Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space

2019 Camps

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 Bird Buddies (3-day camp for 4–5s) (Track 1)
June 10, 12 & 14, 9 a.m.–noon  (new longer camp day!)
Be the best bird buddy ever! Learn what makes a bird a bird, how to identify bird songs and how different birds “earn a living,” all while finding out what you can do to help your feathered friends.
For ages 4–5
Fee: $36/child. Includes staff supervision, snack, crafts and activities
 
Bird Bonanza (3-day camp for 6–8s) (Track 1, Traditional)
June 17, 19 & 21, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. (new longer camp day!)
Learn to identify birds by sight and sound, and find out how to make your backyard into a wildlife sanctuary. Get to know other junior bird enthusiasts while hiking, playing games and doing crafts during a week that is truly “for the birds.”
For ages 6–8
Fee: $48/child
 
Dinner from Dirt! (3 day camp for 9–12s) (Track 1, Traditional)
June 24, 26 & 28, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (new  longer camp day!)
Have you ever thought about where your food comes from? Whether you are a vegetarian or an omnivore, your food depends on soil, microorganisms and the growers that produce food plants and animals. Experiment with soils and irrigation, investigate insects, try your hand at hydroponic farming and cook using the sun’s energy.
For ages 9–12
Fee: $90/child, includes a great field trip day plus lunch each day!
 
Eco-Kids Bug-A-Boos (3-day camp for 4–5s) (Track 4, Traditional)
July 8, 10 & 12, 9 a.m.–noon (new longer camp day!)
Do you call anything that crawls on the ground a bug? Arthropods are so much more! With anywhere from six legs to thousands,  Blue Jay’s exciting and colorful invertebrates are always on the move, and you will be, too, as you learn the special characteristics of insects, spiders, millipedes and more.
For ages 4–5
Fee: $36/child. Includes staff supervision, snack, crafts and activities
 
Critter Capers (3-day camp for 6–8s) (Track 4, Traditional)
July 15, 17 & 19, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. (new longer camp day!)
Have a blast while exploring the fields, forests and streams at Blue Jay Point. We’ll learn about mammals, insects, reptiles and amphibians as we hike, do crafts and play games.
For ages 6–8
Fee: $48/child  Includes staff supervision, crafts and activities
 
Eco-Kids Summer Sun-sations (3-day camp for 4–5s) (Track 3, Traditional)
August 5, 7 & 9, 9 a.m.–noon (new longer camp day!)
Unlock the mysteries of the sun! Learn how the sun affects our everyday lives – from its role in other cultures to today’s uses of solar energy. Enjoy sun-sational crafts, solar snacks and more.
For ages 4–5
Fee: $36/child. Includes staff supervision, snack, 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. crowderpark@wakegov.com. Crowder’s camps offer your child hands-on history and nature activities, including visits with live animals, hikes, crafts, games and more. Each day offers a different theme. There will be two adults with the kids at all times. Kids bring their own snacks. Preregistration is required. Camp size is limited (maximum of 16 participants), so sign up early!
 
Polliwogs Camp:Trees (3-day camp for 4–5s) (Track 1)
June 11–13, 9 a.m.–noon
Big and tall, short and small, trees come in all shapes and sizes. You will be so amazed at what trees do for our Earth! Discover the parts of the tree and go on a scavenger hunt. Then plant a flower to help feed butterflies and bees!
For ages 4–5
Fee: $36/child
 
Polliwogs Camp: Water (3-day camp for 4–5s) (Track 4, Traditional)
July 9–11, 9 a.m.–noon
Where does our water come from and why is it important? Learn about the water cycle and explore the critters that live in and around the pond. Prepare to get wet as we splash around and learn about this important resource!
For ages 4–5
Fee: $36/child
 
Polliwogs Camp: Animals (3-day camp for 4–5s) (Track 3, Traditional)
August 13–15, 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.
For ages 4–5
Fee: $36/child
 

 

Harris Lake County Park

2112 County Park Drive
New Hill, NC 27562
 
A registration packet including a health history form and more information will be sent to you with your paid registration online. Your child will need to bring a lunch, snacks and water bottle to camp each day. All camps meet in the Cypress Shelter.  Questions?  Contact Harris Lake County Park by phone, 919-387-4342 or by emailing harris.lake@wakegov.com
 
Wildlife Habitat Spring Break Day Camp  (3-day camp for ages 8–12) (Track 4, Trad)    
April 16–18, (Tuesday–Thursday), 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Habitats are “home” for our wildlife and are shrinking for many of our important species. Discover which birds, reptiles and amphibians need habitat protection and learn how you can help at the park and in your own neighborhood by creating special spaces for them to live. We will explore the park by canoe, wagon and on foot to search for and monitor our wildlife. This camp will be out in the field a good bit of the time, weather permitting. Campers provide their own snack and lunch. Meet at the Cypress Shelter
For ages 8–12
Fee: $100/child
 
Discovery Day Camp (5-day camp for ages 7–11) (Track 1, Traditional)
June 17–21, 5 days of camp from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Explore the natural world of Harris Lake County Park as we hike along the Peninsula Trail and off trail to some special areas in the park, including a wagon ride into the longleaf forest. Spend a morning fishing and canoeing, enjoy games and crafts with new friends, “disc-over” the sport of disc golf and practice survival skills. This is an action-packed week of fun outdoors! Campers provide their own snack and lunch.  Meet at the Cypress Shelter
For ages 7–11
Fee: $160/child
 
