Summer Camp


Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR) will offer Summer Camp from June 20 to August 18, 2023. As always, our main goal is to provide our participants with a safe environment to play and have social experiences. Please know that every consideration has been made with the best possible safety practices in place to protect our participants, their families, and our staff.

2022 Summer Camp

Youth and teen camps will be held Tuesday, June 20 through Friday, August 18, 2023.


Registration will begin on Monday, March 13, 2023. 

Summer camp registration is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Online Registration

Online registration will be available 24 hours/day beginning Monday, March 13, 2023, at 9 a.m.

In-person Registration

In-person registration will be available at the Administration Office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and at Recreation Centers during facility operating hours. If you need assistance updating your ActiveNet account for online registration, please call 919-560-4355 and staff will be able to walk you through the steps to make sure you are ready to register on Monday, March 13 at 9 a.m.

Youth Summer Camps

Play More this summer! DPR youth summer camps provides campers with a host of indoor and outdoor recreation activities including: fitness fun, arts and crafts, games, friendship building activities, and much more. Come join us for new experiences and an undeniable summer of fun!

Tuesday, June 20 - Friday, August 18, 2022
7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Ages 5-12 (except where indicated)
Child must have completed kindergarten and turned 5 by September 1, 2022 and cannot be older than 12 years of age by September 1, 2022.

Youth Summer Camp Locations and Ages

 Youth Camp Locations  Ages
 Edison Johnson Recreation Summer Camp 2022  Ages 5-12
 Holton Summer Camp (Youth) 2022  Ages 7-12 (must have completed first grade)
 Road to Broadway Summer Camp 2022  Ages 7-12 (must have completed first grade)
 W.D Hill Recreation Center Summer Camp 2022  Ages 5-12
Youth Summer Camps are offered for a total of 9 weeks. Registration for each week must be done individually.

Youth Summer Camp Fees

Residency Type 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. After June 1, deposits are non-refundable.

Teen Summer Connect Camps

We are excited to announce that we will be offering summer programming for teens ages 13-18. Teens will have the opportunity to participate in some of their favorite activities. Spaces will be limited.

Monday, June 13 - Friday, August 12, 2022
7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Ages 13-17
Teen must be 13 by September 1, 2021 and cannot be older than 17 years of age by September 1, 2021.

Teen Summer Connect Camp Locations and Ages

Teen Camp Locations  Times  Ages
 Holton Summer Connect  7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.  Ages 13-17
Teen Summer Camps are offered for a total of 9 weeks. Registration for each week must be done individually.

Teen Summer Connect Camp Fees

Residency Type Fees
City Resident $87.75 per teen / week
Non-City Resident $102.75 per teen / week
In order to reserve space, please be prepared to make a $25 payment per week at the time of registration. After June 1, deposits are non-refundable.

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 or an appointment can be made in-person to pick up an application at the Administration Building located at 400 Cleveland Street by calling (919) 560-4355. 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 24, 2023, to ensure that it is processed and approved by the March 13, 2022 summer camp registration date.

If you need to check your sliding fee scale expiration date login to your account on our ActiveNet registration site. Under the "Payment and Order Management" section select "Scholarships List."

Information needed for registration in ActiveNet 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)


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.