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2014 Summer Programs Information

For more than 38 summers, M-NCPPC has been providing Prince George's County children with fun-filled summer day camps and playgrounds. (Summer teen center programs are a more recent addition.)

Because we recognize that summer recreational needs vary from family to family, we've created a system that is flexible and allows you to register your child for multiple programs - you can sign up for as many summer day camp sessions as you want, mix in weeks of playgrounds/teen centers,  or bookend your vacation with a mix of the two programs. No matter what you choose, your child will have a safe, memorable summer!

Before you can register for summer day camps or summer playgrounds/teen centers you must first set up a free SMARTlink account. Click here to learn how to create an account.

For a complete listing of summer programs, click on SMARTlink and go straight to registration. Or, browse through our Summer Programs Brochure online flipbook or PDF version on the right side of the page.

The online publication will be updated throughout the summer with up-to-date information about new camps and program changes.

How do Summer Day Camps differ from Summer Playground and Summer Xtreme Teen Programs?

  • 1- or 2-week sessions
  • Both General Recreation and Specialty Day Camps - your choice
  • May serve as full-day structured childcare, with Before & After Care available
  • More staff, fewer children
  • Most field trip fees included
  • Sessions until school starts
  • Open to both residents or Prince George's County and customers from other counties
  • Therapeutic Recreation Camps available (Prince George's County residents only)
  • Fees range from $190 to $305 per 2-week session
  • Drop-in program for 6 weeks
  • Neighborhood locations throughout the county
  • Games, crafts and recreation
  • Playground hours 9 am-3 pm , and teen center hours are 11 am-5 pm
  • No Before or After Care - not a substitute for full-day childcare
  • Fewer staff, more children
  • Field trips optional - extra payment required
  • Prince George's County residents only
  • Fee is $40 for the summer (whether you go for 1 week, all 6 weeks or select days throughout the 6 weeks)
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From a Customer

  "I just want to say, for the third year in a row, what an enormous pleasure it is working with Prince George’s Park and Planning. This is the third year that I have enrolled my daughter in your camps and my experience has been uniformly pleasant, from the friendly outgoing counselors that work directly with my daughter, to the administrators of the facilities where the camps are held, to the people who have to put up with me, two years in a row, losing my receipts and needing copies at tax time.

I realize that parks and planning is probably a fun place to work since it’s about leisure and recreation, but I still think your entire operation is terrific."

- Nan A.