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Therapeutic Recreation Services' aim is to provide opportunities for children and adults with disabilities so they may acquire the skills that enable them to participate in the recreation and leisure programs of their choice. Staff is committed to providing services, education, and resources that meet our participants' interests, needs, and abilities on the road toward lifelong participation and enjoyment in recreation and leisure activities. Staff also provides support and advocacy to individuals who wish to participate in general recreation activities

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Programs Listing for: Children, Teens, and Young Adult Programs

Adventure Links Hemlock

For ages 10-16


Are you looking for a fun, educational, and inspiring adventure? Adventure Links has been a leader in outdoor education, team building, adventure, and more. Adventure Links and Therapeutic Recreation are teaming up to provide an outdoor program that stimulates individual and team development, unifies the group through a series of lessons and laughter, and provides an active hands-on environmental experience that will spark curiosity and create lasting memories. Adventure is waiting.

It's time to get outside and find your adventure.

When: October 7, 2017
Time: 12pm-2pm
Cost: $15
Where: Adventure Links, 13220 Yates Ford Road, Clifton, VA


Eligibility
• 10 – 16 Years of Age
• Interact appropriately with peers with minimal behavioral management assistance
• Follow multi-step instructions, ask for assistance and communicate needs
• Independent in personal care
• Maintain a 1:5 staff to participant ratio and remain with the group

Registration opens Monday, September 25, 2017



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Caregiver Night Out

5-22


Caregiver Night Out is a great opportunity for participants to enjoy and explore leisure opportunities while providing parents/caregivers an evening out. Come join us for a fantastic evening of enjoying leisure activities, including art, sensory, cooking, and fitness/movement in a fun and structured environment. Participants will also enjoy dinner!

When: December 2, 2017
Time: 3-7pm
Event Location: James Lee Community Center, 2855 Annandale Rd # 101, Falls Church, VA 22042
Cost: $20
Registration for this event opens November 15, 2017


Caregiver Night Out on 12-2-17 includes:
Pizza dinner! (If your child has food allergies or a special diet please send dinner with him/her)
Fun games and activities for all!


Registration opens November 15, 2017. Location Address on 12/2/17: James Lee Community Center, 2855 Annandale Rd # 101, Falls Church, VA 22042. Event Information: Participants should be dropped off to the James Lee Community Center no earlier than 3pm. They will participate in activities, games and a pizza dinner. Participants should be picked up at James Lee Community Center no later than 7pm.

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Friday Night Voyager

For participants ages 13-22


Friday Night Voyager aims to build participants’ leisure independence by focusing on targeted leisure skill development within the group’s specific areas of interest.  The group will talk about their interests at the beginning of the program and vote on the leisure activities they want to pursue as a group for that session.  For each session the groups will focus on effective communication, teamwork, socialization and goal setting skills.   Participants will engage in activities designed to work towards being more independent in the leisure and recreation activities of their choice.    

Who is a good fit for Friday Night Voyager?
Individuals ages 13-22 with high functioning intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, and/or Autism Spectrum disorder who in a community setting are able to:
• Interact appropriately with peers with minimal behavioral management assistance (redirection, verbal prompts) in a 1:5-1:6 ratio
• Follow multi-step instructions, ask for assistance and convey feelings/needs appropriately
• Take care of personal care needs with minimal support (verbal cues)
• Remain with the group

Session Information:
Cost per session of Friday Night Voyager: $60

Program Location: James Lee Community Center

Program Dates:
Session 1: October 13, 20, 27, November 3, 17, December 1, 8, 15 (Registration for Session 1 opens September 25, 2017)
Session 2: January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 23, March 2, 9, 16  (Registration  for Session 2 opens January 2, 2018)

Program Hours: 6p-8:30p


Registration begins September 25, 2017

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JPMF Splash Water Safety Lessons

For ages 5-22


JPMF Splash, a water safety and skills program, teaches individuals with disabilities how to be safe and have fun in and around the water. This unique program was created by The Joey Pizzano Memorial Fund, and it is based on five water safety rules developed specifically for individuals with disabilities. Under the guidance of a water safety instructor and therapeutic recreation staff, volunteer swim buddies are paired with participants to assist them with skill building games and exercises. Participants will learn how to enter and exit the water safely, have fun in the water by socializing with  peers, and follow water safety rules including Always Swim with a Buddy and Stop, Look and Listen when the Lifeguard Blows the Whistle.

