Summer Rec-PAC Inclusion Camps
Selected Rec-PAC 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
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 Neighborhood and Community 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
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.
Rec-PAC 2015 information will be available in April 2015.
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 Virginia Relay 711.
- Upon receipt, complete and return the Inclusion Customer Profile Form to Gary.Logue@fairfaxcounty.gov.
- 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.
Fairfax County Park Authority
12055 Government Parkway, Suite 927
Fairfax, VA 22035-1118
E-Mail questions to: Gary Logue
Individuals enrolled in the program are expected to follow the general code of conduct (with staff support). Read More >>