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The Fairfax County Park Authority offers a variety of activities such as classes, camps and tours in a wide variety of categories including aquatics, fitness, nature, dance, outdoor recreation, performing arts, history and many more. Special events, trips/tours and specialty workshops are listed in Parktakes, the Park Authority’s quarterly guide, available through free subscription to county citizens. .

3-2-1 BLAST OFF (6-11 yrs.)

This action-packed, Mad Science week focuses solely on rockets and the physics of rocket flight. After learning the model rocket safety code, campers build a number of different rockets and participate in the launching, mission control, propulsion and recovery. Bring lunch and drink daily. No camp July 4-5. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Abrakadoodle Cartoon Creations Camp (6-12 yrs.)

Young artists are introduced to the creative world of cartooning by launching imaginations with funny people, imaginary animals and interesting modes of transportation. Learn about symbolism, speech bubbles, facial expressions and the art of the comic strip. Create a comic frame featuring traditional elements of characters and dialogue. Bring snack, lunch and drink daily. Supply fee of $40 due on first day. Download camp forms from website.


Abrakadoodle Space STEAM Art Adventure

Learn about the solar system, meteoroids, meteors and meteorites, constellations and more. Find out why astronauts wear spacesuits and why telescopes are important tools. Use different techniques to create art focusing on science, technology, engineering and math concepts while reaching for the stars as artists. Download camp forms from website.


Abrakadoodle World Travel 3D Art (3.5-6 yrs.)

Travel with us on this creative journey and change the way you see the world. Create 3D masterpieces inspired by world cultures. Learn about Chinese ceramics, Croatian “licitar” hearts, Maori design carvings from New Zealand, “nicho” boxes from Mexico and much more. Use a variety of materials and learn how art connects people from all over the world. Supply fee due on first day ($35 half- day camps). Download camp forms from website once registered.


Abrakadoodle World Travel 3D Art (6-12 yrs.)

Travel with us on this creative journey and change the way you see the world. Create 3D masterpieces inspired by world cultures. Learn about Chinese ceramics, Croatian “licitar” hearts, Maori design carvings from New Zealand, “nicho” boxes from Mexico and much more. Use a variety of materials and learn how art connects people from all over the world. Supply fee due on first day ($40 full-day camps). Campers may be transported by bus to local schools for classroom use.


Accotink Adventure Camp (9-13 yrs.)

Join us for the ultimate outdoor camp. Activities include archery, boating (kayaking/canoeing) techniques/equipment/strokes/rescues, fishing, hiking, orienteering, camping skills, animal tracking, reptile and amphibian identification and a water park day. Bring snack, lunch and water bottle. Camps run rain or shine. Contact park for details on extreme weather days. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Act It Out! (4-6 yrs.)

Explore this theater and arts program that invites children to act out storybooks with positive values and create art projects. Campers present their favorite story on the last day. A $20 supply fee is due on the first day of camp. Please bring a snack and drink. 7/15 is a full-day camp, bring lunch too. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Action & Minecraft Movie Flix (7-13 yrs.)

In the mornings, campers use a green screen, camera tricks and special effects to create their own live-action action adventure movie. They collaborate to write, act and direct scenes and learn action choreography that thrills audiences. Afternoons are spent using stop-motion animation. We’ll bring Steve, Alex, the creepers and more to life. They’ll storyboard, shoot and voice-over in age-appropriate groups. Flix downloadable within a month after camp ends from Incrediflix. No camp July 4-5. Download camp forms from website.


ACTion! JAM-ILTON (7-14 yrs.)

Hamilton-inspired camp by Moonlit Wings Productions - Actors, rappers, history buffs and hip-hoppers, blast back to 1776 and become musical showstoppers. Write original scenes themed to the American Revolution, show off your freedom of speech and sing about the constitution. Explore music from “Hamilton” and other Broadway shows and create your own characters from heroes to foes. Family and friends are invited to a mini-play featuring your original work on the final day. Some pool time may be included. Bring two snacks, lunch, drink and swimsuit/towel daily. Once registered download camp forms from website.


Adapted Accotink Adventures (13-22 yrs.)

Camp designed for people with intellectual disabilities, 1:4 staff to camper ratio. Enjoy outdoor activities such as boating (kayaking/canoeing), fishing, hiking, orienteering, animal tracking, reptile and amphibian identification and a water park day. Sheltered woodland pavilions provide the perfect setting for slower-paced activities including fun arts-and-crafts. Bring snack, lunch and water bottle. Camps run rain or shine. Contact park for details on extreme weather days. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Adapted Fun & Fit (13-22 yrs.)

Designed for teens with developmental disabilities who can participate in a 4:1 ratio. Learn fitness and wellness skills in a fun and social environment. Some swim time included. Bring lunch, drink, swimsuit and towel. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Adapted Leisure Camp-Metrobound (13-22 yrs)

Designed for people with disabilities to practice skills for using local public transportation including the Metrorail/bus. Participants travel to engaging destination and depart and return to the school using only public transit. Must be able to participate in a group with a 4:1 ratio and walk approximately 3 miles daily and have a WMATA Reduced Fare Card or Metro Access Card. Supply fee of $30 due on first day. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Adapted Potomac Adventures (13-22 yrs.)

This camp, designed for people with disabilities, offers adventures along the Potomac River including boating, fishing, hiking and a trip to the Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Advanced Golf Summer Camp (13-17 yrs.)

Designed for the experienced teen golfer who is trying out for or playing on their high school team. Our well qualified instructors will cover all aspects of golf in addition to etiquette and rules. Class fee includes all range balls and green fees for on-course instruction. Campers receive a certificate & golf fun pack at the end of camp. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Adventure Links Classic Adventure 8-10yr

Take part in a week of true adventures on 425-acres at Hemlock Overlook. The 8-10 yrs. group (Classic Adventure) enjoys a low and high ropes course, canoeing, outdoor living skills day and caving. Instruction begins on an introductory level and progresses with the group. Once registered and paid, go to www.adventurelinks.net/parktakes to complete required camp forms.


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