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Spring at Longwood Gardens
By Jeanne-Marie WilliaMs
fter the chilly months of winter, my soul thirsts for the beauty and newness of spring. One of my favorite places to drink up some of what I need is Longwood Gardens, approximately two and a half hours northeast of Hagerstown. Longwood offers a continually changing display throughout the grounds and the conservatory to enthrall guests during every season; however, I feel the spring display is the most impressive. Three years ago, prompted by an email about peak bloom time, I made my first spring visit to Longwood Gardens. It was Motherâ€™s Day weekend, and I decided Page 6
that was how my son and I should spend the day celebrating my C-section and resultant journey into motherhood. We hit the highway early to maximize time in the garden. Gabriel traveled complete with bicycle helmet; it was no reflection on my driving and had more to do with a phase and my attitude of picking your battles. I did insist he leave the helmet in the car at our destination, as I felt Longwood Gardens posed a relatively low risk of head injury. Even with an early arrival at Longwood, the parking areas were filling up, and we needed to park in an overflow lot. I quickly realized I was not the only person who felt the gardens were a fun Motherâ€™s Day activity as the gardens hummed with the low conversations of many people in wide-eyed wonderment over the displays. The sun was shining, the air warm and fragrant, and as we left the car, I felt confident I had picked an excellent adventure for the day. As we entered the gardens, my pace quickened, my soul thrilling with the rainbow of vibrant color and beauty spread before us. Artistically and masterfully planned, we found acres of spring blooms. Gabriel and I joined the crowds of people admiring the flowers and snapping photographs. The gardens were full of tulips in every color, daffodils, azaleas, foxglove, dogwood trees, and fountains.
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Gabriel enjoys one of the butterfly sculptures in the children’s garden at Longwood Gardens, If I had not been accompanied by an energetic little boy, I would have been content to set up camp for a while. But truth be told, Gabriel enjoyed Longwood Gardens for about 2 minutes. Who knew that a 4-year-old boy would not absolutely love admiring flowers for hours? In typical boy fashion, he found a stick that he carried through the gardens, occasionally striking things with it. When I reprimanded him, I heard, “I was hitting a bee,” a few times until I made the stick disappear. The rest of the time, he whined about anything and everything. “No more pictures.” “I never want to see these flowers again.” “If I don’t, eat I’m going to get seasick.” “I never want to come here again.” “Isn’t there anything else to do?” “Is that a wasp?” “Is that a bee?” “I’m scared of that wasp/bee.” He did like walking some of the trails, visiting the topiary garden, and watching the creek and the waterfall while listening to the bells in the carillon tower during one of the concerts. He asked me where the whales were in the creek, but I do not think he believed me when I said the pirates drove them away. What a blessing when before we left Longwood Gardens, I found the outdoor children’s garden. Gabriel spent about a half an hour in the children’s garden, which is landwww.childguidemagazine.com
scaped in fun and engaging ways, such as a plant maze for children to walk through and gardens with chimes and kidfriendly decor to explore. Little ones can enjoy sitting in butterfly chairs and visiting the gazebo covered in large metal butterfly sculptures or splashing in the four-leaf clover shaped fountain. Gabriel took a few runs through the plant maze and then thoroughly soaked himself in the fountain. I think it was the happiest he was all day, and I am glad he found something to enjoy there as well. After all, Mother’s Day is not really about me without being about him too. On our way out of the gardens to find a late lunch before Gabriel got seasick, I found a nice shortcut to get us back to the car from children’s garden, and Gabriel told me, “I’m so happy we didn’t have to walk back through the valley of roses to get out of here.” I would have joyfully taken another trip through the valley of roses, but sometimes it is just best to leave on a high note.
Jeanne-Marie Williams is an analyst and a single mom who delights in homeschooling her son and taking him on adventures. She has too many hobbies and too little free time. She particularly enjoys finding humor in every day life and serving as her family's historian.
SUMMER CAMPS & PROGRAMS 2017
C is for computers, crafts and canoes. A is for art, acting and adventure. M is for music, math and Minecraft. P is for princesses, performing and photography. S is for swimming, sports, and STEM.
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SUMMER CAMPS: MARYLAND 24/7 DANCE CAMP, 482 A Prospect Blvd., Frederick. Summer camps culminate with in-house performances. 301/846-4247. www.24-7dancestudio.com. Princess Camp, July 10-14 or July 31-Aug. 4, 9 am-12:30 pm, ages 3-6. Fun with fairytale magic. $185-$195. Diva Camp, July 10-14 or July 31-Aug. 4, 9 am-2 pm, ages 6-12. Share your inner Diva. $200-$210. Sleeping Beauty Ballet Intensive Camp, July 24-28, 9 am-4 pm, ages 8 & up. Regular morning classes in traditional technique, variations and pointe. Afternoon dedicated to rehearsals, blocking and the production. Performances on July 29 at 12 noon, 3 pm & 6 pm. $400-$425. Musical Theater Camp, June 26-July 7, Mon.-Fri., 9 am-4 pm, ages 8-18. “Legally Blonde Jr.” Campers learn basic acting and musical theatre performance techniques while developing self-confidence, poise and stage presence. Performances July 7 at 6 pm, and July 8 at 12 noon, 3 pm & 6 pm. $500-$525. Kids Musical Theater Camp, July 17-21, 9 am-1 pm, ages 5-12. “The Lion King.” Campers learn basic acting and musical theatre performance techniques while developing self-confidence, poise and stage presence. Performances July 22 at 12 noon, 3 pm & 6 pm. $225-$250. Xtreme 14 Dance In10sive, August 7-11, 9 am-4 pm or 9 am-12:45 pm (youth room only, no showcase). Contemporary, jazz, tap, hip hop, funky jazz, ballet, swing, and more. End of week showcase for full day camp. $550$575. 4-H CAMP, Frederick County 4-H Camp and Activities Center, near Jefferson. Day camps are July 10-14, ages 8-13 or July 17-21, ages 8-13. Residential camp is July 17-21 for ages 8-13. New Clover Camp is July 26-28 for ages 57. Activities include: swimming, arts & crafts, sports, nature hikes, survival training, archery, shooting sports, floral arranging, cake decorating, outdoor cooking, canning, skits & acting, and more. To register go to https://217frederickcounty4hcamp.eventbrite.com. $185 for day camp, $285 for residential camp, or $125 for Clover Camp. 4-STAR GYMNASTICS CAMPS, 30 Milestone Terrace, Williamsport. Weeklong camps for ages 3 & up. Instructional gymnastics on all levels. 301/223-6116. email@example.com. www.4stargym.com. Tumble Time Camp, July 17-21, July 31-Aug. 4, or Aug. 14-18, 8:30-11:30 am, ages 3-5. $95. Rising Stars Camp, June 19-23, July 10-14, or August 7-11, 8:30 am-12:30 pm, ages 5-7. $110. Level 1 Camp, June 26-30 or July 17-21, 8:30 am-1 pm, ages 6-12. $125. Level 2/3 Camps, July 10-14 or July 31-Aug. 4, 8:30 am-1 pm, ages 6-13. $125. ABRAKADOODLE ART CAMPS 301/600-2936. www.Recreater.com. www.abrakadoodle.com. Abrakadoodle: Art Blast STEAM Art Camp, Middletown Rec Center, 403 Franklin St., Middletown, from June 19-23; Urbana Elementary, 3544 Urbana Pike, Frederick, from June 26-30; Walkersville Recreation Center, 83 Frederick St., Frederick, from July 10-14; and Ballenger Creek Community Bldg., 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, from July 24-28. 9 am-12 noon, ages 3-5 and 6-12. For children who have a creative, curious mind, and like to explore. $160, plus $40 materials fee.
Abrakadoodle: Let’s Go Camping Art Camp, Urbana Elementary School, 3544 Urbana Pike, Frederick, from July 17-21; and Walkersville Rec Center, 83 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. 9 am-12 noon, ages 3-5 and 6-12. Have fun camping without leaving the art room. Hike, build a campfire, create a nature tapestry, and learn about wild animals in an imaginary world. $160, plus $40 materials fee. ACT TOO! THEATER COMPANY SUMMER CAMPS, 5703 Industry Lane, Suite 104, Frederick. Mon.-Fri., 9 am-5 pm for two weeks, for ages 7-19. Every camp participant must audition. All will have a part. Performances are the 2nd weekend of each camp. 240/415-8880. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.act-too.com. ADVENTURE PARK USA SUMMER CAMP, 11113 W. Baldwin Rd., New Market. June 19-Sep. 1, weekly sessions from 8 am-4 pm. Extended care from 6:30-8 am and 4-6:30 pm. Children will enjoy cool and exciting field trips each week, while wild crazy weekly themes keep them entertained. Weeks: Summer Fun Begins, June 19-23; Maze Mania, June 26-30; Not Just for Eating, July 2-7 (no camp July 4); We Are Warriors, July 10-14; Going Old School, July 17-21; No Walking Allowed, July 24-28; Twisted Sports, July 31Aug. 4; Foodies, Aug. 7-11; Ultimate Party Zone, Aug. 14-18; Myth Busters, Aug. 21-25; The Last Hurrah, Aug. 28-Sept. 1. $103-$193/week plus $55 registration fee. Extra cost for Sky Zone trip in week 6. Extended care is $25 additional per week. 301/865-6800. www.adventureparkacademy.com. ANTIETAM RECREATION SUMMER DAY CAMP, 9745 Garis Shop Rd., Hagerstown. June 5-Aug. 28, Mon.-Fri. (7-9 am drop off and 3:30-6 pm pick up), for ages 4-16. Each week has a different theme and specialized field trips. Kids participate in activities including water & adventure challenges, team & character building activities, sports, riding, creative arts, unique rides and more. Teens, ages 14-16, will travel off-site three days per week for hiking, camping, service projects, adventure activities and field trips in addition to the specialized range of activities. $180/person per week, 5% discount for 4-7 weeks of camp, 10% discount for 8-10 weeks of camp, 15% discount for 11 or more weeks of camp. Email email@example.com. 301/797-7999. www.antietamrecreation.com. AUTHENTIC COMMUNITY THEATRE’S SUMMER CAMPS, Summer Institute for the Arts (SIFTA), Hagerstown. Visual and performing arts camps for ages 5-18. $200 per week. firstname.lastname@example.org. 301/491-7228. www.actforall.org. Art in the Woods, Doub’s Woods Park – Art Pavilion, 1307 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. July 10-14 or July 17-21, 9 am-4 pm, for students entering grades K-8. Hands-on activities and art projects taught by professional and local artists. Artist showcase on the last day of each week of camp. Different curriculum and projects will be offered for each week. Performing Arts Academy, The Maryland Theatre, 27 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. July 24-28, 9 am-4 pm, for students entering grades 1-12 and graduating seniors. Students prepare scenes, songs, and dance, all while learning vocal technique, stage presence, acting, and choreography. Performance on July 29 at 2 pm. THE BANNER SCHOOL SUMMER DISCOVERY CAMP, 1730 N. Market St., Frederick. Weeklong themed half-or full-day camp sessions running June 5 through September 1 for children in preschool through 8th grade. Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp for ages 3-14. Morning camp from 9 am-1 pm, afternoon camp from 12 noon-4 pm, or full day camp from 9 am-4 pm.
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cont. from page 9 Extended care and drop-in extended care (7-9 am and 4-6 pm) is offered for a fee. Preschool camp is either morning or full day. $145 half day and $260 full day, unless noted. Check website. 301/695-9320. www.bannerschool.org. Horseback Riding, June 5-9, July 5-7, $200; Digital Photography, June 5-9; Soolah Hula Hoops, June 12-16 or July 31-Aug. 4, $200; Nature Crafts, June 12-16; Listen and Paint Pottery Camp, June 5-9; Pokemon, June 5-9; Creepy Crawlers-An Insect’s Life, June 12-16; Dance & Tumbling Camp, June 12-16; Cupcake Wars, June 12-16; Habitat Hikers/Survival Camp, June 1216; Storybook Cooking, June 19-23 or July 10-14; Camp Challenge, June 19-23, $160; It’s a Zoo, June 19-23, $160; Dinosaur DIG Discovery, June 19-23, $175; Junior Geologist Rock and Explore, June 19-23, $175; Eco Explorers Camps, June 26-30; Tennis Camp, June 26-30; Horseback Riding, June 26-30, $200; Culinary Science, June 26-30; Sharks Week, July 5-8, $100; Pirates Ahoy, July 5-7, $100; Ocean in a Bottle, July 10-14; Little Tykes Basketball Camp, July 5-7, $100;
Water World, July 5-7, $100; Water World Adventure Full Day, July 5-7, $225; Basketball Camp Full Day, July 5-7, $150; Creek Stompers, July 5-7, $100; Junior Mechanical Engineering – Let’s Make Toys, July 10-14; Ride the Rails, July 17-21; Star Wars, July 17-21; Magic of Working with Glass, July 17-21, $175; Yoga, July 17-21; Space Adventure, July 17-21; Mad Scientist, July 17-21; Golf Camp, July 17-21; Creative Drama, July 17-21; Science Gone Wild, July 24-28; American Girl Craft Camp, July 24-28; Jungle Book Live, July 24-28, $160; How to Train Your Dragon, July 24-28; Allergen Free Cooking Class, July 24-28; Civil War Camp, July 24-28, $160; Math Magic, July 24-28; Wood Creations, July 2428; World Travelers, July 31-Aug. 4; Comic Creations, July 31-Aug. 4; Nature Art, July 31-Aug. 4; Stand Up Comedy Camp, July 31-Aug. 4; Eric Carle’s World, July 31-Aug. 4; Explore Water Color Techniques, July 31-Aug. 4; American Sign Language, July 31-Aug. 4; Backyard Biology, Aug. 7-11; Flag Football, Aug. 7-11; Volleyball, Aug. 711; Mental Math, Aug. 7-11; Ceramics, Aug. 7-11, $200; Guitar, Aug. 7-11; The Circus Experience, Aug. 14-18; Forest Fairies & Gnomes, Aug. 14-18; Creative Arts Summer Camp, Aug. 14-18; Icky Sticky Science, Aug. 14-18; World Festival Camp, Aug. 14-18; Sports Boot Camp, Aug. 14-18; All Day Camp, Aug. 21-25, $350; End of Summer Celebration Week of Fun, Aug. 28-Sept. 1, $350;
Black Light Glow Theater Camp, July 10-14, $200; Extreme Adventure Camp, June 5-9, $350; First Kicks Soccer/Mini Soccer/Half-Day Soccer/FullDay Soccer, June 26-30. $125-$250. Register online at www.challengersports.com. BARBARA INGRAM SUMMER ARTS ACADEMY 2017, 7 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Weekly camps from July 10-27. 240/347-4934. www.barbaraingramschool.com. www.barbaraingramfoundation.org/arts-camp/ Vocal Academy, July 17-20, 9 am-12 noon, rising grades 7-9. Singers will have the opportunity to study with Barbara Ingram Vocal Faculty in private lessons and master class settings. $100. Dance Academy, July 10-13, 9 am-4 pm, rising grades 6-12. Various styles of dance will include jazz, hip-hop, modern, ballet, lyrical, improvisation and composition. $200. Guitar Academy, July 24-27, 9 am-12 noon, rising grades 5-7. For beginning to intermediate guitar students wishing to grow their guitar skills. $100. Band Academy, July 24-27, 9 am-12 noon, rising grades 6-8. Students will be involved in working on the fundamentals of music making. $100. Rock Band Orchestra Academy, July 31-Aug. 3, 9 am-12 noon, rising grades 6-9. Designed for students who play violin, viola, cello or string bass. Beginning students welcome. Students will learn epic rock tunes, compose a rock tune, use recording technology, and perform a gig on the last day. $100. Visual Arts Academy, July 31-Aug. 3, 9 am-4 pm, rising grades 6-10. Allows students to explore various mediums and techniques in drawing, painting and print making. $200. Introduction to Acting Academy, July 17-20, 9 am4 pm, rising grades 5-8. Learn the fundamentals of performing on stage. Technique, stage presence, scene study, acting, voice and movement. Performance of scene or monologue on last day. $200. Piano Academy, July 24-27, 9 am-4 pm, rising grades 5-8. For students who have had three or more years of traditional piano study and are proficient in reading music. $200. Beginner Creative Writing Academy, July 10-13, 9 am-12 noon, rising grades 4-5. Camp designed to give beginning writers an introduction to the conventions of effective creative writing. $100. Slam Academy, July 10-13, 1-4 pm, rising grades 6-8. Writers will be exposed to the art of spoken word through guest performers and videos, and will spend week learning performance techniques, crafting poems, and performing at weekend reading. $100. Flute Academy, July 10-13, 9 am-12 noon, rising grades 5-12. Develop skills from basic to advanced. $100. BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP, Hagerstown Community College, ARCC, 11400 Robinwood Drive. June 12-16, 8:30 am-12:30 pm, ages 1018. $100. 240/313-2805. www.washcorecfit.com. BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF WASHINGTON COUNTY SUMMER CAMP, Hagerstown, MD. Summer program for youth ages 6-12. Field trips, swimming, sports, nature activities and arts and crafts at various locations. 301/733-5422 CAMP FGC, Frederick (MD) Gymnastics Club, 4604 Wedgewood Blvd. June 26-August 25, 9 am-4 pm or 9 am-12 noon. Full day and half-day camps in gymnastics, trampoline & tumbling available, as well as extended care options. Kids Camp for ages 3 ½-7 ½ years, Girls Camp for ages 6-12, Boys Camp for ages 6-12, Tumbling Camp for ages 6-18, Trampoline camp for ages 618, Ninja Camp for ages 6-14. $280/week for full day camp, $165/week for ½ day camp, $50/week for extended day or lunch bunch. $10 off for additional weeks for same camper. www.frederickgymnastics.com. CAMP HOPE ‘N’ COPE, Mt. Aetna Retreat Center, 21905 Mt. Aetna Rd., Hagerstown. August 19. Ages 6-13. Camp designed for grieving children
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and adolescents who have experienced the death of a loved one, or significant life loss. Children learn effective, practical skills for managing their loss. Age specific group activities, fishing, hiking, games, movie, music, crafts, and memorial ceremony. Bus transportation to and from the camp from Hospice of Washington County (747 Northern Ave, Hagerstown) will be provided. 301/791-6360. CAMP MANIDOKAN, 1600 Harpers Ferry Rd., Knoxville. June 25-Aug. 11. One-week overnight camps for those entering grades 2-12. Over 300 acres bordered by the Potomac River and the C&O Canal. Offers an exciting week of adventure with swimming, boating, games, arts and crafts, campfires, ropes courses, horseback riding, specialty camps and more. $465 base rate. Mini week camp for grades 2-4 offered July 5-7 for $280. 301/834-7244. www.manidokan.org. CAMP PUMP IT UP, Pump It Up of Frederick, 8420 Gas House Pike, Suite L-P, Frederick. June 19-Sept. 1, 9 am-12 noon or 1-4 pm (half day) or 9 am-4 pm (full day). Kids play on gigantic inflatables, make crafts, play organized games, and more. $45 per day, $25 half day, $185 per week full day. 301/620-2166. www.pumpitupparty.com/frederick-md. CAMP TRINITY, Trinity School of Frederick, 6040 New Design Rd., Frederick. Weeklong half or full day camps available in one and two-week sessions, for children in rising grades 1-8. A variety of camps are offered including athletics, cooking, drama and many art classes. 301/2282333. www.trinityschooloffrederick.org. CARROLL COUNTY FARM MUSEUM LIVING HISTORY CAMPS, 500 S. Center St., Westminster. 9 am-4 pm. July 10-14, Living History Camp for 3rd graders; July 17-21, Living History Camp for 4th graders; July 24-28, Living History Camp for 5th graders. Learn about rural farm life in the 1800s through demonstrations and hands-on experiences. 800/654-4645. www.carrollcountyfarmmuseum.org. CHALLENGER BRITISH FULL-DAY CAMP, Ballenger Creek Park, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, July 24-28; Old National Pike Park, 12406 Old National Pike, Mt. Airy, July 10-14; or Urbana Community Park, 3636 Urbana Pike, Frederick, June 26-30; 9 am-4 pm, ages 6-16. Camp for serious players. Focus on game-related techniques, tactical development and coached match play. $247. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. CHALLENGER BRITISH 1/2-DAY CAMP, Ballenger Creek Park, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, July 24-28; Old National Pike Park, 12406 Old National Pike, Mt. Airy, July 10-14; or Urbana Community Park, 3805 Urbana Pike, Frederick, June 26-30. 9 am-12 noon or 1-4 pm, ages 6-16. Emphasis on individual skill development and fundamental tactical awareness. $179.
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301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. CHALLENGER BRITISH MINI-SOCCER CAMP, Ballenger Creek Park, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, July 24-28 or July 10-14; or Urbana Community Park, 3805 Urbana Pike, Frederick, June 26-30. 8:15-9 am, ages 3-5. Skill-building activities. $119. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. CHALLENGER BRITISH SOCCER FIRST KICKS CAMP, Ballenger Creek Park, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, June 26-30; or Old National Pike Park, 12406 Old National Pike, Mt. Airy, July 10-14, 9-11 am, ages 3-5. Friendly, low-key introduction to soccer basics. $74. 301/6002936. www.recreater.com. CHILDREN’S THEATRE SUMMER CAMP AT WAY OFF BROADWAY, 5 Willowdale Dr., Frederick. Camp focuses on all aspects of musical theatre through vocal music, acting exercises, and basic choreography as students rehearse for a full musical production at the end of camp session. 301/662-6600. www.wayoffbroadway.com. Musical Theatre Session 1, July 10-20, Mon.Thurs., 10 am-4 pm, ages 8-12. Performances July 20 & 22. $380. Musical Theatre Session 2, July 24-Aug. 3, Mon.Thurs., 10 am-4 pm, ages 13-18. Performances August 3 & 5. $380. CITY BALLET SCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS, 63 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown. Camps offered June 26August 3 for ages 3-18. 301/733-5833. www.cityballetschool.com. Make-A-Ballet Workshop, June 26-29, 1-4 pm, ages 5-8; Princess Camp, June 26-29, 9-11:30 am, ages 3-5; Trainee Workshop, July 31-Aug. 3, afternoons, ages 7-11. DANCE UNLIMITED SUMMER CAMPS, Dance Unlimited 244B S. Jefferson St., Frederick. Mini dance camps, camp intensives, and musical theatre workshops. Ages 4-18. Special multicamp discount. Early drop off and late pick up available for full day camps. Visit website for camps/workshops full description. 301/6623722. www.danceunlimitedfrederick.com. Ballerina Barbie Mini Dance Camp, July 10-14, 9 am-12 noon, ages 4-6, $175; Fairy Princess Mini Dance Camp, July 24-28, 9 am-12 noon, ages 46, $175; #DanceLife/FitLife Camp, July 3-7, 9 am4 pm, ages 7-12, $325; Flips and Fun Camp, Aug. 7-11, 9 am-4 pm, ages 7-12, $325; Technique Workshops: Future Stars Workshop, June 26-30, ages 7-10, 9 am-4 pm, $375, or Rising Stars Workshop, June 26-30, ages 10-13, 9 am-4 pm, $375; Dance Intensives, July 24-28 or August 1418, 9 am-4 pm, ages 10-18. $375 per week; Musical Theatre Workshops: SNOW WHITE, June 26-30, 9 am-12 noon, ages 5-8, $175, performance June 30 at 12 noon; A FUN FAIRY TALE FIASCO, Aug. 14-18, 9 am-12 noon, ages 5-8, $175, performance Aug. 18 at 12 noon; ALADDIN JR, July 10-21, Mon.-Fri., 9 am-4 pm, ages 9-18,
Join us for FREE Storytelling in the Parks in July! $475, two performances on July 22; Evening Classes, ages 4 thru adult. DANCING BEAR TOYS SUMMER CAMPS, 15 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Weekly camps, 1-4:30 pm. $130 per camp. www.dbeartoys.com. Art of Science, July 17-21, ages 8-11, Learn the answers to some of our world’s questions through science; Inventors and Engineers, June 26-30, ages 8-11, Join us for a week of tinkering, inventing and exploring simple machines; Maker Space Camp 1, July 10-14, ages 5-7, We will use no-tech and low-tech to inspire our makers to create; Maker Space Camp 2, August 14-18, ages 5-7, We will use no-tech and low-tech to inspire our makers to create; Reach for the Stars, July 24-28, ages 5-7, Explore the stars at Dancing Bear astronaut training. DELAPLAINE ART CENTER SUMMER CAMP, The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. Various weekly art camps from June 27-Aug. 12. AM & PM camps offered for ages 6-8, 9-12 & 12-16. Before and after care available. 301/698-0656. www.delaplaine.org. Check website for camp list. A few of the camps offered: Beginning Drawing, June 26-30; Fun with Fibers, June 26-30; Illustrating and Bookbinding, June 26-30; Self Portrait and Drawing the Head, June 26-30; Mixed Media, June 26-30; Gesture Drawing, June 26-30; Art with Recycled Materials, July 5-7; Introduction to Color Theory, July 5-7; Drawing from a Cast, July 5-7; Trace the World, July 5-7 & July 10-14; Big Machine Still Life, July 10-14; Still Life Painting with Watercolor, July 1014; Contemporary Canvas, July 10-14, July 31Aug. 4; Ceramic Sweet Treats, July 10-14 or Aug. 7-11; Mask Making, July 17-21; Sculpting from a Cast, July 17-21; Dare to be 3-D, July 17-21 or Aug. 7-11; Dive into Drawing, July 17-21; Art Dolls, Puppets, & Soft Sculptures, July 24-28; Clothed Figure Drawing, July 24-28; Clay Animals, July 2428; Drawing for Teens, July 31-Aug. 4; Painting for Teens, July 31-Aug. 4; Let’s Make Books, July 31Aug. 4; Fairy Tales, July 31-Aug. 4; Printmaking, Aug. 7-11; Painting Adventures, Aug. 7-11. DISCOVERY STATION’S AMAZING SCIENCE WEEK, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, Aug. 7-11, 10 am-12 noon or 2-4 pm. Camp introduces boys and girl in 3rd-4th grade to STEAM principles (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math.) Each class will feature one or more science experiments pertaining to the overall theme of the class. Themes: Monarch Butterfly Conservation, Robotics & Coding, Mystery Goo & T-Rex Toothpaste, Life Cycle of a Star, and Crystals & More! $25. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. ECO-ADVENTURE CAMP, Catoctin Creek Park & Nature Center, 2929 Sumantown Rd., Middletown. June 26-Aug. 18, 9 am-4 pm, ages 8-12. 89 am & 4-5 pm organized free play, 7:30 am-5 pm camp day with transportation from Rose Hill.
