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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. .

Chess Camp (5-13 yrs.)

Silver Knights Chess has taught the great strategy game to tens of thousands of children including national champions. A great camp for advanced players to sharpen their skills or beginners who want to learn the game. Activities include learning the rules, openings, tactics, strategy, endgames and playing games. Campers will have fresh air and snack breaks (bring snack and drink; full-day campers also bring lunch). Every camper receives a T-shirt and chess set or free entry to a chess tournament. No camp July 4-5. Campers may be transported by bus to local schools for classroom use. Once registered, download camp forms from website.