Youth Camps

Camp ChoctawCamp Choctaw

Come and explore a happy and healthy summer of fun for boys and girls ages 6 to 12 years old. Camp Choctaw will be held at Westgate Park. The registration fee of $100, per 2-week session or $50 per 2-week session with free/reduced lunch waiver. Free breakfast, lunch and snacks are included in the registration fee. We will offer a mixture of sports, games, field trips, arts & crafts, special events, theme days, camp contests, free two-week swimming lessons, and more. All campers will enjoy customized schedules that are both age and gender specific. A wide variety of activities keeps every day fresh and exciting; each week will feature a unique set of events, adventures, and contest. Put it all together and get a camp experience that is loaded with friendship, fun, and lasting memories! Volunteer opportunities are available for junior counselors ages 13 - 15. Camp will conform to the CDC and State safety guidelines. 

Camp Choctaw is held during the summer from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday on the following dates: Session 1: June 14 - June 25; Session 2: June 28 - July 9; Session 3: July 12 - July 23; Session 4: July 26 - August 6. Registration will be on May 1st at Westgate Recreation Center.

All new participants must provide a birth certificate at the time of registration. 

Please call (334) 615-3760 for more information.

Playground ProgramSummer Camps

Come over and play with a happy and healthy summer of fun for boys and girls at Camp Champion and Camp Olympia our two newest camps. Camp Champion will be held at Walton Park for ages 6 to 9 years old and Camp Olympia will be held at Wiregrass Park for ages 10 - 12 years old. Both camps will offer a mixture of sports, games, field trips, arts & crafts, special events, theme days, camp contests, free two-week swimming lessons, and more. All campers will enjoy customized schedules that are both age and gender specific. A wide variety of activities keeps every day fresh and exciting; each week will feature a unique set of events, adventures, and contest. Put it all together and get a camp experience that is loaded with friendship, fun, and lasting memories! Volunteer opportunities are available for junior counselors ages 13 - 15. Camp will conform to the CDC and State safety guidelines. 

The registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, with a fee of $60 per child for 8 weeks or $30 per child with free/reduced lunch waiver. The summer camp hours are from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday during the summer with dates as follows: June 14 - August 6. Registration will be on May 1st at Walton Park (6 to 9 years old) and Wiregrass Park (10 to 12 years old). 

All participants must provide a birth certificate at the time of registration.

For more information, please contact Dothan Leisure Services 334-615-3700

Junior Camp Counselors Wanted!

Volunteer opportunities are available for junior camp counselors ages 13 to 15 years. This is NOT a paid position; however, participants will learn valuable skills such as leadership and teamwork that can be important on a resume.

The cost is FREE, but spots are limited. Junior counselors will be located at Camp Champion (Walton Park), Camp Choctaw (Westgate Park), and Camp Olympia (Wiregrass Park).

For more information, please contact Dothan Leisure Services 334-615-3700

Specialty Camps & Classes

Youth Adventure Camp

Youth ages 8 through 14 (boys and girls) will enjoy archery, geocaching, pickleball, disc golf, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and lots of outdoor fun and fitness. This camp is held at Eastgate Park. 

The fee is $75 (includes T-shirt). The hours are from 9 am to 4 pm from June 14 - June 18 and July 19 - July 23. Registration opens May 1st at any recreation center.

Please call (334) 615-3730 for more information

Summer Archery Classes

Dothan Leisure Services is offering an Olympic-style archery skills class which will be taught at the Eastgate Archery Range. Class content will cover archery history, safety, technique, equipment, mental concentration, and self-improvement. The remainder of the class will be spent putting these concepts into practice. All archery equipment will be provided. 

The fee is $35 per person for ages 8 - Adult. We will have two sessions for the class listed as follows: Session 1: June 28 - July 2, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm and Session II: July 26 - July 30, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. Registration opens May 1st at any recreation center.

Please call (334) 615-3730 for more information.

STEM Camp

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. (STEAM is the addition of Arts.) STEM education in the U.S. is increasing in popularity and more schools are implementing STEM learning into their curriculum, making it an integral part of what they teach. Objectives for the camp include encouraging experimentation, encouraging teamwork, encouraging knowledge application, encouraging tech. use, encouraging adaption, and teaching problem solving.

