.

City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation Summer Day Camps

The City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation Department strives to provide safe, fun and affordable camp programs for your children! Questions? Contact us 703-385-7858 or email parksrec@fairfaxva.gov.

City of Fairfax

2013 Summer Camp Programs

General Info

The City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation Department strives
to provide safe, fun and affordable camp programs for your children!  This year, camp will run for seven weeks from
June 24th through August 9th

Our camps offer your children the opportunity of a lifetime
to engage in safe and enjoyable activities, while forming positive
relationships with other campers and staff. 
We strive to provide programs that will allow children to grow and
develop intellectually, physically, culturally and socially.  Campers will have the benefit of learning
from role models while spending quality time with their friends in a great
environment. 

Your family will have the option to enjoy the entire seven weeks
of camp or to attend any of our two-week sessions (see below for specific
dates). This two-week session option allows more flexibility for families who
are not able to attend camp the entire seven weeks but still would like to have
their children enjoy a great camp experience this summer. 

As always, the City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation
Department strives to provide a safe, high quality and affordable camp
experience for your family.   If you have
any questions, please contact us at 703-385-7858 or email parksrec@fairfaxva.gov.

Payment Plan

At the time of registration, you
may choose to pay for the entire summer in entirety or go on payment plan.  A deposit of 20% will be due at the time of
registration and two additional payments (your balance split into two equal
payments). Total payment is due prior to summer camp start. A staff member will
be available to assist you with your deposit due at the time of registration as
well as the amount of your following payments.

You will also have the option to
use our Automatic Payment Plan. No more worrying about when to make your
payments! If you choose this option, just complete the Automatic Payment Plan
for at registration and the City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation Department
will charge your credit card for the amount due according to your family’s
payment plan.

Sibling Discount

A sibling discount will be given
for families registering for camp with two or more children in the same
household.  A 10% discount is given for
the second child.  A 20% discount will be
given for all additional child(ren) in the household.

 Refunds
& Transfers

Refunds will be processed minus a
20% deposit for each withdrawn session.  No refunds will be given after June 24th.   Space
permitting, transfers into different sessions will be allowed.

Staff

The City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation Department take tremendous
pride in our amazing camp staff.   Many of our camp employees have worked in our
camp program for several years.  Each
site has a Site Leader who manages the camp. 
Additional leaders are hired based on a one staff to 10 children
ratio.  Specialists in areas such as art
and sports will visit each site every week to teach different activities with
the children. Each camp site has certified personnel that are certified in
Standard First Aid, CPR and AED.  In
order to provide the best care for your child, all staff is required to attend
trainings on subjects such as child development, child abuse recognition and
reporting, diversity, blood born pathogens, positive disciplining, games and
leadership. 

Field Trips

The costs of the field trips are incorporated into the price
of the camp!  This will allow for all
children to be able to participate in all field trips. Local field trips
examples may include water parks, ice-skating or trips to local parks. Each
trip will be determined by what is most age appropriate for the campers and the
number of participants in that specific camp.  
Sunshine Kidz will attend one local field trip each week.  The camps at Daniels Run, Providence and Lanier will go on one local
trip and one water-related trip a week. The Teen Camp will attend two local and
one water-related field trip a week.  Refunds
will not be given for any trips that campers do not attend.  More details on specific field trip locations
will be sent home to all registered camp participants in April.

Emergency Contact/Medical
Forms

For your for child’s safety, all guardians must complete a
Participant Information Form every year. 
This form includes emergency contacts, health history and other important
information for camp staff to keep your child as safe as possible.  It must be completed and handed into the City
of Fairfax Parks and Recreation Department, 10455 Armstrong St., Fairfax VA
22030 no later than June 14th 2013. 
This form will be available at the time of registration or online at www.fairfaxva.gov.  Children will not be permitted to be dropped
off at camp without completing this form.

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance is available for qualified
families.  Tax forms and/or proof of
income are required and financial aid will be based on a sliding scale.  If you need to apply for financial
assistance, you must contact the City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation
Department to make an appointment.   

Other Information:

All participants will receive a summer camp
T-shirt that must be worn on all field trips. 
For each camper, there will be a limit of one shirt per summer.
Additional shirts may be purchased for $10 per shirt.

A parent handbook will be available at registration. This
booklet will provide more specific details on camp procedures, schedules,
activities and policies.  The parent
handbook will be mailed to those who faxed in their registration. For those
register at any of our offices, a copy of the handbook will be provided.

Open House:  An open
house will be held on Friday, June 21, from 1-2pm at each camp site. Families
will have the opportunity to meet and greet the camp staff, learn more about
the camp day and see the facility where camp will be held.

Full Summer Camp
Dates: 
June 24th through
August 9th

Two Week Session Dates

Session A – June 24th – July 5th (no
camp on Thur. July 4th)

Session B – July 8th – July 19th

Session C – July 22nd – August 2nd

Session D – August 5th – August 9th (One-week)

Traditional Day Camps

Sunshine Kidz Day
Camp

Ages 3-5 year olds

Providence Elementary, 3616 Jermantown Rd., Fairfax VA

Ages 3 to 5 years  
Time: 8:45AM – 11:45PM

Preschoolers and Rising Kindergarteners, have fun in the sun
this summer at Sunshine Kidz Day Camp! 
This camp will provide children with activities which will include arts
and crafts, show & share, special events, games, field trips and water
activities (such as sprinklers, there are no swimming pool activities).  Other activities may include puppet shows,
picnics, storytellers and cultural events. 
Children will develop important social skills while playing with their
friends and leaders in a fun and safe environment.  Each week, campers will attend one local
field trip to places such as area parks, farms, or bowling. 