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Outdoor adventures, creek walks, nature hikes and team building games. Creek Explorers I, June 26-30; Creek Explorers II, July 3-7; Creek Critters, July 10-14; Adventure Games, July 17-21; Survivor Camp, July 24-28; Wilderness Skills Camp, July 31-Aug. 4; Wildlife Wonders, August 7-11; Experiment Exploration, Aug. 14-18. $149/person, $179/person with transportation from Rose Hill. 301/600-2936. www.Recreater.com. EDUCARE LEARNING CENTER SUMMER PROGRAM, 2538 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson. Endless Nature. Summer sessions complement the school year by encouraging in-depth exploration of the natural world and creative endeavors. Kids move all summer long. Outdoor water play, nature hikes on 16 wooded acres, and family gatherings. 301/834-9007. email@example.com. www.educatewithcare.com. FORT RITCHIE COMMUNITY CENTER SUMMER CAMP, 14421 Lake Royer Drive, Cascade. June 12-August 4, 8 am-5 pm. Day camp for boys and girls ages 6-12. $90 per week per camper for FRCC members, $110 per week per camper for non-members, $75 for members week of July 4, $90 for non-members week of July 4. 301/2415085. www.TheFRCC.org. Weekly themes: June 12-16, Outdoor Adventure; June 19-23, Ultimate Sports; June 26-30, Kids Boot Camp; July 5-7, Science, Technology, Engineering, Math; July 1014, Be A Star – Performing Arts; July 17-21, Science, Technology, Engineering, Math; July 2428, Creativity-Arts; July 31-Aug. 4, Outdoor Adventure. FREDERICK CHILDREN’S CHORUS CAMP, Middletown Recreation Center, in Middletown Primary, 403 Franklin St., Middletown (6/266/30) and Walkersville Recreation Center, in Walkersville Elementary, 83 Frederick St., Walkersville (7/24-7/28). 9 am-3 pm, ages 8-12. “Animal Imagination” Campers will learn about endangered species of animals, the threats to these animals and how we can protect them. Campers will sing songs, play games, and do crafts emphasizing their interest in animals. Campers work with the highly acclaimed staff of The Frederick Children’s Chorus and chorus members. Campers perform a concert for family and friends on the last day of camp. $130/person, plus $10 materials fee due first day. No onsite registration. Enroll through website: www.recreater.com. Or by calling Frederick County Parks and Recreation during business hours at 301/600-2936. http://fredcc.org/camp.php. FREDERICK COMMUNITY COLLEGE KIDS AND TEENS ON CAMPUS, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick. A variety of summer enrichment programs from June 26-Aug. 11, for ages 4-17. Weeklong morning & afternoon workshops feature hands-on learning in a variety of academic areas. Lunch Bunch offered. Schedules, ages, and costs vary. Most camps run 9 am-12 noon or 1-4 pm. Check website. Camp prices range from $69$259. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. 301/846-2661. www.frederick.edu/workforcecontinuing-education/downloads/youth2017summerschedule.aspx. Sample of courses offered: Bugs, Lizards, and Things That Fly, June 26-30 & July 10-14; Language Sampler, July 24-28; Spanish for Kids, Aug. 7-11; Music for Munchkins, July 5-7; Weather Bugs, July 17-21 or July 31-Aug. 4; Creating Comics, July 10-14; Duct Tape Art, June 26-30, July 24-28 or July 31-Aug. 4; Advanced Duct Tape Art, July 31-Aug. 4; You Can Draw, July 17-21; Sketching and Drawing for Beginners, Aug. 7-11; Easels on Campus, July 2428; Beginning Watercolor, Aug. 7-11; Batik Drawing: Ancient Art with a Modern Twist, July 5-7;
Batik for Beginners, July 24-28; Recycled Sculpture for Teens, July 17-21; Clay-Mation Movie Magic, July 17-21, July 31-Aug. 4 or Aug. 7-11; Junior Photographers Club, July 10-14; Photo Maker Lab, July 24-28; Digital Photography for Kids, July 31-Aug. 4; Design and Sew Like a Professional, July 17-21 or July 24-28; Musical Revue-sical (2-week class), July 17-28; Black Light Illumination Theatre, Aug. 7-11; Teens Take Over the Kitchen, July 10-14 or July 17-21; Money Smart Tweens, June 26-30; Robotic Creations for Middle School Students, July 17-21 or July 31Aug. 4; Advanced Level Minecraft, July 24-28 or Aug. 7-11; Advanced Computer Animation, July 17-21 or July 31-Aug. 4; Expert Level Computer Animation, Aug. 7-11; Video Game Design III: Workshop, July 31-Aug. 4 or Aug. 7-11; Jump WRITE In, July 17-21 or Aug. 7-11; Around the World Art, Fun and Games Galore, July 31-Aug. 4; Preparing for Writing Classes: Middle School, July 31-Aug. 4, Kids Go Green, Aug. 7-11; Ooey, Gooey, Kablouey Science, July 5-7; Dissection Science, July 17-21; STEM Challenges, July 24-28; Rocketry, July 24-28. FREDERICK COUNTRY DAY MONTESSORI & ARTS SUMMER CAMP, 1601 Wheyfield Dr., Frederick. Weekly summer camps. “Around the World in 80 Days.” Montessori mornings and arts in the afternoon. Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) opportunities for preschoolers all summer long. 301/694-7000. http://frederickmontessori.com. FREDERICK COUNTY BASKETBALL CAMP, Oakdale High School, 5850 Eaglehead Dr., Ijamsville. June 26-29, boys from 8 am-12 noon; and girls from 5-9 pm, for children entering 1st thru 9th grade. Campers will learn to be wellrounded, fundamentally sound basketball players. $110. http://frederickcountybasketballcamp. blogspot.com/ FREDERICK COUNTY RECREATION DEPT’S SUMMER CAMPS, June 26-Sept. 1 (weekly) for various ages. Fees & locations vary. Children may participate in many different camps and activities including: aquatics, art, cheerleading, science & discovery, dance, chess, cooking, horse & farm, preschool adventures, performing arts, sports, nature camps, history camps, and more. $50$295. Check website for all offerings. 301/6002936. www.recreater.com. Club Scientific & Kidzart – JR Scientist, Myersville Municipal Center, 301 Main St., Myersville, August 19-23, 8 am-5 pm, ages 5-10. Club Scientific& Kidzart – JR CSI, Deer Crossing Recreation Center, in Deer Crossing Elementary, 10601 Finn Dr., New Market, July 3-7, 8 am-5 pm, ages 10-15. Club Scientific & Kidzart Jr. Camp Paleo, Tuscarora Rec Center, in Tuscarora Elementary, 6321 Lambert Dr., Frederick, July 31-Aug. 4, 8 am-5 pm, ages 10-15. Harry Potter Camp, Firehouse Pottery & Arts, 116 S. Main St., Mt. Airy, July 10-14, 9 am-12 noon, ages 7 & up. Calling All Princesses, Firehouse Pottery & Arts, 116 S. Main St., Mt. Airy, July 5-7, 1-4 pm, ages 5-8. Calling All Spies, Firehouse Pottery & Arts, 116 S. Main St., Mt. Airy, July 5-7, 9 am-12 noon, ages 5-8. Camp Create! 5 Days Around the World, Firehouse Pottery & Arts, 116 S. Main St., Mt. Airy, July 1014, 1-4 pm, ages 7 & up. Camp Create! On the Wild Side, Firehouse Pottery & Arts, 116 S. Main St., Mt. Airy, July 17-21, 1-4 pm, ages 7 & up. Junior Princess Workshop, Ballenger Creek Community Building, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, July 10-13, 9:30 am-12 noon, ages 4-6. Junior Zoo Workshop, Deer Crossing Rec Center, in Deer Crossing Elementary, 10601 Finn Dr., New Market, July 24-28, 9:30 am-12 noon, ages 4-6. Ocean Life Art Workshop, Ballenger Creek Community Building, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike,
Frederick, July 10-13, 9 am-12 noon, ages 6-12. Star Wars, Firehouse Pottery & Arts, 116 S. Main St., Mt. Airy, June 26-30, 9 am-12 noon, ages 7 & up. STEAM Arts Camp, The Original Playhouse, 4 W. Main St., New Market, June 26-30, July 10-14, or Aug. 14-18, 9 am-3:30 pm, ages 6-9. World of Dinosaurs Workshop, Thurmont Rec Center, in Thurmont Middle, 408 E. Main St., July 17-21, 9 am-12 noon, ages 6-12. Fashions, Faces & Flowers Workshop, Ballenger Creek Community Building, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, July 31-Aug. 4, 9 am-12 noon, ages 6-12. Little Hands Cooking Mini-Camp, Ballenger Creek Community Building, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, June 19-23 or Aug. 8-11, 9-11 am, ages 3-5. Frozen Dance Class, Spring Ridge Dance Center, 9093 Ridgefield Drive, #103, Frederick, July 1014, 10 am-12 noon, ages 3-6. Hip Hop Dance Class, Spring Ridge Dance Center, 9093 Ridgefield Drive, #103, Frederick, July 2428, 10 am-12 noon, ages 7-11. Princess Dance Class, Spring Ridge Dance Center, 9093 Ridgefield Drive, #103, Frederick, July 1721, 10 am-12 noon, ages 3-6. Serendipity Farm Days Camp, Serendipity Horse Meadows, 10229 Woodsboro Pike, Walkersville, June 19-23, July 17-21 or Aug. 8-11, 9 am-3 pm, ages 4-17. Karate Camp, Spring Ridge Dance Center, 9093 Ridgefield Drive, #103, Frederick, Aug. 7-11, 10 am-12 noon, ages 7-11. Combat Robots, Ballenger Creek Community Building, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, Aug. 7-11, 9 am-12 noon, ages 7-13. Hop to It: Mechanical Engineering, Kaufman House at Fountain Rock Park, 8511 Nature Center Place, Walkersville, Aug. 21-25, 9 am-12 noon, ages 7-11. Junior Coders Camp: Coding for Kids, Ballenger Creek Community Building, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, June 19-23, 9 am-12 noon, ages 7-13. Space Adventure Camp, Walkersville Rec Center, in Walkersville Elementary, 83 Frederick St., Aug. 7-10, 1-4 pm, ages 5-11. Rockets and Rovers: Aerospace Engineering, Tuscarora Rec Center, in Tuscarora Elementary, 6321 Lambert Dr., Frederick, July 17-21, 9 am-12 noon, ages 7-11. Superhero Camp, Spring Ridge Dance Center, 9093 Ridgefield Drive, #103, Frederick, July 31Aug. 4, 10 am-12 noon, ages 3-6. Ball Diamond Dynamics Baseball Camp, Boys Baseball & Girls Softball, Urbana District Park, 3805 Urbana Pike, Frederick, July 24-28, 8:3011:30 am, ages 7-14. Field Hockey Camp, Foreman Field at Ballenger Creek Park, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, July 31-Aug. 4, 8:30-11 am, ages 6-17. NFL Flag Football Camp, Old National Pike Park, 12406 Old National Pike, Mt. Airy, July 17-21, or Utica District Park, 10200-B Old Frederick Rd., Frederick, July 24-28 or July 31-Aug. 4, or Foreman Field at Ballenger Creek Park, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, Aug. 7-11, 8:3011:30 am, ages 7-14. 1st Kicks Soccer Mini Camp, Old National Pike Park, 12406 Old National Pike, Mt. Airy, July 1014, or Ballenger Creek Park, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, June 26-30, 9-11 am, ages 3-5. Baton, Cheer & Poms Camp, Deer Crossing Rec Center, in Deer Crossing Elementary, 10601 Finn Dr., New Market, June 26-29, 4:30-7:30 pm, ages 7-11. Tumbling for Cheerleading Camp, Deer Crossing Rec Center, in Deer Crossing Elementary, 10601 Finn Dr., New Market, July 17-21, 9 am-12 noon, ages 4-17.
Lacrosse Scoopers, Foreman Field at Ballenger Creek Park, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, June 26-30 or July 24-28, 8:15-10:15 am, ages 5-7. Little Sticks Lacrosse, Foreman Field at Ballenger Creek Park, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, June 26-30 or July 24-28, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, ages 3-5. Challenger Rookie Rugby Camp, Foreman Field at Ballenger Creek Park, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, Aug. 14-18, 9 am-12 noon, ages 6-14. Tennis & Swim Camp, Walkersville High School, 81 W. Frederick St., Walkersville, July 10-13 or July 24-27, 9 am-2 pm, ages 8-12. Beach Volleyball for Beginners, Utica District Park, 10200-B Old Frederick Rd., Frederick, June 19-23, 8:30-11:30 am, ages 7-16. FREDERICK REGIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA SUMMER MUSIC CAMP, Frederick Church of the Nazarene, 7899 Opossumtown Pike. For student musicians in the tri-state region, ages 9-15, who have played their orchestral instruments for at least one year. All orchestral instruments welcome. Public concert following camp. 301/471-7463. www.FRYO.org. FUNCAMP 2017 – THEATRE CAMP, Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick. Camps held Mon.-Fri., 10 am-3 pm, except July 4. Family discount. 301/694-4744. www.marylandensemble.org. Creating Theatre, June 26-July 8 or August 7-18, ages 7-11. $380; Musical Theatre Project, June 26-July 8 for ages 12-16, or July 10-21 for ages 7-11, or July 24-August 4 for ages 7-11. $380; Performance Project, July 24August 4, ages 12-16. $380; Improv Intensive, July 10-21, ages 12-16. $380; Tiny Stages! Mini 1-Week Camps, August 7-11, 9 am-12 noon or 1-4 pm; August 14-18, 9 am-12 noon or 1-4 pm. $190. GIRLS INC. OF WASHINGTON COUNTY SUMMER ACTIVITIES PROGRAM SUMMER DAY CAMP, 626 Washington Ave., Hagerstown. Weekly sessions June 19-Aug. 11, Mon.-Fri., 8:30 am-3:30 pm, ages 6-18. Girls Inc. closed July 4 and July 10-14. Girls have a fun and safe environment to release energy and be creative. Includes swimming 3 days a week, weekly field trips, sports, arts and crafts, recreational games, hands on gooey science experiments, and more. $60/members per week, $90/non-members per week. Early drop off/late pick up hours 7:45-8:30 a.m. and 3:30-5 p.m. for additional $10 per week. 301/733-5430. Amyh@girlsinc-md.org. GORETTI SPORTS CAMPS, St. Maria Goretti High School, 1535 Oak Hill Ave., Hagerstown. Family discount. 301/739-4266, x160 or 202/213-0436. Co-ed Basketball Day Camp, June 12-15, June 19-22, or July 31-Aug. 3, 9 am-3 pm, for players entering grades 1-9. $150 on-site registration. Before and after care available. Email email@example.com. Co-ed Basketball Night School Camp, Aug. 21-24, 5:30-8:30 pm, for players entering grades 1-9. $90 if pre-registered by July 1, $100 on-site registration. Before and after care available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Girls Lacrosse Camp, June 12-15, 9 am-4 pm, ages 7-15. $170. Girls Skill Development Basketball Camp, June 26-29, 9 am-3 pm, or July 10-14, 8:30 am-12 noon, for players in grades 3-12. $150 for June 26-29 camp, $90 for July 10-14 camp. Co-ed Soccer Camp, July 18-21, 9 am-4 pm. This camp is held at Frederick Indoor Sports Complex, 1845 Brookfield Ct., Frederick. $189. www.frederickindoor.com/ Girls Volleyball Camp, Aug. 7-11, 9 am-12 noon, for rising grades 4-9. $90. GRACE ACADEMY SUMMER CAMP, 13321 Cearfoss Pike, Hagerstown. Summer camp for children ages 5-10. Weekly camps from June 5 to August 4. Field trips, hands-on activities and more. Sign up for one or more weeks. 8:30 am-3:30 pm. $120/week per camper and $100/week for each additional camper from same household. Early arrival and late pickup available for a fee. 301/733-2033. www.graceacademyonline.org. Weekly themes: June 5-9, Barnyard Blast; June 12-16, Sports; June 19-23, A Builder’s World/Lego/STEM; June 26-30, Rainforest/Water; July 10-14, A Bug’s Life; July 17-21, Fairytales; July 24-28, Ooey Gooey Science and Art; July 31-Aug. 4, Under the Big Top. HCC CHILDREN’S LEARNING CENTER MINI CFK, Hagerstown Community College, 11400 Robinwood Dr. 1-week camp sessions from June 19-August 11, Mon.-Fri., 9 am-4 pm, for children entering K and grade 1. Weekly themes include: Down on the Farm, What Pet Should I Get, Diggin’ Dinosaurs, Scales and Tails, Everyday (Super) Heroes, A Bug’s Life, and Out of This World. Meals are provided. Sessions include a field trip, arts & crafts and other activities. $171-$176. Contact Terry Kitchen at 240/5002322. http://hagerstowncc.edu/minicfk. HCC COLLEGE FOR KIDS, Hagerstown Community College, 11400 Robinwood Dr., Hagerstown. Summer enrichment program for grades 2 to 10. Offering seven weeks of adventures starting June 19. Before and after care available. Schedules and costs vary by theme and week. Most camps run 8:45 am-4 pm. Price ranges from $166- $199. 240/500-2236. www.hagerstowncc.edu/kids. Grades 2 & 3: Adventures in Neverland, June 19-23, July 24-28; Fables & Fairy Tales, June 19-23, July 31-Aug. 4; Investigation Station, June 19-23; We Do Robotics, Do You? June 19-23, June 26-30, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31-Aug. 4; Blast Off into Space, June 26-30; Chocolate World, June 26-30; Computer Games are VERY Elementary, June 26-30, July 31-Aug. 4; Medieval Times, June 26-30, July 17-21; A Pirate’s Life for Me! July 10-14; American Girls and Me, July 10-14; Kitchen Chemistry, July
10-14, July 17-21; Ocean Adventures, July 10-14 or Aug. 7-11; Science Fun: The Magical Five Senses, July 10-14 or Aug. 7-11; Junie B. Jones Comes to HCC, July 17-21; Super Heroes, Super Villains, and Super You, July 17-21, July 24-28; American Sign Language, July 31-Aug. 4. Grades 4 & 5: Mad Scientist, June 19-23; Computer Games Are Elementary, June 19-23, July 10-14, July 17-21; Computer Games are BEYOND Elementary, Aug. 7-11; Junkyard Art, June 26-30; My Lego Robot Is Better Than Yours! June 19-23, June 26-30, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28; Hunger Games, July 17-21; Diary of a Wimpy Kid, July 24-28; Puppet Theater, June 19-23; The World of Harry Potter, June 26-30, July 31-Aug. 4; Crime Scene Detectives, June 19-23 or Aug. 7-11; Acting to Change Your World, July 10-14; Fossils and the Sands of Time, July 10-14; Pet Academy, June 19-23; Digital Maniacs, July 24-28; Mad Scientist, Aug. 7-11; American Girls and Me: Her Story, July 24-28; Home Makeover, Math Edition, Aug. 7-11; Minecraft for Maniacs, June 26-30, July 24-28, July 31Aug. 4. Grades 6-8: Design Your Own Computer Game, June 19-23 or July 10-14; Create a Fictional World, Aug. 7-11; Stopping Cyber Crooks and Online Villains, June 19-23; Girls Exploring Manufacturing, June 26-30 or Aug. 711; Girls Exploring Engineering, July 10-14; Create a Fictional World, July 31-Aug. 4; Creative Photography, July 31-Aug. 4; Music Theatre: Act, Sing and Dance, Aug. 7-11; LEGO My Robot, June 26-30; Forensic Microscopy, June 26-30; Vet Academy, June 19-23, July 24-28; Poetry Café, June 26-30; Shocking Fun with Electricity, June 26-30; Rocketry and Space Flight, July 17-21; Academy STEM, June 26-30. Grades 6-10: Beginning Phone App Design, June 19-23, July 10-14, July 2428; Coding Academy: Game Design and Programming, June 26-30, July 1721; Coding Academy: Multiplayer Game Development, July 31-Aug. 4; Creating Digital Animations, June 26-30; Maker of Worlds: Mastering Minecraft, June 26-30, July 17-21, July 24-28; VEX Robotic Engineering, July 24-28, July 31-Aug. 4; Lego Evolution Hands-On, Minds-On, July 17-21; Drones and Other Things That Go Bump in the Sky, July 10-14; LEGO Cup Robot Wars, July 31-Aug. 4; Minecraft Modding and More, July 31-Aug. 4. Grades 8-10: Advanced Photography, July 17-21 or July 24-28; 3D Game Development, Aug. 7-11; SAT Prep, Aug. 7-11. HAGERSTOWN ICE & SPORTS COMPLEX SUMMER HOCKEY CAMP, Hagerstown Ice & Sports Complex, Fairgrounds Park. Aug. 21-25. Weeklong camp by former Washington Capitals forward, Craig Laughlin. 301/401-9691.
