Summer Recreation Program

Recreation Day Camp

Recreation Day Camp (RDC) offers a variety of recreation activities for children ages 5 – 11. They will enjoy a wide variety of sports, games, arts and crafts, guest speakers and more! This fun program keeps children outdoors and active all summer! All RDC sites are led by trained camp counselors.

2024 Recreation Day Camp Information:

Week-long camps June 3 – August 2, 9 a.m. – noon

Forest Field Park OR Iron Horse Park

Fee/week: $65 residents, $75 nonresidents

Resident camp registration begins online Monday, April 8 at 10 a.m. Nonresident camp registration begins online Monday, April 15 at 10 a.m. Phone registration will begin one day later.

Jump on the summer camp fast track! In an effort to improve your camp registration experience, we have created a way for you to fill out the required camp forms PRIOR to the first day of camp registration. This will make your camp registration go faster, and decrease the chance that your child will be placed on a camp waiting list.

Week 1: June 3 – 7, Splash Into Summer!
Week 2: June 10 – 14, Sunny and Starry Skies
Week 3: June 17 – 21, Recreation Camp Olympics
Week 4: June 24 – 28, Safari Adventure
Week 5: July 1 – 3 & 5, Superheroes Assemble! (No camp July 4)
Week 6: July 8 – 12, Magic and Mysteries of the Enchanted Forest
Week 7: July 15 – 19, Musical Celebration
Week 8: July 22 – 26, Camp Detectives
Week 9: July 29 – August 2, Wacky Water Days!

Snacks will not be provided at RDC. Participants may not bring snacks from home.

Inclement Weather
Camp will not be held in inclement weather, such as heavy rain or storms. If inclement weather occurs after camp begins, please return to the park to pick up your children. Cancellations will be posted on the top of the Park District’s home page. Opt-in for text alerts when you register to receive weather cancellations via text message.

Staff is permitted to perform only basic first aid. They are also authorized to dispense some types of prescription or nonprescription medication. Rule 5101:2-18-15 (4) 2 of the Ohio Administrative Code states that a child day camp shall set its own policy regarding whether to administer prescription or nonprescription medications. If your child requires medication during camp hours, you must complete additional required forms. If your child carries an epi-pen, complete additional required forms.

Review our summer camp discipline process.

Registration Deadline
The last day to make registration changes is noon the Monday prior to your camper’s start date.

Cancellation Policy
If you should need to cancel your camp registration for any reason, please let us know 7 or more days in advance of the camp starting and we will process a full credit or refund. If you need to cancel less than 7 days prior to camp, please reach out to our office about your refund options.

All participants must be independent in the six activities of daily living: using the restroom, eating, bathing, dressing, transferring (i.e. walking) and continence. If your child requires an accommodation to participate, please let us know when you register.