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 creates a space for children to explore arts and crafts, learn a little with STEM, exposure to a variety sports and physical educational games. 


It is our pleasure to announce we will host an in-person summer camp for the 2021 season. While things will look differently, we will do our best to provide an engaging, fun, and safe experience for your child, as always.

There are changes and new protocols to be followed as we operate in-person amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. 
For a full description of camp policies and procedures, please check our Hyattsville Summer Camp Handbook. Our health and safety guidelines can be found in this one-page document, as well as in the aforementioned handbook.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Supervisor of Youth Programs, Saarah Abdul-Rauf, at

Things to know about Summer Camp 2021

Dates and Times

There will be nine (9) weeks of summer day camp in person. Each camp session will last one (1) week, Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The first session starts the week of June 21, 2021 and the last session will occur on the week of August 16, 2021.


Each camp session is assigned a unique theme in with activities, crafts and assemblies will be based. Some themes will be offered twice during the summer. Repeated session will generally go over the same ideas and some activities maybe repeated. 
  1. Saarah Abdul-Rauf

    Youth Programs Supervisor
    Phone: (301) 985-5065

  2. Sean Porter

    Youth Programs Coordinator
    Phone: (240) 487-1718

  3. John Johnson

    Youth Services Coordinator
    Phone: (301) 388-5946

  4. Veronica Rivera-Negrón (Hablo español)

    Youth Programs Coordinator
    Phone: (240) 487-1703

June 21 - June 25, 2021
Under the Water
June 28 - July 2, 2021
All things Sports
July 6 - July 9, 2021 
*No camp on July 5 in observance of Independence Day*
The Animals
July 12 - July 16, 2021
July 19 - July 23, 2021
The Universe
July 26 - July 30, 2021
Under the Water
August 2 - August 6, 2021
All things Sports
August 9 - August 13, 2021
August 16 - August 20, 2021
The Universe


The number of participant spots has been reduced to a total of 16 campers per session. The campers will be split into two (2) groups of eight (8). Each group will stay together throughout the week, and will be assigned a staff leader who will be with them throughout the week at all times. 

*Participant numbers may increase as recommended guidelines may change for indoor gatherings. We will add participants accordingly using the waitlist*


Registration will open Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 1:00 PM for City of Hyattsville residents.
Registration opens for non-residents on Wednesday, April 7th at 10:00 AM.

All registration and payments are done via RecDesk. If you do not have a RecDesk account we recommend creating an account at least 1 day before registration beings, as account address verification can take up to 24 hours. 

A waitlist will be available and will be used, up to two weeks prior to the start of a camp session. The waitlist will also be used if the number of participants allowable for indoor gatherings increase according to county guidelines. 


 Fees Types  City of Hyattsville Resident  Non-Resident
 Cost per Camper per session  $100.00 $125.00
 Sibling/Household Discount  $25.00 $25.00
 Non Refundable Deposit  $30.00 $30.00

*The deposit is due at registration and secures your campers place in camp. Remaining balances are due 21 days before the start of a camp session. 

Questions regarding registration or fees should be directed to Sean Porter,