Specialty Camps

Burlington Recreation and Parks offers Specialty Camps throughout the summer months. Kids will experience a special taste of their favorite interest or hobby. Space is limited and a waiting list will follow if camp becomes full. Transportation will not be provided to or from BRPD Summer Day Camp locations.  

Register for Specialty Camp onlineOr register in person using the downloadable 2023 Camp Registration Form. Register at the Recreation & Parks Main Office located at  1333 Overbrook Rd.  The office is open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm. 

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  3. Teens
  4. Culinary

Paddle-Palooza Youth Kayak Clinic

Dates:  June 12, July 10, or August 7 (choose 1 date only)
Times: 8:00-11:00 am
Ages: 11 - 15      Min: 4 • Max: 6  
Cost: $35 
Location: Guilford Mackintosh Park & Marina • 1345 NC 61 South, Whitsett, NC 27377

In this small-group, half-day clinic, learn all about kayaking! Clinic covers everything from water safety, fitting your PFD, parts of the kayak and paddle, how to properly get in and out of the boat, basic paddle stokes and more. We'll save some time to paddle and explore the lake as well! Clinic includes on-land and on-water lessons. Campers should know how to swim and be prepared to be active throughout the clinic. All clinics are weather dependent. If weather is an issue, the clinic will be rescheduled or students moved to another clinic session. Refunds will only be provided if student cannot attend the new clinic date. Please only register for one clinic date as each clinic is the same.

Information: Melissa Hoose at (336) 222-5030 • Register Online (closes the Wednesday prior at 5pm) 


Dates: July 31 - August 4
Times: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Ages: 6 - 9 
Cost: $75 
Location: Lake Mackintosh Park & Marina – Clubhouse • 2704 Huffman Mill Road, Burlington, NC 27215

Birds, bugs, dirt and more! This camp will take an in-depth look at nature through hands-on activities and adventures. One day of camp (Wednesday or Thursday - based on weather) the drop-off/pick-up will be at Guilford Mackintosh Marina for a fun day hiking and exploring! Campers should be ready to spend a majority of camp being active and outside. 

Information: Melissa Hoose (336) 222-5030 • Register Online

Beginner Fishing Camp

Dates: July 17-21
Times: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ages: 8 - 12          Min: 6 • Max: 15
Cost: $65
Location: Guilford Mackintosh Park & Marina • 1345 NC 61 South, Whitsett, NC 27377

This beginner camp will excite the fishing enthusiast. Learn the techniques such as bait and casting, the secrets of reeling in the big catch and safety and conservation. *Campers must bring their own fishing poles*   

Information: (336) 222-5134 • Register Online