2021 Summer Camps

Summer camp registration is now open!

As always, and especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, we are committed to offering safe and high-quality summer camp programs to our participants. Staff continues to conduct evaluations of our camp programs with the guidance issued by the American Camp Association (ACA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Governor Ralph Northam, local health and government officials, and local camp providers.

We are happy to present our Summer Day Camp schedule! Although our camps will be modified for size, social distancing, and other safe practices, participants can still expect to learn new skills, make new friends, and play fun games. We offer a variety of Summer Camps for kids ages 3-5, 6-11, and Teens. If you have any questions, please contact us at 703.335.8872.


Important Information for MPCC Summer Camp 2021


MPCC is committed to providing its youth the opportunity to get out and get active this summer through our summer camp program. While camps will be different in several ways, many of the fun activities kids are used to experiencing, such as centers, arts and crafts, gym and outdoor time, will remain.  Redesigned activities use physical distancing to foster a healthy environment. Your child will need breakfast, lunch, and two snacks each day. Please also send them with a water bottle. Sessions are limited to 15 participants.

The health and safety of our patrons and staff are our top-priority. Since reopening, MPCC has modified and enhanced our cleaning procedures to make sure that we are providing the safest and healthiest facility possible for campers.

  • Smaller group sizes will be implemented in accordance with CDC guidelines. Staff to camper ratio will be 1:9.
  • Children will only be with their group throughout each day of camp.
  • Campers must practice social distancing.
  • Face coverings are required. Campers must wear their own face covering/mask during camp. Mask may be removed during strenuous activities (ex. athletic games).
  • Campers must attend camp in good health. If any symptoms are present, the child will be isolated and a parent will be called to take them home.
  • Campers must bring their own snacks, breakfast, lunch, and water bottle.
  • Field trips will not be offered.

Summer camp registration forms must be completed and returned to the community center in order to complete the registration process. Please speak with a front desk representative for more information.

2021 Summer Camp Options

These camps are for kids (ages 3-5) not yet enrolled in Kindergarten. You must provide a copy of your child’s birth certificate and their physical completed by a physician. Children MUST be potty trained.

After Camp Care
After Camp Care is provided for children enrolled in Playschool camps. Each day we will have age appropriate activities such as story time, crafts, and games. Each child will need to bring a nut-free snack. $27/AAP; $40/M; $45/R; $50/NR

Day                               Time                                                   Date
M-F                               12:00pm-3:30pm                            7/5-7/9
M-F                               12:00pm-3:30pm                            7/12-7/16
M-F                               12:00pm-3:30pm                            7/19-7/23
M-F                               12:00pm-3:30pm                            7/26-7/30
M-F                               12:00pm-3:30pm                            8/2-8/6
M-F                               12:00pm-3:30pm                            8/9-8/13

Around the World in 5 Days
Ready to explore the world? There’s no need for a passport or luggage in this camp- we will make them in class! We will also learn about new cultures and words in different languages.
$36/AAP; $60/M; $65/R; $70/NR
M-F, 8:30am-12:00pm, 7/5-7/9

Construction Junction
Can we do it? Yes, we can! Blocks, Lego, and more! If you love to create and build, join us for this creative camp.
$36/AAP; $60/M; $65/R; $70/NR
M-F, 8:30am-12:00pm, 7/12-7/16

Discovering Our Community
Firefighters, police officers, librarians, and teachers are all a part of our community. We will discover what these wonderful people do on a daily basis. At the end of the week, we will have a visit from a special member of our community.
$36/AAP; $60/M; $65/R; $70/NR
M-F, 8:30am-12:00pm, 7/19-7/23

Science Galore
Want to practice science with your child at home, but can’t avoid messy experiments? We’ve got you covered! In this camp, we’ll enjoy a variety of fun experiments. Don’t worry, we’ll handle the mess!
$36/AAP; $60/M; $65/R; $70/NR
M-F, 8:30am-12:00pm, 7/26-7/30

Meet the Artist
Does your child enjoy art? In this camp, we will learn basic art techniques from a new artist and each day. Campers will be able to put their own touch to famous artwork.
$36/AAP; $60/M; $65/R; $70/NR
M-F, 8:30am-12:00pm, 8/2-8/6

Wildlife Adventures
In this camp, we’ll explore the different habitats that wild animals live in! We’ll visit the desert, jungle, rain forest, and the ocean to discover the animals and plant life that inhabit them.
$36/AAP; $60/M; $65/R; $70/NR
M-F, 8:30am-12:00pm, 8/9-8/13

Are you looking for summer camp opportunities? If so, the Community Center is the place to be! With a wide variety of themes, sports, and fun activities, there is no room for boredom. Children are split into groups and placed based on age.

