George Mason University

Camps and Recreation

Kids having a great time at summer day camp at the Freedom Center in Manassas

Mason summer camps are a blast!

Summer Camps

School's out? Send your child to college.

Mason hosts a variety of summer camps with a wide array of topics and themes from the arts, to recreation to STEM-related programs.

Choose from such areas as debate, environmental science/conservation, forensics, game design, writing, and robotics.

We also have sports and recreation camps to build your child's skill on the field or introduce new options. A variety of arts-related programs are also offered for kids, teens and adults on campus and through the Mason Community Arts Academy.

The College of Science’s STEM Accelerator is committed to sharing the excitement and joy of science, engineering and mathematics with the community. We regularly coordinate camps, workshops, competitions, and seminars designed to increase access and success in STEM.

Interested in hosting a youth camp or program at Mason? Contact Auxiliary Enterprises at 703-993-2840 for more information.


Get Fit on Campus

Community members are welcome to register for membership at George Mason University's well-equipped sports and workout facilities at affordable rates.

Recreation and Athletic Complex

Encompassing 120,000 square feet, the Recreation and Athletic Complex (RAC) boasts three gymnasiums, racquetball courts, squash courts, and a two-story fitness gallery.

Address: Hours:

4350 Banister Creek Court Fairfax, VA 22030

12 p.m. - 8 p.m.; 7 days/week
Customer Service Phone: 703-993-5323

Check website for schedule updates and notices.


Aquatic & Fitness Center

The AFC supports a wide range of activities for the University community.  Members have access to a variety of fitness and wellness programs and services, cardio and strength equipment, and aquatic amenities and programs.

Address Hours
4520 Patriot Circle Fairfax, VA 22030

M-F: 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sat: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sun: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Customer Service Phone: 703-993-3939 Check website for schedule updates and notices.


Skyline Fitness Center

This facility on the Fairfax Campus has a variety of cardio, weight-training, and strength equipment, as well as a basketball court. he facility is available to full-time students, part-time student members and all other members of Mason Recreation. Skyline is closed on holidays and summer and winter breaks. 

Address Hours
4651 Chesapeake River Way, Fairfax, VA 22030  Closed During Summer, Winter, and Holiday breaks
Customer Service Phone: (703) 993-5055 Check website for schedule updates and notices.


Fairfax Campus Recreation Membership Details

Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center, Manassas Sci-Tech Campus

Address Hours
9100 Freedom Center Blvd.,Manassas, VA 20110 M-F: 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sat: 8 a.m - 8 p.m.
Sun: 9 a.m - 6 p.m.
Customer Service Phone: 703-993-8444 Check website for schedule updates and notices.

Freedom Center Membership Details


Challenge Yourself 

Learn together, laugh together, grow together through teamwork at The EDGE

Schedule a positive and powerful experiential learning experience for your team of colleagues or volunteers. The EDGE at Mason on the Science and Technology Campus in Manassas will empower your group to excel through physically and mentally challenging activities such as high and low ropes courses, scavenger hunts, and other collaborative decision-making tasks led by expert facilitators.

See how The Green Machine did in the video.