When school is is in at Joe Farmer Recreation Center! Are you looking for a well-supervised and safe environment for your children when school is out? We offer a variety of fun-filled, interactive and educational camps. The days are busy with arts, crafts, exploring nature, field trips, sports, special events and more.

CAMP S.T.A.R. - Traditional Day Camp*

Thank you for choosing the City of Allen Parks and Recreation Department to be a part of your children’s summer activities. Our goal is to provide your child with exciting experiences through supervised and structured activities in a safe and welcoming environment.

Camp STAR  is designed for children ages 5-12 years. Children attending Camp STAR must have completed Kindergarten by the start of camp and may not have begun seventh grade by the end of camp. 

*In-person registration required.

Additional Camps 

  • Holiday Camps
  • Spring Break Camps
  • Sport Camps

Standards of Care

The Standards of Care are intended to be minimum standards by which the City of Allen Parks & Recreation Department will operate the City's Camp Programs. The following Standards of Care are required by the Texas Human Resources Code, Section 42.041 (b) (14), as approved by the Texas Legislature during the 74th legislative session.

An elementary-age (ages 5-13) recreation program operated by municipality provided the governing body of the municipality annually adopts standards of care by ordinance after a public hearing for such programs, that such standards are provided to the parents of each program participant, and that the ordinances shall include, at a minimum, staffing ratios, minimum staff qualifications, minimum facility, health and safety standards, and mechanisms for monitoring and enforcing the adopted local standards; and further provided that parents be informed that the program is not licensed by the state and the program may not be advertised as a child-care facility.

The basic childcare regulations are the minimum Standards of Care by which the City of Allen Parks and Recreation Department will operate Camp Programs. Standards of Care are adopted annually as an ordinance by the Allen City Council. The programs operated by the City are recreational in nature and are not child or day care programs. City is exempt from the requirements of the Texas Human Resources Code and is not licensed by the State to offer daycare programs. 

Check out the recreation guide for more information about camps.