Specialty Camps

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STEAM Specialty Camp

W.I. Patterson Community Center
Monday, June 17 - Friday, July 12, 2024
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Embark on an enriching journey at our STEAM Specialty Camp! Running from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. over four exciting weeks, this camp is a haven for young minds passionate about science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Participants will delve into hands-on activities, fostering creativity and critical thinking. From captivating science experiments to cutting-edge technology projects, swimming, and off-site field trips, this camp is designed to ignite curiosity and inspire a love for learning. DPR's Youth Summer Camps are designed for school-aged children ages 5-12.

W.I. Patterson Camp DatesThemes
June 17 - June 21Science
June 24 - June 28Technology
July 1 - July 5Engineering 
July 8 - July 12Art/Math
*Camp will not be held June 19 in honor of the Juneteenth holiday or July 4 in honor of the 4th of July holiday


*Note: The camper must have completed kindergarten and cannot be older than 12 years of age. Registration for our STEAM Specialty Summer Camp covers all four weeks. 

Creative Arts Specialty Camp

W.I. Patterson Recreation Center
Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19, 2024
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Welcome to our Creative Arts Specialty Camp, where a week of imagination, creativity and artistic exploration awaits! Participants will engage with a variety of different types of art mediums. Our dedicated instructors will guide and inspire budding artists, fostering self-expression and a love for the arts. Campers will also participate in swimming and offsite field trips. DPR's Youth Summer Camps are designed for school-aged children ages 5-12.

W.I. Patterson Camp DatesThemes
July 15 - July 19Creative Arts 


*Note: The camper must have completed kindergarten and cannot be older than 12 years of age. Registration for each week must be done individually.

Nature Specialty Camp

W.I. Patterson Recreation Center
Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26, 2024
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Join us for a week filled with outdoor exploration, eco-friendly crafts, and environmental education, offering a unique opportunity for campers to connect with nature while having a blast. Campers will also participate in swimming and offsite field trips. DPR's Youth Summer Camps are designed for school-aged children ages 5-12.

W.I. Patterson Camp DatesThemes
July 15 - July 19Nature Specialty Camp


*Note: The camper must have completed kindergarten and cannot be older than 12 years of age. Registration for each week must be done individually.

Theatre Specialty Camp

W.I. Patterson Recreation Center
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2, 2024
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Interested in acting, singing, or dancing? Come along as campers spend the week learning basic theatrical skills through workshops, activities and an end of the week performance. Campers will also participate in swimming and offsite field trips. No prior theatre experience needed. DPR's Youth Summer Camps are designed for school-aged children ages 5-12.

W.I. Patterson Camp DatesThemes
July 29 - August 2Theatre Specialty Camp


*Note: The camper must have completed kindergarten and cannot be older than 12 years of age. Registration for each week must be done individually.

All camps are subject to change per the discretion of DPR Management

Specialty Camp Fees

Camp OptionResidency TypeRegistration FeeSummer Camp Fee
STEAM Specialty CampCity Resident$100$251.00 per four week camp
STEAM Specialty Camp
Non-City Resident $100$276.00 per four week camp
Creative Arts, Nature and Theatre Specialty CampsCity Resident$20$68 per child/week
Creative Arts, Nature and Theatre Specialty Camps
Non-City Resident$20$83 per child/week


In order to reserve space, please be prepared to make a registration fee payment per week at the time of registration. Registration fees vary by camp and sliding fee scale rate. Parents/Guardians who have a current approved reduced rate assigned will receive the applicable discount at the time of registration. After June 1, deposits are non-refundable.