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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 Camp Recess, we offer a myriad of special interest camps such as basketball, dance, wilderness camp, theater and arts camps and many more.

With so much to choose from from tots to teens, we’re confident you’ll find the camp that fits your needs and interests. Find the perfect camp in our current City Guide or register online via ActiveNet. Check below for info on featured camps!


Early Bird Discount

The early bird catches the worm! Takoma Park residents can save 15% on summer camps and before care and after care by registering Monday, February 5  – Sunday, February 11.  Residents and non-residents can save 10% by registering Monday, February 12 – Sunday February 18.  The Early Bird Discount is available both online and in person. This will be the one time this year to save so don’ t miss out!


Early Bird Discount:

15% off from Feb 5-11 for City residents
10% off from Feb 12-18 for everyone

Discount will be applied automatically both in person and online.


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The Takoma Park Recreation Department has excellent (and affordable!) camps all year long.

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.

Winter Break Camp
Takoma Park Community Center
Azalea Room
7500 Maple Avenue
5-12 years
4 Days
Tuesday-Friday, December 26-December 29
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Resident: $100 / Non-resident: $120

Spring Break Camps

Its getting warmer, school is out and fun is in! Participants will enjoy indoor and outdoor sports, games, crafts, and more.  Dribble, Pass and Shoot Basketball Camp is still open for ages 5-12 and a Career Week for teens. Registration opens March 15 for residents and March 22 for non-residents. Don’t miss out!

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.  Registration will open 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.


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.

Click the picture above to view the 2018 Camp Guide







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.

Recreation Sections


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