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Park Authority Camps

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The largest summer camp provider in Northern Virginia – choose from more than 1,800 weeks of camp!

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  • My son learned SO much! He positively LOVED the Lego Camp. The instructors were really involved.
  • My daughter said that the activities at Sports Zone were awesome and every day she came home she was excited.
  • My son had more fun than I imagined he would at Stomp Camp! The performance was awesome for just a week of camp!
  • The nature center location really gives the camp a 'camp' feel.  I like that the kids spent a lot time outside studying nature.
  • My son loved fishing camp.  He told me it is the best camp he has ever been to.  The counselors were fun, energetic and
  • The kids made up their own play and acted it out for the families! Our daughter loved it and she is a shy kid. It was great for her personal growth.
  • It's was an unusual & valuable experience for the kids. Rare to find archaeology camps. Loved visiting actual dig site, lab & archaeologists.
  • The enthusiasm of the counselors and the fact that this gave my daughter lots of time to practice swimming and learn something new

Variety camps provide kids with a wide range of activities to keep the day action-packed and fun. Most variety camps include weekly themes to enhance the session.


Multi-sport Camps

Action packed weeks of sports and games! A great overview of various sports and fundamental skills. Teamwork and good sportsmanship are stressed. Specific sport activities will vary, depending on the facilities available at each site. Each session includes some non-sports activities.

Dual-Sports Camps

Two camps in one!! Do you have a favorite sport or want to learn a new one? Maybe two sports really interest you. Dual Sports Camps are action packed days in which participants focus on two sports during the camp session. Pick the combination you prefer and you're sure to win!

Single-Focus Sports Camps

What's your favorite sport? The Park Authority offers a variety of sports camps which focus on individual and team instruction and fundamental skill development.

Action packed Adventure Camps provide challenge and excitement with different activities every day! Excursion Camps provide a new adventure every day for kids who enjoy traveling and outdoor excursions.

Excursion Camp Schedule2017 Excursion Camps Schedule

Want to try a unique camp experience? Try our Aquatic and Boating Camps for some fun in the sun.

Bring out the artist in you! Explore a variety of art mediums such as photography, painting, drawing, pottery, fabric art, bead work and more. Emphasis is on creativity, fun, games and the love of art.

Enhance your summer with these hands-on, innovative experiences for children of all ages. These camps offer hands-on, innovative experiences for children of all ages.

Love horses? Our equestrian camps provide a unique experience at local farms.

Come take a walk on the wild side. Nature-based camps provide educational fun and exploration for children of all ages.
Drama Camp: All the world's a stage this summer for young theater enthusiasts. Dramatic games, pantomime, improvisations, character creation and set designs are planned for this creative program series. Check out this and other exciting performing arts camps:

Mix up your summer by checking out our new science camps that foster exploration and build critical thinking skills.

Want to try a unique camp experience? Try our Specialty Camps which offer something you can't find anywhere else.

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FCPS would like to thank these contract partners for their prize contributions at the 2017 Camp Fair

American In Line
Bach to Rock
Care Actor
Creative Difference
Digital Kidz.
Fairfax Fencers
Fish & Explore
Learn Now Music
Metro Movement
My Last Gift
NOVA Fencing Club
One on One
Play Well
Science Cosmos
Spirit Pros
VA Academy of Fencing


Heat Policy
Hot Weather Procedures:

With the heat index rising above 100º, parents may have questions over what precautions are being taken to protect their children while they are at camp.


  • Cancelations and transfers may NOT be done on the Internet. For assistance, call (703) 222-4664.
  • If school make-up days extend into the camp week, FCPA automatically credits your member account for camp days missed.
  • There are no refunds for missed days due to changed work or vacation schedules, sick days or other non-emergency reasons.

Up to Two Weeks Prior to Camp

  • Refunds and transfers must be requested at least 14 days prior to the camp session from which you are withdrawing. Transfers may only be made from one camp to another camp; not from a camp to a class or Rec-PAC.
  • All but $25 will be returned for approved refunds for each camp session refunded.

Within Two Weeks of Camp Start Date

  • Refunds are not allowed for those who register within 14 days prior to a camp session’s start.
  • Transfers cannot be made within the 14-day period before the start of camp.
  • Within 14 days of the start of camp, refunds are given only for medical emergencies with doctor’s note received before camp begins.

Once Camp Begins

  • If a medical emergency occurs during camp, a doctor’s note is required within 24 hours for a pro-rated refund. Requests received after the camp session ends will not be granted.

Other Important Information

  • All “Kiddie” camps are licensed by the Va. Dept of Social Services, therefore require additional paperwork including an immunization record and physical form (copies accepted). In addition, Va. law requires proof of child’s identity be shown upon arrival at some camps. Proof of identity may be a certified copy of a child’s birth certificate, a birth registration card, a passport, a copy of placement agreement, or a Va. public school report card. School-based camps do not require licensure.
  • Out-of-county residents may enroll in camps for the price of the camp plus $15.

Inclement Weather and Code Red Days:

  • On code red days, campers engage in outdoor activities during the day and are given plenty of water and shade breaks. Many camps are held outdoors. On rainy days or when substantial rain is expected, some outdoor camps may be canceled for the day.
  • RECenter pools may be closed in late Aug. for maintenance. Contact RECenter for details.
  • School locations are subject to change and campers at RECenter camps may be bused to nearby schools for gym use.
  • Register early! Camps must meet minimum enrollment to operate.

Our staff: All our staff members are at least 18 years of age or older. Most are college students or teachers. All staff members are certified in first aid and CPR and have been through background checks, including police checks. All staff members attend an intensive training course before camp begins.

Staff to Camper Ratios: For school-age children, our camps maintain between 1:10 and 1:15 ratio. The state standards are 1:18 so FCPA provides more individualized attention with lower ratios. Preschool camps maintain a 1:10 ratio.

Check the Camp Frequently Asked Questions

Helpful Hints for Parents Sending Children to FCPA Camps

  • Make multiple copies of the camp forms once you complete them. You will need to turn in forms at each location for each session and you may want a copy for your own records.
  • Be sure to put your name on the Pick-Up Authorization Form as an authorized individual even though you are the one completing the form.
  • Label ALL of your child’s belongings, including child’s lunch which must have child’s name and the date on it.
  • Keep electronics at home.
  • Dress your child in play clothes and sneakers every day. Not permitted: sandals, wheelie shoes, flip flops, clogs and other shoes that may be unsafe for activity.
  • For your child’s safety, do not drop off your child at the front door. Parents must sign children in and out of camp each day. An I.D. is required at pick up.

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