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Monday, March 2, 2020

Summer Camp Registration to Open March 21

BREC offers summer camp registration for East Baton Rouge Parish residents beginning Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m.-noon and on Tuesday, April 7 at 3:30 p.m. for out-of-parish residents. Parents or guardians may register in person at the facility of their choice or online at webtrac.brec.org for all locations this summer. From recreation and theatre to animals and science, there is a camp for children of all abilities and interests. Summer camp dates, times, ages and fees vary per camp.

This summer, BREC will offer athletic summer camps through our summer sports camp, golf camp and tennis camp programs. In addition, BREC will also offer traditional camps in general recreation as well as adaptive recreation camps for children with mental and developmental disabilities, conservation camps and outdoor adventure camps.

BREC also offers special interest summer camps at the Baton Rouge Zoo, Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, Farr Park Equestrian Center, Highland Road Park Observatory, Independence Park Theatre, Magnolia Mound, Perkins Road Extreme Sports Park and BREC Art Camp at Womack Park.

This summer, BREC will also offer Teen Get Out for teenagers ages 12-15. This camp will allow teens to choose what they want to explore this summer and impact their community while doing it. Weekly activities will include teambuilding games, cultural, visual and performing arts and career exploration field trips with hands-on experience.

In addition to Teen Get Out, BREC will also offer a Counselors in Training Program for Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, Conservation and BREC Art camps, as well as General Recreation camps for ages 4-5. The CIT program seeks to help teens become effective camp counselors, strong leaders and valuable job candidates.

This year, available for East Baton Rouge Parish residents only, BREC will provide limited scholarship assistance using a new sliding scale model based closely on the Federal Poverty Guidelines. This model allows up to a $75 reduction on all summer camp fees to qualifying households, excluding the Baton Rouge Zoo, Golf and Tennis. Scholarship applications are available at all summer camp locations. Households must complete BREC’s Scholarship Application in its entirety with the required documents for consideration. Scholarships are available on a first come, first serve basis until funds are no longer available. If you would like to donate funds to help send a kid to camp, please contact the BREC Foundation at 225-226-7381 or info@brecfoundation.org.

Beginning March 21 from 9 a.m.-noon, East Baton Rouge Parish residents can visit the site where they want to attend camp and register in person. All camp sites will be open for walk-in registrants until spaces are filled. Payment can be made using cash, check, money order or Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit/debit card. Deposits and financial assistance are available on-site. Registration for Camp Sunshine, for campers with mental and developmental disabilities, must be completed in person and accompanied by an assessment.

East Baton Rouge Parish residents can register at ALL locations through WebTrac, our online registration system at webtrac.brec.org. Patrons are able to register online from their computer, tablet or smartphone. They can register using a Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit/debit card at webtrac.brec.org. Full payment is required at time of registration, no deposits or financial assistance available online.

If you have never registered online, BREC recommends that parents or guardians make a login request on brec.org/webtrac at least two days prior to registration. The system will ask registrants to set up a household on Webtrac. This is an easy process and must be completed 48 hours before registration begins on March 21.

In order to complete successful online registration, parents or guardians who have registered online before should know their user ID and password ahead of time. If registrants cannot remember this information, they may use the “Having Trouble” link and click on “Forgot Password.” If registrants are not sure if they have an account, they can send an email to webtrac@brec.org and a BREC staff member will respond as soon as possible.

For more information or a complete list of all BREC summer camps, pick up a copy of the BREC Summer Playbook at any BREC facility or visit brec.org/summercamp.

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