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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. .

Abrakadoodle’s Art of Nature Camp (6-12 yrs.)

There is no better way to learn about nature than to experience it through art. Join us for an exciting art camp where walks around the lake get creative juices flowing. Kids will create original art pieces inspired by nature. Outdoor breaks will depend on weather. Supply fee of $16 due on first day. Bring lunch and drink.

Basketball MiniCamp (6-12 yrs)

.) A combination of positive, energetic and fundamentals-based coaching while including the fun of daily real game action. Campers learn and refine skills and truly enjoy this total basketball experience appropriate for all skill levels. Bring snack, lunch, water bottle and swimsuit (for afternoon swim break). Choose one day or both days at a discount. Download camp forms from website.

Best of Burke Lake MiniCamp (8-12 yrs.)

Campers enjoy all of the fun activities Burke Lake has to offer including archery, disc golf, mini golf, games, crafts and more. Kids will love the reptile program while learning about creatures that call Burke Lake home. Bring a snack, drink and lunch.

Chess MiniCamp (5-13 yrs.)-winter

(5-13 yrs.) By Silver Knights. Champions come from our programs, but most students are just looking for fun. Lessons range from overview of the rules to tournament strategies. Bring snack and lunch daily. Includes non-chess activities during breaks. Once registered, download camp forms from website.

Cupcake Wars MiniCamp (5-12 yrs.)

Curious about how the pros make those cupcakes so precious and ornate? Join Tiny Chefs for some yummy fun, learning cupcake basics like measuring, mixing, baking and frosting, all with seasonal flavors! Download camp forms from website.

Digital Kidz Battle Bots MiniCamp (7-12 yrs.)

Celebrate the sport of robotic combat through machine battling. Use the LEGO EV3 Mindstorms to design, build and control robots while demonstrating creativity, programming and engineering skills. Through challenges and competitions, campers explore the interrelationships between designing, building and programming. Bring lunch and drink. Download camp forms from website.

Gymnastics & Cheer MiniCamp (5 1/2-12 yrs.)

Join Metro Movement and learn jumps, arm motions, cheers and a dance routine from former NFL, NBA and collegiate cheerleaders as well as floor, beam, bars and vault gymnastics skills from USA Gymnastics Instructors. Bring lunch, drink and swimsuit/towel daily for an afternoon swim break. Camp requires signed waiver on the first day. No camp Jan. 1.

HammerLAX Skills Clinic- Fall (7-13 yrs.)

Boys learn the fundamentals of lacrosse including stick skills, dodging, shooting and game simulation. Campers enjoy a daily afternoon swim break. Bring lacrosse stick, helmet, arm/shoulder pads, gloves, mouth guard, snack, lunch, drink and swimsuit/towel. A signed participation release form is due on the first day.

STEM ExCEL Minecraft & Computer Science

Advancing your programming skills writing and implementing large scale Minecraft modifications. With fun activities, campers learn algorithms, functions, variables, conditionals, etc. Explore electronics in a virtual world while building electrical circuits. Bring snack, lunch and drink. Download camp forms from website.

Teacher Workday on the Farm (5 1/2-10 yrs)

Spend a day on the farm. Indoor & outdoor fun for elementary-aged students including crafts, STEAM activities, board games, music, baking and more. Dress for weather and farm fun. Based at the Old Floris Schoolhouse. Bring a lunch, drink and snack. Two options: 9am-4pm or 8am-5pm. For more info call 703-689-3104. Download camp forms from website.

WeDo Wild Safari Robotics (6-12 yrs.)

Explore the animal kingdom in this WeDo 2.0 LEGO Robotics Camp with Silver Knights Enrichment. Build and code swinging monkeys, fierce Silverback gorillas, cute Koalas and more robots that climb, move, bite and roll. Campers receive a T-shirt at the end of the week. Bring snack, drink and lunch. Some camps bussed to nearby schools for classroom use. No camp July 4-5. Once registered, download camp forms from website.

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