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2013 Arlington County Guide to Summer Camps

2013 Arlington County Guide to Summer Camps

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2013 Arlington Count Guide to Summer CampsOnline Registration begins 7am, Februar 20, 2013!ttp://registration.arlingtonva.us/
HELP WANTED: YOu!
Want to have a blast this summer and make money doing it? Arlington County is looking for creative, enthusiastic, committed, sincere peoplewho want to have fun to help staff our summer camps. These are parttime to fulltime temporary positions at a competitive salary. Great forteachers, college students (must be over 18), and anyone who wants experience working with the best kids in the nation... Arlington kids! Youcan also support special interest in the arts, nature, sports or working with people with disabilities. Interested? Call 7032283327.
Check ot the Arlinton Conty Smmer Camp Catalo orcamps and prorams that keep kids enaed, active and ocsedon epandin their horizons! Arlinton Conty prorams oerlots o choices, sae and invitin environments, and the chanceor children to develop stron onds with their commnity.Kids et their fll o thrills throh sports; showcase their talentsthroh the arts; reap the rewards o volnteerism; inviorate theirimainations throh creative play; eplore the otdoors throhnatre prorams; and have adventres alore. All while makinriends and lielon memories. Smmer is the perect time torin people toether y nrtrin a healthy development thathelps yon people row p confdent, carin and responsile.
Camp Registration & Information 7032284747Habla Español 7032284747Job Opportunities 7032283327Summer Camp Hotline 7032281856Elementary Programs 7032284773Teen Programs 7032284729Therapeutic Recreation 7032284740TTY Number for All Programs Use relay 711Volunteer with Us 7032284724Inclement Weather Hotline 7032284715
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Did yo know that frst day o camp reistration is the siest day or online reistrations?Make sre yo et into the camps yo want y preparin eore the reistration period eins.See pae 18 or reat reistration tips!
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 newexperiences and grow mentally, physically and socially. Whether your child wantsto refine a sports skill, get creative, be in a play, learn magic, play classic andelectronic games or explore the great outdoors, Arlington has something to offer.
Classic Camps (page 5)
offer a variety of programming options, both structuredand unstructured, that include art, sports, trips and more.
Overnight Camps (page 6)
are a combo of a classic camp, nature/adventure campand sleepover.
Nature, Adventure or History Camps (page 6)
are for kids who love the outdoorsand want to learn about and enjoy nature…and maybe stretch their limits withchallenges such as canoeing, caving and more.
Creative Arts Camps (page 8)
come in every shape and size, for those who want tolearn to paint a picture, act in a play, throw a pot, sing a song and more!
Sports Camps (page 9)
are available for the sports enthusiast who enjoys everysport in a sport combo camp, or for the camper who wants to learn or refine skillsin a specific sport camp such as basketball or tennis.
Camps for Individuals with Disabilities (page 13)
are camps specifically designedfor individuals with physical, emotional, social or cognitive/mental challenges.
Imagination Exploration Camps (page 16)
bring kids with special interests inscience, magic, history and imagination strategy games together.
Community Center Based Camps (page 7)
are programs for children ages5-11, designed to give families lots of flexibility, including an option for studentsattending summer school!
Qalifed Sta Make it Happen
Camp and playground counselors arespecial people. Department of Parksand Recreation (DPR) staff must loveworking with young people. They arecreative, enthusiastic, committed andsincere...plus super-patient and loadsof fun! In fact, many of Arlington’scamp and playground counselors havebeen campers themselves, often in theprograms they now direct. A lot of ourcommitted staff are schoolteachers,college students, and college graduateswho hope to find a permanent job work-ing with kids. They’re a talented and funbunch, each with loads of experience inhis or her specialty area, and all com-mitted to helping your child to be thebest he or she can be. To ensure yourchildren have a positive and fun experi-ence, Arlington County invests manyhours in staff training and development.In addition to meeting the qualificationsfor their position, all summer staffattends mandatory training that focuseson promoting positive participation;creative expression; cooperative andadaptive games; heart-healthy and well-ness activities; risk management andsafety; child protective services; proce-dures and policies; planning activities;positive and productive scheduling; anddeveloping welcoming spaces.
