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Summer Strong DC 2019

Mayor Bowser to Kick Off #BacktoBasicsDC Week with Start of DC Summer Camps and DC Summer Meals Program

Monday, June 17, 2019

Washington, DC – Today, at 11:30 am, Mayor Bowser will kick off #BacktoBasicsDC Week by celebrating first day of summer camps in the District and the start of the DC Summer Meals Program.

This year, the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will operate summer camps at 62 locations with a total of 112 types of camps. DPR fills over 3,000 slots per two-week session.


Monday, June 17, at 11:30 am


Mayor Muriel Bowser
Paul Kihn, Deputy Mayor for Education
Delano Hunter, Director, DPR


Banneker Recreation Center
2500 Georgia Avenue, NW
*Closest Metro Station: Shaw-Howard Univ Station*

All reporters and other media interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).