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What Motherhood Is to Me By

KATy ClARK

“Motherhood is buying a shirt for your daughter that she tried on and loved in the store only to have her refuse to wear it when she gets home because it’s too itchy.“

This was the status update I posted on my Facebook page recently. It’s so simple, yet so true. There are many more truths about motherhood that have come to me since I posted about the shirt. Truths about what motherhood is that apply right now, at this time in my life, as a working mom to two school-age kids. Truths such as: Motherhood is finding your best towel on the floor because it was used to clean up the Barbie pool. Motherhood is spending the last dollar in your wallet on your kids. Motherhood is getting the worst manicure from your daughter, but thinking it’s the best manicure.

Motherhood is signing health forms and tracking vaccinations. Again and again and again. Motherhood is holding hands, giving piggyback rides, and throwing Wiffle balls. Motherhood is watching your son drop a ball in a baseball game and get benched the next inning. Motherhood is watching the coach’s son drop a ball in a baseball game and NOT get benched the next inning. Motherhood is stocking up on your kids’ favorite cereal because it’s on sale, only to find out when you get home and unpack those 6 boxes

that it is no longer your kids’ favorite cereal. Motherhood is demanding your kids go to bed, wash their hair, and wear sunscreen because it’s good for them. Motherhood is learning how to dab from your kids. Motherhood is being told, “Mom, you can NEVER dab in public!” by your kids. Motherhood is sitting through episodes of Full House, Andi Mack or Henry Danger on TV. Again and again and again. Motherhood is wishing you had $1 for every time one of your kids asked, “What’s for dinner?” Motherhood is wishing you could actually make something for dinner that your kids would eat. Motherhood is watching your waistline – and your heart – grow bigger. Motherhood is…the best. The best. That is what motherhood is to me.

Katy Clark has written for Ann Arbor Family Magazine since 2008 and has been published in national and regional magazines such as Pregnancy, Atlanta Parent, Suburban Parent, and on sites including Scary Mommy, Your Teen for Parents, Mamalode and many others. Katy’s blog, ExperiencedBadMom.com, celebrates her imperfections as a mom.

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Follow Our Adventure By Jeanne-Marie WilliaMs

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berries in the summer with my mother and grandmother, I thought it would be nice to take Gabriel berry-picking so he could have his own similar memories. I was pleased to find Frog Eye Farm in Knoxville, MD, approximately 40 minutes southeast of Hagerstown, and at the end of July, we were at the tail-end of blueberry season, which typically begins in June. Armed with a bowl, hats, and stomachs full of breakfast, we took a lovely drive through Boonsoboro and Rohrersville, an area of farmland and sprawling homes, nestled between tree-covered hills. Our last turn took us over a one-lane bridge to follow a narrow, rutted and rocky private lane back to the farm. It was manageable in my sedan, but an SUV might have handled it more gracefully. At the very end of the lane, past a pond, and up a hill, we found the parking and a stand to check in before picking the fruit. The two friendly young ladies working at the stand weighed our bowl and offered us picking baskets, as well as free water and organic, essential-oil bug spray. Widebrimmed straw hats were also available to borrow. They mentioned that Frog Eye is a pesticide-free farm, so we were welcome to eat as many berries as we wanted; in fact, with many varieties of blueberries throughout the farm, the staff encourages visitors to sample from each bush before picking to ensure the variety is one each customer enjoys. I was very thankful that we visited early in the day and that the sky was overcast as it protected us from overheating and a glaring sun. There is not a lot of shade in the blueberry rows, and we were plenty sticky from the humidity. Additionally, we had to accept that we were going to be swarmed by gnat clouds the entire time we picked, and turning into gnat-fighting ninjas was futile and only going make us stickier. Since it was close to the end of the season, the south patch farthest down the hill was considered the fullest, and other bushes that were pretty full were marked with flags. We had no problem finding a lot of berries to sample and pick, and we made friends with other customers, shouting comments across the rows such as, “The bushes over here are loaded!” and, “These ones are extra sweet!” At first Gabriel was hesitant to sample and eat the berries he picked off the bushes. He is used to me washing and washing grocery store fruit of dubious origin before letting him eat it. But once he saw me enjoying the fruit, it did not take him long to join in, and before the trip was over, I caught him nibbling berries straight off the ends of the branches! Looking at me with a silly grin, www.childguidemagazine.com

he explained, “They are just so good.” And I understood. They have that straight from the farm fresh taste that you do not get when you purchase blueberries at the grocery store. Honestly, I was not sure how Gabriel would handle the experience of actually picking and accumulating a sizable bowl of berries. Sometimes, he tires quickly of an activity, especially when he is sticky and the bugs are up his nose and in his ears. I was pleasantly surprised to see him really enjoy picking the berries, occasionally exclaiming over his latest find. “Mommy! I found some big, fat dark ones over here!” he yelled when he wanted to guide me to what he perceived as a superior plant. It was such a relaxed, safe environment where he could run up and down the blueberry rows to burn off energy. At one point, I was making the final descent to the bottom of the south patch, and he had gone on ahead of me and discovered that any loud noise he made echoed over the grass and through the forest that bordered the blueberry farm. I think he thought he was making bird noises, but he sounded more like a wounded howler monkey. Once we had picked until our bowl and stomachs were nice and full of berries, we made our way back up the hill from the south patch to have our haul weighed. I was glad they did not weigh me and Gabriel. At just under three pounds in our bowl, we had picked almost eleven dollars of berries. We settled up, returned our basket, took some more bottled water, and made our way back to the car. I removed my hat from my sweat-drenched hair and an insect flew out. My guess is he was relieved to escape my damp head. Gabriel and I journeyed home, snacking on fresh berries all the way. Once the berries made it into the house, Gabriel washed them and sorted them to remove a few stray green berries, as well as some stems and leaves. The hot weather called for blueberry lemon sorbet, so Gabriel and I spent time mashing up some of our berries and combining them with sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest before putting them into our ice cream maker. It was truly refreshing and delicious, and there was something special about eating a treat we made with berries picked fresh from the field together. 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. JeanneMarie enjoys finding humor in every day life and serving as her family's historian.

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Living Healthier BY

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magine reaching for your cell phone and realizing you forgot it. Minutes later, you check again, thinking you will use your phone to help you find it. Sound familiar? Not only are adults dependent on their cell phones, but increasingly younger and younger teens and preteens are using phones for everything from getting directions to social networking, finding answers to questions, surfing the Internet, playing video games, taking pictures, playing music and checking email and voice mail. This dependence is the subject of new research about a condition called “nomophobia”, or no-mobile-phone-phobia that produces feelings of great distress in some people when they do not have their phone. Summer may be the perfect time to wean your teen or preteen off of so much screen time and away from nomophobia. Outdoor activities, sports, camping, family vacation are all opportunities to connect with your kids and to have everyone put away their devices. For most families, this means you discuss your concerns and your kids have a chance to tell you what they think. Together it becomes possible to build consensus since media has become a central part of everyone’s lives. Statistics show that almost 98 percent of children live in a home with some type of mobile device, and 95 percent of the devices are smart phones. What does it look like if your teen is developing nomophobia? There can be changes in mood, use can interfere with daily life, feelings of intense desire or irresistible need can develop and with it comes a loss of interest in regular daily activities, even when that means lots of negative problems. There is usually an increase in family conflicts as well if the youngster constantly checks their phone. Dr. Ana Radovic is an Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine physician at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. She was quoted in an interview explaining nomophobia this past December. She said, “Some people have talked about the internet and deviceuse as having similar addictive properties as things like alcohol and drug use, where if you don’t use it, you feel like you’re in withdrawal.” In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for years has been issuing guidelines for children’s use of media and technology because of how it can affect learning and development in children of all ages. Research clearly shows that the brain reacts to the cell phone as if it were a drug. Studies have revealed that the ringing of the phone or the alert of a new text message causes the brain to release dopamine, something its developers knew all along. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter in the brain that controls human reward and pleasure centers. It also helps regulate emotional responses and helps us recognize rewards while encouraging us to seek them out. Understanding this biological component to cell phone use, parents may be able to better create limits before a problem develops. So this summer put down your phone, increase outdoor activities and engage directly with your children, it is healthier for everyone. 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.

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C is for computers, crafts and canoes. A is for art, acting and adventure. M is for music, math and Mother Nature. P is for princesses, performing and photography. S is for swimming, sports, and STEM.

The quad-state region offers a wide selection of camps for children of all ages and interests. Choose a camp from the following lists to match your child’s personality – an outdoors lover, a budding athlete, an aspiring musician, artist or performer, or one that wants the challenge to learn something new. The opportunities are extensive, yet accessible – we’re sure you can find several camps or programs that will provide a fun summer break for your child! www.childguidemagazine.com

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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 9-13 or Aug. 6-10, 9 am-12:30 pm, ages 3-6. Fun with fairy tale magic. $195-$205. Diva Dance Intensive, July 9-13 or Aug. 6-10, 9 am-2 pm, ages 6-12. Share your inner Diva. $225-$235. Gymnastics Camp, July 16-20, 9 am-12:30 pm, ages 6-12. Learn basic gymnastics skills. $210-$220. “Dracula” Contemporary Ballet Intensive, July 23-27, 9 am-4 pm. 24/7 will restage the contemporary ballet “Dracula.” Experienced dancers only. Performances July 28, 12 noon, 3 pm & 6 pm. $470-$495. Musical Theater Summer Camp, July 2-6, Mon.-Fri., 9 am-1 pm, ages 6-14. “Jungle Book Kids.” Campers learn basic acting and musical theatre performance techniques while developing self-confidence, poise and stage presence. Performances July 7 at 12 noon, 3 pm & 6 pm. $235-$260. Musical Theater Summer Camp, July 30-Aug. 3, Mon.-Fri., 9 am-5 pm, ages 8-18. “Mary Poppins, Jr.” Campers learn basic acting and musical theatre performance techniques while developing self-confidence, poise and stage presence. Performances Aug. 4 at 12 noon, 3 pm & 6 pm. $470-$495. Extreme 14 dance in10sive, Aug. 13-17, 9 am-12:45 pm or 9 am-5 pm, ages 8 & up. $325-$350/half day or $575-$600/full day. Young Rembrandts Kids Art Camp: Pastel Drawing Workshop – Ocean Life, June 25-29, 12 noon-3 pm, ages 7-12. $159-$175. Young Rembrandts Kids Art Camp: Junior Drawing Workshop – If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, June 25-29, 9-11:30 am, ages 5-7. $159-$175. 4-H CAMP, Frederick County 4-H Camp and Activities Center, 3702 Basford Rd., near Jefferson. Day camp is July 9-13, ages 8-13, $190; Residential camp is July 1620, ages 8-13, $290; Clover Camp is July 25-27, ages 5-7, $120. Activities include: swimming, arts & crafts, sports, archery, outdoor adventures, and much more. https://extension.umd.edu/frederick-county/ 4h-youth-development/camp. 4-STAR GYMNASTICS CAMPS, 30 Milestone Terrace, Williamsport. Weeklong camps for ages 3 & up. Instructional gymnastics on all levels. 301/223-6116. info@4stargym.com. www.4stargym.com. Camps offered: Tumble Time: Princesses & Pirates, June 18-22, 8:30-11:30 am, ages 3-5, $95; Tumble Time: Frozen in July, July 2-6 (no camp July 4), 8:30-11:30 am, ages 3-5, $80; Tumble Time: Circus Week, Aug. 13-17, 8:30-11:30 am, ages 3-5, $95; Ninja Stars: Princesses & Pirates, July 9-13, 9 am-12 noon, ages 5-10, $95; Ninja Stars: Ninja Xtreme, July 23-27, 9 am-12 noon, ages 5-10, $95; Ninja Stars: Pirates & Parkour, August 20-24, 9 am-12 noon, ages 510, $95; Rising Stars: Pirates & Princesses, June 18-22, 8:30 am-12:30 pm, ages 57, $110; Rising Stars: Lights, Camera, Gymnastics, June 25-29, 8:30 am-12:30 pm, ages 5-7, $110; Rising Stars: Mini Olympics, July 16-20, 8:30 am-12:30 pm, ages 57, $110; Rising Stars: Reading Rainbow, July 23-27, 8:30 am-12:30 pm, ages 5-7, $110; Rising Stars: Holidays, August 6-10, 8:30 am-12:30 pm, ages 5-7, $110; Level 1: Lights, Camera, Gymnastics, June 25-29, 8:30 am-1 pm, ages 6-12, $125; Level ½: Pirates & Princesses, August 27-31, 8:30 am-1 pm, ages 6-12, $125. ABRAKADOODLE ART CAMPS. 240/420-1955. www.recreater.com. Abrakadoodle: It’s a Jungle Out There! Art Camp, Walkersville Recreation Center, 83 Frederick St., Frederick, from June 25-29; and Ballenger Creek Community Bldg., 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, from July 9-13; Browning Building, Pinecliff Park, 8350 Old National Pike, Ijamsville, MD, from June 18-22; Myersville Municipal Center, 301 Main St., Myersville, from July 16-20. 9 am-12 noon, ages 3-5 and 6-12. $160, plus $40 materials fee. Abrakadoodle: Extreme STEAM! Art Camp, Walkersville Rec Center, 83 W. Frederick St., Walkersville, from July 30-Aug. 3; Ballenger Creek Community Building, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, from Aug. 6-10; Myersville Municipal Center, 301 Main St., Myersville, from Aug. 20-24. 9 am-12 noon, ages 3-5 and 6-12. $160, plus $40 materials fee. ACT TOO! THEATER COMPANY SUMMER CAMP, 5703 Industry Lane, Suite 104, Frederick. July 30-August 12, Mon.-Fri., 9 am-5 pm, ages 7-19. “Dorothy in Wonderland.” Every camp participant must audition for musical. All will have a part. Performances are the 2nd weekend of each camp. $395. 240/415-8880. acttoo.tc@gmail.com. www.act-too.com. ADVENTURE PARK USA SUMMER CAMP, 11113 W. Baldwin Rd., Monrovia. June 18-Aug. 31, weekly sessions from 8 am-4 pm. Extended care from 6:30-8 am and 4-6:30 pm. Children, ages 5-13, will enjoy wild crazy weekly themes. Weeks: Yay! It’s Summer, June 18-22; Twisted Old School, June 25-29; Food for Thought, July 2-6 (no camp July 4); Show Your Spirit, July 9-13; Challenge Accepted, July 16-20; It’s a Race to the Finish, July 23-27; Epic Adventure, July 30-Aug. 3; Kindness Week, Aug. 6-10; Rainbow-tastic, Aug. 13-17; Monsters Ball, Aug. 20-24; The Last Hurrah, Aug. 27-31. $103-$193/week plus $55 registration fee. Extra cost for Medieval Times trip in week 7. Extended care is $25 additional per week. 301/865-6800. www.adventureparkacademy.com. ANTIETAM RECREATION SUMMER DAY CAMP, 9745 Garis Shop Rd., Hagerstown. June 11-Aug. 31, 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. Weekly themes (ages 4-13) include: Wilderness Survival, June 11-15; Antietam Olympics, June 18-22; Crazy Critter, June 25-29; Let Freedom Ring, July 2-6; County Fair, July 913; Wild West, July 16-20; Antietam Elite Forces, July 23-27; Splish Splash, July 30Aug. 3; Pirates of Antietam, Aug. 6-10; Renaissance, Aug. 13-17; Super Soakin’ Safari, Aug. 20-24; and Final Fling, Aug. 27-31. Kids participate in activities including

