2016 Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Camps

New!

Online Camp Registration

Select the Wake County PROS Online button below to
see available camps at all park locations by date.
 
 


To register for an upcoming camp at a specific park,
select a Register Online button at the park of your choice.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Blue Jay Point County Park

3200 Pleasant Union Church Road
Raleigh, NC 27613
 
If you have questions about a camp, please contact the Blue Jay Center for Environmental Education by phone at 919-870-4330 or by emailing bluejaypoint@wakegov.com. You may register or waitlist online!
 
 
Eco-Kids Incredible Insects (Track 3, trad)   (this camp is currently FULL, but you can waitlist)
Aug. 8, 10 & 12, 1–3 p.m.
Ladybugs, butterflies and dragonflies are just some of the amazing insects that live all around us. How are they alike? How are they different? Come explore Blue Jay Point habitats as we seek them out. Listen to creepy-crawly stories, make some critter crafts and enjoy yummy buggy snacks.
Ages 4–5, $25/child for all three sessions. Includes staff supervision, snacks, crafts and activities.

 

Crowder District Park

4709 Ten-Ten Road
Apex, NC 27539
 
To check for space availability, contact Crowder District Park by phone at 919-662-2850 or by email. To register, you will need to include a completed registration form and payment online, or by mail or in person. There will be two adults with the kids at all times. Kids bring their own snacks. Preregistration is required. Camp size is limited, so sign up early!
 
Polliwogs Camp: Animals (one space left!)
August 911, 9 a.m.–noon
Join us this week as we explore the animals that live in the park. Collect bugs, slugs and other slimy critters and learn about their habitat. Then meet “Popcorn” our corn snake and other reptiles. This is a drop off program.
Ages 4–5, $36/child for 3 half days of camp

 

Harris Lake County Park

2112 County Park Drive
New Hill, NC 27562
 
To check for space availability and obtain the camp registration packet, contact Harris Lake County Park by phone, 919-387-4342 or by emailing harris.lake@wakegov.com. Space is limited to 12–16 campers per camp depending on the camp.

  

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Historic Oak View County Park

4028 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC  27610
 
To check for space availability, contact Oak View County Park by phone at 919-250-1013 or by emailing oakview@wakegov.com. To register, you will need to include a completed registration form and payment online, or by mail or in person. 
 
 
Oak View Farm Camp  (Track 3 and Trad)  (just 2 spaces left!)
August 1–5, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Summer camp at Historic Oak View returns offering a full day camp for the first time! Join us for this year's farm camp to catch a glimpse in the life of a farmer and much more. Each day will explore a different theme of farm life. The campers will learn through games and hands-on activities about the farm's animals (including our goats!), the history of the farm, the families who called Oak View 'home,' the crops grown here, and finally, what the kids did for fun on the farm. Call or email us today to learn how to enroll your child(ren) in our fun farm camp!
Ages 8–11, $140/child for 5 full days of camp

 

Historic Yates Mill County Park

4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
 
To check for space availability, contact Historic Yates Mill County Park by phone at 919-856-6675 or by email. To register, you will need to include a completed registration form and payment online, or by mail or in person. There will be 2 adults with the kids at all times. Kids bring their own lunch and snacks. Preregistration is required. Camp size is limited, so sign up early!
 
Park Adventures Camp  (this camp is currently FULL, but you can waitlist)
July 25–29, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
This adventure camp allows participants to gain a sense of accomplishment by attaining goals in a unique historical setting and diverse natural environment. Daily camp themes include (1) Explorers & Mapping, (2) Pioneer-Farmers & Agriculture, (3) Millers & Mechanics, (4) History Detectives, and (5) Artist-Naturalists & Ecology. Among other activities, Day 1 includes a hike around the park, orienteering exercises and a canoe float; Day 2 includes a planting activity and visits to a local organic farm and the State Farmers Market; Day 3 includes a mill tour and an inventors workshop with simple machines; Day 4 includes a group mystery to solve and a road trip to the NC Museum of History; and Day 5 includes wildlife studies and sketching, pond dipping with nets and cane pole fishing.  
Ages 7–14, $184/child for 5 full days of camp