Summer Camps

Registration for Summer Day Camp, Summer Playground Camp, Camp Challenge and Spades Summer Adventure will begin on Friday, March 1. 

Summer Day Camp

Locations: Cliffdale Recreation Center, College Lakes Recreation Center, Eastover-Central Recreation Center, *E.E. Miller Recreation Center, Gray’s Creek Recreation Center, Kiwanis Recreation Center, Lake Rim Recreation Center, Pine Forest Recreation Center, Stedman Recreation Center, Stoney Point Recreation Center and Westover Recreation Center

Summer Day Camp allows participants to experience a summer of organized adventure and fun consisting of activities, crafts, games and off-site field trips. The program meets on weekdays from 7:30 am to 6 pm, and is designed for children who have completed Kindergarten through 12 years old. Registration begins March 1. All in town field trips are included with registration fees. No camp on July 4.
Grade K-12 yrs; Mon.-Fri.; **May 28-Aug. 16; 7:30 am-6 pm; ***Resident: $65/week;
***Non-Resident: $130/week

*E.E. Miller Recreation Center will offer Summer Day Camp May 28-July 12.
**Dates are subject to change based on the Cumberland County Schools Calendar.
***Early drop-off and late pick-up will be available for an additional fee.

Summer Playground Camp

Locations: Massey Hill Recreation Center and J.S. Spivey Recreation Center

Summer Playground allows participants to experience a summer of organized adventure and fun consisting of activities, crafts, games and off-site field trips. The program meets on weekdays from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, and is designed for children who have completed Kindergarten through 12 years old. Registration begins March 1. Participants are responsible for all field trip fees. No camp on July 4.
Grade K-12 yrs; Mon.-Fri.; *May 28-Aug. 16; 7:30 am-6 pm; **Resident: $30/week; **Non-Resident: $60/week

*Dates are subject to change based on the Cumberland County Schools Calendar.
**Early drop-off and late pick-up will be available for an additional fee.

Camp Challenge (Gilmore TRC)

Camp Challenge is a summer camp for children and adolescents who have a disability. The goals of Camp
Challenge are to increase cognitive, emotional, and physical development by providing learning and social opportunities in a safe and fun environment. Each week will feature different themes, trips and activities such as arts and crafts, sport activities, cooking, outings and swimming. An application is required to attend.  Every application will be reviewed to ensure that the Camp Challenge is the appropriate camp for the applicant.
Spaces are limited, so register early. Applications available beginning Feb. 1; completed application accepted
beginning March 1.
6-17 yrs; Mon.-Fri.; *May 28-Aug. 16; 7:30 am-5:30 pm; Resident: $65/week; Non-Resident: $130/week

*Dates are subject to change based on the Cumberland County Schools Calendar.

Spades Summer Adventures (Gilmore TRC)

SPADES Summer Adventures is a summer camp for adults who have a disability. The goals of SPADES Summer Adventures are to increase cognitive, emotional, and physical development by providing learning and social opportunities in a safe and fun environment. Each week will feature different themes, trips and activities such as arts and crafts, sport activities, cooking, outings and swimming. An application is required to attend. Every application will be reviewed to ensure SPADES Summer Adventures is the appropriate camp for the applicant. Spaces are limited, so register early. Applications available beginning Feb. 1; completed application accepted beginning March 1.
18+; Mon.-Fri.; *May 28-Aug. 16; 7:30 am-5:30 pm; Resident: $65/week; Non-Resident: $130/week

*Dates are subject to change based on the Cumberland County Schools Calendar.

