2023 Summer Programs

New this year, DPR program registration is ONLINE!  The new site will offer residents the ability to register at any time without the need to wait in long lines or take time out of work only to find out your preferred class is full or additional paperwork is required.  We are hopeful that this new online software will make registration easier and more convenient for all!!

Program forms and registration are located in left side margin

General Information / Policies

Program Policies

All programs are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, all are welcome. Payment is due in full at the time of registration. Please note that the playground centers fill to capacity quickly. Be sure to register early for multiple weeks. Dartmouth Recreation reserves the right to cancel any program that does not meet sufficient enrollment. No program confirmations are sent out. A participant is registered when payment and all required forms are received. We will only notify you if there are any problems. 

Late Pick-up

There will be a $20 charge for a 15-minute late pick-up, $30 for 30 minutes, $40 for 45 minutes, and $50 for an hour. After one hour child and family services will be called if there is no response from the parents or the emergency contacts. Continuous tardiness and or failure to pay the late fees will result in the child's non-refundable termination from the program.

Parent Packets

Parent packets must be printed then uploaded in order to register for any full day programs. Enclosed you will find several forms such as medical, discipline and parental policies.  Packets can be found in the left margin.  In addition, a physical exam form from your child's pediatrician is required; dated within one year of the program start (for full-day programs only). Your child will not be be considered registered until both the parent packet and physical are uploaded! 

Payment / Refunds

Payment is due in full at the time of registration.  Credit card fees from software company will apply.  No refunds will be given unless the program is canceled.

Videotaping & Photography

At times media outlets such as the local newspaper or DCTV may want to photograph or video the kids at play to go along with a story or informational video or we may want pictures to display in the Parks and Recreation Office or on our website. If you do not wish your child to be photographed or videotaped, please put this request in writing and send it to the Parks and Recreation office.


All Dartmouth Recreation Instructors undergo a CORI background check by the State Criminal History Systems Board and are CPR certified.

Age Requirements

Age requirements must be followed in order to maintain the state requirements of one instructor per ten students ages 7+ and one per five students age 6 for playground center.


If you have any questions or are interested in teaching a class please call the Parks and Recreation Office at 508-910-1812.