Out of School Time Programs
Power-On! Out of School Time Programs
2013 - 2014 Theme - “Let's Get Connected”
Youth participating in the Power-On and Power-Up programs will maintain a full schedule of activities that incorporates play, learning, cultural enrichment and positive social interaction. The theme “Let’s Get Connected” encompasses the many connections we have with each other through a global network expanded by the diversity of our nation as well as the internet. These varied connections, both personal and electronic, provide opportunities to share arts, culture and caring.
Participants are placed into age groups that rotate through activities scheduled in the areas of creative and performing arts, fine arts, sports, fitness and health, education and leisure. Programs offered at the neighborhood recreation centers, after school centers and summer playgrounds are not licensed child care programs but are based on local standards approved the City Attorney.
2013-2014 School Year Out of School Time Program Registration Information: Ages 5-12. Registration for the 2013-2014 School Year OSTP is currently open until filled. Space is limited. Program operates Monday-Friday, September 3, 2013 - June 20, 2014, from school dismissal to 6pm. Participants will be charged a $300 activity fee for the full school year. Financial assistance is available for eligible families. To register, bring a completed registration packet and payment to your neighborhood recreation center, the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria, VA 22314, or register online. For additional registration information, please call 703.746.5575.
- 2013-2014 School Year Power-On Registration Packet
- Charles Barrett Recreation Center, 1115 Martha Custis Drive, 703.746.5551
- Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe Street, 703.746.5552
- Cora Kelly Recreation Center, 25 W. Reed Avenue, 703.746.5554
- Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Avenue, 703.746.5556
- Nannie J Lee Memorial Recreation Center, 1108 Jefferson Street, 703.746.5550
- Patrick Henry Recreation Center, 4643 Taney Avenue, 703.746.5557
- William Ramsay Recreation Center, 5650 Sanger Avenue, 703.746.5558
- John Adams After School Center, 5651 Rayburn Avenue, 703.298.4369
- Douglas MacArthur After School Center, 1101 Janney’s Lane, 703.461.3019
- Online Registration is available for all Power-On programs! Click here to register online. To finalize your enrollment, you must complete a registration packet and return it to your recreation center or the Lee Center on or before your child's start date. If you register online, a packet will be emailed to you with your registration receipt. Your child will not be allowed to attend the program until we receive a registration packet.
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- 2013-2014 School Year Power-Up Programs: Grades 6-8. Registration for the 2013-2014 School Year Power-Up program is currently open until filled. Program operates Monday-Friday, September 16, 2013 - June 18, 2014, from 3:15-6pm. Power-Up is closed on school holidays and early dismissal days. Participants will be charged a $300 activity fee for the full school year. Financial assistance is available for eligible families. To register, bring a completed registration packet and payment to either Power-Up program or the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria, VA 22314, or register online. For more information, please call 703.746.5575.
- George Washington Middle School, 1005 Mount Vernon Avenue
- Francis C. Hammond Middle School, 4646 Seminary Road
Online registration is available for all Power-Up programs! Click here to register online. To finalize your enrollment, you must complete a registration packet and return it to your Power-Up program or the Lee Center on or before your child's start date. If you register online, a packet will be emailed to you with your registration receipt. Your child will not be allowed to attend the program until we receive a registration packet.
Click here for more information on teen programs and activities for youth in grades 6 - 12.
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Power-Full Fun Days
Designated recreation centers provide safe and supervised play activities on the days ACPS schools are closed. Recreation Centers are open 9am-6pm on Power-Full Fun Days. Youth enrolled in any Power-On or Power-Up program may attend at no additional cost. City youth who do not participate in these programs may attend for a $15 per day fee. All youth must bring a lunch, snack will be provided. Before Care is provided from 8-9am for an extra $5 fee for all participants. For more information on specific dates, please contact your neighborhood recreation center or the Out of School Time Program Office at 703.746.5575.
For youth enrolled in Power-On or Power-Up: To register, return a completed registration form and payment (if appicable) to the Recreation staff at your Power-On/Up location at least one week prior to Power-Full Fun Day.
For youth not enrolled in Power-On or Power-Up: To register, bring a completed registration form and payment to the staff at your chosen Recreation Center or the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St., at least one week prior to Power-Full Fun Day.
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Virginia Cooperative Extension and 4-H Programs
Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Alexandria Office brings the resources of Virginia’s land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, to the residents of Alexandria by providing research-based solutions to the problems facing residents. Extension offers community programming in the areas of 4-H youth development, family and consumer sciences, agriculture, natural resources and community viability.
Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) programs are open to all, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status or marital or family status. VCE is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. VCE offices are located in the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson Street. For more information about 4-H, Family and Consumer Sciences, or Horticulture programs, call 703.746.5546, or e-mail Reginald Morris at email@example.com.
Family Nutrition Programs (FNP) are operated as a joint project of Extension, Virginia Tech and the Virginia Department of Social Services. The FNP program is strictly educational and is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Service. Youth, adults and families learn about nutrition and healthy eating, food preparation skills and resource management skills. The program is free to participants. To learn more about FNP classes, please call 703.746.5546.
Are you interested in doing something positive for your community? If you would like to give the gift of your time and expertise, please call the Alexandria Extension office at 703.746.5546.
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The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities Sports Section designed the "Power-Play" Fitness and Sports program to improve children's overall health and teach them the basic fundamentals of fitness and sports related activities. This program is a comprehensive fitness and sports program geared towards getting more children involved in physical activity through active participation in traditional and non-traditional recreational activities.
Power Play provides age appropriate health & fitness programs to all Power-On and Power-Up participants. The goal of the program is to offer recreational activities that will stimulate interest and develop skills in the areas of fitness, exercise techniques, sports participation and educational experiences in a safe, fun and positive atmosphere. For more information, call 703.746.5402.
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Mother's Play Group
Infant to 4 years old - Meets at the Lee Recreation Center on Wednesdays from 10-11:30 am. Parents and children interact with others through play and activities. Ideal for the development of socialization skills. Free to City residents only.
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Alexandria City Community Theatre (ACCT)
ACCT is an arts initiative offered at the Power-On and Power-Up programs and citywide. ACCT provides fun theatre games, art activities, field trips, and opportunities to perform. For additional information call 703.746.5575.
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Fee Assistance Program for City Residents
The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities encourages participation in City programs from all City residents. If you, a member of your family or a friend would like to participate in programs or activities sponsored by this Department and are in need of fee assistance in order to participate, please contact the sponsoring program office for more detailed information at least two weeks in advance. For general information, please call 703.746.4343.
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The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Jackie Person, Therapeutic Recreation Program Manager, at 703.746.5423 (VA Relay 711) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to learn more about Therapeutic Recreation programs provided by the Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.
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