2023 Summer Camps

2023 Summer Camps Brochure

2023 Summer Camp registration is open but camps are filling fast! 

*All 8 weeks of Summer Day Camps are full.

Register now


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With our camps, there is no reason for your kids to be bored this summer! Register online OR in person, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., at Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Avenue. The Parks & Recreation office is located on the 2nd floor. 

All camps run Monday-Friday

Download a pdf of our Summer Camps Guide!

For all summer camps, the Resident Discount (RD) is available to residents of Cornelius only.

Full Day Camps

Summer Day Camps (SDC): Need an entire workday filled for your child? These full-day summer camps  are headquartered at Bailey Road Recreation Center (Bailey Middle School) and include games, crafts, learning, nearby park visits, field trips, special guests, and fun! Each week explores a different theme. 

Camps are offered 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. for ages 6 to 12. PLEASE NOTE: All full-day campers must be 6 years old by the first day of the camp(s) they will be attending and have completed Kindergarten.

SDC Registration Form
2023 SDC Parent Information Packet

CORNELIUS PARENTS OF FULL-DAY CAMPERS, YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE PROOF OF RESIDENCY TO OUR OFFICE (21445 Catawba Ave) BY MAY 15. Documents may also be mailed to PO Box 399, Cornelius; faxed to 704-896-2462; or emailed to pr@cornelius.org. Acceptable documents include valid driver's license, utility bill, apartment lease, etc.

PAYMENT PLAN:  We offer a payment plan for our Summer Day Camps. Parents have the option to pay 50% of the fees due upon registration. FINAL PAYMENTS FOR ALL CAMPS ARE DUE BY MAY 19. For non-residents using the payment plan, initial fees upon registration will include 50% of the resident camp cost plus 100% of the non-resident fees.

Half-Day and Mini Camps

Summer Recreation Experience (SRE)

We are excited to bring back this camp series with half-day (3 hour) camps offered over nine weeks. These 10 offerings are designed to provide fun, fascinating STEM camps and unique, educational interactions with Cornelius’s finest, solving crimes and learning about water and boater safety! 

Most camps are offered in the mornings plus a few in the afternoons, with options for ages 6 to 14. 

Summer Sports Camps (SSC)

Try out some of over 50  half-day (3-hour) camps in a variety of sports, including baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cycling, disc golf, flag football, golf, lacrosse, multi-sport, pickleball, rugby, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. Plus, in a new format this year, register your  youngest campers for one or more of our mini camps: Move & Groove Mini for ages 4-6, T-Ball Mini for ages 5 & 6, Flag Football Mini for ages 4-6, and Soccer Mini for ages 4-6. These mini camps are just 90 minutes daily, better suited for their attention span!

 Most camps are offered in the mornings plus a few in the afternoons, with options for ages 4 to 16.

SRE & SSC Registration Form (includes Planning Grid)

Now Hiring


Interested in becoming a 2023 Summer Camp team member? Email us or call 704-892-6031 ext. 160. 
We are accepting applications for the follow positions:

Mecklenburg County Therapeutic & Inclusive Recreation Services 2023 Summer Day Camps

  • Ages 6-21 with disabilities/diagnoses - Read more and register!
  • Camps start June 20, 2023
  • Various locations
  • Registration opens March 1 at 9 a.m.