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Rec-PAC Summer Program

Check back in the Spring for 2018 Rec-PAC information.


Last summer, over 4,000 kids played their way through weeks of healthy fun at Rec-PAC sites across the county.
Here's a sampling of the good things parents had to say about their children's experiences.

  • The Rec-PAC program is well run and well organized. I loved all the creativity and that they encouraged my kids to use their imaginations.
  • My daughter had a great time playing with her friends and meeting new ones. Rec-PAC is a great place for kids to be kids.
  • I loved that my son was able to exercise, make new friends and have fun in the sun.
  • The weekly themes were great and the daily activities were fun for all the kids. Rec-PAC rocks!
  • My kids looked forward to the special events each week. The staff were very creative and made sure my kids had fun.
  • My son made a lot of new friends. He came home very happy at the end of each day and looked forward to going back to play games with his new buddies.
  • I love that my child had a blast at Rec-PAC. She did fun, safe and wonderful activities every day. She was excited to go everyday.
  • The staff are very professional, well mannered and dedicated to their work. They love the kids and were very polite. I couldn't have asked for better role models for my kids to be around.

Rec-PAC (Pretty Awesome Children), operated by Fairfax County Park Authority, is a six week structured recreation program with emphasis on leisure skills designed for elementary school children.

Participants will have an opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of activities such as: fun and fitness, indoor and outdoor games, team sports, nature, crafts, storytelling, sports festivals, talent shows and supervised play sessions. Each location has a ratio of 1 staff person to 18 participants.


Join us for 6 exciting weeks of Summer Fun in 2017!

Join the Pac!
Week 1 (7/5-7/7)
July 3rd and 4th CLOSED
United We Stand

Hooray for the Red, White and Blue. Join us as we celebrate America through arts, games and sports. Rec-PAC is closed July 3rd and 4th.
Join the Pac!
Week 2 (7/10-7/14)
We’ve got SPIRIT, how about YOU?

Show your PAC pride on these fun-filled theme days: crazy hair, crazy socks, team jersey, ping pong table decorating. Meet and learn about Buddy the Wolf and enjoy a teambuilding field day. Special Event: Field Day
Join the Pac!
Week 3 (7/17-7/21)
Pirate Adventure!

Ahoy Mateys! Come aboard and create colorful parrots, creative sand art, treasure maps and sea monsters. Along the way play games, sing songs and use teamwork to find the lost Pirate Island where there are cool games and prizes for all!! Five days of fun and adventure. Special Event: Lost Pirate Island Party
Join the Pac!
Week 4 (7/24-7/28)
Come on Down!

Calling all game show contestants! Are you ready for a week of fun and exciting game shows? Do you have what it takes to win, lose or draw? Or even have a minute to win it? Then this is the week for you. Special Event: Game Show Mania
Join the Pac!
Week 5 (7/31-8/4)
Adventures Away!

Explore the outdoors through painting, collage, drawing and more. Use a variety of art media to create icky bugs. Join us as we design a wonderful forest full of creative creatures.
Join the Pac!
Week 6 (8/7-8/10)
Rec-PAC Gives Back!

Rec-PAC needs YOU!! Come make a difference as you and your friends get involved in the community in which you live. This community service week is all about helping others and giving back. Join us at the Rec-PAC Showcase for a camper performance. Special Event: RPS (Rec-PAC Showcase) No Rec-PAC on August 11th.



ADAFCPA is committed to nondiscrimination in all programs, services, and activities. Special accommodations/alternative information formats will be provided upon request. Please call the information number 703-324-8563 at least 10 working days in advance of the registration deadline or event. TTY 703-803-3354.



Heat Policy
Hot Weather Procedures:

With the heat index rising above 100º, parents may have questions over what precautions are being taken to protect their children while they are at camp.

  • Register On-Line
  • Register by Phone 703-222-4664. TTY 703-803-3354
  • Mail to: Fairfax County Park Authority, Attn: Rec-PAC, P.O Box 4606, Fairfax, VA 22038
  • Fax Number: 703-653-9440
  • See Parktakes Magazine mailing label for your member number

A separate registration form is needed for each child. There is no maximum enrollment at Rec-PAC sites. Staff will be added to accommodate as needed.


Beginning July 5, registration may be done only at Rec-PAC sites on Mondays upon arrival. See location list  for site times.

How do I pay for Rec-PAC?

Check, money order or credit card
only. No cash or debit cards accepted. Make
checks payable to FCPA. Pre-registration or
paying for several weeks at one time is highly
recommended to make registration easier.


Requests received prior to the start of a Rec-PAC session can be processed by phone, mail or fax. Once a session begins, refunds will be given only for medical emergencies with a doctor’s certification. Absences and personal scheduling conflicts are not reimbursable. A $10 processing fee per child, per week, will be applied to all approved refunds. Approved refunds will be credited to your Parktakes member account.

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