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2015 Registration Information – Important!

April 21-23-- Camp registration events.

Online registration for all camps (except ESP/REAL) will begin at Noon on April 21, and will remain open until 8 am on April 23. A minimal number of slots will be reserved for walk-in registration. Summer camp walk-in registration for remaining slots opens on April 23, 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 23, 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 21, 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 24 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  reduction in fees. Individuals must fill out an
Income Eligibility Application and provide the required proof of income (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 2014 must re-submit documentation of income eligibility in order to receive a reduced fee for any Parks & Recreation program in 2015. (All documentation will be cleared out on December 14, 2014.) Households are encouraged to re-submit in January 2015.

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 6 – 10 127324-01
Session 2: July 13 – 17 127324-02
Session 3: July 20 – 24 127324-03

Camp Kearney

Camp Kearney is a ONE week camp at Jacobson Park. Activities planned include arts & crafts, archery, canoeing, team-building 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 $80. There will be eight sessions; campers may register for ONE SESSION only. For more information call 225-4073.

Session

Date

Activity Code

Session 1: June 8 - 12 113418-01
Session 2: June 15 - 19 113418-02
Session 3: June 22 -  26 113418-03
Session 4: June 29 - July 2* 113418-04
Session 5: July 6 - 10 113418-05
Session 6: July 13 - 17 113418-06
Session 7: July 20 - 24 113418-07
Session 8: July 27 - 31 113418-08

* There will be no camp on July 3rd

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, swimming, special events, field trips, nature activities and other educational components. For information, call 288-2955.

Session

Date

Activity Code

Sess. 1: June 15 – 26 122474-01 (CAS)
122475-01 (KEN)
Sess. 2: June 29 – July 10* 122474-02 (CAS)
122475-02 (KEN)
Sess. 3: July 13 – 24 122474-03 (CAS)
122475-03 (KEN)
Sess. 4: July 27 – August 7 122474-04 (CAS)
122475-04 (KEN)
* There will be no camp on July 3rd

ESP Summer Fun Camp

Wellington and Liberty ESP Summer Fun Camps are now FULL.

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 Northern, Liberty and Wellington elementary schools and the Carver Center. The hours of operation are 7:15 am–6 pm, Monday–Friday. The camp will run for 7 weeks and will observe July 3 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, $190 per week for two children and $270 per week for three children. Camp will start June 8 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 22, 2015; however, many of our camps will fill to capacity before this time.  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.  For more information on ESP Summer Fun Camp, call 288-2929.

NOTE: The ESP Summer Camp program does not have any scholarships left available for 2015.

ESP Summer Camp Themes

 

Register Online!

Download Registration Forms:
General Camp Registration Form
TR Camp Registration Form
ESP Summer Camp Registration Form
REAL Camp 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. This year's sessions are: 

Dance Babies (Ages 3 – 6)

Session

Date

Time

Activity Code

Sess. 1 June 8- 12 8:45am –12 pm 127324-04
Sess. 2 June 15-19 8:45am –12 pm 127324-05
Sess. 3 June 22- 26 8:45am –12 pm 127324-06

 Dance Kids (Ages 7 – 15)

Session

Date

Time

Activity Code

Sess. 1 June 8- 12 7:30am – 6 pm 127324-07
Sess. 2 June 15- 19 7:30am – 6 pm 127324-08
Sess. 3 June 22- 26 7:30am – 6 pm 127324-09

Outdoor  Adventure Camp

Outdoor Adventure Camp is a ONE week camp at Masterson Station Park. Activities planned include orienteering, camping necessities, equestrian orientation, archery and more. Open to ages 13-16, the camps will take place daily from 7:30am - 5:30pm 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 $100. For more information, call (859) 225-4073.  

Session

Date

Activity Code

Session 1: June 8 – 12 113518-01
Session 2: June 15 – 19 113518-02
Session 3: June 22 – 26 113518-03
Session 4: July 6 – 10 113518-04

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, $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 a $100 activity fee for four or more weeks. For more information, call 288-2929.

NOTE: The REAL Summer Camp program does not have any scholarships left available for 2015.

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. This year’s sessions are:

Session

Date

Activity Code

Session 1: June 8 – 19 121625-01
Session 2: June 22 – July 2* 121625-02
Session 3: July 6 – 17 121625-03
Session 4: July 20 – 31 121625-04
* There will be no camp on July 3rd
 
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 ages 5-12, adolecents ages 13-21, and adults (22+)with disabilities, will be held at Castlewood Park, Woodland Park and Dunbar Community Center. The camps will operate from 7:30 am–5 pm, Monday–Friday. The Daytrippers program will operate from 9 am–4 pm. The cost is $100 per 1-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 8 – 12 115011-01
Session 2: June 15 – 19 115011-02
Session 3: June 22 – 26 115011-03
Session 4: June 29 – July 2* 115011-04
Session 5: July 6 – 10 115011-05
Session 6: July 13 – 17 115011-06
Session 7: July 20 – 24 115011-07
Session 8: July 27 – 31 115011-08
* There will be no camp on July 3rd

Woodland Park Camp (Ages 13 – 21)

Session

Date

Activity Code

Session 1: June 8 – 12 115011-09
Session 2: June 15 – 19 115011-10
Session 3: June 22 – 26 115011-11
Session 4: June 29 – July 2* 115011-12
Session 5: July 6 – 10 115011-13
Session 6: July 13 – 17 115011-14
Session 7: July 20 – 24 115011-15
Session 8: July 27 – 31 115011-16
* There will be no camp on July 3rd


Daytrippers at Dunbar Center (Ages 22 & over)

Session

Date

Activity Code

Session 1: June 8 – 12 115011-17
Session 2: June 15 – 19 115011-18
Session 3: June 22 – 26 115011-19
Session 4: June 29 – July 2* 115011-20
Session 5: July 6 – 10 115011-21
Session 6: July 13 – 17 115011-22
* - There will be no camp on July 3rd

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: 4/27/2015 2:04:47 PM