FAIRFAX COUNTY
PARK AUTHORITY

PARK NEWS

FIND A PARK

FIND AN ACTIVITY

ADMINISTRATION

Online Services

Our Government

News and Events

Maps, Facts & Stats

State & Federal

Rec-PAC Counselor-in-Training (C.I.T.) Programs Volunteer


Rec-PAC Summer Camp Program

Looking for a great summer experience working with children? The RecPAC CIT program is a wonderful opportunity for teens who want to further develop their leadership and communication skills as well as gain experience in planning and instructing activities for young children.

Rec-PAC is a structured recreation program with emphasis on leisure skills designed for elementary school children.  This year the Rec-PAC program will operate in 50 elementary school locations around Fairfax County on weekdays from June  30 through August 7, 2014.

Counselors-in-Training work as part of a staff team to facilitate activities for children.  During the summer, students will be assigned to a site and work daily from 8:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Through this summer position, CIT's:

 

gain valuable work experience
develop new skills
practice leadership
explore future career possibilities
work as a team with college-age staff
have fun helping kids

 

CIT's must be at least 14 years old to work. Many CIT's return year after year, eventually accepting paid Rec-PAC positions when they turn 18 years of age.

To become a C.I.T., here is what you need to do:

  • Applicants are placed in order of the date application is received. Select your first choice for a site from the list of schools and centers. Returning CIT's have first choice of sites, and while we try to honor site requests, it is not always possible to give everyone their first choice.
  • Complete, sign (both parent & teen) and return these forms by June 13 via mail or fax:
    • C.I.T. Registration Form - include the appropriate registration fee (check payable to "FCPA" or VISA and MasterCard accepted)
    • Counselor-in-Training Agreement - with signatures
    • Download the C.I.T. Registration Packet (contains above 2 forms)
  • Attend an orientation at Chantilly High School in Chantilly on Saturday, June 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. You will receive a C.I.T. manual and t-shirt.  All participants must attend this training to be a C.I.T. this summer.
  • Map to Chantilly High School

    Any youth wishing to participate must complete a 3-hour orientation course on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Chantilly High School in Chantilly, VA, from 9am-Noon. The $135 fee (add $15 for out-of-county residents) includes 3 hours of training, a manual, and a t-shirt. Payments can be made with Visa, MasterCard, or by check. Return form to Rec-PAC office by June 13. New or returning CIT, you must attend this training to be a C.I.T. this summer!

  • Contact us for more information.
Summer Rec-PAC Staff
Summer Rec-PAC Staff

Contact Fairfax County: Phone, Email or Twitter | Main Address: 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035
Technical Questions: Web Administrator

ADA Accessibility | Website Accessibility
Awards | FOIA | Mobile | Using this Site | Web Disclaimer & Privacy Policy | Get Adobe Reader
Official site of the County of Fairfax, Virginia, © Copyright 2013

Website Feedback Website Feedback    Globe with various flags representing Web site language translations   Language Translations

Return to Graphic Version