Outdoor Adventure Weeks (Clark Park)

Adventure Week at Clark Park includes archery, hiking, fishing, animal tracking, outdoor living skills, canoeing and more. There are limited spots; early registration is suggested. This camp is partially funded by the
Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. Summertime Kids Grant. Registration begins April 1.
Mon.-Fri.; 8:30 am-noon; $50
8-10 yrs; Session I: June 10-14 Session II: July 15-19
10-12 yrs; Session I: June 17-21; Session II: July 22-26

Growing Up Wild Days (Clark Park)

This program is designed for younger children who love to play because play is more than just fun and games, it is vitally important for children’s healthy development. The activities in this camp are constructed to help young children explore and learn about nature. This camp is partially funded by the Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. Summertime Kids Grant. Registration begins April 1.
5-7 yrs; Mon., July 1-Wed., July 3; 9 am-noon; $30

Survival Week (Clark Park)

Children have keen instincts and passions that have helped them learn about nature in order to survive over millennia. Educators like Jon Young of the Wilderness Awareness School use these natural drives to teach basic principles of life science and ecology, build student confidence and impart knowledge that might be needed to survive in a true emergency. Experiences included in this program are: building or finding primitive shelters, making safe fires with matches and friction, cooking over a campfire, creating useful tools like baskets, tools, or rope, tracking animals and identifying useful plants. There are limited spots; early registration is suggested. This camp is partially funded by the Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.

Summertime Kids Grant. Registration begins April 1.
10-12 yrs; Mon., Aug. 5-Fri., Aug. 9; 8:30 am-noon; $50

Summer Adventures Week (Lake Rim Park)

Participants will develop outdoor adventure skills like kayaking, fishing, archery and rock climbing. Your child will learn about nature and explore the environment while having fun and building confidence. Space is limited. Registration begins April 1. This camp is partially funded by the Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. Summertime Kids Grant.
9-13 yrs; Mon.-Fri.; Session I: June 24-28; Session II: July 29-Aug. 2; 9 am-noon; $40 + rock climbing fee

Tiny Trailblazers (Lake Rim Park)

Dinosaurs are the main theme of this program. Participants will discover dinosaurs through activities like story time, games, crafts and fossil digs. Space is limited. Registration begins April 1. This camp is partially funded by the Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. Summertime Kids Grant.
5-8 yrs; Tues., June 4-Thurs., June 6; 9 am-noon; $30

Tiny Trailblazers (Mazarick Park)

Dinosaurs are the main theme of this program. Participants will discover dinosaurs through activities like story time, games, crafts and fossil digs. Registration begins April 1. This camp is partially funded by the
Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. Summertime Kids Grant.
5-8 yrs; Tues., July 9-Thurs., July 11; 9 am-noon; $30

Shining Stars Cultural Arts Summer Camp

Lights…Camera...Action…!!! For all aspiring actors and those who want to build self-confidence, this dynamic FULL DAY acting camp will provide a well-rounded theatre experience to those with big dreams. Campers will learn the basic audition and acting techniques, learn about backstage management, working with a local professional artist on set, props, costumes, etc…, learn music and dance routines for a full musical production at the end of this TWO WEEK session for our families and friends. Bring a water bottle, two snacks and a packed lunch. Camp is held at College Lake Recreation Center. Registration deadline is July 5.
6+; Mon.-Fri.; July 8-19; 8 am-5 pm; $125  

Little Picassos Art Camp

Painting, while having fun creating colorful works of art, like the star Picasso himself. Students will create fun works of art using the style like Picasso! Camp is held at Lake Rim Recreation Center. Registration deadline is June 7.
3-5 yrs; Mon.-Thurs.; June 10-14; 9 am-noon; $60

Mixed Up Art Camp

This mixed media class is an awesome class that works with several different forms of art and craft materials including clay, paint, oil pastel and more! Your child will be sure to enjoy fun and exciting projects. Campers will explore their imaginations and make a different art project every day to take home. (Combo Camp option also available.)

