The City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department provides scholarships for youth ages 5* through 12 to participate in nine weeks of summer camp at one of our Recreation Center Summer Camp Programs. Families awarded a scholarship are responsible for paying $10 per week, per child, to participate in the camp. We believe children should be given the opportunity to explore, interact, and learn while having fun. (*Participant must be 5 as of 9/1/23)
Who is eligible for financial assistance?
Residents of the City of Dallas may apply for financial assistance. Approval of the application is made on an individual basis. Individuals who receive any type of government assistance are automatically eligible for a scholarship.
What type of information is required for the application?
•Complete an online scholarship application. (Found HERE!)
•Provide proof of Dallas residency (copy of water, utility, or mortgage statement).
Is there a maximum scholarship amount that can be given?
The financial award from the Dallas Park and Recreation Department will be up to 9 weeks of summer camp for no more than 4 children per family. Families will pay $10 per week per child if awarded a scholarship. Scholarships are non-transferable and may only be used for designated recipient. Cash refunds or account credits will not be issued.
How do I apply for assistance?
To apply, fill out the "Scholarship Application" and submit online. Supporting documentation will need to be uploaded and submitted along with the electronic application. Assistance is available at any City of Dallas Recreation Center.
Applications can also be mailed to:
Dallas Park and Recreation Department Attn: Camp Scholarships 8007 E. Northwest Hwy Dallas, TX 75238
Mailed applications must be postmarked by February 23, 2024.
Applications will be accepted from February1st through February 23rd. Recipients will be notified no later than March 31st. Once notified, recipients will have one week to accept the scholarship and register for summer camp.
Once approved, how do I register for class?
If approval is granted, the Recreation Center Staff will contact you to complete your registration. Registration is not complete until confirmation has been received from Recreation Center Staff.