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Camp activities

NOTE: Due to changes made in the FCPS calendar, Parks and Recreation has made changes to our Summer Camp Schedule as printed in our 2014 Fun Guide.  Please see below for the correct and up-to-date camp dates.

2014 Registration Information – Important!

April 22-24-- Camp registration events.

Online registration for all camps (except ESP/REAL) will begin at Noon on April 22, and will remain open until 8 am on April 24. A minimal number of slots will be reserved for walk-in registration. Summer camp walk-in registration for remaining slots opens on April 24, from 12– 5 pm at the Dunbar Community Center. Registration will remain open until all slots are full. Online registration reopens at 5 pm on April 24, for any remaining slots.

Online registration is not available for ESP/REAL camps.

If you plan to register online, you must have a User ID and password prior to the online registration dates. You must also provide an email address to use this system. Note: It may take up to three (3) business days for your User ID and password application to be processed. Please allow the appropriate time so your registration will not be delayed.

Important Online Information
Prior to April 22, households are encouraged to update their household information. Additionally, any new family members who are of age to participate in camps or any other Parks program should be added to the system. You may come to the Dunbar Center between the hours of 8 am–5 pm, Monday–Friday, email
parnold@lexingtonky.gov or fax (859) 254-0142 an updated request and proof of age documentation in order to be added – no exceptions. To register an account, go to www.lexingtonky.gov/newuser. For more information, contact us at 288-2980 or parkswebhelp@lexingtonky.gov.

Mail-in Registration 
Mailed registrations will not guarantee a camp slot, and will be processed after walk-in registration is closed. Mailed registrations will be considered beginning at 8 am on Friday, April 25 on a first come, first served post marked basis for remaining available camp slots. Registrations are not accepted by fax or email. 

Scholarships
A limited number of partial scholarships are available to campers based on need. Scholarships provide for a 50% reduction in fees. Individuals must fill out an
Income Eligibility Application and provide the required proof of income (Free lunch verification, KTAP, KCHIP, Medical Card or other form of government assistance). This scholarship rate does not apply to the following camps: ESP, Castlewood Community Center, Kenwick Community Center or Kiddie Kapers (half-day). All participants must reapply for scholarship eligibility annually. Those who have qualified in any year prior to December 2013 must re-submit documentation of income eligibility in order to receive a reduced fee for any Parks & Recreation program in 2014. (All documentation will be cleared out on December 14, 2013.) Households are encouraged to re-submit in January 2014.

Refund/Cancellation Policy
Lexington Parks & Recreation will issue a 50 percent refund for program registration fees if a refund request form is submitted no fewer than seven business days before the start of the activity; except in special circumstances such as medical reasons or summer school attendance. This form is available at
www.lexingtonky.gov/parks. Partial refunds will be issued in the form of a check in approximately 4–6 weeks or if desired, can be credited to another Parks & Recreation activity by indicating this on the refund request form. Refund request forms should be submitted to the activity/program manager for approval. Requests may be submitted by mail to: Parks & Recreation, 545 North Upper Street (40508) or faxed to 254-0142. Appeals for denial of refunds may be made in writing by submitting the refund request form to the Deputy Director, Division of Parks & Recreation, 469 Parkway Drive (40504).

Art Kids 

Artkids is a great way to introduce your child to the arts. The camp is held at the Tates Creek Recreation Center (1400 Gainesway Drive) and open to youth ages 7–12. Campers will experience dance, visual arts, music, theater and the work of guest artists. In addition, participants will swim every day. (Drop off is between 7:30–8:30 am and pick up between 5–6 pm.) The cost for this camp is $100 per session and individuals may attend only one session.   

Session

Date

Activity Code

Session 1:

July 7 – 11

127324-01

Session 2:

July 14 – 18

127324-02

Session 3:

July 21 – 25

127324-03

*New Program*-  Adventure Camp

Lexington Parks and Recreation’s Adventure program brings opportunities for adventure to youth ages 10-14. During this one week day camp you will experience backpacking, camping, orienteering, archery, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and more. The Adventure Camp at Jacobson Park will be held June 16-20 and the cost is $100 per person. For more information contact Mike Lorton (859) 288-2900.  