Camp is held at Cliffdale Recreation Center. Registration deadline is June 21.
6+; Mon.-Fri.; June 24-28; 9 am-noon; $60

Camp is held at Kiwanis Recreation Center.
Registration deadline is July 12.
6+; Mon.-Fri.; July 15-19; 9 am-noon; $60

Masterpiece Art Camp

Young artists will enjoy learning the artistic style of native North Carolina artists while making collages using acrylic paints, magazines and more. On the last day of class, campers will show off their work in an open house setting just like an art museum. Your child will be sure to enjoy fun and exciting projects! Campers will explore their imaginations and make various art projects each day to take home. (Combo Camp option also available.) 

Camp is held at College Lake Recreation Center.
Registration deadline is July 26.
6+; Mon.-Fri.; July 29-Aug. 2; 9 am-noon; $60

Camp is held at Kiwanis Recreation Center.
Registration deadline is Aug.3.
6+; Mon.-Fri.; Aug. 5-9; 9 am-noon; $60

Basketball Camp

This exciting opportunity features skills, drills, and motivational encouragement. Camp will be held at Westover Recreation Center.
Boys and Girls; 7-17 yrs; Session 1: June 3-7; Session 2: June 10-14; 9 am-noon; $30/session 

Football Camp

This camp will focus on the basic fundamentals; positions, passing, running, receiving and blocking. Camp will be held at Reid Ross/Tokay fields.
Boys and Girls; 7-14 yrs; June 10-14; 9 am-noon; $30  

Soccer Camp

This camp will focus on the basic fundamentals; dribbling, passing, shooting, one-on-one, offense/defense and lots of game play. Camp will be held at Reid Ross/Tokay fields.
Boys and Girls; 7-17 yrs; June 17-21; 9 am-noon; $30  

Cheer Camp

Beginning and intermediate future cheerleaders will learn new cheers, great stunts, and proper tumbling to put them well on their way to becoming great cheerleaders. Camp will be held at College Lakes Recreation Center.
Boys and Girls; 7-14 yrs; July 8-12; 9 am-noon; $30   

Volleyball Camp

This camp will focus on the basic fundamentals; dig - set - spike! Camp will be held at Cliffdale Recreation Center.
Girls; 9-17 yrs; July 8-12; 9 am-noon; $30  

Softball Camp

This camp will focus on the basic fundamentals; hitting, fielding, throwing and catching. Camp will be held at Lamon Street Park.
Girls; 7-17 yrs; July 15-19; 9 am-noon; $30 

Baseball Camp

This camp will focus on the basic fundamentals; hitting, fielding, throwing and catching. Camp will be held at
Kiwanis Recreation Center.
Boys and Girls; 7-17 yrs; July 29-Aug. 2; 9 am-noon; $30  

Tennis Camps

Several tennis camps will be held at Mazarick Tennis Center. Register at your local recreation center or Mazarick Tennis Center. Call 670-1797 for more information.
Boys and Girls; 5-18 yrs; 9 am-noon; $75/session includes snack and water each day
Session 1: June 3-6; Session 2: June 10-13
Session 3: July 8-11; Session 4: July 15-18 

Golf Camps

Come learn golf in a fun atmosphere. Two camps will be offered and will focus on the basic fundamentals; drive - chip - putt. Camps will be held at Kings Grant Golf Club.
Boys and Girls; 10-14 yrs; July 22-26; July 29-Aug. 2; 9 am-noon; $30/camp 

Swim Camp

Several swim camps will focus on the basic swimming strokes. Swim caps are required.
Boys and Girls; 8-11 am; $80/session
Session/Week 1: June 3-6; 9-18 yrs; Chalmers Pool
Session/Week 2: June 10-13; 5-8 yrs; Chalmers Pool
Session/Week 3: July 15-18; 9-18 yrs; Westover Aquatic Center
Session/Week 4: July 22-25; 5-8 yrs; Westover Aquatic Center
Session/Week 5: Aug. 5-8; 9-18 yrs; Keith A. Bates, Sr. Pool
Session/Week 6: Aug. 12-15; 5-8 yrs; Keith A. Bates, Sr. Pool