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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!

Details available next Spring

RecPAC Open Hires

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During the last week of the Rec-PAC Summer Program, campers traditionally take part in some special event to better their community. Rec-PAC Gives Back projects have included writing letters to soldiers, cleaning up school areas, collecting blankets for the homeless and collecting food donations. This year, campers and staff hope to help put a stop to bullying in Fairfax County by showing that "WE ALL HAVE HEART!"

Guinness World Records has approved this attempt at breaking the old record of 554 heart-shaped hand gestures, and Rec-PAC organizers say the effort will mean more to these kids than a record. It will mean that they all worked together to do something great.

On July 23, 2015 at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia, Rec-PAC campers, staff and chaperones joined in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record.  There were 1249 participants and 42 volunteers ranging from FCPS teachers, FCPS Bus drivers, Fairfax County Police Officers, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue, and local residents.

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