The Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services is excited to announce that registration is now open for #NCSconnects Virtual Summer Camp – a FREE out-of-school time program for students in grades 1-6 and 7-12.

This new four-week program is being offered as an alternative to the RECQuest and Teens in Action programs, which were cancelled due to COVID-19.

The virtual program will run July 6-31, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon for youth in grades 1-6 and from 1 to 4 p.m. for youth in grades 7-12. Participants will have opportunities to develop valuable life skills and make positive social connections through a combination of live, pre-recorded, and self-guided activities. Activity categories include arts and crafts; community connections; health and wellness; service (Educating Youth Through Employment – E.Y.E), and STEAM.

To register for # NCSconnects Virtual Summer Camp, contact your local Teen or Community Center. Alternatively, you may download the registration materials at and drop off at your local center.

Registered participants will receive information on how to pick up their “camp in a box,” which includes materials needed to participate in the activities. Curbside/contactless pickup will be provided at select Community or Teen Centers.

For more information visit, and read the parent letter.

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