Mini Discovery Day Camp (5-day camp for ages 4–7) (Track 1, Traditional)
June 24–28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Discover the natural world at Harris Lake County Park while hiking or on a wagon ride.  Spend a day fishing and canoeing; enjoy games and crafts; meet some of our wildlife; make new friends and have lots of fun. Campers provide their own snack and lunch. Meet at the Cypress Shelter
For ages 4–7
Fee: $80/child
 
Discovery Day Camp (5-day camp for ages 7–11) (Track 4, Traditional)
July 8–12, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Explore the natural world of Harris Lake County Park as we hike along the Peninsula Trail and off trail to some special areas in the park, including a wagon ride into the longleaf forest. Spend a morning fishing and canoeing, enjoy games and crafts with new friends, “disc-over” the sport of disc golf and practice survival skills. This is an action-packed week of fun outdoors! Campers provide their own snack and lunch.  Meet at the Cypress Shelter
For ages 7–11
Fee: $160/child
 
Mini Discovery Day Camp (5-day camp for ages 4–7) (Track 4, Traditional)
July 15–19, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Discover the natural world at Harris Lake County Park while hiking or on a wagon ride.  Spend a day fishing and canoeing; enjoy games and crafts; meet some of our wildlife; make new friends and have lots of fun. Campers provide their own snack and lunch. Meet at the Cypress Shelter
For ages 4–7
Fee: $80/child
 
Mini Discovery Day Camp (5-day camp for ages 4–7) (Track 3, Traditional)
August 5–9, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Discover the natural world at Harris Lake County Park while hiking or on a wagon ride.  Spend a day fishing and canoeing; enjoy games and crafts; meet some of our wildlife; make new friends and have lots of fun. Campers provide their own snack and lunch. Meet at the Cypress Shelter
For ages 4–7
Fee: $80/child

 

Historic Oak View County Park

4028 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC  27610
 
Select from two different camp weeks offered. You may register or waitlist online! Questions? Contact Oak View County Park by phone at 919-250-1013 or by emailing oakview@wakegov.com.
 
Oak View Farm Camp First Session (5-day camp for ages 8–12) (Track 4, Traditional)
July 8–12, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Join us for this year's Farm Camp to catch a glimpse into the life of a farmer and much more. Each day is jam-packed with fun and educational games, activities, guest speakers and more! Campers will learn through games and hands-on activities about the farm's animals (including our goats and chickens!), the history of the farm and the crops grown here, and, finally, what kids did for fun on the farm.
For ages 8–12
Fee: $140/child
 
Oak View Farm Camp Second Session (5-day camp for ages 8–12) (Track 3, Traditional)
July 29–Aug. 1, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Join us for this year's Farm Camp to catch a glimpse into the life of a farmer and much more. Each day is jam-packed with fun and educational games, activities, guest speakers and more! Campers will learn through games and hands-on activities about the farm's animals (including our goats and chickens!), the history of the farm and the crops grown here, and finally, what kids did for fun on the farm.
For ages 8–12
Fee: $140/child
 

 

Historic Yates Mill County Park

4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
 
If you have questions about a camp or to check for space availability, contact Historic Yates Mill County Park by phone at 919-856-6675 or by email yatesmill@wakegov.com. Yates Mill’s camps offer your child hands-on history and nature activities including tours of the old mill, visits with live animals, hikes, crafts, games and more. Each day offers a different theme. There will be two adults with the kids at all times. Kids bring their own lunch and snacks. Preregistration is required. Camp size is limited (maximum of 12 participants), so sign up early! 
 
Mill Theater and Art Camp (5-day camp for ages 7–12) (Track 1, Traditional)
June 24–28, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Once upon a time, there was a beaver that loved to brag about his tail, which was thick with silky fur, not wide and flat like it is today. Beaver spent a lot of time grooming it, while the other woodland creatures went about their business of finding food and shelter for their families. Eventually Beaver's boasting drives away his friends and he is left on his own. But when his tail is flattened in an accident, Beaver learns to value its new shape and seeks to make amends with his friends.
Participate as actors and musicians in an interactive children's play and explore a wide variety of performing and visual arts in an environment of encouragement and support. Learn and develop skills in acting, improvisation, movement, stage production and adaptation while performing an original mill theater production. No experience required. Just bring your high energy and enthusiasm! Important: Students enrolled in this camp must attend all five days of camp and be available to perform at the park on the afternoon of Friday, June 28.
For ages 7–12
Fee: $162/child
 
Park Adventures Summer Camp (5-day camp for ages 7–12) (Track 4, Traditional)
July 15–19, 9 a.m.–4 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) Early Explorers, (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, mapping activities, and animal tracks and signs; Day 2 includes a planting activity and visits to a local organic farm; Day 3 includes a mill tour and an inventors workshop with simple machines; Day 4 includes a road trip to the NC Museum of History, historic field games and artifact discovery; and Day 5 includes wildlife art, pond dipping, canoeing and cane pole fishing.
For ages 7–12
Fee: $152/child

 

Lake Crabtree County Park

1400 Aviation Parkway
Morrisville, NC 27560
 
If you have questions about camp, please contact Lake Crabtree County Park by phone at 919-460-2723 or by emailing lakecrabtree@wakegov.com. All participants should wear play clothes and bring weather-appropriate outerwear each day. Closed-toe shoes are required, and extra shoes that can get wet are strongly encouraged. Preregistration is required.
 
Check back in January for 2019 Summer Camp opportunities!