Play Roanoke Summer Camps

Roanoke Parks and Recreation hosts multiple summer camps between June and August each year. The dates vary based on the Roanoke City Public School calendar.  Click below for the latest information about camps scheduled for Summer 2023.

2023 All-Day Summer P.L.A.Y. Camp
Ages 5-11  |  June 20-August 11  |  M-F, 7:30 A.M. TO 6:00 P.M.  |  $80/week

spring break campJoin us for a summer packed full of activities! With convenient weekly sessions at three locations, this summer all-day version of our After School P.L.A.Y. program includes sports and games, speakers/instructors, arts and crafts, and various field trips, all with a focus on overall youth development. Qualified, trained, and experienced staff will initiate fun and interactive activities for all participants. 

  • Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (excluding holidays).
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snack provided.
  • $80/week
  • Participants can register weekly, or for the entire summer.
  • Registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
To register, please contact the recreation center directly:
  • Preston Rec Center: 540-853-2770
  • Eureka Rec Center: 540-853-2675
  • Grandin Court Rec Center: 540-853-2446
Dates for 2023 All-Day Summer P.L.A.Y. Camp:
  • June 20 – 23, 2023 (closed June 19th for Juneteenth Holiday)
  • June 26 – 30, 2023
  • July 3 and June 5 – 7, 2023 (closed July 4 for Independence Day Holiday)
  • July 10 – 14, 2023
  • July 17 – 21, 2023
  • July 24 – 28, 2023
  • July 31 – August 4, 2023
  • August 7 – 11, 2023
NEW 2024 INFO: Outdoor Camps

Outdoor Exploration CampOutdoorSummerCamp 239

Ages 8-11  |  MONDAY-FRIDAY  |  8:00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M.

Get outside this summer with Roanoke Parks and Recreation Outdoor Exploration Camp! This camp is designed to keep your child engaged outside with nature activities including wilderness survival, nature crafts, and river ecology. Campers will also experience outdoor recreation activities like hiking, ropes course, zipline, caving, water sports (canoeing, kayaking, tubing or Stand Up Paddle Boarding), archery, slackline, and rock climbing. Outdoor Exploration Camp will meet at Fishburn Park and travel each day to a new adventure.

Cost: $295 per week

jUNE 10-14      JUNE 24-28      JULY 8-12      AUGUST 5-9


Big Adventure Campyouth kayak

Ages 12-14  |  MONDAY-FRIDAY  |  8:30 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M.

Get outside this summer with Roanoke Parks and Recreation Big Adventure Camp! We’ve created a new summer camp experience geared toward different, more challenging excursion for older youth. While similar to Outdoor Exploration Camp, we’ll be exploring different venues and building various adventure skills for a new, engaging experience. Returning campers and first time participants are welcome! Our activities may include hiking, caving, water sports (canoeing, kayaking, tubing, or Stand Up Paddleboarding), rope course, archery, zipline, slackline, and rock climbing. Big Adventure Camp will meet at Fallon Park and travel to a new adventure each day.

Cost: $310 per week

JULY 22-26

2023 Hoop Love Academy Summer Camp

hoop love logoRoanoke Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Hoop Love Academy, invites you to summer camp! Hoop Love Academy’s mission is in assisting youth and young adults to develop comprehensive skills, maximizing their individual potential, and elevating their game both on and off the court.  All of their programs come with the same promise of advancement, quality and dedication. They work with each individual to provide the best knowledge, challenge and support to help them improve step-by-step throughout their basketball & life journey.

This program is being offered FREE of charge so we invite you to sign up before all spots are full. We looking forward to having your child participant as we hope to add a fun experience to a great summer!
 

Hoop Love Academy Camp: June 26 – 29

Grades 6-8  |  MONDAY-THURSDAY  |  3:30 P.M. TO 5:30 P.M.  |  FREE

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Hoop Love Academy Camp: July 17 – 20

Grades 6-8  |  MONDAY-THURSDAY  |  3:30 P.M. TO 5:30 P.M.  |  FREE

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2023 BoxFit Summer Camp

BOXFITRoanoke Parks and Recreation, in partnership with BoxFit, invites you to summer camp! BoxFit is a boxing fitness program that is for youth ages 7-17 years old. BoxFit provides youth with outreach programs that help build confidence, instill healthy lifestyle choices, mentorship, and provide them with a Fun Fast Fitness experience.  BoxFit is committed to finding a new way to channel youth’s emotions and energy towards something constructive.

This program is being offered FREE of charge so we invite you to sign up before all spots are full. We looking forward to having your child participant as we hope to add a fun experience to a great summer!
 

BoxFit Camp: July 10 – 13

Grades 6-8  |  MONDAY-THURSDAY  |  3:30 P.M. TO 5:30 P.M.  |  FREE

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BoxFit Camp: July 24 – 27

Grades 6-8  |  MONDAY-THURSDAY  |  3:30 P.M. TO 5:30 P.M.  |  FREE

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