Town services have reopened to the public with some modifications. Public Safety services are fully operational.

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) updates and resources

Camp Fairfax

Families signing up for Camp Fairfax this summer must sign up for the 3 consecutive weeks based on safety recommendations and new protocols during Covid 19. 

Camp Fairfax is a homegrown local camp for school aged youth going on its 11th 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, recreational games under the redwood trees and running through sprinklers on the ballfield.  We place heavy emphasis on community building scaffolding age ranges so campers can learn from each other and build confidence through collaboration.  Campers work in small groups to create skits and learn old school camp songs that remain part of our tradition from summer to summer.  We work with local businesses to bring the youth fun field trips. This summer we will only have guest visitors to our camp such as the Wildcare Nature Van.  In addition, we have a variety of specialized classes that happen throughout the summer including, storytelling, yoga and more.

Ages 5-10

10am - 4pm

July 27 - August 14

*dates subject to change based on RVSD 2020-21 calendar 

$310 per week

Before and after care available for an additional fee (9am-5pm)

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.

Camp Fairfax Girls

Learn more about Camp Fairfax

Staff assisted entry/exit to monitor overall reduced capacity  

Staggered start times for entry/exit safety 

Smaller class groups and reduced number of classes offered at one time – maximum of 12 campers.   

Marked physical distance spaces in common areas 

Scheduled times and processes for disinfecting equipment throughout each day 

Daily staff and camper health checks with infrared thermometer  

Contactless account administration through website, email, text and phone 

The use of facemasks and gloves 

Under the new Covid 19 guidelines, we will have a maximum of 12 campers per week split into 2 groups of 6 so we can practice social distancing as much as possible—thought the full group will gather together throughout the day. We have the Recreation and Community Services Manager overseeing overall operations, 2 Senior Counselor implementing day to day camp activities and 1 floating Counselor in Training (CIT) assisting as needed. So, the ratio or kids to counselors is 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!  This summer we will only be doing walking field trips around town and will host guest visitors.   

Since Camp Fairfax is offered thru the Town of Fairfax we have access to all the wonderful buildings that it owns. This summer we will meet at the spacious Pavilion for general check in and to start our activities.  We will spend most of the day outside near the redwood grove or in the creek area or ballfield. Though during 12-2pm may use the Pavilion for various activities.  The Pavilion is our home base this summer 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 outside.

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. Our Counselor in Training (CIT) program is for 12 – 15 year olds.  Most of our campers are age 6-8 years.

Counselor in Training (CIT) Program

Due to the limitation of maximum participants allowed under the Covid 19 guidelines, our CIT program will be reduced this summer but we encourage all to still apply.  We will be in touch if we have space to add you.   

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.

Close window