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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Camp
  • Various Recreational Activities
  • Various Sports
  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


School-age children (grades 1 - 6), with disabilities. Participants must be a resident of Fairfax County, Falls Church City, or Fairfax City.

The four selected sites are designed to provide individuals with disabilities the opportunity to engage in a variety of recreation activities with peers without disabilities in large group situations. Additional Rec-PAC sites are offered throughout Fairfax County and accommodations are provided; however, the four targeted inclusion sites are the only sites that provide physical support at a 1:8 ratio. All other site ratios are 1:20.*

Activities are based on weekly themes and include: sports, fitness, crafts, board and cooperative games, music and drama activities, and special events. Weekly field trips are also offered throughout the program.

* The ADA coordinator maintains some flexibility to provide limited physical support at other locations.

Activities are selected that provide opportunities for the individual to:

  • Socialize and interact with peers
  • Increase or maintain physical fitness levels
  • Learn new leisure and recreation skills
  • Have fun in a recreation environment

About Inclusion:
Often parents want to know if their child is ready for an inclusion environment. To determine if full inclusion in the Rec-PAC program is right for your child, please consider the following:

  • The Rec-PAC program is attended by large numbers of children
  • The staff to participant ratio is 1:8 at the inclusion sites
  • There are a variety of activity choices available to children
  • Both structured and unstructured activities are offered and require children to demonstrate independent leisure skills and self-initiation of activities
  • Often activities are presented in a large group environment
  • Personal care assistance is not provided
  • The environment is highly stimulating and is conducive to individuals who can maintain, with minimal redirection, intervention, prompting or cueing, appropriate self-control

Mail Registration Forms to:
Fairfax County Park Authority
Attn: Rec-PAC
P.O Box 4606
Fairfax, VA 22038