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HAGERSTOWN YMCA SUMMER CAMPS, 1100 Eastern Blvd. N., Hagerstown. Specialty, sports and playground camps also offered. 301/7393990. www.ymcahagerstown.org. Adventure Camp, for ages 5 & 6. Weekly camps feature weekly themes, educational activities, swimming, games, arts & crafts, outdoor fun, and field trips. Breakfast, lunch and field trips included. $130/members, $145/non-members. Camp Holiday, for ages 7-13. Camp Holiday is based at Hagerstown YMCA and travels on field trips three times per week. Swimming, outdoor adventures, sports, arts & crafts, site presentations, planned trips to Hershey Park, Six Flags, and more. Breakfast, lunch and field trips included. $130/members, $145/nonmembers. Counselor In Training (C.I.T.) Program, for ages 1415. Counselors in training program is designed to give teens the opportunity to gain leadership and job skills. Focus of program is hands-on learning, promoting teamwork and providing safe and fun camp atmosphere. $75/members, $90/nonmembers. Leadership In Training (L.I.T.) Program, for ages 15-17. Leadership in training program is designed for teens who are interested in gaining valuable skills to help them prepare for employment. Program will stress the concept of teamworkoriented leadership. Two five week sessions: June 12-July 14 and July 17-August 18. $200/members, $250/nonmembers. Camp Bear Claw, 385 Mill St. at Bester Elementary School, Hagerstown. Mon.-Thurs., 7:30 am-6 pm, Fri., 7:30 am-4 pm, ages 6-12. Camp will walk to various local sites such as Potterfield Pool, the library, Suns baseball games and more. Camp only available to Bester families. $50 per week/per child. Camp Saber Tooth, Salem Avenue Elementary School, 1323 Salem Ave., Hagerstown. Mon.Thurs., 7:30 am-6 pm; Fri., 7:30 am-4 pm, ages 612. Weekly themes and wide variety of camp activities. Variety of local agencies will be coming to the site for hands on activities and presentations. $50 per week/per child. Hub Club, Hagerstown YMCA, ages 7-12. Camp offers weekly themes and a wide variety of camp activities. Camp activities, arts & crafts, swimming and more. $105/members, $120/nonmembers. Sports Camps also offered: Basketball, golf, soccer, volleyball, wrestling, dodgeball, flag football. HERITAGE ACADEMY SUMMER CAMPS, 12215 Walnut Point West, Hagerstown. Weekly camps from June 5-23. 301/582-2600 or jklick@ heritage-academy.net. www.heritage-academy.net. Heritage Academy Boys Basketball Camp, June 59, 9 am-3 pm, rising 4th-9th graders. Learn basketball fundamentals from a seasoned coach. $75. Heritage Academy Girls Basketball Camp, June 19-23, 8 am-12 noon, rising 4th-9th graders. Learn basketball fundamentals from a seasoned coach. $60. Heritage Academy Girls Volleyball Camp, June 1216, 8 am-12 noon, rising 4th-9th graders. Learn volleyball fundamentals from a seasoned coach. $60. HERITAGE HARVEST FARM HORSE CAMP, 17159 Sprecher Rd., Boonsboro. Weekly sessions June 12-Sept. 1, Mon.-Thurs., 9 am-5 pm (9 am-2 pm for Junior Camp); Fri., 9 am-1:30 pm. Regular camp, ages 7-11; Junior Camp for ages 4-6, is Aug. 14-18; and Teen Camp for ages 12 & up with riding experience, is June 12-16. Camp program includes an hour riding lesson, an hour
barn lesson learning horse care, and an hour fun lesson. There is also a horsy craft and time to cool off in the pool at the end of the day. There is a mini horse show every Friday and parents and guests may watch. Pizza, cold drinks, and awards follow the show. Junior Camp has two half hour riding lessons and two half hour barn lessons, simple horsey craft and end of day water games. Also offer two Western theme weeks where riding, games, videos and crafts are focused on the west. Riders grouped by experience. $250. 301/223-6731. www.heritageharvest.com. LUCY SCHOOL SUMMER, 9117 Frostown Rd., Middletown. June 19-August 9 for young threes through rising 9th grade. Play, paint, sing, dance, create stories and explore our 17-acres of rolling hills, woodlands, wetlands, organic garden, pond and waterfall. 5-day a week & 3-day a week full day and half day summer programs. Options include: Cuddly Crawlers, Nature Camp: A Place for Wild Things, A Parisian Circus, Dragons of Blue Land, Journey to the Moon and Beyond, Scenes from Hamilton, Art Camp: Bringing Character and Story to Life through Art, Dancing Around the World, Improvisation, Moving Through Math, and Scenes from Shakespeare. Before and after care available. Full summer, sibling, and 4-week discounts. 301/293-1163. www.lucyschool.com. MAR-LU-RIDGE CAMP AND RETREAT CENTER, 3200 Mar Lu Ridge Rd., Jefferson. Weekly day (8:30 am-4:30 pm) & overnight camps run from June 19-Aug. 4, for ages 6-17, plus adult and family camps. Small faith-based group camping. Swimming, rock climbing, zip line, Bible lessons, hiking, horseback riding, games and more. Extended care available. $210-$655/person per week. 301/874-5544. www.mar-lu-ridge.org. MID-MARYLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTER SUMMER CAMPS AND INTENSIVES, 5901 Enterprise Ct., Frederick. 301/694-5105. www.mmpac.com. MMPAC Summer Stars I, June 19-23, ages 7-18. Half-day dance and theater intensive. Concludes with in-studio showcase. $140. MMPAC Summer Stars II, June 24-Aug. 2, ages 11-18. Full-day dance and theater intensive. Concludes with performance in downtown Frederick. $550. Storybook Adventures Dance Camp, July 24-28, ages 3-6. Themed dance class, craft and snack. $195. Wednesday Workshops, Wed. evenings in July. THE MILLER CHILDREN’S CENTER AT FCC SUMMER CAMP, Frederick (MD) Community College, 7932 Opossumtown Pike. Summer camps for children of students, staff, faculty and community, ages 5-10 (must have completed kindergarten), offered daily from 7 am-6 pm, during the public school summer vacation time period. Theme-based sessions with exploratory opportunities for crafts, science, creative arts, language enrichment, food preparation, field trips, hands-on learning, swimming, and much more. $215/week. Themes: Backyard Fun, June 19-23; Camp Invention, June 26-30; Cooking Fun, July 3-7; Super Science Adventures, July 10-14; Imagination Station, July 17-21; Sensational Animals, July 24-28; Flight Academy, July 31-Aug. 4; Young Naturalist, Aug. 7-11; Crazy Days, Aug. 14-17. 301/846-2612. MINI MONOCACY, Middletown Rec Center, 403 Franklin St. Weekly camps held June 26-August 11, Mon.-Fri., 9-11:30 am, ages 3.5-6. Stories, crafts and games. $74 weekly fee. MONOCACY ADVENTURE CAMP, Browning Building at Pinecliff Park, 8350 Pinecliff Park Rd., Frederick. Weekly camps held June 26-Aug. 18, Mon.-Fri., 7 am-6 pm, ages 8-13. Non-stop outdoor fun. Hikes, archery, river exploration, nature, games and more. $144 weekly fee. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. MONOCACY DAY CAMP, Mon.-Fri., 7 am-6 pm, ages 6-12. Held different weeks at various
locations: Centerville Rec Center, 3601 Carriage Hill Drive, Frederick; Middletown Rec Center, 403 Franklin Street; Oakdale Rec Center, 9850 Old National Pike, Ijamsville; Walkersville Rec Center, 83 Frederick St. Various options include: Party in the USA, Science Adventure, The Show Must Go On, Summer Solstice, Beach Ya To It, Spirit Week, And the Crowd Goes Wild, Encore Week, and Mischief, Mayhem & Make Believe. $139/full day weekly fee, $19/swim option. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. MONOCACY SPORTS & GAMES, Tuscarora Rec Center, 6321 Lambert Dr., Frederick, June 26Aug. 18, 7 am-6 pm, ages 6-12. Sports camp. Learn soccer, basketball, flag football, baseball, ultimate frisbee, lacrosse, and more. $144 weekly fee. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. MT AETNA SUMMER CAMP, Mt. Aetna Camp & Retreat Center, 21905 Mt. Aetna Rd., Hagerstown. 2017 theme is “Courageous.” Weekly camps from June 25 to July 30. Camps include: Extreme Outpost, June 25-July 2, ages 13-17, $350; Adventure, June 25-July 2, ages 7-10, $250; C.I.T. 1, June 25-July 2, ages 15-17, $150; Horsemanship Outpost, June 25-July 2, ages 1317, $350; Watersports Outpost, June 25-July 2, ages 13-17, $350; Wilderness Adventure Outpost, June 25-July 2, ages 13-17, $350; C.I.T. 2, July 2-9, ages 15-17, $150; Junior 1, July 2-9, ages 10-12, $250; C.I.T. 3, July 9-16, ages 15-17, $150; Junior 2, July 9-16, ages 10-12, $350; Trail Adventure Week, July 16-23, ages 10-13, $350; Tween, July 16-23, ages 12-14, $350; Teen, July 23-30, ages 13-16, $350. 301/824-2729. MOUNT SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY SUMMER CAMPS, 16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd., Emmitsburg. 301/447-8329. www.msmary.edu. The Elite 150 Lacrosse Day Camp: Youth day camp, June 19-23, 9 am-3 pm, ages boys 7-14. $250. Mount Soccer Academy Camp: Residential Girls Camp 1, June 16-18, ages 10-21, $275/overnight camp, $245/commuter camp; Residential Girls Camp II, July 21-23, ages 10-21, $275/overnight camp, $245/commuter camp Development Camp, June 19-23, for boys & girls, ages 5-14, $250 Rob Ryerson Soccer Camps, www.scoringgoals.com. Girls Advanced, June 2529, ages 11-16. $545. Goalkeeping/Strikers Camp, June 30-July 2, ages 10-18. $395. Boys Advanced, July 23-27, ages 11-16. $545. Scott Thomson Baseball Camp: July 17-19, 9 am12 noon, ages 6-12, $150. July 23-26, ages 1318, $430/overnight camp, $295/commuter camp. July 31-Aug. 2, 9 am-3 pm, ages 6-12, $200. NATURE CAMPS, Catoctin Creek Park & Nature Center, 2929 Sumantown Rd., Middletown. June 12-Aug. 18. Outdoor adventures. Catching critters, exploring tributaries, hands-on activities, nature walks, crafts, and more. Camp prices range from $69-$139. 301/600-2936. www.Recreater.com. Little Seedlings, June 12-16, 10-11:30 am, ages 2-3; Nature Through the Senses, June 19-23, 911:30 am, ages 4-6; Wet & Wild I, June 26-30, 9 am-4 pm, ages 6-10; Wet & Wild II, July 3-7, 9 am-4 pm, ages 6-10; Creek Stompers, July 10-14, 9 am-4 pm, ages 6-10; Vet Tech Kids, July 17-21 for ages 6-8 or July 31-Aug. 4 for ages 9-12, 1-4 pm; We Love Bugs, July 17-21, 9-11:30 am, ages 4-6; Weird and Wacky Science, July 24-28, 9 am4 pm, ages 6-10; Reptiles Rock, July 31-Aug. 4, 911:30 am, ages 4-6; Animals, Animals, Animals! August 7-11, 9 am-4 pm, ages 6-10; Awesome Amphibians, August 14-18, 9-11:30 am, ages 4-6. NATURE CAMPS, Kaufman House, Fountain Rock Park & Nature Center, 8511 Nature Center Place, Walkersville. Outdoor adventures. Games, archery, nature walks, storytelling, crafts, handson activities and more. Morning, afternoon and full-day sessions. Camp prices range from $74-
$149. For ages 4-6, 6-8, and 7-12. 301/6002936. www.Recreater.com. Knee-High Naturalists Camps, weekly camps from June 26-August 18; Summer Scientists Camp, July 3-7 or July 24-28; Survival of the “Kiddest” Camp, July 10-14 or July 31-Aug. 4; Ultimate Nature Camp, June 26-30, July 17-21, Aug. 7-11, or August 14-18. PRESCHOOL PLAY CAMP, Hagerstown Community College, ARCC, 11400 Robinwood Dr. July 1014 or July 17-21, 9 am-12 noon, ages 3-6. Arts & crafts, storytelling, music, and games. $55/resident, $60/out-of-county resident. www.washcorecfit.com. DAN PRETE BASKETBALL CAMPS, Saint James School, 17641 College Rd., Hagerstown. June 1923, July 3-7 (no camp July 4), or July 10-14, 9 am3 pm, for boys & girls ages 6-17. Extended care hours available. Learn the fundamentals of the game of basketball. $165 per session. Sibling discounts. 301/233-8644. www.danpretebasketballcamp.com. RIVER VALLEY RANCH SUMMER CAMPS, 4443 Grave Run Rd., Manchester. Weekly camps from June 25-August 18 for ages 4-17. Non-denominational Christian summer camps. Overnight and day camp (9 am-5 pm) programs with horseback riding, skateboarding, adventure camps, paintball, theater, and more. 443/712-1010. www.rivervalleyranch.com. ROSE HILL MANOR PARK HISTORY CAMPS, Rose Hill Manor Park & Children’s Museum, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. June 19-Aug. 25. Half and full day camps for ages 2-12. Mommy & Me camps need parent accompaniment. Camp price ranges from $69-$149. 301/600-1650. 301/600-2936. www.recreator.com. Mommy & Me Camp: Mother Goose on the Loose, June 19-23, 9:30-11 am, ages 2-4; Wild, Wild, West Camp, June 19-23, 9-11:30 am, ages 4-7; Lincoln & Davis’ World: Civil War Camp, June 2630, 8 am-5 pm, ages 7-13; Mommy & Me Camp: Superheroes of History Camp, July 3-7, 9:3011:30 am, ages 2-4; Fantasies, Legends & Lore Camp, July 10-14, 9 am-12 noon, ages 5-8; Hogwart’s History Camp, July 10-14, 8 am-5 pm, ages 6-13; Girls in History Camp: Samantha’s World, July 17-21, 1-3:30 pm, ages 4-7; Rose Hill Regiment: Civil War Camp, June 26-30, 9-11:30 am, ages 4-7; Native American Nature Camp, July 17-21, 9-11:30 am, ages 4-7; Native American Nature Survival Camp, July 17-21, 8 am-5 pm, ages 7-13; History Adventure Camp, July 24-28, 8 am-5 pm, ages 7-13; History Adventures: Rebecca’s Friends Camp, July 24-28, 9-11:30 am, ages 4-7; Hamilton’s World Camp, July 31-Aug. 4, 8 am-5 pm, ages 8-13; Inventions of History, July 31-Aug. 4, 9-11:30 am, ages 4-7; Dirty Jobs History Camp, Aug. 7-11, 9 am-12 noon, ages 58; History Sports Camp, Aug. 7-11, 8 am-5 pm, ages 6-13; Molly’s World: World War II Camp, Aug. 14-18, 9-11:30 am, ages 4-7; A World at War: World War II Camp, Aug. 14-18, 8 am-5 pm, ages 6-13; Mommy & Me Camp: Native American Nature, Aug. 21-25, 9:30-11:30 am, ages 2-4. ST. JOHN REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL CAMPS, 8414 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick. Full day camp (9 am-3 pm) and half day camp (9 am-12 noon) offered. 301/662-6722. www.sjrcs.org. Summer Memories Camp, June 12-16 and June 19-23, for students entering PreK3-5th grade. Different themes each day with daily snack. Arts & crafts, indoor & outdoor games, water day, Legos, and more. $75. Art with Yemi, July 17-21, 9 am-12 noon, grades 2-8. Produce multimedia work. Camp directed by Yemi, a famous, local artist. $155. SJRCS Mini Cheerleading Camp, July 24-28, 9 am-12 noon, grades 2-5. Learn cheerleading basics. Challenger Sports Soccer Camp, July 10-14, times vary, PreK3-8th grade. Challenger Sports’ British Soccer Camp.
ST THOMAS MORE SUMMER CAMPS, St. Thomas More Academy, 103 Prospect St., Middletown. 240/490-5479. Registration/contact: www.stmamd.org. Camps offered: Summer Children’s Retreat, July 10-14, 9 am-12 noon, ages 4-10. Tracking Mary: Mysteries & messages, features the Queen of Heaven Express, a special holy train traveling to faraway places around the globe visited by Our Blessed Mother. Children discover how Mary brings us closer to Jesus through the power of the Rosary. Snacks provided daily. $75. LEGO Camp, August 10-12, 9 am-2 pm, for students in 5th-8th grade. Learn the secrets to a successful First Lego League robot game competition. Basic building techniques to advanced programming. Materials provided. $50. SHEPHERD’S SPRING SUMMER CAMP 2017, 16869 Taylor’s Landing Rd., Sharpsburg. Each traditional camp offers at least arts & crafts, daily pool time, garden activity, daily song & games, campfire cookout, daily worship and Bible study. Adventure & Specialty camps provide more hands-on experiences. 301/223-8193. www.shepherdsspring.org. Camps offered: Mini Camp, June 21-23, grades 2-3, $225; Junior Camp, June 25-30, grades 3-5, $395; Middler Camp, July 9-14, grades 6-8, $415; Youth Camp, July 23-28, grades 9-12, $435; Junior Wild, July 16-21, grades 5-6, $425; Outdoor Adventure, July 30-Aug. 4, grades 7-12, $435; Creative Arts, July 9-14, grades 4-7, $435; Down on the Farm, July 16-21, grades 4-6, $425. There are also Intergenerational Camps and Service and Training Camps offered. SKATE FREDERICK SUMMER CAMP SERIES, 1288 Riverbend Way, Frederick. 301/662-7362. www.skatefrederick.com. Basic Skills Skating Camp, June 26-30, July 1014, or Aug. 14-18, half day camp, ages 6 & above. $159. 4-5 Year Old Ice Skating Camp, June 27-29, July 11-13 or Aug. 15-17, half-day camp, ages 4 & 5. $105. Intermediate Figure Skating Camp, July 17-21, half-day camp. $169. Introduction to Ice Hockey Camp, June 26-30 or Aug. 14-18, 9 am-1 pm. $169. Advanced Figure Skating Camp, July 24-28, 8:30 am-2 pm. $229. Summer Theatre on Ice Summer Program, all levels and ages four through adult welcome. “Under the Sea.” Solo auditions, May 24; group rehearsals start June 7; show dates Aug. 19 & 20. $189. STAR COMMUNITY’S 2017 SUMMER EQUESTRIAN ADVENTURES, Star’s Equestrian Center, 13674 Greencastle Pike, Hagerstown. Week-long themed camps. Learn to ride and care for a horse, equine demonstrations, trail rides, games, water activities, crafts and more. 301/791-6222. TENNIS AND SWIM CAMP, Walkersville High School, 81 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. July 1013 & July 24-27, 9 am-2 pm, ages 8-12. Players of all ability levels can learn and improve skills and techniques needed to enjoy tennis. $139. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. UNIQUE SOCCER ACADEMY SUMMER PROGRAM, Grace Academy School, 13321 Cearfoss Pike, Hagerstown. June 26-30, 9 am-12 noon for ages 6-14, or 9 am-3 pm for ages 8-14. Practice fundamental techniques such as dribbling, passing & receiving, turning and shooting. $125/Half Day, $200/Full Day. www.uniquesocceracademy.com/camps. UNITED WAY SUMMER LEAD & LEARN PROGRAM, 33 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. June 19-23 and June 26-30, 2-week session, 8 am-5 pm, ages 11-16. For teens and tweens that live and/or go to school in Washington County. Participants expand their horizons with community building days, leadership training, and fun team building activities. $300/person per
session. 301/739-8200, x10. www.unitedwaywashcounty.org. URBANA RIDING CLUB SUMMER KIDS CLUB, 2700 Roderick Rd., Frederick. Weekly summer camps from June 26-Aug. 18. No camp week of July 3. Kids Club, Ultimate Riders Clubs and Pit Crew. Horseback riding lessons, trail rides, swimming, zip line, challenge course, playground, arts & crafts, archery. Extended care, sibling discounts and free busing. $225-$2660. 301/847-2000. www.urbanaridingclub.com. VOLLEYBALL CAMPS, Centerville Recreation Center, in Centerville Elementary, 3602 Carriage Hill Dr., Frederick, 6-9 pm. $74. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Go Get It: Beginner Volleyball Development Camp, July 3-7 or July 24-28, ages 10-14. Learn basic volleyball skills. Go Get It: Intermediate Volleyball Skills Camp, July 10-14 or July 24-28, ages 10-16. Camp introduces advanced offensive and defensive skills. Go Get It: Advanced Volleyball Skills Camp, July 31-Aug. 4, ages 14-18. Camp designed for those with high school or club volleyball experience. WASHINGTON C0. RECREATION DEPT’S YOUTH SUMMER DAY CAMPS, June 19 to Aug. 4 (weekly Mon.-Fri.) for ages 6 to 12, times 7 am-5 pm or 8 am-4 pm, depending on location. Our day camps are an exciting, safe and affordable option for summer fun. Children participate in athletics, games, skating, crafts, swimming and team building projects. Special speakers will visit the camps. Qualified staff is background checked and CPR/First Aid Certified annually. Early bird discounts. 240/313-2805. www.washcorecfit.com. Williamsport Elementary School, 1 S. Clifton Dr., Williamsport. 8 am-4 pm, ages 6-12. Additional $2 cash must be paid to Williamsport Swimming Pool each day of swim. $65/week (county resident); $70/week (out-of-county resident); Hancock Elementary School, 290 W. Main St., Hancock, 8 am-4 pm, ages 6-12. $65/week (county resident); $70/week (out-of-county resident); Maugansville Elementary, 18023 Maugans Ave., Maugansville. 7 am-5 pm, ages 612. $70/week (county resident); $75/week (outof-county resident); Marty Snook Park, 17901 Halfway Blvd., Hagerstown. 7 am-5 pm, ages 6-7, 8-9, and 10-12. Campers will swim. $78/week (county resident); $83/week (out-of-county resident). Rockland Woods Elementary School, 18201 Rockland Drive, Hagerstown. 7 am-5 pm, ages 6-12. $70/week (county resident); $75/week (out-of-county resident). WATERCOLORS SUMMER CAMP, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle, June 20-23, 10 am-3 pm, ages 7-12. Explore watercolor painting with Artist and WCPS Art Educator Kim Brown. $155/museum members, $170/non-museum members. 301/739-5727. www.wcmfa.org. WE PLAY FOR SRK VOLLEYBALL CAMP, Williamsport High School, 5 South Clifton Dr., Williamsport. July 17-20, grades 3-5, 8:30-11:30 am; grades 6-8, 12:30-3:30 pm. Campers develop basic skills of the game of volleyball. $100. $120 per camper after June 17. www.samanthakelleymemorialfun.org/camp.php. YMCA OF FREDERICK COUNTY SUMMER CAMPS, weekly camps running from June 19-Aug. 18, Mon.-Fri., extended hour camps 7 am-6 pm. Over 40 camps are offered including sports, arts, humanities, outdoor adventure camps and more. Many camps offer swimming, field trips, games, crafts, and character development activities. Ages vary depending on camps. Before and after care available for full-day camps only. 301/663-5131. www.frederickymca.org.
SUMMER CAMPS: PENNSYLVANIA
ADVANCED ADVENTURES IN HISTORY CAMP, Two Mile House, 1189 Walnut Bottom Rd., Carlisle. July 17-21, 9 am-12 noon, for rising grades 7-9. Theme: World War II and the 1940s in Cumberland County. $105/member, $150/nonmember. 717/249-7610. www.historicalsociety.com. ADVENTURES IN HISTORY SUMMER CAMP, Two Mile House, 1189 Walnut Bottom Rd., Carlisle. June 19-23 or June 26-30, 9 am-12 noon, for rising grades 4-6. Theme: Native Americans of the Eastern Woodlands. $105/member, $150/nonmember. 717/249-7610. www.historicalsociety.com. BOYS & GIRLS CLUB CHAMBERSBURG SUMMER CAMP, Boys & Girls Club Clubhouse, 440 W. Washington St., Chambersburg. Weekly camps running June 12-30 and July 10-28, 9 am-3 pm. Fun indoor and outdoor activities, science, field trips and art activities, swimming, and more. $30 per week. Breakfast and lunch provided. Trips and activities may require an additional fee. 717/261-5761. www.bgccs.org. CAMP CAYUGA, 321 Niles Pond Rd., Honesdale. June 25 to Aug. 18. Full 55-day season, first-half, second-half and mini two-week sessions available for ages 6 to 16. Over 60 daily activities. First-time camper guarantee. Separate junior and teen campuses, 2 pools, lake, 10 tennis courts, 2 gymnasiums, trips, optional academic tutoring, equestrian center, all land/water sports, 32’ climbing tower & ropes course, paintball, ATVs and skate park. Cost varies with session and early application discount. www.campcayuga.com. CAMP EDER, 914 Mount Hope Rd., Fairfield. Christian camp and retreat center. Three-day to weeklong camps running from June 18-Aug. 4. For children in K-12th grade. Theme camps include: Barefoot Camp, Kids’s Camp, Kid’s Farm Camp, Colorful Creations Camp, Kid’s Dance Camp, Kid’s Swim Camp, Kid’s Nature Explorers Camp, Mad Scientist Camp, Hammock Camp, Outback Camp, Culinary Camp, Jr. Dance Camp, Air & Space Camp, Puddle Jumpers Camp, Horsin’ Around Camp, Gone Fishin’ Camp, Outdoor Rock Climbing Adventure, Wet & Wild Adventure, AT Trekkers Camp, Shining Stars Camp, Young Adult Adventure, and more. 717/642-8256. www.campeder.org. CAMP PENN MUSIC, DRAMA & WORSHIP ARTS CAMP, Camp Penn, 8005 Old Forge Rd., Waynesboro. June 11-16, grades 5-12. Campers combine music, drama, dance, art, and nature. $300-$360. 717/762-2693. www.susumcamps.org. CAMP POCONO TRAILS, 300 Camp Akiba Rd., Reeders, PA. June 14-August 16, For children and teens who are eager to live a healthier lifestyle, lose weight, and build self-esteem, all while having fun. One of the only American Camping Association accredited weight loss camps in the country. 800/3650556. www.newimagecamp.com. CHAMBERSBURG BALLET THEATER DANCE CAMPS, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. 717/709-1800. email@example.com. www.innernet.net/cbts. CHAMBERSBURG COMMUNITY THEATRE STAGE CAMP, Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. July 24-29, ages 8-18. One week camp for children from the tri-state area to learn the many and varied aspects of theatre production from auditions through rehearsals to the final performance. Performance of “Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr” on Sat., July 29. 717/263-3900. www.cctonline.org. CHAMBERSBURG PA YMCA CAMPS, 570 E. McKinley St., Chambersburg. There are weekly Summer Day Camps from May 31-Aug. 16, Mon.-Fri., 8:30 am-4 pm for ages 5-16. Camps center around various themes including sports, crafts, animals, the environment and more. $109 a week for YMCA members, $129 a week for non-members. Extended care hours available. There are also Biddy Camps for ages 3-5, Mon.-Thurs., 9:15-11:45 am. Weekly themes include: Little Explorers, June 5-8; Down on the Farm, June 12-15; Soccer Camp, June 19-22; Animal Planet, June 26-29; Summer Splash, July 10-13; On the Go, July 17-20; Kids in the Kitchen, July 24-27; All Sports Camp, July 31-Aug. 4; Music Makers, Aug. 7-10. $45 a week for YMCA members, $60 a week for non-members. 717/263-8508. www.chbgy.org. COVE VALLEY CHRISTIAN YOUTH CAMP, 5357 Little Cove Rd., Mercersburg. June 11-July 27. Faith-based weeklong camps for youth in designated age groups, Pre-K through 11th grade. Crafts, swimming, canoeing, fishing, archery, drama, rocketry, sports, zip line, worship team, and more. $76.50$250. 717/328-3055. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.covevalleycamp.com. CUMBERLAND VALLEY SCHOOL OF MUSIC SUMMER CAMPS, Thomson Hall, Wilson College, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg; St. Paul United Methodist Church, 750 Norland Ave., Chambersburg; First United Methodist Church, 225 S. 2nd St., Chambersburg; Music Makers, 46 W. Main St., Waynesboro. 717/261-1220. www.cvsmusic.org. Hawaiian Summer, July 24-28, 9-11 am, ages 4-6. Celebrate summer through singing, dancing, activities and crafts. $115.
