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Summer Camp – 2017

Summer Camp – 2017

The City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department provides scholarships for youth ages 5 through 12 to participate in eight weeks of summer camp at one of the Recreation Center Summer Camp Program locations.  We believe children should be given the opportunity to explore, interact and learn while having fun.

The period for accepting scholarship applications is now CLOSED.


2017 Scholarship Application

2017 Solicitud de Beca Campamento de Verano


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.  Those that do not receive any type of assistance will be qualified if they fall below the HUD income limits of “Very Low” using proof of income (check stub or previous year’s tax return).

What type of information is required for the application?

  • Complete a scholarship application
  • Provide proof of Dallas residency (copy of water, utility, or mortgage statement)
  • Proof of household income (a recent pay stub from your employer or a copy of the FIRST PAGE of last year’s tax return)
  • Proof of participation in another qualified financial assistance program (if applicable)

What if I receive financial assistance from another agency?

Proof of current participation is one or more of the following programs: WIC, CHIP, TANF, SNAP or Medicaid confirms eligibility but does not guarantee a scholarship.

Is there a maximum scholarship amount that can be given?

The financial award from the Dallas Park and Recreation Department will be up to 8 weeks of summer camp for up to eight children in a family. Scholarships are nontransferable and may only be used for designated recipient.  Cash refunds or account credits will not be given.

How do I apply for assistance?

To apply, click on the application link above.  Print and fill out the form.  Forms and supporting documents can be submitted by scanning and emailing to or mailed to:

Dallas Parks Foundation
Attn: Summer Camp Scholarships
9540 Garland Road, Suite 381-117
Dallas, TX 75218

Applications will be accepted from February 1, 2017 through February 28, 2017 (midnight).  Mailed applications must be post marked no later than February 28, 2017. Recipients will be notified no later than March 31, 2017.

Who will be reviewing my application?

Documentation will be collected and reviewed by the Dallas Parks Foundation, an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Eligibility will be determined based on HUD income limits.

Once approved, how do I register for class?

If approval is granted, the Scholarship Coordinator will contact you to complete your registration.  Registration is not completed until confirmation has been received from the Scholarship Coordinator.

Recreation Center Location Link

For more information, please contact:

Dallas Park & Recreation Department
Recreation Services Division
8007 E. NW Highway
Dallas, TX 75238

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