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Notes: Mark your calendars, Alexandria summer camp registration kicks off next week

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Child’s arts program at Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities (image via RPCA/Facebook)

Alexandria’s Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities (RPCA) announced the return of its elementary-aged summer camp program, available this summer.

The Power-On Summer Camp Program for 1st-6th grade students will run from June 17 to Aug. 9.

The program is offered at local recreation centers and includes creative and performing arts programs, sports, music and more.

According to a release:

The Summer Power-On/Power-Up fee is $459 for the summer; $225 with documentation for free/reduced-price school meals and FREE with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) benefits. Program fees are subject to increase beginning July 1.

Registration kicks off on Monday, Feb. 5, running through Saturday, Feb. 10.

The program is available only to Alexandria residents and submissions are chosen through a lottery.

According to the release:

On Wednesday, February 21 at 9 a.m., any remaining openings will be available using general online-only registration.

On Thursday, February 22, in-person, and online registration for any remaining openings will be available. In-person registration can be completed at any neighborhood recreation center during program operating hours.

Image via RPCA/Facebook

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