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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. Add $50 to weekly cost outlined for teen campers ages 1416. This covers service projects, transportation and extra expenses incurred for offsite field trips. Extra riding session fees. Email info@antietamrecreation.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. info@actforall.org. 301/491-7228. www.actforall.org. Art in the Woods, Doub’s Woods Park – Art Pavilion, 1307 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. July 9-13 or July 16-20, 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 25-30, 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 at end of camp. THE BANNER SCHOOL SUMMER DISCOVERY CAMP, 1730 N. Market St., Frederick. Weeklong themed half-or full-day (9 am-4 pm) camp sessions running June 11 through August 24 for children in preschool through 8th grade. Morning camp from 9 am-1 pm, afternoon camp from 12 noon-4 pm, or full day camp from 9 am-4 pm. Extended care and drop-in extended care (7:30-9 am and 4-6 pm) is offered for a fee. No camp July 4. Preschool camp is either morning or full day. Check website. $125-$350. 301/695-9320. www.bannerschool.org/summer-camp/ Some options include: Cupcake Wars, June 11-15; Science Camp, June 11-15; Circus Camp, June 11-15 or Aug. 20-24; Hike and Swim, June 11-15; Hoola Hoop Camp, June 11-15, July 23-27, Aug. 13-17; Adventures in Art, June 11-15; Photography, June 18-22; Trail Blazers, June 18-22; Junior Science Camp, June 18-22; Ceramics, June 25-29; STEAM – Science of Music, June 18-22; Culinary Science, June 25-29; Creek Stompers, June 25-29; Basketball Camp, July 2-6; Lego Adventures, July 2-6; Adventure Camp, June 25-29, July 2-6 or Aug. 20-24; Art Adventures, July 2-6; Storybook Cooking, July 2-6; Sustainable Maryland, July 9-13; Allergen Free Cooking, July 9-13; Baseball Camp, July 9-13; Waterworld Adventures, July 16-20; Inventors Workshop, July 16-20; Volleyball, July 16-20; Nature Art, July 16-20 or Aug. 20-24; Blacklight Theater, July 16-20; Wild Wetlands, July 23-27; Speedway Adventures, July 23-27; Ride the Rails, July 23-27; Shark Week, July 23-27; Mad Scientist, July 30-Aug. 3; Wonders of Watercolor, July 30-Aug. 3; Golf Camp, July 30-Aug. 3; Pirate Camp, July 30-Aug. 3; Archery Camp, July 30-Aug. 3; Fairytale Camp, July 30-Aug. 3; Just Jump, Zipline, Climb & Bounce, August 6-10; Star Wars Space Adventure, Aug. 6-10; Creative Drama, Aug. 6-10; Buggin’ Out, Aug. 6-10; Disc Golf Camp, Aug. 13-17; Creative Arts Camp, Aug. 13-17; Smash Crash Boom Engineering, Aug. 13-17; X-Scape Camp, Aug. 20-24; Sports Camp, June 25-29; First Kicks Soccer/Mini Soccer/Half-Day Soccer/Full-Day Soccer, June 18-22. $125-$250. Register online at www.challengersports.com. Kimnastics, June 18-22, grades PreK-Grade 2, $250-$350. Register online at www.kimnastics12.com. Other specialty camps: Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp, Snapology and Coding. BARBARA INGRAM SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS MUSICAL THEATRE SUMMER CAMP WORKSHOP PRODUCTION, 7 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. August 13-17, 9 am-4 pm, for rising grades 5-9. One week to put together a workshop production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.” Come and train in the triple threat style (act, sing & dance). $250. Contact Nicole Ruark or Ruth Ridenour. https://www.facebook.com/ bisfatheatreartsdepartment/ BARBARA INGRAM SUMMER ARTS ACADEMY 2018, 7 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Weekly camps from July 9-Aug. 2. 240/347-4934. www.barbaraingramfoundation.org/arts-camp/ Dance Academy, July 9-12, 9 am-4 pm, rising grades 6-12. Various styles of dance will include jazz, hip-hop, modern, ballet, lyrical, improvisation and composition. $200, before June 1; $225, after June 1. Band Academy, July 23-26, 9 am-12 noon, rising grades 6-8. Students will be involved in working on the fundamentals of music making. $100, before June 1; $125, after June 1. Clarinet and Saxophone Academy, July 9-12, 9 am-12 noon, rising grades 6-12. A minimum of one year of experience is necessary to participate. $100, before June 1; $125, after June 1. Flute Academy, July 9-12, 9 am-12 noon, rising grades 5-12. Develop skills from basic to advanced techniques. $100, before June 1; $125 after June 1. Guitar Academy, July 23-26, 9 am-12 noon, rising grades 5-7. For beginning to intermediate guitar students wishing to grow their guitar skills. $100, before June 1; $125, after June 1. “Pen or Sword: Choose Your Weapon” Academy, July 9-12, 9 am-4 pm, rising grades 7-12. Learn basic playwrighting and stage combat techniques. Ideal for physically-oriented students with active imaginations. $200, before June 1; $225, after June 1. 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Visual Arts Academy, July 30-Aug. 2, 9 am-4 pm, rising grades 6-10. Students explore various mediums and techniques in drawing, painting and print making. $200, before June 1; $225, after June 1. Introduction to Acting Academy, July 23-26, 9 am-4 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, before June 1; $225, after June 1. Piano Academy, July 9-12, 9 am-12 noon, rising grades 5-8. For students who have had three or more years of traditional piano study and are proficient in reading music. $100, before June 1; $125, after June 1. Vocal Academy, July 16-19, 9 am-12 noon, rising grades 7-9. A comprehensive experience in all facets of the vocal art. $100, before June 1; $125, after June 1. Photography Academy, July 23-26, 9 am-4 pm, rising grades 8-10. Learn the craft of black and white film photography and making your own black and white prints in the darkroom. $200, before June 1; $225, after June 1. Shakespeare for Kids Academy: “Who’s Afraid of The Big Bad Bard?” July 30-Aug. 2, 9 am-4 pm, rising grades 610. Kids perform a “kid friendly” Shakespeare play. $200, before June 1; $225, after June 1. BARNESVILLE SCHOOL SUMMER DAY CAMP, 21830 Peach Tree Rd., Barnesville. Camps run June 18-Aug. 10, 9 am-4 pm (full day), or 9 am-noon or 12 noon-4 pm (half day). Age 3 1/2 through 8th grade. 8 sessions of theme based camps and specialty camps. Focused programming in Arts & Sciences that fosters a love of nature and the outdoors. Full- and half-day sessions, field trips, free transportation, before and after care offered. Options include: Time Travelers: A Journey Though the Decades, June 18-22; Infinity and Beyond: A Space Exploration, June 25-29; The Oregon Trail: A Glimpse of Young America, July 2-6; Raiders of the Lost Ark: An Archaeology Camp, July 913; Survivor Camp: Skills for the Wilderness and Life, July 16-20; Color Wars: Art, Movement, and Fun, July 23-27; Mad Scientists: Inventions and Experiments, July 30-Aug. 3; Greek Week: A Competition of Olympic Proportions, Aug. 610. $175-$300. 301/972-0341. www.barnesvilleschool.org. BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF WASHINGTON COUNTY SUMMER CAMP, Hagerstown, MD. Summer program for youth ages 6-12, Mon.-Fri., 8:30 am-4:30 pm. Field trips, swimming, sports, nature activities and arts and crafts at various locations. Call for information. 301/733-5422 BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP, Hagerstown Community College, ARCC, 11400 Robinwood Drive. June 18-22, 8:30 am-12:30 pm, ages 10-18. $100. 240/313-2805. www.washcorecfit.com. CAMP AIRY FOR BOYS, 14938 Old Camp Airy Rd., Thurmont. Camp advances a positive, inclusive Jewish identity. 1 or 2 week sessions. Rookie camp, July 23-29 or Jul 30-Aug. 5, is for first-time campers entering 2nd and 3rd grade in the fall of 2018. $800. Campers entering 4th-9th grades can choose between two short two-week sessions or

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hagerstowncc.edu/kids two long four-week sessions, or spend the entire summer. Sessions: June 24-July 6 or July 8-July 20, $3175 each; June 24-July 20, $5500; or July 23-Aug. 12, $4600. Campers entering 10th and 11th grades will be serving as Senior Trainees or Counselor Assistants as part of the Leadership Training program. Campers in 10th & 11th grade attend a long session. Campers entering 12th grade take part in Leadership Training program as Counselors-inTraining, and are required to attend for full sevenweek session. Camps have add-on experiences like Water Trips and NYC trip. New camper discounts offered. 410/466-9010. www.airylouise.org. CAMP FGC, Frederick (MD) Gymnastics Club, 4604 Wedgewood Blvd. June 18-August 24, 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, weekly camps from June 18-29 and July 9-Aug. 24, 9 am-12 noon, ages 3.5-7.5 years, $169; Girls Camp, weekly camps from June 18-29 and July 9-Aug. 24, 9 am-12 noon, ages 6-14, $169, Girls Camp, weekly camps from July 9-Aug. 24, 9 am-4 pm, ages 6-14, $288; Boys

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Campers entering 4th-9th grades can choose between two short two-week sessions or two long four-week sessions, or spend the entire summer. Sesssions: June 24-July 6 or July 8-July 20, $3175 each; June 24-July 20, $5500; or July 23-Aug. 12, $4600. Campers entering 10th and 11th grades will be serving as Senior Trainees or Counselor Assistants as part of the Leadership Training program. Campers in 10th & 11th grade attend a long session. Campers entering 12th grade take part in Leadership Training program as Counselorsin-Training, and are required to attend for full sevenweek session. Camps have add-on experiences like Water Trips and NYC trip. New camper discounts offered. 410/466-9010. www.airylouise.org. CAMP MANIDOKAN, 1600 Harpers Ferry Rd., Knoxville. June 24-Aug. 10. 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 1-4 or 8-11 for $320. 301/834-7244. www.manidokan.org. CAMP PUMP IT UP, Pump It Up of Frederick, 8420 Gas House Pike, Suite L-P, Frederick. June 18Aug. 31. 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. CARROLL COUNTY FARM MUSEUM LIVING HISTORY CAMPS, 500 S. Center St., Westminster. 9 am-4 pm. June 20-22, Living History Camp for rising 3rd graders; June 25-29, Living History Camp for rising 4th graders; July 9-13, Living History Camp for rising 5th graders. Learn about rural farm life in the 1800s through demonstrations and hands-on experiences. 800/654-4645. www.carrollcountyfarmmuseum.org. CATOCTIN CREEK NATURE CAMP, Catoctin Creek Park, 2929 Sumantown Rd., Middletown. $69-$139. Weekly camps June 4-August 17. Weeks: Little Seedlings, June 4-8, 10-11:30 am, ages 2-3; Nature Through the Senses, June 11-15, 9-11:30 am, ages 4-6; Vet Tech Kids, June 18-22, 9 am-12 noon, ages 6-8; Insect Extravaganza, June 18-22, 9:30 am-12 noon, ages 4-6; Wet & Wild, June 2529, 9 am-4 pm, ages 6-10; Running Wild, July 2-6, 9 am-4 pm, ages 6-10; Bird Brains, July 9-13, 9 am4 pm, ages 6-10; Vet Tech Kids, July 9-13, 9 am-12 noon, ages 9-12; Vet Tech Kids, July 16-20, 9 am12 noon, ages 6-8; Winter in July, July 16-20, 9 am4 pm, ages 6-10; Reptiles Rock, July 23-27, 9:30 am-12 noon, ages 4-6; Weird & Wacky Science, July 23-27, 9 am-4 pm, ages 6-10; Survivor Camp, July 30-Aug. 3, 9 am-4 pm, ages 6-10; Vet Tech Kids, July 30-Aug. 3, 9 am-12 noon, ages 9-12; Wet & Wild II, Aug. 6-10, 9 am-4 pm, ages 6-10; Awesome Amphibians, Aug. 6-10, 9:30 am-12 noon, ages 4-6; Take Time for Turtles, Aug. 13-17, 9 am-4 pm, ages 6-10. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. CHALLENGER BRITISH FULL-DAY CAMP, Ballenger Creek Park, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, July 23-27; Old National Pike Park, 12406 Old National Pike, Mt. Airy, July 9-13; 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 23-27; Old National Pike Park, 12406 Old National Pike, Mt. Airy, July 9-13; 9 am12 noon or 1-4 pm, ages 6-16. Emphasis on

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individual skill development and fundamental tactical awareness. $179. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. CHALLENGER BRITISH MINI-SOCCER CAMP, Ballenger Creek Park, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, July 23-27; or Old National Pike Park, 12406 Old National Pike, Mt. Airy, July 9-13. 8:15-9 am, ages 3-5. Skill-building activities. $119. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. CHILDREN’S THEATRE SUMMER CAMP AT WAY OFF BROADWAY, Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre & Children’s Theatre, 5 Willowdale Dr., Frederick. July 9-19, Mon.-Thurs., 10 am-4 pm, ages 9 & older. 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. Performances July 19 & 21. $380. 301/662-6600. www.wayoffbroadway.com. CITY BALLET SCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS, The City Ballet School, 63 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown. 301/733-5833. www.cityballetschool.com. Camps offered: Make-A-Ballet Workshop, June 30-August 2, 9 am-12 noon, ages 5-9, $180; Exploring Ballet Workshop, June 25-28, 1-4 pm, ages 7-13, $180; Fairytale Camp, June 25-28, 10 am-12 noon, ages 3-6, $130; Advanced Summer Intensive, July 9-27, Mon.-Fri., 10 am-4:30 pm, ages 10 & up (prep levels & higher), $400/1 week, $450/2 weeks, $500/3 weeks. DANCE UNLIMITED SUMMER CAMPS, Dance Unlimited 244B S. Jefferson St., Frederick. Mini dance camps, youth hip hop camp, dance/technique intensives, and musical theatre workshops. Ages 4 & up. 301/662-3722. For full camp descriptions, dates & registration, go to www.danceunlimitedfrederick.com. Princess Mini Dance Camp, July 23-27, 9 am-12 noon, ages 4-6, $175; Darling Divas Mini Dance Camp, July 9-13, 9 am-12 noon, ages 4-6, $175; THUMBELLINA – Mini Musical Theatre Workshop, June 25-29, 9 am-12 noon, ages 5-8, $175, free performance June 29 at 12 noon; LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD – Mini Musical Theatre Workshop, August 13-17, 9 am-12 noon, ages 5-8, $175, free performance August 17 at 12 noon; Technique Workshops: Future Stars Workshop, June 25-29, ages 7-10, 9 am-4 pm, $400, or Rising Stars Workshop, June 25-29, ages 10-13, 9 am-4 pm, $400; Super HIP HOP Heroes, August 6-10, 9 am-4 pm, ages 7-11, $350; Summer Dance Intensive, July 23-27 or August 13-17, 9 am-4 pm, ages 1018. $400 per week; Musical Theatre Workshop: MARY POPPINS JR, July 9-20, 9 am-4 pm, ages 918, $475, two performances on July 21; Evening Classes, ages 4 thru adult. DELAPLAINE ART CENTER SUMMER CAMP, The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. Various weekly art camps from June 25-Aug. 17. 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: Backyard Buddies: Exploring Nature in Art, June 25-29; Sew What! Pajama Party Projects, June 25-29; Traditional Drawing Skills, June 25-29; Printmaking Exploration, June 25-29; Acrylic Painting, June 2529; Drawing Skills, July 9-13; Graphic Design: Wild West Wanted Posters, July 9-13; Pablo Picasso Potato Heads, July 9-13; Building Imaginary Universes with David Modler, July 9-13; Painting Techniques, July 16-20; Winter in July, July 16-20; Fun & Funky Jewelry, July 16-20; Introduction to Observational Drawing, July 23-27; Still Life Painting with Watercolor, July 23-27; Pop Art Seascape Dioramas, July 23-27; Monotype Printmaking with Lee Newman, July 23-27; Drawing for Your Sweet Tooth, July 30-Aug. 3; Soft Sculptures, July 30-Aug. 3; Collaborative Drawing with David Modler, July 30Aug. 3; Learning from the Masters, July 30-Aug. 3; Screen Print Studio: Design A T-Shirt, July 30-Aug. 3; Image Transfers and Mixed Media, July 30-Aug. 3; Mask Making with Kristin Bohlander, Aug. 6-10; Visual Journals with David Modler, Aug. 6-10; 3D

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Factory: Build, Design, Sew, Aug. 6-10; Art Around the World, Aug. 13-17; Acrylic Painting Techniques, Aug. 1317; Mixed Media Masterpiece, Aug. 13-17; Traditional Drawing Techniques, Aug. 13-17. DISCOVERY STATION’S AMAZING SCIENCE WEEK, Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, Aug. 6-10, 10 am-12 noon or 2-4 pm. Camp introduces boys and girl in 3rd-5th 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: Mars Rovers, Physics of Light, Moon and Impact Craters, Magnetic Fields, and Laws of Motion. Class size limited. $30. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. ECO-ADVENTURE CAMP, Catoctin Creek Park & Nature Center, 2929 Sumantown Rd., Middletown. June 25-Aug. 17, 8 am-5 pm, ages 8-12. 8-9 am & 4-5 pm organized free play, 7:30 am-5 pm camp day with transportation from Rose Hill. Have a summer filled with outdoor adventures, creek walks, nature hikes and team building games. Creek Explorers, June 25-29; Adventure Games, July 2-6; Mad Science, July 9-13; Wet and Wild, July 16-20; Survivor Camp, July 23-27; Wilderness Skills Camp, July 30-Aug. 3; Ecosystem Explorers, August 6-10; Creek Critters, Aug. 13-17. $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. www.educatewithcare.com. FORT RITCHIE COMMUNITY CENTER SUMMER CAMP, 14421 Lake Royer Drive, Cascade. June 11August 3, 8 am-5 pm. Day camp for boys and girls ages 6-13. $100 per week per camper for FRCC members, $125 per week per camper for non-members, $75 for members week of July 4, $100 for non-members week

of July 4. 301/241-5085. www.TheFRCC.org. Weekly themes: June 11-15, Outdoor Adventure; June 18-22, Ultimate Sports; June 25-29, Kids Boot Camp; July 2-6 (no camp July 4), Science, Technology, Engineering, Math; July 9-13, NEW Crime Scene Investigators (CSI); July 16-20, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math STEAM; July 23-27, Creativity-Arts; July 30-Aug. 3, Outdoor Adventure. FOUNTAIN ROCK NATURE CAMP, Fountain Rock Park, 8511 Nature Center Place, Walkersville. $74$149. Camps: Ultimate Nature Camp, June 25-29, July 9-13 or July 30-Aug. 3, 8 am-5 pm, ages 7-12; Survival of the Kiddest, June 18-22, July 16-20 or Aug. 13-17, 8 am-5 pm, ages 7-12; Nature Science Camp, July 2-6, July 23-27 or Aug. 6-10, 8 am-5 pm, ages 9-14; Knee High Naturalists, June 18-22, 9-11:30 am or 1-3:30 pm, ages 4-6; June 25-29, 9-11:30 am for ages 4-6, 13:30 pm for ages 6-8; July 2-6, 9-11:30 am or 1-3:30 pm, ages 4-6; July 9-13, 9-11:30 am for ages 4-6, 13:30 pm for ages 6-8; July 16-20, 9-11:30 am or 13:30 pm, ages 4-6; July 23-27, 9-11:30 am for ages 46, 1-3:30 pm for ages 6-8; July 30-Aug. 3, 9-11:30 am or 1-3:30 pm, ages 4-6; Aug. 6-10, 9-11:30 am for ages 4-6, 1-3:30 pm for ages 6-8; Aug. 13-17, 9-11:30 am or 1-3:30 pm, ages 4-6. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. FREDERICK CHILDREN’S CHORUS CAMP, Middletown Recreation Center, in Middletown Primary, 403 Franklin St., Middletown (6/25-6/29) and Walkersville Recreation Center, in Walkersville Elementary, 83 Frederick St., Walkersville (7/23-7/27). 9 am-3 pm, ages 8-12. “Urban Adventures.” Elements of STEAM lead children to explore great cities, their cultures, architecture, and transportation. Campers will sing songs, play games, play instruments, and make new friends. Campers perform a concert for family and friends on the last day of camp. $150/person, plus $10 materials fee due first day. No on-site registration. www.recreater.com. 301/600-2936. FREDERICK COMMUNITY COLLEGE KIDS AND TEENS ON CAMPUS, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick. A variety of summer enrichment programs from June 25-Aug. 17, 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. No class July 4. Check website. Camp prices range from $99-$259. 301/846-2661. Register online: www.frederick.edu/Youth. Sample of courses offered: Music for Munchkins, June 25-29; We Do Robotics, June 25-29, July 2-6, July 9-13, July 23-27, July 30-Aug. 3 or Aug. 6-10; Jump WRITE In, July 2-6; Minecraft Architecture 7 Wonders of the World, June 25-29, July 9-13 or July 23-27; Ooey, Gooey, Kablouey Science, June 25-29 or July 2-6; STEM Challenges, July 2-6 or Aug. 6-10; Emergency Preparedness, Now, June 25-29; Graphic Design with Adobe Illustrator, June 25-29; Writing Magic, June 25-29; Easels on Campus, June 25-29; Business Planning for Teens & Tweens, June 2529; Design and Sew: American Girl Doll Creations, July 9-13 or Aug. 13-17; Marine Science, Aug. 6-10; Junior Scientists – Weird & Wacky Experiments, July 16-20, July 30-Aug. 3 or Aug. 13-17; Hoops for Fitness & Fun, July 9-13; Superheroes Come to Life, July 2-6; Harry