Music Together Jammin’, July 10-14, Waynesboro; August 7-11, Chambersburg; 9:30-11 am, ages 5-7. Game songs, movement, solo and ensemble experiences, conducting, improvisation, and music-reading readiness. $140. Voice & Drama Camp, July 10-15, 8:30 am-12:30 pm, Mon.-Thurs. at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 750 Norland Ave., Chambersburg; 8:30 a.m.2 p.m., Fri. and 8:30-10:30 a.m., Sat. at First United Methodist Church, 225 S. 2nd St., Chambersburg. For students entering grades 4-9. Campers will be immersed in the music and story of “Seussical, the Musical.” $180, includes 2 individualized voice lessons. Voice & Drama, Jr Camp, July 11-17, 9:30-11:30 am, Mon.-Thurs. at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 750 Norland Ave., Chambersburg; 8:30 am-2 pm, Fri. and 8:30-10:30 a.m., Sat. at First United Methodist Church, 225 S. 2nd St., Chambersburg. For students entering grades 1-3 Campers will be immersed in the music and story of “Seussical, the Musical.” Camp will end with performance as part of Old Market Day in Downtown Chambersburg. $110. Rock Camp, July 18-20, 1-4:30 pm. For students entering grades 6-12. Collaborate with other musicians and use your unique talents as a performer and musician. $125. Find Your Sound: Unlocking Your Voice, June 12-16, 9 am-12 noon, Music Makers, 46 W. Main St., Waynesboro. Ages 8 & up. $110. Improvising Rock Guitar, June 19-23, 9 am-12 noon, Music Makers, 46 W. Main St., Waynesboro. Ages 8 & up. $110. Piano Sampler Camp, June 12-16, 12 noon-1:30 pm at Wilson College. Ages 8-11. Learn the very basics of playing piano. $99. Music Together, June 5-22, Mon. & Thurs., 10:30-11:15 at Wilson College. Ages 18 mos.-5 years with caregiver. Enjoy making music together. $69-$99. Musikgarten Music Makers at the Keyboard, June 12-16, 9:30-11 am at Wilson College. Ages 6-7. Curriculum approaches music reading both aurally and visually. $140. HOLIQUIN RIDING CENTER CAMPS, 15052 Wingerton Rd., Waynesboro. June 18-July 7, ages 7-16. Horseback riding co-ed day camp and 1-week and 2-week boarding camps for girls. Horse lovers learn proper horsemanship and riding. There is also pool time and other activities. Boarding campers arrive Sunday evening at 7 pm and depart Friday at 6 pm. 717/762-9341. email@example.com. www.holiquin.com. Co-ed day camp, June 25-30 or July 3-7, 8:30 am-4 pm, ages 7-14, $400. 1-week Boarding Camp, June 18-23, ages 8-16, $800. 2 week Boarding Camp, June 18-30 (includes weekend), ages 8-16, $1750. JOY EL CAMPS AND RETREATS, 3741 Joy-El Drive, Greencastle. June 13 to Aug. 4. Eight weeks of overnight and day camps for students in grades K to 12. Age groups vary each week. Camp Joy El is a nondenominational Christian camp providing summer day camps, overnight camps, and adventure camps for children and youth. Leadership Experience for grades 9-12 is also available. Overnight camp, $314; mini-camp, $204; day camp, $118 to $139. 717/369-4539. www.joyelcamps.org. MERCERSBURG SUMMER CAMPS, 300 East Seminary St., Mercersburg. Adventure camps, Enrichment camps, and Arts and Sports Camps for ages 7-16. 717/328-6225. www.mercersburgsummer.com. Camps: Mercersburg Junior Adventure Camp, July 16-21, ages 7-10. $925. Mercersburg Adventure Camp, June 18-30, July 2-14 or July 16-28, ages 815, $2,150/1 session, $4,000/2 sessions, $6,100/3 sessions, $200 per weekend stay over. Discovery Day Camp, June 19-23 or July 10-14, ages 8-12, $275. STEAM Camp, June 25-29, ages 10-13. $525/residential, $435/commuter Mercersburg ESL+: Intensive Summer Language Program, July 2-Aug. 4, grades 6-12, $6,900, $100 application fee. Young Writers Camp, July 2-14, ages 11-16, $1800/residential, $1325/commuter Performing Arts Intensive: Summer Dance Intensive, July 16-22, ages 11-16, $925/residential, $675/commuter; Summer Theatre Intensive, July 16-22, ages 11-16, $925/residential, $675/commuter; Dance/Theatre Combo, July 16-28, ages 11-16. $1800/residential, $1325/commuter Swim Clinics, July 2-6, ages 9-17, $675/residential, $485/commuter Boys’ Basketball Camp, June 25-28, ages 11-14, $295/residential, $250/commuter Girls’ Basketball Camp, June 25-28, ages 11-14, $295/residential, $250/commuter Mercersburg Soccer Camp, June 19-23, ages 8-14, $325/day camp RHODES GROVE, 7693 Brown’s Mill Rd., Chambersburg. June 11 to July 21, overnight camps & 9 am-5 pm day camps, for campers in grades K-12. Summer camp has various weeks of youth camping opportunities. Offering Christ-centered experiences. Featured activities include Bible lessons, crafts, games, free time, lunch, indoor gym/game room and more. Age groups vary each week. Day camp, June 26-30, grades 2-4; Swim camp, June 26-30, grades 2-4; Day camp at Devonshire, July 17-21, grades K-5, Adventure camp 1, June 11-16, grades 4-6; Adventure camp 2, July 9-14, grades 4-6; Journey camp, June 18-23, grades 6-8; Quest camp, July 2-8, grades 9-12; Equestrian camps, weeks of June 25-30, June 11-16, June 18-23, July 9-14; and more. $25-$419. firstname.lastname@example.org. 717/375-4162. www.rhodesgrove.com. SEEDS SUMMER CAMP, Wilson College, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. June 12-16 or July 10-14, 9 am-4 pm, grades K-6. Each child is placed in 4 courses. Course offerings: Secret Agent Spy, STEM-ulating Science,
Junior Mad Scientist, App Coding for Grades 4-6, Junior Marketing, Board Game Making, Painting Styles, Colonial Life, Basket Weaving for Grades 46, Careers with Animals, Conversational Spanish, Drama, Musical Geography, Theme Park Design, and African Art Safari. $200/person per week. 717/262-2003. SHALOM CHRISTIAN ACADEMY SUMMER CAMPS, Shalom Christian Academy, 126 Social Island Rd., Chambersburg. Weekly half- or full-day camps offered June 12 thru July 27. Camp includes t-shirt, pizza party & quality instruction. 717/375-2223. https://shalomca.com/athletics/summer-sports. Options include: Flames Soccer Camp, June 19-22, 9 am-3 pm or 9 am-12 noon, grades 38. Train in all aspects of soccer from fundamental skill drills to small-sided games, from field position training to team competition. $60-$110; Flames Basketball Camp, July 10-13, 9 am-12 noon, grades 2-5. Focus on the fundamental basketball skills of shooting, rebounding, dribbling, passing, offense & defense. Smaller basketballs & lower hoops used. $60; Flames Basketball Camp, July 17-20, 9 am-3 pm, grades 6-8. Focus on the fundamental basketball skills of shooting, rebounding, dribbling, passing, offense & defense. Smaller basketballs & lower hoops used. $110; Flames Volleyball Camp, June 12-15, 9 am-12 noon, grades 5-8. Prepare for the upcoming season. Emphasis on building fundamental skill as well as offensive & defensive team play tactics. $60; Flames Baseball Camp, June 12-15, 9 am-12 noon, grades 5-8. Focus on developing a beginner to mid level skill range through fun drills. Hitting, fielding & pitching stations. $60; Flames Frenzy Camp, July 24-27, 9 am-12 noon, grades 1-3. Physical education camp designed to teach the fundamentals of physical activity and good sportsmanship. $60; Flames Frenzy Camp, July 10-13, 1-4 pm, grades 4-6. Physical education camp designed to teach the fundamentals of physical activity and good sportsmanship. $60. SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY SUMMER CAMPS, Shippensburg University, 1871 Old Main Dr., Shippensburg, June 4-Aug. 3. Resident and day camps for girls and boys ages 8-18. Camp options: boys basketball, swimming, chemistry, tennis, jumps, throws, girls basketball, softball, girls lacrosse, girls volleyball, sprints & hurdles, cross country, field hockey, STEM, forensic science, and more. 717/477-1256. email@example.com. www.ship.edu/camps. THE TENNIS CLUB SUMMER CAMPS, 4880 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro. Mon.-Fri., 9 am-1 pm. Ages 7-11, June 12-16 or July 10-14; Ages 12-18, June 19-23 or July 17-21; Advanced day camp, June 26-30 or Aug. 7-11, 9 am-4 pm. $175/JR member, $200/non-member, $275/all day camp. 717/762-3922. www.tennisclubofpa.com. TOTEM POLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE CAMPS, 9555 Golf Course Rd., Fayetteville. 717/352-2164, x2. www.totempoleplayhouse.org. Children’s Theatre Camp, June 19-30, Mon.-Fri., 10 am-3 pm, ages 8-12. Campers learn acting games and skills about creating vibrant characters, set design, costumes and makeup. Campers will perform on the stage in their own production of a classic work of children’s theatre. $200. Comedy & Improv Camp, July 3-14, Mon.-Fri., 10 am-4 pm, ages 13-18. Campers perform their own show similar to Saturday Night live and Whose Line Is It Anyway? $200. WAYNESBORO AREA YMCA SUMMER DAY CAMP & DISCOVERY CAMPS, 810 E. Main St., Waynesboro. May 30-Aug. 16. Discovery Camps from 9 am-12 noon for preschoolers, ages 3-6; Discovery Camps offered: Splash Zone, June 5-9; Wacky Science, June 12-16; Farm Show, June 19-23; Art Safari, June 26-30; Sports Variety, July 3-7; Theatre Works, July 10-14; Tumble Time, July 17-21; Chef’s Table, July 24-28; Fun & Fitness, July 31Aug. 4; Movin’ & Groovin’, Aug. 7-11. Day Camps from 6:30 am-6 pm (includes before and after care) for children in grades 1-8: Camp Spark, grades 1 & 2; Camp Spirit, grades 3; Camp Explorer, grades 4; and Adventure Camp, grades 5-8. Sports, games, arts & crafts, swimming and more. $45-$150 per week. 717/762-6012. www.waynesboroymca.org. WHITETAIL RESORT ADVENTURE CAMPS, 13805 Blairs Valley Rd., Mercersburg. 717/328-9400. www.camps.skiwhitetail.com/ adventure-camps. The Farside Adventure, July 30-Aug. 4 or Aug. 6-11, ages 11-15. Traditional overnight adventure camp that includes tubing on Antietam Creek, hiking the Appalachian Trail, and more. $675. Kid’s Adventure Camp, July 10-14, July 17-21, or July 24-28, ages 7-12. Shooting sports, fishing, wilderness living, kayaking, tubing, archery, ropes course adventure, swimming, optional overnight, and more. Extended hours available. $295 per camper per week. $275 for additional sibling per week. The Bold Decision Experience, June 27-30, ages 14-17. 3-day adventure travel camp is focused on fun, leadership and decision making for teenagers. Each day campers use boats, bikes or boots to navigate their way through the tri-state area on class II whitewater, the C&O canal, and the Appalachian Trail. $375. WILSON COLLEGE RIDING CAMPS, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. Camps designed to teach children to ride and learn to groom, lead, feed and care for a horse. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.wilson.edu/riding-camps-and-clinics.
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SUMMER CAMPS: VIRGINIA
BLANDY SUMMER NATURE CAMP, Blandy Experimental Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Ln, Boyce. Nature based summer camps for grades 2-8. $110 for Foundation of the State Arboretum members, $130 nonmembers. Discount for more than one child. 540/837-1758, x224. www.blandy.virginia.edu. Life Down Under, June 26-28, 9 am-3 pm, for rising 2nd-4th graders. Solid, Liquid, S.T.E.A.M.! July 10-14, 9 am-12 noon, for rising 2nd-4th graders. EcoExplorers, July 17-21, 9 am-12 noon, for rising 5th-8th graders. Ask questions about the natural world, work with scientists to collect and analyze data to answer question, then present findings on the last day to parents, staff and other campers. BLUE RIDGE CENTER FOR THERAPEUTIC HORSEMANSHIP SUMMER CAMP, Marley Grange Farm, 644 Lime Marl Lane, Millwood. Recreational day camps, weeks of June 26 & July 10. 540/533-2777. www.brcth.org. CAMP FANTASTIC, Northern VA 4-H Educational Center, Front Royal. August 13-19 for ages 7-17. Offers children with cancer who are in treatment or within 3 years of treatment the chance to have fun, make new friends, and feel like a normal kid again. Traditional camp activities include campfires, crafts, canoeing, sports, horseback riding, drumming, cooking, and more. Campers stay in fully modernized lodges with medical supervision as needed. Contact Camp Fantastic, Special Love, Inc., 117 Youth Development Ct., Winchester, VA 22602. 888/930-2707. www.specialove.org. CAMP FOLLOW THE LEADER, Bethel Lutheran Church, 2077 North Frederick Pike, Winchester. July 24-28, 9 am-1 pm, ages 6-10. Unique summer day camp for child with physical, social, emotional and/or developmental challenges. Daily activities include arts & crafts, sports, music, games, and field trips. $75. 540/536-5113. www.valleyhealthlink.com/followtheleader. CAMP SUPERKIDS, Hunting Ridge Retreat Center, 1011 Hunting Ridge Rd., Winchester. June 12-14, day camp from 8 am-5 pm for ages 6-8, and overnight camp for ages 8-12. A medically supervised summer camp for children with any level of asthma. Enjoy swimming, hiking, fishing, arts and crafts, games and more. Campers also participate in activities to help them
Having Anxiety About Kids Going To Camp? How to ease our worried minds BY
hether your children are headed to day camp or sleep away camp, chances are you’ve had a moment (or more) or worry. You’re not alone, we’ve all felt it. Clenching stomachs. Rising heart rates. As parents our minds race through every worrisome event that could possibly happen to our children. Fearful of the dangers of contemporary society, parents often worry about safety issues, particularly those outside of the home. Yet, statistically, our kids are safer than children of previous generations. “Many parents perceive this to be the most dangerous time in world history for their children. But this simply isn’t so. Serious drugs are down, murder is down, theft is down, bullying is down, and kidnapping is down. But that is not our perception. We tend to think that the most frightening dangers are the most likely,” says Christie Barnes, mother of four and author of “The Paranoid Parents Guide.” We have to remember there are only certain areas of our kid’s upbringing we have power over. Much of our lives, and that of our children, remains out of our individual influence.
What we can control
Worrying is a natural impulse, natures way of ensuring we raise the healthiest children we can. But it is necessary to acknowledge that worry isn’t logical. The process of worrying releases chemicals in the brain that cause us to become panicked. This is useful when you confront an angry unchained dog or see a car veering off course, but the same chemicals are released with information we perceive as dangerous but holds no impending threat. A fearful television show, or a frightening crime casually mentioned at a grocery store, can send a mother into weeks of sleepless
nights. “Parents need to know what is likely to happen to their child, in their neighborhood, in their age group and fix what they can fix,” continues Barnes. When selecting a camp, parents can ask about the safety record of the camp, the number of lifeguards, and the ratio between counselors and campers. Also, consider visiting the camp and meeting the staff. Then, of course, trust your instincts.
What we can do to ease our fears
If you’ve found a great camp, and the kiddos are excited, embrace that feeling of confidence. In order to be assured, we need to feel safe ourselves. If television and online stories are causing parental panic, turn them off. Ignoring sensational media can help parents focus on real issues, instead of spending time and resources on unique dangers, which are making news because of the exceptional nature of the event. We need to trust ourselves as parents, find a sense of safety and share that sense of security with our children. Because as parents, we need to teach our kids to be resourceful and resilient. As these traits develop in our children it will be less painful for us to allow them more autonomy.
Recognizing what we can control, and approaching parenting in a logical way, we can be confident we are doing all we can as a parent. With our own increased confidence we will be more capable of shedding unwarranted worries. We can protect our children with safety precautions and we can fan ambitions while setting limits and establishing disciplinary measures. “The main thing is keeping perspective. Although it’s as difficult
as asking someone who thinks she’s drowning to stop and assess the situation. Are you really struggling to stay above water, or are you in a knee-deep pool and your fear of water is getting the better of you? Parents need to trust their instincts, but in a rational way. Care for your child to the best of your knowledge and abilities. And remember, with experience, this will all become easier,” says Cheryl Wu of LaGuardia Place Pediatrics. So, is worrying part of parenting? Yes. But it doesn’t have to consume our thoughts. And we can try to worry about the right things. Attempt to turn an uncomfortable feeling into a productive parenting method. Insist on helmets, seat belts and homework. Research summer camps and ask families you trust for recommendations. And as we try our best, we can love our children wholeheartedly every step of the way. Thankfully, those things are completely in our control. Writer Mali Anderson was obsessed with selecting a school for her daughter. She looks forward to shedding this obsession, but, come autumn, it’s likely another worry will quickly grow in its place.
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better understand asthma. Sponsored by Valley Health and the Winchester Medical Center Foundation. $60, overnight camp; $30, day camp. 540/536-7488. www.campsuperkids.com. CAMP WOW AT CHILDREN OF AMERICA, 631 W. Jubal Early Dr., Winchester. June to Sept., ages 5-12. Custom-created programs designed to continue the learning process and keep your child’s interest at an all-time high. Skating, swimming, park, arts & crafts, museums, movies, zoo, picnics. 855/965-2212. 540/724-0747. www.childrenofamerica.com. CLARKE COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION, Chet Hobert Park, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville. Unless noted otherwise, programs will meet at Chet Hobert Park. Schedules, times and costs vary by theme and week. Camps for ages 3-18. Camp prices range from $30-$190. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks-and-recreation.html. Several options include: Camps at the Ranch, Full Moon Ranch, Berryville. June 27-29, July 4-6, or Aug. 8-10, 9 am-12 noon, ages 7-17, www.ponytogo.com; Primitive Skills Adventure Program, Lions Shelter, July 10-14 or Aug. 7-11, 8:30 am-4:30 pm, ages 917, www.northamericanbushcraftschool.com; Soccer Conditioning Camp, June 26-29, 6-7:30 pm, ages 9-13 or July 24-27, 6-7:30 pm, ages 14-19; Summer Safari, June 19-22, 9-11 am, ages 3-5; Fencing Camp, July 24-28, 1-3 pm, ages 8-14; STEAM Days, D.G. Cooley Gym, July 20-21, 9 am-12 noon, ages 5-8; 4-H Teen Food Challenge, July 24-26, 1:30-4:30 pm, ages 9-16; Youth Tennis Camp, June 26-29 or July 31-Aug. 3, 9-10:30 am, ages 7-11, or 10:30 am-12 noon, ages 12-16; Non-contact Football Camp, May 7-July 23, Sundays, 4-6 pm, ages 13-18; Robotics Camp, D.G. Cooley Cafeteria Upper Campus, Aug. 1-3, 9 am-12 noon, ages 9-13; Basketball Camp, July 10-14 or July 24-28, 9 am-12 noon, ages 6-12; Pre-school Gymnastics Camp, D. G. Cooley Gym, July 24-27 or July 31-Aug. 3, 9:30-11 am, ages 3-5; Cheerleading Camp, July 17-20, 1-3:30 pm, ages 5-12; Junior Golf Evening Camp, Rock Harbor Golf Course, July 3-7, 5-7 pm, ages 8-16, 540/722-7111; Junior Golf Camp, Locust Hill Golf Course, June 17-21, 9:30-11:30 am, ages 8-16, 304/728-7300; Summer Playcamp 2017, Clarke County Recreation Center, Junior (ages 5-8) and Senior (ages 9-12) weekly camps from June 12-Aug. 11, 7:30 am-6 pm; Clarke County Fair Day Camp, Clarke County Fairgrounds, Aug. 18, 9 am-12 noon, ages 5-10. Free, but pre-registration required. 540/955-5164. FERRUM COLLEGE SUMMER ENRICHMENT CAMP, Ferrum College, 445 Ferrum Mountain Rd., Ferrum. June 18-24 and June 25-July 1. For academically motivated students, ages 9 to 13. Students experience campus life at this co-ed residential camp while participating in a variety of activities. Classes scheduled include: Anime, Sushi & Samurai, Bon Voyage en Francais I & II, Cooking 101, Crime Scene Investigators, Drawing, Engineering, Summer Theater, and many more. $725. Contact Chip Phillips, 888/508-7822. www.ferrum.edu/fcsec. FREDERICK COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION CAMPS. Frederick County offers a variety of sports, arts and adventure summer camps for youth ages 3-17. Camps vary in price by week/theme. 540/665-5678. Visit www.fcprd.net for full list. Several options are: Young Riders Camp, Hunter’s Bay Sport Horses LLC, 439 Reliance Rd., Middletown, June 19-22, June 26-29, July 10-13, July 17-20 or July 24-27, Mon.-Thurs., 9 am-3 pm ages 7-15; Camp basicREC, 9 week session at various locations: Apple Pie Ridge Elementary School/Clearbrook Park and Pool, Community Center at Evendale Elementary School/Sherando Park and Pool, Community Center at Greenwood Mill Elementary School/Clearbrook Park and Pool, Redbud Run Elementary School/Clearbrook Park and Pool, Orchard View Elementary School/Sherando Park and Pool, June 12August 11, M-F, 6:30 am-6 pm; Pound, Paint and Create, The Polka Dot Pot, 7 N. Loudoun St., Winchester, June 26-30, July 17-21, or July 31-Aug. 4, 9 am-12 noon ages 7-13; Astronomy, Evendale Exercise Room, June 27-29, 9 am-12 noon, ages 8-12; Ballet, Evendale Exercise Room, 10-14, 10 am-12 noon, ages 3-5; Sailing Camp, Rotary Shelter Parking Lot across from Sherando Pool, June 12-16, 8 am-3 pm, ages 8-14; Youth Archery, Sherando Park, Ruritan Shelter, 252 Lakeview Circle, Stephens City, June 19-23, 9-10:20 am, or Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 6-7:20 pm, ages 9-17; Youth Archery Stage 2, Sherando Park, Ruritan Shelter, 252 Lakeview Circle, Stephens City, June 19-23, 10:30-11:50 am, or Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 7:30-8:50 pm, ages 9-17; Engineering with Play-Well TEKnologies, Evendale Elementary Community Center, June 19-23, 9 am-12 noon, ages 5-6; Master Engineering with Play-Well TEKnologies, Evendale Elementary Community Center, June 19-23, 1-4 pm, ages 7-12; Kids on Golf, Appleland Sports Center, June 19-23 or July 10-14, 9-11:30 am, ages 7-13; Continue a Kid on Golf, Appleland Sports Center, June 26-30 or July 17-21, 9-11 am, ages 8-14; Evening Golf for Kids, Rock Harbor Golf Course, June 24-28, 5-7 pm, ages 7-13; Wrestling Camp, Aylor Middle School, July 24-28, 8:30-11 am, ages 6-12; Baseball Camp, Sherando Park, Field I, July 24-28, 9 am-12 noon, ages 8-15; Cheer Camp, Armel Elementary School Gymnasium, July 17-21, 9 am-12 noon, rising grades 1-6. FUN WITH HORSES DAY CAMP, Blue Ridge Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship, Marley Grange Farm, 644 Lime Marl Lane, Millwood. June 26-30 or July 10-14, for children with mild to moderate disabilities.
Swim Lessons, Fitness, General Interest and Aquatic Classes, Arts and Crafts, Sports and Athletics, Trips, Tours & Adventures! Summer PlayCamp: (State licensed childcare program M-F 7:30AM-6PM from 6/12-8/11.)
Children will participate in a variety of age appropriate recreational activities in sports, nature, music, arts and crafts and supervised free play and games. Swimming and Field trips included.
