A spark in the heart of our city!
For over 60 years, Camp DaKaNi has served Oklahoma City as the only full-service youth camp in the heart of our metro. Translated to "a day in the out-of-doors," Camp DaKaNi invites kids of all ages to unplug, unwind, and make friends during an exciting week of outdoor activities like the rock wall, zip line, archery, and Gaga Ball.
Camp DaKaNi allows kids to experience the wonder, challenges, and self-discovery that can only be found outdoors! Each camper will be challenged in new ways in a nurturing, encouraging environment to build self-worth, confidence, and communication skills within their own peer group, or "Home in the Woods."
Registration opens January 15 and slots will be granted on a first-come-first-served basis. There will be eight consecutive weekly sessions through the summer, beginning June 7. Due to the implementation of several COVID-19 safety measures, weekly capacities will be reduced this summer. We expect sessions to fill fast, so reserve your spot today!
SCHEDULE & pRICING
All Camp DaKaNi programs will be 5-day sessions this summer; no resident camps will be offered due to COVID restrictions.
Camp begins at 9am each morning and campers are released at 3:30pm. Extended care registrations are available, on a limited basis, from 7am to 6pm.
WEEK 1: June 7 - June 11
WEEK 2: June 14 - June 18
WEEK 3: June 21 - June 25
WEEK 4: June 28 - July 2
WEEK 5: July 5 - July 9
WEEK 6: July 12 - July 16
WEEK 7: July 19 - July 23
WEEK 8: July 26 - July 30
Each session of Camp DaKaNi is $250, due by May 1, plus a non-refundable deposit of $25 at the time of registration to reserve your child's spot. Discounts will apply when enrolling siblings and/or multiple 2021 sessions for the same child.
Financial aid is available - please contact us for more information.
light the fire within
It's a snap! Just click the "Register Now" button on this page to begin the application for your child. If you've never registered with Camp Fire before, you'll need to create a new login. Or, login to populate historical data.
When registering, you will be asked to complete the following forms, which are due one week before the start of your camper’s session. These forms must be uploaded to our CampMinder system before your child can attend camp:
Current Shot Records
Current photos (optional, but this helps our staff easily identify campers and authorized adults)
Once you've enrolled in camp, the Parent Handbook has all the information you need, such as what to bring, what to wear, and what to expect. Some information, such as drop-off and pick-up information, varies between programs, so be sure to review the handbook carefully for the program in which your camper is enrolled.
During camp, each group will have the opportunity to visit our Camp Store to look for the perfect vintage Camp DaKaNi t-shirts or cool branded items, like bracelets, water bottles, mugs, bandanas, and hats!
Items range in price from $1-15 and to avoid exchanging money at camp, campers can access their funds online. Parents/guardians can add funds at any time, but most find it easier to do this at the time of registration. To add money to your child's account after registration, simply log in to CampMinder and follow the prompts!
Camp DaKaNi is located at 3309 East Hefner Road in Oklahoma City. Cars will enter through Gate #1 (black gate with a white sign.) For more information specific to your camper's session, please review the Parent Handbook.
Full satisfactory background checks are required of all Camp Fire staff and volunteers. Campers will be in the presence of more than one person at all times and will never be left alone or be alone with one adult.
All camp gates will be closed and locked outside of the morning and afternoon car line, wherein only the entrance and exit gate will be open.
Only Gate 1 will remain open during camp hours for staff and visitor use. All visitors must enter the main camp office and will be accompanied by a Camp Fire staff member if entering or touring camp.
Extended Safety Precautions
The health of our campers, counselors, staff members, and families is our highest priority while planning our upcoming in-person events. Please see the safety precautions we are currently planning to implement on our new COVID-19 Info Page. We will continue to monitor state and local authorities’ guidelines for mitigation levels in our area to adjust these precautions as recommended.
To prevent loss or damage, campers are not allowed to have cell phones at camp. If there is an urgent issue where you need to speak with your child while camp is in session, please call (405) 478-5646 and a staff member can page your camper’s group counselor directly and immediately.
If there is a nonurgent change of plans (pickup person, etc.) of which you need to make Camp Fire and/or your child aware, please call (405) 478-5646 and a staff member would be happy to relay the message to your camper’s group counselor.
Changing sessions is acceptable if the desired session is available and the request is made two weeks prior to the currently enrolled session. Due to the fact that we finalize our session grouping and notify waitlisted families prior to each session, no changes can be made less than two weeks prior to the sessions the camper is enrolled. We do not transfer enrollments to future years or other programs throughout the year.
If canceled two weeks prior to the sessions the camper is enrolled, we only charge a $25 cancellation fee per camper session, and all other funds are refunded to the original payment method. Due to the popularity of our camp and the challenge of filling spaces, no refunds will be issued less than two weeks prior to the sessions the camper is enrolled. In cases of homesickness, illness, dismissal, or voluntary withdrawal, no refunds will be issued.
Questions & Concerns
All general inquiries, concerns, and COVID-19 notifications can be emailed to email@example.com, or feel free to call the office during regular business hours at (405) 478-5646.