Leaves are already falling. Can snow be far behind? Plan ahead for unexpected school closures and childcare needs with Snow Day Camps at Fairfax County RECenters.
The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) will again offer Snow Day Camps for school-age children at the Audrey Moore, Lee District, Spring Hill and Oak Marr RECenters when schools are closed for multiple days.
Snow Day Camp will be held when Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) are closed two or more days in a row between November 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018 due to inclement weather. These dates do not include holiday breaks. Snow Day Camps will begin on the second consecutive all-day school closing. The camps will not operate for single-day FCPS closures, late openings or early dismissals. In addition, they do not operate on weekends and will not be held when Fairfax County Government is closed or the Fairfax County Park Authority is closed
Camps will run from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. for children ages 6 to 10. Activities will include games, sports, arts and crafts and self-directed activities. The cost is $65 per day per child. This is a non-refundable fee. No scholarships or extended care are available. The program is limited to 30 children per site and is run by trained leaders who have undergone background checks. Parents must provide lunch.
Once the decision is made to operate based on school and county closings, a registration link will be placed on the Park Authority website at Snow Day Camp. Families should sign up in advance to receive email notifications as soon as registration for a Snow Day Camp opens. FCPA will also publicize the information via social media and other media platforms.
Spaces are limited and are allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration via phone is also available from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. (when the county is open) at 703-222-4664, or you may visit any RECenter to register.
For more information, call 703-324-5273 or email Parkmail@fairfaxcounty.gov.