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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 2024 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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Monday Bites

Individuals ages 13-22


TRS is excited to bring our Monday Bites cooking program to you this fall! Monday Bites will take place on Monday evenings from 6:30-8:15 p.m. and will give youth the opportunity to enhance their cooking skills by learning simple ways to provide meals for themselves and others. This 6-week course will encompass kitchen safety, learning how to follow a recipe, tips and tricks when shopping for ingredients, assembling simple, yet healthy meals, and education on healthy eating.

Who is a good fit for Monday Bites?
Individuals ages 13-22 with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, and/or Autism Spectrum disorder who in a community setting are:
• Able to interact appropriately with peers with minimal behavior management (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
• Have an interest in learning how to cook

Location: Mott Community Center (12111 Braddock Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030)

Program Time: 6:30-8:15 p.m.

Session 1: (2023)
October: 30
November: 6, 13, 27  (No Program Nov 20)
December: 4, 11

Cost for Session 1: $40 for a 6-week session
Registration for Session 1 opens on Wednesday, September 13, 2023
*Please Note: Space is limited and enrollment is subject to availability. *

Session 2: (2024)
January 29
February 5, 12, 26  (No Program Feb 19)
March 4, 11

Cost for Session 2: $40 for a 6-week session
Registration for Session 2 opens on Wednesday, December 6, 2023
*Please Note: Space is limited and enrollment is subject to availability. *



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Power Soccer (for users of power wheelchairs)

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 involves two teams of four players that 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, and opportunities to participate competitively may be available as well.  The program is 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, VA, from 10:00am to 12pm.

For more information, please visit https://nova-powersoccer.org, email NCS-TRACERS@fairfaxcounty.gov, or call 703-324-5532, TTY 711.

Tentative 2024 fall season dates:
Sep 21, 28
Oct 5,12,19,26
Nov 2,9


Registration opened 9/1/2023 for the 2023-2024 season.

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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 for an 8-week session

Program Location: Providence Community Center—3001 Vaden Dr, Fairfax, VA 22031 (close to the Vienna Metro)

Program Time: 2:30pm-5pm

2023-2024 PROGRAM DATES:

Session 1 (2023):
October: 21, 28
November: 4, 11,18 (No Program Nov 25)
December: 2, 9, 16

Registration for Session 1 opens on Wednesday, September 13, 2023
*Please Note: Space for Voyager is limited and enrollment is subject to availability.*

Session 2 (2024):
January: 20, 27
February: 3, 10, 24 (No Program Feb 17)
March: 2, 9, 16

Registration for Session 2 opens on December 6, 2023
*Please Note: Space for Voyager is limited and enrollment is subject to availability.*



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Summer Preschool Camp

2 years - 5 years *not yet completed kindergarten*


2024 TRS SUMMER PRESCHOOL CAMP REGISTRATION WILL OPEN MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2024.

TRS Preschool Camp is a structured play program for preschool children ages 2-5 years (not yet completed kindergarten) with developmental delays and/or 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!

Dates: July 8-12, 2024
Hours: 8am to 11am
Location: Kilmer Middle School (8100 Wolftrap Rd, Vienna, VA 22182)

Summer Camp Fees: is $50/week (2024 Fees. Camp fees are subject to change).  Fee variances and scholarships are available for those that qualify.  

Preschool Summer Camp supports individuals ages 2-5 (who have not yet completed kindergarten) who have an identified developmental delay or disability, such as a speech & language delay, gross motor skills delay, mild ID, and who are successful in a 1:3 staff-to-participant classroom ratio. If you have additional questions, please reach out to the TR Team!


Please reach us at 703-324-5532 or email us at @NCS-TRACERS@fairfaxcounty.gov for a paper registration, assistance completing registration, or any additional questions.



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

For ages 5-12


**Registration for TR Summer Camp 2024 is now at capacity, and we are no longer accepting new registrations. Please be on the lookout for registration for fall 2024 programs! For any questions, concerns, or information, please contact us at NCS-TRACERS@fairfaxcounty.gov or 703-324-5532. Thank you!***

Summertime calls for friends, fun, and summer camp! Come join us at TRS Summer Camp 2024!

TRS Summer Camp Weeks FOR CAMPERS AGES* 5-12:
*Ages 5 to 12 (5-year-olds who have completed kindergarten):
Week 1: June 24-28
Week 2: July 1-3 (no camp July 4 & 5)
Week 3: July 8-12

Summer Camp Hours: 10AM-3PM

Summer Camp Fees: is $80/week (2024 Fees. Camp fees are subject to change). Fee variances and scholarships are available for those that qualify.  

