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.
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
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
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.
AND EXCURSION CAMPS
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
BOATING AND FISHING CAMPS
Want to try a unique camp experience? Try our Aquatic and Boating
Camps for some fun in the sun.
& CRAFTS RELATED CAMPS
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.
AND FARM- RELATED CAMPS
Love horses? Our equestrian camps provide a unique experience at
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.
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
All but $25 will be returned for approved refunds for each camp
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
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
Inclement Weather and Code Red Days:
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.
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.