Department of Parks and Recreation

Summer Camps


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2014 Summer Camps Catalog

2014 Summer Camps Catalog

volunteers with childrenCamp Corrections

  • The 4H Junior Camper fee is $305 for campers and $150 for teen counselors.
  • The correct e-mail address for all Engineering for Kids camps is
  • There is no Silver Knights Chess Camp at Fairlington Center session 8.
  • To register for all Sciensational workshops, go to There is no full day discount for Sciensational camps.
  • To register for Arlington Soccer Association Goalkeeper Camp, go to
  • Sciensational Electronic Lab Session 9 is from 1-4pm. Extended hours are 12-1pm.
  • The T.E.A.M Teen Entrepreneur Amusement Management A Teen Job Readiness camp code is 550824.


  • Resident online registration and mail-in registration begins at 7 a.m. on February 19. Mail-In: 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington, VA 22206.
  • Resident phone-in or on-site walk-in registration begins February 26 at our main Registration office, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr. Phone: 703-228-4747.
  • Non-residents may register beginning on March 5.
  • For more info or to register for non-Arlington County camps, click the website listed following class description.

Registration Forms

What do you want to do this summer? There's something for everyone!

  • Summer was designed to give kids a break from school and help them try new experiences and grow mentally, physically and socially. Whether your child wants to refine a sports skill, go fishing, be in a play, learn magic, play mind-adventure games….or just plain hang, Arlington has something to offer. Classic Camps offer a variety of programming options, both structured and unstructured, that include art, sports, trips and more.
  • Overnight Camps are a combo of a classic camp, nature/adventure camp and sleepover. Nature, Adventure or History Camps are for kids who love the outdoors and want to learn about and enjoy nature…and maybe stretch their limits with challenges such as canoeing, caving and more.
  • Creative Arts Camps come in every shape and size, for those who want to learn to paint a picture, act in a play, throw a pot, sing a song and more!
  • Sports Camps are available for the sports enthusiast who enjoys every sport in a sport combo camp, or for the camper who wants to learn or refine skills in a specific sport camp such as basketball or tennis.
  • Camps for Individuals with Disabilities are camps specifically designed for individuals with physical, emotional, social or cognitive/mental challenges.
  • Imagination Exploration Camps bring kids with special interests in science, magic, history and imagination strategy games together.
  • Community Center Based Camps are community center-based programs for those who are looking for flexible programs that will engage kids.

Arlington County can provide upon request reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Questions on access and inclusion should be directed to the Therapeutic Recreation Office at 703-228-4740 or TTY 711. Likewise, Arlington does not want fee or language to be a barrier for residents to participate in classes, camps or programs. Call 703-228-4747 for more information.

volunteer reading with childrenVolunteer with Arlington County Summer Camps

The summer camp volunteer program is a wonderful opportunity for teens who want to further develop their leadership and communication skills and gain experience assisting with planning and leading activities for young children. Volunteers assist the camp staff in all the fun and exciting activities campers enjoy, including field trips, arts and crafts, swimming, sing-along's, games and much more.

Summer Camp Volunteer Guidelines

  • Volunteers must be at least 13 years old (as of May 21, 2014) and at least two years older than the oldest camper in the program at which they are placed. No exceptions.
  • Volunteers work for four weeks (they do not have to be consecutive weeks except in camps that have two-week or longer sessions). New volunteers work at the same camp for all four weeks.
  • Volunteers work the core program hours and may work some of the extended hours. No volunteer can work more than eight hours per day.
  • Volunteers are placed only at camps operated by Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation, not in contract camps.
  • Volunteers are not placed where they were campers the previous summer or where their family members are current campers.
  • Our goal is to place volunteers in the programs of their choice, but we can't guarantee placements.
  • Due to the volume of applicants, applications received after May 1, 2014 may be placed on a waiting list.

To Apply

Please submit the application to:

Hadyn Kihm
Department of Parks and Recreation
Volunteer Office
Langston Brown Community Center
2121 N. Culpeper St.
Arlington, VA 22207

Summer Activities Fair

Read information about the Summer Activities Fair, run by Arlington Public Schools.

School Break Camps

Read about what other camps are available on our School Break Camps page.


Cover of the Parent Handbook for summer camp programs

You'll find everything you need to know about our Summer Camp Program in the Parent Handbook.


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Arlington County can provide upon request reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations may include, but are not limited to:

  • Adapted Equipment and Techniques
  • Large Print and Braille Brochures
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Sign Language Interpreters
  • Additional Staff Support

To ensure appropriate accommodations are provided, please request 10 working days in advance of the first date of class. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation for a class or program, please contact the Therapeutic Recreation/Prevention Intervention Office at:

Likewise, Arlington County does not want fee to be a barrier for those who participate in County classes, camps or programs. Call 703-228-4747 to learn how to financial assistance and our reduced fees policy.

Last Modified: March 12, 2014
2100 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington, VA 22201 Tel: 703-228-3000 TTY: 703-228-4611