Specialty Camps 

Burlington Recreation and Parks offers Specialty Camps throughout the summer months. Kids will experience a special taste of their favorite interest or hobby. Space is limited and a waiting list will follow if camp becomes full. Transportation will not be provided to or from BRPD Summer Day Camp locations.  

Register for Specialty Camp onlineOr register in person using the downloadable 2024 Camp Registration Form. Register at the Recreation & Parks Main Office located at 1333 Overbrook Rd.  The office is open Monday-Friday from 8 am-5 pm. 

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  1. Nature-Outdoors
  2. Sports
  3. Arts & Theater
  4. Teens
  5. Culinary

Paddle-Palooza Youth Kayak Clinic

Dates: June 14, June 28, OR July 19  (Choose only one date - all clinics are the same.)
Times: 8:00 -11:00 am
Ages: 11 - 15      Min: 4 • Max: 6  
Cost: TBA
Location: Guilford Mackintosh Park & Marina • 1345 NC 61 South, Whitsett, NC 27377

In this small-group, half-day clinic, learn all about kayaking! Clinic covers everything from water safety, fitting your PFD, parts of the kayak & paddle, how to properly get in and out of the boat, basic paddle strokes, and more. We'll save some time to paddle and explore the lake as well! Clinic includes on-land and on-water lessons. Campers should know how to swim and be prepared to be active throughout the clinic.

Information: Melissa Hoose at (336) 222-5030 • Register Online (closes the week prior at 5 pm) 

Nature Camp

Dates: July 29-August 2
Times: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Ages: 6-9 Min: 10 • Max: 12
Cost: TBA
Location: Lake Mackintosh Park & Marina – Clubhouse • 2704 Huffman Mill Road, Burlington, NC 27215

This camp will take an in-depth look at nature through hands-on activities and adventures. One day of camp (Wednesday or Thursday - based on weather) the drop-off/pick-up will be at Guilford Mackintosh Marina for a fun day hiking and exploring! Campers should be ready to spend the majority of camp being active and outside. 

Information: Melissa Hoose at (336) 222-5030 • Register Online

EcoExporer Camp

Dates: August 5-9
Times: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Ages:10-12     Min: 10 
• Max: 14
Cost: TBA
Location: Lake Mackintosh Park & Marina – Clubhouse • 2704 Huffman Mill Road, Burlington, NC 27215

EcoExplorers spend time in nature on exciting explorations, treasure hunts, and nature walks. Each day will be full of crafts, games, activities, discoveries, and outdoor fun that will spark curiosity and a love of nature. Campers should be ready to spend the majority of camp being active and outside. 

Information: Melissa Hoose at (336) 222-5030 • Register Online

Exploring Art through Nature

Dates: June 17-21
Times: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Ages: 9-12
Min:10 Max: 14
Price: TBD
Location: Lake Mackintosh Park & Marina – Clubhouse • 2704 Huffman Mill Road, Burlington, NC 27215

Details coming soon!

Fishing Camp

Dates: July 8th -12th
Times: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ages: 8 - 12          Min: 6 • Max: 15
Cost: $65
Location: Guilford Mackintosh Park & Marina • 1345 NC 61 South, Whitsett, NC 27377

This beginner camp will excite the fishing enthusiast. Learn the techniques such as bait and casting, the secrets of reeling in the big catch and safety and conservation. *Campers must bring their own fishing poles*   

Information: (336) 222-5134 • Register Online