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Potter & Friends, July 9-13 or July 16-20; Zany Brainy Fun with Math, June 25-29 or July 16-20; CAD (Computer Aided Design), June 25-29, July 23-27 or July 30-Aug. 3; Clay-Mation Movie Magic, June 25-29, July 23-27 or Aug. 13-17; Weather Bugs, July 30-Aug. 3; Batik for Beginners, July 30-Aug. 3; Creating Comics, July 16-20 or July 2327; Computer Programming- Translating the Code, June 25-29, July 9-13, or July 1620; Robot Races, July 2-6, July 16-20 or Aug. 13-17; Duct Tape Art, July 2-6 or July 16-20; Advanced Duct Tape Art, Aug. 13-17; Sketching and Drawing for Beginners, July 16-20 or Aug. 6-10; How to Build a PC, June 25-29, July 9-13, July 16-20 or July 30-Aug. 3; Chemistry for Cool Kids, June 25-29 or July 9-13; Adventures in Clay, July 2-6, July 23-27 or July 30-Aug. 3; Battle Robots, July 30-Aug. 3 or Aug. 6-10; Art History Comes Alive, July 9-13; Digital Photography for Kids, July 9-13; Design and Sew Like a Professional, July 9-13 or July 16-20; Robotic Creations with Motorized Kits, June 25-29, July 16-20 or July 23-27; Junior Photographers Club, Aug. 6-10; Robotic Creations for Middle School Students, July 16-20 or July 30-Aug. 3; Safe Sitter Babysitter Training, July 16-20, July 23-27, July 30-Aug. 3 or Aug. 13-17; Social Media & Cyberspace: Click Smart and Safe, July 2-6 or July 16-20; 3-D Modeling: Digital Art on the Computer, June 25-29, July 2-6, July 16-20, Aug. 6-10 or Aug. 13-17; Princess Academy, July 2-6 or July 23-27; Mudloving Teens, Aug. 6-10; Musical Revuesical (2 week class), July 9-13 & July 16-20; You Can Draw, July 2-6 or July 23-27; Dessert Circus, July 2-6 or July 30-Aug. 3; Gnomes, Fairies & Magical Creatures, July 2-6; Middle School Math, July 2-6 or Aug. 6-10; 3-D Comic Book Creations, July 1620; Money Smart Teens, July 9-13; Advanced Digital Photography, July 16-20; Chess Nuts, July 23-27 or Aug. 13-17; Teens Take Over the Kitchen, July 16-20 or Aug. 6-10; Advanced Level Minecraft, July 23-27, July 30-Aug. 3 or Aug. 13-17; Get Ready for Algebra, July 23-27 or July 30-Aug. 3; Advanced Harry Potter, July 30-Aug. 3; The Art of Chinese Calligraphy, Aug. 6-10; Language Sampler, July 23-27; Fantasy Art, July 2327; Design and Fly: Drone Technology for Teens, July 30-Aug. 3; Dissection Science, July 9-13; Rocketry, July 23-27. FREDERICK COUNTRY DAY MONTESSORI & ARTS SUMMER CAMP, 1601 Wheyfield Dr., Frederick. Weekly summer camps. Montessori mornings and arts in the afternoon. Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) opportunities for preschoolers all summer long. 301/694-7000. frederickmontessori.com/ summer-camp. FREDERICK COUNTY BASKETBALL CAMP, Oakdale High School, 5850 Eaglehead Dr., Ijamsville. June 25-28, boys from 8 am-12 noon; and girls from 5-9 pm, for children entering 1st thru 9th grade. Campers will learn to be well-rounded, fundamentally sound basketball players. $120. https://register.ryzer.com/ camp.cfm?sport=4&id=110796. FREDERICK COUNTY RECREATION DEPARTMENT’S SUMMER CAMPS, June 18-Aug. 31 (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. $29-$344. Check website for all offerings. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Some options include: Harry Potter, Firehouse Pottery & Arts, 116 S. Main St., Mt. Airy. Aug. 6-10, 9 am-12 noon, ages 7 & up. $149, plus $40 material fee. Adventures In Color, Firehouse Pottery & Arts, 116 S. Main St., Mt. Airy. July 16-20, 1-4 pm, ages 9 & up. $149, plus $40 material fee. All Ball (Sports) Art Camp, Firehouse Pottery & Arts, 116 S. Main St., Mt. Airy. July 16-20 from 9 am-12 noon, or July 30-Aug. 3 from 1-4 pm, ages 7 & up. $149, plus $40 material fee. A Fairytale Adventure In Art, Firehouse Pottery & Arts, 116 S. Main St., Mt. Airy. July 9-11 from 9 am-12 noon, or July 23-25 from 1-4 pm, ages 5-8. $89, plus $20 material fee. Junior Lifeguarding Camp, Walkersville High School Pool, 81 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. July 16-19 or July 23-26, 9 am-4 pm, ages 11-15. $120. Land and Sea Warrior Camp, Walkersville High School Pool, 81 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. July 16-19, 9 am-4 pm, ages 11-15. A certified personal trainer will lead campers in activities designed to condition while having fun. $120. LEGO/Minecraft Camp, Firehouse Pottery & Arts, 116 S. Main St., Mt. Airy. June 25-29 from 1-4 pm, or July 30-Aug. 3 from 9 am-12 noon, ages 7 & up. $149, plus $40 material fee. Little Hands Cooking Mini-Camp, Ballenger Creek Community Building, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, June 18-22 or Aug. 6-10, 9-11 am, ages 3-5. Master Chef Camp, Ballenger Creek Community Building, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, July 23-27 or July 30-Aug. 4, 9 am-12 noon (ages 9-13) or 1:30-4:30 pm (ages 6-9). Fencing Camp, Middletown Rec Center, 403 Franklin St., Middletown, July 23-27, 13 pm, ages 8-13. Farm Fun Days, Creekside Stables, 9912 Masser Rd., Frederick, June 18-22, July 16-20 or Aug. 20-24, 9 am-3 pm, ages 5-16. Ball Diamond Dynamics Baseball Camp, Boys Baseball & Girls Softball, Urbana District Park, 3805 Urbana Pike, Frederick, July 9-13, July 23-27, or Aug. 6-10, 8:3011:30 am, ages 7-14. Field Hockey Camp, Foreman Field at Ballenger Creek Park, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, July 30-Aug. 3, 8:30-11 am, ages 6-17. Quidditch Camp, Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, June 25-29, 8:30-11:30 am, ages 7-14. 1st Kicks Soccer Mini Camp, Old National Pike Park, 12406 Old National Pike, Mt.

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Airy, July 16-20, or Ballenger Creek Park, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, June 25-29, 9-11 am, ages 3-5. Challenger British Mini Camp, Old National Pike Park, 12406 Old National Pike, Mt. Airy, July 9-13, or Ballenger Creek Park, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, July 23-27, 8:15-9 am, ages 3-5. Tumbling for Cheerleading Camp, Deer Crossing Rec Center, in Deer Crossing Elementary, 10601 Finn Dr., New Market, July 16-20, 9 am-12 noon, ages 4-17. Lacrosse Scoopers, Foreman Field at Ballenger Creek Park, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, June 25-29 or July 23-27, 8:15-10:15 am, ages 5-7. Little Sticks Lacrosse, Foreman Field at Ballenger Creek Park, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, June 25-29 or July 23-27, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, ages 3-5. Tennis & Swim Camp, Walkersville High School, 81 W. Frederick St., Walkersville, July 9-12 or July 23-26, 9 am-2 pm, ages 8-12; Middletown High School, 200 Schoolhouse Dr., Middletown, July 16-19 or July 30-Aug. 2, 9 am-2 pm, ages 8-12. Beach Volleyball: Beginners, Sand Volleyball Courts at Utica District Park, 10200-B Old Frederick Rd., Frederick, June 18-22, 9-11 am, ages 10-17. Beach Volleyball: Advanced, Sand Volleyball Courts at Utica District Park, 10200-B Old Frederick Rd., Frederick, June 18-22, 1-3 pm, ages 13-17. 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. 240/347-3796. www.FRYO.org. FUN CAMP 2018 – THEATRE CAMP, Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick. Camps held Mon.-Fri., 10 am-3 pm. Family discount offered. 301/6944744. https://marylandensemble.org/funcamp-2018/ Creating Theatre, June 18-29 or August 6-17, ages 7-11, $380; Musical Theatre Project, June 18-29 for ages 12-16, or July 9-20 for ages 7-11, or July 23-August 3 for ages 7-11, $380; Performance Project, July 23-August 3, ages 12-16, $380; Improv Intensive, July 9-20, ages 12-16, $380; Theatre Tech/Design Project, August 6-17, ages 12-16; Tiny Stages! Mini 1-Week Camps, June 25-29, July 9-13, or August 6-10, 9 am-12 noon, ages 3-6, $190. GIRLS INC. OF WASHINGTON COUNTY SUMMER ACTIVITIES PROGRAM SUMMER DAY CAMP, 626 Washington Ave., Hagerstown. Weekly sessions June 18-Aug. 10, Mon.-Fri., 8:30 am-3:30 pm, ages 6-18. Girls Inc. closed July 4 and July 16-20. Girls have a fun and safe environment to release energy and be creative. Includes swimming, weekly field trips, sports, arts and crafts, recreational games, computers, 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. www.girlsinc-md.org/summercamp/ 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 18-21 or July 30-Aug. 2, 9 am-3 pm, for players entering grades 1-10. $155 on-site registration. Before and after care available. Email mmiller@goretti.org. Boys Basketball Day Camp, June 25-28, 9 am-3 pm, for players entering grades 110. $155 on-site registration. Before and after care available. Email mmiller@goretti.org. Girls Lacrosse Camp, June 18-21, 9 am-4 pm, ages 7-14. $190. Boys Lacrosse Camp, June 25-28, 9 am-4 pm, ages 7-15. $190. Girls Skill Development Basketball Camp, July 9-12, 8:30 am-12 noon, for players in grades 3-12, $90; or July 16-19, 9 am-3 pm, for players in grades 3-12, $150. Co-ed Basketball Morning Camp, Aug. 13-16, 8:30 am-12 noon, for players entering grades 1-9. $90, if pre-registered by July 1 or $100, on-site registration. Girls Volleyball Camp, Aug. 6-10, 9 am-12 noon for incoming grades 3-5, & 1-4 pm for incoming grades 6-9. $90. GRACE ACADEMY SUMMER CAMP, 13321 Cearfoss Pike, Hagerstown. Summer camp for children ages 5-10. Weekly camps from June 11 to August 3. 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 if register for two or more weeks. Early arrival and late pickup available for a fee. 301/733-2033. www.graceacademyonline.org. Weekly themes: The Great Outdoors, June 11-15; The Amazing Race, June 18-22; Are You Game? June 25-29; Disney Animation Week, July 9-13; Splish, Splash! July 16-20; Mad Science, July 23-27; Color Me Crazy, July 30-Aug. 3. HCC CHILDREN’S LEARNING CENTER MINI CFK, Hagerstown Community College, 11400 Robinwood Dr. 1-week camp sessions from June 18-August 10, Mon.Fri., 9 am-4 pm, for children entering K and grade 1. Weekly themes include: Diggin’ Dinosaurs, June 18-22; Stories, Puppets and Bears…Oh My! June 25-29; Scales and Tails, July 9-13; Hands-on Art, July 16-20; Down on the Farm, July 23-27; Fiesta in America, July 30-Aug. 3; A Bug’s Life, Aug. 6-10. Meals are provided. $174-$179. Contact Terry Kitchen at 240/500-2322. http://hagerstowncc.edu/minicfk. HCC COLLEGE FOR KIDS, Hagerstown Community College, 11400 Robinwood Dr., Hagerstown. Summer enrichment program for grades 2 to 12. Offering weekly adventures starting June 18 through August 10. Before and after care available. Schedules and costs vary by theme and week. Most camps run 8:45 am-4 pm. Price ranges from $179- $199. 240/500-2236. www.collegeforkids.hagerstowncc.edu/. 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Magical World of Pixar, July 9-13; Kitchen Chemistry, July 9-13; Ocean Adventures, June 18-22; Art and the Magical Five Senses, Aug. 6-10; Super Heroes, Super Villains, and Super You, July 23-27; American Sign Language, June 25-29. Grades 4 & 5: Mad Scientist, June 18-22 or Aug. 610; Computer Games Are Elementary, June 18-22 or July 9-13; Computer Games are BEYOND Elementary, July 30-Aug. 3; Junkyard Art, July 9-13; My Lego Robot Is Better Than Yours! June 18-22, June 25-29, July 2327; The World of Harry Potter, June 25-29 or July 30Aug. 3; Crime Scene Detectives, July 9-13 or Aug. 6-10; Fossils and the Sands of Time, June 25-29; Around the World, July 23-27; Home Makeover, Math Edition, July 23-27; Pet Academy, June 18-22; Digital Maniacs, July 9-13; Hola! Espanol, Aug. 6-10; Minecraft for Maniacs, June 25-29 or July 30-Aug. 3. Grades 6-8: Design Your Own Computer Game, July 913; Create a Fictional World, June 25-29; Creative Photography, June 25-29; Drones and Other Things that Go Bump in the Sky, July 9-13; Cinematography, July 30-Aug. 3; Music Theatre: Act, Sing and Dance, June 18-22 or Aug. 6-10; The Flying Physics of Catapults, Cannons and Sling Shots, June 18-22; Babysitters Boot Camp, July 23-27; CSI: Hagerstown, July 9-13; 3D Design and Printing, June 25-29; Hunger Games, July 9-13; Star Wars: A Course About the Force, July 9-13; Engineering, July 23-27; Maker of Worlds: Mastering Minecraft, July 23-27; LEGO My Robot, July 30-Aug. 3; Microscope Mania, July 30-Aug. 3; Ecology and the Great Outdoors, Aug. 6-10; LEGO Cup Robot Wars, Aug. 6-10; Minecraft Modding and More, July 30-Aug. 3; Vet Academy, June 18-22, July 23-27; The Bigger World of Harry Potter, Aug. 6-10; Rocketry and Space Flight, July 30-Aug. 3; Academy STEM, June 25-29. Grades 8-12: Becoming a Master Painter, June 1822; Beginning Phone App Design, June 18-22, July 913; Coding Academy: Game Design and Programming, June 25-29; Creating Digital Animation, June 25-29; Monsters in Literature, June 25-29; Producing Your Own Podcast: Season 1, July 9-13; Creative Photography, July 23-27; Preparing for the Real World of College or Career, July 23-27; VEX Robotic Engineering, July 23-27 or July 30-Aug. 3; Coding Academy: Multiplayer, July 30-Aug. 3; Photography Portfolio, July 30-Aug. 3; 3D Game Development, Aug. 6-10; SAT Prep, Aug. 6-10. HCC VOLLEYBALL CAMP, Hagerstown Community College, 11400 Robinwood Dr., July 30-Aug. 2, 5-8 pm, for rising grades 5-12. Serve & Serve Receive, Monday; Hitting & Blocking, Tuesday; Setting & Offensive Systems, Wednesday; Defensive Systems, Thursday. $30 per camper per day; $110, per camper for all 4 days. 240/500-2451. HAGERSTOWN YMCA SUMMER CAMPS, 1100 Eastern Blvd. N., Hagerstown. Specialty, sports and playground camps also offered. 301/739-3990. www.ymcahagerstown.org. Adventure Camp, 1100 N. Eastern Blvd., Hagerstown. Weekly, June 18-Aug. 31, 7 am-6 pm, ages 5 & 6. Camp is based at the YMCA but will travel 2 days a week. Some trips include Six Flags, Jaydees, Monkey Joe’s and more. Additional activities include sports, arts & crafts, outdoor adventures, swimming and on site guest speakers. Breakfast, lunch and field trips included. $137/members per week, $155/nonmembers per week. Camp Holiday, 1100 N. Eastern Blvd., Hagerstown. Weekly, June 18-August 31, 7 am-6 pm, 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, skating, and more. Breakfast, lunch and field trips included. $137/members per week, $155/nonmembers per week. Camp Panther Pride, 289 W. Main St., Hancock. Weekly, June 18-August 31, 7 am-5:30 pm, ages 6-12. Brand new camp operating out of Hancock Middle/Senior High. Activities include sports, arts, crafts, water play, science, and fitness & nutrition. Breakfast and lunch included. $60 per week. Hub Club, 1100 N. Eastern Blvd., Hagerstown.

