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Office Location:

Mecklenburg County
Park and Recreation
5841 Brookshire Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28216

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Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

980-314-1000

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2019 Open Summer Camps


Last Chance for Summer Camps! There is still space available at the summer camps below located at Park and Recreation facilities across Mecklenburg County. These are exciting and affordable activities to ensure your children enjoy the best of what summer has to offer!!
  
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Dance and Cheer Camp

​Join us this week as we inspire young athletes to build their confidence while developing their skills in cheer and dance. 

​Albemarle Road Rec Center

​5027 Idlewild Rd N, Mint Hill, NC 28227

​Aug 5-9, 7:30a-5:30p

Ages: 7-13
Duration: One-week Specialty Camp
Cost: $65.00
Phone: 980-314-1101
Information and Registration: AlbemarleRoadRecreationCenter@mecklenburgcountync.gov
Summer Basketball Camp

​Apply technical basketball instruction, intensive drill sequences and guided game situational play from Charlotte's most proven coaches. Athletes in our summer basketball camp will receive position-specific instruction, mental conditioning, speed training and ongoing analysis for continued improvement. 

​Naomi Drenan Rec Center

​750 Beal St, Charlotte, NC 28211

​Jul 1 - Aug 16; 8:30a-5:30p 

Ages: Boys & Girls 6-16
Duration: Weekly
Cost: $80.00
Phone: 980-314-1100
Information and Registration: naomidrenanrecreationcenter@mecklenburgcountync.gov
Meck Teens Camp

​Through making friends, learning new skills, being outdoors, and experiencing a variety of activities, camp becomes a magical place where campers have fun, grow and feel good about who they are. Meck Teen summer camp is a specialty camp that will focus on character building, fitness and nutrition, sports, cultural arts, team building, cooking and endless activities.

​Naomi Drenan Rec Center

​750 Beal St, Charlotte, NC 28211

​Jun 18 – Aug 6, 7:30a-5:30p

Ages: boys & girls ages 12-16
Duration: Weekly
Cost: $80.00
Phone: 980-314-1100
Information and Registration: naomidrenanrecreationcenter@mecklenburgcountync.gov
Camp Adventure

Join us this summer for the camp where every week is an adventure! This summer we will be going on an adventure through a variety of themes.


Hickory Grove Recreation Center

6709 Pence Rd, Charlotte, NC 28215

Jun 17 – Aug 9, 7:30a – 5:30p

Ages: 6-11. Five-year-olds can register if they have completed kindergarten; proof of completion is necessary.
Duration: Weekly
Cost: $100.00
Phone: 980-314-1122
Information and Registration: HickoryGroveRecreationCenter@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov
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Urban Outdoor Connection Camp

scholarship- based camp ($150 partial scholarship, must provide proof of financial need)

Description:
Kayaking, fishing, hiking and fire-building are just a few of the outdoor adventures in store during this 4-week summer camp. Campers immerse themselves in nature, exploring familiar urban green spaces and venturing further to larger natural preserves.


​MLK Middle School

​500 Bilmark Ave, Charlotte, NC 28213

​Jun 17-Jul 12; 9a-4p (before & aftercare available)

Ages: 7-9
Duration: One 4-week session
Cost:
Phone: 980-314-1128
Information and Registration: (Must call nature center to register.)
Track & Field Academy

​Provides campers with detailed instructions, event specific training, life skills, camp shirt, camp prizes, breakfast, lunch, and the opportunity to make new friends and go on field trips.

MLK Middle School



​500 Bilmark Ave, Charlotte, NC 28213

​Jun 10-14, 8:30a-5:00p

Ages: Girls & Boys 8-14 (24 Maximum)
Duration: One week only
Cost: $65.00
Phone: 980-314-1124
Information and Registration: SugawCreekRecreationCenter@MeckNC.gov
Rising Stars Basketball Camp

​The Rising Stars is a progressive basketball camp which teaches fundamentals and skills through a variety of non-conventional drills. The camp will also focus on increasing basketball IQ, with an emphasis on teaching players how to "think through the game. Note: Due to Sugaw Creek Recreation Center closing for renovations, all camps will be located at MLK Recreation School Site (500 Bilmark Ave).

