BREC will open online summer camp registration at 9 a.m. on March 5 for East Baton Rouge Parish residents and March 15 for everyone else.
Parents or guardians can register in person at the school of their choice or online at webtrac.brec.org for all locations. All summer camp sessions can be booked online by residents of East Baton Rouge Parish with payment of 50% of the total session fee. Summer camp sales are due by April 29th. As of April 30, full payments for summer camp sessions are required at time of registration.
Online payments can be made with a Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit/debit card. To pay by check or cash, residents can visit the site where they wish to attend camp and register during regular facility hours beginning March 6.
BREC recommends that parents or guardians who have never registered online submit a connection request on Webtrac at least two days before registration. The system will ask registrants to create a family account. Parents or guardians who have already registered online should know their username and password in advance. If registrants are unsure if they have an account, they can email [email protected] and a BREC staff member will get back to you as soon as possible.
For a complete list of all BREC summer camps, visit brec.org/summercamp.
Summer camps will be held at various locations in the parish for children ages 4-5 and 6-12. These opportunities offer activities and field trips.
This year, more specialized interest camps are offered. Sports camp and tennis camp programs are available.
Other special interest summer camps include 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, the BREC Art Camp at Milton J. Womack Park and Zachary. Community Park, Outdoor Adventure Camp at Greenwood Community Park and BREC Nature Explorers Conservation Camp at Palomino Drive Park.
The BREC will offer Teen Get Out to 12-15 year olds. This camp will allow teens to explore new possibilities for hobbies and hobbies. Daily themed activities will include music, team building, cooking, health and wellness, fitness activities and career exploration with hands-on experience.
BREC will offer counselor training programs at the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, Nature Explorers Conservation Camp and BREC Art Camp.
Camp Sunshine is a summer camp designed for campers with intellectual and developmental disabilities. All BREC summer camps are inclusive, but Camp Sunshine is for campers who need a smaller group with staff trained in that expertise. Before registration closes, staff meet with each camper to determine if Camp Sunshine is the right opportunity to provide the most meaningful camp experience. Campers requiring increased assistance (toilet, food, or staff ratio greater than 1:5, due to challenging behaviors) may be required to have assistance provided by parents/guardians.
Camper evaluations are done for all campers who have a disability, regardless of camp desired. Trained BREC staff will assess the needs and ability level of each camper, in order to provide the most meaningful camp experience for each camper. Recreational assessments are conducted to determine the appropriate camp setting for each camper. To make an appointment for an evaluation, call (225) 272-9200 ext. 1561 or email Blaine Imhoff at [email protected] or Molly Orr at [email protected]
Residents of East Baton Rouge Parish can apply for scholarship opportunities online with payment of 50% of the total session fee. BREC will provide limited scholarship assistance using a sliding scale model based closely on the state’s 2021 poverty guidelines. This excludes camp sessions at the Baton Rouge Zoo, golf and tennis. Scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are no longer available.
Individuals or businesses can donate to help send a child to camp by contacting the BREC Foundation at (225) 226-7381 or [email protected]