The Recreation and Parks Department is committed to offering safe, high quality, and enjoyable in-person camp programming this summer. The health and safety of all camp participants, staff, and their families remains our paramount goal. The structure and operations of all 2021 summer camps have been adjusted in an effort to achieve and maintain the highest levels of health and safety while offering the most enjoyable camp experience possible. These revised structures and operations ensure compliance with all state and local health and safety guidelines.
Among the health and safety practices adopted for our summer camp programs are enrollment maximums which ensure the maintenance of social distancing, the wearing of masks/face coverings by all campers and staff when indoors, and thorough cleaning of all camp spaces and equipment. Changes to these practices and policies may occur to ensure both the highest level of safety for all participants and compliance with all mandated guidelines and requirements.
Parents and guardians of all campers enrolled in Summer Fun are encouraged to take time to view the meeting an review the manual.
Counselor in Training
We're happy to announce that the Recreation and Parks Department will be offering out Counselor in Training program again in 2021! The Counselor in Training (CIT) Program assigns youth volunteers to our Summer Fun Playground Program. Applicants must be at least 13 by June 14, 2021.
The Summer Fun Playground program operates for eight weeks from June 14 through August 6. Campers are rising 1st – 6th graders and participate in activities such as arts and crafts, sports, and more. CIT’s assist counselors and the camp director with daily activities such as preparing arts and crafts projects, supervising and assisting campers with activities, and being a good leader. Volunteering as a CIT is a fun way to gain experience working with children, a sense of responsibility and leadership skills.
Please save your completed Emergency Information form as "Last Name, First Name".
Send your completed Emergency Information form to: Camps@fallschurchva.gov . Make the subject of your email your child's full name.
Medication Administration Form
If your child needs medication administered during camps hours, we will also need you to complete the Medication Administration Form. This is form is only required if medication needs to be administered to your child while they are at camp with us.
Additional forms are required for some contracted and adventure camps. This forms will be emailed to you in the welcome to camp email, about a week before the first day of camp.
I forgot which summer camp I registered my child for.
All individuals registered for a canceled camp program will receive a full refund of the registration fee. Refunds will be made via the original payment method. Due to the high volume of refunds please allow up to four weeks for processing.
COVID-19 related cancelations.
Refunds requested due to the COVID-19 pandemic will only be given for confirmed positive cases or the need to quarantine due to confirmed direct/close contact.
The Department of Recreation and Parks reserves the right to cancel a camp if we believe it is in the best interest of participant health and safety.
Will extended care be available for campers?
A p.m. extended care program will be offered only for campers enrolled in the Summer Fun program. The program will offer afternoon care from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Summer Fun campers wishing to participate in the extended care portion of the program will need to register online. This program is only available to Summer Fun participants during weeks in which they are enrolled in Summer Fun.
I have more questions. Who may I contact?
For questions or further assistance please contact Ryan Amato, Recreation Program Supervisor for Camps and Youth Sports at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-248-5307 (TTY 711)
Childcare Statement & Tax ID
The Falls Church Recreation and Parks Department's Tax ID is 546001271. You can obtain an official record of your child's participation in our programs in your online account.
Your account will enable you to print a Childcare Statement that lists the camps attended, amount of money spent and the Tax ID.