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Fairfax City Summer Camp Programs

Welcome to City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation Department's Summer Camp Programs! 

Our summer 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.

1 Find more about all of our camps, programs, and more in our Parks and Rec Connected Magazine

General Information

Traditional Camps

Our American Camp Association accredited summer 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. 

Registration:

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Register online for all of our camps!
https://app.campdoc.com/register/cityoffairfax

 

2019 Camp Dates:
Full Summer:   June 24 - August 9
Week 1:   June 24 - June 28
Week 2:   July 1 - July 5 (No July 4)
Week 3:   July 8 - July 12
Week 4:   July 15 - July 19
Week 5:   July 22 - July 26
Week 6:   July 29 - August 2
Week 7:   August 5 - August 9

 

Registration Payments and Discounts

 Payment Plans

At the time of registration, you may choose to pay for the entire summer in full or go on a payment plan. If you choose to use the Payment Plan option, you will be required to enroll in the Automatic Payment Plan with a credit card to be held on file.

Payment Plan Schedule

A deposit of $100 (Full summer) or $25 (each individual session) will be due at the time of registration and the remaining balance will be split into three equal payments. They will be charged to the credit card on file March 1st, April 1st, and May 1st. If registering after a payment date, the deposit and past payment amounts will be due at the time of registration.

 Sibling Discount
A sibling discount will be applied for families registering for camp with two or more children in the same household. A discount of $50 off the FULL summer registration is given for each child in a family of two or more. Qualifiers: A ‘sibling’ is categorized as one of two or more individuals having one or both parents in common.
 Refunds & Transfers
To request a refund, a Refund Request Form must be completed. If approved, refunds will be processed minus a $100 fee for the full summer or $25 for each withdrawn session. No refunds will be given after June 11th. Space permitting, transfers into different sessions will be allowed and a transfer fee will be charged.
 Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance is available for CITY OF FAIRFAX residents who qualify. Please read and complete the Financial Assistance Application. All applicants must call to make an appointment: 703-385-7858 or email karen.lussier@fairfaxva.gov.Deadline for Financial Assistance for camps is June 1, 2018.

 

Field Trips

The costs of the field trips are incorporated into the price of the camp.  Please see the specific description for the amount and types of field trip(s) for each camp. Field trip calendars will be available in April.

Emergency Contact/Medical Forms

It is REQUIRED that all guardians complete a new Health Profile online every year.  These forms are available CampDoc.com and should be completed AFTER your child is registered for camp.   They include emergency contacts, health history and other important information for camp staff to keep your child as safe as possible.  These forms must be completed NO LATER than June 1st.  Children will not be permitted to be dropped off at camp without completing this online form.


Sunshine Kidz Daniels Run (Ages 3-5)

Welcome to Daniels Run Sunshine Kidz Day Camp!

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. Take a look at our videos below to see the fun we have at camp each summer!

 General Information:
 Ages:  3-5 years old
 Camp Hours:  8:45am-1:00pm
 Site Address  Daniels Run Elementary School
 3740 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax VA 22030

 

 Registration:
 

Online Registration

Register online today! 
https://app.campdoc.com/register/cityoffairfax

 

2019 Pricing:
Full Summer: June 24 - August 9 $945
Week 1: June 24 - June 28 $160
Week 2: July 1 - July 5 (No July 4) $128
Week 3: July 8 - July 12 $160
Week 4: July 15 - July 19 $160
Week 5: July 22 - July 26 $160
Week 6: July 29 - August 2 $160
Week 7: August 5 - August 9 $160

 

Requirements for Sunshine Kidz Camp ONLY
The Sunshine Kidz Day camp Program is a Virginia state-licensed preschool program. These forms will available in all offices and online. A meeting will be scheduled in May for a parent to complete and hand in all required paperwork.
Requirements for ALL Sunshine Kidz Day Camp Participants:

• Proof of age verification
(birth certificate or current passport)

• Camper Health Profile online through Camp Docs

• VA State School Entrance Health Form found HERE– must be signed by the doctor
(This includes a Physical examination within 12 months prior to starting the camp program and immunization records dated after 8/11/18)

 

 Parent Information:
 • General Information
 Download 2019 Parent Handbook
 • Download 2019 SPANISH Parent Handbook

 

Daniels Run Elementary School
3705 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA
Daniels Run Elementary School
3705 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA
Daniels Run Elementary School
3705 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA

Sunshine Kidz Providence (Ages 3-5)

Welcome to Providence Sunshine Kidz Day Camp!

