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STEAM Opportunities for Fairfax County Youth

Last Updated: Oct 26, 2023 11:16 AM

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Calendar Color Guide - Calendar item colors are based on recommended ages of participants.

Pre-Kindergarten - Green               Elementary School - Yellow             Pre-K and Elementary - Purple
Elementary and Middle - Blue         Middle School - Orange               High School - Red                             
Middle and High -
Light green       All ages - Families - Cyan             Teachers - Pink 

Park Authority offers a variety of STEM-STEAM camps for kids of all ages.
Various activities and locations: FairfaxFCPA - Programs And Special Events (

         More information: Park Authority Camps | Park Authority (

         Check out ParkTakes catalog for information about all types of camps camps for
         children of all ages (pp. 29-41)

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Park Authority is currently hiring for Summer RecPac camp counselors, directors and more. Rec-PAC to Host Open Hires to Fill 200+ Summer Jobs | Park Authority (

Neighborhood and Community Services has camps for every interest, activities, and sports leagues. Programs and Services for Kids and Teens | Neighborhood and Community Services (

NCS Camp Fairfax is a full-day program for rising 1st through 7th graders featuring outdoor adventures, performing arts, sports and recreation, visual arts, STEAM exploration and more! Many locations; registration open now. Camp Fairfax | Office for Children ( 

Northern Virginia Conservation District offers a one-week Youth Conservation Camp that focuses on forestry, soil, aquatics, and wildlife to teach 9th-12th graders more about the natural world. Register by April 29th, 2022.

Virginia Department of Forestry offers Camp Woods & Wildlife as an environmental opportunity for youth this summer. The six-day residential camp takes place at the Holiday Lake 4-H Education Center. Register by April 15, 2022.

NOVA Labs MakerSchool Summer Camps offers camps for Kindergarten through high school. Registration open now. One-week camps start in June. Lego master builder, aeronaut, digital storytelling, constructing Mars, fine arts bootcamp, young engineers, and more!

Children’s Science Center Lab invites campers to one-of-a-kind STEM-focused summer fun at their week-long, full-day summer camps kids will explore through hands-on experiments, games, science challenges, and more!

Herndon Parks and Recreation offers summer camp fun for kids ages 4-16; week-long, half and full-day camps. Registration now open.

George Mason University JAZZ Camp for high school students offers classes in improvisation, jazz theory, ear training, performance practice (big bands and combos), composition, arranging, and jazz history. Limited spaces - register now!

Reston Community Center offers Summer Camp fun for all children ages 5 to 17, including half and full-day opportunities. Dinosaurs, coding I & II, STEM Challenge, Harry Potter Legos, Minecraft, sewing, woodworking and more. Register now.


While many STEAM activities and locations remain closed or with limited access due to the COVID pandemic, there are still many activities online. Please see the list below for virtual activities and resources for kids of all ages.

There's a world of online STEAM activity in Fairfax County!

Fairfax County Public Library

Fairfax County Park Authority

Fairfax County Public Schools

Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS)

Children’s Science Center

Northern Virginia Community College

George Mason University

National Children's Museum


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