Arlinton Camps or All Ailities
As part of our inclusion philosophy,youth with disabilities are welcome toregister for programs of interest. Wehave designated Madison and FairlingtonTot camps; and Jamestown ElementarySummerfest as sites that receiveadditional services. These sites have alower camp maximum, lower staff tocamper ratio and additional training forstaff on program modifications, behaviormanagement and inclusion of individualswith disabilities. Also check our TRCamps on pages 13-14.Please note, your child can attend anycamp of interest. Trained TherapeuticRecreation (TR) staff can assist you inmaking sure your child has the rightsupport and accommodations to ensurethat they have a safe and successfulexperience at camp. Reasonableaccommodations could include: adaptedequipment and techniques, specializedstaff training, sign language interpreters,accessible facilities, additional staff, orlarge print and Braille materials. Pleaserequest accommodations at least twoweeks in advance. It may be necessaryto change a camper’s placement if thesupport, assistance and accommodationnecessary for participation can best beprovided at an alternate site. Contactthe TR Office at trinfo
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arlingtonva.us,703-228-4740 for more information.
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SEND A KID TO CAMP…PLEASE!
DPR established the Summer FUNd in 2004 to coverregistration and field trip fees for children who couldotherwise not participate due to financial hardship.Please help us ensure that all children in Arlingtonhave a fun, engaging and assetbuilding summer.Contribute to a child’s summer adventures by donatingduring the registration process or on the ArlingtonCounty Camp Registration Form.
 
2013 Arlington Count Guide to Summer CampsOnline Registration begins 7am, Februar 20, 2013!ttp://registration.arlingtonva.us/
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To learn more aot Arlinton Conty camps checkot the Parent Handook at www.arlintonva.s/dprater Ferary 20.
Camp Fact 101
Everyone can have a great timethis summer, but not at another’sexpense. All participants mustfollow directions and be respectfulof fellow campers, staff, property,and program boundaries. Whileeach camp has specific policies foreach session, there are commonpolicies among all Arlington camps.These policies were developed to besure all kids are safe and have thebest opportunity for an enrichingand fun summer.1. Children must wear appropriateclothing and shoes for thecamp and its activities.Sandals are not allowed excepton water days.2. Children must bring theirlunch to full day camps.3. Caregivers should pick up acalendar of activities on thefirst day of each camp sessionon site.4. Excess group insurance thatis above and beyond personalmedical insurance is availableto camp participants to covermedical expenses incurred asa result of injusry at camp.5. Behavior resulting in extremedisruption or intentional harmto self, others or propertycan result in removal fromthe program according tothe Code of Conduct Policyat the discretion of programstaff. Camp and playgroundcounselors are trained to usesupportive strategies andavailable resources to encour-age positive participation asalternatives to removal.6. Locations are subject tochange (this catalog conveysthe most correct informationavailable before going topress). For updates, contactthe registration office at703-228-4747 or log on towww.arlingtonva.us, searchsummer camp.7. The Arlington County Boardapproves all Arlington Countycamp fees. The goal is to pro-vide programs for all Countychildren. You may qualify forreduced fees even in non-DPRcamps. Call the RegistrationOffice for more information703-228-4747.8. Camps with insufficientenrollment will be canceled.Registration staff will helpdirect families to comparableopen programs.9. To keep kids safe, summerprograms will limit or canceloutdoor activities, or may evencancel programs, on “CodeRed” days. Camper safety isthe deciding factor.10. Field trips are subject tochange or cancellation dueto inclement weather or ifappropriate transportation isunavailable.
 
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indicates an ArlingtonCounty camp. Use theregistration form on page19 and participant information/emergency record form onpage 20 to register for thesecamps only.
