Questions? CampAchva@theJ.org, 703.537.3092
No school? No problem! The J has you covered! From themed days to field trips, we’re here to entertain, educate, and energize! In-house activities include arts & crafts, gym, swim, and more. Sign up for one, or sign up for them all!
Vacation Days run from 7:30am–6pm, with the bulk of our programming occurring between 9am-4pm. Remember to send your child with a nut-free and dairy or meatless lunch, swimsuit and towel, and weather-appropriate attire.
Tikkun Olam Day of Service
Monday, January 20
Spend your day off from school with the School-Age Services Department as we honor the late Martin Luther King Jr. and give back to our local community! Please send a meatless, nut-free lunch and a water bottle with your child(ren).
Wild, Wild West Day
Monday, January 27
Grab your cowboy hats and saddle up your horses because the wild west is coming to the J! Pull on your boots and avoid the tumbleweeds, as we enjoy a day filled with fun. Don't forget your swimsuit!
Tuesday, January 28
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Come dressed as your favorite animal as we explore the creatures we love so much. We’ll doggy paddle in the pool, bear crawl in the gym, and leapfrog in the dance studio in this animal-filled day.
A Day @ the J
Monday, February 17
From the gym to the pool, to the dance studio, to the pods — we will explore all that our lovely J has to offer! Maybe you’ll even discover something new during our giant scavenger hunt.
All Sorts of Sports
Friday, March 13
Basketball, hockey, soccer, and swimming. Baseball, kickball, and the day’s just beginning! Join us for a day filled with all your favorite sports and sports-themed activities.
Monster Mini Golf
Thursday, March 19
Spend your day off enjoying a round of mini-golf with all of your friends. We’ll also enjoy time in the arcade while we are there. Don't forget your swimsuit for when we're back at the J!
Children’s Science Center
Friday, March 20
Join us as we visit the Children’s Science Center Lab in Fairfax! The Children's Science Center is Northern Virginia’s first interactive museum where children, families, and school groups can explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts through fun, engaging hands-on exhibits, activities, and programs.
Camp Achva Day
Monday, April 6
Reminisce back to the summer with us as we enjoy a day filled with all our favorite camp activities. From making friendship bracelets, playing fun games, and swimming in the pool, we’ll really be feeling the camp vibes.
Tuesday, April 7
Welcome to a day of indoor track and field events. We will have relay races, obstacle courses, and games in the pool. Join us for a jam-packed day of fun! Bring your swimsuit, sportsmanship, and team spirit!
Wednesday, April 8
Spend your day off from school with your favorite VDP friends as we delve into illusions and magic! Whether it's card tricks, rope tricks, or sleight-of-hand tricks, we’ll do it all!
Monday, April 13
Join us for a day filled with all blue and white, as we celebrate the country of Israel. We will try Israeli food, enjoy Israeli music, and play Israeli games. Don't forget your swimsuit for our visit to the "beach"!
Scott’s Run Nature Preserve
Tuesday, April 14
It’s always a good day to be out in nature. We’ll see a beautiful waterfall, play games on the trail, and see all the beauty that nature has to offer. Bring your swimsuit for a dip in the pool later in the day!
Friday, April 17
We’ll enjoy bouncing around in this trampoline park. With basketball hoops and a ninja course, we’re bound to have fun. Don't forget your swimsuit for when we're back at the J!
Thursday, June 11
Let’s cool down from the heat and spend our time on the ice. We’ll take a visit to Fairfax Ice Arena and enjoy skating with our friends. It's sure to be a "chill" time!
We support the inclusion of all children in camp, regardless of one’s physical, social, or emotional needs. Camp is a place to learn, grow, and have fun! If your child needs additional support to ensure success at VDP’s, we can arrange for an Inclusion Support Staff (Shadow) at an additional cost. Contact Arlene Lechner or call 703.537.3032, to arrange for an Inclusion Support Staff or for any other accommodations.
Fairfax: Infant-5 yrs
Infant Toddler, Preschool, Enrichment
Alexandria: 16 months-4 yrs
Infant Toddler, Preschool, Enrichment
Camp Achva and School-Age Services
Before- & After-School Care (BASE), Camp, Vacation Day Program
Children-Adult Dance Classes