Specialty Camps and Programs: Summer Safari • Animal Lovers at the Ranch • STEAM DAYS • 4-H Teen Food Challenge • Robotics • Primitive Skills Adventure Program • Soccer Conditioning • Youth Tennis • Basketball • Gymnastics •Pre-school Gymnastics •Cheerleading • Fencing • Non-contact Football • Twilight Tuesdays • Adult Camps • Golf and Tennis Lessons • Family Fun on the Farm
Summer Concert and Movies: FREE Outdoor Movies Series
All Movies Start At Dark/8:30pm
Secret Life of Pets 6/30 • Finding Dory 7/28 • GhostBusters 8/25
FREE Summer Concert Series Souled Out 6/28, 6-9pm • Robbie Limon 7/26, 6-9pm
225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA (540) 955-5140 www.clarkecounty.gov/parks/parks-and-recreation Adaptive, Recreational Day Camp. Format includes grooming, riding instruction, horsemanship skills/knowledge, games and art. 540/5332777. www.brcth.org. ITALIA PERFORMING ARTS SUMMER DANCE CAMPS, Winchester and Edinburg. Summer dance camps and workshops. Choose between ballet, jazz, lyrical and Irish dance. 540/504-7263 or see www.taliapa.com. POWHATAN SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP, 49 Powhatan Lane, Boyce. Camps offered June 26-30 and July 10-14, full day (9 am-3:30 pm), morning, and afternoon camps for children entering pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Transportation and extended day programs available. Camps offered: Little Chicks PreK Camp, Camp Chickahominy, Fairy Tale Theatre Camp, Camp Spotlight, Get STEAMed Up, Creative Cartooning, Yoga, Excursion Camp, and Cooking. See website for more information. $125-$275 per week. Contact Tammy Stone-Conrad at 540/837-1009, x261. http://summercamp.powhatanschool.org. PROJECT WRITE, Shenandoah University, 1460 University Dr., Winchester. June 26-30, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., for rising 4th-12th graders. 2017 Summer Young Writers’ Workshop. Guest appearances by authors and intense workshops taught by teacher consultants. $340-$375/person. Advanced writing workshop also offered from 2:30-4 pm. $475/AWW & Student Summer Institute. 540/550-3736. www.projectwrite.org. SHENANDOAH CONSERVATORY ARTS ACADEMY (SCAA) SUMMER CAMPS, Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy, 203 S. Cameron St., Winchester. Dance, vocal, musical theatre, instrumental camps, and more for ages 9 months & up. Visit website for summer offerings. Summer Instrumental and Vocal Lessons also available. Camp prices range from $27-$395. 540/665-4602. Email email@example.com. www.scartsacademy.org. Summer Dance: Intro to Pre-Ballet, July 18-20, 1-1:45 pm, ages 3-5; Intro to Ballet, July 17-21, 11 am-12 noon, ages 6-9; Intro to Modern, July 10-14, 23 pm, ages 9-12; Intro to Jazz, July 10-14, 12 noon-1 pm, ages 6-9; Intro to Tap, July 10-14, 1-2 pm, ages 6-9; Ballet Technique, 90-minute single sessions for intermediate-advanced dancers ages 11 & up; Intro to Lyrical, June 19-23, 2-3 pm, ages 9-12; Advanced Lyrical, June 19-23, 3-4 pm, ages 13 & up; Junior Dance Workshop, July 24-28, 9 am-2 pm, ages 9-12. One year of previous dance training or instructor approval required; Senior Dance Workshop, July 17-21, 9 am-2:30 pm, ages 13 & up. Two years of previous dance training or instructor approval required; Musical Theatre Dance, July 10-14 or July 17-21, 3-5 pm, ages 13 & up. Musical Theatre Intensives: Junior Musical Theatre Intensive, June 26-30, 9 am-2 pm, ages 9-12; Senior Musical Theatre Intensive Week 1, July 10-14, 9 am-5 pm, ages 13-18; Senior Musical Theatre Intensive Week 2, July 1721, 9 am-5 pm, ages 13-18.
Powhatan Summer Camps 2017 Join us for summer fun!
*Little Chicks PreK Camp* (4-5 year olds) *Camp Chickahominy* (Sports, Art, Nature & More!) *Theatre* *Get STEAMed Up!* *Yoga* *Cartooning* *Cooking* *AND MORE!* *Excursion Camp* – a new adventure each day! Two One-Week Sessions: June 26-30 & July 10-14
Please visit summercamp.powhatanschool.org for info & registration or contact Tammy Stone-Conrad, firstname.lastname@example.org 540-837-1009 ext. 261
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Sing, Laugh, Explore, Perform: Discovery in Motion, June 12-16, 9 am-4 pm, ages 9-12; Spotlight on the Arts, June 19-23, 9 am-12:30 pm, ages 5-8; Barnyard Boogie, June 26-30, 9:15-10:15 am, ages 9 mos.-2 years; Camping at Ducky’s Pond, June 26-30, 10:30 am-12 noon, ages 3-4; Early Elementary Performs “Farmer McDonald’s,” June 26-30, 9 am-12 noon, ages 5-8; Traveling Tots, July 24-29, 9:15-10:15 am, ages 9 mos.-2 years; Musical Explorers, July 24-29, 10:30-12 noon, ages 34; Music Around the World, July 24-29, 9:3011:30 am, ages 5-8. SHENANDOAH VALLEY DISCOVERY MUSEUM SUMMER CAMPS, 19 W. Cork St., Winchester. June 5-August 18. Children, from preschool to high school, can leap into art, science and crafts this summer with hands-on exploration of the amazing world we live in. Member price: $125 half day camp/$225 full day camp, Nonmember price: $145 half day camp/$250 full day camp. Extended hours available. 540/722-2020. www.discoverymuseum.net. Preschool Camp: Once Upon a Time Camp, August 14-18, 9 am-12 noon Elementary Camps (K-5): Camp Discovery, July 17-21, July 24-28, or July 31-Aug. 4, 9 am-4 pm; Jedi Training for Young Padawans, June 26-30 or July 31-Aug. 4, 9 am-12 noon; Maker Camp, Level I, June 19-23, 1-4 pm; Nature Camp, July 3-7, 9 am-4 pm (no camp July 4); Play for Peace, June 5-9, 9 am-4 pm; Superhero Camp, June 19-23, 9 am-12 noon; Up on the Roof, June 20-24, 9 am-12 pm.
Upper Camps (Grades 3-9): Advanced Jedi Training, July 17-21, 9 am-12 noon; Chess Camp, June 12-16 or July 24-28, 9 am-12 noon; Discovery in Motion, June 12-16, 9 am-4 pm; Happy Hands Puppet Camp, June 12-16, 9 am-12 noon; Hogwarts Adventure Camp, June 19-23 or July 31-Aug. 4, 1-4 pm; Advanced Hogwarts Adventure Camp, June 26-30 or July 17-21, 1-4 pm; Tween/Teen Build Your Own Adventure Camp, July 3-7, no camp July 4), 9 am-4 pm; Magic to Do with Jonathan Ford, July 10-14, 1-4 pm; Maker Camp II, June 26-30, 9 am-12 noon; Musical Theatre: Creating Stories through Song, June 26-30, 1-4 pm, or Aug. 711, 9 am-12 noon; Ride on the Magic School Bus, July 10-14, 9 am-12 noon; Robotics Camp, June 12-16 or July 24-28, 1-4 pm; Taking it to the Streets: Mural Painting, July 1014 or Aug. 7-11, 1-4 pm; Young Filmmakers Camp, July 10-14, 9 am-4 pm, $350/camp; Wind Energy Challenge, Aug. 7-11, 9 am-4 pm; My Act: Beauty and the Beast JR, July 10-21, 59 pm, $350/camp; Soar into Aviation, single day camp, July 31, 9 am-4 pm, $50. WINCHESTER LITTLE THEATRE FOR KIDS, 315 W. Boscawen St., Winchester. Participation in camp is by audition only. “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp” camp runs June 17-24 and “Into the Woods Jr” camp runs July 16-22. 540/869-5703. www.wltonline.org. WINCHESTER PARKS & RECREATION SUMMER CAMPS, Winchester. Weekly summer camps run Mon.-Fri., first day of summer break through last day of summer break, 7:30 am-6 pm, ages 5-12. Program focuses on fun recreational activities in addition to field trips, guest speakers and special events. Experience swimming, sports, active play, indoor & outdoor games, arts, crafts, nature and more. Weekly camp fee:
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$95/resident, $100/nonresident. 540/662-4946. www.WinchesterVA.gov/parks. WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS YOUTH CAMPS, Lord Fairfax Community College, Fauquier & Middletown campuses and Vint Hill Site. Creative Science and Digital Arts Summer Camps run weekly, morning and afternoon sessions, from June to August. Ages 7-14. Creative Design & Robotics, Video Game Animation, Lego Films & Stop Action, Lego Comics, Code Breakers, Lego Mindstorms EV3 Robotics Camp, Lego Video Games, App Attack, Make Your First Video Game, Make Your First 3-D Video Game, Minecraft Animators, Minecraft Designers, Minecraft Modders, Summer Art Camp, Drama! Drama! Drama!, Digital Art Camp, Spanish Language Immersion, and more. www.LFCCworkforce.com.
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APOLLO CIVIC THEATRE 2017 YOUTH SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOP, Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin St., Martinsburg. Workshop runs 5 weeks beginning June 19-July 23. For students entering 4th grade to finishing 12th grade. Students learn costuming, stage makeup, set design, acting skills, and more. Students will perform “Mary Poppins” on July 20-23. 304/263-6766. www.apollocivictheatre.org. ARTISTIC ENDEAVORS SUMMER MUSIC THEATRE CAMP, Musselman High School, 126 Excellence Way, Inwood. Workshops and rehearsals produce full-length musicals. Junior Academy performs “The Wizard of Oz” and Senior Academy performs “Les Miserables.” Shows pending approval. MusselmanTheatre@comcast.net. 304/229-1900. www.musselmantheatreinc.com. Junior Academy, July 10-23, grades 2-8. Performances on July 22 & 23. $375. Senior Academy, June 26-July 1, weekdays 9 am-4:30 pm, grades 9-12. Performance on July 1. $200. AUDUBON DISCOVERY NATURE, PRESCHOOL & NATURE PHOTO CAMPS, Sites in Jefferson and Berkeley Counties: Yankauer Nature Preserve, across the road from 455 Whiting’s Next Rd. in Martinsburg; Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Rd., Charlestown; and Shepherd University, Center for Contemporary Arts, Shepherdstown. Weekly sessions June 5-July 28, for pre-school to grade 12 students. Hands-on nature explorations in an outdoor setting. Camp prices range from $50-$200. 304/676-8739. www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp. Options: Camp Survivor, Yankauer, June 12-16 or July 17-21, 9 am-3 pm, ages 5-12; Nature Detectives, Yankauer, June 26-30, 9 am-3 pm, ages 5-12; Camp Survivor, Cool Spring Preserve, June 19-23, 9 am-3 pm, ages 5-12; Mud Pies and Dragonflies, Cool Spring Preserve, June 5-9 or July 10-14, 9 am-3 pm, ages 5-12; Blast from the Past, Cool Spring Preserve, June 26-30, 9 am-3 pm, ages 5-12; Birds, Bugs, and Bats! And family overnight, Cool Spring Preserve, July 5-7, ages 5-12; Nature Buddies, Yankauer Nature Preserve and Cool Spring Preserve, June 5-7, 9 am-1:30 pm, ages 5 & 6. $90; Out of the Nest, Yankauer and Cool Spring, July 24-28, 9-11:30 am, ages 3-5 (with an adult partnering). $50; Teen Digital Nature Photo Camp, Shepherd University Center for the Contemporary Arts, June 1923, 9 am-4 pm, ages 14-17, rising grades 9-12. $200. www.PotomacAudubon.org/photocamp. BERKELEY SUMMER ADVENTURE DAY CAMP, Berkeley 2000 Recreation Center, 273 Woodbury Ave., Martinsburg and The Randy Smith Recreation Center, 40 Excellence Way, Inwood. Weekly summer camps from 9 am-4 pm, ages 6-13. Weekly sessions from June 12-Aug. 4. Before and after care available.
$110/child for a one-week session, $115 for non-Berkeley County residents. 304/264-4842. www.mbcparks-rec.org. CAMP ADENA AT THE NORTH AMERICAN BUSHCRAFT SCHOOL, 1435 Providence Church Rd., Hedgesville. Day camp for ages 8 & up, or weeklong camp for ages 10-17, emphasizing outdoor education, primitive skills, wilderness survival and sustainable living. Optional Thursday night camp-out. 202/649-0017. www.northamericanbushcraftschool.com. CAMP ALLEGHANY, 2700 Stonehouse Rd., Caldwell. Ages 7-16. All girls’ overnight summer camp. Two 3-week sessions or full term from June 25Aug. 5, for rising 2nd-11th grade girls. Mini camp session June 18-24, for rising 2nd-5th grade girls. Archery, rifle, dance, drama, tennis, canoeing, swimming, sports & fitness, wild world, ropes, arts and crafts, singing and more. $1,272/mini-camp, $3,816/one term, $6,360/full term. Early bird rates and sibling discounts. 877-446-9475. email@example.com. www.campalleghany.com. CAMP GREENBRIER FOR BOYS, 100 Camp Greenbrier Drive, Alderson. June 25-July 15, July 16-Aug. 5 or June 25-Aug. 5. For boys ages 7-17. Established in 1898, Camp Greenbrier is the oldest privately owned summer camp in the United States. Located in the Allegheny Mountains along the beautiful Greenbrier River. Campers participate in golf, archery, baseball, basketball, canoeing, crafts, lacrosse, kayaking, rifle, rock climbing, swimming, tennis, wrestling, and so much more. $3,250 for three weeks and $5,600 for six weeks. 304/445-7168. www.campgreenbrier.com. CAMP HIDDEN MEADOWS, 17739 Potomac Highland Trail, Bartow. June 18-Aug. 19. 1, 2, 3 and 4-week sessions throughout the summer for ages 6-16. Horses, white water rafting, arts program, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, rock climbing, overnight backpacking, camping trips, flyfishing, sports, cooking, hiking, 1000 ft. zip line, dance, performing arts, music, and much more. $1125-$2150. 800/600-4752. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.camphiddenmeadows.com. CAMP RIM ROCK, 343 Camp Rim Rock Rd., Yellow Spring. Full camp season is 8 weeks, beginning in June for girls ages 6-15, rising grades 210. There are four 2-week sessions that may be combined into 4, 6, or 8 week sessions. Specialty camps can be added. Mini-camp sessions are for rising grades 1-3. Campers ride horses, play sports, hike, swim and appreciate the arts. $2750/person for 2 weeks, $5000/person for 4 weeks, $1950/riding camp sessions, $1500/mini camp sessions. 347/746-7625. email@example.com. www.camprimrock.com. CAMP SANDY COVE, 20 minutes from Winchester, 436 Reflection Lane, High View. Christian overnight camp from June 25-Aug. 13, for boys and girls ages 7-15. Day camp open to 7-15 year old boys and girls from 8:45 am-5 pm. Weekly themes offering horse camp, circus camp, archery, canoeing, fishing, sports, mountainboarding, drama, dance, tennis, pottery, nature exploration, swimming, guitar, gymnastics, air riflery, outdoor cooking and more. Offers a fun, Biblically based full week (7 night-8 day, Sun.-Sun.) program. $655/person basic camp fee, $225/person day camp fee. Additional fees for horsemanship school, circus school, drama school, adventure trip, and leadership training program. 304/856-2959. Offseason contact: 800/234-2683, x454. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.campsandycove.org. CAMP TALL TIMBERS, Blue Ridge Mountains, High View. June 25-Aug. 19, 1 thru 7-week sessions for boys and girls ages 7-16 in grades 1-10. Sports, aquatics, the arts, equestrian program, outdoor challenges and more. Camp prices range from $1100 (1-week session) to $8300 (7-week session). 800/862-2678. www.camptalltimbers.com. CHILDREN’S TREE HOUSE WILD OUTDOOR WONDERS (W.O.W.) ADVENTURE CAMP, located on 500+ acre campus of The National Conservation Training Center, 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown. June 12-August 18, Mon.-Fri., 9 am-4 pm. Wrap-around care optional. Ages 5-12. Professional wildlife, aquatic, and environmental experts coach and challenge campers. Hands-on STEM and environmental experiences. Campers spend 90% of their day outdoors hiking, investigating, creating, and connecting with nature. W.O.W. Adventure Camp themes: science experiments, animal studies, space, nature art, aquatic wildlife & more. $160 per week, $25 registration fee, $50 before and after care. For information contact Nickie at email@example.com. www.childrenstreehouse.org. COOL TO CARE CAMP, Briggs Animal Adoption Center, 3731 Berryville Pike, Charles Town. Pet Pals, June 19-23, rising 1st-3rd graders; Humane Heroes, June 12-16 or July 10-14, rising 4th-6th graders; Animal Advocates, rising 7th-9th graders, July 24-28. 9 am-3 pm. Enjoy an animal-focused week with hands-on activities, community speakers, and crafts. Focus is on animal welfare including adoption, prevention of cruelty, conservation, and kind choices. $165. 304/725-0506. www.nhes.org. DANCE DIMENSIONS OF HEDGESVILLE, L.L.C., 3790 Hedgesville Rd., Hedgesville. Offers quality dance education during fun weeklong camps for children ages 3-18. Ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop. Summer theme nights for 4-6 year olds. Summer Intensive in August. 304/671-3688. www.dancewv.com. EQUESTRIAN DYNAMICS, 15990 Charles Town Rd., Charles Town. Daily, weekly and weekend camps for various age groups. Participants learn
Summer Daycare Program Accepting ages 3-8
June 5-July 28 Call 304.263.9894 for information and to register. Rocky Knoll School is a private Christian school located just off I-81 Exit 12.
52 Advent Dr., Martinsburg, WV 25403 ■ www.go2rks.com
Light of the Child Montessori School, LLC The
Let us bring out the light in your child.
Open House/ Children’s Art Auction May 21 at 3pm
All are welcome!
June 19-23 Space Camp ....
building rocket ships, planets and more!
July 17-21 Down on the Farm.... learning about farming and caring for the animals
Now Accepting Applications for 2-1/2 to 5 year olds for Fall 2017 • Mathematics • Language Arts • Practical Life • Sensorial • Geography • Sign Language • Spanish • Music • Art 320 W. High St., Shepherdstown, WV • 304/268-7075 www.thelightofthechild-montessorischool.com
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SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY MUSIC
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horsemanship, care & nutrition, grooming, ground school & riding, mounted games, dressage, pleasure, jumping & trails, English & Western riding disciplines. Cost varies. Contact Robin Henry at 304/279-5469. www.EquestrianDynamics.net. INSPIRATIONS DANCE STUDIO, LLC SUMMER CAMPS, 1591 Winchester Ave., Martinsburg, WV. Summer dance camps for ages 3 & up. 304/702-4102. INWOOD PERFORMING ARTS SUMMER DANCE 2017, 2297 Henshaw Rd., Inwood. Summer dance classes in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, modern, conditioning and more. Fees vary. 304/229-3209. www.inwoodperformingarts.com. Summer Dance 2017, Primary and Grade 1, July 10-14 & July 17-21, 9 am-12 noon; Grades 2-3, July 10-14 & July 17-21, 9 am-2 pm; Grade 4 and Advanced, July 10-14, July 17-21 & July 2428, 10 am-4 pm. Dancers immersed in ballet, jazz, tap, character, and conditioning, as well as other interrelated studies. $160-$680. Dance with the Masters, Aug. 7-11, 9:30 am4:30 pm, Intermediate-Advanced Levels. Intensive study in ballet, contemporary and modern with world renown ballet masters including Katia Garza, Elijah Gibson, and Eddy Ocampo. $300, $250 for IDC members. Dancing with the Classics – Princesses and Princes, July 31-Aug. 4, 9-11:30 am, ages 4 & 5. Program encourages confidence, creativity, flexibility of movement and self-expression. $140. Irish Step Dance Intensive, July 31-Aug. 4, 9:30 am-2 pm, ages 6 & up. Workshop will focus on technique of the traditional Irish dances. $175. JEFFERSON COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION, Jefferson County Community Center in Sam Michael’s Park, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah Junction. Camps begin in June. Ages/costs vary by camp theme/week. Camps are morning, afternoon, or all-day camps. Most camp prices range from $10-$189. Check
The Children’s Tree House In Shepherdstown, WV
Where we dig for answers, cultivate learning and harvest new ideas!
W.O.W. (Wild Outdoor Wonders) Adventure Camp
Ages 5-12 years Hours Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm (with wrap around care options)
Our camp is located on the 500+ acre campus of The National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown. Within the facility we have professional wildlife, aquatic, and environmental experts that will be working with the campers. We provide the campers with hands on STEM and environmental related experiences that will intrigue their interest, better understand, and become one with nature. Our campers are outside 90% of their day hiking, investigating, creating, connecting with nature and our environment. Our themes for the summer of 2017 will include, science experiments, animal studies, space, nature art, aquatic wildlife and fort building just to name a few.
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website for complete list of camps. 304/7283207. www.jcprc.org. Some options include: Survivor Camp, July 24-27 or Aug. 7-10; Outdoor Adventure Camps, weekly camps from June 19Aug. 18; Nature Trail Explorers, Aug. 7-9; Karate Camp, July 10-14, July 24-28, or Aug. 7-11; Beginner & Intermediate Ballet/Tap, June 10-14; Princess Dance Camp, July 24-28; Little Stars Dance Camp, July 24-28; Gymnastics Camp, June 12-16 or July 17-21; Amazing Athletes Camp, July 17-21 or Aug. 7-11; Archery Camp, June 12-15, July 10-13, or July 31-Aug. 3; Volleyball Camp, July 31-Aug. 3; Basketball Camp, July 31-Aug. 3; Brazilian United Soccer Academy Full Day & Mini Camp, July 31-Aug. 4; Animal Adventures Camp, June 19-23; Snake Adventure Camp, June 26-30; Junior Police Week, July 10-14; Quidditch Camp, Aug. 7-11; LEGO Adventures Camp, June 12-16 or July 1721; Curious George Camp, June 5-9; Dr. Seuss Camp, June 12-16; Pirate Treasure Camp, June 5-9; Star Wars Camp, July 31-Aug. 4; Preschool Science Camp, July 10-14; Wonderful World of Disney Camp, June 19-23; Fancy Nancy Camp, Aug. 7-11; Super Hero Camp, June 19-23; Art Adventures, July 10-14; Art & Architecture Camp, July 10-14; 3D Art Camp, July 17-21; Drawing Camp, June 5-8; Nature & Art Camp, June 2630; Comics & Cartooning Camp, July 24-28; Cheerleading Camp with Shepherd Rams, June 19-23; Slam’n Jam’n Basketball Camp with Shepherd Rams, June 12-15; Middle School XC Summer Camp, June 12-15; Flag Football Camp, June 12-15; Basketball Shooting Camp, June 2630; Summer Day Camps, Sam Michael’s Park Program, Sam Michael’s Pavilion (7:30 am-5:30 pm); Shepherdstown Elementary Program (8 am4 pm), and Wright Denny Program, Wright Denny Intermediate School (8 am-4 pm), and Blue Ridge Primary Program (8 am-4 pm). Weekly camps run Mon.-Fri., June 12-Aug. 4, with additional week at Sam Michael’s Park (Aug. 811). Day camp is for kids ages 5-14. Each site has trained staff and offers a variety of recreation activities, swimming, trips and special events. $85-$129 per camper per week. JOYFUL CENTER FOR THE ARTS SUMMER CAMPS, 1514 Winchester Ave., Martinsburg, WV. June 14-August 15, hours vary depending on camp, ages 3 to adult. Camps for all ages in the performing arts. Camp options include: Dance, Princess Ballerina, Tae Kwon Do, A Capella, and Sign Language. $40-$150. 304/268-7373. www.jcfta.com. KID’S WORLD EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, 11507 Winchester Ave., Bunker Hill. Summer programs designed for children ages 4-12. Before/after school care. Now enrolling. Summer weekly theme-camps from 9:30 am-1:30 pm. Barnyard Blast, June 19-23; Kid’s in the Kitchen, July 10-14; and Wilderness Campout, July 24-28. Friday has a special time depending on add-on feature. $125-$140 per camp. $25 nonrefundable deposit fee. Special camp discounts. 304/596-0006. www.kidsworldwv.com. MARTINSBURG-BERKELEY COUNTY PARKS & REC SUMMER CAMPS, Berkeley 2000 Recreation Center, 273 Woodbury Ave., Martinsburg. Ages/costs vary by camp. $110$150. See website for complete list of camps. 304/264-4842. www.mbcparks-rec.org. Some options include: Boys Basketball Camp, Aug. 7-11, rising grades 1-8; Girls Basketball Camp, Aug. 14-18, rising grades 1-8; Mighty Mites Soccer Camp, July 1014, ages 4-5, Dupont Soccer Complex, Falling Waters; Girls Volleyball Camp, June 19-23, ages 8-11 from 9 am-12 noon or ages 12-14 from 1-3 pm; Animal Adventures Camp, July 24-28, ages
4-12; Mighty Mites Basketball Camp, June 19-23, ages 4-6, Eagle School Intermediate, 730 Eagle School Rd; TinyTots Soccer Camp, June 5-8, age 3, Winchester Ave. School, Martinsburg; Youth Soccer Camps, July 9-11 or July 12-14, ages 6-14, Dupont Soccer Complex, Falling Waters; Berkeley Summer Adventure Camps, 2000 Recreation Center, 273 Woodbury Ave., Martinsburg and The Randy Smith Recreation Center, 40 Excellence Way, Inwood. Weekly summer camps from 9 am-4 pm, ages 6-13. Weekly sessions from June 12-Aug. 4. Before and after care available. $110/child for a one-week session, $115 for non-Berkeley County residents. MORGAN ACADEMY MAD SCIENTIST CAMP, 8505 Shepherdstown Pike, Shepherdstown. June 19-23, 9 am-3 pm for ages 5-14 or 9 am-12:30 pm for ages 3-4. Chemistry and physics. Campers divided into four ageappropriate groups: 3-4, 5-7- 8-10, and 11-14. $130-$165. email@example.com. 540/336-3465. MORGAN ARTS COUNCIL SUMMER YOUTH CAMPS, Ice House, Independence & Mercer St., Berkeley Springs, and Berkeley Springs High School, 149 Concord Ave. Scholarships available. Youth Theater, Visual Arts & Digital Media Summer Camps & Intensives. 304/258-2300. www.macicehouse.org. MUSTARD SEED EARLY LEARNING CENTER, 101 W. Martin St., Martinsburg. 6:30 am-6 pm, ages 14 mos. through 3rd grade. Mission is to support parents by offering a safe and nurturing environment that provides an exceptional Christian educational experience, plants seeds of love of learning, and meets children’s developmental needs. Cost varies. 304/263-9291. www.mseed2001.com. OLD OPERA HOUSE SUMMER THEATRE CAMP, 204 N. George St., Charles Town, WV. June 19-23, ages 7-9; June 26-30, ages 10-18, 9 am-12 noon. $90. Summer theatre camp featuring classes and exercises in improvisation, makeup, stagecraft, dancing, costuming, special effects, musical theatre and more. 304/725-4420. www.oldoperahouse.org. OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CAMPS, River Riders, 408 Alstadts Hill Rd., Harpers Ferry. Various 3 day & 5 day adventure camps, June 14-Aug. 18, ages 9-14 (grades 4-9). Arrival is between 8-9 am everyday. Weekly adventures include zip lining, white water rafting, kayaking, tubing, paddle boarding, canoeing, biking, hiking, and more. $179-$309. 800/326-7238 or 304/535-2663. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.riverriders.com. www.outdooradventurecamp.com. ROCKY KNOLL SCHOOL SUMMER DAYCARE PROGRAM, 52 Advent Dr., Martinsburg. June 5-July 28. Private Christian school located just off I-81, Exit 12. Accepting ages 3-8. Call for information and to register. 304/2639894. www.go2rks.com. SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC CLASSES, Frank Arts Center, 260 University Dr., Shepherdstown. June 7-July 5. Wednesday morning classes. 304/876-5248. www.shepherd.edu/music/preparatory-program. SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY RAM SCHOLARS SUMMER CAMPS, Shepherd University Campus, Shepherdstown, 8 am-5 pm. Fun and academically challenging camps for middle-school kids taught by Shepherd faculty. 304/876-5815. www.shepherdbook.com. Robotics Camp, July 17-21 or July 31-Aug. 4, 8 am-5 pm. For mathematically high-performing students entering 7th grade through high school. Robotics II Camp, July 24-28, 8 am-5 pm. Suggested for mathematically high-performing students 8th grade & above. Get a deeper understanding of the programming and mechanics behind robots. Nibbles & Scribbles, July 17-21, 8 am-5 pm. Camp about food and writing. SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY SPORTS CAMPS, Shepherd University Campus, Shepherdstown. Basketball, baseball, golf, football, soccer, and volleyball camps for ages 6-18 offered June-Aug. 304/876-5219. www.shepherdbook.com. Baseball Youth Camp, July 10-14, 9 am-12 noon, Fairfax Field/Soccer Complex, $100. Volleyball Girls’ Day Camp, July 10-13, 9 am-4 pm, rising grades 4-6. $175, early registration; $215, registration after June 1. Volleyball Next Up Elite Camp, July 21-23, 9 am-6 pm, rising 11th-12th grade, $250, early registration; $275, registration after June 1. Volleyball High Intensity Camp, July 14-16, 9 am-5 pm, rising 7th-10th grade, $175, early registration; $215, registration after June 1. Boys’ Elite Basketball Camp, Aug. 12, 9:30 am-4:30 pm, for boys entering grades 10-12. $60. Boys’ Basketball Day Camp Session I, June 26-30, 9 am-4 pm, ages 7-12, Butcher Center. $175, early registration; $185, after June 1. Boys’ Basketball Day Camp Session II, June 24-28, 9 am-4 pm, ages 8-14, Butcher Center. $175, early registration; $185, after July 1. Girls’ Elite Basketball Camp, July 31, 1-5 pm, rising 9th-12th grade, Butcher Center. $45. Girls’ Basketball Day Camp, July 24-28, 5:30-8:30 pm, rising 2nd-8th grade, Butcher Center. $90, early registration; $100, after July 13. Golf Camp, June 12-16, 9 am-2 pm, Locust Hill Golf Course in Charles Town, ages 9-17. $175. 7 on 7 Jamboree Football, July 17-Aug 2, five 3 day sessions, Ram Stadium, Soccer Field & I.M. Field, rising grades 9-12. $215. Boys Overnight Soccer Camp, June 28-July 1, rising grades 8-12, Shepherd Soccer Complex. $399, early registration; $410, after June 1.
SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY SUMMER JAZZ CAMP, Frank Arts Center, 260 University Dr., Shepherdstown. June 19-23. Open to students currently in grades 8-12. Spend a week studying with some of the region’s top musicians. $275. 304/876-5248. www.shepherd.edu/music/ preparatory-program SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY SUMMER STRING ORCHESTRA CAMP, Frank Arts Center, 260 University Dr., Shepherdstown. June 19-23. Open to students currently in grades 8-12. Spend a week studying with some of the region’s top musicians. $275. 304/876-5248. www.shepherd.edu/music/preparatory-program. SHEPHERDSTOWN SCHOOL OF DANCE, 400 S. Princess St., Shepherdstown. Camps offered July 5-August 4. Summer sessions designed to maximize each student’s progress through study of technique, alignment, artistry, and expression. Costs vary. 304/886-8398. www.shepherdstownschoolofdance.com. Summer Jump Start, July 5-9, 5-7 pm, ages 12 & up. $175. Summer Intensive Week 1, July 10-14, 9:30 am-3:30 pm, ages 12-18. $275 for 1 week or $500 for 2 weeks. Summer Intensive Week 2, July 17-21, 9:30 am-3:30 pm, ages 12-18. $275 for 1 week or $500 for 2 weeks. Junior Intensive Week 1, July 24-28, 5-7 pm, ages 8 & up. $175 for 1 week or $250 for 2 weeks. Junior Intensive Week 2, July 31-Aug. 4, 5-7 pm, ages 8 & up. $175 for 1 week or $250 for 2 weeks. TLC MONTESSORI SCHOOL CAMP, 320 W. High Street, Shepherdstown. Teachings and principles of Maria Montessori are taught through wellprepared environments that meet the needs and challenges of all children. Camps offered: Space Camp, June 19-23, Learn about building rocket ships, planets and more; Down on the Farm, July 17-21, Learn about farming and caring for animals. 304/268-7075. www.thelightofthechild-montessorischool.com. WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER CAMP, 300 Patriot Drive, Charles Town. June 5-8, 5-8 pm for boys and girls ages 6-13. Program will focus on the basic skills of balance, touch, dribbling, passing, receiving, and shooting. Special goalkeeper sessions. Age appropriate skills and scrimmages. $70, if paid prior to May 19. $80 late registration. Sibling discounts. https://boe.jeff.k12.wv.us/cms/lib/WV01001913/Centricity/ Domain/596/WHS%20CAMP%202017.pdf.
Living Healthier BY
S HARON Z OUMBARIS
Growing Concerns about Lyme disease this summer
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ummer is the perfect time to be outdoors while the weather is still comfortable and the bugs not yet out in droves. Unfortunately, this coming summer tick populations are expected to increase, bringing with them more cases of Lyme disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is tracking cases of Lyme disease in the U.S and a clear increase of over 300,000 cases from the previous year. Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia are in the target zone. “The numbers of Lyme cases are increasing,” according to West Virginia University pediatric infectious disease specialist Kathy Moffett. Moffett said during a Public Radio interview, the mountains had been a barrier against ticks in West Virginia but that is changing. She added, “Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia all have high levels of Lyme.” CDC statistics show almost 95 percent of reported Lyme cases came from the Northeast and mid-Atlantic states in 2015. If you and your family love the outdoors, some simple precautions can help prevent Lyme, West Nile or other insect carried diseases. More than ever an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. One simple tip is to mow the grass where you will be walking. Ticks are most commonly found in tall grass, woods or gardens. When possible, mow a path for walking since short grass keeps them from jumping onto a passing host like a person, dog or deer. When outside always wear long pants and long sleeves. Bugs can crawl up underneath loose clothing, so tuck pant legs into your socks or boots. Wear a hat and keep long hair up if possible. Wear white or light-colored clothes since ticks and other insects are easier to spot on a light background. Always check your children and yourself immediately when you come in from being outdoors. And if going out, treat the outside of your clothes with insect repellents. The most familiar insect repellents include DEET. Scientists report after several decades of research that DEET has a low toxicity for humans if, and this is important, used at concentrations between 10 and 30 percent. Using a product with a higher concentration is NOT more effective and can cause rashes and other problems. So with DEET less is better. If chemical products worry you, consider botanical choices. As their popularity increases, so does their availability. For essential oils, lemon eucalyptus oil is the botanical found to be as effective as anything with 30 percent DEET. Other botanical oils with measurable repellent qualities include citronella, cedar, verbena, pennyroyal, geranium, lavender, pine, cinnamon, basil, thyme, garlic and peppermint. Also, studies show Neem, a soybean oil combined with other plant oils is effective against several problem insects. Found in a product called Buzz Away Extreme, Neem has been marketed for gardeners but at this time is not legally considered an insect repellent. Just remember, botanicals work for shorter periods of time and need to be reapplied periodically to be effective. So this summer, apply some common sense, follow these tips and enjoy the great outdoors. Sharon Zoumbaris is a librarian, freelance writer and author of several books dealing with health and nutrition. She lives with her family in Staunton, VA where they also run Geezer Farm, a small farm that produces organically-grown fruits and vegetables to sell at the Staunton Farmers Market.
Positively Building Your Child’s Character Traits:
ur beautiful children are created with wonderful traits. Society tends to view certain character traits in a negative light. With good intentions, parents sometimes try to get rid of these traits. Shyness, bossiness, stubbornness, and pickiness can be frustrating. But, the silver lining is that these traits are actually good, and they also have the potential to be even better! Parents building upon these traits can help their children gain confidence, and keep these traits from clouding their child’s character. My child is
Let your child know that being sensitive is wonderful! Sensitive children are gifted with compassion and mercy. They care about their surroundings, and the needs of others. They are kind; running to other kids who get hurt on the playground. They hover around stressed parents, giving hugs to help them feel better. Children are often more sensitive than adults, because they are still developing, with emotions changing hundreds of times a day. One minute they are happy, and they next; they burst into tears. It’s normal; and children shouldn’t be scolded for behavior they can’t yet control. Sensitive children are a gift! Many artists, musicians, chefs, and creative types are highly sensitive; including those on the Asperger’s/Autism scale. They are bright children, who will shine when they feel the safety of acceptance.
Accept the sensitivity, and build upon the good: Saying, “Don’t be so sensitive,” or “grow up” won’t stop children from crying. Thoughtless words will only cause more problems when it comes to managing emotions. Your child may begin to believe a lie; thinking there is something wrong with being sensitive. Truthfully, sensitivity is one of the most beautiful traits found in a grown adult! Talk to your children about their emotions. Pray with your child; whether your child is happy, angry, or sad. Your child will then feel loved and accepted, regardless of
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which emotions are churning inside. Have family members share their vulnerable sensitive moments: watching sad movies, finding a butterfly with a broken wing, or not being invited to a party. Your child needs to know that other people feel sensitive too; that it’s a normal part of life!
Help your child to grow in sensitive situations: Pay a compliment when your child displays maturity in managing emotions, but don’t overdo it. For example: if your child is smacked hard by a basketball, but doesn’t cry, you might say, “That was a hard hit. Let me know if you need anything.” This acknowledges your child’s pain, without stating an expected reaction. It leaves them free to come back later for ice – and a kiss. It also allows them the freedom to cry on a bad day; or choose to tough it out, without caring about what everyone else thinks. Be supportive with sensitive teens, as well. They are going through the stress of changing hormones, new relationships, exams, driving, and new job responsibilities. Demand respect, but offer grace and patience. Teens, especially sensitive teens, are highly prone to quickchanging emotions. These sensitive souls may also be the only ones who compassionately bring you a cup of tea when you’re sick, or rub your shoulders when you’ve had a rough day. Make time to talk to your teens and really listen to their feelings about friendships, fears, and the future. Even if you don’t understand their emotions, they are experiencing them. Be aware of teens mentioning extreme feelings of sadness, or suicidal thoughts. This is no longer about sensitivity; it’s about depression. Seek professional help from a Christian counselor or a professional licensed therapist. It could save your child’s life. Love and support your child. Don’t give up! Don’t baby or coddle crying children who don’t get their own way. Do offer comfort when they cry tears of disappointment. Teach children the names for their emotions. This empowers them, by giving them a sense of control. Your child will
learn to respond to emotions, accordingly. With a canceled playdate, the emotion is disappointment. Disappointment is temporary. Give your sad child a hug, and reschedule the playdate. With the loss of a pet (even a fish) the emotion is devastation. Devastation means your child needs freedom to cry and grieve, as long as necessary. Being told to “get over it,” is cruel, and steals a child’s confidence. During times of great sadness, ask what you can do to help your child feel better. Most children simply need to sort out their feelings with a good cry. If the sadness lingers long enough to concern you, or it turns to hopelessness; get help. Your child will feel safe and loved, if allowed to express sensitivity without fear of being judged.
Encourage your child to grow up, but accept your child’s character: Being sensitive shouldn’t interfere with your child’s favorite friendships. Teach your child to practice forgiveness. This prevents the building up of sensitive issues. Teach boundaries, so your child will know it’s not okay to be teased for being sensitive. Teach your child to expect kindness, and to leave cruelty behind. If your child is sensitive to all living beings, yet has a playmate who purposely steps on every bug in sight, that isn’t being a good friend. Teach your child to find merciful friends – now. It will serve your child well into adulthood, preventing lots of heartache. Look for the silver lining: Enjoy your sensitive child, who has lots of surprises to bring your way! Angela Pelleman is an author and homeschooling mom. She lives in the Shenandoah Mountains with her husband, twin teenage sons, and younger daughter. You can subscribe to her blog, “The Silver Lining,” at Angelaslittleattic.com and join her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/angelaslittleattic. May/June 2017
A Shining Star BY
atimazahra Essahili’s 5-year-old daughter, Rayhana, a kindergartener at Maugansville Elementary School is an inspiring fashion designer. Rayhana designs clothes from recycled paper, plastic, tablecloths, tulle, tissue paper, wrapping paper, gift bags and curtains, and her inspiration is born from cartoons and movies she watches, like Frozen, Mini Mouse and Princess Sofia. Rayhana also gets inspiration from kids’ books she reads, specifically princess stories and occasionally from wellknown designers.
Fatimazahra buys her all the supplies, and together as a team, Fatimazahra helps Rayhana by holding and cutting the tape, cutting the tulle, tissue paper and tablecloths, relying on clear packing tape and glue adhesives to secure the clothes together. Fatimazahra loves the priceless, unforgettable time spent with her daughter, and making and designing clothes is fun for both of them. They are able to make lasting, priceless memories, while Rayhana receives support and encouragement from her mother. Rayhana uses any kind of material that can be found in her home, and uses materials that are easy to fold. She makes dresses, pants, skirts, shirts and anything to wear. Currently, she makes clothes for herself and her dolls, but the idea of making boys clothes is intriguing, along with designs for all ages.
Rayhana’s friends are excited about the clothes she is making and often play dress up with her. She also makes dresses for women, so her friend’s mothers can also wear her creations. No one in her family is a designer or in the fashion industry – Rayhana’s love for clothes is her own talent. She loves fashion, and playing dress up all the time, even making dresses from her mother’s blouses. Rayhana loves princess dresses, like all girls her age, and her favorite colors are pink and white.
She also enjoys arts and crafts, is creative by nature and loves drawing pictures of her pets, friends, plants, and flowers with a pencil or with colors. Page 26
Rayhana’s designs and creativity are her passions, and she works on her clothing designs occasionally after school and on the weekends. Rayhana doesn’t have a certain design in mind when she begins drawing for a new piece of clothing. Her freespirited creativity takes over and there is no planning involved until she picks up her pencil and paper and starts drawing. Rayhana spends anywhere from 1 to 4 hours or more drawing, designing, cutting, taping and putting together her clothing. Some of her more complex designs require more time, allowing more time to spend with her mother, while thinking creatively and expanding her clothing collection. Fatimazahra is so proud of her daughter’s dedication and persistence to her craft and asserts that, “Kids can dream big and think creatively.”
Rayhana is working on her first collection of clothes, which are dresses for girls her age and in the future, she will start making pants and shirts. She has an Instagram page, which is princessghaliarayhana and Facebook is princessghaliarayhana. Rayhana wants to be a fashion designer and a doctor when she grows up.
Beth Vollmer lives in Hagerstown, with her two-year-old son, Micah. Beth is passionate about writing, photography, animals, nutrition and exercise.
Through May 31
A look at what’s happening in the region
(5/3) and “Pond Adventures” (6/7). Ages 35. $8 for parent/child pair. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Family BINGO Night, Brunswick (MD) Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. 6:307:30 p.m. 301/600-7250. to 7 Sleepy Creek Springdig, Sleepy Creek on the Potomac, Joshua Lane, Through June 3 Berkeley Spring. Annual camp out event offers a variety of roots music, crafts and art “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” The Way Off from local, regional and national talent. Live Broadway Dinner Theatre & Children’s music day and night, free on site camping, Theatre, Willowtree Plaza, 5 Willowdale Drive, Frederick, MD. Musical adaptation of food, adult & kid friendly workshops, open jam circles, parades, and more. $60, Fri.-Sat. the beloved family film. Admission. For Advance; $75, Fri.-Sat. Gate; $35, Sat.-Sun. performance times and ticket information, 301/662-6600. www.wayoffbroadway.com. Advance; $40, Sat.-Sun. Gate; Free, kids 15 & under. www.sleepycreekpresents.com. Through June 4 First Friday Fun, The Children’s Museum “Hansel and Gretel,” Wonderment Puppet of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market Theater, 412 W. King St., Martinsburg. Sat. St., Frederick. 9:30-10:30 a.m. “Whose & Sun., 1 p.m. $6. Free admission for Garden Is It?” Program for ages 2-4. Story children under age 2. 304/258-4074. with art and history exploration, activities, www.wondermentpuppets.com. and crafts. $5. Pre-registration recommended. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Autism Awareness 5K, Spring Mills High “Larry: Cat In Space,” William M. Brish School, 499 Campus Dr., Martinsburg. 9:45 Planetarium, 20 Commonwealth Ave., a.m.-3 p.m. Proceeds benefit the National Hagerstown. 5:30-6:15 p.m. Planetarium Autism Association. $25, students; $35, show. Intended for Pre-K-elementary non-students. To register go to audiences. $3, adults; $2, children & cardinalkeys.weebly.com. students; free, senior citizens with WCPS Make It- Take It Flower Drawing, Gold Card; $10, maximum family cost. Chambersburg (PA) Council for the Arts, 81 301/766-2898. N. Main St. 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Learn how Make & Take Craft Program, Washington to shade a flower in powdered graphite. County Free Library, Conference Room 334, Bring a lunch. For teens and adults. $35, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 6 p.m. plus $9 for kit. 717/264-6883. Registration requested. 301/739-3250. www.councilforthearts.net www.washcolibrary.org. Homeschool Adventures: Spring “Super Volcanoes,” William M. Brish Wildflowers, Yankauer Preserve, Whitings Planetarium, 20 Commonwealth Ave., Neck Rd., Shepherdstown. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Hagerstown. 7-8 p.m. Planetarium show. $5 per child. www.potomacaudubon.org. Intended for general audiences. $3, adults; Day of Dance, Herald Mail Media’s Press $2, children & students; free, senior Room, 100 Summit Ave., Hagerstown. 5-8 citizens with WCPS Gold Card; $10, p.m. Family-friendly event with a DJ, door maximum family cost. 301/766-2898. prizes, and live dance demonstrations from , 3 & 4 Hagerstown Suns Home local dance companies. Over 25 health and Baseball Games, Hagerstown (MD) fitness vendors offering health screenings, Municipal Stadium, 274 East Memorial coupons and ways to get active and healthy. Boulevard. 7:05 p.m. Suns vs. Rome Braves. Free admission. 301/790-8907. Admission. 301/791-6266. www.meritushealth.com/events. www.hagerstownsuns.com. Middle School Teen Night, Jefferson County Homeschool Cooking Class, Ballenger Community Center, 235 Sam Michael’s Creek Community Building, 5420 Lane, Shenandoah Junction, WV. 6:30-10 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. 1:30 p.m.p.m. DJ, Xbox, ping pong, basketball, 3:30 p.m. Ages 7-9. $29. 301/600-2936. moonbounce, and more. $10 per student. www.recreater.com. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Walkersville & 6 40th Annual Dutchfest, Shalom (MD) Public Library, 57 W. Frederick St. 4-5 Christian Academy, 126 Social Island p.m. Meet and greet puppies while learning Rd., Chambersburg. Children’s activities, about living and training with these special food, craft show, auctions, and more. animals to be guides. 301/845-8880. 717/375-2223. www.shalomca.com. www.fcpl.org. to 8 Hagerstown Suns Home Baseball FCPS Honors Chorus, Weinberg Center for Games, Hagerstown (MD) Municipal the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 7 p.m. Stadium, 274 East Memorial Boulevard. Fri., 5th Grade Honors Chorus from Frederick 7:05 p.m.; Sat., 6:05 p.m.; Sun., 2:05 p.m.; County Public Schools. Admission. Mon., 10:35 a.m. Suns vs. Hickory 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. Crawdads. Admission. 301/791-6266. www.hagerstownsuns.com. and June 7 I Love Nature, Nature Center at Fountain Rock Park, 8511 & 19 Home School Days, Catoctin Nature Center Place, Walkersville, MD. 10-11 Creek Park & Nature Center, 2929 a.m. Hands-on play. “Insect Investigations” Sumantown Rd., Middletown, MD. 1-3 p.m., 14th Annual Museum Ramble, Museums and historical sites in Washington County, MD. Every Sat. & Sun. Refer to Ramble brochure online for detailed information or call 301/791-3246. www.visithagerstown.com.
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COMPILED BY SUZANNE HOVERMALE ages 5-12. “Heavenly Herps” (5/5) and “Paleontologist For A Day” (5/19). Allow experienced naturalists to enrich your child’s studies. $8 per class. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. and June 2 First Friday Celebration of the Arts, Old Town Winchester. Artists with special gallery events, musicians playing in restaurants and cafes, and many shops stay open late. www.oldtownwinchesterva.com. Discover Our World Story Time, Dancing Bear Toys and Gifts, 15 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 11-11:30 a.m. Go to a new country every month. Ages 2 & up. 301/631-9300. http://dbeartoys.com. Strawberry Fest, Homewood at Williamsport, 16505 Virginia Ave., Williamsport, MD. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Strawberries, food, arts & crafts, children’s games & more. 301/582-1750. Walkersville Southern Railroad Opening Day, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville, MD. Yearly open house. “Pageant of Engines” at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Opening day cab rides 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 301/898-0899. Health Matters Expo, Hagerstown (MD) Elks Lodge, 11063 Robinwood Dr. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free health screenings, live entertainment, fitness demonstrations, free healthy food samples, bingo games, door prizes, healthy mind and body information, kids corner, and more. 301/791-7177. Mother & Daughter’s Day Out, Blue Heron Events, 407 S. Washington St., Greencastle, PA. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mother & Daughter Looka-like contest, vendors, and goodies. 717/830-2261. Free Comic Book Day, Sharpsburg (MD) Library, 106 E. Main St. 9:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Come in and pick up your free comic book. 301/432-8825. www.washcolibrary.org. Western Maryland Rail Trail Guided Bike Tour, C&O Bicycle Shop, 9 Pennsylvania Ave., Hancock, MD. 10 a.m.-12 noon. Guided bike ride. Learn about the flora and fauna along the Western Maryland Rail Trail. Approx. 20 miles round-trip. Email: email@example.com. Free Comic Book Day, Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St., Frederick. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Come in and pick up your free comic book. 301/600-7000. www.fcpl.org. May First Saturday – Mayfest! Downtown Frederick. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Enjoy shopping, dining, gallery openings and live music. 301/698-8118. www.visitfrederick.org. Free Comic Book Day, Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 11 am-4 p.m. Stop by the Young Adult Department and get your free comic book. 301/739-3250. www.washcolibrary.org. R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, Edward F. Fry Memorial Library at Point of Rocks, 1635 Ballenger Creek Pike. 1-2 p.m. For grades K-5. 301/874-4560. www.fcpl.org. Antietam Recreation Open House, 9745 Garis Shop Rd., Hagerstown. 1-6 p.m. See what Antietam Recreation has to offer. Boating, horseback riding, cable ride, boat slide, dunk tank, slip-n-slide, swimming pool
and more. 301/797-7999. www.antietamrecreation.com. Family Movie, Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. “Sing.” 301/739-3250. www.washcolibrary.org. Special Saturday, For the Kids, By George Children’s Musem, Caperton Train Station, 229 E. Martin St., Martinsburg. 2 p.m. “Geocaching Workshop.” Ages 5-Adult. 304/264-9977. www.forthekidsbygeorge.org. “Aluminum Boat Challenge,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. Children will design and build their own aluminum boats. Then they will test their designs out in water and see if they can hold the weight of multiple paper clips. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. Creative Outlet Drop-In Art Session, Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. 3-5 p.m. Theme: “Laos: Hmong story cloth.” $2 per artist. 301/698-0656. www.delaplaine.org. Frederick Symphony Orchestra Concert, Jack B. Kussmaul Theater, Frederick (MD) Community College, 7932 Opossumtown Pike. 7:30 p.m. Selections from Romanian composer George Enescu, Hungarian composer Bartok and American composer Christopher Theofanidis. Young Artist Competition winner will also be showcased. 301/685-3585. www.visitfrederick.org. & 7 2nd Annual Jackson’s Raid, Martinsburg (WV) Roundhouse, 100 Liberty St. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Battle reenactment at 2 p.m. Part of Martinsburg Heritage Festival 2017. www.orgsites.com/wv/adam-stephen. www.martinsburgroundhouse.com. Frederick Running Festival, Frederick (MD) Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Four races – 5K and Kids fun run on Saturday, half marathon and two-person relay on Sunday. Health & Fitness Expo Saturday. Register in advance. 301/4710744. www.visitfrederick.org. 6th Annual Spring in The Village, Art at The Furnace, Collier’s Log House (ca.1810), Stone Cottage (ca.1820), Catoctin Iron Furnace and Harriet Chapel, 12607, 12610 & 12625 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont, MD. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 12 noon-5 p.m. Juried arts & crafts, music, flowers, heirloom plants and herbs, children’s activities, tours, demos, food, and local wine and beer. American Girl author Valerie Tripp gives special presentation Sat. 3 pm. 443/463-6437. www.catoctinfurnace.org. , 13, 20 & 27 Soar Bird Walks, Renfrew Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. 7:30-10 a.m. Naturalist Jack Olzewski will lead bird walks along the hiking trails at Renfrew Park. Walks begin at Renfrew’s lower parking lot off Welty Rd. Free. 717/762-0373. www.renfrewinstitute.org. Plant A Victory Garden, Miller House, 135 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. May 6 & 13, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; May 20 & 27, 10 a.m.12 noon. Learn more about how people
during the World Wars contributed to the war effort. Make your own little victory garden. An adult must accompany children under age 12. $5. 301/797-8782. www.washcomdhistoricalsociety.org. to June 30 Washington County and The Great War Exhibit, Miller House, 135 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Wed.-Fri., 1-4:30 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Learn about the daily life of Washington County citizens at home and abroad during the years of WWI. Exhibit open during regular museum hours. $5. 301/797-8782. www.washcomdhistoricalsociety.org.