Art Facilities
Instalacíones para artes
1 Arlington Arts Center3550 Wilson Blvd.22201703-248-68002 Artisphere1101 Wilson Blvd.22209703-875-11003 Fairlington Arts Studio3308 S. Stafford St.22206703-228-64924 Gunston Arts Center2700 S. Lang St. 22206703-228-18505 Lee Arts Center5722 Lee Highway 22207703-228-05606 Lubber Run AmphitheatreN. 2nd & N. Columbus St. 22203703-228-18507 Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre1611 N. Kent St. 22209703-228-18508 Theatre on the Run3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr.22206703-228-18509 Thomas JeffersonCommunity Theatre125 S. Old Glebe. Rd. 22204703-228-185010 Thomas Jefferson ArtStudios3501 S. 2nd St. 22204703-228-5925
Commnity Centers& Senior Centers/
Centros Comunitarios
11 Aurora Hills CommunityCenter & Senior Center735 18th St. S. 22202703-228-572212 Barcroft Sportsand Fitness Center4200 S. Four Mile Run 22206703-228-070113 Carver Community Center1415 S. Queen St. 22204703-228-570614 Charles DrewCommunity Center3500 S. 23rd St. 22206703-228-572515 Culpepper GardenSenior Center4435 N. Pershing Dr. 22203703-228-440316 Dawson TerraceCommunity Center2133 N. Taft St. 22201703-522-471217 Fairlington Community Center3308 S. Stafford St. 22206703-228-658818 Gunston Community Center2700 S. Lang St. 22206703-228-698019 Langston Brown CommunityCenter & MultipurposeSenior Center2121 N. Culpeper St. 22207703-228-521020 Lee Community Center& Senior Center5722 Lee Highway 22207703-228-055021 Lubber Run CommunityCenter300 N. Park Drive 22203703-228-471222 Madison Community Center& Senior Programs3829 N. Stafford St. 22207703-228-531023 Thomas JeffersonCommunity Center3501 2nd St. S. 22204703-228-592024 Walter Reed CommunityCenter & MultipurposeSenior Center2909 16th St. S. 22204703-228-0935
CommnityLocations
EspaciosComunitarios
25 Carlin Hall Center5711 S. 4th St. 22204703-379-139026 Cooperative ExtensionServices3308 S. Stafford St. 22206703-228-640027 Quincy Parking DeckN. 15th St. & N. Quincy St.22201703-228-180528 Woodbury Park2335 N. 11th St.703-807-1941 22205
Natre Centers
Centros de Naturaleza
29 Gulf Branch Nature Center3608 N. Military Rd. 22207703-228-340330 Long Branch Nature Center625 S. Carlin Springs Rd. 22204703-228-653531 Potomac Overlook Park2845 N. Marcey Rd. 22207703-528-5406
Parks & Playronds/
Parques y Patios de recreo
Each park location has it’sown unique setting. Forinformation about a specificpark call 7032286525
32 Arlington Heights ParkS. 9th St. & S. Irving St.2220433 Barcroft Park4200 S. Four Mile Run Dr.2220434 Bluemont Park601 N. Manchester St. 2220335 Bon Air Park850 N. Lexington St. 2220536. Doctors Run Park1301 S. George Mason Dr. 2220437 Fort Barnard Park2101 S. Pollard St. 2220438 Fort C.F. Smith Park2411 N. 24th St. 2220739 Fort Scott Park2800 S. Fort Scott Dr. 2220240 Glebe Road Park4211 N. Old Glebe Rd. 2220741 Glencarlyn Park301 S. Harrison St. 2220442 Greenbrier Park5201 N. 28th St. 2220743 Gunston Park1401 S. 28th St. 2220644 Hayes Park1516 N. Lincoln St. 2220145 High View Park1945 N. Dinwiddie St. 2220746 Jennie Dean Park3630 S. 27th St. 2220647 Long Bridge Park475 Long Bridge Dr. 2220248 Lacey Woods Park1200 N. George Mason Dr.2220549 Lyon Village Park1800 N. Highland St. 2220150 Madison Manor Park6225 N. 12th Rd. 2220551 Marcey Road Park2722 N. Marcey Rd. 2220752 Maury Park3550 Wilson Blvd. 2220153 Nauck Park2600 S. 19th St. 2220454. Penrose Park2200 S. 6th St. 2220455 Powhatan Springs Park6020 Wilson Blvd. 2220556 Quincy Park1021 N. Quincy St. 2220157 Rocky Run Park1109 N. Barton St. 2220158 Towers Park801 S. Scott St. 2220459 Tuckahoe Park2400 N. Sycamore St. 2221360 Tyrol Hill Park5101 S. 7th Rd. 2220461 Virginia Highlands Park1600 S. Hayes St. 2220262 Westover Park1001 N. Kennebec St. 22205