Participation Requirements:

-Be able to interact safely with peers.
-Follow staff directions with moderate prompts.
-Participant appropriately in a 1:3 ratio

Location: Providence RECenter - 7525 Marc Dr. Falls Church, VA 22042



Time: 1:00pm -2:00pm

Dates: September 16, 23, 30 October 7, 14
Transportation: Not Provided



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Power Soccer

5 and Up


Power Soccer is designed and developed specifically for power wheelchair users. Athletes' disabilities include quadriplegia, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, and many others. Power Soccer is hosted in the gymnasium at Irving Middle School. Two teams of four players attack, defend, and spin-kick a 13-inch soccer ball in a skilled and challenging game.  This is a recreational program with a focus on developing skills, team building, and fun.  Opportunities to participate competitively are available as well. For those ages 5 and up who are able to drive their own power wheelchair. Eight week fall and winter sessions meet on Saturdays at Irving Middle school in Springfield, from 9:30-12pm.

For more information, please visit http://novapowersoccer.webs.com or contact Debbie LoCastro at 703.244.0245


Power Soccer registration is open year round. 9:30am-12pm, Saturdays at Irving Middle School September 23 & 30 October 7, 21, 28 November 4, 11, 18 January 27 February 3, 10, 17, 24 March 3, 10, 17

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Saturday Voyager

Ages 6-22 (participants must have completed kindergarten)


Saturday Voyager program aims to build participants’ leisure independence by focusing on targeted leisure skill development within the group’s specific areas of interest.  The group will talk about their interests at the beginning of the program and vote on the leisure activities they want to pursue as a group for that session.  For each session the groups will focus on effective communication, teamwork, socialization and goal setting skills.   Participants will engage in activities designed to work towards being more independent in the leisure and recreation activities of their choice.    

Who is a good fit for Saturday Voyager?
Individuals ages 6-22 with high functioning intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, and/or Autism Spectrum disorder who in a community setting are able to:
• Interact appropriately with peers with minimal behavioral management assistance (redirection, verbal prompts) in a 1:5-1:6 ratio
• Follow multi-step instructions, ask for assistance and convey feelings/needs appropriately
• Take care of personal care needs with minimal support (verbal cues)
• Remain with the group

Session Information:
Cost per session of Saturday Voyager: $72

Program Location: Southgate Community Center

Program Dates:
Session 1: October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 18, December 2, 9, 16 (Registration opens September 25, 2017)
Session 2: January 20, 27, February 3, 10, 24, March 3, 10, 17 (Registration begins January 2, 2018)
Program Hours: 2p-5pm


Registration begins September 25, 2017

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TRS SUMMER CAMP 2017 (For campers ages 13-22)

Campers ages 13-22


SUMMER TIME CALLS FOR FRIENDS, FUN, AND SUMMER CAMP! COME JOIN US AT TRS SUMMER CAMP 2017!

TRS Summer Camp 2017 registration will open on Wednesday, March 22, 2017! Please visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs/tracers to access this application.

*PLEASE NOTE* Space for camp is limited and enrollment is subject to availability.

The deadline for TRS Summer Camp 2017 applications is Tuesday, May 30, 2017. After this deadline, all applications will automatically be placed on the waitlist.  As always, our waiting list will be reviewed periodically and individuals will be enrolled off of the waitlist as space becomes available.  


TRS will be hosting an open house on Friday, March 17th, 2017 at the Providence Community Center (3001 Vaden Dr., Fairfax, VA) from 6:30p-8p. Join us for St. Patrick’s Day activities and treats and learn more about TRS Summer Camp 2017!

TRS Summer Camp 2017 Weeks
Week 1: July 5th – July 7th
Week 2: July 10th – July 14th
Week 3: July 17th – July 21st
Week 4: July 24th – July 28th
Week 5: July 31st – August 4th
Week 6: August 7th – August 11th

TRS Summer Camp 2017 Locations
(Note: if you choose to utilize TRS transportation, your child will be assigned a site when their registration is processed. If you are providing transportation for your camper, you will be given the choice of which camp site you would like to request)

(FOR CAMPERS AGES 5-12)
Bush Hill Elementary School (5927 Westchester St Alexandria, VA 22310)
Haycock Elementary School (6616 Haycock Rd Falls Church, VA 22043)
Brookfield Elementary School (4200 Lees Corner Rd Chantilly, VA 20151)

(FOR CAMPERS AGES 13-22)
Twain Middle School (4700 Franconia Rd Alexandria, VA 22310)
Longfellow Middle School (2000 Westmoreland St Falls Church, VA 22043)
Rocky Run Middle School (4400 Stringfellow Rd Chantilly, VA 20151)

Summer Camp hours are 10am-3pm.  Transportation to and/or from camp is an available option through the registration process. We do provide an early morning drop off option that begins at 8:30am, however, to utilize early morning drop off, parents must transport their children to the site.

