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Fairfax County, Virginia

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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

TRACERS allows customers to submit a majority of the registration materials for TRS programs online. All information entered on the forms will be saved and stored under your username and password.


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

Adult Social Club-Teen and Young Adult (*not summer camp)

Ages: 14-29


Teen and Young Adult Social Club is for individuals ages 14-29 who have physical, sensory, developmental and/or learning disabilities.  Members of this club require minimal supervision, are independent in their daily living activities and can be successful in a 1:6 staff to participant ratio.  The group goes out 2 times a month and members are responsible for making suggestions and voting on the activities each quarter.  Members will have the opportunity to socialize with new friends, learn to plan their own leisure and engage with their community.  They will experience a wide variety of local activities including sporting events, community events, outdoor activities, and much more.  Annual membership is $35.00.  Trips and activities range in cost from free to $60.00 and those fees are not included in the annual membership.    Transportation is not provided to the meeting location, but is provided from the meeting location to the activity.  There are two meeting locations; one in Annandale and one in Fairfax

Teen and Young Adult Membership Requirements:
-Members must be able to:
    •  Participate independently in a social or group structure within a community environment
    •  Maintain self-control (i.e. no violent, abusive or aggressive behaviors)
    •  Maintain their own personal care and hygiene requirements (or provide an attendant)
    •  Self-administer and carry their own medication
    •  Applicants may be asked to come in for an interview or provide additional information to determine  


Registration is currently open for the 2022 Annual Membership. Registration is ongoing and will be accepted year round. You will not be able to sign up for monthly activities until you have completed the Annual Membership Registration.

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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



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Saturday Voyager

Ages 10-22


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 10-22 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: Providence Community Center (3001 Vaden Dr, Fairfax, VA 22031)

PROGRAM DATES:
Session 2: January 8,22,29 February 5,12,26 March 5,12
Registration opens December 13, 2021
      
Program Hours: 2:30-5pm

*Please Read*: Based on updated guidance by the health department we are now requiring that all members and staff regardless of vaccination status against COVID-19, wear a mask during activities.


Registration opens December 13, 2021 2022--Session 2 Dates: Jan 8, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 26, Mar 5, 12 *Please Read*: Based on updated guidance by the health department we are now requiring that all members and staff regardless of vaccination status against COVID-19, wear a mask during activities.

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Sports and Fitness

Ages: 16+


Looking to improve your muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility? Want to know more about nutrition and overall well-being? If so, the Sports and Fitness Program is for you. Geared toward participants with developmental disabilities, Sports and Fitness teaches basic skills in a variety of team and individual sports. Come on out, play a new sport, practice an old favorite, and stay healthy.

2022 PROGRAM DATES:
-Session 2: January 19, 26 February 2, 9, 16, 23 March 2, 9
Registration opens December 13, 2021

Program Location:
Washington Irving Middle School, 7th Grade Gym Inside Door 2
(8100 Old Keene Mill Rd, Springfield, VA 22152)

Program time: 7:30-9pm

Cost per session of Sports and Fitness: $30

*Please Read*: Based on updated guidance by the health department we are now requiring that all members and staff regardless of vaccination status against COVID-19, wear a mask during activities.


Registration opens December 13, 2021 Session Dates: Jan 19,26 Feb 2,9,16,23 Mar 2,9 *Please Read*: Based on updated guidance by the health department we are now requiring that all members and staff regardless of vaccination status against COVID-19, wear a mask during activities.

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Summer Pre-School Mini Camp

2 years - 5 years *not yet completed kindergarten*


Please note: Registration for all upcoming TRS programs (including summer camp) is suspended until further notice. Please check back towards the end of April for further updates. **Updated 4/13/2020**  

TR Preschool Mini Camp is a structured play program for pre-school children ages 2-5 years (not yet completed kindergarten) with disabilities that provides opportunities for fun, friendships, and exploration. Children will participate in activities designed to promote learning, explore stimuli, and introduce and develop new skills. From learning to take turns to imaginative play, come explore the world around you.
Discover. Grow. Learn.

