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Summer Camps

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The DC Department of Parks and Recreation announced that youth can still enroll in available summer camp slots for 4 different summer camps. The remaining summer camp slots are limited, and registration will remain open on a first-come, first-serve basis until all summer camp slots are full. Camps are not free and include a fee. To register visit

The four summer camps still open for registration include:

  • Little Explorers (ages 3-5)
    Little Explorers Camp uses a theme-based curriculum, taught by experienced early childhood development staff, with a staff to child ratio of 1:4 to 1:5. Children will participate in daily morning meetings, arts and crafts activities, explorations, Drop-Everything-And-Read (DEAR), games, sports and choice activities.
  • Discovery Camp (ages 6-10)
    Discovery Camp uses a theme-based curriculum to help children get to know themselves and the world around them. Children will participate in daily morning meetings, arts and crafts activities, explorations, Drop-Everything-And-Read (DEAR), games, sports and choice activities.
  • Sports Camps (ages 8-13)
    Sport Camps will be aligned to DPR’s mantra of “Go for Gold.” Each day participants will participate in a variety of activities that will encourage and support movement, personal growth, and environmental stewardship. Participants will be taught basic to advanced sport-specific skills. Sports vary depending on recreation center, including basketball, boxing, cheer, tennis, multi-sport and more.
  • Boost Camps (ages 11-13)
    Boost camps offer specialty enrichment camps with an academic component. Among the specialty camps offered this year are: Rocket Camp, Robotics Camp, Esports Camp, Journalism Camp, Improv Camp and CSI.

This is the last chance for DC residents to have exclusive access to these slots. Before and after care sign up is also open, and registration is available only to registered camp participants. 

Camp Riverview

Camp Riverview is an overnight summer camp, maintained and operated by the DC Department of Parks and Recreation. Camp Riverview is located on a beautiful 200-acre property in Scotland, Maryland. During each week-long session, District youth, ages 8-13, will have the opportunity to participate in hiking, fishing, kayaking, swimming, arts & crafts, horseback riding and more!

Families must register in-person for Camp Riverview. A full list of registration sites can be found below.

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Camp Riverview details:

  • In-person registration
  • Starts: Tuesday, April 11, 2023
  • 5 pm-8 pm at each site

Camp Riverview is a program for children ages 8-13 held from June 26-August 18, 2023. This is an overnight camp experience on DPR property in Maryland. Each session is a week-long and included fishing, horseback riding and more.

Date Location Street Address
In- Person Registration ONLY. Registration at each site below is from 5 pm to 8 pm

In-Person Registration Dates and Locations Listed Below:
April 11 Emery Heights Community Center 5701 Georgia Avenue NW
April 12  Raymond Recreation Center and Playground 3725 10th Street NW
April 13 Columbia Heights Community Center 1480 Girard Street NW
April 18 Parkview Recreation Center 693 Otis Place NW
April 19 Kennedy Recreation Center 1401 7th Street NW
April 20 Arboretum Community Center 2412 Rand Place NE
April 25 Brentwood Recreation Center 2311 14th Street NE
April 26 Trinidad Recreation Center 1310 Childress Street NE
April 27 Turkey Thicket Recreation Center 1100 Michigan Avenue
May 2 King-Greenleaf Recreation Center 201 N Street SW
May 3 Sherwood Recreation Center 640 10th Street NE
May 4 Watkins Recreation Center 420 12th Street SE
May 9 Woody Ward Community Center 5100 Southern Ave SE
May 10 Benning Stoddert Recreation Center 100 Stoddert Place SE
May 11 Deanwood Recreation Center 1350 49th Street SE
May 16 Fort Davis Recreation Center 4100 41st Street SE
May 17 Kenilworth Recreation Center 4321 Ord Street NE
May 18 Ridge Road Community Center 830 Ridge Road SE
May 23 Rosedale Recreation Center 1701 Gale Street SE
May 24 Arthur Capper Community Center 1000 5th Street SE
May 25 Bald Eagle Recreation Center 100 Joleit Street SE
May 26 Barry Farm Recreation Center 1230 Sumner Road SE
May 30 Douglass Community Center 1922 Fredrick Douglass CT
May 31 Ferebee-Hope Recreation Center 700 Yuma Street SE
June 1 Fort Stanton Recreation Center 1812 Erie Street SE

49000 Cornfield Harbor Road, Scotland, MD 20687 | [email protected] | (202) 674-6568

DPR Summer Camps

This year, families registered youth for summer camps through a new lottery system. The new lottery allows the summer camp registration process to be more inclusive and equitable.

The lottery system closed on April 5, 2023, and the registration system will randomly select participants from those who have registered. Residents will be notified by email regarding summer camp placement on April 18, and if selected, payment will be due at that time. Residents can visit for additional descriptions, locations, and links to register for the summer camp lottery.

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