Summer Camps Cancelled for 2020

To the Decatur Community:

It is with a heavy heart that we share that the City of Decatur has decided to cancel all planned summer camps for this summer.  This includes Legacy Park Day Camp, all E Camps, sports camps, tennis, and swim camps offered by the City of Decatur’s Children and Youth Services and Active Living divisions.

We will be processing refunds for all enrolled campers in the coming weeks (this is a laborious process so please be patient with us as we work through all our camp registrations).

This decision was made primarily due to the current public health environment in our state and in DeKalb County.  We reviewed guidance for child care programs, schools and camps from the CDC regarding safe conditions for programs to operate.  The most important factor is that our community needs to be in Phase 2 of the COVID-19 pandemic wherein we are seeing a reduction in cases over the previous 14 days, availability of testing is widespread, contact tracing is robust and accessible in the area.

Our first priority is the health and safety of our children, families and employees.  With that in mind we will not operate programs until we see evidence that our community has solidly entered Phase 2 and we are equipped to be able to mitigate the risks of spreading COVID-19 within our programs (temperature checks, personal protective equipment for all employees, etc).

If conditions improve and the Phase 2 status is achieved in our area, we may offer some daily All Day Camps in July.  In the event we are able to offer those programs, we will send you an email notification so you can enroll on a per-day as-needed basis.

We plan to be back in Summer 2021 with exciting camp offerings – mark your calendar for registration the first Saturday in January 2021.

Decatur Children and Youth Services and Decatur Active Living

Summer Sports Camps, Register Now!

Decatur Sports Camps 2020

Summer Camp Preview is January 26 at Decatur Recreation Center



January 26 Summer Camp Preview 6:30-7:30 pm at Decatur Recreation Center

February 12 Summer Camp Edition of the Playbook is released online and in print at Decatur Recreation Center (look for a link to that document via email on Feb. 12th) Full descriptions, dates, instructor information, field trip plans, locations etc will be in the Summer Camp Edition of the Playbook

March 5 Summer Camp Registration Opens at 9:00 am online via WebTrac and at Decatur Recreation Center.

We would like to invite you to join us for a special Summer Camp Sneak Preview on Tuesday, January 26 from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm at Decatur Recreation Center.  Children and Youth Services and Active Living have some fabulous camps planned for Summer 2016 and we’d like to invite you to come out for a “sneak preview” before the full details are released on February 12.

The event will be child-friendly* and will include various hands-on activities so that you can get a taste of what’s to come this summer.  You will also have a chance to meet our Camp Directors for iDiscover Camp (Rashad Crowell, Ashton Hudson, Kiara Smith and Rebecca Aulph), Camp Sycamore (Lartesha Chaney and Danielle Perry), as well as our Special Interest Camp Coordinators (Renae Madison and Caudieu Cook with Enrichment Camps and Portia Langley with Sports Camps). * All children must be accompanied by a parent.


  • All campers must be 5 years of age by the first day of camp to attend any camp listed for rising Kindergarteners
  • CYS will offer camps seven weeks from June 6-July 22 this summer (iDiscover, Camp Sycamore, and Special Interest Enrichment Camps) and Active Living will offer Tennis, Aquatics and Sports Special Interest Camps May 31-July 29 (nine weeks)
  • All grade levels for camp registration are RISING grade levels or FALL 2016 grade levels. Example: This means that a current second grader may attend camps listed for 3rd graders but may not attend camps listed for K-2nd
  • The forms completion process for camp will be electronic using an online forms platform that allows for electronic signatures.  Links to forms will be available the week of March 1.


We look forward to seeing you at Decatur Recreation Center on  January 26 at our Camp Sneak Preview!

PushPush Theater Offers Summer Camps

PushPush Theater, located in East Decatur Station, is currently accepting enrollment for their June and July summer theater camps.  The camps will focus on a classic text and will use theater, film and improv to enhance participants’ imagination, communication, confidence and collaboration skills.  To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Tennessee Williams, this year’s program will include an adaptation of one of his classic works.  Each camp will culminate in a lively public performance.

Camps will be held June 13 – July 1, and again  July 11 – July 29.
Ages:  8 – 12 and Teens 13+ (participating separately)

Visit or email for more information and to register.