All field trip costs
are included in the price!

Full Summer Fee:  $850

Session A: $250

Session B: $290

Session C: $290

Session D: $200

Requirements for Sunshine Kidz Camp Program

The Sunshine Kidz Day
camp Program is a Virginia state-licensed preschool program. The following
items are requirements for licensing and all paperwork will be located at City
Hall, Green Acres, the Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center and online at
www.fairfaxva.gov/parksrec in February.  

  • Requirements
    for Sunshine Kidz Day Camp Participants:
  • Proof of
    age verification (birth certificate must be shown at registration)
  • Participant
    registration Card
  • Illness
    information, Field Trip Permission and School Attendance Form
  • Copy of
    current immunization records from doctor dated after 6/24/2012
  • VA State
    School Entrance Health Form
  • Physical
    examination within 12 months prior to starting the camp program

All paperwork must be received by June 14, 2012 and should be returned
to the Stacy C. Sherwood Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax
. If the paperwork is not received, the
Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to withdraw participants,
with a refund, from the program.  No
children will be allowed to attend camp without all paperwork completed and
handed in to staff.

Summer Day Camp at
Daniels Run Elementary OR Providence Elementary School

Ages: Rising 1st – Rising 4th Grade

Location:  Daniels Run Elementary School, 3705 Old
Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA or Providence Elementary, School,
3616 Jermantown Rd., Fairfax VA

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Campers, join your friends this summer for a fun-filled time
which will include sports,

games, arts and crafts, field trips, special events and so
much more!  Children will enjoy time playing
with their friends and staff while developing new skills.  All age-appropriate activities are designed
to help children expand their skills and abilities. Specialists in the areas of
art and sports will visit the camp each week to work with the children.   All summer day camp participants will attend
one age-appropriate local field trip (i.e. bowling, roller skating, zoo) as
well as one water-related trip each week. 

All field trip costs
are included in the price!

Full Summer Fee:  $750

Session A: $240

Session B:  $270

Session C: $270

Session D: $135

Extended Day options available!!

AM Extended Day Program: 
Time: 7:00am – 9:00am

PM Extended Day Program: 
Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Location: Daniels Run & Providence Elementary

More Fun in the Sun!! More
options to extend your camp day!  Sign up
for either only morning care, only afternoon care or both!  Activities will include more games, sports,
crafts, free play and more.  A snack will
be provided for all children attending the afternoon extended day care program.

AM Only Fee:  $65/week

PM Only Fee:  $85/week

BOTH AM and PM Fee: $140/week

Middle Grades Day
Camp at Lanier Middle School

Ages: Rising 5th 
– Rising 7th Grade

This summer, your middle-schooler can enjoy time with their
friends in an enjoyable environment which will include activities such as sports,
games, arts and crafts, field trips, and special events.  Campers will be able to be utilize their
creative, physical and intellectual abilities in a safe and fun
environment.  Teamwork, communication and
self-esteem will be stressed and reinforced with all participants.  Specialists in the areas of art and sports
will visit the camp each week to work with the children.  All summer day camp participants will attend
one age-appropriate local field trip (i.e. bowling, roller skating, or laser
tag) as well as one water-related trip each week. 

Location:  Lanier Middle School, 3801
  Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA 22030

Time: 8:45am – 3:15pm

All field trip costs
are included in the price!

Full Summer Fee:  $775

Session A: $245

Session B: $275

Session C: $275

Session D: $140

Extended Day options available!! 

AM Extended Day Program: 
Time: 7:00am – 8:45am

PM Extended Day Program: 
Time: 2:45pm – 6:00pm

Location:  Lanier
Middle School, 3801 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA 22030

More Fun in the Sun!!
More options to extend your camp day! Sign up for either only morning care,
only afternoon care or both!  Activities
will include more games, sports, crafts, free play and more.  A snack will be provided for all children
attending the afternoon extended day care program.

AM Only Fee:  $60/week

PM Only Fee:  $75/week

AM and PM Fee: $125/week

Teen Adventure Summer
Day Camp

Ages: Rising 8th – Rising 10th Grade

Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Location:  Fairfax
High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax, VA 22030

The Teen
Center offers a wide
variety of activities for teens in a safe, friendly and supervised
environment.  Activities will include
sports, games, music, trips and just hanging out with your friends.  Participants will develop and refine skills
in areas such as leadership, teamwork and socialization skills.  Specialists in the areas of art and sports
will visit the camp each week to work with the participants.  Teen
Center participants will be
able to enjoy two age-appropriate local field trips as well as one
water-related trip each week. 

All field trip costs
are included in the price!

Full Summer Fee:  $975

Session A: $300

Session B: $340

Session C: $340

Session D: $170

This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »