Summer Camp

The City of Hyattsville Youth Programs team is committed to providing quality recreational programs for elementary aged children when school is out. Our summer day camp creates a space for children to explore arts and crafts, learn a little with STEM, and gain exposure to a variety of sports and games. 

Register for Summer Camp HERE!

Summer Camp 2023


Summer Camp is held at Driskell Community Recreation Park, 3911 Hamilton Street, Hyattsville, MD.

Dates and Times

There will be eight (8) weeks of summer day camp. Each camp session will last one (1) week, Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM with drop off starting at 8:30 A.M. 

The first session starts the week of June 26, 2023 and the last session will occur the week of August 18, 2023.


Each camp session is assigned a theme with activities, crafts and assemblies and/or field trips based on that theme. 

IJune 26 - 30, 2023Under the Sea
IIJuly 3 - 7, 2023 *Lost in Space
IIIJuly 10 -14, 2023Mad Science
IVJuly 17 - 21, 2023All about Sports
VJuly 24 - 28, 2023Animal Planet
VIJuly 31 - August 4, 2023Fun and Fitness
VIIAugust 7 - 11, 2023Superheroes
VIIIAugust 14 - 18, 2023 Water World

* Camp will not meet on Monday, July 4, 2023 in observance of Independence Day. 

Age Groups

Camp Hyattsville offers two camp groups in each session based on the children's ages/grades. Staff will be assigned to lead separate age groups to provide age-appropriate activities and supervision. Groups will operate separately except for field trips, outdoor free play, or special activities intended for both groups.

Blue Crabs are for rising Kindergarten through 2nd graders

Red Terps are for rising 3rd graders through 5th graders

During registration please select the appropriate group for your child. 

Extended Camp Hours

We provide extended camp hours hours for an additional fee each week. The extended camp hours are from 3 - 5:30 PM. Activities consist of free play and specialized activities. Space is limited. 


Registration is now open! You can register using the link hereRegistration closed on May 1, 2023 or when a camp session reaches capacity.

All registration and payments are done via RecDesk. If you do not have a RecDesk account we recommend creating an account at least 1 day before registration beings, as the account address verification process can take up to 24 business hours. Create a RecDesk account.


What does it mean to be a City of Hyattsville resident? And why are fees different for Non-City residents? 

A City of Hyattsville resident refers to those who live within the incorporated limits of the City of Hyattsville. Residents pay City taxes and therefore pay a reduced fee. Please note that having a Hyattsville mailing address does not necessarily indicate you are a City of Hyattsville resident. 

To verify your residency, type your address into our Residency Verification Map.

Wait List

If a camp session is full, you can sign up for a wait list. The list will be used as space becomes available up to two weeks prior to the start of a camp session. A staff member will contact you if a spot becomes available. You can see your place in line through your RecDesk account.


Fee TypesCity of Hyattsville Resident Non City of Hyattsville Resident
First Participant$155.00$205.00
Additional Participants$130$180.00
Extended Camp Hours$50.00$60.00
Non Refundable Deposit***$50.00$50.00

All fees are the cost of one (1) child each session. 

**Additional participant applies to household with multiple children attending camp after registering one child. 

***The non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit is due at registration and secures your child's place in camp. Remaining balances are due 21 days (3 weeks) before the start of a camp session. Reminders to pay to the remaining balance will be sent to the email address in your RecDesk account.

Accommodations and Inclusion 

Please let us know if your child needs any accommodations for their time at camp. You can indicate special needs during the registration process or in your child's RecDesk profile. 

We will contact you within one week (5 business days) after the registration submission to discuss the best action plan for inclusion. All requests must be made at least two weeks (10 business days) before the start of any camp program to ensure the best service for your child. 

Questions & Concerns

If you have question regarding registration, fees, payment, residency, and/or the wait list etc. please email or call (301) 985-5000.