STEM camp will be held at Andrew Belle Community Center from June 14 thru June 25 for ages 6 to 9 years old from 8 am - 12 pm and for ages 10 to 14 years old from 1 pm - 4 pm for boys and girls. The cost is $45 (lunch included). Registration will be on May 1st at Andrew Belle Community Center.

For more information, please call (334) 615-4720

ART Camp

Art stimulates young kids' imaginations. Whether it is music, drama, dance or painting, summer arts camp activities can stimulate young minds with new concepts and skills, as well as lessons about art and art history. Participants in the art camp will work collaboratively to create projects, which teaches negotiation skills. By encouraging communication with new friends and expression of emotions through art creation, participants in art camp can gain a big boost, which can in turn be beneficial in how they communicate at home, school and with other adults.

ART camp will be held at Andrew Belle Community Center from June 28 thru July 9 for ages 6 to 9 years old from 8 am to 12 pm and for ages 10 to 14 years old from 1 pm to 4 pm for boys and girls. The cost is $45 (includes lunch). Registration will be on May 1st at Andrew Belle Community Center. 

For more information, please call (334) 615-4720.

CODING Camp

To compete in the current global economy, students need to have a comprehensive skill set that includes technology. In the recent past, coding has increasingly become one of the biggest trends to hit the education sector. Nowadays kids are growing up in a totally different world. Computers, cell phones, Netflix and Facebook are all embedded in their lives. In fact, even toys are currently digital and many of them have programs. Students of today must, therefore, consume technology and understand what controls it. When participants learn how to write codes, they not only develop cognitive skills but also learn the problem-solving process that is like a computer. This process involves using pattern recognition to present problems in different ways while logically breaking them down into parts and creating steps needed to solve them. Coding teaches the participant to break down hard problems into different parts. It is one thing to know how to use technology, however, understanding the science behind the technology offers control.

CODING camp will be held at Andrew Belle Community Center from July 12 thru July 23 for ages 6 to 9 years old from 9 am to 12 pm and for ages 10 to 14 years old from 1 pm to 4 pm for boys and girls. The cost is $45 (includes lunch). Registration will be on May 1st at Andrew Belle Community Center. 

For more information, please call (334) 615-4720.

CARDIO Boot Camp

Cardio Boot Camp exercise sessions meet for 60 minutes. It combines cardio and strength training in one session. Participants are lead through a variety of circuity style exercises. Activities include strength and flexibility stations using their own body weight, and obstacle course, jump ropes, agility ladders, shuffle steps, sprints, interval training through crunches and shuttle runs. A great way to burn fat, calories, stay fit and make new friends.

Cardio Boot camp will be held at Andrew Belle Community Center from July 26 thru July 30 for ages 6 to 12 years old from 4 pm to 5 pm and for ages 13 to 18 years old from 5 pm to 6 pm for boys and girls. The cost is $25. Registration will be on May 1st at Andrew Belle Community Center. 

For more information, please call (334) 615-4720.

Dress for Success

Dress for Success educates and trains participants on the importance of professional and social etiquette and how it plays a role in their success. The participants become more confident and encouraged by learning about various topics from "making a great first impression" to resolving conflict. Each topic is accompanied by hands on instruction, role plays, group discussions, assignments, and activities such as how to answer the phone properly, creating a time management plan, how to create a budget, planning and setting goals, and determining a suitable career. Participants will learn that knowing the proper behaviors in all social settings will help them become productive citizens in their communities.

Dress for Success will be located at Andrew Belle Community Center from July 26 thru August 6. The cost is $40 for ages 15 to 19 years (boys and girls) from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Registration will be on May 1st at Andrew Belle Community Center. 

For more information, please call (334) 615-4720.

Adult Education Class

Adult education encompasses everything from basic literacy to personal fulfillment as a lifelong learner and the attainment of an advanced degree. This program will focus on addressing basic skills such as reading, writing, math, English language competency, and problem solving. The goal is for each participant (male and female) to get the basic skills they need to be productive workers, family members, and citizens.

Adult Education Class will be held at Andrew Belle Community Center from June 14 thru June 25. This is a FREE class for ages 19 and Older from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm. Registration will be on May 1st at Andrew Belle Community Center.   

For more information, please call (334) 615-4720.