Summer Camp Guide: Are Your Kids Signed Up?

kids in camp

Yes, it’s April and the daffodils are still in bloom, but in just over two short months, it will be summer break.

What are your kids doing this summer?

We have a whole summer of fun at a wide-range of camps throughout the county for toddlers to teens. Most have limited registration, so don’t let your kids miss out!


Park Authority Camps

Learn more about 2017 summer camps in our parks:

  • What: Choose from more than 1,800 weeks of camp
  • When: Preschool to teens
  • Who: Available June (after school ends) to Aug. 25
  • Cost: Varies by camp
  • Registration is underway; register by May 12, you will save $8 on each camp registration fee.
Park Authority Camp and Registration Info


Rec-Pac Camps
  • What: School-based camps at more than 40 locations
  • Who: Grades 1 through 6
  • When: Six-week long program, July 5 to Aug. 10
  • Cost: $120 per week
  • Registration begins April 24 and if you register by June 9, you will save $8 on each week’s registration fee.
“I loved that my son was able to exercise, make new friends and have fun in the sun.”Rec-Pac Parent
Rec-Pac Camp and Registration Info


  • What: Recreation programs based at eight community center locations
  • Who: Grades 1 through 6
  • When: Available June 26 – Aug. 25
  • Cost: Sliding scale based on household income
RECQuest Registration Info


SACC Camp Discovery
  • What: Camp provided through School Age Child Care Program (SACC) at 27 locations
  • Who: Grades 1 through 6
  • When: Six sessions running from July 5 to Aug. 10
  • Cost: Sliding scale based on household income.
  • To register, call SACC Registration at 703-449-8989 (TTY 711) between 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, except holidays.
Get More Info on Camp Discovery


Additional Camp Options


We Need Camp Counselors, Too

Many paid job opportunities are available at our camps if you are a college student, teacher or someone who enjoys being with kids:


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