Give Play Applications for 2018 Now Available

Applications for our Give Play program for 2018 summer camps and nature programs are now available.

Give Play is an initiative funded by the City of Oaks Foundation and supported by the City of Raleigh Parks Recreation and Cultural Resources Department. (More information is available on our “Programs” Page).

Children and teens ages 5-13 are invited to apply for financial aid to attend nature and outdoor themed summer camps at locations around the city, including Durant Nature Preserve, Method Road Community Center, Sgt. Courtney T Johnson Neighborhood Center, Green Road Community Center, Marsh Creek Park, Brentwood Park, Eastgate Park, Millbrook Exchange Community Center, Peach Road Park, Lake Lynn Community Center, and Glen Eden Neighborhood Park.

Campers who are awarded assistance will not be charged for camp, however, there is a $10 deposit required, which will be refunded upon completion of the camp week.


Applications can be submitted now through April 20th, 2018. Applications will be awarded based on financial need of applicant, availability of funds, and/or availability of spaces in eligible camps. 

     BY EMAIL: Completed applications can be emailed to

     BY DROP-OFF: Dropped off at one of the following Parks, Recreation and Cultural
          Resources  locations between 8:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.

          Frank Evans Building | 2401 Wade Ave | Raleigh, NC | 27607
          Attn: Give Play

          Raleigh Municipal Building - 6th Floor | 222 W. Hargett St | Raleigh, NC | 27601
          Attn: Give Play

     BY MAIL: Mailed to the address below.
           Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
           Financial Assistance Program - 6107
           PO Box 590
           Raleigh, NC 27602-0590





Our 2018 Give Play Program is made possible by the generous support of charitable foundations, local businesses and civic clubs, and private individuals across our community! Thank you for your contributions of financial support, donated merchandise or services, or time invested in our program!

Primary Program Sponsors 

  • Duke Energy Foundation

  • Crabtree Rotary Club


  • NCSU Athletics

  • The Red and White Shop

  • Boxcar Bar + Arcade

  • Trophy Tap and Table

  • St. Roch Fine Oysters + Bar

  • Slim's Downtown

  • Raleigh Little Theatre

  • Runologie

  • Lilly's Pizza

  • Larry's Coffee

  • Tic Toc Escapes

  • Oak City Cycling Project

  • Great Outdoor Provision Co.

  • Almost 100 individual donors and volunteers

For information about becoming a sponsor, please contact us at: