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Camps

Registration Dates:

  • Monday, May 3 for current scholarship participants
  • Monday, May 10 for Takoma Park residents
  • Monday, May 17 non-resident registration

The Takoma Park Recreation Department provides extraordinary camp experiences at an exceptional value! Summer, winter and spring, we have a safe structured place for your child while school is on break. In addition to our traditional summer day camps, Camp Takoma and New Ave. Adventure Camp, we have historically offered a myriad of special interest camps such as basketball, dance, wilderness camp, theater and arts camps and many more.  The summer of 2021 will be very different due to proper physical distancing, library construction and availability of MCPS gym rentals, we may not be able to offer the plethora of summer camps as we have in the past.

Register Online for Camps

You can register for camps, classes and request rentals on via Takoma Park’s through ActiveNet.

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Payment Options

As in previous years, you may choose to pay in full at the time of registration or select the payment plan option. This payment plan option, which must be chosen at the time of registration, divides the total amount due into two equal payments: 50% of the total fees will be due at the time of registration, with the remaining payments due on June 7.
You must register early to take advantage of this opportunity as payment due dates will not be changed. Payment plans will not be available after June 7. All payment plans will be assessed a $25 late fee if payment is received more than five days after the due date of June 7. Outstanding balances as of June 13 could result in the child being withdrawn from the program.

 

Changes for 2021

  • Limited availability in our three general recreation camps (Camp Takoma, New Ave Adventure Camp & Just Teens Camp)
  • We will not offer specialized camps this summer due to space limitations, this includes contractor led camps and Rookie Sports Camp.
  • There will be no bus trips this summer due to COVID.
  • Counselor in Training (CIT) program has been canceled.
  • Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) has been canceled.
  • Review the COVID guidelines we will adhere to below.
And if you have recently lost your job due to COVID, program fees may be waived.

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New Ave Adventure Camp at the Baysox Game

Winter Break Camp

Its cold outside and there is lots of holiday hustle and bustle, but we have a great week-long camp for ages 5-12. Escape the cold outside and join the fun inside! Space is limited and registration opened in August.

Spring Break Camps

Its getting warmer, school is out and fun is in! Participants will enjoy indoor and outdoor sports, games, crafts, and more.  Don’t miss out!  We will not offer Spring Break Camps in 2021, but hope to resume normal operations in 2022.

Summer Camps

We are always excited to bring you a fun filled summer, packed with lots of memories! Our camps continue to fill earlier and earlier so if you love our camps as much as we do, don’t wait.  Historically registration has opened in early February and many camp filled that same day! If the camp you were interested in is already full we encourage you to wait list.  Registration will open Monday,  May 3 for current scholarship participants and Monday, May 10 for all other Takoma Park residents. 

Paperwork

No matter the season, all campers are required to complete a Participant Profile Form prior to the start of camp.

If it is necessary for a participant to take over-the-counter or prescribed mediation during program hours, his/her Authorization for Medication Form must be completed in full by the physician and signed by the parent or guardian.

Parents/Guardians, please complete this form each Monday before arriving to camp.

Click here to view the  2021 Summer Camp Guide!

Registration opens Monday, May 3 for scholarship participants and May 10 for Takoma Park residents. Take a look!

What to Expect this Summer

Keeping Everyone Safe + Healthy: COVID Mitigation Strategies

Maintaining the health and safety of our campers and staff is more than a goal; it is a core value for The Takoma Park Recreation Department. We will continuously monitor the latest recommendations from the CDC, state and local health departments and update as needed. Working together with our parents/guardians, we will take every precaution necessary to have a safe, healthy summer! We are committed to following rigorous, data-driven COVID mitigation strategies.

  • We have updated our ventilation system to purify the circulated air in the buildings. 
  • Plexiglass shields have been installed as a barrier around the building.
  • TPRD will increase staff awareness of communicable disease procedures through required training offerings and enhanced procedures. Training will include, but is not limited to, health and safety procedures, what and how to clean/disinfect/sanitize, daily health self-assessment for staff and campers, general communicable disease information, camper health/symptom assessment and use of PPE.
  • Camp offerings will be dramatically reduced this summer to allow proper physical distancing. In addition, the maximum number of participants has been reduced for these camps.
  • Campers will participate in a COVID screening via contactless questionnaires and temperature checks at the start of every camp day. This check-in will be held outside and upon successful completion, campers will be permitted to enter the camp program. 
  • Campers will be assigned to cohort pods of 8 campers or less, not to interact amongst groups. Due to varied weekly expected camp attendance, pod groupings are subject to change from week to week, although our goal is to keep groupings as consistent as possible.  
  • All campers and staff will be required to wear a cloth face covering at camp when physical distancing is not feasible. 

  • Staff will engage in enhanced cleaning efforts during the camp day.  
  • All camp activities will be modified to increase distancing and to meet sanitation requirements.
  • If a confirmed positive case of COVID is present amongst staff and/or campers, TPRD will work with the Montgomery County Health Department to follow all necessary contact tracing protocols. TPRD will notify families of all campers as soon as possible via email. The email to impacted families will detail pertinent information regarding the issue as well as the potential length of facility closure for deep cleaning. 
  • During lunch campers will eat with their pod. Each camper will wash their hands before and after eating. Weather-permitting, campers could eat their lunch/snack outside “picnic-style” to encourage physical distancing while masks are off.
  • Campers will be asked to wash hands at scheduled times during the day. Hand sanitizer will be readily available and used frequently during camp hours. Camps will prominently display educational content, proper hygiene posters, and child-friendly hand washing instructions. 
  • Staff will monitor their group participants looking for signs of illness and will notify the appropriate personnel if a child develops a constant cough, shortness of breath or appears to have a fever.  Participants may be moved to an isolated area as a safety measure.
  • Field trips and swim trips have been canceled this summer.  We are not able to properly physically distance on the buses.  
  • The Community Center and Recreation Center will be closed to the public during camp time.
  • Parent/Guardian pick up at the end of the day will be outside, with staff radioing inside to release your child. If noted on the Participant Profile, participants will be allowed to walk home at a certain time.

Register Online for Camps

You can register for camps, classes and request rentals on via Takoma Park's through ActiveNet.

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Register online with Takoma Park's ActiveNet.

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Inclement Weather Line

Bad weather? Call the The Recreation Department’s Inclement Weather Line to check for weather closure information.

Call 301-891-7101 ext. 5605 to check for program cancellations due to weather.

Call The Inclement Weather Line