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Summer Rec-PAC Inclusion Camps


Rec-PAC Registration Packet

Inclusion Fact Sheet

Inclusion Customer Profile

Join the Pac!Eligibility: School-age children (rising first graders - rising 7th graders) with disabilities. Participants must be a resident of Fairfax County, Falls Church City, or Fairfax City.

Dates and Times: Rec-PAC operates Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. beginning June 30 through August 7, 2014. There is no Rec-PAC July 4th or August 8th.

Program: The selected sites are designed to provide kids with disabilities the opportunity to engage in a variety of recreation activities with peers without disabilities in large group situations. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations, in the form of a written plan, are provided at all Rec-PAC locations; however the targeted inclusion sites are the only locations that provide additional support staff and lower ratios. Inclusion staff at the targeted sites, including the site director, serve to provide support to the various groupings (grades 1-2, grades 3-4, and grades 5-6) based on need. All other Rec-Pac site ratios are 1 staff person per 18 children. Planned activities are selected that provide opportunities for the individual to:

  • Socialize and interact with peers
  • Increase or maintain physical fitness levels
  • Learn new leisure and recreation skills
  • Have fun in a recreation environment

About Inclusion: Often parents want to know if their child is ready for an inclusion environment. To determine if full inclusion in the Rec-PAC program is right for your child, please consider the following:

  • Targeted Rec-PAC inclusion locations are considered part of the County's continuum of services between a standard Rec-PAC site and Community & Recreation Services, Therapeutic Recreation Services traditional disability only camp programs
  • The Rec-PAC program is attended by large numbers of children
  • There are generally a variety of activity choices available to children
  • Both semi-structured and unstructured activities are offered and require children to demonstrate independent leisure skills and self-initiation of activities
  • Often activities are presented in a large group environment
  • Personal care assistance is not provided (personal care schedules can be provided).
  • The environment is highly stimulating and is conducive to individuals who can maintain, with minimal redirection, intervention, prompting or cueing, and maintain appropriate self-control

Where are the locations of the targeted inclusion camps?
2014 Locations

Brookfield, Lake Anne, Laurel Ridge, Island Creek, Rolling Valley, Stenwood

 

Application and Enrollment: The following steps need to be completed to enroll a child in Summer Programs:

  • If ADA accommodations are required you must submit the application and request the accommodations at least 10 business days in advance of the start date.
  • Request formal accommodations after registering for the camp by contacting the ADA Coordinator directly at (703) 324- 8563, TTY at (703) 803-3354 or use the 711 Relay system.
  • Upon receipt, complete and return the Customer Profile Form.
  • Your child's application request and intake information are reviewed.
  • You will be contacted prior to the start of the camp to review the Accommodation Plan.

Please Note: You must submit the application and request for accommodations 10 business days in advance of the start date.

Mail:
Fairfax County Park Authority
12055 Government Parkway, Suite 927
Fairfax, VA 22035-1118

FAX: 703-324-3976
E-Mail questions to: Gary Logue

General Code of Conduct: Individuals enrolled in the program are expected to maintain general conduct which include:

  • Must be able to maintain personal care without support of FCPA staff or volunteers
  • Stay with his/her assigned group
  • Respect others (listening & following directions; using appropriate language; keeping hands and feet to self)
  • Maintain self control (anger management)
  • Meet the prerequisite skills for the class or program (if required for participation)

The FCPA reserves the right, on behalf of the agency, to terminate participation in the program if the customer cannot follow the rules of conduct. Every effort will be made to provide appropriate accommodations.

For more information about the Rec-PAC program: Visit the Rec-PAC on the web.

 


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