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Weekly, June 18-Aug. 31, 7 am-6 pm, ages 7-12. Camp offers weekly themes and a wide variety of camp activities. Camp activities, arts & crafts, swimming, sports, and more. $110/members per week, $126/non-members per week. 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. $80/members, $100/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. $60 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 6-12. Weekly themes and wide variety of camp activities. Variety of local agencies will be coming to the site for hands on activities and presentations. $60 per week/per child. Specialty Camps are offered at various times throughout the summer. They include breakfast, lunch and swimming. Specialty camps offered: Creation Station, ages 7-12, week 1; Little Bakerz, ages 8-12, week 2 & 7; Dance, ages 8-13, week 4; Lego Robotic, ages 9-13, week 5; KidzArt, ages 7-12, week 6; Animal Adventures, ages 7-13, week 8; Medieval, ages 7-12, week 9. $158, members; $175, non-members. Sports Camps are offered at various times throughout the summer. They include breakfast, lunch and swimming. Sports camps offered: Basketball, ages 6-9 & 10-14, week 1 & 10; Volleyball, ages 8-12, week 2; Golf, ages 7-14, week 2 & 9; Soccer, ages 6-14, week 4 & 7; Lacrosse, ages 8-13, week 5; Sport Spectacular, ages 7-13, week 6; Dodgeball, ages 8-13, week 8. $158, members; $175, non-members. HERITAGE ACADEMY SUMMER CAMPS, 12215 Walnut Point West, Hagerstown. Contact 301/5822600 or email questions to Heather Grove at Heritageathletics@heritage-academy.net. www.heritage-academy.net. Options include: Boys Basketball Camp, June 11-15, 9 am-3 pm, rising 4th-8th graders. Learn basketball fundamentals from a seasoned coach. $75. Girls Basketball Camp, July 9-13, 8 am-12 noon, rising 4th-9th graders. Learn basketball fundamentals from a seasoned coach. $60. Girls Volleyball Camp, June 18-22, 8 am-12 noon, rising 4th-8th graders. Learn volleyball fundamentals from a seasoned coach. $60. Boys Soccer Camp, July 23-27, 8 am-12 noon, rising 4th-8th graders. Learn soccer fundamentals from a seasoned coach. $60. HERITAGE HARVEST FARM HORSE CAMP, 17159 Sprecher Rd., Boonsboro. Weekly sessions June 18-Aug. 31. Regular camp for ages 7-13, Mon.-Thurs., 9 am-5 pm, and Fri., 9 am-1 pm; Junior Camp for ages 4-6 is Aug. 6-10, Mon.-Fri., 9 am-2 pm. Majority of the weeks are regular camp. We ride English or Western. Junior Camp has two shorter riding lessons. Also offer two Western theme weeks (July 9-13 & Aug. 20-24) where riding, games, videos and crafts are focused on the west. Riders grouped by experience. End of camp pizza party. $275. 301/223-6731. www.heritageharvest.com. LIVERPOOL FC SUMMER CAMP, Grace Academy School, 13321 Cearfoss Pike, Hagerstown. July 16-20, 9 am-3 pm for ages 6-14. Practice fundamental techniques such as dribbling, passing & receiving, turning and shooting. Led by LFC coaches. $150/Half Day, $2235/Full Day. www.uniquesocceracademy.com/camps. 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 18Aug. 3, for ages 6-17, plus adult, specialty, 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. 1-800-238-9974. www.mar-lu-ridge.org.

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MID-MARYLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTER SUMMER CAMPS AND INTENSIVES, 5901 Enterprise Ct., Frederick. 301/694-5105. www.mmpac.com. MMPAC Summer Stars, July 16-27, ages 9-18. Fullday dance and theater intensive. $695. MMPAC Summer Stars JR., July 23-27, ages 6-8. Half-day dance intensive. $395. Storybook Adventures Dance Camp, July 16-20, ages 3-5. Half-day dance camp. New Market Studio, 12 W. Main St. $195. Dance in August, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, Ballet, jazz, musical theater, modern, tap, and hip hop workshops. 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 1822; Camp Invention, June 25-29; Cooking Fun, July 2-6 (closed July 4); Slime Time, July 9-13; Imagination Station, July 16-20; Baby, It’s Cold Outside, July 23-27; Amazing Animals, July 30-Aug. 3; Up, Up and Away, Aug. 6-10; Young Naturalists, Aug. 13-17; Crazy Days, Aug. 20-23. 301/846-2612. MINI MONOCACY, Middletown Rec Center, 403 Franklin St. and Walkersville Rec Center, 83 Frederick St. Weekly camps held June 25-August 10, Mon.-Fri., 911:30 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 25-Aug. 17, Mon.Fri., 7 am-6 pm, ages 8-13. Non-stop outdoor fun. Hikes, archery, river exploration, nature, games and more. $149 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: Summer Adventure, Maryland Adventure, Myths & Legends, Wacky Science, To the Extreme, Water World, Jedi Training, Treasure Hunters, Time Travel & Encore Week. $144/full day weekly fee, $19/swim option add-on for Walkersville & Middletown. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. MONOCACY SPORTS & GAMES, Tuscarora Rec Center, 6321 Lambert Dr., Frederick and Thurmont Rec Center, 408 E. Main St., Thurmont. June 25-Aug. 17, 7 am-6 pm, ages 6-12. Sports camp. Learn soccer, basketball, kickball, dodge ball, lacrosse, floor hockey,

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and more. $149 weekly fee. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. MT AETNA SUMMER CAMP, Mt. Aetna Camp & Retreat Center, 21905 Mt. Aetna Rd., Hagerstown. Weekly camps from June 24 to July 29. Camps include: Extreme Outpost, June 24-July 1, ages 13-16, $350; Adventure, June 24-July 1, ages 7-10, $250; S.I.T. 1, June 24-July 1, ages 15-17, $150; Horsemanship Outpost, June 24-July 1, ages 13-16, $350; Watersports Outpost, June 24-July 1, ages 13-16, $350; Wilderness Extreme, June 24-July 1, ages 13-16, $350; S.I.T. 2, July 1-8, ages 15-17, $150; Junior 1, July 1-8, ages 10-12, $250; S.I.T. 3, July 8-15, ages 15-17, $150; Junior 2, July 8-15, ages 10-12, $350; Trail Adventure, July 1-8, ages 12-14, $350; River Adventure, July 8-15, ages 12-14, $350; Tween, July 15-22, ages 12-14, $350; Teen, July 22-29, ages 1316, $350. MT AETNA FLAG CAMP is a day camp for ages 5-15. It combines worship, arts & crafts, sports and a field trip each day. $125. 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 18-22, 9 am-3 pm, ages boys 8-13. $250. Mount St. Mary’s Mayhem Team Camp, June 1518; Mini Basketball Camp Mayhem, July 7-8; Bryan Cunningham’s Mount Saint Mary’s University’s Soccer Camp; Summer Elite ID and Team Camp, July 8-12 Mount Soccer Academy Day Camp, June 18-22, 8:30 am-3:30 pm, ages 4-13, for boys and girls, $185. Scott Thomson Baseball Camp: July 22-25, ages 13-18, $450/overnight camp, $315/commuter camp. July 30-Aug. 1, 9 am-3 pm, ages 6-12, $225. July 30Aug. 1, 9 am-12 noon, ages 6-12, $175. MULTI-SPORTS DAY CAMP, Williamsport High School, Williamsport. June 18-22, 8 am-4 pm, ages 813. Power Camp is a week of inspiration and perspiration. Young athletes learn and grow in their sport, plus each day consists of multiple practices as well as huddle times to learn biblical principles. $150. 301/331-9174. NEW SPIRE ARTS 2018 SUMMER CAMPS, 11 W. Patrick St., Frederick. A variety of week-long, full- and half-day camps. Olney Theatre Center Camp is two weeks. Before and after care available. 8 am-9 am, $5 per child per day; 3:30-5 pm, $10 per child per day. 301/620-4458. www.newspirearts.com. Camps offered: Superstar Dance Camp, June 25-29, 9 am3:30 pm, rising K-3rd graders, $225; Little Music Makers, July 9-13, 9 am-12 noon, rising K-2nd graders, $100; Puppetry Camp, July 9-13, 12:30 pm-3:30 pm, rising K-2nd graders, $100; Frederick Children’s Chorus Camp, July 16-20, 9 am-3:30 pm, rising 3rd-8th graders, $225; Superhero Dance Camp, July 23-27, 9 am-3:30 pm, rising K-3rd graders, $225; Shakespeare the Death Scenes Camp, July 23-27, 9 am-3:30 pm, rising 6th-9th graders, $225; YMCA Music Video Camp, July 30-Aug. 3, 9 am-3:30 pm, rising 6th-8th graders, $280 for YMCA household members, $310 for nonmembers; Big Top Circus Camp, Aug. 6-10, 9 am3:30 pm, rising 3rd-5th graders, $225; Maryland School for the Deaf Performing Arts Camp, Aug. 6-10, 12:30-3:30 pm, rising 6th-8th graders, $100; YMCA Circus Camp, Aug. 13-17, 9 am-3:30 pm, rising 6th-8th graders, $280 for YMCA household members, $310 for nonmembers; Jedi Dance Camp, Aug. 20-24, 9 am3:30 pm, rising K-3rd graders, $225; Little Playwrights Camp, Aug. 27-31, 9 am-3:30 pm, rising K-3rd graders, $225; Olney Theatre Center Summer Stock, Aug. 2031, 9 am-3:30 pm, rising 4th-6th graders, $687.50. OLYMPIC’S DAY CAMP, Byron Memorial Park, Park Rd., Williamsport. July 16-20, 8:30 am-4:30 pm, $125. Mason-Dixon Council themed Cub Scout Day Camp. 301/739-1211.

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PRESCHOOL PLAY CAMP, Hagerstown Community College, ARCC, 11400 Robinwood Dr. July 9-13 or July 16-20, 9 am-12 noon, ages 3-5. Arts & crafts, storytelling, music, and games. $55/resident, $60/outof-county resident. www.washcorecfit.com. DAN PRETE BASKETBALL CAMPS, Saint James School, 17641 College Rd., Hagerstown. June 18-22, July 2-6 (no camp July 4), or July 9-13, 9 am-3 pm, for boys & girls ages 6-17. Extended care hours available. Learn the fundamentals of the game of basketball. $175. $150 week of July 2. Sibling discounts. 301/233-8644. www.danpretebasketballcamp.com. PROJECT EXPLORATIONS! STEAM DAY CAMP, University of Maryland Extension 4-H Youth Development Program, Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro. June 25-29, 8 am-5 pm, ages 5-13. Camp is designed to create interest, explore curiosity, and gain knowledge about topics within science, technology, engineering, agriculture/art, and math. $100. $80 per additional child in same family. 301/791-1404. Registrations handled through Eventbrite at www.eventbrite.com/e/project-explorations-2018steam-day-camp-tickets-44486006844. RIVER VALLEY RANCH SUMMER CAMPS, 4443 Grave Run Rd., Manchester. Weekly camps from June 24-August 17 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. Day camp, for ages 4-10; Arrowhead Woods Overnight Camp, for children that have completed grades 2-3; Fort Roller Overnight Camp, for children that have completed grades 4-6; Frontier Town Overnight Camp, for children that have completed grades 7-12. 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 18-Aug. 24. Half and full day camps for ages 2-14. Mommy & Me camps need parent accompaniment. Camp price ranges from $69$149. 301/600-1650. 301/600-2936. www.recreator.com. History Adventures: Cultures of the World, June 18-22, 9 am-12 noon, ages 6-13; Mommy & Me Camp: Curious Monkeys, June 18-22, 9:30-11:30 am, ages 24; Girls in History: Colonial World, June 25-29, 9 am-12 noon, ages 4-9; It’s Revolutionary, June 25-29, 8 am-5 pm, ages 6-14; Hamilton’s World Camp, June 25-29, 8 am-5 pm, ages 8-15; Archeology Week, July 2-6, 9-12 noon or 8 am-5 pm, ages 6-13; Patriot’s Week, July 26, 9 am-12 noon, ages 4-7; Lincoln & Davis’ World: Civil War Camp, July 9-13, 9 am-12 noon for ages 4-7, 8 am-5 pm for ages 7-13; Dirty Jobs History Camp, July 16-20, 9 am-12 noon, ages 5-10; Timeline of History, July 16-20, 8 am-5 pm, ages 6-14; Hogwarts History Camp: Sorcerers Stone to the Triwizard Cup, July 23-27, 8 am-5 pm, ages 6-13; Medieval World Cup, July 2327, 9 am-12 noon, ages 5-10; Hogwarts History Camp: Dumbledore Army to the End, July 30-Aug. 3, 8 am-5 pm, ages 6-13; Laura Ingalls Wilder Camp, July 30-Aug. 3, 9 am-12 noon, ages 4-8; Mommy & Me: Winnie the Pooh, July 30-Aug. 3, 9:30-11:30 am, ages 2-4; Native American Nature, July 30-Aug. 3, 1-4 pm, ages 4-6; History Sports Camp, Aug. 6-10, 8 am-5 pm, ages 6-12; Superheroes of History Camp, Aug. 6-10, 9 am-12 noon, ages 3-6; Molly’s World: World War II Camp, Aug. 13-17, 9 am-12 noon, ages 4-13; A World at War: World War II Camp, Aug. 13-17, 8 am-5 pm, ages 6-14; Mommy & Me: Native American Nature, Aug. 20-24, 9:30-11:30 am, ages 2-4; Native American Nature Survival, Aug. 20-24, 8 am-5 pm, ages 7-14. ST. JOHN REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL CAMPS, 8414 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick. Weekly camps for students entering Grades PreK to 8 run July 9 through Aug. 3. 301/662-6722. www.sjrcs.org. Themes include: Summer Memories Camp, June 18-22 or June 2529, 9 am-12 noon, for students entering PreK 4-4th grade. Different themes each day with daily snack. Arts & crafts, indoor & outdoor games, water day, Legos, and more. $135. Art with Yemi, July 30-Aug. 3, 9 am-12 noon, grades 2-8. Produce multimedia work. Camp directed by Yemi, a famous, local artist. $155.

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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, or Middletown Rec Center, 403 Franklin St., Middletown. 6-9 pm. No camp July 4. $60-$74. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Go Get It: Beginner Volleyball Development Camp, Aug. 6-10, Middletown Rec Center; July 2-6 or July 23-27, Centerville Rec Center. Ages 10-14. Learn basic volleyball skills. Go Get It: Intermediate Volleyball Skills Camp, July 9-13 or July 23-27, Centerville Rec Center, ages 10-16. Camp introduces advanced offensive and defensive skills. Go Get It: Advanced Volleyball Skills Camp, July 30-Aug. 3, Centerville Rec Center, ages 14-18. Camp designed for those with high school or club volleyball experience. WASHINGTON COUNTY RECREATION DEPARTMENT’S YOUTH SUMMER DAY CAMPS, June 18 to Aug. 3 (weekly Mon.-Fri.) for ages 5 to 12, times are either 7 am-5 pm or 7 am-5:30 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. Classic Summer Day Camp: Williamsport Elementary School, 1 S. Clifton Dr., Williamsport; Maugansville Elementary, 18023 Maugans Ave., Maugansville; Rockland Woods Elementary School, 18201 Rockland Drive, Hagerstown; 7 am-5 pm, ages 5-12. $75/week (county resident); $85/week (out-of-county resident); Marty Snook Adventure Camp, Marty Snook Park, 17901 Halfway Blvd., Hagerstown. 7 am-5:30 pm, ages 5-7, 8-9, and 10-12. Weekly themes. $83/week (county resident); $93/week (out-of-county resident). WE PLAY FOR SRK VOLLEYBALL CAMP, Williamsport High School, 5 South Clifton Dr., Williamsport. July 9-12, grades 3-6, 8:30-11:30 am; grades 7-8, 12:303:30 pm. Campers develop basic skills of the game of volleyball. $100. $120 per camper after July 1. www.samanthakelleymemorialfun.org/camp.php. WEIRD AND WACKY STEM DAY CAMP, Kaplin University, 18618 Crestwood Dr., Hagerstown. July 9-13, 8:30 am-4:30 pm, $125. Mason-Dixon Council themed Cub Scout Day Camp. Girls ages 6-11 are eligible for this camp. 301/739-1211. YMCA OF FREDERICK COUNTY CAMPS, 301/663-5131. www.frederickymca.org. Downtown Y Day Camp, 1000 N. Market St., Frederick. Weekly camps from June 18-Aug. 31, 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. Before and after care available for full-day camps only. $180-$340. B.A.S.E. Summer Fun Camps, weekly camps running from June 18-Aug. 24, Mon.Fri., 6:30 am-6:30 pm for children grades K-5. Locations: Ballenger Creek Elementary, Centerville Elementary, Glade Elementary, Green Valley Elementary, Parkway Elementary, Twin Ridge Elementary and Whittier Elementary. Themes: Backyard Summer Fun, June 18-22; Creative Campers, June 25-29; Red, White & You, July 2-6 (no camp July 4); Island Explorer, July 9-13; Anything Goes, July 16-20; Camp Spirit Week, July 23-27; Get You Game On, July 30-Aug. 3; Space Exploration, Aug. 6-10; Super Hero Week, Aug. 13-17; The Very Best of Summer, Aug. 20-24. $170-$195. YMCA Camp West Mar Sleep-Away Camp, 14509 Brown Rd., Sabillasville. For ages 8-14. Weeks offered: June 25-29, July 9-13, July 23-27, Aug. 6-10, Aug. 20-24. 72 acre residential camp in the foothills of the Catoctin Mountains. Campers enjoy pool time, hiking, craft projects, outdoor games, canoeing, archery and more. $550$595. YMCA Camp West Mar Day Camp, 14509 Brown Rd., Sabillasville. For ages 614. Weekly from June 18-Aug. 24. No camp July 4. 72 acre residential camp in the foothills of the Catoctin Mountains. Campers enjoy pool time, hiking, craft projects, outdoor games, canoeing, archery and more. $185-$215. YMCA Green Valley Day Camp, Urbana Middle School, 3511 Pontius Ct., Ijamsville. Weekly camps from July 2-Aug. 10, 7 am-6 pm. No camp July 4. Camp themes and ages vary. $90-$250.

