Action Stop-Motion & Roblox vs Minecraft Flix

(7-13 yrs.) Start the day using stop-motion tricks to create fires, explosions and floods as characters battle it out or work together to save the day. We’ll work in small groups to storyboard, create the action, film and add voice-overs to make exciting movies. In the afternoon, campers can choose to create a Minecraft, Roblox or a mashup movie full of games or challenges for characters to overcome. Projects downloadable a month after camp ends. Bring snack, lunch and drink. No camp July 5. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


ACTion! Wonderful Wizards & Witches

(7-14 yrs.) A summer camp by Moonlit Wings Productions. Inspired by musical hits like “Wicked” and “The Descendants,” performers put on original skits and songs in this one-week camp. A great way for young performers to hone their skills through improvisation games, a talent show, music, dance and a mini performance on the final day. Bring two snacks, lunch and drink. Some pool time may be included at RECenter camps (bring swimsuit/towel). Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Adventure Links Classic Adventure 8-10yr

(8-10 yrs.) Take part in a week of true adventures. The 8-10 yrs. group (Classic Adventure) enjoys a low and high ropes course, canoeing, outdoor living skills day and caving. The 11-13 yrs. group (Ultimate Adventure) enjoys a ropes course with zipline, kayaking, outdoor living skills day, caving and rock climbing. Instruction begins on an introductory level and progresses with the group. Once registered, go to www.adventurelinks.net/parktakes to complete required camp forms and waivers. This camp also requires FCPA camp forms from camp webpage. No camp July 5.


Adventure Links Ultimate Adventure 11-13yr

(11-13 yrs.) Take part in a week of true adventures. The 8-10 yrs. group (Classic Adventure) enjoys a low and high ropes course, canoeing, outdoor living skills day and caving. The 11-13 yrs. group (Ultimate Adventure) enjoys a ropes course with zipline, kayaking, outdoor living skills day, caving and rock climbing. Instruction begins on an introductory level and progresses with the group. Once registered, go to www.adventurelinks.net/parktakes to complete required camp forms and waivers. This camp also requires FCPA camp forms from camp webpage. No camp July 5.


Adventures on the Farm (6-10 yrs)

(6-10 yrs.) Campers discover what life is like on the farm with fun games and crafts. They’ll love the visits to the farm, nature hikes, games and our special tie-dye day. Bring snack, lunch and drink. Camper must have completed Kindergarten. $35 activity fee due on first day. Questions? 703-689-3104. No camp July 5. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


All About Animals (4-6 yrs)

(4-6 yrs.) Do you know how many teeth a pig has? How high can a goat jump? How far can a cow smell? Learn all about farm and forest animals including fun facts. Create daily animal crafts, take hikes, visit the farm animals, plus songs and games. Bring lunch and drink daily and be prepared for our water day. $25 activity fee due on first day. Children must be potty-trained by June 1. Questions? 703-689-3104. No camp July 5. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


All About Horses Summer Camp (8-10 yrs.)

(8-10 yrs.) Campers enjoy daily 30-minute riding lessons plus learn about tacking, grooming, general horse care and barn chores. Other horse-related fun and activities include arts and crafts, equine speakers and breed demos. Bring snack, lunch and drink. Wear proper shoes/boots, comfortable clothes, riding breeches or long, tight stretchy pants. Spirit Equestrian provides campers with a helmet, but if you choose to bring your own helmet, it must be ATM certified. No camp July 5. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


All the World’s an Art Studio

(6-12 yrs.) Abrakadoodle artists learn about art from US, Panama, Indonesia, Singapore, China and Japan. Create using styles of well-known world artists while exploring different cultures and traditions. Make unique sculptures such as a sleepy dog or quirky robot, create vibrant paintings and learn about ancient ink techniques. Practice the art of puppet design and practice tinting, watercolor resist and brush painting. Bring snack, lunch and drink. No camp July 5. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Animal Science Merit Badge

This program satisfies most of the requirements to earn the Animal Science Merit Badge. Visit the site's website for pre-work and information. See session notes for details.


Applause! Aladdin (7-14 yrs.)

(7-14 yrs) A two-week summer camp by Moonlit Wings Productions. Young performers put on an original musical based on "The Arabian Nights", the same story that inspired Disney's "Aladdin." Moonlit Wings award-winning programs are jam-packed with opportunities for every young performer to shine through improvisation games, a talent show, music, dance and more. Bring two snacks, lunch and drink. Some pool time may be included at RECenter camps (bring swimsuit/towel). Too old for this camp? Email info@moonlitwings.org to join our behind-the-scenes teens tech crew. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Carousel Rides

Take a ride on an antique classic or enjoy a spin on a modern wonder! What better way is there to enjoy the afternoon with your kids than to take a ride on one of the Park Authority's carousels? Enjoy the sites and sounds of our rides and let the rest of the world fade away into a blur. Our carousels offer both undulating and stationary seating. Kids under two ride free with a paying adult.*Scroll to your desired time*