Summer Camps

NEW! Spring Break Camps

We are excited to offer three camps for spring break:

Camp Spirit - Ages 8yrs and older

Join us for a fun spring beak week! Campers will enjoy outside activities and games. The camp is designed for children and young adults diagnosed with an intellectual disability and/or an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Instructor: Jim Garrett

Location: Alum Springs Park
Monday-Friday, March 16-20
$50 (residents/non-residents)

Virginia Outside Adventure Spring Break Camp 

Ages 9-14yrs

Join Virginia Outside for a spring break filled with outdoor adventure. We will spend the week exploring a variety of outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and orienteering. Open to Boys and girls ages 9-14. We will provide all equipment needed for the week, campers need only bring their sense of adventure. Please send your camper with a lunch, bottle of water, snack, and clothes appropriate for the weather. For more information on Virginia Outside, visit http://virginiaoutside. com/. Camp meets at Virginia Outdoor Center.

Monday-Thursday, March 16-19
$325 (residents/non-residents)

Spring Break Camp

Ages 5-12yrs

Are you looking for a fun-filled place your kids can spend for Spring Break? Then, look no further. Kids will enjoy a fun-filled week of activities to include arts and crafts, sports, nature, games, and adventures along with tons of fun. So, don’t forget to mark your calendar and we will see you there! Children must bring their own lunch each day. Pre-registration is required. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center.

Monday-Friday, March 16-20
$65/$75 (residents/non-residents)

FPRE-Summer-CampsSummer Camp Guide

Summer Camp Guide will be available in February 2020. 


  • City Residents: Monday, March 23 from 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Non-City Residents: Tuesday, March 24 at 9:00am
  • Registration opens online: Tuesday, March 24 at 9:00am 

Register for all camps at the Dorothy Hart Community Center and online. Please visit our offices in advance to provide your children’s birth certificate and set up your household in our new registration system. For information call 540-372-1086 or email

Camp Information:

  • Summer Camp FAQs (PDF)
  • Spaces fill on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Please register for the appropriate age/grade. 
  • Register for Fredericksburg Alert > Program Notifications to receive weather cancellation notices. 
  • Fee waivers available for those who qualify. Call our office for more information. 
  • Must provide own transportation to camps.

Birth Certificates:

Copy of birth certificate is required at time of registration for first time registrations. Online enrollments must provide your child’s birth certificate before camp signups.

Online enrollment notice: 

YOU MUST have your online account ready in advance with your user name and password. We have a new registration system and you must set up a new household. We strongly recommend contacting us several days before camp signups to ensure your account is ready. Call 540-372-1086 ext. 0 or email us now

Read our Summer Camp FAQ’s for many answers about our online registration system

Summer Camp Refund Policy:

Individuals wishing to withdraw and/or requesting a refund must do so by contacting the Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events Department.  Individuals must follow up their verbal cancellation request with a written refund request and submit it to Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events Department prior to cancellation deadlines.  A 10% administrative fee will be charged on all refund requests for advanced cancellations.  Cancellation requests less than two weeks (14 days) before camp start date are eligible for a 50% refund. And there are no refunds on cancellations less than 7 days before camp start date.  There will be no refunds given to those who withdraw after program start date.  Refunds will require 4 weeks for processing unless paid by credit card. Credit card refunds will take 5 business days to process.