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. Take a look at our videos below to see the fun we have at camp each summer!

General Information:
Ages: 3-5 years old
Camp Hours: 8:45am-1:00pm
Site Address: Providence Elementary School
3616 Jermantown Road, Fairfax VA 22030

 

Registration:

Online Registration

Register online today!
app.campdoc.com/register/cityoffairfax

 

2019 Pricing:
Full Summer: June 24 - August 9 $945
Week 1: June 24 - June 28 $160
Week 2: July 1 - July 5 (No July 4) $128
Week 3: July 8 - July 12 $160
Week 4: July 15 - July 19 $160
Week 5: July 22 - July 26 $160
Week 6: July 29 - August 2 $160
Week 7: August 5 - August 9 $160

 

Requirements for Sunshine Kidz Camp ONLY
The Sunshine Kidz Day camp Program is a Virginia state-licensed preschool program. These forms will available in all offices and online. A meeting will be scheduled in May for a parent to complete and hand in all required paperwork.
Requirements for ALL Sunshine Kidz Day Camp Participants:

• Proof of age verification
(birth certificate or current passport)

Camper Health Profile online through Camp Docs

VA State School Entrance Health Form found HERE– must be signed by the doctor
(This includes a Physical examination within 12 months prior to starting the camp program and immunization records dated after 8/11/18)

 

Parent Information:
• General Information
• Download 2019 Parent Handbook
• Download 2019 SPANISH Parent Handbook

 

Providence Day Camp (Rising 1st - 4th Grade)

Providence Elementary Summer Day Camp!

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 and abilities. Specialists in the areas of art and sports will visit the camp each week.   All summer day camp participants will attend one age-appropriate local field trip or in camp entertainment, as well as one pool-related trip each week. Check out the videos below to see some of the fun we have at camp each summer! 

General Information:
Ages: Rising 1st - 4th Graders
Camp Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm
Site Address: Providence Elementary School
3616 Jermantown Road, Fairfax VA 22030

 

Registration:

Online Registration

Register online today!
Https://app.campdoc.com/register/cityoffairfax

 

2019 Pricing:
Full Summer: June 24 - August 9 $945
Week 1: June 24 - June 28 $160
Week 2: July 1 - July 5 (No July 4) $128
Week 3: July 8 - July 12 $160
Week 4: July 15 - July 19 $160
Week 5: July 22 - July 26 $160
Week 6: July 29 - August 2 $160
Week 7: August 5 - August 9 $160

 

Parent Information:
General Information
Download 2019 Parent Handbook
• Download 2019 SPANISH Parent Handbook


Daniels Run Day Camp (Rising 1st - 4th Grade)

Daniels Run Summer Day Camp!

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 and abilities. Specialists in the areas of art and sports will visit the camp each week.   All summer day camp participants will attend one age-appropriate local field trip or in camp entertainment, as well as one pool-related trip each week. Check out the videos below to see some of the fun we have at camp each summer! 

General Information:
Ages: Rising 1st - 4th Graders
Camp Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm
Site Address: Daniels Run Elementary School
3705 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax VA 22030

 

Registration:

Online Registration

Register online today!
Https://app.campdoc.com/register/cityoffairfax

 

2019 Pricing:
Full Summer: June 24 - August 9 $945
Week 1: June 24 - June 28 $160
Week 2: July 1 - July 5 (No July 4) $128
Week 3: July 8 - July 12 $160
Week 4: July 15 - July 19 $160
Week 5: July 22 - July 26 $160
Week 6: July 29 - August 2 $160
Week 7: August 5 - August 9 $160

 

Parent Information:
General Information
Download 2019 Parent Handbook
• Download 2019 SPANISH Parent Handbook


Lanier Day Camp (Rising 5th - 7th Grade)

Lanier Middle Summer Day Camp!