CAMP EDER, 914 Mount Hope Rd., Fairfield. Christian camp and retreat center. Three-day to weeklong camps running from June 17-Aug. 3. For children in K-12th grade. Theme camps include: Senior High Camp, Junior High Camp, Rock Climbing Camp, Barefoot Camp, Junior I & II Camps, Kids’s Camp I & II, Kid’s Farm Camp, Colorful Creations Camp, Outback Camp, Culinary Camp, Puddle Jumpers Camp, Gone Fishin’ Camp, Train Camp, Wet & Wild, AT Trekkers Camp, Homestead Bootcamp, Shining Stars Camp, Nature Explorers. 717/642-8256. www.campeder.org. CAMP PENN, Camp Penn, 8005 Old Forge Rd., Waynesboro. Offers Christian camping opportunities. Camps: Music, Drama & Worship Arts, June 10-15, grades 512, $340; Disciples Path Backpacking Camp, June 17-22, grades 9-12, $340; Fun, Faith & Friends, June 24-29, grades 4-8, $340; Double Scoop of Awesome Sauce, June 24-26, grades 2-4, $190; Spirit Adventure Camp, July 8-13, $340; The Great Mini Camp Adventure, July 15-17, grades 2-4, $190; The Stuff They Don’t Teach You at School, July 15-20, grades 4-9, $340; Camp Survivor Prep, July 22-27, grades 5-7, $340; Camp Survivor, July 22-27, grades 8-10, $340; 10,000 Point Race, July 22-27, grades 10-12, $340; Capture His Light Photography Camp, July 29-Aug. 3, grades 712, $340; Camp New Adventure, July 29-Aug. 3, grades 4-6, $340; Christ’s Motley Crew, July 29-Aug. 3, grades 7-12, $340; Arts Innovation, Aug. 5-10, grades 3-7, $340. 717/762-2693. www.susumcamps.org. CHAMBERSBURG BALLET THEATER DANCE CAMPS, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. 717/709-1800. www.innernet.net/cbts. CHAMBERSBURG COMMUNITY THEATRE STAGE CAMP, Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. July 23-28, 9 am-4:30 pm, ages 8-18. Auditions July 15, 1-4 pm. 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. Performances of “Shrek The Musical Jr” on Sat., July 28, 2 pm & 7 pm. 717/263-3900. www.cctonline.org. CHAMBERSBURG PA YMCA CAMPS, 570 E. McKinley St., Chambersburg. There are weekly Summer Day Camps from May 30-Aug. 15, Mon.-Fri., 8:30 am-4 pm for ages 5-16. Camps center around various themes including sports, crafts, animals, the environment and more. $110 a week for YMCA members, $130 a week for nonmembers. Extended care hours available. There are also Biddy Camps for ages 3-5, Mon.-Thurs., 9:15-11:45 am. Weekly themes include: Soccer Camp, June 4-7; Secret Mission, June 11-14; Going Green, June 18-21; Everyday Heroes, June 25-28; Diggin for Dinosaurs, July 9-12; Summer Splash, July 16-19; Simple Science, July 23-26; Under the Sea, July 30-Aug. 2; All Sports Camp, Aug. 6-9. $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 10-July 26. Faith-based weeklong camps for youth in designated age groups, Pre-K through grade 12. Crafts, swimming, canoeing, fishing, archery, drama,

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BOYS & GIRLS CLUB CHAMBERSBURG SUMMER CAMP, Boys & Girls Club Clubhouse, 440 W. Washington St., Chambersburg. Weekly camps running June 1129 and July 9-27, 9 am-3 pm. Fun indoor and outdoor activities, science, field trips and art activities, swimming, and more. $8-$40 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 24 to Aug. 17. 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.

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cont. from page 15 rocketry, sports, zip line, worship team, and more. $79.05-$258. 717/328-3055. program@covevalleycamp.com. www.covevalleycamp.com. CAMP DISCOVERY, Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, 300 East Swissvale Avenue, PIttsburgh. Camp for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children runs June 24-29 for ages 7-17 (not yet graduated). Offering campers an exciting week of activities and events that will be sure to create life-long memories and friendships. $175 includes lodging, meals and all activities. For more information, please contact Ms. Sally Wellman at swellman@wpsd.org. 800/624-3323. www.wpsd.org CUMBERLAND VALLEY SCHOOL OF MUSIC SUMMER CAMPS, Thomson Hall, Wilson College, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg or St. Paul United Methodist Church, 750 Norland Ave., Chambersburg. 717/261-1220. www.cvsmusic.org. Some options are: Music Together Jammin’, July 30-Aug. 3, 9:30-11 am, ages 5-8. Game songs, movement, solo and ensemble experiences, conducting, improvisation, and musicreading readiness. $140. Voice & Drama Camp, July 16-21, Mon.-Thurs. from 8:30 am-12:30 pm, Fri. from 8:30 am-2 pm, and Sat. from 9-11 am at St. Paul UMC. For students entering grades 4-9. Campers will be immersed in the music and story of “The Little Mermaid.” Each camper will be in a special dance number, a dramatic scene (based on play) or a special vocal solo, duet or small ensemble. Camp will end with a performance as part of Old Market Day at the Capitol Theatre. $180. Voice & Drama, Jr Camp, July 16-21, Mon.-Thurs. from 9:30-11:30 am, Fri. from 8:30 am-2 pm, and Sat. from 9-11 am at St. Paul UMC. For students entering grades 1-3 Campers will be immersed in the music and story of “The Little Mermaid.” They sing, dance and act in a creative mini-musical. Camp will end with performance as part of Old Market Day at the Capitol Theatre. $115. Piano Sampler Camp, June 11-15, 9:30-11 am at Wilson College. Ages 8-11. Learn the very basics of playing piano. $99. Music Together, July 3-20, Tues. & Fri., 10:30-11:15 am at Wilson College. Ages 18 mos.-5 years with caregiver. Enjoy making music together. $99. Musical Seashore, June 18-22, 9:30-11:30 am at Wilson College. Ages 4-6. Celebrate the seashore through singing, dancing, activities, and crafts. Families may participate last 15 minutes of each day. $120. Cello Camp, July 23-27, 10 am-6 pm at Wilson College. Ages 12 & older. Immersive week of cello fun. Open to advancing middle and high school cellists who are comfortable switching through all neck positions and have been studying for a minimum of two years. Program includes private lessons, technique classes, cello ensembles, and two concerts filled with beautiful music. $180. GREENCASTLE CUB SCOUT’S GOT TALENT DAY CAMP, Greencastle Sportsmen’s Association, 3260 Sportsmans Rd., Greencastle. June 18-22, 8:30 am4:30 pm, $125. Mason-Dixon Council themed Cub Scout Day Camp. 301/739-1211. JOY EL CAMPS AND RETREATS, 3741 Joy-El Drive, Greencastle. June 12 to Aug. 3. 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. Overnight camp, $322; minicamp, $209; day camp, $121 to $143. 717/369-4539. www.joyelcamps.org. JOYFUL ARTS STUDIO, 21 E. Baltimore St., Greencastle, PA. Weekly camps from 10 am-12 noon for students ages 8-12. Camps offered June 11-15, June 25-29, July 23-27 and Aug. 6-10. Drawing and painting in acrylics & watercolors. $100 per week. 717/658-2177. www.joyfulartstudio.com. MERCERSBURG SUMMER CAMPS, 300 East Seminary St., Mercersburg. Adventure camps, Enrichment camps, and Arts and Sports Camps for ages 8-17. 717/328-6225. www.mercersburgsummer.com. Camps include: Mercersburg Adventure Camp, July 1-13 or July 15-27, ages 8-15, $2,150/1 session, $4,000/2 sessions, $200 per weekend stay over. STEAM Camp, June 24-28, ages 10-13. $600/residential, $510/commuter. ESL+: Intensive Summer Language Program, July 1-27, grades 6-12, $5,500, $100 application fee. Young Writers Camp, July 1-13, ages 11-16, $1800/residential, $1325/commuter Performing Arts Intensive: Students ages 11-16 may choose between a track that combines both dance and theatre courses, or focus on just dance or just theatre for the two weeks. 2 week option: July 15-27, $1,800/residential, $1,325/commuter; or 1 week option: July 15-20, $975/residential, $675/commuter Swim Clinics, June 17-21 or June 24-28, ages 8-17, $675/residential, $500/commuter Boys’ Basketball Camp, June 24-28, ages 11-14, $325/residential, $280/commuter Girls’ Basketball Camp, June 24-28, ages 11-14, $325/residential, $280/commuter Soccer Camp, June 25-29, ages 9-14, $325/day camp RHODES GROVE, 7693 Brown’s Mill Rd., Chambersburg. Overnight camps & 9 am5 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, July 2-6, grades 2-4; Swim camp, July 2-6, grades 2-4; Adventure camp 1, June 25-29, grades 4-6; Adventure camp 2, July 16-20, grades 4-6; Journey camp, June 18-22, grades 6-8; There are also Family Camps, Equestrian camps, and more. 717/375-4162. www.rhodesgrove.com.

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SEEDS SUMMER CAMP, Wilson College, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg. June 25-29 or July 9-13, 9 am-4 pm, grades K-6. Each child is placed in 4 courses. Course offerings: African Art Safari, Junior Mad Scientists, App Coding for Grades 4-6, Junior Marketing, Board Game Making, Painting Styles, Colonial Life, Dance Party, Magic: Basic Tricks for Grades 4-6, Drama, Musical Geography, Mystery: Write and Solve for Grades 4-6, Story Time and Craft Fun for Grades K-3, Tell Your Tale for Grades 4-6, and Theme Park Design. $200 per week. www.wilson.edu/seeds. SHALOM CHRISTIAN ACADEMY SUMMER CAMPS, Shalom Christian Academy, 126 Social Island Rd., Chambersburg. Weekly morning, afternoon or full-day (8 am-4 pm) camps offered June 11 thru July 26. Early bird drop off & late pick up. Camp includes quality instruction, t-shirt, & pizza party. 717/375-2223. https://shalomca.com/athletics/summer-sports. Options: Flames Soccer Camp, June 18-21, 9 am-3 pm or 9 am-12 noon, grades 3-8. Train in all aspects of soccer from fundamental skill drills to small-sided games, from field position training to team competition. $65-$120; Flames Basketball Camp, July 9-12, 9 am-12 noon, grades 2-5. Focus on the fundamental basketball skills of shooting, rebounding, dribbling, passing, offense & defense. Smaller basketball and lower hoops used. $65; Flames Basketball Camp, July 16-19, 9 am-3 pm, grades 6-8. Focus on the fundamental basketball skills of shooting, rebounding, dribbling, passing, offense & defense. $120; Flames Volleyball Camp, June 11-14, 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. $65; Flames Flag Football Camp, June 11-14, 9:45 am12 noon, grades 3-8. Learn basic fundamentals of flag football through instruction and competition. $65; Flames Frenzy Camp, July 23-26, 9 am-12 noon, grades 1-3. Physical education camp designed to teach the fundamentals of physical activity and good sportsmanship. $65; Flames Frenzy Camp, July 9-12, 1-4 pm, grades 4-6. Physical education camp designed to teach the fundamentals of physical activity and good sportsmanship. $65. SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY SUMMER CAMPS, Shippensburg University, 1871 Old Main Dr., Shippensburg, Weekly camps from June 10-Aug. 1. Resident and day camps for girls and boys ages 8-18. Camp options: boys basketball, chemistry, tennis, jumps, throws, girls basketball, girls softball, girls volleyball, sprints & hurdles, cross country, field hockey, forensic science, and more. 717/477-1256. sucamps@ship.edu. www.ship.edu/camps. STONE MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES TEEN CAMP, 9803 Old Hawn Rd., Central PA. 2 & 4 week sessions. June 23-August 19, ages 12 to 16. A co-ed overnight teen and “tween” summer camp for 60 teenagers. Exciting and engaging activities and events everyday, including: water sports, adventure activities, traditional sports, community service, and creative arts. 3 special option programs: horseback riding, mountain biking and wakeboarding/waterskiing. $2825, 2-week camp; $5550, 4 week camp. 814/667-3874. https://www.sma-summers.com/ THE TENNIS CLUB SUMMER CAMPS, 4880 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro. Green Ball Advanced Camp, June 18-22, 9 am-3 pm, $325. Camp is designed for the green ball academy level player. Yellow Ball Advanced Camp, June 25-29, 9 am-3 pm, $325. Camp is designed for the advanced high school and academy level player. 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 18-22 or June 25-29, Mon.-Fri., 10 am-3 pm, ages 8-11. Campers learn acting games, exercises, and techniques used to create exciting and interesting characters. Backstage tour of the playhouse included. Camp will not end with a production. $250. Teen Theatre Camp, July 9-13 or July 16-20, Mon.-Fri., 10 am-4 pm, ages 12-16. Theatre intensive. Campers will learn acting games, exercises, and techniques to help sharpen their craft as actors. They will learn how to prepare monologues or songs for auditions and performances. Scene work included. End of camp showcase performance. $250. Teen Comedy & Improv Camp, July 23-27 or July 30-Aug. 3, Mon.-Fri., 10 am-4 pm, ages 13-18. Campers sharpen their craft in the art of improve. They perform their own show similar to “Saturday Night Live” and “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” on Aug. 4. $250. WAYNESBORO AREA YMCA SUMMER DAY CAMP, 810 E. Main St., Waynesboro. Day Camps beginning May 29 through August 17, 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, field trips, and more. $105-$150 per week; $81$120 per week part time. 717/762-6012. www.waynesboroymca.org. WHITETAIL RESORT ADVENTURE CAMPS, 13805 Blairs Valley Rd., Mercersburg. 717/328-9400, x3526. https://camps.skiwhitetail.com/ adventure-camps. Options: The Farside Adventure, July 29-Aug. 3 or Aug. 5-10, ages 12-15. Traditional overnight adventure camp that includes river tubing, kayaking the Antietam, high ropes course adventures, hiking the Appalachian Trail, shooting sports, wilderness living, and more. $675. Kid’s Adventure Camp, July 9-13, July 16-20, or July 23-27, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., ages 7-11. Drop off between 8-8:15 a.m. Extended hours, for an additional fee, are now offered where a camper can be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. and picked up as late as 5:30 p.m. Shooting sports, fishing, wilderness living, kayaking, paddle boarding, tubing, archery, ropes course adventure, swimming, optional overnight, and more. $295 per camper per week. $275 for additional sibling per week.

