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Tuition Discount Deadline Friday for Fairfax County Summer Camp

Transportation is included.

Parents have until Friday to get a price break on Fairfax County summer camps. Fairfax County photo
Parents have until Friday to get a price break on Fairfax County summer camps. Fairfax County photo

"Early Bird” discounted registration for Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) summer camps: Institute for the Arts (IFTA), Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA), Tech Adventure Camp, and STEM Camp ends on April 4. Transportation is included in the tuition for all four camps. Students should register for programs based on the grade they are in during the current 2013-14 school year. Details on each program are as follows:

  • Institute for the Arts (IFTA) will be held July 7-31 at Robinson Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday. Designed for students currently in grades 6-11, IFTA allows students to create, perform, experiment, and explore—all in various music, dance, visual art, and theatre venues. New this year: Students entering grades 10-12 can take the Economics and Personal Finance course as one of their class choices.
  • Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA) will be held July 7-18 at Robinson Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday. Designed for students currently in grades 3-5, E-IFTA offers participants a total immersion in the arts as they rotate through classes in dance, drama, music, and visual art.
  • Tech Adventure Camp will be held July 14-25 at Robinson Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for students currently in grades 5-7. This camp allows students to explore careers and technology by rotating through eight sessions including Gaming, Automotive Technology, Culinary Arts, 3-D Design, and computer technology.
  • STEM Camp will be available in two sessions at Robinson Secondary School: July 7-11 and July 28-August 1, both from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., daily. STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Camp is a one-week camp for students currently in grades 3-5 to explore careers and technology as they rotate through activities focused on science- and mathematics-related concepts through hands-on engineering activities. 

The summer learning experience continues with the addition of the Robinson Extended Day Adult and Community Education (ACE) Enrichment programs, which will begin each day after IFTA, E-IFTA, Tech Adventure Camp, and STEM Camp end. These programs will be held July 7-August 1 at Robinson Secondary School and will provide a continuum of activities for students currently in grades K-11 who want additional programs and activities to round out their day. Programs will include Foreign Language Experience Program (FLEX), Culinary Adventure Camp, Language Immersion Camp, Creative Writing, Computer Graphics, and Chess.

Parents can find registration information online for the Institute for the Arts (IFTA), Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA), STEM Camp, Tech Adventure Camp, and the Robinson Enrichment programs athttp://www.fcps.edu/is/summer/index.shtml

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