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

Still accepting applications for the 2016-17 Before & After School programs and... 
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 & 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 
  • 2016-17 Before & After School Programs
    • $45/child ($50/child for nonresident)
  • 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; one 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 here.

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 here.
  1. 2016-17 Before & After School
  2. 2017 Summer Camp
  3. 2017-18 Before & After School


  • Elementary School: Grades K-5
  • Middle School: Grades 6-8


  • All elementary schools
  • Middle School After School Program - Recreation Center
    • (Berkeley, Toano and Lois S. Hornsby students are transported to the Recreation Center daily)


  • Sept. 2016 (school start) - June 2017 (school end)*

Hours of Operation

  • Elementary Before School Program: 7 a.m. - School start
  • Elementary and Middle After School Programs - School dismissal until 6 p.m.
  • Programs are offered on both half days and full teacher workdays
    • Half and Full Teacher Workdays are included in After School and Before/After School weekly fees.
* Programs are closed in observance of holidays. Program operating hours are subject to change based on WJCC school operating hours.

More Information

Information on the 2016-17 Before and After School Program is available in the 2016-2017 REC Connect Parent Handbook.

Detailed information on the Summer Camp 2017 and 2017-18 Before & After School Program will be available in May.  

New Summer Camp parent are invited to join us for a parent orientation on Wednesday, May 31, from 6:30-8 p.m.  New Before & After School parent can join us for a parent orientation on Thursday, August 31 from 6:30-8 p.m.  Both will be held at the James City County Recreation Center, 5301 Longhill Road.