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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 (3-6yrs.)-spg

Learn about the solar system, meteoroids, meteors and meteorites and constellations in this four-day art camp. Use different techniques to create art focusing on science, technology, engineering and math concepts while reaching for the stars as artists. Supply fee due on first day ($28 half- day camps).


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 waterpark 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 Broadway Talent Show (7-14 yrs.)

Join Moonlit Wings Productions as we put on a one-day show featuring solo and group acts. Share your special talent or come to learn acting and singing skills. The day includes improvisation games, character creation and a talent show! Bring snack, lunch, drink and swimsuit/towel for an afternoon swim break. 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.


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

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. Download camp forms from website.


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