BREC's 2021 Summer Camps
For decades, BREC’s Summer Camps have been an inclusive, family tradition in East Baton Rouge Parish! Parents recognize the quality of BREC’s summer program which is loaded with a diverse curriculum of fun, memory-making activities that are second to none. Campers experience recreational games, community field trips, recreational sports, cultural arts, develop new friendships and more. From recreation and theatre to animals and science, there is a camp for children of all abilities, ages and interests! BREC offers inclusive opportunities to all patrons. If your child has additional needs or behaviors that our staff should know about, we recommend a recreational assessment. Please see Camper Assessments below.
BREC is committed to the health and safety of all campers. All 2021 BREC Summer Camps will observe Covid-19 measures in accordance with the current phase as declared by the governor and will follow federal, state, and local guidelines. At this time, safety measures will include the wearing of masks when appropriate, small groups with limited interaction and increased sanitation in the facilities.
COVID 19 Guidelines in place:
- Engaging in outdoor activities whenever possible
- Staff that are not vaccinated are asked to wear masks when indoors or in situations where we are not able to maintain a three foot social distance
- We break into smaller groups that remain the same throughout the day when we are able
- We encourage three foot social distancing when we are not actively playing such as during crafts time
- We support anyone wearing a mask that wants to and we do have disposable masks available
- We have increased sanitation of the facilities - wiping down surfaces, fountains and doorhandles/knobs, and any items that were used before the next group uses them
- We sanitize or wash hands anytime we change activities
- We have assigned seating and spread out for the day on the bus when we attend field trip
Registration for East Baton Rouge Parish residents will open on March 20.
Registration for any out of parish campers will open March 30
Follow the links below to learn more about our upcoming summer camps!
- Baton Rouge Zoo
- Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Ctr
- BREC Art
- Camp Sunshine
- Community Recreation
- Extreme Sports
- Farr Park
- Highland Road Park Observatory
- Independence Park Theatre
- Magnolia Mound
- Outdoor Adventure
- Teen Get Out
Summer camp registration begins online Saturday, March 20 at 9 a.m. for all East Baton Rouge Parish residents. You are able to register for all locations through WebTrac, BREC’s online registration system, from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Payments online can be made using a Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit/debit card at webtrac.brec.org. To pay by check or cash, residents can visit the site where they want to attend camp and register during regular facility hours of operation starting Monday, March 22. Out-of-parish residents may begin registering online or during regular facility hours of operation starting Tuesday, March 30.
NEW! PARTIAL PAY AVAILABLE
All summer camp sessions can be reserved ONLINE by East Baton Rouge Parish residents with a 50% payment of total session fees. Summer camp balances are due by Friday, April 30. Beginning Saturday, May 1, full payments of summer camp sessions are required at the time of registration.
Steps for a Successful Online Registration
Know your user ID and password ahead of time. If you cannot remember it, use the “Forgot Password?” at the top of the screen. Not sure if you have an account? Click “Contact Us” at the top of the screen to send a message with your name, address, email address and phone number. BREC staff will get back to you as soon as possible. You can also email us directly at info@register. brec.org.
Never registered online before?
Click on the Create an Account link at the top of the screen. Be Prepared. Be sure to login to the website before March 20 to make sure your information is up to date and that you are familiar with the layout and navigation. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open these files. If you still have problems, please email email@example.com or call 225-272-9200, EXT 1580. Camp sections are listed by location. Simply log into register.brec.org and select your location to view available sections.
East Baton Rouge Parish residents can apply for scholarship opportunities ONLINE with a 50% payment of total session fees. BREC will provide limited scholarship assistance using a sliding scale model based closely on the 2020 State of Louisiana Poverty Guidelines. This excludes camp sessions at the Baton Rouge Zoo, Golf and Tennis. BREC requires all households to pay at least 50% of their summer camp fee session if they plan to attend at the time of requesting a scholarship application. Scholarships are available on a first come, first serve basis until funds are no longer available.
The deadline for partial payments including deposits and applying for a scholarship is Friday, April 30.
Do you want to help “Send a Kid to Camp?”
If you or a business you know would like to donate funds to help send a kid to camp, please contact the BREC Foundation at 225-226-7381 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Camp Refunds
Registrants must request all refunds on a 2021 Summer
Camp Refund form. You can download this form (coming soon) or pick one up at your summer camp
location. If a registrant requests a refund more than 10
business days prior to the start of the session, BREC will
issue the full session fee minus a $15 transaction fee. If a
registrant requests a refund 10 business days or less from
the start of the session, BREC will not issue a refund. All
checks must clear before BREC processes any refunds.
BREC does not issue a refund for any session already in
progress. Please, make sure your address is legible and up
to date to avoid any delay with the refund process.
Please allow 3-4 weeks for BREC to issue a refund after the refund form has been submitted. **Refunds will be distributed to the payee named on the BREC summer camp payment receipt.
Any additional needs or behaviors that our staff should
Camper Assessments are made of all campers that have a disability regardless of the camp desired. Trained BREC staff will assess each camper’s needs and ability level, in order to provide the most meaningful camp experience for each camper. Campers needing increased assistance (toileting, feeding, or more than a 1:5 staff ratio, due to challenging behaviors) may be required to have an aide provided by the parents/guardians. Recreation assessments are performed in order to determine the appropriate camp setting for each camper.
To schedule an appointment for an assessment call 225-272-9200 ext 1561 or email Blaine Imhoff at email@example.com March 1.