2019 Day Camps 

Each Summer Day Camp offers a unique and individual camp experience to participants.  Your child will enjoy exciting adventures outdoors, organized games, field trips, and tons more with a caring and responsible staff to lead the way!

Summer Day Camps operate June 17 - August 23, 2019. Camp hours are  Monday - Friday from 7:30am – 5:30pm (7:00am – 5:30pm at Fairchild & Grove Park sites - tentative).Camps will be closed for the Independence Day holiday on Thursday, July 4th, 2019.



Registration begins Monday, March 4th, 2019! 

Registration must be completed in person with payment at the Burlington Recreation & Parks Main Office (1333 Overbrook Road, Burlington, NC). There are no exceptions for the initial registration process being made in person. Please expect a long wait on the first day of registration.

Day Campers must pay at least one week to secure a space. If paying in full, the complete "10 Week" fee must be paid at time of registration & before June 17, 2019. Payments cannot be made towards the pay in full option. Space is limited.

Registration will remain open until the camp is full. Waiting list will be available once a camp is full. Accounts with outstanding balances will not be allowed to register a child.


  • Completed 2019 Summer Camp Registration Form (forms are also available at registration)
  • Payment to secure a space for weekly or in full
  • Required documentation annually: 
    • a copy of the child's birth certificate 
    • proof of address (driver's license or current utility bill)


Birth certificates are required to verify a child’s age.

To be eligible for Day Camps: 1) a child must have completed kindergarten AND 2) be 6 years old on or before August 31, 2019. 

To be eligible for the Explorers for Teens Camp: 1) child must be a rising 7th grader AND 2) be 12 years old on or before August 31, 2019 and 3) no older than 14 on or before August 31, 2019.


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USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
2019 Tentative Dates (9 weeks): June 17 - August 16, 2019
Approved Sites: All Day Camp Sites (with the exception of Camp Elon)
Sponsored by ABSS Child Nutrition

  1. day camp locations
  2. Field trips
  3. fees & REFUNDS


*see age requirements


Beth Schmidt Park
2150 Elon Park Drive, Elon, NC 27244
Enrollment Limit: 50
About: Camp Elon utilizes the activity room and park at Beth Schmidt Park, as a partnership with the Town of Elon. The park features a nature trail, disc golf course, playground, and outdoor play areas for the campers.


Fairchild Community Center
827 S. Graham Hopedale Rd., Burlington, NC 27217
Enrollment Limit: 110
About: Camp Fairchild takes place at Fairchild Park. The campers have access to a two softball fields, playground area, tennis courts, greenway, shaded patio, multi-purpose room, & double gym (cooled with fans).


Grove Park Elementary School
141 Trail One, Burlington, NC 27215
Enrollment Limit: 85
*Camp will be located at Thataways all week on Week 9 & 10
About: As a partnership with the Alamance-Burlington School System, this camp site includes access to an air conditioned gym, blacktop, and open field, as well as the library & cafeteria space for low energy activities.


Burlington City Park - Homebuilder's Building
1435 Overbrook Road, Burlington, NC 27215
Enrollment Limit: 100
About: Camp Overbrook offers an outdoor camp experience featuring the Burlington City Park as its backyard. Campers utilize the Homebuilder's Building as its home base, as well as the Jaycee and Exchange buildings for lunch and indoor activities. The campers have access to Field #1, greenway, and outdoor play areas.


St. Mark's Church
1230 St. Marks Church Road, Burlington, NC 27215
Enrollment Limit: 80
About: As a partnership with the St. Mark's Church, campers utilize the youth activity center, atrium, playground, and an open field next to the church. 


*see age requirements


Homebase & Pick Up Site: Thataways Youth Center
1331 Overbrook Road, Burlington, NC 27215
Enrollment Limit: 50
About: A summer day camp for teens to participate in unique activities ranging form kayaking adventures to college tours and educational field trips.