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Updated: November 8th, 2022

Camp Fairfax  | Fairfax County, VA

Dates: Monday July 24 - Friday July 28, 2023 
Hours: 9:00AM- 4:00PM
Camp Website:  www.campfairfax.org
Camp Contact Information: Camp Director Chelle Youmans - director@campfairfax.org

Description & Activities

2023 Camp Theme: Magical Realm of Camp Fairfax

Description: Abracadabra! Explore the magic of Camp Fairfax! Hone your Knightly skills at archery and slingshots, traverse the mystic lake at canoes or with a fishing pole and swim in the moat (Watermine). Stir up Potions at Science and Cooking. Create your personal flag at Tie Dye. Friday Festival features fun and food!

Activities:  Swimming, fishing, canoeing, slingshots, archery, outdoor cooking, arts and crafts, games, nature/STEM, and tie-dye.

Camp activities (including field trips, extended hours, and overnights) are offered at the discretion of the camp leadership team and may be modified or canceled to follow COVID-19 restrictions. Camp activities may not be available to all units and can be canceled due to weather or other extenuating circumstances.

Camp Location: Lake Fairfax Park

Bus Transportation: No bus transportation is available.

Buddy Requests: Buddy requests are not available. 

Volunteer at Camp!

Camp Fairfax is planned and put on each year by a group of dedicated Girl Scout volunteers! Due to safety ratios, enough adults must volunteer each year for camp to run. Unfortunately, if not enough volunteers sign up, camp will be cancelled. We need your help to ensure that camp can happen this year and that every girl has an amazing camp experience.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Guaranteed placement for your camper(s) – bypass the lottery and get early registration access in January
  • Reduced registration rate – you could receive 60% off the camp registration fee!
  • Units at camp for sons and preschool-aged children of volunteers, all the way to infants - yes, they get to come to camp too! Also, our youngest campers spend the day in an air conditioned facility. 
  • Receive volunteer hours for training and camp days
  • Network with other Girl Scout volunteers in your area
  • Learn new skills, try new things, and take part in fun camp traditions!

Complete the interest form or connect with Chelle Youmans, camp director, at director@campfairfax.org. You’ll be happy you did!

Registration Information

Placement Type: Lottery

Lottery Registration Deadline: Sunday, March 12, 2023

Lottery Notification:  Thursday, March 23, 2023

Register your camper based on their 2022-2023 school year grade.

Want to pay a lower price for camp or guarantee your camper a spot at camp? Click the Volunteer at Camp! dropdown above.

Refund Policy: Full refunds will be provided to lottery applicants withdrawing prior to March 22, 2023. Half refunds will be provided to withdrawing campers who were selected in the lottery prior to April 22, 2023. No refunds will be provided after April 22, 2023. Campers who do not submit the required health forms by July 12, 2023 will be withdrawn from camp and no refund will be given.

In the event of a camp cancellation by Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital, you will receive a full refund. If you must unexpectedly cancel your registration for this camp for reasons related to COVID-19, you will receive a full refund regardless of the time of cancellation. 

Teen Leadership Opportunities

AIT Requirements: Must have attended Camp Fairfax in a previous year, and have completed 7th grade.

Aide Requirements: Must have attended a Girl Scout day/evening camp and completed 8th grade.

Teen Leadership Program Information: Selected AITs, and Aides will be contacted by the Aide or AIT Director following lottery notification. All AITs and Aides must attend training - the date and time will be sent via email. AITs spend half the day as a camper, and the other half assisting with units and centers. AITs have a pool party and can earn up to 20 service hours. Aides are assigned to a unit or center for the week of camp. Aides receive a staff gift, have a pool party and can earn up to 40 service hours. 

Teen Leadership Contact: AIT/Aide Director William Perry - aidedirector@campfairfax.org