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BLANDY SUMMER NATURE CAMP, State Arboretum of Virginia, 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 registering more than one child. 540/837-1758, x224. www.blandy.virginia.edu. Wildlife Detectives, June 25-27, 9 am-3 pm, for rising 2nd-4th graders. Explore nature using all five senses. Phenomenal Plants and Their Animals, July 9-13, 9 am-12 noon, for rising 2nd-4th graders. Explore the world of plants. EcoExplorers, July 16-20, 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. 540/533-2777. www.brcth.org. CAMP FANTASTIC, Northern VA 4-H Educational Center, Front Royal. August 12-18 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, swimming, 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. 888/9302707. www.specialove.org. CAMP FOLLOW THE LEADER, Bethel Lutheran Church, 2077 North Frederick Pike, Winchester. July 23-28, 9 am-1 pm, ages 6-10. Unique summer day camp for child with physical, sensory, social, emotional and/or developmental challenges. Camp activities include arts & crafts, sports, music, games, and special events. $75. 540/536-5113. www.valleyhealthlink.com/followtheleader. 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 alltime high. Skating, swimming, park, arts & crafts, museums, movies, zoo, picnics. 855/965-2212. 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 3-19. Camp prices range from $30-$190. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Several options include: Camps at the Ranch, Full Moon Ranch, Berryville. June 12-14 or Aug. 7-9, 9 am-12 noon, ages 717, www.ponytogo.com; Soccer Camp, June 18-21, 8:30-11 am, ages 5-12; Summer Safari, D.G. Cooley Upper Campus Gym, June 11-14, 9-11 am, ages 3-5; Nature and Crafts Camp, D.G. Cooley Upper Campus Cafeteria, June 11-14 or July 2-6, 9-11 am, ages 5-13; Fencing Camp, DG Cooley Upper Campus Gym, June 25-29, 1-3 pm, ages 8-14; STEAM Days, D.G. Cooley Gym Upper Campus, June 18-21, 1-3 pm, ages 7-14; 4-H Teen Food Challenge, June 11-14, 2-4:30 pm, ages 9-16; Youth Tennis Camp, June 25-28 or July 30-Aug. 2, 9:15-11 am, ages 6-15; Non-contact Football Camp, Johnson Williams Middle School, June 23, 8 am-6 pm, ages 14-19; Robotics Camp, D.G. Cooley Cafeteria Upper Campus, June 25-28, 9 am-12 noon, ages 9-13; Theatre Improv Camp, Johnson Williams Middle School Auditorium, June 25-29, 9 am-12 noon, ages 7-14; Critters and Conservation Camp, D.G. Cooley Upper Campus Gym, June 18-21 from 9-11 am or July 2-6 from 13 pm, ages 5-12; Basketball Camp, July 9-13 or July 23-27, 9 am-12 noon, ages 6-13; Gymnastics Camp, D. G. Cooley Upper Campus Gym, July 23-26 or July 30-Aug. 2, 1-3:30

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The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf is proud to offer a camp experience for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children, between the ages of 7 and 17. WPSD’s Camp Discovery offers campers an exciting week of activities and events that will be sure to create life-long memories and friendships. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MONDAY, JUNE 4 Check-in is on Sunday, June 24 from 2 pm to 4 pm at WPSD. The cost is $175 per camper. This includes lodging, meals and all activities for the week. There is a limited number of slots, so be sure to sign up early!

Please visit wpsd.org for more information and to register online. pm, ages 6-8 and 9-14; Pre-school Gymnastics Camp, D. G. Cooley Upper Campus Gym, July 23-26 from 9:30-11 am, or July 30-Aug. 2 from 4-5:30 pm, ages 3-5; Cheerleading Camp, Aug. 6-9, 1-3:30 pm, ages 5-12; Junior Golf Evening Camp, Rock Harbor Golf Course, July 2-6, 5-7 pm, ages 8-16, 540/7227111; VLOG Star Camp, Johnson Williams Middle School Auditorium, July 23-27, 9 am-1 pm, ages 915; Junior Music Explorers Camp, DG Cooley Upper Campus Cafeteria, July 9-12, 9-10:30 am, ages 2-5; Junior Golf Camp, Locust Hill Golf Course, July 1620, 9:30-11:30 am, ages 8-16, 304/728-7300; Sewing Camp, D.G. Cooley Gym Upper Campus, July 16-19, 1-3 pm, ages 8-14; Musical Theatre Camp, Johnson Williams Middle School Auditorium, July 913, 9 am-1 pm, ages 8-14; In History’s Footsteps at Cool Spring, Shenandoah River Campus at Cool Spring Battlefield, July 20, 9 am-3 pm, ages 6-15;

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Summer Playcamp 2018, Clarke County Recreation Center, Junior (ages 5-8) and Senior (ages 9-12) weekly camps from June 11-Aug. 10, 7:30 am-6 pm; Clarke County Fair Day Camp, Clarke County Fairgrounds, Aug. 17, 9 am-12 noon, ages 5-10. Free, but pre-registration required. 540/955-5164. FERRUM COLLEGE SUMMER ENRICHMENT CAMP, Ferrum College, 215 Ferrum Mountain Rd., Ferrum. June 17-23 and June 24-30. 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: Creative Crafting, Bon Voyage en Francais, Cooking 101, Crime Scene Investigators I & II, Drawing, Hippology, Hogwarts Academy I & II, Summer Theater, Mythology, The Writer’s Toolbox, and more. $725. Contact Chip Phillips, 888/508-7822. www.ferrum.edu/fcsec.

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Top 10 Reasons You Should Send Your Kid to Summer Camp BY

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or most people, summer camp is just something they did for a couple of weeks as a kid but for many it was much more than that. As someone who has experienced summer camp as both a camper and a counselor, I can tell you that it will not only give the parents a rest but can also change a kid’s life for the better.  Summer camp gave me the confidence to be a stay-at-home dad and to self-publish a book based on the games and activities that filled my summers. A website was created to promote the book but What To Do With The Kids is now a big part of my professional life and reaches people from around the world. Summer camp was a great experience for me as a kid growing up in a government town and has created some life-long friends and memories. With that in mind, here are my top 10 reasons why you should send your kid to summer camp:

1. It gets them out of town

For kids living in a city, there aren’t many parks and the parks that are there are not very big and are usually crowded. If you’re lucky there’s a swimming pool or splash pad nearby and for those living in a house, the backyard can get boring and if you live in a new house, chances are your backyard is the size of a postage stamp. Kids in smaller towns can also get bored with the limited amount of activities available. Most summer camps are located outside cities and surrounded by trees near lakes or rivers. The air is cleaner and the noise is all natural.  It’s a nice change for kids whose only exposure to wildlife is squirrels, pigeons and maybe the odd rat.

2. It gets them away from their family

Yes you love them, and the kids love you too and it may sound cruel but everyone can use a break at least once. Being away from home can also give kids an appreciation of what they have.

3. It gives them a sense of independence

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parents and that can be exciting for them. There will be rules to follow but it’s different when mom and dad aren’t around. They’ll be with other kids and chances are the counselors are not that much older since they are most likely high school or college age, so it won’t feel like they’re at home with their parents. For many kids it’s like being paroled from the routine of home and school.

4. It exposes them to different people

Most summer camps attract kids of different races, religions and economic standing from different parts of your city and even from different cities all together. It provides an opportunity to meet and discover other kids regardless of what their background is, what school they go to and where they’re from.

5. They can be themselves

At school and with their friends, a lot of kids can feel the pressure of acting like everyone else but a good camp program lets kids be themselves. They can be who they are and the only acting they’ll have to worry about is during the campfire skit!

6. They can learn new skills

The most important thing I ever learned at summer camp was to swim and that’s a skill that every kid should learn. Learning to swim allowed me to learn other skills such as canoeing, a bit of sailing and how to keep safe near water.   The field sports program that I ran as a counselor introduced kids to sports that they may not have had a chance to learn at home such as volleyball, basketball, badminton and softball just

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to name a few. For many, it was the first time they ever got to play and learn about a different sport.  One of the more popular areas of a summer camp program is the crafts. Some camps still make the traditional key chain and bracelet but a lot of programs teach drawing, painting and sculpting that they may not get to try at home or would want to admit to be interested in to their friends. For a lot of kids, it’s a chance to discover their artistic abilities. 

7. Learn life skills

Life skills are something that many kids learn without realizing it. Simple daily procedures such as cleaning their cabin or tent, making their bed, setting the dining table for a meal and cleaning up afterwards are habits that can carry on after they leave camp. The kids will learn teamwork and cooperation since they’ll be participating in a group or as “a cabin.” The “all for one and one for all” philosophy works wonders at summer camp and can help make your kids become more confident and out-going.  They may also pick up a few good habits as well. A number of parents have told me that their kids would start helping to clear the table after meals and make their beds, at least for a little while. 

8. It gets them active

Summer camp is filled with activities that involve running, swimming, hiking and of course playing. There are also times in the day where kids can just relax but the sign of a good camp experience is when the kids are tired but happy at the end of the day. 

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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.fcva.us/departments/parks-recreation for full list. Several options are: Camp basicREC, 9 week session at various locations: 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 11August 9, M-F, 6:30 am-6 pm, ages 6-11; STEM Challenge with Play-Well TEKnologies, Sherando Community Center, July 23-27, 1-4 pm, ages 7-12; Intro to STEM with Play-Well TEKnologies, Sherando Community Center, July 23-27, 9 am-12 noon, ages 5-6; Art in the Park: Paint Exploration, Clearbrook Park, Aug. 6-10, 911:30 am, ages 7-11; Art in the Park: Glass Explored/Mosaic, Clearbrook Park, July 16-20, 9-11:30 am, ages 11-17; SERVE IT UP Volleyball Camp: Fundamentals, Sherando High School, June 11-15, 5-7 pm, ages 9-14; SERVE IT UP Volleyball Camp: Specialized Sessions, Sherando High School, June 11-15, 7-9 pm, ages 1216; Adventure Weeks, Redbud Run Elementary School, June 18-22, July 16-20 or July 30-Aug. 3, 7:45 am-5 pm, ages 9-14; Tennis Camp, James Wood High School and Sherando High School, June 18-22 or July 16-20, 9:30-11 am, ages 4-17; Youth Sports Sampler, Evendale Elementary, June 25-28, 9:30-11:30 am for ages 5-7, or 12:30-2:30 pm for ages 7-9; JR Lifeguarding Camp, Sherando Park or Clearbrook Park, June 25-29 or July 16-20, 10 am-2 pm, ages 15 & up; Young Riders Camp, Hunter’s Bay Sport, June 18-21, June 25-28, July 9-12, July 16-19 or July 23-26, 9 am-3 pm, ages 7-15. FUN WITH HORSES DAY CAMP, Blue Ridge Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship, Marley Grange Farm, 644 Lime Marl Lane, Millwood. For children with mild to moderate disabilities. Adaptive, Recreational Day Camp. Grooming, riding instruction, horsemanship skills/knowledge, games & art. 540/533-2777. www.brcth.org. ITALIA PERFORMING ARTS SUMMER DANCE CAMPS, Winchester and Edinburg. Students are required to take an audition to confirm that they are ready for the intensive. $400. Contact studio@italiapa.com or 540/504-7263. https://italiapa.com/ballet-summer-intensives-2018/. Ballet Summer Intensive Winchester 2018, Italia Performing Arts, 3031 Valley Avenue, Suite 108, Winchester. July 23-27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., for children ages 8 & up who are already taking ballet classes beyond the basics. Ballet Summer Intensive Edinburg 2018, Italia Performing Arts, 215 Piccadilly St., Edinburg. July 16-20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., for children ages 8 & up who are already taking ballet classes beyond the basics. POWHATAN SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP, 49 Powhatan Lane, Boyce. June 25-29 or July 9-13, 9 am-3:30 pm, for rising grades 1-5. Camps offered: Pottery Camp and Outdoor Art Camp. Transportation and extended day available. $250 per week. Contact Allison Jewell at 540/837-1009. summercamp.powhatanschool.org. PROJECT WRITE, Shenandoah University, 1460 University Dr., Winchester. June 25-29, 9 am-2 pm, for rising 4th-8th graders and 9th-12th graders. 2018 Summer Young Writers’ Workshop. Guest appearances by authors and intense workshops taught by teacher consultants. $350-$380/person. projectwriteinc@gmail.com. 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 $45-$270. 540/665-4602. Email scaa@su.edu. www.scartsacademy.org. Summer Dance: Intro to Pre-Ballet, June 25-29 from 11:15 am-12 noon, or July 23-27 from 4:15-5 pm, ages 3-6; Intro to Ballet, June 11-15, 4-5 pm, ages 9-12; Intro to Dance Styles, July 9-13, 4-5 pm for ages 6-9 or 3:30-5 pm for ages 9-12; Dance, Choreograph, Perform, July 23-27, 2-4 pm, ages 6-9; Ballet and Variations, June 18-22, 9:30-11 am, ages 12 & up; Lyrical, June 18-22, 12 noon-1 pm for ages 9-11, 11 am-12 noon for ages 12 & up; Intro to Musical Theatre Dance, June 1115, 5-6 pm, ages 9-12; Musical Theatre Dance, June 11-15, 6-7 pm, ages 13 & up; Junior Dance Workshop, July 9-13, 9 am-2 pm, ages 9-12; Senior Dance Workshop, July 16-20, 9 am-2 pm, ages 13 & up. Sing, Explore, Perform: Early Elementary Performs “The Cheese Stands Alone,” June 25-29, 9 am-12 noon, ages 5-8; Nursery Rhyme Songtime, July 23-27, 9-10 am, ages 9 mos.-2 years; Story Book Singalong, July 23-27, 10:15-12:15 pm, ages 3-5. Investigation-Our World: Explore My Town, TBA, ages 3-6; The Orchestra: Listen, Learn, Create, July 9-13, 10:30 am-12 noon, ages 6-9; Behind the Performing Arts: How do we do that? June 25-29, 9-11 am, ages 9-12. Musical Theatre Intensive! July 23-27, 9 am-2 pm, ages 9-12. Unscripted! Week 1: The Process, July 9-13, 9 am-5 pm, ages 13-18; Week 2: The Performance, July 16-20, 9 am-5 pm, ages 13-18. SHENANDOAH VALLEY DISCOVERY MUSEUM SUMMER CAMPS, 19 W. Cork St., Winchester. June 4-August 17. Children, from preschool to 12th grade, can leap into art, science and crafts with hands-on exploration of the amazing world we live in. Extended hours available. Member price: $125 half day camp, Nonmember price: $145 half day camp. 540/722-2020. www.discoverymuseum.net. Preschool Camp: Once Upon a Time Camp, June 4-8 or August 13-17, 9 am-12 noon Elementary Camps: Camp Discovery, July 16-20 from 9 am-12 noon, July 23-27

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Fun in the Sun! 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 6/11-8/10.)

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: •Pottery •Robotics •Science •Ranch •Living History •Theatre • Movie Maker •Outdoor Adventure •Sports •Gymnastics •Cheerleading •Critters and Conservation

Lazer Tag Party: July 20th • 5-7 pm

Summer Concert and Movies: FREE Outdoor Movies Series 6/8, 7/13, 8/10 All Movies Start At 8:30pm

FREE Summer Concert Series Souled Out 6/27, 6-9pm • Robbie Limon 7/18, 6-9pm

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2018 Summer Young Writers’ Workshop Shenandoah University

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SUMMER CAMPS: VA cont. from page 19 from 1-4 pm or July 30-Aug. 3, 1-4 pm, rising grades K-4; Gourd Art Camp, Aug. 6-10, 9 am-12 noon, rising grades 2-6; Happy Hands Puppet Camp (beginner), rising grades 1-5, July 9-13, 9 am-12 noon; Jedi Training for Young Padawans, June 18-22 from 1-4 pm or July 2-6 (no camp July 4) from 9 am12 noon, rising grades K-5; Art and Nature Camp July 2-6, 1-4 pm (no camp July 4), rising grades 1-5; Magic Tree House Camp, June 25-29 from 9 am-12 noon, or July 16-20 from 1-4 pm, rising grades 2-5; Discovery Theatre Camp, July 23-27, 9 am-12 noon, rising grades 1-5; Storyland Art Camp, June 4-8, 9 am-12 noon, rising grades K-4; Young Maker Camp, June 18-22 or July 30-Aug. 3, 9 am-12 noon, rising grades K-4; Magic to Do with Jonathan Ford (beginner), June 25-29 from 1-4 pm, or July 23-27 from 9 am-12 noon, rising grades 2-6; Upper Camps: Advanced Jedi Training, July 23-27, 9 am-12 noon, rising grades 3-8; Chess Camp, June 25-29 or July 9-13, 9 am-12 noon, rising grades 39; Hogwarts Adventure Camp, July 16-20 or July 30Aug. 3, 1-4 pm, rising grades 3-9; Advanced Hogwarts Camp, Aug. 6-10, 1-4 pm, rising grades 410; Amaze Your Friends Camp, July 23-27, 9 am-12 noon, Rising grades 3-8; Art and Nature Camp Advanced, July 2-6 (no camp July 4), 9 am-12 noon, rising grades 3-8; Aviation One Day Camp, July 14, 9 am-4 pm, rising grades 5-12, $25; Camp Half Blood, June 18-22 or July 16-20, 9 am-12 noon, rising grades 3-9; Discovery Theatre Camp II, July 23-27, 1-4 pm, rising grades 3-8; Happy Hands Puppet Camp II, July 9-13, 1-4 pm, rising grades 38; Magic to Do with Jonathan Ford II, July 23-27, 1-4 pm, rising grades 4-8; Maker Camp II, June 18-22, 1-4 pm, rising grades 4-9; Mural Painting, July 1620, 1-4 pm, rising grades 5-12; Mythbusters Camp, June 4-8 or July 30-Aug. 3, 1-4 pm, rising grades 49; Not the Same Old Story Camp, June 25-29, 1-4

pm, rising grades 5-8; Pokemon Camp, July 9-13 or Aug. 6-10, 1-4 pm, rising grades 3-8; Robotics Camp, July 9-13, 1-4 pm, rising grades 4-8; Superhero Boot Camp, July 9-13, 9 am-12 noon, rising grades 3-6; Young Filmmakers Camp, June 25-29, 9 am-4 pm, rising grades 5-12, $350; Wind Energy Challenge, June 11-15, 9 am-4 pm, rising grades 4-9, $225-$250. TINKERGARTEN, Sherando Park, 225 Lakeview Circle, Stephens City. June 25-29, 10-11:15 a.m. Ages 18 months to 8 years with a parent/caregiver. Outdoor class in which children learn, collaborate, and problem solve together. Fun, hands-on activities, with literacy and nature connections. $87.50. www.tinkergarten.com/leaders/della.payne. WINCHESTER LITTLE THEATRE FOR KIDS SUMMER PROGRAM, 315 W. Boscawen St., Winchester. Camp is for ages 12-18, by audition only. “The Three Musketeers” camp runs May 29June 15 with performances June 16-23, $200; and “Shrek the Musical, Jr” camp runs June 25-July 13 with performances July 14-21, $300. 540/8695703. www.wltonline.org. WINCHESTER PARKS & RECREATION SUMMER CAMPS, 1001 E. Cork St., Winchester. All Day Summer Camp runs Mon.-Fri., June 11-Aug. 3, no camp July 4, 7:30 am-6 pm, ages 5-12. Fun recreational activities, field trips, guest speakers and special events. Swimming, sports, active play, indoor & outdoor games, arts, crafts, nature and more. Weekly camp fee: $95/resident, $100/nonresident, $15 registration fee. Other camps include: Junior Basketball Camp, June 18-22, 9 am-12 noon, ages 5-8, Jim Barnett Park; Senior Basketball Camp, June 18-22, 1-4 pm, ages 9-14, Jim Barnett Park; Junior Volleyball Camp, June 11-14, 9 am-12 noon, ages 8-12, John Handley High School; Senior Volleyball Camp, June 11-14, 9 am-12 noon, ages

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Top 10 Reasons You Should Send Your Kid to Summer Camp cont from pg 18 9. Everything is low tech

The majority of summer camps have a “no electronics” policy that may be harsh for some kids but is a great way to help them realize that they can live without it for a little while. If the kids ask, tell them that all camp activities are in “real-time” and are “interactive.” There is no “delete” or “return” button so they may have to try doing something again and again. Announcements are made in the dining hall live and in person.  There are no texts, emails or Snapchats so messages are passed on to each other by actually speaking to another person.  The only hi-tech item they should have is a flashlight.

