REC Connect

What is REC Connect?

REC Connect is a year-round youth and teen program that offers safe and enjoyable summer camps, before and after-school and school break experiences. Programs feature educational opportunities, community partnerships, exciting field trips and a variety of fun recreational activities. In addition, all summer camps and before and after-school programs are state-licensed.

Registration Process & Requirements

Now accepting applications for the 2017 Summer Camp and 2017-18 Before & After School programs!  
Registrations are available beginning each February for the upcoming summer camp and before and after school programs. All applicants must submit a completed registration form each year along with an annual non-refundable registration fee for each child registering. Registrations are taken on a first come, first-served basis according to space availability. Please allow up to 7 business days from received date for processing. Once your registration has been processed, you will be notified of enrollment status.

Registration Fees
  • 2017 Summer Camp/2017-18 Before & After School Programs
    • Before May 5: $40/child ($45/child nonresident)
    • After May 5: $45/child ($50/child nonresident) 

Activity Fees

Before & After School Program Fees 

  • Elementary*
    • Before school: $35/week ($40/week for nonresident)
    • After school: $45/week ($50/week for nonresident)
    • Before and after school: $60/week ($65/week for nonresident)
    • Coupon punch card (10-visit punch card; 1 before or after school visit per punch): $120 ($125 for nonresident)
  • Middle School*
    • After school: $45/week ($50/week for nonresident)
    • Coupon punch card (10-visit punch card; one after school visit per punch): $105 ($110 for nonresident)

Summer Camp Program Fees 

  • Elementary/Middle*
    • Part-time (3 days or less): $85/week ($90/week for nonresident), includes field trip fees
    • Full-time (4 or 5 days): $105/week ($110/week for nonresident), includes field trip fees. $10 discount available for second and subsequent children in the same family attending full-time.
*Fees are subject to change.


An online payment system is available for your convenience.

Discount Program

Discounts are available to any qualified resident based on total income. Read more about our discount program (PDF).

Refund/Credit Policy

A credit, not a refund, will be issued if there is a change of payment status or no services were rendered due to injury, illness, family emergency, inclement weather. A 10% processing fee will be charged. A credit form must be filled out within 7 days of missed program. Read more about our refund/credit policies.

More Information

Information on the 2017 Summer Camp and 2017-18 Before and After School Program is available in the 2017-2018 REC Connect Parent Handbook.

New before and after school parents can join us for a parent orientation on Thursday, Aug. 31 from 6:30-8 p.m. It will be held at the James City County Recreation Center.
  1. Summer Camp
  2. Before & After School


  • 5-14 (must have completed Kindergarten)


  • Elementary Schools
    • Clara Byrd Baker
    • J.B. Blayton
    • Laurel Lane (formerly Rawls Byrd)
    • Matoaka
    • Stonehouse
  • Middle School
    • Lois S. Hornsby


  • June 19 through Aug. 25, 2017 (program closed on July 4)

Hours of Operation

  • Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.