2020 Registration Opens: TBD

Dates: July 13-24 (Monday-Friday)
Time: 8:00-11:00 a.m.
Transportation Not Provided
Registration Fee: $90.00
Scholarships Available Upon Request

Locations:
Oak Hill Elementary: 3210 Kinross Cir, Herndon, VA 20171
Pine Springs Elementary: 7607 Willow Ln, Falls Church, VA 22042
Springfield Estates Elementary: 6200 Charles C Groff Dr, Springfield, VA 22150

If your child is NEW to TRS, you will be required to submit a School Entrance Health Form completed and signed by your child’s physician and received by TRS before the first day of camp. To access the form please copy and paste the following link into your browser: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/school_entrance_form/school_entrance_form.pdf

*PLEASE NOTE* The school entrance health form should be signed and dated July 24, 2019 or later.  

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

We must be in receipt of this form in order for your child to attend camp.
For More Information, Contact Ashley Cunningham @ (703) 324-5214 or at
Ashley.Cunningham@fairfaxcounty.gov



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TRS SUMMER CAMP (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 2021!

The summer will be packed full of special events, art activities, sensory play, games, sports, outdoor play, music activities and more.  All programming is designed to meet the different interests and abilities of the campers.  All camp sites are open to participants with developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, physical disabilities, emotional disabilities, learning disabilities, and/or attention deficit disorders. Each site will have a variety of staff to participant ratios available to meet the different needs of campers. Ratios range from 1:2 to 1:5 at each site*.

*Note: Participants who require a constant 1:1, may need more support than this camp structure can provide. If you are unsure if your son/daughter will be successful in the program, please call the main TRS office to discuss eligibility.

*New This Year* Therapeutic Recreation is dedicated to following the guidance of the Fairfax County Health Department regarding all health and safety measures pertaining to reducing the potential exposure and preventing the spread of COVID-19.
• Staff and campers will remain with a consistent “bubble” each day
• Campers and staff must wear masks throughout the day
• Daily health checks will be conducted for staff and campers
• Intensified cleaning and disinfecting practices will be in place
• Safe distancing measures will be implemented and some classrooms will operate at a reduced capacity
• Transportation will be limited this year and only available on an as needed basis to support campers with significant transportation barriers.  
We are dedicated to implementing a safe and fun camp experience and look forward to seeing our campers this summer!

TRS Summer Camp 2021 registration: May 6, 2021
Camp Information session: May 3, 2021 7pm Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsceyprzgrH9MoXLc09Ivw_XlMnpsxdjYU

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

TRS Summer Camp 2021 Weeks:
Week 1: June 28 - July 2
Week 2: July 6 - July 9 (NO CAMP July 5th)
Week 3: July 12 - July 16
Week 4: July 19 - July 23
Week 5: July 26 - July 30
Week 6: August 2 - August 5 (NO CAMP August 6th)

*Secondary School ESY dates/bell schedule runs parallel to TRS weeks 1-4, individuals will be unable to attend both programs during these weeks

Summer Camp Fees: is $80/week (2021 Fees. Camp fees are subject to change).  Fee variances and scholarships are available for those that qualify.  

TRS Summer Camp 2021 Locations

FOR CAMPERS AGES 5-12 (Sites subject to change):
Oak Hill Elementary: 3210 Kinross Cir, Herndon, VA 20171
Pine Springs Elementary: 7607 Willow Ln, Falls Church, VA 22042
Springfield Estates Elementary: 6200 Charles C Groff Dr, Springfield, VA 22150

FOR CAMPERS AGES 13-22 (Sites subject to change):
Carson Middle School: 13618 McLearen Rd, Herndon, VA 20171
Jackson Middle School: 3020 Gallows Rd, Falls Church, VA 22042
Key Middle School: 6402 Franconia Rd, Springfield, VA 22150

Summer Camp hours:10am-3pm.
(NOTE: Early Morning Drop-off will not be available this summer).



