street, SW - Ward 8)
  -  Discovery (ages 6 - 10)
  -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)

Emery Recreation Center (5801 Georgia Avenue, NW - Ward 4)
  -  Discovery Camp (ages 6 - 10)
  -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)
  -  Sports Camp: Nothing But Net (Basketball) (ages 8-13)

Hearst Recreation Center (3950 37th Street, NW - Ward 3)
  -  Multi-Sport Camp (ages 8 - 13)

Mitchell Park Recreation Center (1801 23rd Street, NW - Ward 2)
  -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)
      ** This Center is NOT a Free Summer Meals Site


      Monday, March 6 at 12 noon

Brentwood Recreation Center (2311 14th Street, NE - Ward 5)
  -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)

Chevy Chase Recreation Center (5500 41st Street, NW - Ward 3)
 -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)
     ** This Center is NOT a Free Summer Meals Site

Fort Stanton Community Center (1812 Erie Street, SE - Ward 8)
  -  Discovery Camp (ages 6 - 10)
  -  Fun with Engineering (ages 6 - 13) - Session 5 only
  -  Junior Engineers (ages 3 - 5) - Session 5 only
  -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)
  -  Sports Camp: Camp Score (Multi-Sport) (ages 8 - 13)

Rose Park Recreation Center (2609 Dumbarton Street, NW - Ward 2)  
  -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)
     ** This Center is NOT a Free Summer Meals Site
 

      Tuesday, March 7 at 12 noon

Columbia Heights Community Center (1480 Girard Street, NW - Ward 1)
  -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)

Harry Thomas Sr. Recreation Center (1743 Lincoln Road, NE - Ward 5)
  -  Aqua Day Camp : Sessions 3 & 4 (ages 6 -13)

Stoddert Recreation Center (4001 Calvert Street, NW - Ward 3)  
  -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5) This camp is only offered during sessions 1 - 3.  

Trinidad Recreation Center (1310 Childress Street, NE - Ward 5)
  -  Discovery Camp (ages 6 - 10)
  -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)
 

      Wednesday, March 8 at 12 noon

Takoma Community Center (300 Van Buren Street, NW - Ward 4)
  -  Aqua Day Camp  (ages 6 - 13)
  -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)
  -  Sports Camp: Tennis (ages 8 - 13) ** In person assessment & registration is required.

Stead Recreation Center (1625 P Street, NW - Ward 2)
  -  Discovery (ages 6-10)

Hillcrest Recreation Center (3100 Denver Street, SE - Ward 7)
  -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)
  -  Releve' Ballet Camp (ages 5 - 8)
 

      Thursday, March 9 at 12 noon

Jelleff Recreation Center (3265 S Street, NW - Ward 2)  - Please note that registration is divided by age group.  Please be sure to register your child in the correct age group.
  -  6 yrs old - Jelleff
  -  7 yrs old - Jelleff
  -  8 yrs old - Jelleff
  -  9 yrs old - Jelleff 
  -  10 yrs old - Jelleff
  -  11 & 12 yrs old - Jelleff 
      **This Center is NOT a Free Summer Meals Site

Kenilworth-Parkside 
  -  Discovery Camp (ages 6 - 10)
  -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)
  -  Multi-Sport Camp (ages 8 - 13)

Riggs-LaSalle Recreation Center (501 Riggs Road, NE - Ward 4)
  -  Discovery (ages 6 - 10)
  -  Little Engineers (ages 4 - 6)


      Friday, March 10 at 12 noon

Guy Mason Recreation Center (3600 Calvert Street, NW - Ward 3)
 
-  Verano Spanish (ages 3 - 5)
  -  Little Engineers (ages 4 - 6)

Park View Community Center (693 Otis Place, NW - Ward 1)
 -  Discovery (ages 6 - 10)

Petworth Recreation Center (801 Taylor Street, NW - Ward 4)
 -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)

Sherwood Recreation Center (640 10th Street, NE - Ward 6)
 -  Discovery (ages 6 - 10)
 -  Little Explorers (ages 3 - 5)

Camp registration links will not be made "live" until the day of registration. 
 

Open Registration

Registration for non-District residents will open on Monday, March 27 at 12 noon and will remain open to residents, non-residents and residents who are applying for reduced rate fees. Before and after care registration will open for District residents, non-residents and residents applying for reduced rate fees.  

Please note that DPR does not maintain waiting lists for summer camps.
 

Important Notes

  • Although DPR Summer Camp 2017 Registration can be completed in-person, it is highly recommended that non-residents and DC residents who are not applying for reduced rate fees, complete their registrations online. Applicants who register in-person are NOT guaranteed a spot in summer camp. 

  • It is highly recommended that applicants who are requesting a reduced rate, finalize their applications during the pre-qualification period, in order to expedite online camp registration.

  • The pre-qualification period opened on Monday, January 23, 2017.  


Refund Requests

Please note that DPR will not process any transfer requests or refund requests until after March 13, 2017; after the rolling registration period has ending.  Please click here to download the 2017 refund request form
 

REC Camps

In person registration is required for all REC camps.  Registration for these camps will open on Monday, February 27, 2017.  Online registration is not available for these camps, in person registration must take place at the site that your child will attend during each sites normal hours of operation.

  • Arboretum Recreation Center : 2412 Rand Place, NE (Ward 5)
  • Barry Farm Recreation Center : 1230 Sumner Road, SE (Ward 8)
  • Benning Stoddert Community Center : 100 Stoddert Place, SE (Ward 7)
  • Brentwood Recreation Center : 2311 14th Street, NE (Ward 5) 
  • Columbia Heights Community Center : 1480 Girard Street, NW  (Ward 1)
  • Ferebee Hope Recreation Center : 3999 8th Street, SE (Ward 8)
  • Fort Davis Community Center  1400 41st Street, SE (Ward 7)
  • Kalorama Recreation Center : 1875 Columbia Road, NW (Ward 1)
  • King Greenleaf Recreation Center : 201 N Street, SW (Ward 6)
  • Lamond Recreation Center : 20 Tuckerman Street, NE (Ward 4)
  • Langdon Park Community Center : 2901 20th Street, NE (Ward 5)
  • Rosedale Recreation Center : 1701 Gales Street, NE (Ward 6)
  • Upshur Recreation Center : 4300 Arkansas Avenue, NW (Ward 4)
     

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Kids, Camps & Co-op Division

Columbia Heights Community Center
1480 Girard Street, NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 671-0372
Fax: (202) 671-2796
Email: [email protected]