10. It creates memories

As a camper and as a counselor, I learned a lot of new skills and a lot about myself and others at summer camp. There are people that I can picture exactly how they looked over 30 years ago and moments that have helped make me who I am today. It’s great to meet up with old friends and a real treat to be recognized by a former camper who can recall a fun moment so many years ago. It’s also quite special when these campers are now adults, speak fondly of their time at camp and a gives me a great feeling of knowing that I was a part of it. There are a lot of private camps and camps that are operated by churches or non-profit groups who can help you send your kids regardless of your financial situation. As a camper, my fees were subsidized so my parents could afford to send me but when I was up there, I was just one of the kids. Specialty camps are very popular and day camps in the city are fun but getting out of town and going to a traditional summer camp is an experience that every kid should have once. They may not come back with all their socks and towels but they will have memories that can last a lifetime. 

Brian Presley is a former camper, counselor and program director at Camp Minwassin located near Eganville, Ontario. He is also a semiretired stay-at-home dad and the owner of whattodowiththekids.com, the website that adults go to when they want to know what to do with the kids. Other articles about summer camps can be found at www.whattodowiththekids.com.

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ARTISTRY + FRIENDSHIP + FUN dancewv.com / 304-671-3688 13-18, John Handley High School; Tennis Camp, July 9-13, 9 am-12 noon, ages 5-13, Jim Barnett Park, Lowry Tennis Courts; Football Camp, July 16-19, 8:30 am-12 noon, ages 7-14, John Handley High School; Soccer Camp, July 23-27, 9 am-12 noon, ages 5-13, Jim Barnett Park, Preston Field; Junior Golf Camp, July 2-6 (no class July 4), 5-7 pm, ages 5-7, Rock Harbor Golf Course; Girls Sports Camp, June 2529, 9 am-12 noon, ages 5-13, Jim Barnett Park; Boys Sports Camp, June 25-29, 9 am-12 noon, ages 5-13, Daniel Morgan Middle School, Main Gym; Lil’ Ballers Summer Blast, July 16-20, 10-11:30 am, ages 3-5, Jim Barnett Park, Gym; STEAM Camp, June 18-22, 1:30-3 pm, ages 8-12, Jim Barnett Park, Lord Fairfax Room; 540/662-4946. www.WinchesterVA.gov/parks. YDC SUMMERFEST 2018, Youth Development Center, Inc., 3 Battaile Drive, Winchester. Eight weeks of summer enrichment classes for 1st through 9th graders, from June 11 through August 3, 6:30 am-5:30 pm. Fun activities such as baking, crafting, sports, games and more. www.myydc.org/summerfest.

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APOLLO CIVIC THEATRE 2018 YOUTH SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOP, Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin St., Martinsburg. Workshop runs 5 weeks beginning June 18-July 22. For students entering 4th grade to finishing 12th grade. Students learn costuming, stage makeup, set design, acting skills, and more. Students will perform “Titanic the Musical” on July 19-22. 304/2636766. www.apollocivictheatre.org. ARTISTIC ENDEAVORS SUMMER THEATRE CAMP 2018, Musselman High School, 126 Excellence Way, Inwood. “Seussical Jr.” June 11-July 1, 9 am-4:30 pm, for grades 2 – graduated senior. Everyone who auditions and pays the camp fee is in the full length musical show. Performances June 29, 30 & July 1. $295. $225 sibling rate for families who have one child paying full amount. MusselmanTheatre@comcast.net. 304/229-1900. 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., Charles Town; and Shepherd University, Center for Contemporary Arts, Shepherdstown. Weekly sessions June 11-July 27, for preschool to grade 12 students. Hands-on nature explorations in an outdoor setting. Camp prices range from $60-$270. 240/818-4714. www.potomacaudubon.org. Options: Camp Survivor Session 1, Cool Spring Preserve, June 11-15, 9 am-3 pm, rising grades 2-5; Nature Explorers Session 1, Cool Spring Preserve, June 11-15, 9 am-1:30 pm, rising grades K-1; Amazing Animals Session 1, Yankauer Nature

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camps from 9 am-4 pm, ages 5-12. Weekly sessions from June 11-Aug. 3. Before and after care available. $120/child for a one-week session, $96/child for week of July 4 (no camp July 4). 304/264-4842. www.mbcparks-rec.org. CAMP ADENA AT NORTH AMERICAN BUSHCRAFT SCHOOL, 1435 Providence Church Rd., Hedgesville. Day camp for ages 8 & up, or weeklong camp for ages 10-17, emphasizing outdoor educa tion, primitive skills, wilderness survival and sustainable living. 202/649-0017. www.northamericanbushcraftschool.com. CAMP SANDY COVE, 20 min. from Winchester, 436 Reflection Lane, High View. Christian overnight camp from June 25-Aug. 13, for ages 7-15. Day camp open to 7-15 year olds from 8:45 am-5 pm. Weekly themes offering archery, canoeing, sports, drama, dance, tennis, pottery, nature exploration, swimming, crafts, skateboarding, outdoor living, guitar, gymnastics, air riflery, baseball, in-line skating, mountain boarding, self-defense, dessert making, basketball, chess, soccer, digital photography/video, outdoor cooking and more. $660/person basic camp fee, $225/person day camp fee. Leadership training program is $1,320. Counselor training $225. 304/856-2959. Off-season contact: 800/234-2683, x454. www.campsandycove.org. CHILDREN’S TREE HOUSE WILD OUTDOOR WONDERS (W.O.W.) ADVENTURE CAMP, The National Conservation Training Center, 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown. June 11-August 17, 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. W.O.W. Adventure Camp themes: Spies and CSI, June 11-15; Wilderness Survival Weeks, June 15-22 & June 25-29; Mad Scientist Week, July 9-13; What’s Cooking in the Garden, July 16-20; Backbone NOT required, July 23-27; Symphony of the Five Senses, July 30-Aug. 3; Let’s Wing It, Aug. 6-

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10; and Barnyard Palooza, Aug. 13-17. $160 per week. Before & after care available. 304/876-7354. www.childrenstreehouse.org. COOL TO CARE CAMP, Briggs Animal Adoption Center, 3731 Berryville Pike, Charles Town. Pet Pals, June 25-29, rising 1st-3rd graders; Humane Heroes, July 9-13, rising 4th-6th graders; Animal Advocates, July 23-27, rising 7th-9th graders. 9 am-3 pm. Animalfocused week – animal welfare including adoption, prevention of cruelty, conservation, and kind choices – with hands-on activities, community speakers, and crafts. $165. 304/725-0506. www.nhes.org. DANCE DIMENSIONS OF HEDGESVILLE, L.L.C., 3790 Hedgesville Rd., Hedgesville. Offers quality dance education in ballet, modern, tap, jazz and hip hop. Enrolling in fun summer evening camps for ages 3 and up. 304/671-3688. www.dancewv.com. EQUESTRIAN DYNAMICS, 15990 Charles Town Rd., Charles Town. Daily, weekly, full or partial days for various age groups. Participants learn complete horsemanship skills, including riding. Cost varies. Contact Robin Henry at 304/279-5469. www.EquestrianDynamics.net. INWOOD PERFORMING ARTS SUMMER DANCE 2018, 2297 Henshaw Rd., Inwood. Summer dance

classes in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, modern, conditioning, Irish dance, and more. Fees vary. 304/229-3209. www.inwoodperformingarts.com. Summer Dance 2018, July 9-Aug. 3, ages 4 & up. Dancers immersed in ballet, pointe, contemporary, tap, character, and conditioning. Take 1 to 4 weeks. $140-$680. Dance with the Masters, Aug. 13-18, 9:30 am-4 pm, Intermediate-Advanced Levels. Intensive study in ballet, contemporary and modern with world renown ballet master Eddy Ocampo. More faculty TBA. $300, $250 for IDC members. Dancing the Classics – Princesses and Princes, July 16-Aug. 20, Mon.-Fri., 9-11:30 am, ages 5-7. Program encourages confidence, creativity, flexibility of movement and self-expression. $140. Irish Dance, July 16-20, 9:30 am-2 pm, ages 6 & up. Techniques of traditional Irish dances including foot speed, style and patterns by Ariel Raguso, TCRJ, McGrath Academy. $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 allday camps. Most camp prices range from $15-$205.

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W.O.W. Adventure Camp themes: Spies and CSI June 11-15, Wilderness Survival Week 1 June 18-22, Wilderness Survival Week 2 June 25-29, Mad Scientist July 9-13, What’s Cooking in the Garden July 16-20, Backbone NOT Required July 23-27, Symphony of the Five Senses July30-August 3, Let’s Wing IT! August 6-10, Barnyard Palooza August 13-17

➣Our camp is located on the 500+ acre campus of The National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV ➣Professional wildlife, aquatic, and environmental experts coach and challenge campers ➣We provide all campers with hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) and environmental experiences to kindle their interest, enhance their knowledge, and help them enjoy the benefits of nature-based education ➣Our campers spend 90% of their day outdoors hiking, investigating, creating, & connecting with nature

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Check www.jcprc.org for complete list of camps. 304/728-3207. Some options include: Explorer Camp, July l6-19 or Aug. 6-9; Adventurer Camp, July 17-20 or Aug. 7-10; Outdoor Adventure Camps, weekly camps from June 18-Aug. 17, River Riders in Harpers Ferry; Nature Trail Explorers, July 23-26; Little Explorers, June 25-29 or July 9-13; Make Your First Video Game, June 25-29; Code Breakers, July 9-13; Minecraft Modders, July 16-20; App Attack, July 23-27; Camp Invention, July 30-Aug. 3, 9 am-3 pm, ages 6-12, at Wright Denny Intermediate; Karate Camp, June 11-15, July 9-13, July 30-Aug. 3 or Aug. 6-10; Beginner & Intermediate Ballet/Tap, July 9-13; Princess Dance Camp, July 2327; Little Stars Dance Camp, July 23-27; Beginner Gymnastics Camp, June 25-29 or July 16-20; Intermediate Gymnastics Camp, June 25-29 or July 16-20; Amazing Athletes Camp, July 2-6 (no camp July 4) or July 9-13; All Sports Kinder Camp, June 1822 or July 23-27; Sports Express Camp, June 4-8, June 18-22, June 25-29, July 16-20, July 23-27 or July 30-Aug. 3; Archery Camp, June 11-14, July 9-12, or Aug. 6-9; Art in Action Camp, July 16-20; Exploring 3-Dimensional Art Camp, July 9-13; Art Exploration, July 9-13 or July 30-Aug. 3; Celebrate Cultural Diversity, June 25-28, at South Jefferson Elementary School; Reptile Adventure Camp, July 9-13; Field Trip Camp, June 25-29; Fun with Food – Kids Cooking Camp, June 25-28, Page Jackson Elementary School; Animal Adventures Camp, June 11-15, or July 30-Aug. 3 at Blue Ridge Primary School; Junior Police Week, June 25-29; Quidditch Camp, July 23-27; LEGO Adventures Camp, June 11-15, July 2-6 or July 16-20; Paw Patrol Camp, June 4-8; Dr. Seuss Camp, July 913; Star Wars Camp, June 18-22; Wonderful World of Disney Camp, July 23-27; STEM Camp, June 4-8 or Aug. 6-10; Storytime Favorites, June 11-15; Toddler Learning Camp, June 18-22, July 16-20 or Aug. 6-10; Fancy Nancy Camp, July 30-Aug. 3; Super Hero Camp, June 18-22; Art & Architecture Camp, June 25-29; Trolls Camp, July 30-Aug. 3; Pinkalicious Camp, July 23-27; Nature & Art Camp, June 11-15; Comics & Cartooning Camp, July 23-27; Cheerleading Camp with Shepherd Rams, June 18-22; Slam’n Jam’n Basketball Camp with Shepherd Rams, June 11-14; Nikki Teasley Basketball Camp, July 2-6 (no camp July 4) or Aug. 6-10; Flag Football Camp, July 23-26; Summer Day Camps, Sam Michael’s Park Program, Sam Michael’s Pavilion (7:30 am-5:30 pm); Shepherdstown Elementary Program (8 am-4 pm), Wright Denny Program, Wright Denny Intermediate School (8 am-4 pm), and Bolivar Community Center Program (8 am-4 pm). Weekly camps run Mon.-Fri., June 11-Aug. 3, with additional week at Sam Michael’s Park (Aug. 6-10). 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. LET THERE BE ROCK SCHOOL CAMP, Let There Be Rock School - Panhandle, 1017 S. Queen St., Martinsburg. Special summer rock music camps offered weekly, June 18-22, July 2-6, July 23-27, and August 6-10, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., for ages 6-17. Wraparound care options available. Learn songwriting, musicianship, rehearsal basics, instrument proficiency and more. Students perform a live show on the LTBRS stage at the end of camp week. $195 per week. Discounts available. Contact William at 301/418-0715. LTBRSPanhandle on FB. www.letthereberockwv.com. MARTINSBURG-BERKELEY COUNTY PARKS & REC SUMMER CAMPS, Berkeley 2000 Recreation Center, 273 Woodbury Ave., Martinsburg & W. Randy Smith Recreation Center, 40 Excellence Way, Inwood. Ages/costs vary by camp. See website for complete list of camps. 304/264-4842. www.mbcparksrec.org. Some options include: Youth Tennis Camps, Spring Mills High School Tennis Courts, ages 5-7 & 8-10, June 18-21, July 9-12 or July 30-Aug. 2, 6-6:45 pm., $45 per session; Boys Basketball Skills Camp, Aug. 13-17, 9 am-3 pm, rising grades 1-9, $150; Tiny Tots Sports Camp, June 1114, 5:30-6:30 pm, ages 4-5, Winchester Ave. School, 650 Winchester Ave.; Mighty Mites Soccer Camp, July