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TRS SUMMER CAMP (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 2021!

The summer will be packed full of special events, art activities, sensory play, games, sports, outdoor play, music activities and more.  All programming is designed to meet the different interests and abilities of the campers.  All camp sites are open to participants with developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, physical disabilities, emotional disabilities, learning disabilities, and/or attention deficit disorders. Each site will have a variety of staff to participant ratios available to meet the different needs of campers. Ratios range from 1:2 to 1:5 at each site*.

*Note: Participants who require a constant 1:1, may need more support than this camp structure can provide. If you are unsure if your son/daughter will be successful in the program, please call the main TRS office to discuss eligibility.

*New This Year* Therapeutic Recreation is dedicated to following the guidance of the Fairfax County Health Department regarding all health and safety measures pertaining to reducing the potential exposure and preventing the spread of COVID-19.
• Staff and campers will remain with a consistent “bubble” each day
• Campers and staff must wear masks throughout the day
• Daily health checks will be conducted for staff and campers
• Intensified cleaning and disinfecting practices will be in place
• Safe distancing measures will be implemented and some classrooms will operate at a reduced capacity
• Transportation will be limited this year and only available on an as needed basis to support campers with significant transportation barriers.  
We are dedicated to implementing a safe and fun camp experience and look forward to seeing our campers this summer!

TRS Summer Camp 2021 registration: May 6, 2021
Camp Information session: May 3, 2021 7pm Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsceyprzgrH9MoXLc09Ivw_XlMnpsxdjYU

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

TRS Summer Camp 2021 Weeks:
Week 1: June 28 - July 2
Week 2: July 6 - July 9 (NO CAMP July 5th)
Week 3: July 12 - July 16
Week 4: July 19 - July 23
Week 5: July 26 - July 30
Week 6: August 2 - August 5 (NO CAMP August 6th)

*Secondary School ESY dates/bell schedule runs parallel to TRS weeks 1-4, individuals will be unable to attend both programs during these weeks

Summer Camp Fees: is $80/week (2021 Fees. Camp fees are subject to change).  Fee variances and scholarships are available for those that qualify.  

TRS Summer Camp 2021 Locations

FOR CAMPERS AGES 5-12 (Sites subject to change):
Oak Hill Elementary: 3210 Kinross Cir, Herndon, VA 20171
Pine Springs Elementary: 7607 Willow Ln, Falls Church, VA 22042
Springfield Estates Elementary: 6200 Charles C Groff Dr, Springfield, VA 22150

FOR CAMPERS AGES 13-22 (Sites subject to change):
Carson Middle School: 13618 McLearen Rd, Herndon, VA 20171
Jackson Middle School: 3020 Gallows Rd, Falls Church, VA 22042
Key Middle School: 6402 Franconia Rd, Springfield, VA 22150

Summer Camp hours:10am-3pm.
(NOTE: Early Morning Drop-off will not be available this summer).



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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. Participants need to bring a packed lunch.

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

*Please 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)
Washington Irving Middle School (8100 Old Keene Mill Rd, Springfield, VA 22152)

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

2022 PROGRAM DATES:
Session 2: January 8, 22, 29 February 5, 12, 26 March 5, 12
Registration opens December 13, 2021
*Please Note: Space for camp is limited and enrollment is subject to availability.*

Program Hours: 10am-1pm

*Please Read*: Based on updated guidance by the health department we are now requiring that all members and staff regardless of vaccination status against COVID-19, wear a mask during activities.



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Paralympic Sports

Ages: 4-22 (must still be enrolled in high school)


Fairfax Falcons wheelchair sports program is a dynamic team of athletes that provide children and adolescents ages 4 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.

*2021-2022 Season Registration IS NOW OPEN


Registration Opens September1st, 2021

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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

Question or Comments? e-mail Customer Service