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Rec-PAC Summer Program


Last summer, over 4,000 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.

  • The Rec-PAC program is well run and well organized. I loved all the creativity and that they encouraged my kids to use their imaginations.
  • My daughter had a great time playing with her friends and meeting new ones. Rec-PAC is a great place for kids to be kids.
  • I loved that my son was able to exercise, make new friends and have fun in the sun.
  • The weekly themes were great and the daily activities were fun for all the kids. Rec-PAC rocks!
  • My kids looked forward to the special events each week. The staff were very creative and made sure my kids had fun.
  • My son made a lot of new friends. He came home very happy at the end of each day and looked forward to going back to play games with his new buddies.
  • I love that my child had a blast at Rec-PAC. She did fun, safe and wonderful activities every day. She was excited to go everyday.
  • The staff are very professional, well mannered and dedicated to their work. They love the kids and were very polite. I couldn't have asked for better role models for my kids to be around.

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.


Join us for 6 exciting weeks of Summer Fun in 2016!

Join the Pac!
Week 1 (7/5-7/8)
United We Stand

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

Join the Pac!
Week 2 (7/11-7/15)
Reach for the GOLD!

Show your PAC pride on these fun-filled theme days: crazy hair, crazy socks, team jersey. Meet and learn about Buddy the Wolf and enjoy teambuilding at the Rec-PAC Olympics. Special Event: Rec-PAC Olympics
Join the Pac!
Week 3 (7/18-7/22)
The Great Outdoors

Explore the outdoors through painting, collage, drawings and more. Use a variety of art media to create icky bugs. Join us as we design a wonderful forest full of creative creatures. Enjoy a trip to Burke Lake Park for team challenge activities and park exploration. Special Event: Burke Lake Park
Join the Pac!
Week 4 (7/25-7/29)
Use the FORCE

Find out what side of the FORCE you are on through games and daily challenges. Join us for an exciting week and find out if you have what it takes to defend our galaxy. Everyone can show off their outer space talents at the Jedi Academy Training Party. Special Event: Jedi Academy Training
Join the Pac!
Week 5 (8/1-8/5)
Super Heroes!

Calling all Super Heroes! Grab your mask and cape as we explore a world of creativity. Design your own super hero and powers. Along the way play games and use teamwork to defend the universe at the Halls of Justice party where there are cool games and prizes for all!! Special Event: Halls of Justice Party
Join the Pac!
Week 6 (8/8-8/11)
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. Join us at the Rec-PAC Showcase for a camper performance. Special Event: RPS (Rec-PAC Showcase) at high school



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.

2016 Registration
is Underway!


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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.

  • Early Registration - April 25 through June 10
  • Register early and save $8 each week per child
  • Register On-Line
  • Register by Phone 703-222-4664. TTY 703-803-3354
  • Mail to: Fairfax County Park Authority, Attn: Rec-PAC, P.O Box 4606, Fairfax, VA 22038
  • Fax Number: 703-653-9440
  • See Parktakes Magazine mailing label for your member number

A separate registration form is needed for each child. There is no maximum enrollment at Rec-PAC sites. Staff will be added to accommodate as needed.


Begins July 5, 2016 and is open every Monday 8:30 a.m. - Noon. See location list  for site times.

How do I pay for Rec-PAC?

Payment is accepted by check, money order, or Visa/MasterCard, only. No cash. Please make checks payable to FCPA (Fairfax County Park Authority). When registering by fax, please use a Visa or MasterCard for payment.

Registration is for the entire week, absences and personal scheduling conflicts are not reimbursable.

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