We’re Hiring!!!! We are looking for Summer Camp Counselors for 2023.

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Email recreation@fairfax-vt.gov for more information.

The Town of Fairfax Parks & Recreation Department is excited to be bringing back camp this year. We will be offering 9 weeks of fun and safe summer day camps! For kids who have completed kindergarten to those who are 12 years old.

These camps will be located at the Fairfax Community Park & Bike Path on Hunt Street and run from 8AM to 5PM every week day. Our rain location is the BFA Fairfax School (75 Hunt Street) when needed due to inclement weather. We do not have an early release or late program so please make sure not to drop your child off before 8 AM and pick up needs to be complete by 5 PM.

Many of the daily activities will be focused around fun themes! In addition to our special weekly activities, your kids will enjoy outdoor exploration, arts & crafts, swimming, biking, and playing games with new and old friends. Each week has a staff to camper ratio of 1:7 with qualified and well trained staff members.

Your camper is expected to arrive with two healthy snacks and a lunch each day, as well as a good attitude! Please make sure to read the Family Handbook when we send it to you after your registration for full details on what to expect.

Pricing and Cancellation

Pricing for each week of camp is set at $185 per camper (except 4th of July week which is $120 as Monday and Tuesday there is no camp). The full amount owed for each camp is due two weeks before the camp begins, however, we are requiring a $25 non-refundable deposit per week of camp that is due by April 7th or 30 days after your registration (whichever comes later).

We will contact you within 72 hours (or the Monday after your registration if on Friday or later) of your registration being received for payment information. If we do not receive your deposit on the timeline denoted in that email, your spot will be lost.

Cancellations: In the event of a cancellation before full payment, we are not able to refund your $25 weekly deposit.

If you notify us of cancellation within the two weeks leading up to camp after you have paid the full amount, we will not be able to issue a refund to you.

If you notify us of cancellation after paying the full amount for any of the weeks you’ve signed up for, but before two weeks prior to the start of the camp, we will refund the remaining $160 fee.

Waitlists

If a camp week is full, you may still register for it and be entered to our waitlist for the week. A $25 deposit will not be required until you have been moved into an open slot for that week.

If a week has filled up and we have not updated our site or form to reflect that information, we will reach out to you as soon as possible to let you know you’ve been added to the waitlist for that week.

We encourage you to sign up even if the camp is listed as full, as we have had to pull from the waitlist often in previous years.

Camp Schedule (subject to change)

Below you will find what a typical day at camp entails. Depending on weather for the day, this could change at any point.

8 AM – 9 AMWelcome to Camp. Check in and put your belongings away
9 AM – 9:30 AMSnack Time
9:30 AM- 11 AMTheme Time! Learning, making and having fun together
11 AM – 12 PMPhysical activity time – outdoor games and fun lead by staff
12 PM – 1 PMLunch and free-play time
1 PM – 2 PMMore time for themed activities
2 PM – 4 PMTime to head to river for wading and playing. Extra time for changing and snack
4 PM – 5 PMWind-down and free-play time – Departure

Camp Weeks

We take great care in creating engaging and fun activities revolving around these themes that appeal to all ages and gender identities. Week’s with the [FULL] tag have filled up, however, we have waiting lists for each camp week. Please feel free to register for the [FULL] camps anyway, and we will contact you as soon as a spot opens up – no registration fee or payment required until we can secure you a spot.

Week DatesThemeDescription
Week 1 (June 19th through 23rd)
STEM (full)
Science, technology, engineering, mathematics.
Week 2 (June 26th through June 30th) Survivor(full)Just like the show!
Week 3 (July 5th through July 7th) *No camp Monday or Tuesday due to the 4th of July holiday. Cost is discounted to $120 for this week. Beach Party (full)3 days of P-A-R-T-Y, beach style.
Week 4 (July 10th through July 14th) Theater (full)Embrace your dramatic side! Whether your meant for the stage, or not, this camp will bring everyone together to practice lines or work on stage building and costume design.
Week 5 (July 17th through July 21st)Field Days (full)Games. Obstacles. Competition.
Week 6 (July 24th through July 28th) Down on the Farm (full)Everything farm related!
Week 7 (July 31st through August 4th) Baking (full)We will practice our measuring and chemistry skills in this week of baking delicious treats.
Week 8 (August 7th through August 11th) Fantasy (full)Unicorns. Dragons. Mermaids.
Week 9 (August 14th through 18th)Circus (full)All the fun of games, shows, prizes and more!

Do you have any questions before registering? Reach out to Danielle Rothy, Director of the Fairfax Parks & Recreation Department at recreation@fairfax-vt.gov

Registration

A registration form is required for each child you wish to register. If you’re submitting multiple forms, you may need to refresh this page before submitting your next child.

Youth Counselors

This is a new, trial run, program that we are launching this summer. Youth Counselors are people ages 12-15 who’s duties will be to assist the staff counselors in preparing activities, helping to coordinate snack/meal time, assisting with clean up and continuing to help the group stay organized.

For more information email recreation@fairfax-vt.gov