Camp will be offered at three locations this year (please note: locations are subject to change):
• Twain Middle School (4700 Franconia Rd, Alexandria, VA 22310)
• Kilmer Middle School (8100 Wolftrap Rd, Vienna, VA 22182)
• Stone Middle School (5500 Sully Park Dr, Centreville, VA 20120)

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 child will be successful in the program, please call the main TRS office to discuss eligibility. PLEASE NOTE: space for camp is limited and enrollment is subject to availability.

Transportation: Therapeutic Recreation offers transportation to and/or from camp provided through a contract with Fairfax County Public Schools. If you choose to utilize this transportation option, the participant’s summer site will be determined by TRS based on the participant’s pick-up address. If you choose to provide your own transportation, you will have the ability to select the participant’s summer camp location.


Please call us at: 703-324-5532 or email us at: @NCS-TRACERS@fairfaxcounty.gov for a paper registration, assistance completing registration, or any additional questions.



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

Campers ages 13-22


**Registration for TR Summer Camp 2024 is now at capacity, and we are no longer accepting new registrations. Please be on the lookout for registration for fall 2024 programs! For any questions, concerns, or information, please contact us at NCS-TRACERS@fairfaxcounty.gov or 703-324-5532. Thank you!***

Summertime calls for friends, fun, and summer camp! Come join us at TRS Summer Camp 2024!

TRS Summer Camp Weeks for TEENS:
Ages 13 to 22 (22-year-olds who have not yet graduated):
• Week 4: July 15-19
• Week 5: July 22-25
• Week 6: July 29-August 1 (no camp August 2)

Summer Camp Hours: 10AM-3PM

Summer Camp Fees: is $80/week (2024 Fees. Camp fees are subject to change). Fee variances and scholarships are available for those that qualify.  

Camp will be offered at three locations this year (please note: locations are subject to change):
• Twain Middle School (4700 Franconia Rd, Alexandria, VA 22310)
• Kilmer Middle School (8100 Wolftrap Rd, Vienna, VA 22182)
• Stone Middle School (5500 Sully Park Dr, Centreville, VA 20120)

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 child will be successful in the program, please call the main TRS office to discuss eligibility. PLEASE NOTE: space for camp is limited and enrollment is subject to availability.

Transportation: Therapeutic Recreation offers transportation to and/or from camp provided through a contract with Fairfax County Public Schools. If you choose to utilize this transportation option, the participant’s summer site will be determined by TRS based on the participant’s pick-up address. If you choose to provide your own transportation, you will have the ability to select the participant’s summer camp location.


Please call us at: 703-324-5532 or email us at: @NCS-TRACERS@fairfaxcounty.gov for a paper registration, assistance completing registration, or any additional questions.



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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 early learning 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 during the fall, winter, and springtime. Please call the TRS main line (703-324-5532, TTY 711) for more information.

Session Information:

Location: Sully Community Center (13800 Wall Rd, Herndon, VA 20171)

Program Time: 10am-1pm

Cost per session of S.M.I.L.E. Session 1: $96. Scholarships are available.

Session 2 Dates:
January 20 and 27
February 3,10, and 24
March 2,9, and 16

*Registration for session 2 will open December 6, 2023*




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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.*

Session Information:

Cost per session of Saturday Discovery: $72 for an 8-week session

Program Locations:
Irving Middle School (8100 Old Keene Mill Rd, Springfield, VA 22152)
Kilmer Center (8102 Wolftrap Rd, Vienna, VA 22182)

Program Time: 10am-1pm

2023-2024 PROGRAM DATES:

Session 1 (2023):
October: 14, 21, 28
November: 4, 18  (No Program Nov 11, Nov 25)
December: 2, 9, 16

Registration for Session 1 opens on Wednesday, September 13, 2023
*Please Note: Space for Discovery is limited and enrollment is subject to availability.*

Session 2 (2024):
January: 20, 27
February: 3, 10, 24  (No Program Feb 17)
March: 2, 9, 16

Registration for Session 2 opens on December 6, 2023
*Please Note: Space for Discovery is limited and enrollment is subject to availability.*



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Paralympic Sports (wheelchair basketball)

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


Fairfax Falcons wheelchair basketball program is a dynamic team of athletes that provides 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 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.  The 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. The Falcons meet year-round on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at varying locations in the county.  All players must be able to push their own wheelchair.

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

For more information, please call 703-324-5532, TTY 711, or visit https://fairfaxfalcons.org/


Registration for the 2023-2024 is now open!

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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