2020 Day Camps 

Each Summer Day Camp offers a unique and individual camp experience to participants.  Your child will enjoy exciting adventures outdoors, organized games, field trips, and tons more with a caring and responsible staff to lead the way!

Summer Day Camps operate July 6 - August 7, 2020. Camp hours are  Monday - Friday from 7:30am – 5:30pm (7:00am – 5:30pm at Fairchild & Grove Park/Thataways sites).

To make camp possible during the Pandemic, we will be reducing camper attendance numbers and camp sites this summer. The document below includes information regarding site changes and new precautions that Burlington Recreation and Parks will put into place this summer. 

NEW: 2020 Summer Day Camp Updates

The following are the site locations we will be offering:

  • Camp Grove Park/Thataways (FULL)
  • Camp Overbrook (FULL)
  • Camp St. Mark’s (FULL)

Due to the feasibility of social distancing and transportation protocols, Camp Elon and Camp Explorer’s will not be operating this summer. 

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 Burlington Recreation and Parks will enforce social distancing, increased cleaning and sanitizing protocols and face masks where necessary. 

Before your camper can attend, parents will be asked to provide a signed copy of The City of Burlington’s Liability Wavier Release for Communicable Diseases.


Registration for 2020 Summer Day Camp is closed. 
Registration must be completed in person with payment at the Burlington Recreation & Parks Main Office (1333 Overbrook Road, Burlington, NC). There are no exceptions for the initial registration process being made in person. Please expect a long wait on the first day of registration.

Please view the "Quick Day Camp Guide" for weekly rates. We will not be offering a paid in full rate for the 5 weeks of camp. 


With recent changes in PCI Standard Compliance and to protect information and financial sources, we are no longer permitted to accept over the phone payments for any Burlington Recreation and Parks program. 

Payments can be made in person at the BRPD Main Office, placed in the drop box after hours or by mail. A payment drop box is located outside the BRPD Main Office for after hour payments (no cash; only check or money orders). Mailed payments must be received prior to the week attending. 


  • Completed 2020 Summer Camp Registration Form (forms are also available at registration)
  • Payment to secure a space for weekly or in full
  • Required documentation annually: 
    • a copy of the child’s birth certificate 
    • proof of address (driver’s license or current utility bill)

Additional Items due before camp begins 

  • Copy of Custody Documents (if needed) 
  • Medication Packets
    • If your camper will be bringing medication to camp, please download and complete the Medication Policy Packet & Action Plan. Packets may take up to 2 weeks to process if completed correctly and depending on the medication. Packets require the signature of a medical doctor. Packets do not transfer from program to program. 
    • Due before the start of camp.  


Birth certificates are required to verify a child’s age.

To be eligible for Day Camps: 1) a child must have completed kindergarten AND 2) be 6 years old on or before August 31, 2020. 

To be eligible for the Explorers for Teens Camp: 1) child must be a rising 7th grader AND 2) be 12 years old on or before August 31, 2020 and 3) no older than 14 on or before August 31, 2020.


Forms & Additional Info

  • Summer Camp Job Openings (coming soon
  • Volunteer Information & Application 
    • To reduce the amount of individuals inside the camp site, we will not be accepting volunteers this summer.  

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USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
2020 Tentative Dates (5 weeks): July 6 - August 7, 2020
Approved Sites: Camp Fairchild, Camp Grove Park (Thataways), Camp Mayco, Camp Overbrook and Camp St. Mark’s
Sponsored by ABSS Child Nutrition

  • 2020 Lunch Menu (coming soon)
  • 2020 Afternoon Snack Menu (coming soon
  • Medical Statement for Children with Special Nutritional Needs for SFSP Meals (coming soon)
  1. day camp locations
  2. Field trips
  3. fees & REFUNDS


*see age requirements
Due to the COVID-19 PANDEMIC, site locations and camper attendance numbers have been MODIFIED


Fairchild Community Center
827 S. Graham Hopedale Rd., Burlington, NC 27217
Enrollment Limit: 40
About: Camp Fairchild takes place at Fairchild Park. The campers have access to a two softball fields, playground area, tennis courts, greenway, shaded patio, multi-purpose room, & double gym (cooled with fans).

GROVE PARK -RELOCATED to thataways youth center -FULL

Grove Park Elementary School
141 Trail One, Burlington, NC 27215
Enrollment Limit: 20
*Camp may be relocated Week 9* 
About: As a partnership with the Alamance-Burlington School System, this camp site includes access to an air conditioned gym, blacktop, and open field, as well as the library & cafeteria space for low energy activities.


North Park Mayco Bigelow Center 
849 Sharpe Rd., Burlington, NC 27215
Enrollment Limit: 40
About: New this summer, Camp Mayco takes place at the North Park Mayco Bigelow Center. Campers will have access to a gym (cooled with fans), a game room equipped with various arcade games, a dance studio, tons of outdoor space and multi-purpose room. 


Burlington City Park - Homebuilder's Building
1435 Overbrook Road, Burlington, NC 27215
Enrollment Limit: 40
About: Camp Overbrook offers an outdoor camp experience featuring the Burlington City Park as its backyard. Campers utilize the Homebuilder's Building as its home base, as well as the Jaycee and Exchange buildings for lunch and indoor activities. The campers have access to Field #1, greenway, and outdoor play areas.


St. Mark's Church
1230 St. Marks Church Road, Burlington, NC 27215
Enrollment Limit: 50
About: As a partnership with the St. Mark's Church, campers utilize the youth activity center, atrium, playground, and an open field next to the church.