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 2016 Summer Camp Registration Dates

 

  • April 19, Noon 
    • Online registration begins  (All camps EXCEPT ESP/REAL)
  • April 21, 8 a.m. 
    • Online registration closes for walk-in registration
  • April 21, Noon to 5 p.m. 
    • Walk in Registration
      Dunbar Community Center
      545 N Upper St.
      Please Note: A minimal number of slots will be reserved for walk-in registration.
  • April 21, 5 p.m.
    • Online registration reopens for all remaining slots.

     

    NOTE: 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 19, 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 22 on a first come, first served post marked basis for remaining available camp slots. Registrations are not accepted by fax or email. 

    Scholarships 
    Scholarship Policy
    Income Eligibility Form

    Refunds/Cancellation 
    Refund/Cancellation Policy
    Request for Refund Form

    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, theatre and the work of guest artists. In addition, participants will swim every day. Drop-off is between 7:30–8:30 a.m. and pick-up between 5–6 p.m. The cost for this camp is $100 per session and individuals may attend only one session.   

    Additional Program Information

    Session

    Date

    Activity Code

    Session 1: July 11 – 15 127324-01
    Session 2: July 18 – 22 127324-02
    Session 3: July 25 – 29 127324-03

    Camp Kearney

    Camp Kearney is a one-week camp at Jacobson Park. Activities planned include sports, arts and crafts, archery, canoeing, team building and more. This camp is for youth ages 6–12 regardless of ability levels. (Age as of August 1, 2016.) Camp hours are 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Transportation will not be provided. All campers must be dropped off and picked up at Jacobson Park each day. The cost is $100. There will be seven sessions. Campers may register for one session only. For more information call 225-4073.

    Session

    Date

    Activity Code

    Session 1: June 13 – 17 113418-01
    Session 2: June 20 – 24 113418-02
    Session 3: June 27 – July 1 113418-03
    Session 4: July 5 – 8* 113418-04
    Session 5: July 11 – 15 113418-05
    Session 6: July 18 – 22 113418-06
    Session 7: July 25 – 29 113418-07

    * There will be no camp on July 4.

    Castlewood and Kenwick Community Center Camps 

    Open to ages 6–12, the camps will take place daily from 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. The fee is $75 per session and will include such activities as athletics, arts and crafts, swimming, special events, field trips, nature activities and educational components. For more information call 288-2955.

    Session

    Date

    Activity Code

    Sess. 1: June 13 – 24 122474-01 (CAS)
    122475-01 (KEN)
    Sess. 2: June 27 – July 8* 122474-02 (CAS)
    122475-02 (KEN)
    Sess. 3: July 11 – 22 122474-03 (CAS)
    122475-03 (KEN)
    Sess. 4: July 25 – Aug. 5 122474-04 (CAS)
    122475-04 (KEN)
    * There will be no camp on July 4.

    ESP Summer Fun Camp

    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 Liberty, Maxwell, Northern, and Wellington elementary schools. The hours of operation are 7:15 a.m.–6 p.m., Monday–Friday. The camp will run for 7-weeks and will observe July 4, as a holiday. If campers attend four or more weeks of camp there is a one time fee of $75 to cover all field trips, registration fees and camper t-shirts; $50 for attending three weeks or less. Cost for camp is $100 per week for one child, $190 per week for two children and $270 per week for three children. Camp sessions will begin June 6 but are subject to change due to Fayette County Public Schools snow days. For families not currently in the ESP program, applications will be accepted by mail only beginning April 4. Anything received before this date will not be processed. To begin the first week of camp, applications must be received by May 20, 2016; however, many of our camps fill to capacity before this time. For more information call 288-2929.

    All ESP Summer Camp Sites are currently FULL and are no longer accepting applications.

    ESP Theme Weeks 
     Liberty Elementary
     Maxwell Elementary
     Northern Elementary
     Wellington Elementary

    Horsing around in Nature

    In the mornings, the equestrian staff of Masterson Station Park will teach campers how to ride a horse. Also, campers will learn what goes into owning and caring for horses. In the afternoons, the staff from McConnell Springs will get the campers outside and teach them fun and exciting outdoor activities. This is a ONE week camp for children ages 10–13. Drop off is between 7:30–8:30 a.m. Pick up 4:30–5:30 p.m. Drop off and pick up is at the Masterson Station Park Indoor Riding Arena. Cost–$125 per week per camper.

    Session

    Date

    Activity Code

    Session 1: June 20 – 24 113112-01
    Session 2: June 27 –  July 1 113112-02
    Session 3: July 11 – 15 113112-03
    Session 4: July 18 – 22 113112-04

     

    Register Online!

