City of Alexandria Summer Camp Guide Now Available; Registration Begins February 12

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City of Alexandria Summer Camp Guide Now Available; Registration Begins February 12

For Immediate Release: January 29, 2020

Registration for 2020 summer camps offered by the City of Alexandria’s Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities will begin at 9 a.m. on February 12 for City residents and February 14 for nonresidents. Registration will be available online, or in-person at the Lee Center (1108 Jefferson St.).

The 2020 Summer of Smiles Summer Camp Guide is available online, and free printed brochures will be available in all City of Alexandria recreation centers and library branches beginning February 5. The guide contains more than 75 camp options available to youth ages 2 to 17, including sports; creative arts; computers; nature; performing arts; cooking; excursions; Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM); Camp Adventure; and Out of School Time and classic camps. Campers can get the most out of summer by participating in a different camp each week. Camps are listed by week and age group to make summer planning easy.

Extended care options are available for most camps, including Before Care from 7 to 9 a.m. and After Care from 4 to 6 p.m. Structured activities include arts and crafts, movies and games.

The popular summerlong Out of School Time camps are now available to nonresidents at select locations: Power-On for ages 6-11 at Charles Houston and Patrick Henry Recreation Centers and Power-Up for ages 11-14 at George Washington Middle School. Registration for these camps opens to nonresidents on May 4.

Registration for all other spring and summer programs, including activities, classes and leagues occurring from April through August will begin on March 18 for Alexandria residents, and March 20 for nonresidents. The Spring and Summer Program Guide will be available online and in City facilities beginning March 2.

Space is still available and registration is currently being accepted for Winter programs taking place through March and Spring Break Camps taking place April 6-10.

To register for summer camps and other recreation activities, classes and programs, visit or contact the Registration and Reservation Office at 703.746.5414.

For media inquiries, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at or 703.746.3959.

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact or call 703.746.4644, Virginia Relay 711.

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