Summer Camp Registration Info

Registration Information

This year the Dallas Park and Recreation Department will implement a new registration process. In an effort to keep campers and staff safe, our summer camp capacity limits have been reduced. Due to the reduced camp sizes, we expect demand to exceed capacity. In order to allow everyone interested in summer camp an equal opportunity at obtaining a spot, we will be conducting Summer Camp registration through a lottery system. Lottery registration will be open Saturday, May 1 - Friday May - 7th. There is not a fee to register for the lottery. You may register in person or online.


You may register in-person at the recreation center where you wish to attend summer camp. Hours of operation to register in person are listed below:
May 1st
 Saturday  9am - 1pm
May 3rd - May 6th
 Monday - Thursday
 10am - 8pm
 May 7th
Friday  2pm - 7pm

To register online, visit our Summer Camp registration page. Find the camp you would like to register for and enroll each camper individually.

If you have two (or more) children that you want to enroll in the same camp, you may use the Lottery Friends option. Each household member must enroll individually and select the other as a Lottery Friend for this to take effect.

Once you have registered in the lottery, you will receive an Activity Sales Receipt via email that lists the lottery enrollment for each household member enrolled and the class details. It will be noted on your receipt that lottery enrollment does not guarantee a spot in the class.


On Monday, May 10th at 12pm, the lottery will be completed and the registration system will randomly place campers in camps. Once a location is full, all remaining campers will be placed in order on the wait list. As soon as the lottery is complete, the system will send a confirmation email to everyone who registered informing them of the status of their registration. Your status will either say "Enrolled" or "Waitlist #." If your status is enrolled, parents/guardians will have until Saturday, May 15th at 1:00pm to make your payment and confirm registration. After that time your spot will be given to the next person on the waitlist. If you applied for and were approved for a scholarship, your payment will automatically be applied.

If camps still have spots available after the lottery is completed and all waitlist enrollees have been given a chance to claim any open lottery spots, the camp will be opened to the public for regular enrollment on a first come, first served basis beginning Monday, May 17th. Summer camp registration will conclude once designated slots are filled. No additional campers will be added once camp has started.

Spaces are only open to Dallas residents.
  • May 1- May 7 - Lottery Registration Open
  • May 10 - Lottery Drawing
  • May 11 - May 15th - Lottery winners complete registration
  • May 16 - Waitlist individuals notified of placement
  • May 17- If space is still available, registration will open until filled.