Camp Fairfax

Families signing up for Camp Fairfax this summer must sign up for the 2 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 12th year!  During this special time of year campers and their counselors focus on the unique aspects of our little town and each other.  This simple and old-style summer camp has evolved and this summer will include TWO specialized weeks with each week focusing on a theme.  Week 1 will focus on the arts and week 2 will focus on the natural environment and music. We weave in teambuilding games and activities throughout each week and a highlight is our weekly Friday water play of running through sprinklers on the ballfield and balloon toss.  We place heavy emphasis on community building scaffolding age ranges so campers can learn from each other and build confidence through collaboration.  In addition, we have a variety of special circle times that happen throughout our camp including, storytelling, trust and kindness games.

Ages 6-10

10am - 4pm

July 26 - August 6

*dates subject to change based on RVSD 2021-22 calendar 

$980 for 2 weeks

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

Full and partial scholarships available.  Apply here

Early bird deadline is July 1, 2021.

Any families submitting forms to us AFTER July 1, 2021, 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.

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

The 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 CIT program is for 11 – 15 year olds—middle school and early high school students.  Parents must pay and register for the camp week to secure their CIT’s spot.  Once accepted the CIT’s get a small stipend for their participation.  We are accepting 2-3 CIT’s for 2021 and they must commit to both weeks.  Please reach out to Anne directly at if you are interested in having your child participate in this program.

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