If your child is between the ages of 5 and 12 years old and is NEW to TRS Summer Camp, you will be required to submit a School Entrance Health Form completed and signed by your child’s physician before their camp registration can be processed. To access the form please copy and paste the following link into your browser: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hd/pcs/schoolhealthform.htm

*PLEASE NOTE* The school entrance health form MUST be signed and dated August 12, 2016 or later.  Forms with dates prior to August 12, 2016 will not be accepted.

You can submit this form to us in one of the following ways:
Mail: 12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 1050, Fairfax, VA 22035
Fax: 703-653-1375
Email: NCS-TRACERS@fairfaxcounty.gov

These forms can be submitted to our office prior to registration opening.  We must be in receipt of this form in order for your child’s camp registration to be eligible for processing.




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TRS SUMMER CAMP 2017 (For campers ages 5-12 *5 year olds must have completed Kindergarten*)

For ages 5-12


SUMMER TIME CALLS FOR FRIENDS, FUN, AND SUMMER CAMP! COME JOIN US AT TRS SUMMER CAMP 2017!

TRS Summer Camp 2017 registration will open on Wednesday, March 22, 2017! Please visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs/tracers to access this application.

*PLEASE NOTE* Space for camp is limited and enrollment is subject to availability.

The deadline for TRS Summer Camp 2017 applications is Tuesday, May 30, 2017. After this deadline, all applications will automatically be placed on the waitlist.  As always, our waiting list will be reviewed periodically and individuals will be enrolled off of the waitlist as space becomes available.  

TRS will be hosting an open house on Friday, March 17th, 2017 at the Providence Community Center (3001 Vaden Dr., Fairfax, VA) from 6:30p-8p. Join us for St. Patrick’s Day activities and treats and learn more about TRS Summer Camp 2017!

TRS Summer Camp 2017 Weeks
Week 1: July 5th – July 7th
Week 2: July 10th – July 14th
Week 3: July 17th – July 21st
Week 4: July 24th – July 28th
Week 5: July 31st – August 4th
Week 6: August 7th – August 11th

TRS Summer Camp 2017 Locations
(Note: if you choose to utilize TRS transportation, your child will be assigned a site when their registration is processed. If you are providing transportation for your camper, you will be given the choice of which camp site you would like to request)

(FOR CAMPERS AGES 5-12)
Bush Hill Elementary School (5927 Westchester St Alexandria, VA 22310)
Haycock Elementary School (6616 Haycock Rd Falls Church, VA 22043)
Brookfield Elementary School (4200 Lees Corner Rd Chantilly, VA 20151)

(FOR CAMPERS AGES 13-22)
Twain Middle School (4700 Franconia Rd Alexandria, VA 22310)
Longfellow Middle School (2000 Westmoreland St Falls Church, VA 22043)
Rocky Run Middle School (4400 Stringfellow Rd Chantilly, VA 20151)

Summer Camp hours are 10am-3pm.  Transportation to and/or from camp is an available option through the registration process. We do provide an early morning drop off option that begins at 8:30am, however, to utilize early morning drop off, parents must transport their children to the site.

If your child is between the ages of 5 and 12 years old and is NEW to TRS Summer Camp, you will be required to submit a School Entrance Health Form completed and signed by your child’s physician before their camp registration can be processed. To access the form please copy and paste the following link into your browser: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hd/pcs/schoolhealthform.htm

*PLEASE NOTE* The school entrance health form MUST be signed and dated August 12, 2016 or later.  Forms with dates prior to August 12, 2016 will not be accepted.

You can submit this form to us in one of the following ways:
Mail: 12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 1050, Fairfax, VA 22035
Fax: 703-653-1375
Email: NCS-TRACERS@fairfaxcounty.gov

These forms can be submitted to our office prior to registration opening.  We must be in receipt of this form in order for your child’s camp registration to be eligible for processing.