​Sugaw Creek Rec Center

​943 W Sugar Creek Rd, Charlotte, NC 28213

​Jun 17– Jun 21, 8:30a-5p

Ages: 5-12
Duration: One week only
Cost: $65.00
Phone: 980-314-1124
Information and Registration: SugawCreekRecreationCenter@MeckNC.gov
Skills & Bills Financial Literacy Camp

​The Skills & Bills Enrichment camp is an interactive way to infuse life lessons into fun and games that youth love. The premise of Skills & Bills is to teach life skills such as money management, leadership, teamwork and conflict resolution thru games and activities. Note: Due to Sugaw Creek Recreation Center closing for renovations, all camps will be located at MLK Recreation School Site (500 Bilmark Ave).

​Sugaw Creek Rec Center

​943 W Sugar Creek Rd, Charlotte, NC 28213

Jul 8 – Jul 12, 8:30a-5:00p

Ages: 5-12
Duration: One week only
Cost: $65.00
Phone: 980-314-1124
Information and Registration: SugawCreekRecreationCenter@MeckNC.gov
Creative Arts Camp

​Creative Arts Camp is a fun-filled camp that allows campers to express themselves through creative arts. Campers will be introduced to different styles of music, film, and writing; while having the opportunity to create their own songs and skits. Note: Due to Sugaw Creek Recreation Center closing for renovations, all camps will be located at MLK Recreation School Site (500 Bilmark Ave).

Sugaw Creek Recreation Center


​943 W Sugar Creek Rd, Charlotte, NC 28213

​Jul 22 – Jul 26; 8:30a – 5:00p

Ages: 5-12
Duration: One week only
Cost: $65.00
Phone: 980-314-1124
Information and Registration: SugawCreekRecreationCenter@MeckNC.gov
E-Sports Camp

​Online gaming is the latest billion-dollar industry! E-Sports camp will explore the vast world of online gaming and teach campers about the career opportunities available in the online gaming industry. Campers will also attend an interactive E-Sports Gaming Party! Note: Due to Sugaw Creek Recreation Center closing for renovations, all camps will be located at MLK Recreation School Site (500 Bilmark Ave)

943 W Sugar Creek Rd, Charlotte, NC 28213

Sugaw Creek Recreation Center

​Aug 5 – Aug 9, 8:30a-5p

Ages: 5-12
Duration: One week only
Cost: $65.00
Phone: 980-314-1124
Information and Registration: SugawCreekRecreationCenter@MeckNC.gov
Nature Discovery Camp

Exciting activities designed to help young nature lovers build a life-long appreciation for the natural world

​Latta Nature Center

​6211 Sample Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078

​Jun 10-14, Jun 24-28, Jul 29-Aug 2; 9:00am-12:00p

Ages: 4-5
Duration: Each session is 1 week
Cost: $85.00
Phone: 980-314-1129
Information and Registration:
Young Explorers Camp

​Explore Latta Nature Preserve through canoeing, hiking, and discovery! Each week campers will take part in themed activities to investigate the science and ecology of North Carolina.

​Latta Nature Center

​6211 Sample Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078

​Jun 17-21, Jul 8-12, Jul 22-26, Aug 5-9; 9a-12p

Ages: 6-7
Duration: One week
Cost: $85.00
Phone: 980-314-1129
Information and Registration:
Mini Naturalist Camp

​Knee-high campers will explore Reedy Creek during the cooler summer mornings. From Eye-Spy games to discovering nature super heroes and their super powers, campers will enjoy fun-packed mornings before going home for a nap. 

​Reedy Creek Nature Center

​2900 Rocky River Rd, Charlotte, NC 28215

​Jun 10-14, Jun 24-28, and Jul 15-19; 9:00a-12:00p

Ages: 4-6
Duration: One week
Cost: $85.00
Phone: 980-314-1119
Information and Registration: reedy.creek@mecknc.gov
Grayson Skate Camp

Skate Camp is perfect for skateboarders of all abilities, whether it's your first time on grip tape or if you are dipping in the bowl. It combines Grayson's friendly, professional coaching staff, unreal terrain, video/photography, field trips, board art, and endless activities.

