Summer Camp

The City of Hyattsville, Youth Programs team, is committed to providing quality recreational programs for elementary-aged children when school is out. Our summer day camp allows children to explore arts and crafts, learn a little with STEM, and gain exposure to various sports and games.

Summer Camp 2024

Location 

Summer Camp is held at Driskell Community Recreation Park, 3911 Hamilton Street, Hyattsville, MD.

Dates and Times

There will be eight (8) weeks of summer day camp. Each camp session will last one (1) week, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, with drop-off starting at 8:30 AM. 

The first session will start the week of June 24, 2024, and the last session will occur the week of August 16, 2024.

Camp Scholarships

The Hyattsville Children and Youth Camp scholarship pilot program is intended for families and individuals who need financial assistance to participate the City’s  youth camps. The scholarship is open to Hyattsville residents in grades K-5. You must reside in the incorporated City of Hyattsville and demonstrate financial need to apply. Scholarship awards are valid until August 16, 2024.

Applications closed on February 2, 2024.

Sessions

Each camp session is assigned a theme with activities, crafts assemblies, and/or field trips based on that theme. 

Sessions
DatesTheme
IJune 24 - 28Under the Sea
IIJuly 1 - 5Lost in Space
IIIJuly 8 - 12Mad Science
IVJuly 15 - 19All about Sports
VJuly 22 - 26Animal Planet
VIJuly 29 - August 2Fun and Fitness
VIIAugust 5 - 9Superheroes
VIIIAugust 12 - 16Water World

* Camp will not meet on Thursday, July 4, 2024, in observance of Independence Day. 

Age Groups

Camp Hyattsville offers two camp groups in each session based on the children's ages/grades. Staff will be assigned to lead separate age groups to provide age-appropriate activities and supervision. Groups will operate separately except for field trips, outdoor free play, or special activities intended for both groups.

During registration, please select the appropriate group for your child. 

Extended Camp Hours

We provide extended camp hours for an additional fee each week. The extended camp hours are from 3 - 5:30 PM. Activities consist of free play and specialized activities. Space is limited, and registration is required. 

Registration

Registration for Sumer Camp opens on February 20, 2024, at 10 AM. All registration and payments are made via RecDesk

If you do not have a RecDesk account, we recommend creating an account at least 1 day before registration begins, as the account address verification process can take up to 24 business hours. Create a RecDesk account.

Residency

What does it mean to be a City of Hyattsville resident? And why are fees different for Non-City residents? 

A City of Hyattsville resident refers to those who live within the incorporated limits of the City of Hyattsville. Residents pay City taxes and, therefore, pay a reduced fee. Please note that having a Hyattsville mailing address does not necessarily indicate you are a City of Hyattsville resident. 

To verify your residency, type your address into our Residency Verification Map.

Wait List

If a camp session is full, you can sign up for a waitlist. The list will be used as space becomes available up to two weeks before the start of a camp session. A staff member will contact you if a spot becomes available. You can see your place in line through your RecDesk account.

Fees

Fee TypesCity of Hyattsville Resident Non-City of Hyattsville Resident
First Participant$155.00$205.00
Additional Participants$130.00$180.00
Extended Camp Hours$50.00$60.00 
Non Refundable Deposit***$50.00$50.00

All fees are the cost of one (1) child for each session. 

**Additional participant applies to households with multiple children attending camp after registering one child. 

***The non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is due at registration and secures your child's place in camp. Remaining balances are due 21 days (3 weeks) before the start of a camp session. Reminders to pay to the remaining balance will be sent to the email address in your RecDesk account.

Accommodations and Inclusion 

Please let us know if your child needs any accommodations at camp. You can indicate special needs during registration or in your child's RecDesk profile. 

We will contact you within one week (5 business days) after the registration submission to discuss the best action plan for inclusion. All requests must be made at least two weeks (10 business days) before the start of any camp program to ensure the best service for your child. 

Questions & Concerns

If you have questions regarding registration, fees, payment, residency, and/or the wait list, etc., please email youth@hyattsville.org or call (301) 985-5000.