Specialty Camps

Burlington Recreation and Parks offers Specialty Camps throughout the summer months. Kids will experience a special taste of their favorite interest or hobby. Space is limited and a waiting list will follow if camp becomes full. Transportation will not be provided to or from BRPD Summer Day Camp locations. 



BRPD will not be offering Specialty Camps this year due to social distancing measures, sanitizing protocols and shared equipment. Those who are currently registered will be issued a refund. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing. 

Online registration is available for most Specialty Camps. Please complete the detailed 2020 Registration Form to accompany your online registration and submit to the BRPD Main Office (ATTN: Specialty Camps, PO Box 1358, Burlington, NC 27216) before camp begins. 

If online registration is not an option, please call the phone number with the camp information below. Additional information and forms may be requested by the individual camp director prior to camp.  

2020 Camp Registration Form 
  1. Nature-Outdoors
  2. Sports
  3. Arts & Theater


Dates: June 19, July 17 OR August 21 (choose only 1 date)
Times: 8:30am - 12:00pm
Ages: 11 - 15
Cost: $35
Location: Guilford Mackintosh Park & Marina • 1345 NC 61 South, Whitsett, NC 27377
In this small-group, half-day clinic, learn all about kayaking from an ACA certified kayak instructor. Clinic covers everything from water safety, fitting your PFD, parts of the kayak, how to properly get in and out of the boat, basic paddle strokes and more. We'll save some time to paddle and explore the lake as well! Clinic includes on-land and on-water lessons. Campers should know how to swim and be prepared to be active throughout the clinic. 
Information: Melissa Hoose at (336) 222-5135 • Register Online for 6/19, 7/17 OR 8/21 


Dates: August 3 - 7
Times: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: 11 - 14
Cost: $240
Location*: Lake Mackintosh Park & Marina – Clubhouse • 2704 Huffman Mill Road, Burlington, NC 27215
Looking for adventure and meeting new friends this summer? During this camp we will focus on building a stonge, encouraging team as we conquer new adventures and challenges each day. Plan on honing your skills in fire-building, knot tying, hiking, geocaching, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and more! Trips include visits to local lakes and park, Elon University's Challenge Course and more to be announced soon! Campers will round out the week flying high through the trees at Carolina Zip Line. Campers will need to provide their own lunch and be prepared to be active outdoors each day. *This camp travels off-site most days for activities and trips.
Information: Melissa Hoose (336) 222-5135 • Register Online (registration closes July 17 at 5:00 pm)


Dates: July 27 - 31
Times: 9:00am – 12:00pm 
Ages: 8 - 12 
Cost: $65 
Location: Guilford Mackintosh Park & Marina • 1345 NC 61 South, Whitsett, NC 27377
This beginner camp will excite the fishing enthusiast. Learn the techniques such as bait and casting, the secrets of reeling in the big catch and safety and conservation. 
Information: (336) 222-5134 • Register Online


Dates: July 20 – 24
Times: 9:00am – 12:00pm 
Ages: 6 - 14 
Cost: $175
Locaiton: Kopper Top Life Learning Center • 6657 Kimesville Road, Liberty, NC 27298
Take part in the fun as campers learn about the care and handling of horses as well as horse sense and safety at Kopper Top Life Learning CenterBy the end of the week, campers will have learned how to groom, tack and ride.
Information: (336) 222-5072 • Register Online


Dates: June 22 - 26
Times: 9:00am - 12:00pm 
Ages: 6 - 9 
Cost: $65 
Location: Lake Mackintosh Park & Marina – Clubhouse • 2704 Huffman Mill Road, Burlington, NC 27215
Birds, bugs, dirt and more! This camp will take an in-depth look at nature through hands-on activities and adventures. One day of camp (Wednesday or Thursday - based on weather) the drop-off/pick-up will be at Guilford Mackintosh Marina for a fun day hiking and exploring! We'll finish the week with making s'mores over a campfire! Campers should be ready to spend a majority of camp being active and outside. 
Information: Melissa Hoose (336) 222-5135 • Register Online