Before/After School Programs

REC CONNECT 

School-Age Programs
2020-21 State Licensed Programs

CELEBRATING ALMOST 35 YEARS of providing quality summer camps, before & after school, and school break programs to our community! Offered year-round in Williamsburg-James City County elementary schools. Registration forms and program information are available for download at Recreation Programs or call REC Connect Info Line at 757-259-3170 for more information.

What’s New? 
REC Connect is now offered in the elementary schools only. Youth ages 10-14 in middle school should register for T.O.P. (formerly Middle School REC Connect, see Teens tab for more information).

REC Connect (elementary school program)

Summer Camp 2020 ● Ages 5-10 (must have completed kindergarten)
Parents, please plan ahead! One registration packet may be used for both Summer Camp 2020 and the Before & After School 2020-21 programs. Registrations accepted after the deadline on a space available basis. Please allow up to seven business days from received date for processing.

  • Registration is underway!
  • Annual (non-refundable) application fee: $50/child (plus weekly fees)
  • Monday–Friday, June 29-Aug. 28*, 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Offered at four elementary schools: Laurel Lane, Matoaka, Matthew Whaley and Norge (ages 5-10; must have completed kindergarten).
  • Program closed July 3 in observance of Independence Day.
  • 10-year-olds going into 5th grade may register for REC Connect (elementary) or Teens On Point (T.O.P) Summer Camp

Summer Camp Weekly Fees*

  • Full-time (4 or 5 days): $110/week includes special guest fees. $10 discount available for second and subsequent children in the same family attending full time.
  • Part-time (3 days or less): $90/ week includes special guest fees.

Before & After School 2020-21

  • Registration is underway!
  • Annual (non-refundable) application fee: $50/child (plus weekly fees)
  • Before & After school registration deadline: Aug. 7
  • Monday-Friday, Sept. 8 to the end of the school year*
  • Before School, 7 a.m. until school starts
  • After School, school dismissal – 6 p.m.

*Programs are closed in observance of holidays.

Program operating hours are subject to change based on WJCC school operating hours. Offered at all WJCC elementary schools (Clara Byrd Baker, D.J. Montague, J. Blaine Blayton, James River, Laurel Lane, Matoaka, Matthew Whaley, Norge and Stonehouse (ages 5-10; must be in kindergarten).

Extended Program Hours 
Half and Full Teacher Workdays included in After School and Before & After School weekly fees.

REC Connect (elementary)
Before & After School Weekly Fees**

  • Before School – $40
  • After School – $50
  • Before & After School – $65
  • Coupon punch card – $125 (10-visit punch card: one Before or After School visit per punch)
Discount Program 
Discounts are available to any qualified resident based on total income. For information, call 757-259-5414 (see General Information tab for more information).

Registration forms and program information are available for download at jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or for pickup at any payment site. One registration packet may be used for both the Summer Camp 2020 and the Before & After School 2020-21 programs. Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis according to space availability.

Applications can be mailed to: James City County Parks & Recreation, 5340 Palmer Lane, Suite 1B Williamsburg, Virginia 23188 or dropped off at any of the following payment sites:

  • James City County Recreation Center, 5301 Longhill Road
    Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Satellite Services Office (Toano), 3127 Forge Road
    Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

New registrants – and those who have not used the program in 12 months: In addition to the registration packet, a copy of each child’s birth certificate or most recent report card AND their most recent physical and immunization records must be submitted. All physical and immunization records must be submitted on the Commonwealth of Virginia School Entrance Health Form: Form MCH213G.

**FEES 
Please note: Parks & Recreation fees are subject to change.