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Camp Fairfax

Camp Fairfax is a homegrown local camp for school aged youth going on its 10th year!  During this special time of year campers and their counselors focus on the unique aspects of our little town.  This simple and old style summer camp explores arts and crafts, the natural environment, and recreational games under the redwood trees.  We place heavy emphasis on community building scaffolding age ranges so campers can learn from each other and build confidence through collaboration.  We work with local businesses to bring the youth fun field trips to places like the Fairfax Vet Clinic and Wildcare.  In addition, we have a variety of specialized classes that happen throughout the summer including, music, mindfulness, yoga and more.

Ages 5-10

10am - 4pm

July 27 - August 14

*dates subject to change based on RVSD 2019-20 calendar 

$310 per week

Before and after care available for an additional fee

Full and partial scholarships available.
Apply here

Early bird deadline is July 1, 2020.

Any families submitting forms to us AFTER July 1, 2020, there will be a second tier registration time period and the fee will be an additional $100.

There also will be $20 change fee for families who need to withdrawal their child for any reason or switch their schedule.

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We have a maximum of 25 campers per week. We have filled up the last two weeks most years, but some weeks we have less than 25 kids. We have a Camp Director, two Counselors, and at least two Counselors in Training (CIT) each week. So the ratio or kids to counselors is usually 1/6.

We are a local camp that focuses on our lovely little town of Fairfax. We like to give the campers a chance to get to know the town in ways that they may not have had the chance to before. Several parents have even said that their kids showed them new things that they had never done in town even after living here for years!

Some examples of field trips the past few years are: Yoga at Yoga Mountain, Good Earth tour/interactive experiences, Fairfax Library story time and tour (we got library cards for kids who did not have one), Fairfax Vet Clinic, Fairfax Farmer’s Market – campers created art work to be displayed at the market after learning more about the Marin Agricultural Institute.

Since Camp Fairfax is offered thru the Town of Fairfax we have access to all the wonderful buildings that it owns. We meet at the Community Center next to Peri Park each morning. Then we have a morning meeting in the redwood grove near the Women’s Club on the small stage. We spend most of the day outside near the redwood grove or in the creek area. Though during 12-2pm we can use the Pavilion or the Women’s Club for various activities. We play games on the baseball field. The Community Center is our home base and we wrap up our day there. The kids can draw or do other activities while they wait for pick up. After care is offered and often the kids and counselors will play in Peri Park.

The age range for Camp Fairfax is 5-10 years old. We will accept a 4 year old child who is heading into Kindergarten and meets the school requirements for age 5 in the fall. On the upper end, we will accept a child who is going into 5th grade but would prefer to have a child who is heading into 6th grade consider coming to camp as a Counselor in Training (CIT) rather than a camper. Most of our campers are age 6-8 years.

Counselor in Training (CIT) Program

The Counselor in Training (CIT) program offers unique opportunities for developing personal and professional skills while encouraging you to enjoy the natural beauty and wonder of our sweet town.  The program is designed to help create a scaffolding of ages from our community whereby young campers can connect and collaborate with older counselors in training. It is important that CIT demonstrate positive role modeling, leadership, communication and exemplary understanding of the supervision of children in a camp setting.

The CIT program is for 12 – 15 year olds—middle school and early high school students.

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