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5:30 p.m. “A Fifth of Beethoven.” Learn about the music to be performed in the upcoming Maryland Symphony Orchestra concert. Guest speaker is Scott Beard, Associate Provost and Dean, Graduate Studies & Continuing Education Concert Pianist, Shepherd University. www.marylandsymphony.org. Women Through History Program Seminar, Renfrew Museum & Park, Visitors Center Wagon Shed, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. 7 p.m. “A Portrayal of Growing up and Living in an early Brethren Family – the Lives of Catherine and Nancy , 13, 20, June 3, 10, 24, 25, Royer.” 717/762-4723. July 8, 9, 15 “Disney’s Cinderella,” www.renfrewmuseum.org. The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre & Too Afraid To Cry: Maryland Civilians in the Children’s Theatre, Willowtree Plaza, 5 Antietam Campaign, Sharpsburg (MD) Willowdale Drive, Frederick. 11:30 a.m. Library, 106 E. Main St. 7 p.m. Learn about Children’s musical. Admission. For the inhabitants of Sharpsburg before, performance times and ticket information, during and after the battle of Antietam. 301/662-6600. www.wayoffbroadway.com. 301/432-8825. Porch Program: Marbles & Other Tiny Tales Story Time: Gardens Grow, Children’s Games with Art Staus & Tad Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Miller, Newcomer House, 18422 Glen Burnie House, 901 Amherst St., Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville, MD. 11 Winchester. 11-11:30 a.m. Celebrate the a.m.-5 p.m. 240/308-1740. landscape that surrounds the MSV with www.heartofthecivilwar.org. stories about gardens. For ages 2-5 with an adult. Free. www.themsv.org. Open Plane Day, Hagerstown Aircraft Services, 14235 Oak Springs Rd., Kinder Konzert, Williamsport (MD) High Hagerstown. 1-4 p.m. Historical displays School, 5 S. Clifton Dr. 9:45 a.m. & 11 and films. Planes taking off and landing. a.m. The Maryland Symphony Orchestra 301/733-8717. Percussion Trio performs free concerts for www.hagerstownaviationmuseum.com. preschool children. 301/797-4000. www.marylandsymphony.org. R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St., to 14 Kid’s Closet Connection Sale, Frederick. 2-3 p.m. Children read to The Frederick (MD) Fairgrounds, 797 E. Reading Education Assistance Dogs. For Patrick Street. Thurs. & Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; grades K-5. 301/600-7000. www.fcpl.org. Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Make money on your kids’ outgrown gently used Rustic Arts, Kaufman House at Fountain clothing, toys and accessories. Free Rock Park & Nature Center, 8511 Nature Center Place, Walkersville, MD. 2-3:30 p.m. admission. www.kidscloset.biz. “Stamp Carving.” Ages 8 & up. $18. Halfway Little League Annual Golf 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Tournament, Black Rock Golf Course, 20025 Mt Aetna Rd., Hagerstown. 7 a.m.-4 “Peter Pan,” The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 3 p.m. City Ballet p.m. Four-person scramble. Prizes, gift bags, and dinner following golf. 8:30 a.m. shotgun. School performance. $15-$60. 301/790$75 per person or $300 for foursome. 2000. www.mdtheatre.org/peter-pan.php. 301/331-9386. Academy of St. Cecilia Youth Orchestra, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick “Let’s Move: Buzzing Bees,” The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. St., Frederick. 4 p.m. Free, no ticket Market St., Frederick. 9:30-10:30 a.m. required. 301/600-2828. Explore the park and learn about some www.weinbergcenter.org. animal friends and their favorite foods and Saint Mary Catholic School Open exercise. Ages 2-3. $5 per child. PreHouse, 218 W. Washington St., registration recommended. Hagerstown. 5-7 p.m. Learn about our fully accredited Pre-K through 8th grade. Parents, 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Little Hands Cooking, Ballenger Creek teachers and students will be available to Community Building, 5420 Ballenger Creek give tours and answer questions of Pike, Frederick. 10-11:30 a.m. “Donut prospective parents. 301/733-1184. Chef.” Ages 2.5-5. $24. 301/600-2936. www.stmarycatholicschool.org. www.recreater.com. Banner School Open House, 1730 N. Spring Wildflower Walk, Shannondale Market St., Frederick. 9-11 a.m. Springs Wildlife Management Area, 4 miles Frederick Co.’s only non-sectarian, east of Charles Town. 10 a.m.-12 noon. independent, coeducational day school for Meet at the parking lot by the WMA boat Preschool through 8th grade. Tour the campus, complete an application, schedule launch site off Mission Rd. Family-friendly event. Free. 240/291-6465. a Shadow Day and Assessment, and more. www.potomacaudubon.org. RSVP to the admission office. 301/6959320, x12. www.BannerSchool.org. Memorial Ceremony, Adam Stephen Monument, South Queen St., Martinsburg. Music Lecture, Washington County Free 6:30 p.m. Part of Martinsburg Heritage Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown.
COMPILED BY SUZANNE HOVERMALE Festival 2017. www.orgsites.com/wv/ adam-stephen. “Equinox Little Big Band,” Waynesboro (PA) Area Senior High School, 550 E. Second St. 7:30 p.m. Presented by Waynesboro Community Concert Association. www.explorefranklincountypa.com. & 13 Berkeley Springs Plant Fair, Berkeley Springs (WV) State Park. Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Private vendors, Master Gardeners, children’s area, and more. Sponsored by the Morgan County Master Gardeners. www.berkeleysprings.com. Berkeley Springs (WV) Garden Tour. Maps available at the plant fair and visitor center. www.berkeleysprings.com. , 13 & 14 Circa Blue Fest, Fair Grounds, Harry D. Shelley Park, Martinsburg. Three-day festival of bluegrass, BBQ, camping, instrument & songwriting workshops, food, beer vendors and more. Tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/ event/2813932. www.circabluefest.com. Martinsburg Heritage Days, 309 E. John St., Martinsburg. Fri., 6:30 p.m. to Sun., 2:30 p.m. Weekend event celebrating Martinsburg’s heritage. Historic houses, tours, living historians, yard sale, memorial ceremony, and more. www.travelwv.com/events/ 1st Annual Veteran’s Fishing Day, Town’s fishing pond behind the Boonsboro (MD) Library, Potomac St. 301/432-5141. www.town.boonsboro.md.us. 5th Annual Indian Dash, Renfrew Museum & Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. 7 a.m.-12 noon. 100% student organized obstacle course and mud run by Waynesboro HS. Profit split between the Franklin County Save a Vet, Save a Pet program for Veterans and the Redneck Outlaws for pediatric cancer. www.boroindiandash.com/ www.renfrewmuseum.org. Tails on Trail 5K9 and BFF Run/Walk, Utica District Park, 10200-B Old Frederick Rd., Frederick. 7:30-10 a.m. 5K scenic trail through Utica District Park. Best Friend Fun Run is a 1-mile trail. Dogs who participate receive free admission to Bark in the Park following the race. One dog per runner. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. 4th Annual Splash Your Sole 5K, Norlo Park, Chambersburg. 8-9:30 a.m. Hosted by Summit Health. Race fee. www.greencastlepachamber.org. Pancake Breakfast, Trinity United Methodist Church, 220 W. Martin St., Martinsburg. 8-10 a.m. Guest speaker Robert Ambrose, Park Ranger at Fort Frederick State Park. The French & Indian War. Part of Martinsburg Heritage Festival. www.orgsites.com/wv/adam-stephen. Superhero 5K, Start and end at Halfway Park, 17901 Halfway Blvd., Hagerstown. 7:30 a.m., registration; 8:30 a.m., 5K; 9 a.m., fun walk. Come dressed as your favorite superheroes and race to “Save the Day” for Discovery Station. 3 fun-filled activities along the race course, and a 1-
mile fun walk for children and adults. Race fee. 301/790-0076. Run For Memories 5K, St. James School, 17641 College Rd., Hagerstown. 9 a.m. All proceeds donated to Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Maryland. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. www.facebook.com/RunForMemories. 17th Annual Mid-Maryland Celtic Festival, Mount Airy (MD) Fire Dept Carnival Grounds, 1003 Twin Arch Rd. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Experience Scotland and the Celtic nations. Highland games, Celtic rock and traditional music, bagpipes, Celtic items, Celtic foods and drinks (whisky, beer and mead). Familyoriented. Dog friendly. Honors veterans and wounded warriors. Admission. www.midmarylandcelticfestival.com. Bark In The Park, Utica District Park, 10200-B Old Frederick Rd., Frederick. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Recreational event for dog lovers. Off-leash areas, agility course, doggie fashion show and prizes, training/obedience demonstrations, exhibits, dog-related products, vendors, dog adoption opportunities, and more. $5 per dog. Limit of 2 dogs per owner. 301/6002936. www.recreater.com. Museum Ramble at Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Discovery Station will have free admission for the day. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. 9th Annual Boonsboro Green Fest, Shafer Memorial Park, 37 Park Dr., Boonsboro, MD. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Eco-friendly vendors, exhibitors and crafters share information about green products and offer demonstrations. 200 vendors, children’s activities, live music, food, wine & beer tent, drop-off recycling zone, clothing and sports equipment swap. Free admission and free parking. www.town.boonsboro.md.us. Free Tours of Historic Sites, Adam Stephen House & Tunnels, Triple Brick Museum, Belle Boyd House, Boydville, Martinsburg Roundhouse & Sumner-Ramer Museum. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Trolley rides. No admission charge. Donations welcome. Guest speakers at Belle Boyd House speak about the Old German Lutheran/Reformed Cemetery and WWI. Part of Martinsburg Heritage Festival. 304/267-4434. www.orgsites.com/wv/ adam-stephen. National Mini-Golf Day at Adventure Park USA, 11113 W. Baldwin Rd., Monrovia, MD. 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Two 18-hole miniature golf courses. Other attractions offered. 301/865-6800. Princesses in the Kitchen, Ballenger Creek Community Building, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Ages 4-6. “Snow White.” $30. 301/6002936. www.recreater.com. Explore and Create, Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. “Tree Day.” Ages 3-5. $5. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. National Herb Day at Schifferstadt, Schifferstadt Museum, 1110 Rosemont Ave., Frederick. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. In partnership with The Dancing Herbalist,
workshops are offered on making herbal salves, lotions and teas. Information sessions about plants in the Heritage Garden are featured. Free. 301/663-3885. “Mommy and Me: All About Mom,” Ballenger Creek Community Building, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. 2-4 p.m. Ages 5-10. $44. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Parent’s Night Out, Clark County Parks & Recreation, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 5-8:45 p.m. Kids come to the park for a pizza party, fun and games. Emergency forms must be completed. For ages 4-12. Must be potty trained. $20. $16 for each additional sibling. 540/9555140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 7 p.m. Tour of prehistoric Australia. Designed with the help of professional paleontologists and manned by skilled puppeteers, these larger-than-life creatures will delight and educate. Free children’s books distributed. Meet-and-greet tickets also available. Admission. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. & 14 To Garrison the Fort, Fort Frederick State Park, 11115 Fort Frederick Rd., Big Pool, MD. Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Experience life at the fort during the French and Indian War as members of the recreated Joshua Beall’s and Alexander Beall’s Maryland Companies garrison the fort. Park entrance fees apply. 301/842-2155. www.friendsoffortfrederick.info. Yard Sale, Adam Stephen House, East John Street, Martinsburg. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Part of Martinsburg Heritage Festival 2017. www.orgsites.com/wv/adam-stephen/ Art Exhibit, Triple Brick Museum, 313 E. John St., Martinsburg. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Part of Martinsburg Heritage Festival 2017. www.orgsites.com/wv/adam-stephen/. Visiting Artists Series, Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, 19 W. Cork Street, Winchester. 1-4 p.m. Expore art with a talented artist. 540/722-2020. www.discoverymuseum.net. to 28 Washington County Public School Art Exhibition, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Annual exhibition showcases the outstanding artwork of Washington County public school middle and high school students. Reception May 13, 1-3 p.m. 301/739-5727. www.wcmfa.org.
St., Frederick. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Celebrate Greek customs, authentic Greek cuisine, live music, and traditional dance performances by the Parathosi Dance Troupe. Beautiful Greek art, jewelry, books, religious icons, and more. 301/663-0663. Kinder Konzert, Hagerstown (MD) Community College, Kepler Theater, 11400 Robinwood Dr. 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. The Williamsport Choir performs free concerts for preschool children. 301/7974000. www.marylandsymphony.org. R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, Walkersville (MD) Public Library, 57 W. Frederick Street. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Children read to Reading Education Assistance Dogs. For grades K5. 301/845-8880. www.fcpl.org. to 21 Hagerstown Suns Home Baseball Games, Hagerstown (MD) Municipal Stadium, 274 East Memorial Boulevard. Thurs. & Fri., 7:05 p.m.; Sat., 6:05 p.m.; Sun., 2:05 p.m. Suns vs. Lakewood BlueClaws. Admission. 301/791-6266. www.hagerstownsuns.com. “Mommy & Me – B is for Bubbles,” The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Little ones and their caregivers engage in activities that explore historic toys, colors, numbers, letters, nature & art. Ages 1 ½-2. $6 per pair. Pre-registration recommended. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Watercolor Batik Workshop, Chambersburg (PA) Council for the Arts, 81 N. Main St. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Create a painting using hot wax and water colors. For teens and adults. $45, plus material fee. 717/264-6883. www.councilforthearts.net Movie Night at the Park, Sam Michaels Park, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah Junction, WV. 8:45 p.m. “Finding Dory.” Bring your blankets and chairs. Movie begins at sundown. Free admission. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. & 20 Arts Triumphant Dance Theater, Berkeley Springs High School, 149 Concord Ave., Berkeley Springs. 7:30 p.m. www.berkeleysprings.com. , 20 & 21 Steam Engine and Tractor Show, Williams Grove Steam Engine Show Grounds, Williams Grove Rd., Williams Grove, PA. Steam traction engines, an old PRR steam train, antique tractors, working sawmill, model train exhibit, two museums and food. Free admission. Tractor pulls May 19 at 7 p.m. Consignment sale May 20 beginning at 8 a..m. Farmers Flea Market May 21 from sunrise to 2 p.m. 717/766-4001. Happy Mother’s Day! 2017 National Pike Festival & Wagon Train, Washington Mother’s Day Tea, Kernstown Battlefield, 610 Battle Park Co., MD. Wagon Train encampment at Plumb Grove in Dr., Winchester. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The Gettysburg unit of Civil Clear Spring, MD on Fri. Departs Sat. at 9 a.m. to War Historical Impressions join us for tea. General Thomas Hagerstown with encampment at Funkstown Community Park. Departs Sun. at 10 a.m., ending at Shafer Park in J. “Stonewall” Jackson and his personal physician, Dr. Hunter H. McGuire are special guests. Period or business Boonsboro. Wagon train travels 40 miles with casual dress appreciated. $10. www.kernstownbattle.org. encampments, visiting old-fashioned town festivals celebrating the road that made a nation. 240/625-2179. Paws to Read, Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung www.nationalpikefestival.org. St., Frederick. 2-3 p.m. Children read to Reading Greencastle Seasonal Marketplace, Center Education Assistance Dogs. For grades K-5. 301/600Square, Greencastle, PA. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Artisans & 7003. www.fcpl.org. craftsmen, fresh produce, baked goods, homemade and “Incredible Feets!” Footworks Percussive Dance hot foods, & more. 717/597-4610. Ensemble, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, www.greencastlepachamber.com. Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. Ballet & All That Jazz 29th Annual Dance Recital, The 2:30 p.m. Ticketed event. $10, non-museum members; Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 10 free, museum members and children 12 & under. a.m., 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Admission. 301/790-2000. 301/739-5727. www.wcmfa.org. www.mdtheatre.org. Mother’s Day Concert, Springfield Farm Barn, 12 Learn to Ride, Jefferson County Community Center, rear Springfield Lane, Williamsport, MD. 3 p.m. Concert by parking lot, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah Williamsport Community Band. 301/223-7229. Junction, WV. 10 a.m.-12 noon. JCPRC staff will be outside www.williamsportmd.gov. to help your child learn to ride a bike. Ages 4-10. $18. Wee Naturalists: Flowers Are Calling, Yankauer Nature Preserve, Whiting’s Neck Rd., off Scrabble Rd. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. between Shepherdstown and Martinsburg. 9:30-11 a.m. $5 Stories ALIVE, Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, 19 W. Cork Street, Winchester. 11 a.m. Local authors and per child/adult pair. www.potomacaudubon.org. storytellers share their favorite tales. 540/722-2020. Women Through History Program Seminar, Renfrew www.discoverymuseum.net. Museum & Park, Visitors Center Wagon Shed, 1010 E. “Paper Triangle Oreo Challenge,” Discovery Station, 101 Main St., Waynesboro, PA. 7 p.m. “The Story of Emma W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 11 a.m. Hands-on activity Nicodemus.” 717/762-4723. www.renfrewmuseum.org. introduces children to basic engineering skills. 301/790WCPS Awards Ceremony, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Kaylor Atrium, Hagerstown (MD) 0076. www.discoverystation.org. City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. 6-7:30 p.m. 301/739- National Kids to Parks Day, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 5727. www.wcmfa.org. Meet in the Picnic Area. Enjoy activities from our Junior to 21 Sts. Peter & Paul Spring Greek Festival, Sts. Peter & Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 920 W. 7th
Ranger booklets, Family Discovery Backpacks, Geocaching Adventures, and more. 540/592-3566. Kidz Fest, Old Town Winchester. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Familyfriendly event. More than 60 interactive exhibits highlighting education, art, music and sports. Performances on the Old Court House Civil War Museum lawn throughout the day. Free admission. www.oldtownwinchesterva.com/kidz-fest. Tissue-Dyed Scarves Class, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. 1-3 p.m. For grades 1-5. Pre-registration required. 301/739-5727, x124. http://wcmfa.org/artclasses/bowman-sponsored-free-classes/ “Industrial Commons,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. Educational STEM program. Discovery Station is pleased to host Industrial Commons – a local non-profit makerspace. 301/7900076. www.discoverystation.org. Paint Night at the Park, Clark County Parks & Recreation, Chet Hobert Park, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 68:30 p.m. “Flower Basket on a Bicycle.” Children ages 10+ can register to paint if they are painting alongside of registered parent. $35. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. & 21 Family Fun and History Days, Stonewall Jackson’s Headquarters Museum, 415 N. Braddock St., Winchester. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Living history weekend with Civil War encampment. Civil War medical tent, camp life, musket firing, and troop drilling. Encampment free. Tours $5. 540/662-6550. www.winchesterhistory.org. Railroad Heritage Days, Hagerstown (MD) Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Boulevard; Ridge Avenue Park & City Park in Hagerstown. Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 12 noon-5 p.m. Family event that includes Thomas the Tank trackless train ride, G, O, & HO model railroads, historic railroad, military and fire equipment displays, and games. 301/739-4665. www.roundhouse.org. “Dance Then, Dance Now,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 1 p.m. Mid-Maryland Performing Arts Center. Admission. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. The Frederick Chorale, Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ, 15 W. Church St., Frederick. Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m. “American Voices.” The Frederick Chorale presents an assortment of American secular music. Free. 301/788-7005. and June 17 Astronomy For Everyone, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 8:30-11:30 p.m. Join volunteer Ambassadors from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab for a halfhour multimedia presentation on the latest in the United States’ space research. Then look at deep space objects through telescopes. $5 per vehicle. 540/592-3566. to June 18 “The Magnificent Mouse Detective Agency,” Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick. Sat. & Sun., 1:30 p.m. Admission. www.marylandensemble.org. Maryland Endurance Challenge, Mount St. Mary’s University, 16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd., Emmitsburg, MD. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Fundraiser for SHIP of Frederick County, MD. Includes 3-hour, 6-hour, and 12-hour timed bike rides in scenic northern Frederick County. 240/415-8971. and June 18 Meet The Beekeepers, Sky Meadows State Park, historic area, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 1-3 p.m. Meet the local apiarists. 540/592-3566. Flags For Heroes Display, Rotary Park of Long Meadow, 325 Northern Ave., Hagerstown. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The Rotary Club of Long Meadow is honoring ‘heroes’ at the second annual Flags for Heroes display during the Memorial Day Holiday. Sponsorships available. 301/9926477 or 412/915-2234. R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dog), Boonsboro (MD) Library, 401 Potomac St. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Children improve their reading and communication skills by reading to an animal. 301/432-5723. www.washcolibrary.org. United States Navy Band Country Current, Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster, MD. 7 p.m. Country-bluegrass ensemble. Free. 410/848-7272. www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org.
May , Free Movie Night, Smithsburg 23 Library, 66 E. Water St. 7 p.m. “La La Land.” Rated PG-13. 301/824-7722.