This summer, your older camper can enjoy time with their friends in a fun environment which will include activities such as games, arts and crafts, field trips, and special events.  Campers will be able to utilize their creative, physical and intellectual abilities in a safe and fun environment.  Teamwork, communication and self-esteem will be reinforced with all participants.  Specialists in the areas of art and sports will visit the camp each week.  All summer day camp participants will attend two age-appropriate field trip as well as one water-related trip each week. Check out the video below to see some of the fun that we had at camp this summer! 

General Information:
Ages:  Rising 5th - 7th Graders
Camp Hours:  8:45am - 3:15am
Site Address:  Lanier Middle School
 3801 Jermantown Road

 

Registration:

Online Registration

Register online today!
Https://app.campdoc.com/register/cityoffairfax

 

2019 Pricing:
Full Summer: June 24 - August 9 $1,025
Week 1: June 24 - June 28 $175
Week 2: July 1 - July 5 (No July 4) $140
Week 3: July 8 - July 12 $175
Week 4: July 15 - July 19 $175
Week 5: July 22 - July 26 $175
Week 6: July 29 - August 2 $175
Week 7: August 5 - August 9 $175

 

Parent Information:
• General Information
• Download 2019 Parent Handbook
• Download 2019 SPANISH Parent Handbook

8:45am - 3:15am

Teen Adventure Camp (Rising 8th - 10th Grade)

Teen Summer Travel Day Camp 

Teen Travel Camp has been revamped to include age-appropriate field trips five days a week.  This camp offers a wide variety of activities for teens in a safe, friendly and supervised environment.  Based out of the Green Acres Center teens will participate in activities such as team building, games, and much more.  Each day, they will travel on a new adventure to develop and refine skills in areas such as leadership, teamwork, and socialization. Check out the video below to see what we were up to all summer!

General Information:
Ages: Rising 8th - 10th Graders
Camp Hours: 8:00am - 9:00am
Site Address: Green Acres Community Center
4401 Sideburn Road Fairfax, VA 22030

 

Registration:

Online Registration

Register online today!
Https://app.campdoc.com/register/cityoffairfax

 

2019 Pricing:
Full Summer: June 24 - August 9 $1,350
Week 1: June 24 - June 28 $225
Week 2: July 1 - July 5 (No July 4) $180
Week 3: July 8 - July 12 $225
Week 4: July 15 - July 19 $225
Week 5: July 22 - July 26 $225
Week 6: July 29 - August 2 $225
Week 7: August 5 - August 9 $225

 

Parent Information:
• General Information
• Download 2019 Parent Handbook
• Download 2019 SPANISH Parent Handbook


Specialty Camps (All Ages)

2019 Specialty Camps

Specialty Camps are designed for children of various ages and focus on specific activities. The interactive camps will help your child learn while having fun this summer! 

Registration for Specialty Camps is open and ongoing until full. A deposit of $25 is required at the time of registration. The remaining balance will be split into three equal payments, that will automatically be charged to the credit card on file on March 1st, April 1st and May 1st. If registering after a payment date, the deposit and past payment amounts will be due at the time of registration. Full payment is due if registering for a specialty camp after May 1st.  

 Online Registration - Highly Recommended!
 New this year, we will be using campdoc.com for Specialty Camp registration. Please create an account at app.campdoc.com/register/cityoffairfax to register for any of the City of Fairfax Camps. This system will also include all Emergency Contact/ Medical Forms info as well. Please see page 3 for more details.

 11 Register Online for all specialty camps at: 
Https://app.campdoc.com/register/cityoffairfax

 In Office Registration
 In-person registrations will only be accepted at the Sherwood Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax VA 22030. Hours are Monday–Friday, 8:30am-8:00pm and Saturdays, 9:00am-4:00pm. Your health profile will still need to be completed online through CampDocs.
 Specialty Camp Refunds
 To request a refund, a Refund Request Form must be completed. If approved, refunds will be processed minus a $25 fee for each specialty camp session. No refunds will be given 7 days prior to the start of the camp. The City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to accept or decline a refund request.
 Low Enrollment
 The Fairfax City Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel Specialty Camps due to low enrollment or other extenuating circumstances. Registered participants will be notified via email or phone call, seven days prior to the start date of the camp.