Camp Green Leaves

Camp Green Leaves is a summer day camp coordinated by the City of Burlington Recreation & Parks Department for children and adults with developmental disabilities. The camp schedule includes activity rotations in the outdoors, including swimming, arts and crafts, music, sports and games, visual arts and supervised free time. The camp also features daily active field trips on busses/vans to local parks and recreation facilities, as well as trips around central North Carolina. 

Participants are grouped by age and all participants must be independent with mobility, feeding, toileting and all self-care needs. Participants should participate in group activities and must be able to stay with the group. Participants who are not self-sufficient will be required to have a one-on-one personal assistant, which the parent/guardian must provide. Participants must have manageable behaviors and healthcare needs. They must be exempt from any extreme healthcare conditions or needs. Camp Green Leaves is not able to accommodate participants needing assistance with ambulation due to uneven and rugged terrain. Staff to participant ratio is 1:2.

For questions, information or assistance with registration, contact the Burlington Recreation & Parks Specialized Recreation Services (336) 222-5028. 

Summer 2024 Information

Camp Green Leaves registration information is now available! Priority registration will be given to Alamance County Residents starting Monday, March 18, 2024. Consideration will be given to participants outside of Alamance County starting April 22, 2024. The registration deadline is June 7, 2024 for Regular Camp and July 12, 2024 for Alumni Week ; NO EXCEPTIONS. 

**Please see Medication Policy Packet & Action Plan if medication is needed during camp hours. Be advised that if your camper will be taking medication at camp, registration is recommended before the deadline as it could take up to 2 weeks to process medication packets. 

Camp Dates

Operates Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (closed on Thursday, July 4th).

  • Camp Green Leaves(for ages 6-22): June 17– July 12 (4 weeks) 
  • CGL Alumni Week (for ages 23 & older): July 15– 19 (1 week) 

Age Requirements

Birth certificates or government-issued IDs are required annually to verify a participant’s age.

To be eligible for Camp Green Leaves: 

  1. participant must have completed kindergarten AND
  2. be 6 years old on or before August 31, 2024 AND 
  3. be no older than 22 years of age 

To be eligible for CGL Alumni Week: 

  1. Participants must be 23 years of age or older
  2. Must have attended CGL in the past 


The camp is located at the Lake Cammack Park & Marina - Civitan Building (4790 Union Ridge Road, Burlington, NC 27217). Camp transportation is provided each day to and from the camp location. Parents/guardians will drop off/pick up participants at Thataways Youth Center (1331 Overbrook Road, Burlington, NC 27215) each day. 


Camp fees are due at the time of registration. There are no additional supply fees for the program. The fee includes a morning snack and lunch. 

  • Camp Green Leaves Fee (June 17 – July 12): $60 per participant 
  • CGL Alumni Week (July 15 – July 19): $20 per participant

Policies & Procedures

Review the 2024 CGL Operational Policy for Participants for updated camp policies and procedures related to COVID-19. Printed copies are available upon request.


To register for Camp Green Leaves, the registration form must be complete and payment made in full at the Kernolde Senior Center (1535 S. Mebane St., Burlington, NC 27215). Registration will be by appointment ONLY. To schedule an appointment, please call Brittany Bradsher at 336-222-5028.  

All required forms must be turned in at time of registration, (see below “What to Bring on Registration Day”). Should any changes occur, it is the parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to notify the director. We need current documentation on file at all times. Physicals must be updated every two years and proper forms must be submitted at time of registration. 

All information must be completed and submitted with the necessary information and signatures. Failure to complete ALL sections may result in the participant not being able to attend camp. Space cannot be held for incomplete applications. All materials are due at the time of registration. All campers must have a signed copy of the “City of Burlington COVID-19 Wavier/Release” on file before they can attend camp. 

Priority will be given to Alamance County residents from March 18 - April 19, 2024. Starting on April 22, consideration will be given to participants outside of Alamance County. The registration deadline is June 2, 2023. Registration will remain open until the camp is full. Space is limited. Accounts with outstanding balances will not be allowed to register a child (must be paid in full to register a participant).

What to Bring on Registration Day

  • 2024 Camp Green Leaves Registration Form with signed Waivers 
  • Payment (credit card, cash or check) in full to secure participant’s space 
  • Required documentation: 
    • Copy of the participant's birth certificate (annually) 
    • Proof of address (driver's license or current utility bill) – i.e. Group Homes 
    • IEP and BIP (Behavior Plan)  - New campers or campers with updated plans must submit a printed copy  
    • Background Check (annually - if age 16 or older) 
    • Medical Report/Physical (Medical Report information is required for participants and must be updated every two years
    • Medication Policy Packet (if medication is required during camp hours)
    • Custody forms (if applicable)

NEW! Pre Camp Interviews

To better ensure that we are providing the best services for all participants, we are now requiring pre-camp interviews for new campers and campers who have had significant changes. During this interview, staff will review all the policies/expectations, discuss specific participant needs, how the program could/would support and what next steps might be appropriate. If an interview cannot be scheduled, participants will not be able to attend camp. Camp supervisors will make every effort to schedule an interview prior to camp.

Additional Information & Forms

  • 2024 CGL Operational Policy for Participants (COMING SOON) 
  • 2024 CGL Registration Form (COMING SOON) 
  • Medication Policy Packet and Action Plan (COMING SOON)  
    • Additional Medical Support - Diabetes Management Plan (COMING SOON) 
    • Additional Medical Support - Seizure Action Plan (COMING SOON) 
  • One-On-One/Personal Assistants Application (COMING SOON) 
  • Camp Green Leaves Job Openings 2024 (COMING SOON) 
  • Lunch Menu (COMING SOON) 

Refund Policy

A full refund will be made to any participant before June 7, 2024. If a participant must withdraw from the program during the first week of camp, a 50% refund will be available. After this time, no refunds will be made. In the event of a suspension, refunds will not be given. Refunds may take up to 2-4 weeks to process based on original payment method. Payments made with a check may take longer to process. All refund requests must be submitted in writing in advance to the BRPD Main Office. Camp payments cannot be transferred to other Burlington Recreation & Parks programs. No refund will be issued for non-attendance or non-participation.

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