​Naomi Drenan Rec Center

​750 Beal St, Charlotte, NC 28211

​Jul 8 – Aug 16, 8:30a-5:30p

Ages: Boys & Girls ages 7-14
Duration: Weekly
Cost: $165.00
Phone: 980-314-1100
Information and Registration: naomidrenanrecreationcenter@mecklenburgcountync.gov
Insect Investigators

​Have you ever taken the time to look closely at an insect? They are fascinating little critters. We'll turn logs, stomp in streams, go on field trips, perform experiments, and just plain have fun. 

​Have you ever taken the time to look closely at an insect? They are fascinating little critters. We'll turn logs, stomp in streams, go on field trips, perform experiments, and just plain have fun.

​2900 Rocky River Rd, Charlotte, NC 28215

​Aug 5-9; 9a-4p 

Ages: 7-9
Duration: One week only
Cost: $170.00
Phone: 980-314-1119
Information and Registration: reedy.creek@mecknc.gov
Open Expedition Camp: Catawba River

​Discover the origins of the Catawba River from Mountain Island Lake to Lake James, while practicing essential paddling skills along the way. We'll take to the water on canoes, stand-up paddleboards, and kayaks to explore major lakes along our watershed, concluding with an overnight camping trip at Lake James State Park!

​Latta Nature Center

​6211 Sample Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078

​Jul 22-26 (overnight trip on Thursday) 9 am-4pMon-Wed; 9a Thurs – 4p Fri

Ages: 10-12
Duration: One week only
Cost: $220.00
Phone: 980-314-1129
Information and Registration:
Outdoor Survival School “X-treme Summer”

​Whitewater rafting, two nights of camping outside Asheville, firecraft, rope making, and other survival skills will be practiced. Test yourself and work together with your team. 

​Reedy Creek Nature Center

​2900 Rocky River Rd, Charlotte, NC 28215

​Jul 29-Aug 2; 9a to 4p. Camping overnight from Wednesday to Friday.

Ages: 10-12
Duration: One week only
Cost: $300.00
Phone: 980-314-1119
Information and Registration: reedy.creek@mecknc.gov
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2019 Open Summer Camps

​Explore the field of environmental sciences through field research, meeting local scientists, visiting labs and museums, and work with the scientific method and presentation projects, all while making new friends with the same interests.

​McDowell Nature Preserve

​15222 York Rd, Charlotte, NC 28278

Jul 15-19; 9:00a-4:00p

Ages: 13-15
Duration: One week only
Cost: $200.00
Phone: 980-314-1128
Information and Registration:
Traveling Teens Summer Camp: NC Mountains

Partial scholarships available​​

Uncover the secrets of the Appalachian Mountains during this 5-day/4-night camping experience.  During the week we will hike on the parkway, tube down the New River, and visit Appalachian State University. We'll also give back to the Boone, NC community through a service project.

McDowell Nature Preserve

​15222 York Rd, Charlotte, NC 28278

​Aug 5-9 (Overnight Camp)

Ages:
Duration: One week only
Cost: $400.00
Phone: 980-314-1128
Information and Registration:
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Where the Wild Things Are

​Campers will explore nature and the animal kingdom! In addition, standard camp activities and games will be played along with field trips.

​Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center

​2921 Tuckaseegee Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208

Aug 12-16, 8:00a-5:30p

Ages: 5-12
Duration: One week only
Cost: $55.00
Phone: 980-314-1111
Information and Registration: BetteRaeThomasRecreationCenter@MeckNC.gov
Adventure Week

​This Summer Camp is designed to keep kids, ages 5-12 active, healthy and happy! We will be using the 4-H Curriculum along with active games, art projects, swimming, sports, and social opportunities. There will be a field trip to enhance the fun.

​Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center

​2921 Tuckaseegee Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208

Aug 19-23, 8:00a-5:30p

Ages: 5-12
Duration: One week only
Cost: $55.00
Phone: 980-314-1111
Information and Registration: BetteRaeThomasRecreationCenter@MeckNC.gov
Basketball & Beyond Camp

This is a week-long Summer Day Camp for basketball players and those interested in the sport from ages 7 - 13 years old. Both novice and advanced players are welcome to participate during the week with skills & drills, contest and team competitions each day.​

​Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center

​2921 Tuckaseegee Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208

​Jun 10-14, 8:00a-5:00p

Ages: 7-13
Duration: One week only
Cost: $60.00
Phone: 980-314-1111
Information and Registration: BetteRaeThomasRecreationCenter@MeckNC.gov
Aviation Week

​Campers will explore all versions of aviation from planes to rockets to birds. In addition, standard camp activities and games will be played as well as planned field trips.

​Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center

​2921 Tuckaseegee Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208

Jun 17-21, 8:00a-5:30p

Ages: 5-12
Duration: One week only
Cost: $60.00
Phone: 980-314-1111
Information and Registration: BetteRaeThomasRecreationCenter@MeckNC.gov
Around the World in 5 Days

​Grab your Passport as we explore different countries through games, arts & crafts field trips and so much more!

​Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center

​2921 Tuckaseegee Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208

Jun 24-28, 8:00a-5:30p

Ages: 5-12
Duration: One week only
Cost: $60.00
Phone: 980-314-1111
Information and Registration: BetteRaeThomasRecreationCenter@MeckNC.gov
Great Outdoors Camp

​1-week Summer Camp where your child will be introduced to nature hikes, game, activities, canoeing, and field trips that are centered around what is happening outdoors. 

​Tuckaseegee Recreation Center

​4820 Tuckaseegee Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208

Jun 17-Jun 21, 8:30a-6:00p

Ages: 5-12
Duration: One week only
Cost: $60.00
Phone: 980-314-1115
Information and Registration:  TuckaseegeeRecreationCenter@MecklenburgcountyNc.Gov
IMPACT

​IBRC Summer Camp I.M.P.A.C.T. will be an 8-week fun-filled experience! For the child who enjoys games, science, nature, arts & crafts sports, field trips to the pool, parks and more, this camp is for you! Worry not! We will keep your child moving and engaged in a variety of fun activities. Pre-registration is required.

​Ivory/Baker Rec Center

​1920 Stroud Park Ct, Charlotte, NC 28206

Jun 17 – Aug 16 (no camp week of Jul 4), 7:30a-5:30p 

Ages: 6-13
Duration: 8 weeks
Cost: $65.00
Phone: 980-314-1112
Information and Registration: IvoryBakerRecreationCenter@MeckNC.Gov
Tween Camp

​Feel too old for the normal youth summer camps, but not quite ready for teen camp? How about joining a "Tween" Camp where you can feel free to express your true self among your peers! From arts & crafts, to nature activities, sports, and exciting field trips; you'll have opportunities to build friendships with other tweens.

​Ivory/Baker Rec Center

​1920 Stroud Park Ct, Charlotte, NC 28206

​Jun 17– Aug 16 (no camp week of Jul 4), 7:30a-5:30p

Ages: 6-13
Duration: 8 weeks
Cost: $65.00
Phone: 980-314-1112
Information and Registration: IvoryBakerRecreationCenter@MeckNC.Gov
Sports Camp

1-week Summer Camp at Tuckaseegee Recreation Center where your child will have plenty of fun by being introduced to different sports!​

​Tuckaseegee Recreation Center

4820 Tuckaseegee Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208

June 24-June 28, 8:30a-6:00p

Ages: 5-12
Duration: One week only
Cost: $75.00
Phone: 980-314-1115
Information and Registration:  TuckaseegeeRecreationCenter@MecklenburgcountyNc.Gov
STEAM Camp

​5-week Summer Camp at Tuckaseegee Recreation Center where your child will be introduced to the wonderful world of STEAM! (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)

​Tuckaseegee Recreation Center

​4820 Tuckaseegee Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208

​Jul 1-Aug 2, 8:30a-6:00p

Ages: 5-12
Duration: 5 different weeks
Cost: $75.00
Phone: 980-314-1115
Information and Registration: TuckaseegeeRecreationCenter@MecklenburgcountyNc.Gov
West Charlotte 2019 Xtreme Camp

​As one of the few teen camps available through Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, we offer a unique blend of activities and experiences that most kids might not otherwise enjoy.  Our summer camp will provide lasting memories through interactive, educational and fun activities.

​West Charlotte Recreation Center

​2401 Kendall Dr, Charlotte, NC 28216

​Jun 17-Aug 16, 7:30a-6p

Ages: 10-15
Duration: 9 different weeks
Cost: $80.00
Phone: 980-314-1120
Information and Registration: West Charlotte Recreation Center

Address

Office Location:

Mecklenburg County
Park and Recreation
5841 Brookshire Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28216

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

980-314-1000

Key Initiatives

ADA Compliance Info