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2017 Summer Camp at Northwest Park-

Registration has ENDED

Chatham County Parks and Recreation Department Summer Camp is a Traditional Style Summer Camp. The camp offers children in rising Kindergarten through rising 8th grade an opportunity to enjoy a week long camp at Northwest District Park. During their camp week campers will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities including:

  • SwimmingSummer Camp Intro Packet
  • Fishing
  • Archery
  • Crafts
  • Athletic/Sports Games
  • Board Games/ Air Hockey/ Fooseball/ Ping Pong
  • Pedal Boats
  • Hiking
  • Boating
  • Friday Fun Day
    • Bouncy Houses
    • Lunch
    • Special Games & Fun

Camp is Monday through Friday of each of the weeks listed below. Current camp weeks are filling up fast so register online now!

 Week of Camp
 Registration Status  Currently on Waitlist
 July 10th -14th  Currently Full- Wait List Available  15
 July 17th -21st  Currently Full- Wait List Available  22
 July 24th -28th  Currently Full- Wait List Available  20
 July 31st - August 4th  Currently Full- Wait List Available  20
 August 7th -11th   Currently Full- Wait List Available  15
 August 14th—18th  Currently Full- Wait List Available  13


Fees: $55.00 per week

Early Drop-off and Late Pickup Times: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Please register for the wait list if a particular week is full, there is a high chance of your participant getting added to the week! If you have questions or concerns about being put on the wait list please call our office.

Any cancellations made a week in advance may receive a full refund. 



Please review the CAMPER DISCIPLINE information.


  • Lunch/Snacks EVERYDAY
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Swim Suit
  • Towel


  • Ipods/MP3 player/CD player
  • Video Games/Hand Held Gaming Devices
  • Laptops/computers
  • Cell Phones
  • Weapons/Drugs/Aircrafts/Drones/ or any other items specifically stated as banned from theChatham County Parks

*******Chatham County Parks and Recreation is not liable for lost, stolen, or damaged property*******

2017 Haw River Summer Adventure Camp

Registration Begins 7/5/17 and ends 8/9/2017

The Haw River Adventure Camp is hosted and run by the Haw River Canoe & Kayak Company. Click here to view the general facts sheet for the Haw River Summer Adventure Camp.

The Adventure Paddle Camp is designed to engage campers with the outdoors through different on-water and on-land activities. In addition to time spent paddling, they will hike different sections of trails along the Haw River throughout the week. Campers learn outdoor living skills such as orienteering, shelter-building, and tree and plant identification. They also work on developing teamwork and confidence as campers participate through games and exercise. This camp is scheduled for August 21st-25th at the 15-501 North Canoe Access.

To register go online here.

Boys and Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Carolina is dedicated to serving Lee and Chatham County youth from the ages of 6-18. From homework assistance to games, athletics, workshops for our young men and women, to drug prevention programs, the Club offers young people a range of fun, productive, and learning activities. The Clubs are open each day after school from 2:30-6:30 (OT Sloan Site), 2:30-6:30(Church St. Site) and 2:30-6:00 (Wren Family Center Site). Research has proven that between the hours of 3:00-6:00 pm, juvenile crime is on the rise. Why not send your children to a safe place during those hours?

The Boys and Girls Club also offers Summer Programming. Please contact them directly to inquire about their Summer Programs.


Chatham Connecting

CHATHAM CONNECTING is an online resource designed to connect individuals in need, non-profit service agencies, and donors or volunteers in Chatham County, North Carolina.

Chatham Connecting has an "I Need Help" tab where you can get in contact with a Chatham Connecting Representative who can help you find Summer Camp Programming for your child.