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Last summer, over 5,000 kids played their way through weeks of healthy fun at Rec-PAC sites across the county.
Here's a sampling of the good things parents had to say about their children's experiences.

Rec-PAC (Pretty Awesome Children), operated by Fairfax County Park Authority, is a six week structured recreation program with emphasis on leisure skills designed for elementary school children.

Participants will have an opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of activities such as: fun and fitness, indoor and outdoor games, team sports, nature, crafts, storytelling, sports festivals, talent shows and supervised play sessions. Each location has a ratio of 1 staff person to 18 participants. How to register.

Join us for 6 exciting weeks of Summer Fun in 2014!

Join the Pac!
Week 1 (6/30-7/3) July 4th OFF
Party in the USA!

Hooray for the Red, White and Blue. Join us as we celebrate July 4th through arts, games and sports. Rec-PAC closed July 4th.

Join the Pac!
Week 2 (7/7-7/11)
Spirit Week

Show your PAC pride on these fun-filled theme days: crazy hair, crazy socks, team jersey, ping pong table decorating. Meet and learn about Buddy the Wolf and enjoy a teambuilding Feld Day.
Join the Pac!
Week 3 (7/14-7/18)
Monsters vs. Super Heroes

Calling all Super Heroes! Grab your mask and cape and prepare to save the day. Get creative and design your own super heroes, monsters, slime and creepy critters. Dress up and have a super time at the Monster Mania Party!
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Week 4 (7/21-7/25)
Space Explorers

3-2-1 Lift Off! Blast into outer space as we explore the planets and the galaxy. Create your own starship, place items in a time capsule and fly your rocket to the Galaxy Quest Party! This week is sure to be out of this world.
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Week 5 (7/28-8/1)
Out of the Box!

Are you creative? If so, this is the week for you! Join us as we use our creativity and imagination to build and design things made out of boxes. Cars, forts, castles and club houses. Anything your mind can think of we are sure to build. Show off your cool design at the Building Blocks Party
Join the Pac!
Week 6 (8/4-8/7) 4 Days- No Rec-PAC August 8
Rec-PAC Gives Back!

Rec-PAC needs YOU!! Come make a difference as you and your friends get involved in the community in which you live. This community service week is all about helping others and giving back.



ADAFCPA is committed to nondiscrimination in all programs, services, and activities. Special accommodations/alternative information formats will be provided upon request. Please call the information number 703-324-8563 at least 10 working days in advance of the registration deadline or event. TTY 703-803-3354.
RecPAC Registration Packet
Download RecPAC Registration Packet

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for Rec-PAC?
Children who are residents of Fairfax County, Fairfax City and Falls Church City and are between grades 1st (entering fall of 2014) and 6th (finished in spring of 2014), are eligible to participate.

How much does Rec-PAC cost?
FCPA has established a sliding fee scale based on the family's total annual income. Please see Fees and Payments in Section 3 of the registration form.

What is the refund policy?
Refund requests received prior to the start date of a Rec-PAC session can be processed by phone, mail or fax.
Once a session begins, refunds will be given only for medical emergencies with a doctor’s certification.
Absences and personal scheduling conflicts are not reimbursable. There will be a $10.00 per week per child processing fee for all refunds. Download the refund request form.
Mail to: FCPA/Rec-PAC, PO Box 4606, Fairfax, VA 22038-4606
Fax to: 703-653-9440
Phone in: 703-222-4664

Where are the Rec-PAC sessions conducted?
Rec-PAC operates at 50 elementary school locations throughout Fairfax County.

When does Rec-PAC begin and end?
School-based 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 4.

Is lunch served and what about transportation?
Parents are to send a non-perishable lunch, beverage (no glass containers) and snacks with their children daily. Refrigeration is not provided. Free and reduced lunches will be available at sites that qualify. Transportation and the comings and goings of children are a parental responsibility. Parents are expected to pick up their children promptly at the end of the program. There is a late fee of $10 for every 15 minutes a parent is late.

ADAMy child has a disability. Can he or she participate in Rec-PAC?
Yes. You may attend any location or select one of the Targeted Inclusion locations (supported with trained inclusion staff). If participation accommodations are needed in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please call (703) 324-8563 TTY (703) 803-3354 at least 10 business working days in advance of your start date. Visit the Leisure Services for Individuals with Disabilities web page for more information on Rec-PAC Inclusion and other programs for individuals with disabilties.

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