Session

Date

Activity Code

Session 1:

June 16 – 20

117025-01

Camp Kearney

Camp Kearney is a two-week camp at Jacobson Park. Activities planned include sports, arts & crafts, archery, canoeing, fishing, pedal-boating and more. This camp is for youth ages 6–12 regardless of ability levels. Camp hours are 7:30 am–5 pm. Transportation will not be provided. All campers must be dropped-off and picked-up at Jacobson Park each day. The cost is $125. Campers who quality for free lunch at school may be eligible for reduced camp fees. There will be three sessions; campers may register for ONE SESSION only. For more information call 288-2928. The camp talent show will take place on the last day of each session (July 3, July 18 and August 1) and will begin at 3 pm. For more information call (859) 288-2908.

Session

Date

Activity Code

Session 1:

June 23 - July 3*

117011-01

Session 2:

July 7 - July 18

117012-01

Session 3:

July 21 - August 1

117013-01


* There will be no camp on July 4th

Castlewood and Kenwick Community Center Camps 

Open to ages 6–12, the camps will take place daily from 7:30 am–5:30 pm and will consist of four two-week sessions. The fee is $75 per session and will include activities such as athletics, arts & crafts, computer skills, special events, field trips, nature activities and other educational components. For information, call 288-2954.

Session

Date

Activity Code

Session 1:

June 16 – 27

122474-01 (CAS)
122475-01 (KEN)

Session 2:

June 30 – July 11*

122474-02 (CAS)
122475-02 (KEN)

Session 3:

July 14 – 25

122474-03 (CAS)
122475-03 (KEN)

Session 4: July 28 – August 8

122474-04 (CAS)
122475-04 (KEN)

* There will be no camp on July 4th

ESP Summer Fun Camp

The following ESP Summer Camps are full and no longer accepting applications:

  • Liberty
  • Maxwell
  • Wellington

NOTE: No online registration available.

The Extended School Program (ESP) Summer Fun Camp is a fun and exciting program designed to provide opportunities in recreation, leisure activities, educational components and positive social interaction. Activities will include swimming, field trips, active games and outdoor activities. A breakfast and afternoon snack will be provided. Registration is open to children entering kindergarten through fifth grade. There is a two-week priority registration given to students currently enrolled in ESP. Registration is then open to the public until all spaces are full. Space is limited. Camp locations are Maxwell, Northern, Liberty and Wellington elementary schools. The hours of operation are 7:15 am–6 pm, Monday–Friday. The camp will run for 6 weeks and will observe July 4, as a holiday. If campers attend four or more weeks of camp there is a one time $75 activity fee to cover all field trips, registration fees and camper t-shirts. (Fifty-dollars for attending three weeks or less.) Cost for camp is $100 per week for one child, $180 per week for two children and $240 per week for three children. Camp will start June 16 but are subject to change due to FCPS snow days. For families not currently in the ESP program, applications will be accepted by mail ONLY beginning April 7; anything received before this date will not be processed. To begin the first week of camp, applications must be received by May 23, 2014; however, many of our camps will fill to capacity before this time. Please visit our website for printable applications or for more information on the camp, call 288-2929. Please Note: If you would like to register online for other camps outside of ESP, you must obtain a new user ID and password. Participating in current ESP programs does not mean you have a registered household with Parks online system.  

   2014 ESP Summer Camp Application
Related Downloads
   Liberty Theme Weeks
   Maxwell Theme Weeks
   Northern Theme Weeks
   Wellington Theme Weeks

 

Register Online!

Download Registration Forms:
2014 General Camps Application
2014 TR Summer Camp Application
   

2014 ESP Summer Camp Application

2014 REAL Summer Camp Application

Kiddie Kapers Co. Dance Camp

The Kiddie Kapers Dance Camp is offered for two different age groups. The Dance Babies Camp (ages 3–6) is a half-day session and includes instruction in basic ballet, tap and jazz as well as arts & crafts, story time, movement and motor skill development. Participants must be three years of age by January 1, 2014. The Dance Kids Camp (ages 7–15) is a full-day session and includes instruction in tap, jazz, cheer dance & movement, ballet, arts & crafts and daily swimming. Previous dance instruction is not required. Participants must be seven years old by the first day of their session. The cost is $50 for the half-day session or $100 for the full-day session. Partial scholarships (50% off) are available for the full-day camp only. The camp will be held at the Tates Creek Recreation Center, 1400 Gainesway Drive. For information, call 288-2935. This year's sessions are: 

Dance Babies (Ages 3 – 6)

Session

Date

Time

Activity Code

Session 1

June 9- 13

8:45am –12 pm

127324-04

Session 2

June 16-20

8:45am –12 pm

127324-05

Session 3

June 23- 27

8:45am –12 pm

127324-06

 Dance Kids (Ages 7 – 15)

Session

Date

Time

Activity Code

Session 1 June 9- 13 1 pm – 5:30 pm 127324-07

Session 2

June 16- 20

7:30am – 6 pm

127324-08

Session 3

June 23- 27

7:30am – 6 pm

127324-09

REAL Summer Fun Camp

       NOTE: No online registration available.