All school age camps are for children entering 1st grade through entering 6th grade.

After Camp Care
Need child care after camp is over? After Camp Care is your solution! MPCC offers care from 3:30pm-6:30pm.
DAY                TIME                           DATE
M-F                 3:30pm-6:30pm       7/5-7/9
M-F                 3:30pm-6:30pm       7/12-7/16
M-F                 3:30pm-6:30pm       7/19-7/23
M-F                 3:30pm-6:30pm       7/26-7/30
M-F                 3:30pm-6:30pm       8/2-8/6
M-F                 3:30pm-6:30pm       8/9-8/13

Messy Art
Art can be expressed in many different forms, but what better way to let creativity fly than getting messy in the process? Send your kids in clothes you do not mind them getting dirty, because this hands-on camp will be just that – messy!
$66/AAP; $110/M; $121/R; $132/NR
M-F, 8:30am-3:30pm, 7/5-7/9

Experiments Galore
With tons of daily experiments, hands-on fun, and learning the ins and outs of science, your child will surely be the next Bill Nye.
$66/AAP; $110/M; $121/R; $132/NR
M-F, 8:30am-3:30pm, 7/12-7/16

Friendly Competition
A week of obstacles, relay races, contest, and lots of teamwork await in this exciting camp!
$66/AAP; $110/M; $121/R; $132/NR
M-F, 8:30am-3:30pm, 7/19-7/23

In the Kitchen
A week of baking and making fun and simple snacks.
$66/AAP; $110/M; $121/R; $132/NR
M-F, 8:30am-3:30pm, 7/26-7/30

On Broadway
Kids will choose and practice a famous play or musical, and create their own props and costumes! Parents are welcome to attend the performance on the last day of camp.
$66/AAP; $110/M; $121/R; $132/NR
M-F, 8:30am-3:30pm, 8/2-8/6

Kids’ Choice
Kids love calling the shots! In this camp, that is exactly what they’ll get to do. They decide the theme, activities, and games for the week.
$66/AAP; $110/M; $121/R; $132/NR
M-F, 8:30am-3:30pm, 8/9-8/13

(Ages 12-17) Come to the Community Center with other teens and create lasting memories. Our fun, energetic Recreation Leaders lead our camps, and each day is action-packed! No before or after camp care is available; however, teens are encouraged to participate in Teen Passport classes before camp, and then hang out in the Teen Center afterwards. Camps run Monday-Thursday.

QuaranTEAM Camp
Compete with friends in fun challenges and games. This camp is a blend of sports, water games, and mind benders to keep any teen on their toes! Be ready for fun, action, and many laughs! Team building fun for everyone!
$39/AAP; $66/M; $77/R; $88/NR
M-Th, 11:00am-3:30pm, 7/5-7/9

Taste of the World
Learn how to prepare dishes from all over the world and recipes for when you are “ballin’ on a budget”! A week of immersion in different cultures and flavors that leads up to the ultimate “Chopped” Challenge! (Like the TV show)
$39/AAP; $66/M; $77/R; $88/NR
M-F, 11:00am-3:30pm, 7/12-7/16

Multimedia Camp
This is not your run of the mill art camp; instead, you will be learning the ins and outs of basic Cinematography, Audio Production, Sfx makeup, and creative writing all in one week! Every day you will learn a new creative outlet and on the final day of camp use those news skills to create your own project that could be shown on our Instagram! Prepare for a week of endless creativity and excitement!
$39/AAP; $66/M; $77/R; $88/NR
M-Th, 11:00am-3:30pm, 7/19-7/23

