For six weeks every summer, more than 100 playgrounds and rec centers across the city run neighborhood day camps. Parks & Rec summer day camps are staples of a Philly summer, and typically include trips to the pool, arts and crafts, and all types of games, competitions, and creative fun.

This summer, with safety protocols in place, Parks & Rec is  prepared to welcome thousands of campers to join us for a summer to remember. Last summer, we ran over 100 safe, modified summer camps, serving over 2000 campers.

Here are five fast facts about Parks & Rec 2021 summer day camp:

  1. Camp starts on Tuesday, July 6 and runs through Friday, August 13.
  2. COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place, including: daily symptoms checks, mandatory masks, and social distancing.
  3. Each year more than 1,000 Philly teens work as camp counselors for their neighborhood day camp.
  4. This year, all campers and staff will be assigned to a group that stays together all summer. The “cohort model” helps limit the spread of COVID-19.
  5. Camp registration is completed on a site-by-site basis. 

Parks & Rec neighborhood day camps are now registering campers. Contact your local playground or rec center with questions and to register for camp.

Find a camp using the Parks & Rec Finder