2021 Day Camps 

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

Summer Day Camps operate June 7 - August 13. Camp hours are Monday - Friday from 7:30am – 5:30pm (7:00am – 5:30pm at Fairchild & Grove Park 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 precautions that Burlington Recreation and Parks will implement this summer. 

NEW: 2021 Summer Day Camp Updates

UPDATE: We are pleased to announce that camp sites have been approved for modified field trips this summer! Please see the "Field Trip" tab below for more details. 

The following are the site locations we will be offering:

  • Camp Grove Park (25)
  • Camp Overbrook (40)
  • Camp St. Mark’s (50)
  • Camp Thataways (25)

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 2021 Summer Day Camp will begin Wednesday, March 10! 

Online and in-person registration starts promptly at 8am on March 10. Spaces are limited. Spaces cannot be reserved or guaranteed. If registering in person, we cannot guarantee a spot during the waiting period (see procedure for registering in-person below).

NON CITY OF BURLINGTON RESIDENTS (paying weekly) : You will be required to pay the $15 difference between City and Non-Resident rates in addition to the 20% down payment on each week needed for summer camp.


Summer Camp registration can now be completed online using Civic Rec by clicking here. Select the "Camps & Childcare" tab.

Prior to camp registration day, it is highly recommended that you create your account in Civic Rec. 

  • Please see “Creating Your BRPD Civic Rec Account” for details on how to set up your account.
  • If you need any assistance with setting up your account, please call 336-222-5030 or emailrecreation@burlingtonnc.gov.
Registration can also be completed in person with payment at the Burlington Recreation & Parks Main Office (1333 Overbrook Road, Burlington, NC). 

  • If registering in person on March 10, 2021:
    • Due to COVID-19, we are limiting the amount of people allowed into the BRPD Main Office at once. Therefore, registrations will be accepted on a waiting system. When you arrive at the BRPD Main Office, you will be asked for your phone number and placed onto a waiting list. You will be asked to wait in your car and office staff will call when you can return to the building to register your camper. You will be placed on the waitlist on a first come, first served basis. Please expect a wait as we work to keep everyone safe.*Appointments are not required for the 1st day of registration.* 
  • If registering in person after March 10, 2021:
    • You must make an appointment by calling the BRPD Main Office at (336) 222-5030. The office is open Monday – Friday from 8am – 5pm.
Please see the fees & refunds section below. 


  • Completed 2021 Summer Camp Registration Form (forms are also available at registration)
    • Registration forms will be electronic for those registering online. When answering the required questions regarding your camper, please be as thorough as possible to better help our counselors. 
  • A minimum of 20% deposit on each week needed for camp or payment in full
  • A copy of the child’s birth certificate 
    • If registering online, birth certificates are not required for initial registration. However, Supervisors reserve the right to request birth certificates at any time to verify your campers age.
  • 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 by May 14, 2021 or before the start of camp.  Campers may not bring medication to camp unless the packet is received and processed. 

Forms & Additional Info

2021 Summer Camp Reminders


Birth certificates may be requested 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, 2021. 


There are 2 payments options for Summer Day Camps:
  • Paid In Full: All 10 weeks of camp are paid in full at the time of registration.
  • Payment Plan: For those wishing to pay weekly, you will be set up on a payment plan in which you must pay off all the weeks needed for camp by June 1, 2021. A 20% deposit on each week is required at the time of registration. You can pay on your account at any time for any amount as long as your account balance is paid off by June 1, 2021. Any remaining balance will result in loss of those weeks and the 20% down payment.  After June 1st, any unpaid weeks will be available to the public for open enrollment.
Payments can be made online, 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; check or money orders only).
  • Make sure to include the following on your check/money order: driver’s license #, phone #, child's name, camp site, week
  • Mail to the following address: Burlington Recreation & Parks, ATTN: Youth Programs P.O. Box 1358, Burlington NC 27216
    • Payments sent by mail must be received prior to the week attending.
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.

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USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
2021 Tentative Dates (10 weeks): June 7 - August 5, 2021
Approved Sites: Camp Grove Park, Camp Overbrook, Camp St. Mark’s & Camp Thataways
Sponsored by ABSS Child Nutrition

  • 2021 Lunch & Afternoon Snack Menu 
  • 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

Weeks are quickly filling up. To ensure your camper has a spot at camp, payment for all the weeks needed is encouraged at the time of registration. We do not hold spots without payment. Campers are not able to attend another camp if their current camp site is full. 


Grove Park Elementary School
141 Trail One, Burlington, NC 27215
Enrollment Limit: 25
*Camp may be relocated Week 10* 
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.


Burlington City Park - Homebuilder's Building
1435 Overbrook Road, Burlington, NC 27215
Enrollment Limit: 60
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. 


Thataways Youth Center 
1331 Overbrook Rd., Burlington, NC 27215
Enrollment Limit: 25
About: Camp Thataways is a camp created just for 2021. Thataways offers various arcade games, a pool table, foosball table, air hockey, concessions area and dance floor. Campers will utilize the air conditioned building and back patio and field.