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, and gain exposure to a variety of sports and games. 

Things to know about Summer Camp 2022

We will continue to operate under our COVID-19 protocols. While things will look a little different, we will carry on providing engaging, fun, and safe experience for your child, as always. A full description of camp policies and procedures is available in the Summer Camp Hyattsville Handbook. Please also read our camp programs health and safety guidelines.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Youth Services at


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

Dates and Times

There will be nine (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. The first session starts the week of June 27, 2022 and the last session will occur on the week of August 19, 2022.


Each camp session is assigned a unique theme in with activities, crafts and assemblies and/or field trips will be based about it. Some themes will be offered twice during the summer. Repeated session will generally go over the same ideas but activities will be different.

IJune 27 - July 1, 2022To the Moon
IIJuly 5 - 8, 2022 *Super Hero's
IIIJuly 11 -15, 2022Let's get Crafty
IVJuly 25- 29, 2022Amazing Races
VJuly 25- 29, 2022Fun & Fitness
VIAugust 1 - 5, 2022STEM
VIIAugust 8 - 12, 2022Go Green
VIIIAugust 15 -19, 2022 Let's get Crafty

* Camp will not meet on Monday, July 4, 2022 in observance of Independence Day. 


Camp Hyattsville will now offer two camp groups each session; the Blue Crabs and Red Terps. Each group is geared towards age/grade. The Blue Crabs is for raising Kindergarten through 2nd grade children, while the Red Terps is for raising 3rd through 5th grade children. During registration you must register your child in their appropriate age/grade group.

The Blue Crabs and the Red Terps will participate activities but separately. Staff will be assigned to either group and will work with that group throughout the entire week. Groups will not interact or mingle with each other except on potential field trips and outdoor free play.

After Camp Care

We provide  after camp care for an additional fee each week. After care is from 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM. Activities will consist of free play and occasional specialized activities. Space is limited. 

When and How to Register

Registration will open on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 10:00 AM for City of Hyattsville residents. Those who are not City of Hyattsville residents may register starting on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 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 the account address verification process can take up to 24 hours. Create a RecDesk account.


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

A City of Hyattsville residents refers to those who live within the corporate limits of the City of Hyattsville. Residents pay City tax and therefore pay a reduced fee. Having a Hyattsville mailing address does not indicate being a City of Hyattsville resident. To verify your residency, visit

Wait List

A wait list will be available and will be used, up to two weeks prior to the start of a camp session. A staff member will contact you if a spot becomes available. You can see your place in line by viewing your RecDesk account.


Fee TypesCity of Hyattsville Resident Non City of Hyattsville Resident
Cost $155.00$205.00
Sibling/Household Discount**$25.00$25.00
After Camp Care$30.00$30.00
Non Refundable Deposit***$50.00$50.00

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

**The sibling/household discount is applied to a household with multiple children attending camp, after registering one child. 

***The 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.

If you have question regarding registration, fees, payment, residency, and/or the wait list etc. please contact Sean Porter at

Accommodations and Inclusion

Please let us know if your child needs an accommodation. The best way to let us know is to indicate the need during the registration process. You can also note accommodations in your child's RecDesk profile. We will contact you within 1 week (5 business days) after submitting registration, to discuss the best plan of action for inclusion. Please note all request must be made at least 2 weeks (10 business days) prior to the start of any camp program to ensure the best service for your child. 

You may also contact Youth Services at  

  1. Sean Porter

    Youth Programs Coordinator
    Phone: (240) 487-1718

  2. John Johnson

    Youth Programs Coordinator

  3. Jackeline Lizama (Hablo español)

    Youth Programs Coordinator