About the


The facility offers an abundance of amenities for kids of all ages, from the indoor 1,000 square foot playground designed to exercise and stimulate the body and the brain to the 4,800 square foot outdoor playground designed specifically for 5-12-year-olds. The playground includes the "S Wall Climber" that provides a unique kid-friendly climbing experience, the Dueling Wave Zip Slide, and a straight tube slide. We also have a computer lab equipped with; Microsoft Office, high-speed Internet access, and training tools to assist our students in learning computer skills. 
In the game room, kids can play Foosball, Ping Pong, and Air Hockey, and for our young gamers, we have Wii and Xbox Kinect systems. 
We encourage you to tour our facility to see the many possibilities available at The Silo Center. If this is something that you are interested in doing, please make sure to call to schedule a tour as drop-in tours are not permitted at the time due to our COVID-19 safety procedures.  



The security of children and staff is a high priority at The Back Pack. Our facility is equipped with computerized check-in / check-out systems, and the building has been designed and constructed with top quality surveillance monitoring and security devices. ​​​ 

Check In & Check Out

This year due to COVID-19, we will be continuing our kiss n’ ride procedure for both drop-off and pick-up.
When arriving at our center, families will follow the traffic pattern provided. All students will have their temperature taken BEFORE leaving the car. If your child(ren) has/have a temperature of 100.4 or higher, they will not be allowed to stay, and cannot return until they are fever-free for 72 hours without fever-reducing medication. 

Family Data Profiles

Maintaining accurate family profiles is necessary for security and to enable immediate contact with parents when necessary. Please be accurate with family information when submitting applications and update your personal profile whenever family data changes.

Links of Interest

The Back Pack is proudly part of a much bigger experience. Below you will find some links to additional community offerings and facility information. Enjoy... and don't hesitate to contact us if you need more information. 
New Hope Church: Current services are Saturday at 5:30 pm, and Sunday at 9 am, and 11 am. To find out more, visit: www.newhope.org or call/text 703.971.HOPE (4673)  
The Silo Center: Our 50,000 sq. foot facility is designed for multiple uses. Whether you're looking to conduct a meeting in our state of the art conference and meeting rooms or having a wedding or birthday party, the Silo Center is the place. To find out more visit: www.silocenter.com or call 1.888.581.3555 
Silo Center Preschool: We are now enrolling for the 14th year (2021-22) of our preschool. We are proud to have created a school where children can be children in a loving, playful atmosphere that nurtures social skills, curiosity, conflict resolution, and problem-solving. To find out more visit: www.silocenterpreschool.com or call 1.888.581.3555 
Camp Whatakid, Summer at the Silo Center: This is our summer day camp running Monday through Friday, 6:30 am to 6:15 pm. To find out more, visit: www.campwhatakid.com or call 1.888.581.3555. Registration for CWAK 2021 began in February 2021. 

Location / Directions

The Back Pack is located at New Hope Church's Silo Center at 8905 Ox Road in Lorton, VA, just 2.5 miles north of Occoquan on Rt. 123. We're right next to the Shoppes of Lorton Valley.

Health & Safety

A child's health and safety is a big priority at The Back Pack. Our staff is well trained in safety practices, and our lead staff is certified and trained in CPR, First Aid, Medication Administration, and EpiPen procedures. Lead staff members are equipped with two-way radios to allow them instant contact with each other at all times. The Back Pack is licensed and approved by the state of VA as a religious exempt child care program meaning all Fire and Health Inspections, student/staff ratios, staff health, and background screenings meet and exceed all code requirements. 
​You are entrusting us with your children. We take that responsibility very seriously. We are therefore committed to providing a safe and secure before and aftercare environment for all our children and staff. 

We will be posting our COVID specific procedures closer to the beginning of the school year.