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Early Registration for DPR Summer Camps Begins for District Residents

Courtesy DPR | 1/26/2009, 3:57 p.m.

The DC Department Parks and Recreation (DPR) has started their early registration period for District residents for DPR's 2009 Summer Camps. From January 21 - 31, 2009, District residents are able to register for any of DPR's 2009 Summer Camp sessions by visiting one of DPR's centers during regular hours of operation.

This summer DPR will offer five, two-week sessions from June 15 €" Aug. 21, Monday to Friday, 9 am - 5 pm. Camping fees are $100 per session for District residents for most camps. DPR will also offer eight one-week camping sessions at Camp Riverview, DPR's co-ed residential (overnight) camping facility located in Scotland, Md. The campground is nestled among 217 wooded acres along the Potomac River near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Complete information on all of DPR's summer camps is available at the web site, summercamps.dc.gov.
Early registration must be done in person at a DPR center and proof of District residency is required. All camping fees must be paid at the time of registration; acceptable forms of payment are Visa, MasterCard, and Discover, or money orders made payable to DC Treasurer. Checks or cash will not be accepted.

DPR offers a scholarship rate for District residents to ensure that summer camps are available to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. Children of eligible families attend camps at a flat rate of $25 per child, per camp session. To determine eligibility or to apply, families must complete a 2009 Summer Camp Scholarship Rate Application. Applications are available for download at summercamps.dc.gov or by request by contacting the DPR Camp Central office at (202) 671-0295.

For more information about DPR's 2009 Summer Camps contact the DPR Camp Central office at (202) 671-0295, by email at DPRcamps@dc.gov, or visit summercamps.dc.gov.
General registration for DPR€s 2009 Summer Camps will begin on February 2, 2009.