Summer Camps

Summer CampDurham 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.

2017 Summer Camp Information

Monday, June 19 - Friday August 18
7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Camps will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, for the holiday.

2017 Summer Camp Guide
Online Version | Printable Version (PDF)
Registration opens Monday, March 13 at 8:30 a.m.

Summer Camp Parent Orientation
Families can choose between Tuesday, June 6 or Wednesday, June 7 from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. for Parent Orientation Night. The orientations will be held at the location your child(ren) is registered for. Parent orientation will cover:
  • Registration Packet Information
  • Parent Handbook
  • Meal/Snack Information
  • Field Trips
  • Activity Schedules
  • Special Events
  • Contractors
  • Swimming/Water Safety

Summer Camp Offerings

Camps  Ages
Youth Camps Ages: 5-12 (Child must have completed kindergarten and turned 5 by September 1, 2016 and cannot be older than 12 years of age by September 1, 2016)
Teen Camps Ages: 13-17 (Teen must be 13 by September 1, 2016 and cannot be older than 17 years of age by September 1, 2016)
Specialty Camps Ages Vary (Please note: Specialty Camp dates vary and are not held every week)

Summer Camp Fees

Residency Fees
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. 

Registration will begin on Monday, March 13, 2017. Online registration will be available 24 hours/day and onsite registration will be available at any DPR facility during normal business hours.

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.

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.