Summer Camps Overview

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Summer Camps Overview

Where friendships are forged, youthful energy abounds and memories last a lifetime. We are the longest operating camp in Reston. Generations of Restonians have grown up through RA Camps tradition, from campers to counselors and beyond, even our own Chief Executive Officer, Cate Fulkerson.

We are committed to providing your child with a rewarding and memorable experience. Our safety and supervision exceeds the minimum standards for Child Day Centers as required by the Virginia Department of Social Services. We have hired community leaders for your children who will help build character, positive experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.

Philosophy of Camps:

For 40 years, RA Camps have provided children with a fun and safe way to explore Reston’s natural environment and its recreational opportunities. Our camps help children to grow physically, emotionally and socially. They are encouraged to demonstrate respect for themselves, others and the environment. At RA Camps, kids have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting friendships and memories. And, of course, it’s fun too.

Goals at RA Summer Camps:

  • Operate a fun and safe camp
  • Maintain a non–biased atmosphere, free from stereotypes and inclusive of a diversity of people
  • Improve camper communication with peers and adults
  • Build self-esteem through positive interactions and reinforcement
  • Teach constructive ways to resolve conflict
  • Develop new strengths and abilities in the campers while increasing self–confidence
  • Foster an appreciation and respect for the natural surroundings