Summer Camps

Durham Parks and Recreation summer camp programs offer a safe, inclusive environment where all children are encouraged to participate. We are committed to the development of our campers’ life skills through group activities and exposure to diverse athletic and educational experiences.

2020 Summer Camp

Monday, June 22 - Friday, August 14, 2020
7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Summer camp registration has been delayed until further notice. Once a new date is confirmed we will provide at least one week’s notice prior to opening registration. Please continue checking our website and social media accounts for updates and announcements.

When registration opens, online registration will be available 24 hours/day and onsite registration will be available at any recreation center or the administration office. Registration for camps at W.I. Patterson and East Durham will not be held onsite. Registration for these camps will be accepted at any open recreation center, the administration office, or online.

Youth Camps

Ages 5-12 (except where indicated)
Child must have completed kindergarten and turned 5 by September 1, 2019 and cannot be older than 12 years of age by September 1, 2019.

 Youth Camps  Ages
 CFLRC at Lyon Park Summer Camp 2020
 Ages 5-12
 Edison Johnson Recreation Summer Camp 2020
 Ages 5-12
 Holton Youth Summer Camp 2020
 Ages 7-12 (must have completed first grade)
 I.R. Holmes, Sr Recreation Summer Camp 2020
 Ages 5-12
 Walltown Youth Summer Camp 2020
 Ages 5-12
 WD Hill Recreation Center Summer Camp 2020
 Ages 5-12
 WI Patterson Recreation Summer Camp 2020
 Ages 5-12
Youth Summer Camps are offered for a total of 8 weeks. Registration for each week must be done individually.

Teen Camps

Ages 13-17
Teen must be 13 by September 1, 2019 and cannot be older than 17 years of age by September 1, 2019.
 Teen Camps  Ages
 Holton Teen Summer Camp 2020  Ages 13-17
 Walltown Teen Summer Camp 2020  Ages 13-17
Teen Summer Camps are offered for a total of 8 weeks. Registration for each week must be done individually.

Specialty Camps

Ages Vary
 Specialty Camps  Ages
 Explore Summer Camp 2020  Ages 13-21
 Road to Broadway Summer Camp 2020  Ages 7-12 (must have completed first grade)
 STEAM Summer Camp 2020  Ages 5-12
 Summer Art Camp 2020  Ages 5-12
Please note: Specialty Camp dates vary and are not held every week.


Residency TypeFees
City Resident$132 per child / week
Non-City Resident$157 per child / week
In order to reserve space, please be prepared to make a $25 payment per week at the time of registration.

Sliding Fee Scale

A sliding fee scale may be used to reduce the amount paid for summer camps. The scale ranges from 10-100% and is based on income, number of members per household, and special circumstances affecting the applicant’s ability to pay. Applications are available online, at the administrative office or any recreation center. If approved, the reduced fee is valid for one year.

Plan Ahead: if you are a new sliding fee scale registrant or your current application is expired or will expire soon, you must submit a new application by Friday, February 14, 2020 to ensure that it is processed and approved by the March 16, 2020 summer camp registration date.

Information needed for registration in Active Network and / or ePACT

  • Proof of age/completed school grade
  • Parent/guardian contact information
  • Authorized pickup name(s) and contact information
  • Emergency contact information (other than parent/guardian)
  • Required medication(s) (if administration will be during program)
  • Special needs
  • Physician and dentist contact information (address & phone) (optional)

Your registration in DPR summer camps is NOT complete until you submit all required information requested in ePACT. For all participants planning to attend the first day of camp on June 22, you must complete the registration in Active Network and submit the required information in ePACT by June 8, 2020. Failure to do so will result in the participant being withdrawn from ALL sessions of summer camp and the loss of any deposits paid. 

For children planning to start attending a camp after June 22, 2020, both the registrations in Active Network and the submittal of required information in ePACT must be completed a minimum of 14 days prior to the child’s first day of camp.


DPR is excited to continue our contract with ePACT, an online forms management company that helps us securely collect all medical and emergency information electronically. After completing your registration with DPR, you will receive an email invite from ePACT on behalf of DPR to share information with us. Click ’Complete Request’ to create a free account, or log-in if you already have an existing ePACT account. Make sure to enter the information for each child, and share it with DPR so that program staff have access.

Special Services

DPR encourages participation of all school-age children in its School-Age Care (SAC) Program. To provide quality services and activities to all its participants, children needing significant assistance with personal care (i.e. toileting), behavior management, support to participate in activities, constant eyes-on supervision, and/or hands-on support, or who have trouble communicating needs/wishes for more than 30% of the time may be required to bring a care provider (at no expense to DPR) to provide 1:1 support. DPR will assess each participant’s abilities and notify the parents/guardians if 1:1 support is required. DPR will reasonably accommodate participants needing such support. 

Please Note: 1:1 care providers must pass a background check prior to supporting a participant in the SAC program

DPR strives to make our programs, services and facilities accessible for all individuals and families, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation or ability level.