Summer Camps

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Summer Playgrounds are back! We cannot wait for this summer packed with new activities.

What are we planning?

  • 8 weeks of fun, beginning June 14 and ending August 6, 2021, no camp July 5
  • Hours each day will run 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Sites will be divided into age groups
    • Ages 6 – 7 at Hartsell Recreation Center (48 campers, 4 groups of 12)
    • Ages 8 – 9 at Daniel Pharr Community Building, Caldwell Park (24 campers, 2 groups of 12)
    • Ages 8 – 9 at C.T. Sherrill Community Building, Les Myers Park (24 campers, 2 groups of 12)
    • Ages 10 – 11 at Academy Recreation Center (48 campers, 4 groups of 12)
    • Ages 12 – 13 at David Phillips Activity Center (24 campers, 2 groups of 12)
  • Weekly activity schedules will include STEAM activities, fun fitness, modified game play, virtual connectivity, education support, nutrition/cooking activities, game station activities for ages 12 – 13, and use of McInnis Aquatic Center is TBD

Please review the following details as you prepare for registration.
Registration will be available ONLINE and by WALK-IN.

  • Registration for 2020 RETURNING CAMPERS & requests for 1st Time SIBLINGS registrations will begin March 24 at 8:00 AM and end March 28
    • Sibling requests will be processed by staff after returning camper registration has ended. Sibling spots are based on availability and are not guaranteed.
  • Registration for New City of Concord Resident Campers will begin March 31 at 8:00 AM and end April 4
    • New campers must provide a birth certificate at the time of registration
  • Registration for all New Non-City of Concord Resident Campers will begin April 7 at 8:00 AM
    • New campers must provide a birth certificate at the time of registration
  • Walk-in registrations are available Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the following locations:
    • Academy Recreation Center – 147 Academy Ave, Concord NC 28025
    • David Phillips Activity Center – 946 Burrage Road, Concord NC 28025 
  • Online registration assistance will be available WEEKDAYS from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • ALL past due balances for ANY City of Concord Parks & Recreation programs must be PAID IN FULL before registering your child for Summer Playground.
  • Registrations on or after June 4, 2021 must be paid in full at the time of registration
  • Once a site reaches its maximum capacity a waiting list will be available to eligible (age-specific) participants
  • Registration fees:
    • City of Concord Residents: $375.00
    • Non-Residents: $530.00
    • A deposit of $100.00 per child is required at registration
    • Fee balances can be paid in installments with the total fee due by June 4, 2021
    • No refunds will be given after June 4, 2021
    • Campers not paid in full by June 4, 2021 will not participate in Summer Playgrounds

Current Restrictions & Guidelines:

  • The City of Concord Parks & Recreation will adhere to North Carolina Executive Orders 141 and 195 supporting day camp activities in fitness and physical activity facilities
    • If guidance from NCDHHHS allows us to ease restrictions we will evaluate further openings and activity opportunities
  • Masks are required all day by staff and campers
  • Daily check-in screenings including temperature checks for each staff and camper
    • Parents/guardians and participants must remain in vehicles during check-in
  • Field trips will be made available to local parks and amenities
  • No outside vendors or visitors will enter any of the indoor facilities
    • Contract entertainment may be made available outdoors 
  • Campers will receive their own supplies for weekly activities
    • Active and increased sanitation between shared materials
  • Facilities will be sanitized daily and between active uses including classrooms, restrooms, solid surfaces, and assigned spaces

Once the applicable registration date has opened for your child/children please visit our website, or visit us in person. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 704-920-5600.

We are so excited to see your children this summer!!

Participation in this programs indicates that you agree to this statement: "I agree to release and hold harmless the City of Concord and its staff from any and all claims for personal injury, property loss or any other loss that may arise out of or during participation in this program."  


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