For over 40 years, BREC has provided summer camp fun for the children of East Baton Rouge Parish. Parents recognize BREC's quality activities in our diverse camp structures.
Children experience games, field trips, sports, build friendships and have fun during the summer months. From recreation and theatre to animals and science, there is a camp for children of all ages and interests!
Click here for a downloadable copy of BREC's 2013 Summer Guide.
East Baton Rouge Parish residents: Sat., April 13 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Out-of-parish residents: Tues., April 23 from 3 p.m. to close of facility
All camp sites will be open for walk-in registrants. Visit the site where you want to attend camp and register in person.
Summer Camp Dates and Time
June 3-July 26: eight, one-week sessions
Regular hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Extended hours: 7-8 a.m. and 5-6 p.m. (additional fee of $12 per week)
Click on the following links for Camp-Specific information:
Baton Rouge Gallery Aspiring Artists Camp
Baton Rouge Zoo Camp
Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Camp
Extreme Sports BMX and Skate Camp
Farr Park Horse Lover's Camp
general Recreation Camps
Greenwood Community park Camps
Highland Road Park Observatory Stargazers Camp
Independence park theatre performace camp
magnolia mound plantation history camp
How to Register:
BREC offers camp registration at select locations through Webtrac, our online registration system. Patrons are able to register online from their home or office. Beginning April 13, East Baton Rouge Parish residents can visit the website and register their children for select locations using Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit/debit card.
Steps for a Successful Online Registration
Know your user ID and password ahead of time. If you cannot remember it, then use the "Having Trouble" link and click on "Forgot Password."
Not sure if you have an account?
Click the "Contact our Office" link and send BREC a message with your name and address. BREC staff will get back to you as soon as possible. You can also email at email@example.com.
Never registered online before?
Use the "Having Trouble" link and click "Need an Account."
To make sure you get the information, you must make your login request no later than April 10. BREC cannot guarantee that staff will answer questions asked after this date by April 13 at 9 a.m. Please be prepared.
Login to the website before April 13 to make sure you are familiar with the layout and navigation. Also, look at BREC's help file for tips and answers to most questions. After you login, go to the More Info/Help document (PDF). You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open this file.
To assist in registration, BREC provides the six-digit activity numbers for all day camp locations. After login, the site displays the entire activity directory. At the top of this page is a search box. Enter the appropriate six-digit code into this box to display all sections for that activity. For example, if you want to see Plank Road sessions, use the chart below and enter Plank Road's number in the search box, then the list displays only the eight sessions at Plank Road.
The following locations have online registration.
Here are the six-digit online registration codes (with the center abbreviations listed):
Baton Rouge Art Gallery (BRGAL) - 218180
Baton Rouge Zoo (BRZOO) - 299180
Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center (BSNC) - 213180
Church Street Park (CH) - 221180
Zachary 4-5 year olds (CH) - 279180
Forest Community Park (FP) - 230180
Farr Park Equestrian Center (HAC) - 235180*
Greenwood Community Park- 232180
Highland Road Community Park Recreation (HR) - 238180
Highland Road Observatory (HRPO) - 241180
Independence Community Park (IP) - 242180
Independence Park Theatre (IPTH) - 243180
Jefferson Hwy. Community Park (JHWY) - 247180
Lovett Road Community Park (LOVETT) - 254180
Magnolia Mound Plantation (MMP) - 259180
North Sherwood Forest Community Park (NSFC) - 266180
Plank Road Park (PLANK) - 270180
Perkins Road Community Park Recreation Center (PRK) - 269180
Perkins Road Community Park Recreation Center 4-5 year olds (PRK)- 269180
Perkins Road Extreme Park (EXTR) - 217180
Milton J. Womack Park 4-5 year olds - (WOM) 289180
*NOTE: Farr Park Equestrian Center divides every weekly session of the Horse Lover's Camp into three different groups: (P) = Pony Camp, ages 6-8; (W) = Western-style riding, ages 9-12; and (E) = English-style riding, ages 9-12. When registering, make sure to enroll in the proper age group and style of riding.
BREC allows a registration deposit equal to half of the session(s) fee from April 13-23. Anyone who wishes to hold a spot in any session can do so by paying half of the total fee. Registrants must pay the remaining balances of the registration fees no later than April 23. Anyone who does not pay their balance by this time will forfeit their original deposit and their spot in camp. The original deposit is non-refundable, but is transferable. Deposits are not available for online registration.
Registrants must request all refunds on a Day Camp/Extended Care Refund form by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax: 225-273-6407. If a registrant makes a refund request more than 10 business days prior to the start of the session, BREC issues the full session fee minus a $10 transaction fee. If a registrant makes a refund request 10 business days or less from the start of the session, BREC will not issue a refund.
BREC does not issue a refund for any session already in progress. BREC assesses a $2 transaction fee for all refund requests for extended care only. BREC bases all refund fees on each transaction. The date printed on the refund request (email or faxed) determines if a refund is granted.
All checks must clear before BREC processes any refunds. Please allow 3-4 weeks for BREC to issue a refund. If you do not have computer access, go to the day camp site and request a Day Camp/Extended Care Refund form or you may submit in writing by email or fax with the following information: parent's name, child's name, phone number where you may be reached, camp site, session date(s), form of payment and specify whether you made payment in person or on-line.
Click here for a Summer Camp Refund Form.
BREC provides limited financial assistance. BREC requires all applicants to pay at least half of the registration fee for every session they plan to attend at the time of requesting a financial assistance form. All recreation centers provide financial assistance forms that include directions for completing the financial assistance process. Registrants must complete BREC's Financial Assistance Form in its entirety with the required documents attached for financial assistance in order for BREC to consider the application. BREC does not make exceptions. BREC does not offer financial assistance for out-of-parish residents.
Applications for Financial Assistance are no longer being accepted.
Inclusive Summer Day Camps
Every child with a disability must have an assessment performed. BREC staff members screen each child's ability and needs in order for him/her to function to their fullest ability at camp. BREC requires children who require any of the following: bathroom assistance, feeding assistance, dressing assistance and aggressive or destructive behaviors to have an aide provided by the parents/guardians.
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Click here to view Summer Camp Guidelines.
Click here to view a list of Frequently Asked Questions.