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Summer Camps

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation is proud to offer District families the opportunity to enroll their children in various camps that foster development and create life-long friendships. Browse the links below to find the right camp and location for you and sign up today.

Registration for specialty and traditional camps opened the week of April 4, 2022.

  • Specialty Camps
    • Little STEAM Engine
      An introductory, age-appropriate camp that explores science, music technology, art appreciation, and more. Ages 4-6
    • Full STEAM Ahead, DC!
      Coding, music, technology, art appreciation, and other activities, as well as enriching subjects for campers ages 7-10.
    • Cookery 202, Jr.
      Campers explore the kitchen and practice culinary techniques and apply them to a variety of cuisines and dishes. Ages 7-10.
    • Dance Explosion
      Campers learn different dance styles and explore their origins. No dance experience or background is necessary. Ages 5-8.
    • Verano
      Campers develop and reinforce Spanish language skills through music, stories, arts and crafts, and theatre. Ages 3-5.
    • Aqua Day Camp
      Campers learn breathing techniques, swim stroke mechanics, and water safety awareness.  Advanced activities depend on the pace of the group. Ages 6-13.
       
  • Traditional Camps
    • Therapeutic Recreation 
      Fun, engaging, and adaptive programming for campers with disabilities. Ages 5-16.
    • REC
      A theme-based camp that combines all types of recreation with a rotating camp curriculum. Ages 6-12.
    • Sports
      Camp with a fun element of skills and drills for popular youth sports. Ages 5-12.
    • Little Explorers
      Preschool activities and programming with a focus on age-appropriate socialization. Ages 3-5.
    • ​​Discovery
      Grade school-age activities allow campers to "discover" their global community. Ages 6-10.

Once open for registration, DPR summer camps remain open until full capacity is reached and/or the registration closing date (indicated below). Once at capacity, each summer camp offers a waitlist for prospective families who are interested in sites that have high demand. Reduced rates are available for qualifying families, and before and aftercare is also available at all camp locations.

Camp Dates

  • Session 1: June 29 - July 8, 2022 (no camp on Monday, July 4)
  • Session 2: July 11 - July 22, 2022
  • Session 3: July 25 - August 5, 2022
  • Session 4: August 8 - August 19, 2022

Registration Fees and Before/Aftercare Pricing

Camp

Registration Fee

Before/After Care Fee

Aqua Day Camp

$185 per session

$20 per session

Cookery 202, Jr.

$220 per session

$20 per session

Dance Explosion!

$220 per session

$20 per session

Discovery

$135 per session

$20 per session

Full STEAM Ahead, DC!

$325 per session

$20 per session

Jelleff Summer Camp

$135 per session

$20 per session

Little Explorers

$135 per session

$20 per session

Little STEAM Engine 

$220 per session

$20 per session

REC Camp

$50 per session

$20 per session

Sports Camps

$135 per session

$20 per session

Therapeutic Recreation

$135 per session

   $20 per session

Verano

$220 per session

$20 per session

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


For additional payment information, refunds, and transfer request policies, click here.
 
How to Register

Camp Resources

2022 Summer Camp Documents

2022 Summer Camp Meal Forms

Contact the Camps Division

DPR Kids, Camps & Co-Op 
1275 First Street NE, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20009 | (202) 671-0372 | [email protected] 

Hours:
Mon- Fri: 9am - 5pm
Closed: Sat & Sun