2013 Arlington Count Guide to Summer CampsOnline Registration begins 7am, Februar 20, 2013!ttp://registration.arlingtonva.us/
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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 parttime to fulltime 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 7032283327.
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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!
Qalifed 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.
Arlinton Camps or All Ailities
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
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 assetbuilding summer.Contribute to a child’s summer adventures by donatingduring the registration process or on the ArlingtonCounty Camp Registration Form.