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Amanda Rogers,
Director of Communications

Registration Open for 2019 Therapeutic Recreation Summer Camps


Summertime calls for friends, fun and...SUMMER CAMP!

Therapeutic Recreation Services offers a variety of affordable summer camp experiences for individuals (ages 2 to 22) with developmental, intellectual, physical, emotional and learning disabilities to enjoy a variety of special events, games, activities, sports, field trips, musical activities and much more!

Therapeutic Recreation Summer Camp Programs

Therapeutic Recreation Summer Pre-School Mini Camp

The Pre-School Mini Camp is a structured play program for pre-school children. Children will participate in activities designed to promote learning, explore stimuli and introduce and develop new skills.

Ages: Children ages 2 to 5 years (not yet completed Kindergarten)
Dates: July 16 - 18 and July 23 - 25
Time: 8 to 11 a.m.
Fee: $30.00
Required Forms: You will be required to submit a School Entrance Health Form (completed and signed by your physician) no later than July 1, 2019. This form is available in PDF form through the online registration process for camp (see link below). Please print the form for your physician to complete it, and then submit the completed form to Therapeutic Recreation Services via mail (120111 Government Center Parkway, 10th Floor, Fairfax, VA 22035), FAX (703-653-1375), or email (NCS-Tracers@fairfaxcounty.gov).

Participating Locations:

  • Lees Corner Elementary School (13500 Hollinger Ave., Fairfax, VA 22033)
  • Cunningham Park Elementary School (1001 Park Street, Vienna, VA 22180)
  • Hayfield Elementary School (7633 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, VA 22315)

Register Online - TRACERS (Therapeutic Recreation Activities Centralized Electronic System) 

Questions? Please contact Therapeutic Recreation Services at 703-324-5532, TTY 711.

Therapeutic Recreation Summer Camp - Elementary

Ages: Children ages 5 to 12 years (must have completed Kindergarten)
Dates: July 1 - August 9 (No camp activities on July 4 or 5)
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Early drop off option begins at 8:30 a.m. - see registration or speak with TR Staff for details)
Fee: $80.00 per week

Participating Locations:

  • Lees Corner Elementary School (13500 Hollinger Ave., Fairfax, VA 22033)
  • Cunningham Park Elementary School (1001 Park Street, Vienna, VA 22180)
  • Hayfield Elementary School (7633 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, VA 22315)

Register Online - TRACERS (Therapeutic Recreation Activities Centralized Electronic System) 

Questions? Please contact Therapeutic Recreation Services at 703-324-5532, TTY 711.

Therapeutic Recreation Summer Camp - Middle/High

Ages: Children ages 13 to 22 years
Dates: July 1 - August 9 (No camp activities on July 4 or 5)
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Early drop off option begins at 8:30 a.m. - see registration or speak with TR Staff for details)
Fee: $80.00 per week

Participating Locations:

  • Franklin Middle School (3300 Lees Corner Road, Chantilly, VA 20151)
  • Thoreau Middle School (2505 Cedar Lane, Vienna, VA 22180)
  • Hayfield Middle School (7630 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, VA 22135)

Register Online - TRACERS (Therapeutic Recreation Activities Centralized Electronic System) 

Questions? Please contact Therapeutic Recreation Services at 703-324-5532, TTY 711.


Why TR Summer Camps?

  • Affordability: Camp fees range from $30 (for the Pre-School Mini Camp) to $80/week (for the Elementary and Middle/High Camps). Financial assistance is available (including a sliding scale fee, installment plans and scholarships).
     
  • Knowledgeable, Trained Support Staff: All camp programs and locations offer a variety of staff to participant ratios to ensure that the different needs of all our campers are adequately met (ratios range from 1:2 to 1:5 at each site).
     

REGISTER ONLINE Today!

Camp program spaces are limited and enrollment is subject to availability. Enrollment Deadline is May 31, 2019.

 

Additional Camp Information:

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 see the information included in the registration for details.
 

Medication and Medical Procedures During Camp Hours

Summer Camp staff are trained to provide personal care support, administer medication and select medical procedures to campers. Note: a physician's authorization for each medication and/or procedure your child may need during camp hours is required prior to your child starting camp. These documents will be provided to you after a completed registration is reviewed by Therapeutic Recreation Services staff.
 

Enrollment

Each camper will be processed upon submission of a complete registration, partial payment and any additional required forms. A customer should receive an email confirmation with the status of the child's enrollment for each week of camp requested within 5 business days. The email will identify the site the camper is placed at and whether they are enrolled or waitlisted for the weeks requested. Please note that completion of a registration is not a confirmation that your child is enrolled. If you do not receive an email confirmation, please call Therapeutic Recreation Services at 703-324-5532, TTY 711, or check your TRACERS account to make sure all required forms were submitted.
 

Class Placement

Upon completion of a Summer Camp registration, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists will place each camper in a room with an appropriate staff to participant ratio based on their needs, age, safety considerations, medical needs and participant's disability as indicated in the registration.

Note: Therapeutic Recreation Services cannot provide 1:1 support for campers. Campers who require 1:1 support for success are welcome to join us with the assistance of an aide provided by the family.
 

Questions?

For questions or concerns related to any of the Summer Camp programs or other services offered by Therapeutic Recreation Services, please contact us at 703-324-5532, TTY 711.

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