If space is still available at a recreation center camp, registration can be done onsite, or online. Online registration closes at 12pm the Friday before the camp week starts. If space is available, registrations after 12pm the Friday before the camp week starts, must be made in person, at the recreation center providing the camp. First come, first served. Please contact your recreation center to check for availability.
Our camps provide opportunities for children to disconnect from technology and become more physically active. Campers experience success and become more confident by participating in team and individual activities and develop a life skill and interest in something they had little to no experience in. In addition, our campers become more independent by learning to do things on their own all while improving their social skills and making lasting friendships.
Teen Camp gives youth ages 13-15 an alternative to just staying home or “hanging out” unsupervised. At a time when peer pressure is intense, we want to give youth the opportunity to be involved in a positive environment and show them that it is “OK” to still be a kid and have fun "playing" every once in a while! At the same time, our teen camps foster leadership development by giving participants the opportunity to help with decision making, planning and activity coordinating. Your teen will have the opportunity to learn and improve problem solving, communication, and interpersonal relationship skills.
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The City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department provides free six week summer camp programming at 7 DISD elementary schools and 4 Recreation Centers via our Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for youth ages 6 to 12. CDBG
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