Helping Hands
Spend your time wisely this summer by giving back to your community! Do you need community service hours or just simply want to help others? Join us for a weeks’ worth of volunteering, creative community projects, and learning some networking skills! (You will receive 16 hours of community service by the end of the week)
$39/AAP; $66/M; $77/R; $88/NR
M-Th, 11:00am-3:30pm, 7/26-7/30

Business and Entrepreneur Camp
You’ve probably seen the show Shark Tank on TV. After contestants pitch their product, they try to get someone to invest in it. In our version of Shark Tank, teens will split up into groups, come up with a proposed product or service, design it, build it, and pitch it to ‘investors’ at the end of camp. The team with the highest earned investment will win an award.
$39/AAP; $66/M; $77/R; $88/NR
M-Th, 11:00am-3:30pm, 8/2-8/6

Up and Atom
STEAM centered camp, filled with experiments and games designed to blow your mind! Challenge yourself with projects like the spaghetti bridge, egg drop, and the even cardboard chair!
$39/AAP; $66/M; $77/R; $88/NR
M-Th, 11:00am-3:30pm, 8/9-8/13

Martial Arts Olympics Camp
In this camp, participants enter as themselves and leave as a virtual Chuck Norris! Campers train in the competitive skills of martial arts, including no-contact rhythm sparring, child-safe board breaking, and Nerf archery! At the end of the week, they enter the arena and compete for top honors. Authentic Martial Arts uniforms are available for purchase at a discounted price during camp.
$66/AAP; $110/M; $121/R; $132/NR
M-F, 8:30am-3:30pm, 7/5-7/9

All Sports Camp
If your child enjoys a variety of sports, then this camp is perfect for them! We will learn to play and practice mainstream sports, as well as dive into alternative sports such as kickball and dodgeball.
$66/AAP; $110/M; $121/R; $132/NR
M-F, 8:30am-3:30pm, 7/12-7/16

Samurai Warriors Camp
It’s ancient Japan – the 1800’s.  The Emperor has to put together an army of Samurai Soldiers and only has one week to train them in Kendo (Way of the Sword), Nerf Archery, foam rubber Bo staff, water artillery, and water cannons! In this camp, we will also learn Karate, a martial art that one of the villagers recently invented, as well as create and build our own Samurai armor. The fate of the Emperor’s nation depends on you!
$66/AAP; $110/M; $121/R; $132/NR
M-F, 8:30am-3:30pm, 7/19-7/23

Soccer Camp
Soccer Camp provides players of all ages and abilities with the opportunity to receive in-person soccer coaching. Each day includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages, and daily fun. This camp is open to all skill levels.
$66/AAP; $110/M; $121/R; $132/NR
M-F, 8:30am-3:30pm, 7/26-7/30

Ninja Warrior Challenge Camp
Camp participants are thrust back in time to ancient Japan, where they must learn the skills of the Ninja warriors. With their newly learned skills, they will participate in the skill challenge at the end of the week. A combination of “Capture the Ninja Flag”, “American Gladiators” and “Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course” will test their metal and skills. The focus of this camp is to learn acrobatics, proper use of child-safe Ninja equipment, Martial Arts, and more!
$66/AAP; $110/M; $121/R; $132/NR
M-F, 8:30am-3:30pm, 8/2-8/6

Summer Camp Registration Process

  • Complete the form for your child’s age group
  • Create an account on Rec1
  • Add a credit card information on to your account
  • Email completed form and last four digits of your credit card to the email at the top of the form
  • Customer Service Supervisor will enter the camps/camp care you requested and set up payment plan for payments to come out the Friday before the camp starts
  • You will receive an email confirmation of camp/camp care registration
  • If you do not receive a confirmation email within 2 business days, contact Amelia Powell at a.powell@manassasparkva.gov

Enrollment & Payment Processes

You must register your child ONE WEEK prior to their chosen programs including completing the registration forms. If you are already registered and need to dis-enroll or switch camps (capacity permitting), you must make these changes one week prior to the chosen program.

You must have a credit card on file for payment. If you do not have a card on file, your child will be removed from camps. Payments will be drafted on the Friday prior to camp. If your card does not go through, we will make email and phone contact Friday morning. If your account is not rectified by noon on Friday, your child will not be permitted to attend camp on Monday. If your account is brought to date after the noon deadline, your child will be permitted to start camp on Tuesday.