The Recreation Enrichment and Learning (REAL) Summer Fun Camp is a cooperative venture between Fayette County Public Schools and Lexington Parks & Recreation to offer summer programming to middle-school-aged children. Held at Southern Middle School, this camp will operate for 6 weeks. The hours of operation are 7:15 am–6 pm, Monday–Friday. Registration is open to students entering sixth through ninth grade not to exceed 14 years of age. Activities will include swimming, field trips, active games and some educational components. A breakfast and afternoon snack will be provided. Students will be required to pack a lunch everyday. Costs per child are $100 per week for one child, $180 per week for two children and $240 per week for three children. Additionally, there is a one time $50 activity fee if campers attend three or less weeks and a $100 activity fee for four or more weeks. For more information, call 288-2929.

 REAL Summer Camp Application
 REAL Theme Weeks

Camper plays basketball 

Tennis and Swim Camp

Four two-week sessions of the tennis and swim camp will be held at Shillito Park. Parks & Recreation provides three tennis instructors, all tennis balls, a tennis ball machine and supervision at the pool. All participants must provide their own transportation, food and drinks, racquets, swimsuits and towel. Campers may attend only one of the four sessions.

There is a maximum of 30 campers, ages 6–14 years old, in each session. Campers will be grouped for tennis instruction according to ability. Camp will take place from 9 am–4 pm. Participants may not be dropped off earlier than 8:30 am and must be picked up no later than 4:30 pm. Cost is $125 per camper and all skill levels are accepted. Partial scholarships (50% off) are available for qualified applicants. This year’s sessions are:

Session

Date

Activity Code

Session 1:

June 9 – 20

121625-01

Session 2:

June 23 – July 4*

121626-01

Session 3:

July 7 – 18

121627-01

Session 4:

July 21 – August 1 121628-01
* There will be no camp on July 4th
 
Each session will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis and all sessions fill quickly. Campers may register for only 1 session. For more information on Tennis and Swim Camp, call the Athletics Office at (859) 288-2914.

Therapeutic Recreation Fun Camps

The Therapeutic Recreation Fun Camps, which are designed for youth and young adults with disabilities ages five & over, will be held at Castlewood Park, Woodland Park, Dunbar Community Center and McConnell Springs. The camps will operate from 7:30 am–5 pm, Monday–Friday. The Castlewood Camp is open to ages 5–12, the Woodland Camp is open to those 13–21 years and the Daytrippers is open to those 22 & over. The Daytrippers program will operate from 9 am–4 pm. The cost is $100 per 1-week session or $200 per 2-week session. A limited number of scholarships are available for each camp. For more information, call 288-2928. The camp sessions are:

Castlewood Park Camp (Ages 5 – 12)

Session

Date

Activity Code

Session 1: June 16 – 20
One Week Fee $100
115011-01

Session 2:

June 23 – July 3*

115011-02

Session 3:

July 7 – 18

115011-03

Session 4:

July 21 – August 1

115011-04

* There will be no camp on July 4th

Woodland Park Camp (Ages 13 – 21)

Session

Date

Activity Code

Session 1: June 16 – 20
One Week Fee $100
115011-05

Session 2:

June 23 – July 3*

115011-06

Session 3:

July 7 – 18

115011-07

Session 4:

July 21 – August 1

115011-08

* There will be no camp on July 4th


Adult Camp at Dunbar Center (Ages 22 & over)

Session

Date

Activity Code

Session 1:

June 23 – July 3*

115011-09

Session 2:

July 7 – 18

115011-10

Session 3:

July 21 – August 1**

115011-11

* - There will be no camp on July 4th
** - Session 3 will be held at McConnell Springs

Please note: As long as a participant meets the age requirements, accommodations can be provided for campers to attend other camps of their choice. For assistance contact (859) 288-2928.

 

 

Last updated: 4/30/2014 10:43:39 AM