Summer Camps

We are gearing up for another summer of day camps: Children 6-10 years old for Summer Playground and 11-13 years old for Summer Gone-A-lot program! The program is for 8 weeks, beginning June 24 and ending August 16, 2019.  Hours are from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Summer Playground is closed July 4.

Please read the following very carefully so that you are prepared for registration.

Registration is available ONLINE and by WALK-IN.

Registration for 2018 RETURNING CAMPERS

  • Registration will begin January 7th at 8:00a.m. - Friday January 18th, 2019.

Registration for NEW CAMPERS

  • City of Concord Resident Campers Registration will begin Wednesday January 23rd at 8:00a.m. - Wednesday February 6th, 2019.                   
  • Non-City of Concord Resident Campers Registration will begin Monday February 11th at 8:00a.m. - Friday February 22nd, 2019.     

         *Walk-In registrations are available Monday - Friday 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

         **Online registration assistance will be available WEEKDAYS from 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.


  • All past due balances and scholarships for ANY City of Concord Parks and Recreation program must be PAID IN FULL before you can register your child for Summer Playground or apply for a scholarship for Summer Playground.
  • Summer Playground balances must be paid in full by JUNE 10th. Registrations on or after JUNE 10th, must be paid in full at the time of registration.
  • Campers not paid in full by JUNE 10th WILL NOT be allowed to participate in the Summer Playground program.

  • ALL payment and registration deadlines apply to scholarship applicants as well. Scholarship forms can be found on the City of Concord Parks and Recreation website at

  • New campers must provide a birth certificate at the time of registration    

Once a site has reached its maximum capacity (with the exception of Camp Gone-A-lot) a waiting list will only be available to those who register for another camp site.  Once registered for another site, your camper can be placed on the waiting list for the desired site.  If an opening becomes available at the desired site, the camper will be allowed to transfer to that site.


The City of Concord resident fee is $375.00 and the Non-City of Concord resident fee is $530.00. A deposit of $100 per child is required at registration. The fee balance can be made in monthly installments, with the total fee due by JUNE 10th. No refunds will be given after JUNE 10th, 2019.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 704-920-5600. We look forward to seeing you this summer!


Summer Playground

Weekly Activities for all sites:     

McInnis Aquatics Center - 2x per week

Arts and Crafts

Major Trips for all sites:

Carowinds & Wet -N- Wild Emerald Pointe

Other Activities:

 Fun outdoor and indoor activities such as kickball, scavenger hunts, spiderball, water days


Camp Gone-A-lot (Academy Recreation) - Ages 11-13

This program is geared to motivate and stimulate the participant's willingness to learn through field trips and age appropriate activities.  Camp Gone-A-lot is true to it's name.  Twice a week these campers are traveling to a new adventure in addition to their weekly activities and major trips.  They may be at Grandfather Mountain, playing paintball, canoeing, visiting museums...the possibilities are endless!!! All field trips are included in the registration fee, however while on field trips, optional activities will be offered.  If those activities cost extra money, parents will be notified and you will be able to choose if you would like to send money for your child to participate in the optional activities.  If parents choose, money can also be sent for the purchase of souvenirs. Because this group travels often, parents must pack a lunch for your child on travel days. We will inform you ahead of time if we will be providing lunch. Participants at this site are given the option of a free breakfast and lunch each day, or they can bring their own lunches and snacks.  Due to our participation in the Summer Feeding program, all orders for the free breakfast and lunches must be placed by 9 am. 

Myers Park - Ages 6-10

Hartsell Recreation Center - Ages 6-10

Caldwell Park - Ages 6-10 

These three camp sites participate in all weekly activities as well as the major trips.  The well rounded and diverse program offers indoor and outdoor recreational activities as well as creative arts activities. All trip fees are included in the registration fee, however if optional activities are available parents will be informed ahead of time of those costs.  If parents choose, money can also be sent for the purchase of souvenirs. Participants in these three sites are given the option of a free breakfast and lunch each day, or they can bring their own lunches and snacks.  Due to our participation in the Summer Feeding program, all orders for the free breakfast and lunches must be placed by 9 am.




Documents and Information:

Summer Playground Registration Form

Camp Gone-A-lot Registration Form

Summer Playground Parents Manual

Gone-A-lot Parents Manual

Online Registration Steps 

Frequently Asked Questions

Scholarship Policy and Procedures

Permission Form

Dress Code Policy

Electronic Devices Policy























Summer Playground Survey

If you are a current camper or parent, be sure to visit the Parents Page regularly for camp information, schedules, surveys, etc.  You were previously issued a password for the parents page.  You must also enter a username, which is parent.

Click HERE to enter Parent's Page

User Name is parent Password: ????

If you are having problems obtaining access, please send us an email that includes your camper's name at


Participation in this programs indicates that you agree to this statement: "I agree to release and hold harmless the City of Concord and its staff from any and all claims for personal injury, property loss or any other loss that may arise out of or during participation in this program."  


CREATE ACCOUNT If you haven't already, you can create your online account now.  Your account allows you to register online, view other activities, etc.

Your emailed comments are always welcome at



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