    Download Registration Forms:
    General Summer Camps Registration Form
      TR Summer Camps Registration Form

    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, 2015. 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. 

    Additional Program Information

    This year's sessions are: 

    Dance Babies (Ages 3 – 6)

    Session

    Date

    Time

    Activity Code

    Sess. 1 June 13 – 17 8:45am–noon 127324-04
    Sess. 2 June 20 – 24 8:45am–noon 127324-05
    Sess. 3 June 27 – July 1 8:45am–noon 127324-06

     Dance Kids (Ages 7 – 15)

    Session

    Date

    Time

    Activity Code

    Sess. 1

    June 13 – 19

    7:30 am
    – 6 pm

    127324-07

    Sess. 2

    June 20 – 24

    7:30 am
    – 6 pm

    127324-08

    Sess. 3

    June 27–July 1

    7:30 am–6 pm

    127324-09

    Outdoor  Adventure Camp

    Outdoor Adventure Camp is a two week camp at McConnell Springs. Activities planned include orienteering, camping necessities, equestrian orientation, archery, and more. Open to ages 13–16, the camps will take place daily from 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. and will consist of four one week sessions. Campers may register for one session only. Transportation will not be provided. All campers must be dropped off and picked up at McConnell Springs each day. The cost is $175. For more information call 225-4073.  

    Session

    Date

    Activity Code

    Session 1: June 6 – 17 113518-01
    Session 2: June 20 – July 1 113518-02
    Session 3: July 11 – 22 113518-03

    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 seven weeks. The hours of operation are 7:15 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Registration is open to students entering sixth through ninth grades, not to exceed 14 years of age as of June 1, 2016. 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 every day. Costs per child are $100 per week for one child, $190 per week for two children, and $270 per week for three children. Additionally, there is a one-time $50 activity fee if campers attend three or less weeks and $100 fee for four or more weeks. For families not currently in the REAL program, applications will be accepted by mail only beginning April 4. Anything received before this date will not be processed. To begin the first week of camp, applications must be received by May 20, 2016; however, many of our camps fill to capacity before this time. For more information call 288-2929.

    Please note: participating in current ESP programs does not mean you have a registered household with Parks’ online system. You must obtain a new user ID to register for other camps and programs.

    2016 REAL Summer Fun Camp is currently full and is no longer accepting applications.

    REAL Camp 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 a.m.–4 p.m. Participants may not be dropped off earlier than 8:30 a.m. and must be picked up no later than 4:30 p.m. Cost is $125 per camper and all skill levels are accepted. For more information call 288-2914.

    Session

    Date

    Activity Code

    Session 1: June 13 – 24 121625-01
    Session 2: June 27 – July 8* 121625-02
    Session 3: July 11 – 22 121625-03
    Session 4: July 25 – Aug. 5 121625-04
    * There will be no camp on July 4th

    Therapeutic Recreation Fun Camps

    The Therapeutic Recreation Fun Camps are designed for individuals, ages 5 to adults, who have disabilities. Camps Castlewood and Woodland will operate from 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Daytrippers will operate from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. The cost is $100 per session. A limited number of scholarships are available for each camp. For more information call 288-2928.

    Castlewood Park Camp (Ages 5 – 12)

    Session

    Date

    Activity Code

    Session 1: June 13 – 17 115011-01
    Session 2: June 20 – 24 115011-02
    Session 3: June 27 – July 1 115011-03
    Session 4: July 5 – 8* 115011-04
    Session 5: July 11 – 15 115011-05
    Session 6: July 18 – 22 115011-06
    * There will be no camp on July 4th

    Woodland Park Camp (Ages 13 – 21)

    Session

    Date

    Activity Code

    Session 1: June 13 – 17 115011-09
    Session 2: June 20 – 24 115011-10
    Session 3: June 27 – July 1 115011-11
    Session 4: July 5 – July 8* 115011-12
    Session 5: July 11 – 15 115011-13
    Session 6: July 18 – 22 115011-14
    * There will be no camp on July 4th


    Daytrippers at Dunbar Center (Ages 22 & over)

    Session

    Date

    Activity Code

    Session 1: June 13 – 17 115011-17
    Session 2: June 20 – 24 115011-18
    Session 3: June 27 – July 1 115011-19
    Session 4: July 5 – 8* 115011-20
    Session 5: July 11 – 15 115011-21
    * - There will be no camp on July 4th

    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 additional information on Therapeutic Recreation Fun Camps, contact (859) 288-2928.

     

     

    Last updated: 6/20/2016 11:39:10 AM