Summer Camps


Please watch for Pop Up Programs to Be Announced in Mid-June.

A “Good News” story….

Many of you know us – the staff at Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events – and you know that we are parents, brothers, sisters, friends, and neighbors in the Fredericksburg community. You probably also know that in February we were putting the finishing touches on our plans for our best year yet of Summer Camps and Fall programs. Then came COVID-19, or Coronavirus, or “the ‘rona” (or whatever you choose to call it). We reacted as many of you did with optimism and patience. We postponed our summer camp registration from March to April, and again from April to May. We fought hard, hoping that we could still find a way to make Summer Camp happen for our favorite kids (yours)!!

Sadly, it is with heavy hearts that we are cancelling Summer Camps altogether. (If you’re thinking that this doesn’t sound like the “good news” that our heading promised, keep reading.)

We are still planning ways to create some fun for you this summer!

As Virginia begins implementing the Governor’s reopening plan, with the phased approach, our excitement is renewed!! While we may not be able to offer you the top-notch Summer Camps of the pre-COVID plans, we still have something special for you. In mid-June look for our calendar of “pop up” programs where our staff will bring the fun to different locations throughout the city. Depending on the day and location we may bring some athletic equipment, art supplies, craft ideas and games to the local parks in your area. We think we should all still be able to get outside and have some fun together!! (THIS is the “good news” you were promised!!!) At first, attendance will be limited to accommodate social distancing guidelines, but we hope as the summer goes on we will be able to expand the size of some of our events.

Wa tch for our next newsletter, follow us on Facebook and Instagram , or check for updates on our website in mid-June, for the first calendar of COME OUT & PLAY WITH US opportunities!! (This is all, of course, as is pretty much everything these days, subject to COVID-19 related developments between now and then, but we are going to do our very best to make this happen.)

General Camp Information:

Birth Certificates:

Copy of birth certificate is required at time of registration for first time registrations. Online enrollments must provide your child’s birth certificate before camp signups.

Online enrollment notice: 

YOU MUST have your online account ready in advance with your user name and password. We have a new registration system and you must set up a new household. We strongly recommend contacting us several days before camp signups to ensure your account is ready. Call 540-372-1086 ext. 0 or email us now

Read our Summer Camp FAQ’s for many answers about our online registration system

Summer Camp Refund Policy:

Individuals wishing to withdraw and/or requesting a refund must do so by contacting the Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events Department.  Individuals must follow up their verbal cancellation request with a written refund request and submit it to Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events Department prior to cancellation deadlines.  A 10% administrative fee will be charged on all refund requests for advanced cancellations.  Cancellation requests less than two weeks (14 days) before camp start date are eligible for a 50% refund. And there are no refunds on cancellations less than 7 days before camp start date.  There will be no refunds given to those who withdraw after program start date.  Refunds will require 4 weeks for processing unless paid by credit card. Credit card refunds will take 5 business days to process.