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Jon-z Live in Concert, The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. 8 p.m. Admission. 717/263-0202. www.thecapitoltheatre.org. & 28 Delaplane Strawberry Festival, Sky Meadows State Park, www.washcolibrary.org. 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 10 to June 2 Boonsboro Carnival, a.m.-5 p.m. Hayrides, old fashioned field Shafer Park, Boonsboro, MD. 5 p.m. games, dancing, music, magic, storytelling, kitchen & rides open every night. crafts, petting farm, antique car show, bake Amusement rides and games, food, free sale, hikes, face painting, corn hole nightly entertainment by well-known bands, tournament, tours of Mount Bleak House, and fireworks. 301/432-6979. strawberries and more. 540/592-3566. 44th Annual Hampstead Day, www.emmanuel-delaplane.org/DelaplaneArcadia Volunteer Company Carnival Strawberry-Festival. Grounds, Arcadia Ave. Upperco, MD. 8 a.m.- Living History Weekend, Antietam National 4 p.m. Entertainment, food, craft vendors, Battlefield, 5831 Dunker Church Rd., car & tractor show, puppet show, blow up Sharpsburg, MD. Sat., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 slide and more. 920/474-5215. p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. musket firing Saturday Morning Story Time – Ben demos. Volunteers portraying the 24th Franklin, The Children’s Museum of Rose North Carolina, Company B. Tour the unit’s Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., camp and learn about what daily life was Frederick. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Explore the like for the average Confederate soldier. history of a famous American with a story, $10 per car or $5 per person. 301/432history and art activities. Ages 2-4. $5. Pre- 5124. www.heartofthecivilwar.org. registration recommended. , 28 & 29 Last Full Measure of 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Devotion, Monocacy National Woodsfest, The Woods, 1630 The Woods Battlefield, Visitor Center, 5201 Urbana Pike, Rd., Hedgesville, WV. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Frederick. Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. & Mon., Artisanship, entertainment, food and fun 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Join the NPS over Memorial for the whole family. Email Day weekend in honoring the casualties of firstname.lastname@example.org. the Battle of Monocacy as 2,200 flags are placed in their honor. Memorial Day specific R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, Brunswick programs offered throughout weekend. Free. (MD) Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Children read to Reading 301/662-3515. Education Assistance Dogs. For grades K-5. Get Into Nature Weekend, Fort Frederick 301/600-7250. www.fcpl.org. State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Rd., Big Pool, MD. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Self-guided and Annual Sharpsburg Memorial Day Commemoration & Parade, 11 am wreath staff-led outdoor nature and recreation activities. Special stargazing astronomy laying ceremony in Sharpsburg (MD) town square. 1:30 pm parade, 3 pm ceremony in program on Sat. night. Park entrance fees apply. 301/842-2155. Antietam National Cemetery. Oldest www.friendsoffortfrederick.info. continuous Memorial Day Parade in U.S. 301/432-6854. Adventure Park USA Memorial Day Weekend Special, 11113 W. Baldwin Rd., R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, Thurmont Monrovia, MD. 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Two 18(MD) Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd. 11 hole miniature golf courses, rock wall, a.m.-12 noon. Children read to Reading Education Assistance Dogs. For grades K-5. ropes course and adventures for the whole family. 301/865-6800. 301/600-7200. www.fcpl.org. Family Movie, Boonsboro (MD) Library, 401 www.visitfrederick.org. YMCA Dance … Is On The Move, Potomac St. 11:30 a.m. “Sing.” Rated PG. Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. 301/432-5723. www.washcolibrary.org. Car Show and Parade, Paw Paw, WV. 1 p.m. Patrick St., Frederick. 1 p.m. $12, ages 3 & up. 301/600-2828. www.frederickymca.org. www.berkeleysprings.com. Green Hill Cemetery Tour, 126 E. Race Rd., www.weinbergcenter.org. Youth Festival – Passport To Fun, Renfrew Martinsburg. 1-3 p.m. Berkeley County Museum & Park, 1010 E. Main St., Historical Society. Part of Martinsburg Waynesboro, PA. 1-5:30 p.m. “Celebrate Heritage Festival 2017. Diversity- Embrace Unity.” Variety of www.orgsites.com/wv/adam-stephen/. workshops, demonstrations, activities, Washington County Truck & Tractor Pull, exhibits, and entertainment. 717/762Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, 0373. www.renfrewinstitute.org. Memorial Day Bird Walk at Final MD. 6 p.m. Washington County Tractor Attack Trail, Final Attack Trail/Otto Pullers and East Coast Pullers. Diesel truck Farm, Antietam National Battlefield, hot rod semi; super stock tractor; two and Sharpsburg, MD. 7:30 a.m. Meet at four wheel trucks. 301/573-1990. www.washingtoncountytractorpullers.com. Burnside Bridge parking area. Free. 240/291-6465. www.potomacaudubon.org. Free Movie Night, Bridge of Life Center, 30th Annual Loudoun Street Mile, 135 N. Hagerstown. 7 p.m. Enjoy a movie, free popcorn and soda in a safe, family-friendly Loudoun St., Winchester. 8 a.m. One-mile road race on the Loudoun Street in Historic environment. www.BridgeofLife.org. cont. from page 29
Old Town. Fitness walk, tot trot, girl’s, boy’s, women’s and men’s race. Serves as the RRCA Virginia State Championship race. www.loudounstreetmile.com. Rest Haven Memorial Celebration, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. 11 a.m. A memorial honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice, veterans, and families. Amazing Grace and Echo Taps performed by bagpiper. Music by Appalachian Wind Quintet. www.rsthvn.com. CVSM Community Symphonic Band Memorial Day Concert, Memorial Park, Chambersburg. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Program of concert band music including patriotic, classical, jazz, marches, and more. Free. www.cvsmusic.org. , 30 & 31 Hagerstown Suns Home Baseball Games, Hagerstown (MD) Municipal Stadium, 274 East Memorial Boulevard. 7:05 p.m. Suns vs. Delmarva Shorebirds. Admission. 301/791-6266. www.hagerstownsuns.com. to June 3 Union Bridge Fire Company Carnival, Union Bridge (MD) Fire Company Carnival Grounds. 6-10 p.m. Games, raffles, rides, food and entertainment. Lunch available 11:30 a.m.1 p.m. 410/775-7422. Observational Drawing Class, Chambersburg (PA) Council for the Arts, 81 N. Main St. 1-3 p.m. Instructor Thomas Tholen. For adults & teens. 717/264-6883. www.councilforthearts.net. 18th Annual Pete Wright Memorial Track & Field Series, North Hagerstown (MD) High School, Callas Stadium, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. 6:30 p.m. Low-key track meet for all ages, abilities and experience levels. 5:45-7:30 p.m. registration. No entry fees for students thru college-age. www.cvac-md.us.
recommended. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Family Fun on the Farm, DeVaux Farms, Berryville, VA. 6-8 p.m. Explore the farm and visit with the horses. For all ages. $20 per family. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Movie Night at The Park, Sam Michaels Park, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah Junction, WV. 8:45 p.m. “Moana.” Bring your blankets and chairs. Movie begins at sundown. Free admission. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. to 4 Frederick Festival of the Arts, Carroll Creek Park, 100 S. East St., Frederick. Fri., 7-9 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Showcase of the finest national artists. Fine art, food, and music. www.visitfrederick.org. “Dancing on the Edge,” Old Opera House, 204 N. George St., Charles Town. Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 2:30 p.m. Old Opear House Dance Studio 2017 Spring Recital. Advance reservations recommended. Admission. 304/725-4420. www.oldoperahouse.org. Bird Walk, C&O Canal towpath in the Williamsport (MD) area. 7:30-9:30 a.m. Participants should meet at the Canal Visitor Center at the Cushwa Basin. Free. 240/2916465. www.potomacaudubon.org. Garden Fest, Belle Grove Plantation, 336 Belle Grove Rd., Middletown, VA. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Master Gardener Plant Sale, workshops, vendors, children’s trail & activities, petting farm, sheep dog demos & more. 540/869-2028. www.nsvmga.org. Ranson (WV) Festival and Car Show. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Family-friendly festival. Music, food, vendors, children’s activities, car show & more. www.ransonwv.us Colonial Children’s Day: Fun and Games, Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Rd., Big Pool, MD. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Hands-on 18th century fun and games. Lunch is included. Ages 8-12. Fee and Family BINGO Night, Brunswick (MD) advanced registration required. 301/842Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. 6:302155. www.friendsoffortfrederick.info. 7:30 p.m. 301/600-7250. Renfrew Summer Concert Series, Renfrew Kids Let’s Cook, Ballenger Creek Museum & Park, 1010 E. Main St., behind Community Building, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., the Museum House, Waynesboro, PA. 7 ages 8-12; 2-4 p.m., ages 5-7. $34. p.m. Featuring “Lucky Punk.” Free. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. www.renfrewmuseum.org. “Sound Sandwiches,” Discovery Station, to 4 22nd Annual Western Maryland Blues Fest, Hagerstown (MD) City Center 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 11 a.m. Hands-on program that will educate & City Park. Music, food and fun. Fabulous children on the basic components of sound line-up of national, regional and local production. 301/790-0076. musical acts. www.blues-fest.org. www.discoverystation.org. Hagerstown Suns Home Baseball Games, Family Film, Handley Library, 100 W. Hagerstown (MD) Municipal Stadium, 274 Piccadilly St., Winchester. 12 noon. East Memorial Boulevard. Thurs. & Fri., 7:05 p.m.; Sat., 6:05 p.m.; Sun., 2:05 p.m. “Moana.” Free. Reservations helpful. 540/662-9041, x11. Suns vs. Columbia Fireflies. Admission. AHA CPR & First Aid Class, Clark County 301/791-6266. Parks & Recreation, 225 Al Smith Circle, www.hagerstownsuns.com. First Friday Fun, The Children’s Museum Berryville, VA. 12:30-4:30 p.m. For ages 16 of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market & up. $55. 540/955-5140. St., Frederick. 9:30-10:30 a.m. “A House Is A www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, Edward F. Fry House For Me” Program for ages 2-4. Story Library at Point of Rocks, 1635 Ballenger with art and history exploration, activities, Creek Pike. 1-2 p.m. Children read to and crafts. $5. Pre-registration
Reading Education Assistance Dogs. For grades K-5. 301/874-4560. www.fcpl.org. Family Movie, Washington County Free Library, Community Room, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. “Angry Birds.” 301/739-3250. www.washcolibrary.org. Creative Outlet Drop-In Art Session, Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. 3-5 p.m. Theme: “China: Dragon Boat Festival decorations.” $2 per artist. 301/6980656. www.delaplaine.org. June First Saturday – I ART Downtown Frederick. 5-9 p.m. Check out the murals and artists, and enjoy shopping, dining, gallery openings and live music. 301/6988118. www.visitfrederick.org. & 4 11th Annual North Mountain Arts Festival, Orr’s Farm Market, 682 Orr Dr., Martinsburg. Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Over 50 local and regional artists. Juried festival features music, food, tractor rides, pottery, weaving, wood turning, photography, painting, jewelry, fabric art, stained glass, quilts, and much more. 304/263-1168. www.NorthMountainArtsFestival.com. 24/7 Dance, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 1 & 6 p.m. “15 Years Ago Today.” Recital. Admission. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. 3rd Annual Color ME Clarke CCEF 5K Fun Run/Walk, Clark County Parks & Recreation, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 9 a.m. Benefits Clarke County Public Schools. Register online: https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Berryville/ ColorMeClarke. 703/772-1877. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Rustic Arts, Kaufman House at Fountain Rock Park & Nature Center, 8511 Nature Center Place, Walkersville, MD. 2-3:30 p.m. “Book Binding.” Ages 8 & up. $18. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Make and Take Craft Program, Washington County Free Library, Community Room, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 6 p.m. Registration requested. 301/739-3250. www.washcolibrary.org. , 14, 21 & 28 Stories and Stuff, Jim Barnett Park, Amphitheater, 1001 E. Cork St., Winchester. 10 a.m. Come for a story, craft or activity. Adult must stay with child. Ages 3-5. Free. 540/662-4946. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. Renfrew Summer Concert Series, Renfrew Museum & Park, 1010 E. Main St., behind the Museum House, Waynesboro, PA. 7 p.m. Featuring “Tresa Day Trio.” Free. www.renfrewmuseum.org. , 15, 22 & 29 Family Movies on the Mall, 1840 Courthouse Lawn, Winchester. Enjoy a family fun evening in Old Town under the starts. Dusk. Movies: Secret Life of Pets (6/8), Sing (6/15), The BFG (6/22) and The Angry Birds Movie (6/29). Free. 540/662-4946. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. “Let’s Move: Crawling Caterpillars,” The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Explore the park and learn about some animal friends and their favorite foods and exercise. Ages 2-3. $5 per child. Pre-registration recommended. 301/6002936. www.recreater.com. Little Hands Cooking, Ballenger Creek Community Building, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. 10-11:30 a.m. “Everyone Loves Bacon.” Ages 2.5-5. $24. 301/6002936. www.recreater.com.
Music & Movies: School’s Out Anime Party, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 2-4:30 p.m. For grades 4-12. 301/600-1630. www.fcpl.org. Movie Night, Jim Barnett Park, 1001 E. Cork St., Winchester. 8:30 p.m. “Storks.” Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a movie under the stars at the amphitheater. Free. 540/662-4946. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. & 10 Smithsburg Pride Days, Smithsburg, MD. Community event with concessions, kids zone, vendors, parade, cornhole tournament, and much more. 866/667-1572. www.smithsburgpridedays.com. www.townofsmithsburg.org. to 12 Hagerstown Suns Home Baseball Games, Hagerstown (MD) Municipal Stadium, 274 East Memorial Boulevard. Fri., 7:05 p.m.; Sat., 6:05 p.m.; Sun. & Mon., 2:05 p.m. Suns vs. Lakewood BlueClaws. Admission. 301/791-6266. www.hagerstownsuns.com. AOPA Wings ‘n Wheels, AOPA Headquarters at Frederick Municipal Airport, 421 Aviation Way, Frederick. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Get up close to some of the coolest aircraft, late-model cars, and custom/classic cars and motorcycles. Talk with pilots and owners, and cast your vote for your favorite classic and custom car or motorcycle. 301/695-2129. www.visitfrederick.org. National Get Outdoors Day, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kid’s fishing day and self-guided adventures. 540/5923566. Princesses in the Kitchen, Ballenger Creek Community Building, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Ages 4-6. “Belle.” $30. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. “Egg Drop Challenge,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 11 a.m. Children will build a contraption that will protect an uncooked egg from an 8 ft. drop. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. City Ballet Annual Spring Recital, The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. Showcasing choreography selections for each class. Admission. 301/790-2000. www.mdtheatre.org. Paint Night at the Park, Clarke County Parks & Recreation, Chet Hobert Park, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 5-7:30 p.m. “Bald Eagle American Flag.” Children ages 10+ can register to paint if they are painting alongside of registered parent. $35. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. I Can Camp! Catoctin Creek Park & Nature Center, 2929 Sumantown Rd., Middletown, MD. 6:30 p.m.-9 a.m. Join the Great American Camp Out. Bring your own tent, sleeping bag and snacks. Registration is for a parent/child pair. Ages 5 & up. $10. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. 45th Celebration – Community Day at River and Trail Outfitters, 604 Valley Rd., Knoxville, MD. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tubing, free hot dogs, climbing wall, and more. 301/834-9950. R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Children read to Reading Education Assistance Dogs. For grades K-5. 301/600-1630. www.fcpl.org.
Paws To Read, Urbana Library, 9020 Amelung St., Frederick. 2-3 p.m. Children read to Reading Education Assistance Dogs. For grades K-5. 301/600-7003. www.fcpl.org. & 12 Farm Fest, Washington County Rural Heritage Museum, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD. 1-4 p.m. Celebrate the farming heritage of our area. Special features highlight local agricultura. 240/420-1714. www.ruralheritagemuseum.org. Dance Unlimited Annual Recital Showcase, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. Sun., 2 p.m.; Mon., 7 p.m. Admission. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. www.danceunlimitedfrederick.com. to August 27 Summer Concert Series, Baker Park, Band Shell, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick. Sundays, 7-8:30 p.m. Local and regional performers. In lieu of admission, canned food and cash donations will be accepted to benefit the Frederick Food Bank. 301/600-2844. Summer Concert Series, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Peter Buys Band Shell, 501 Virginia Ave. Sun., 7:30 p.m. Hagerstown Municipal Band presents a variety of marches, overtures, and show tunes. 103rd Season. Free. www.hagerstownband.org. Bird Walk, Harpers Ferry National Park, North Schoolhouse Ridge. 7-10 a.m. Free. www.potomacaudubon.org. Banner School Open House, 1730 N. Market St., Frederick. 9-11 a.m. Frederick County’s only non-sectarian, independent, coeducational day school for children in Preschool through 8th grade. RSVP to admission office. 301/695-9320, x12. www.BannerSchool.org. Teddy Bear Picnic, For the Kids, By George Children’s Musem, Caperton Train Station, 229 E. Martin St., Martinsburg. 2 p.m. Bring a blanket and your favorite teddy bear for a picnic at the historic Boydville mansion. Hear stories from a woman whose father was the last child to grow up in the house. Ages 4-10. 304/264-9977. www.forthekidsbygeorge.org. Make-it, Take-it Family Craft Night, Clear Spring (MD) Library, 12624 Broadfording Rd. 5-6:45 p.m. 301/8422730. www.washcolibrary.org. Renfrew Summer Concert Series, Renfrew Museum & Park, 1010 E. Main St., behind the Museum House, Waynesboro, PA. 7 p.m. Featuring “US Navy Band Country Current.” Free. www.renfrewmuseum.org. “Mommy & Me – T is for Tops,” The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 9:3010:30 a.m. Little ones and their caregivers engage in activities that explore historic toys, colors, numbers, letters, nature & art. Ages 1 ½-2. $6 per pair. Pre-registration recommended. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Movie Night on the Creek, Carroll Creek Amphitheater, Carroll Creek Park, Frederick. 7 p.m. Free movie. 301/6988118. www.visitfrederick.org. Movie Night at the Park, Sam Michaels Park, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah Junction, WV. 8:45 p.m. “The Secret Life of Pets.” Bring your blankets and chairs. Movie begins at sundown. Free admission. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. Clarke County Night, Family Drive-In Theatre, 5890 Valley Pike, Stephens City, VA. Disney movie, “Cars 3,” and fun and
games. Portion of concession sales support Clarke County Parks and Recreation. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. www.thefamilydriveintheatre.com. & 30 Bubble Van, Jim Barnett Park, Amphitheater, 1001 E. Cork St., Winchester. 9-10 a.m. Fun and activities for all. Free. 540/662-4946. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. Family Day Fishing Rodeo, Jim Barnett Park, Wilkins Lake Pavilion, 1001 E. Cork St., Winchester. 7-10 a.m. Prizes awarded in eight divisions for the largest fish. VA State Fishing regulations apply. Register in advance or day-of. Ages 4 & up. $5. 540/662-4946. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. Stories ALIVE, Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, 19 W. Cork Street, Winchester. 11 a.m. Local authors and storytellers share their favorite tales. 540/722-2020. www.discoverymuseum.net. “Junior Monarch Alliance,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 11 a.m. Monthly programs that encourage citizen science and monarch conservation among our youth. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. Frontier Day at Schifferstadt, Schifferstadt Museum, 1110 Rosemont Ave., Frederick. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Investigate how early settlers lived near Fredericktown in the 1750s. Enjoy a scavenger hunt and tours of the house museum and garden. Free. 301/663-3885. “Daddy and Me Cooking: All About Dad,” Ballenger Creek Community Building, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. 2-4 p.m. Ages 5-10. $44. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Free Movie Night, Bridge of Life Center, Hagerstown. 7 p.m. Enjoy “The Lego Batman Movie,” free popcorn and soda in a safe, family-friendly environment. www.BridgeofLife.org. and July 15 Campfire! Fountain Rock Park, 8511 Nature Center Place, Walkersville, MD. 8-10 p.m. Discover the nocturnal side of the park. All ages. $5. Children under age 3 are free. 301/6002936. www.recreater.com. to August 27 “Cinderella Soc Hop,” Wonderment Puppet Theater, 412 W. King St., Martinsburg. Sat. & Sun., 1 p.m. $6. Free admission for children under age 2. 304/258-4074. www.wondermentpuppets.com.
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9020 Amelung St., Frederick. 2-3 p.m. Children read to Reading Education Assistance Dogs. For grades K-5. 301/6007003. www.fcpl.org. Urbana Friends Game Night, Urbana Regional Library, Anthony M. Natelli Community Room, 9020 Amelung St., Frederick. 7-8 p.m. Teens and young adults with special needs are invited to play board games with the teen advisory board. Board games and snacks provided. 301/6007003. www.fcpl.org. to 23 Junior Ranger Week, Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Rd., Big Pool, MD. 9-11:30 a.m. daily for ages 4-7. 1:30-4 p.m. daily for ages 8-12. Hands-on nature learning experience. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. 301/842-2155. www.friendsoffortfrederick.info.
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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS
Antietam Recreation Summer Camp..........................................................9
Authentic Community Theatre ..................................................................11 The Banner School ....................................................................................10
Children’s Tree House W.O.W. Adventure Camp.....................................22 Clarke Co. Parks & Recreation Summer Camps & Programs .................................................................19 Cluggy’s Family Amusements ...................................................................32 Dance Unlimited.........................................................................................13
Discovery Station .........................................................................................7
Educare Learning Center ........................................................................11
Frederick Pediatric Dental Associates........................................................5 Frederick Pediatric Dentistry .....................................................................3
Inwood Performing Arts .............................................................................21 Kids First Swim Schools ..............................................................................3 The Light of the Child Montessori School................................................21
Marianne Riley Psychotherapy ....................................................................7
Jeffrey Pearlman, D.D.S. & Melanie Newman, D.D.S, Children’s Dentistry ......................................................Inside Front Cover
The Pediatric Center of Frederick ...........................................................24
Pediatric Dental Center of Frederick ...............................................................................Back Cover
Powhatan School Summer Camp.............................................................20 ProDesign ....................................................................................................24
Rocky Knoll School Summer Daycare Progam .......................................21 Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum...................................................20
Shepherdstown School of Dance .............................................................23 Shepherd University Music Preparatory Dept. ........................................................................22 Smile Frederick Orthodontics .........................................Inside Back Cover
Toothman Orthodontics ...............................................................................4 Tuscarora Primary Care (WVU Medicine) ...................................................4
Urgent Care (WVU Medicine).......................................................................4 Washington County Health Dept.................................................................5 Whitetail Adventure Camps .......................................................................17
WIC of Frederick & Washington Co., MD....................................................1
June , Free Movie Night, Smithsburg (MD) 20 Library, 66 E. Water St. 7 p.m. “Moana.” 301/824-7722.
Great American Campout, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 12 noon Sat. to 12 noon Sun. Advance reservation needed. 540/592-3566. R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, www.washcolibrary.org. Urbana Regional Library, 9020 to 24 Miss Maryland and Miss Amelung St., Frederick. 2-3 p.m. Children Maryland’s Outstanding Teen read to Reading Education Assistance Scholarship Pageant, The Maryland Dogs. For grades K-5. 301/600-7003. Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. www.fcpl.org. Wed.-Fri., Preliminaries at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Bubbles and Wands, Jim Barnett Final Crowning at 7 p.m. Admission. Park, Amphitheater, 1001 E. Cork 301/790-2000. www.mdtheatre.org. St., Winchester. 10-11:30 a.m. Ages 10www.missmd.org. 12. Free. Register by 6/21. to 25 Hagerstown Suns Home 540/662-4946. Baseball Games, Hagerstown (MD) www.winchesterva.gov/parks. Municipal Stadium, 274 East Memorial R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Boulevard. Thurs. & Fri., 7:05 p.m.; Sat., Dog), Boonsboro (MD) Library, 401 6:05 p.m.; Sun., 2:05 p.m. Suns vs. Potomac St. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Children Greensboro Grasshoppers. Admission. improve their reading and communication 301/791-6266. skills by reading to an animal. 301/432www.hagerstownsuns.com. 5723. www.washcolibrary.org. Renfrew Institute’s 20th Annual Family Tunes and Tales: Kids Go Chesapeake Bay Supper Classic Concert with Frederick Fundraiser 2017, Waynesboro (PA) Symphony Orchestra, Urbana Regional Country Club, 11000 Country Club Rd. Library, 9020 Amelung St., Frederick. 5:30 p.m. Evening of food, fun and frolic 6:30-7:15 p.m. Music masterpieces come featuring steamed blue crabs from the Bay, to life in this narrated concert. Musical side dishes, desserts, and Bay-related instrument petting zoo. Grades K-5. activities. Silent and live auctions. 301/600-7000. www.fcpl.org. Reservations required. Admission. R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, Middletown 717/762-0373. www.renfrewinstitute.org. (MD) Branch Library, 101 Prospect Street. to August 19 Saturday 6:30-7:30 p.m. Children read to Reading Morning Story Time – Thomas Education Assistance Dogs. For grades KJefferson, The Children’s Museum of Rose 5. 301/371-7560. www.fcpl.org. Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Renfrew Summer Concert Series, Frederick. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Explore the Renfrew Museum & Park, 1010 E. history of a famous American with a story, Main St., behind the Museum House, history and art activities. Ages 2-4. $5. Pre- Waynesboro, PA. 7 p.m. Featuring “Mateo registration recommended. Munk.” Free. www.renfrewmuseum.org. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. to August 10 Summerfest Family Float, Catoctin Creek Park & Family Theatre, Baker Park, Band Nature Center, 2929 Sumantown Rd., Shell, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick. Middletown, MD. 10 a.m.-12 noon. Enjoy Thursdays, 10 a.m. Free children’s a short float down the Catoctin Creek with entertainment featuring local, regional and staff. Tubes and PFDs provided. Ages 5 & national performers showcasing comedy, up. Each family member must be music, dance, and more. In lieu of registered. $10. 301/600-2936. admission, donations of canned food or www.recreater.com. cash will be accepted to benefit the “Ocean Conservation,” Discovery Station, Frederick Food Bank. 301/600-2844. 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 2 Outdoor Movie Series, Clark p.m. Hands-on STEAM program that County Parks & Recreation, Chet educates children on the dangers of Hobert Park, 225 Al Smith Circle, ocean pollution and what they can do to Berryville, VA. 8:30 p.m. “Secret Life of help stop pollution in our waterways. Pets.” Free family entertainment. 301/790-0076. 540/955-5140. www.discoverystation.org. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. & 25 To Garrison the Fort, Fort Frederick State Park, 11115 Fort Frederick Rd., Big Pool, MD. Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Experience life Independence Day Celebration & during the American Revolutionary War as Fireworks, Jefferson County Community members of the recreated Maryland Center, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Independent Rifles garrison the fort. Park Shenandoah Junction, WV. Fireworks and entrance fees apply. 301/842-2155. fun for the whole family. All ages. Free. www.friendsoffortfrederick.info. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. Living History Weekend, Antietam Rockin’ Independence Eve, Old Town National Battlefield, 5831 Dunker Church Winchester. Free family-oriented event Rd., Sharpsburg, MD. Volunteers for all ages. Live music, contests, activities, portraying the 28th and 18th North beer and wine garden, and fireworks Carolina Infantry. Musket firing demos. display at 9:20 p.m. 540/662-4946. $10 per car or $5 per person. 301/432www.winchesterva.gov/parks. 5124. www.heartofthecivilwar.org. cont. from page 31
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