Schools/
Escuelas
63 Abingdon Elementary3035 S. Abingdon St. 22206703-228-665064 Ashlawn School5950 N. 8th Rd. 22205703-228-527065 Arlington Science Focus School1501 N. Lincoln St. 22201703-228-767066 Arlington Traditional School855 N Edison St. 22205703-228-629067 Barcroft School625 S. Wakefield St. 22204703-228-583868 Barrett Elementary School4401 N. Henderson Rd. 22203703-228-628869 Bishop O’Connell School6600 Little Falls Rd. 22213703-237-140070 Carlin Springs School5995 S. 5th Road 22204703-228-664571 Glebe Elementary School1770 N Glebe Rd. 22207703-228-628072 H-B Woodlawn/Stratford School4100 N. Vacation Lane 22207703-228-636373 Jamestown School3700 N. Delaware St. 22207703-228-527574 Kenmore Middle School200 S. Carlin Springs Rd.703-228-6800 2220475 Key School2300 Key Blvd. 22201703-228-421076 Long Branch School33 N. Fillmore St. 22201703-228-422077 McKinley Elementary School1030 N. McKinley Rd. 22205703 228-528078 Nottingham School5900 Little Falls Rd. 22207703-228-529079 Oakridge Elementary School1414 S. 24th St. 22202703-228-584080 Patrick HenryElementary School701 S. Highland St. 22204703-228-582081 Randolph Elementary School1306 S. Quincy St. 22204703-228-583082 Reed School1664 N. Mckinley Rd. 22205703-812-972483 Swanson Middle School5800 N. Washington Blvd.22205703-228-550084 Taylor Elementary School2600 N. Stuart St. 22207703-228-627585 Thomas Jefferson School125 S. Old Glebe Rd. 22204703-228-590086 Tuckahoe Elementary School6550 N. 26th St. 22213703-228-528887 Wakefield School4901 S. Chesterfield Rd.22206703-228-670088 Washington-Lee School1300 N. Stafford St. 22201703-228-620089 Williamsburg Middle School3600 N. Harrison St. 22207703-228-545090 Yorktown School5201 N. 28th St. 22207703-228-5400
¿Dnde est?
Fee Redctions: (vea pina 24 para Asistencia Financiera)
Don’t let fees be a barrier. Arlington County residents may request a fee reduction!All participants must submit fee reduction applications PRIOR to registration, sincediscounts are NOT RETROACTIVE. Fee reductions are available on a sliding scalebased on household income and size. Anyone who is active financial assistanceclient of Arlington County’s Department of Human Services or Arlington PublicSchools free/reduced lunch program, as well as others who are below thethreshold of the currently published HUD’s Section 8 income limits, can apply for areduced fee. To apply, bring proof of identity, proof of Arlington residency and proofof income (such as original free/reduced lunch letter from APS, WIC, SSI, SSDI,Section 8 Housing, or current tax forms) to receive 25%, 50% or 75% off.
Fee Redction Processin Locations and Hors:
Registration Office, 3700 South Four Mile Run Dr, 7032284747, 8am5pmLangstonBrown Community Center, 2121 Culpeper St., 22207, 7032285210, 9am6:30pmLubber Run Community Center, 300 N. Park Dr., 7032284712, 9am6:30pmWalter Reed Community Center, 2909 16th Street S., 7032280935, 9am6:30pm
Call or an appointment at the ollowin centers:
Thomas Jefferson, 3501 S. 2nd St., 703228 5920Barcroft Sports & Fitness Center, 4200 S. Four Mile Run Dr., 703228 0701Carver Community Center, 1415 S. Queen St., 22204, 7032285706Charles Drew Community Center, 3500 23rd St., S., 22206, 7032285725Fairlington, 3308 S. Stafford St., 22206, 7032286588Gunston Community Center, 2700 S. Lang St., 22206, 7032286980Lee Community Center, 5722 Lee Highway, 22207, 7032280550Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St., 22207, 7032285310

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