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S.M.I.L.E

Saturday Morning Integrated Leisure Experience
Ages: 2-5 (Preschool)


The S.M.I.L.E. program is an integrated play program for children with and without disabilities. From the "Good-Morning Song" to the "Good-Bye Song", children can participate in a variety of activities such as arts and crafts, sports, group games, and more! S.M.I.L.E. encourages appropriate social and behavioral interactions in a structured play environment. S.M.I.L.E. operates on Saturday mornings from 10am-1pm at the Reston Teen Center during the fall, winter, and spring. Program cost is $60.00 per session. Please call the TRS main line (703-324-5532, TTY 711) for more information.

Reston Teen Center (12196 Sunset Hills Road, Reston VA)

Session 1: October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 18
Registration opens September 25, 2017

Session 2: December 2, 9, 16, January 20, 27
Registration opens November 13, 2017

Session 3: February 10, 24, March 3, 10, 17
Registration opens January 22, 2018

Cost per session of S.M.I.L.E.: $60

Program Hours: 10am-1pm



Registration begins September 25, 2017

Registration begins November 7, 2017

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Saturday Discovery

Ages: 6-22  (must have completed kindergarten)


Saturday Discovery provides individuals the opportunity to discover their leisure interests by exploring various leisure options such as arts, sports, sensory, dance, and music, all adapted to meet their individual needs in a structured environment.  In this newly designed, lower ratio program (1:2/1:3) staff will be able to provide the level of support needed for each participant to be successful.

Participation requirements
Saturday Discovery Participants must:
-              Be able to interact safely with peers
-              Follow staff directions with moderate prompts
-              Be willing to try a variety of activities and
-              Participate appropriately in a 1:2-1:3 staff to participant ratio

Note: participants who are currently exhibiting frequent aggressive behaviors that are deemed harmful or injurious to others or who require a 1:1 for extended periods of time may need more support than the Saturday Discovery program is designed to provide.  If you are unsure if your son/daughter will be successful in this program, please call the main TRS offices and an initial eligibility assessment can be conducted.  TRS understands that behaviors change over time therefore reevaluation for program placement is available on a semi-annual basis.

Locations:
Kilmer Center (8102 Wolftrap Rd Vienna, VA 22182)
Key Center (6404 Franconia Rd Springfield, VA 22150)
Greenbriar West ES (13300 Poplar Tree Rd Fairfax, VA 22033)

Session Information:
Cost per session of Saturday Discovery: $72

Program Dates:
Session 1: October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 18, December 2, 9, 16 (Registration opens September 25, 2017)
Session 2: January 20, 27, February 3, 10, 24, March 3, 10, 17 (Registration opens January 2, 2018)

Program Hours: 10am-1pm


Registration begins September 25, 2017

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Wheelchair Sports

Ages: 6-22 (must still be enrolled in high school)


Fairfax Falcons wheelchair sports program is a dynamic team of athletes that provide children and adolescents ages 6 to 22 with a wide range of lower extremity disability, such as paralysis, amputation, radiological evidence of limb shortening, spina bifida, a spinal cord injury, or cerebral palsy, with a wide variety of sports experiences, teamwork, social skills, and fitness skills.While all our athletes compete in wheelchairs, not all athletes use wheelchairs outside of sports. The program is open to Fairfax County and non-county residents.  Fairfax Falcons compete in tournaments with players from up and down the East Coast. No worries if you’re new to wheelchair sports; there are different skill levels to include all players. Wheelchair Sports and Fitness meets year-round on Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. at James Lee Community Center in Falls Church. Wheelchair sports offers skill development in many sports including track and field, tennis, basketball and golf. Athletes compete in wheelchairs for most sports, however not all athletes use wheelchairs outside of sports.  All players must be able to push their own wheelchair. For more information call 703-324-5532, TTY 711

Levels of Play
• Novice - Athletes ages 8 and under, focus on development of chair skills, communication, and ball handling
• Prep - Athletes 13 and under
• Varsity - Athletes 22 and under

Practices are on Saturdays from 9-11 am (Varsity/Junior Varsity team) and 10-Noon (Prep team) at the James Lee Community Center.


Registration is open year round. Practices are on Saturdays from 9-11 am (Varsity/Junior Varsity team) and 10-Noon (Prep team) at the James Lee Community Center.

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Contact Us

Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services
Therapeutic Recreation Services
12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 1050
Fairfax, VA 22035-1115
703-324-5532,
TTY 711
Fax: 703-653-1375

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