Registration for Raleigh summer camps continues through Friday

March 4, 2019
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The scramble for a city of Raleigh summer camp began this morning with hundreds of parents logging into the city’s parks system before dawn to sign their kids up for programs.

At 6:30 a.m., Monday morning, the city opened registration up for six locations - Brier Creek, Durant, Eastgate, Greystone, Lake Lynn and Optimist. By mid-morning, Summer X-Press camps at both Lake Lynn and Optimist Park were filled, but there were slots available for Teen X-Press camps at Eastgate and various specialty camps at Brier Creek, Durant and Greystone.

Summer camp registration for the city will continue through Friday. Each day this week, the city will continue to open registration for new locations. On Tuesday, for example, parents can begin to register their kids for camps at Abbotts Creek, Millbrook Exchange, Barwell, Green Road, Hill Street, Lions Park, Marsh Creek and Worthdale.

Registration begins at 6:30 a.m., daily, through March 8. The city’s website has the full schedule of which locations parents can register their kids for on each day and more information.

If you plan on registering for a city camp, the city offers this advice:

And more tips (from the city) ...

During this camp registration process, which can be incredibly unnerving for parents, many of the city’s most affordable camps fill up first. If you weren’t able to sign up for a less expensive summer camps and wonder how you’ll be able to afford to send your kids to camp, the city does offer financial assistance—both fee reductions and payment plans. The city’s Play It Forward page has more information about how to apply for help (and also how to support the program for those in need).