Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA): Camps and Institutes

A summer exploration of the arts for elementary school students currently in grades 2-5.

We are excited to offer our enrichment program in person! Space is limited, and registration is on a first-come basis until seats are filled.

  • Program Cost: $255 a week.
    • Students eligible for free and reduced lunch: No tuition.*
  • Program Dates: July 5-29, 2022
  • Program Times: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Host School: Lake Braddock Secondary

*To be eligible, students must apply on Free and Reduced Meals website. You must allow your benefits to be shared or submit the Consent to Share Information Form.

The Program - Summer 2022 

E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for elementary-aged students who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Students take part in four classes every day related to dance, music, theatre, and visual art. They work with FCPS fine arts teachers who create classes that are fun and engaging.


Open to students in grades 2-5 during the 2021-22 school year.

All students are welcome:

  • FCPS students.
  • Students enrolled in private schools.
  • Students who are homeschooled.
  • Non-Fairfax County residents.

Classes and Daily Schedule

Students have four classes every day. There is one, 70-minute class in dance, music, theatre, and visual art every day. 


Students will have a 30-minute lunch break every day. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.


There is bus transportation from select FCPS high schools and middle schools outside of the Lake Braddock Secondary School pyramid. Transportation to and from these schools is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. Transportation information will be communicated to families prior to the start of the program.


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Refund Information

Refund requests must be submitted online by

  • Session 1: 11:59 p.m., Sunday, July 3, 2022
  • Session 2: 11:59 p.m., Saturday, July 9, 2022
  • Session 3: 11:59 p.m., Saturday, July 16, 2022
  • Session 4: 11:59 p.m., Saturday, July 23, 2022

Log-in to your ACE Account to request a refund. No late requests will be considered.

Credit card payments minus a withdrawal fee ($25) will be refunded to the credit card account. Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing. The time to process a credit card refund varies by banks/financial institutions. Other refunds will be made by check and may take up to 4 weeks to process.