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9-13, 6-7:15 pm, ages 4-5, Dupont Soccer Complex, Falling Waters, $55; Girls Volleyball Camp, June 18-22, 9 am-12 noon, ages 8-11, $100; Volleyball Conditioning Camp, June 18-22, 1-3 pm, ages 12-14, $65; Animal Adventure Camp, July 23-27, ages 4-12, $150; Mighty Mites Basketball Camp, June 18-22, age 4 at 6:15 pm and ages 5 & 6 at 7:35 pm, Eagle School Intermediate, 730 Eagle School Rd., $55; TinyTots Soccer Camp, June 4-7, 5:30-6:30 pm, age 3, Winchester Ave. School, Martinsburg, $40; Youth Soccer Camps, July 15-17, ages 6-9, or July 18-20, ages 10-14, Dupont Soccer Complex, Falling Waters, 6:30-8 pm, $40; Flag Football Fundamentals, July 30-August 1, 6-7:30 pm, ages 6-8, $40; Berkeley Summer Adventure Camps, 2000 Recreation Center, 273 Woodbury Ave., Martinsburg and Randy Smith Recreation Center, 40 Excellence Way, Inwood. June 11-Aug. 3, 9 am-5 pm, ages 5-12. Before & after care for add’l fee. $120 per week. MORGAN ACADEMY CAMPS, 8505 Shepherdstown Pike, Shepherdstown. 540/336-3465. Medieval Times Camp, June 11-15 for ages 6-12. Castle building, archery, trebuchet workshop, blacksmithing, craft a coat of arms, joust with pool noodles, take part in a medieval feast, meet a red-tailed hawk and friends through the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center, and more. $175. Outdoor Adventure Camp, June 18-22 for ages 9-14. Hike Annapolis Rock, Visit Greenbrier State Park for swimming, spend a day with a survivalist from The North American Bushcraft School, canoeing & tubing along Potomac/ Shenandoah Rivers, JayDees Fun Park, Bike from Harpers Ferry to Shepherdstown, and more. $300. MORGAN ARTS COUNCIL SUMMER YOUTH CAMPS, Ice House, Independence & Mercer St., Berkeley Springs. Scholarships available. Youth Summer Theater Camp, July 18-30, ages 6-14; Youth Visual Arts Camp, July 16-20, 9 am-4 pm; Digital Media Summer Intensive in July, ages 12 & up. 304/258-2300. www.macicehouse.org. MUSTARD SEED EARLY LEARNING CENTER, 101 W. Martin St., Martinsburg. School-Age Care for the summer for Kindergarten-3rd grade. June 11 is tentative first day of summer camp. Cost varies. 304/263-9291. www.mseed2001.com. OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CAMPS, River Riders, 408 Alstadts Hill Rd., Harpers Ferry. Various 3 day & 5 day adventure camps, June 13-Aug. 17, 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. 3 day, $179-$219; 5 day, $259-$329. 304/535-2663. www.riverriders.com. www.outdooradventurecamp.com. SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC CLASSES, Frank Arts Center, 260 University Dr., Shepherdstown. June 13-July 18. Wednesday morning classes (no class July 4). To register, contact Sherry Sykes at ssykes@shepherd.edu. 304/876-5248. www.shepherd.edu/music/community-program. SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY SPORTS CAMPS, Shepherd University Campus, Shepherdstown. Basketball, baseball, football, soccer, lacrosse, and volleyball summer camps for youth. www.shepherdrams.com. Baseball Kids’ Skills Camp, June 18-21; Baseball High School Prospect Camp, July 18; Volleyball Youth Day Camp, June 24-28, 9 am-4 pm, ages 9-12; Volleyball Next Up Overnight Camp, July 20-22, 9 am-6 pm, ages 15-17; Volleyball High Intensity Overnight Camp, July 16-19, 9 am-6 pm, ages 13-15; Boys’ Basketball Elite Camp, June 9 or Aug. 12, for boys entering grades 10-12; Boys’ Basketball Day Camp, July 9-13, ages 8-14; Girls’ Elite Basketball Camp, July 30; Girls’ Basketball Day Camp, July 23-26, 5:30-8:30 pm; Football Day Camp, June 3 or June 10, 1-4 pm; Boys’ Youth Soccer Camp, June 25-29 or July 9-13, 9 am-3 pm; Girls’ Youth Soccer Camp, June 18-21; Girls’ High School Soccer Camp, June 25-28; Girls’ Youth Camp, June 26-28, grades 3-8; Girls’ High School Camp, July 17-19, grades 9-12; Girls’ Lacrosse, June 25-27, 9 am-12 noon. SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY SUMMER JAZZ CAMP, Frank Arts Center, 260 University Dr., Shepherdstown. June 18-22. Studying with some of the region’s top musicians. Junior Jazz Camp, open to grades 6-8 (2017-18 school year), 10 am-2 pm, $150; Senior Jazz Camp, open to grades 9-12 (2017-18 school year), college students & adult jazz enthusiasts, 9 am-4:30 pm, $275. Jazz band rehearsals and concert, individual and group coaching, combo/improvisation classes, theory classes, master classes, and faculty performances. 304/876-5248. www.shepherd.edu/summer-music-programs/ SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY SUMMER STRING ORCHESTRA CAMP, Frank Arts Center, 260 University Dr., Shepherdstown. June 18-22. Studying with some of the region’s top musicians. Junior String Orchestra, grades 3-7 (2017-18 school year), 9 am-12 noon, $125; Senior String Orchestra, grades 8-12 (2017-18 school year), college students & adults string players, 9 am-4:30 pm, $275. Auditions for senior string orchestra seating take place first day of camp. 304/876-5248. www.shepherd.edu/summer-music-programs/ SHEPHERDSTOWN SCHOOL OF DANCE, 400 S. Princess St., Shepherdstown. 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 Intensive Week 1, July 9-13, 9:30 am-3:30 pm, ages 10-18. $275 for 1 week or $500 for 2 weeks. Summer Intensive Week 2, July 16-20, 9:30 am-3:30 pm, ages 10-18. $275 for 1 week or $500 for 2 weeks. Junior Intensive Week 1, July 23-27, 5-7 pm, ages 8 & up. $175 for 1 week or $250 for 2 weeks. Junior Intensive Week 2, July 30-Aug. 3, 5-7 pm, ages 8 & up. $175 for 1 week or $250 for 2 weeks. School Year Jump Start, Aug. 6-10, 5-7 pm, ages 10 & up. $175.

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The LATCH Circle, Handley Library, 2nd floor children’s room, 100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Presented by WIC Breastfeeding Staff. 540/722-3470. STEM Night: Plant Science, Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Celebrate spring by exploring the science of plants. For ages 8-12. 301/739Through May 31 3250. www.washcolibrary.org. La Leche Meeting, Bowman Library, 871 15th Annual Museum Ramble, Museums and Tasker Rd., Stephens City, VA. 10 a.m. historical sites in Washington Co., MD. Every 540/869-9000. Sat. & Sun. 301/791-3246. www.visithagerstown.com. Family BINGO Night, Brunswick (MD) Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. 6:30-7 p.m. Through June 3 301/600-7250. www.fcpl.org. “The 3 Billy Goats Gruff,” Wonderment Puppet , 10, 17, 24 & 31 Yoga on the Theater, 412 W. King St., Martinsburg. Sat. & Creek, Carroll Creek Amphitheater, Sun., 1 p.m. $6. Free for under 2. 304/258Frederick. 7-8 a.m. All skill levels are 4074. www.wondermentpuppets.com. welcome. Free. Donations encouraged. 301/698-8118. First Friday Fun, Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 9:30-10:30 Wee Naturalists: Bugs a Billion, Cool a.m. “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” Story with Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Rd., Charles art exploration, activities, and craft. PreTown, WV. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. Learn registration recommended. Ages 3-4. $5. about bugs and go on a bug safari hike. Pre301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. registration required. $5 per child/adult Little Hands Cooking, Ballenger Creek partner. www.potomacaudubon.org. Teaching Kitchen, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Sensory Friendly Hangout, Brunswick (MD) Frederick. 10-11:30 a.m. Ages 2.5-5. $24. Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. 4:30-5:15 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. p.m. Crafts, games, and hands-on activities Home School Days, Catoctin Creek Park, 2929 designed for elementary aged children with Sumantown Rd., Middletown, MD. 1-3 p.m. sensory integration challenges or autism “Ecosystem Exploration.” Ages 5-7 & 8-12. $9. spectrum disorders, their families, and friends. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Grades K-5. 301/600-7250. www.fcpl.org. Boonsboro Library 10th Anniversary Party, “Larry: Cat in Space,” William M. Brish 401 Potomac St. 3-5 p.m. All ages. 301/432Planetarium, 20 Commonwealth Ave., 5723. www.washcolibrary.org. Hagerstown. 5:30-6:15 p.m. Pre-K – Wind Down Downtown, The Maryland Theatre, elementary. $3, adults; $2, children & students; 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 6-9 p.m. free, senior citizens w/ WCPS Gold Card; $10, “Celebrating Moms.” Community fun and live max. family cost. 301/766-2898. music from “The Jill Fulton Band.” 301/ 790Family Tunes and Tales: Symphony Storytime 2000. www.winddownhagerstown.com with Frederick Symphony Orchestra, Thurmont & 5 Shalom Christian Academy’s 41st (MD) Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd. 6:30Annual Dutchfest, 126 Social Island Rd., 7:30 p.m. Classical music to beloved stories, Chambersburg. 5 p.m. Children’s activities, followed by musical instrument petting zoo food, craft show, auctions, and more. 717/375provided by Music and Arts. All ages. 301/600- 2223. www.shalomca.com. 7200. www.fcpl.org. Boonsboro Youth Fishing Derby, Town Painted Mason Jars with Herbs, Smithsburg fishing pond behind Boonsboro (MD) Library, 66 W. Water St., Smithsburg, MD. 7 Library, Potomac St. 7:30 a.m. for ages 1-6; 10 p.m. All materials provided. For ages 6 & up. a.m. for ages 7-12. 25th annual event. Call to reserve your supplies. 301/824-7722. 301/432-5141. www.town.boonsboro.md.us. www.washcolibrary.org. Geology Field Trip: Stomping Through Time, “Super Volcanoes,” William M. Brish Renfrew Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Planetarium, 20 Commonwealth Ave., PA. 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Visit to Specialty Granules Hagerstown. 7-8 p.m. General audiences. $3, in Blue Ridge Summit, a prehistoric quarry, and adults; $2, children & students; free, senior other local sites. Pre-registration required. $50. citizens with WCPS Gold Card; $10, maximum Ages 15 & up. 717/762-0373. family cost. 301/766-2898. www.renfrewinstitute.org. Banner School Open House, 1730 N. Youth Fishing Derby, Middletown Park, 7628 Market St., Frederick. 9-11 a.m. NonCoblentz Rd., Middletown, MD. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. sectarian, independent, coeducational day Ages 8-15. Catch some fish, and win prizes. $5. school for Preschool 3 through 8th grade. Tour 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. the campus, complete application, schedule Strawberry Fest, Homewood at Williamsport, Shadow Day and Assessment, and more. 16505 Virginia Ave., Williamsport, MD. 9 a.m.-3 301/695-9320. www.BannerSchool.org. p.m. Arts & crafts, kids games, food featuring Teddy Bear Picnic at Memorial Park, 31 W. strawberries. 301/582-1628. main St., Middletown, MD. 10:05-11:15 a.m. http://homewood.com. Bring your favorite stuffed animal and join us for Mother & Daughter’s Day Out, Blue Heron fun outside the library. Ages 2-5. 301/371Events, 407 S. Washington St., Greencastle, PA. 7560. www.fcpl.org. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mother & Daughter Look-a-like contest, vendors, and goodies. 717/830-6337. “How I Became A Pirate,” The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children’s Theater, 44 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Sat., 11:30 a.m. Musical. Admission. 301/739-7469. www.washingtoncountyplayhouse.com.

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Free Comic Book Day, Sharpsburg Library, 106 E. Main St., Sharpsburg, MD. 9:15 a.m.1:15 p.m. Free comic book while supplies last. 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. Learn about the flora and fauna along trail. Approx. 22 miles roundtrip. www.friendsoffortfrederick.info. Learn to Ride, Jefferson County Community Center, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah Junction, WV. 10 a.m.-12 noon. JCPRC staff help your child learn to ride a bike. Child must have a helmet. Ages 4-10. $18. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. AOPA Wings ‘n Wheels, AOPA Headquarters at Frederick Municipal Airport, 421 Aviation Way, Frederick. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Get up close to some of the coolest aircraft, late-model cars, and custom/classic cars and motorcycles. 800/872-2672. www.visitfrederick.org. “Explore Science: Stomp Rockets,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 11 a.m. Hands-on program has children making their own rockets and designing their own payloads before attempting to launch their designs. Ages 7 & up. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. North Paws Animal Hospital Open House, 21257 Leitersburg Pike, Hagerstown. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Celebrate, tour the facility, meet the staff, learn what we have to offer, and enjoy food and vendors. Pets welcome. 240/513-6030. Sky Pop! 59 S. Carroll St., Frederick. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Artisanal market with artists, makers, bakers, and craftspeople. 301/662-4190. www.visitfrederick.org. 2018 Asian Heritage Month Festival, Francis Scott Key Mall, 5500 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 301/694-3355. Explore & Create, Rose Hill Manor Park & Museum, 1611 N. Market St. Frederick. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. “Cultural Celebrations.” Advance registration recommended. Ages 3-5. $5 per adult/child pair. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Princesses in the Kitchen, Ballenger Creek Teaching Kitchen, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. 1-3 p.m. “Elena.” Ages 4-6. $32. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Family Movie, Washington County Free Library, Community Room, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. “Ferdinand.” 301/7393250. www.washcolibrary.org. 6th Annual Indian Dash, Renfrew Museum & Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. 2 p.m. Obstacle course and mud run by Waynesboro HS. Profit split between the Redneck Outlaws and Franklin County Save a Pet, Save a Vet program for Veterans. Concessions, DJ, live band, games and activities. www.boroindiandash.com www.renfrewmuseum.org. Creative Outlet at The Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. 3-5 p.m. “Mexico – Mini Pinata.” Drop-in art activities for all ages. $2 per artist. 301/698-0656. www.delaplaine.org. My Dolly & Me, Ballenger Creek Teaching Kitchen, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. 4-6 p.m. “Josefina.” Bring your favorite doll and

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Winchester. 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. seatings. Mrs. Pritchard and guests will be hosts. Period or business casual dress appreciated. $10. Under 5 free. www.kernstownbattle.org. Mother’s Day Concert, Springfield Farm Barn, 12 Springfield Lane, Williamsport, MD. 3 p.m. Williamsport Community Band. Free. 301/223-7229. www.williamsportmd.gov. American Girl Book Club, Boonsboro (MD) Library, 401 Potomac St. 6 p.m. “Lea Dives In.” A discussion with activities, games and crafts. Grades 1-5. 301/432-5723. www.washcolibrary.org. Wednesdays at Westview Concert Series, Westview Promenade, Buckeystown Pike & Crestwood Blvd., Frederick. 6-8 p.m. Free concert. 410/561-1300. www.visitfrederick.org. to 20 Sts. Peter & Paul Greek Festival, 920 W. 7th St., Frederick. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Celebrates Greek customs, food and culture. Authentic Greek cuisine, live music, kids’ corner, vendors, Greek Agora Marketplace, and traditional dance performances. Free admission. 301/663-0663. www.visitfrederick.org. Kinder Konzert, Hagerstown Community College, Kepler Theater, 11400 Robinwood Drive. 9:45 a.m.; 11 a.m.; 12:15 p.m. Williamsport High School Choir. 301/797-4000. www.marylandsymphony.org. Walking Tour of the Arboretum, Foundation of the State Arboretum, Blandy Farm, Boyce, VA. 1-2:30 p.m. Reservations required. Free. 540/837-1758, x224. www.blandy.virginia.edu. Make-it, Take-it Family Craft Night, Clear Spring Library, 12624 Broadfording Rd. 5-6:45 p.m. All ages. 301/842-2730. www.washcolibrary.org. Public Forum on Ticks: Tiny Creatures – Big Trouble, Renfrew Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. 717/762-0373. www.renfrewinstitute.org. Mommy & Me, Rose Hill Manor Park & Museum, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 9:30-10:30 a.m. “B is for Bubbles.” Explore historic toys and participate in activities on color, numbers, letters, nature and art. Ages 1 ½-2. $5. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Home School Days, Catoctin Creek Park, 2929 Sumantown Rd., Middletown, MD. 1-3 p.m. Experienced naturalists enrich your child’s studies. “Stream Ecology.” Ages 5-7 & 8-12. $9. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. to 20 30th Annual National Pike Festival & James Schull Wagon Train, Washington County, MD. Wagon Train encampment at Plumb Grove in Clear Spring, MD on Fri. Departs Sat. at 9 a.m. to Hagerstown with encampment at Funkstown Community Park. Departs Sun. at 10 a.m., ending at Shafer Park in Boonsboro. Celebrating the road that made a nation. 301/791-3246. www.nationalpikefestival.org. National Kids to Parks Day, Sky Meadows State Park, Historic Area, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Children’s Discovery Area open all day. 6:30 p.m. activities at each of the interactive discovery stations. Visitor Center 11 a.m.-4 p.m. pick up a Junior Ranger booklet, Family Discovery Backpack activity or rent a Geocaching GPS unit. 540/592-3566. Ballet & All That Jazz Spring Recital, The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 10 a.m., 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Ballet & All That Jazz is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary. Admission. 301/790-2000. www.mdtheatre.org. Special Saturday, For the Kids, By George Children’s Musem, Caperton Train Station, 229 E. Martin St., Martinsburg. 10 a.m.5 p.m. “Geocaching Workshop.” Learn the basics behind the exciting new sport of Geocaching. One in each group needs to

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MD. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Everything strawberry: ice Preschool Spring Hike, Catoctin Creek cream, shortcake, cheese cake, and Park, 2929 Sumantown Rd., strawberries by the quart & pint. Homemade Middletown, MD. 1-2 p.m. Ages 3-5. $9. soup and sandwiches. 301/824-3084. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. 9th Annual Ranson Car, Truck & Motorcycle Tie Dyed Coasters, Smithsburg Library, 66 W. Show, Fairfax Boulevard, Ranson, WV. 10 a.m.-3 Water St., Smithsburg, MD. 6 p.m. For teens. p.m. www.ransonwv.us. Everything provided. www.washcolibrary.org or “Monarch Butterfly Craft,” Discovery Station, 301/824-7722 to reserve spot. 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 11 a.m. Movie Night at the Park, Sam Life cycle and migration of Monarch butterfly. Michaels Park, 235 Sam Michael’s Hands-on Monarch butterfly craft activity. Lane, Shenandoah Junction, WV. 8:45 p.m. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. “COCO.” Bring blankets and chairs. Movie at 5th Annual Splash Bash, Jim Barnett Park, sundown. Free. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. Outdoor Pool, 1001 E. Cork St., Winchester. 12 to 27 “Aladdin Kids,” Carroll Arts noon-4 p.m. Music & door prizes, and food Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster, available. Admission fee. 540/662-4946. MD. Fri. 7 p.m.; Sat., 1 p.m. & 4 p.m.; Sun., 1 www.winchesterva.gov/parks. p.m. Musical adventure performed by Carroll AHA CPR & First Aid, Clarke County Parks & County’s youngest stars. Admission. 410/848Recreation, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 7272. www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org. 12:30-4:30 p.m. For ages 16 & up. $75. to 28 Hagerstown Suns Home 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Baseball Games, Hagerstown (MD) Princesses in the Kitchen, Ballenger Creek Municipal Stadium, 274 East Memorial Teaching Kitchen, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Boulevard. Fri., 7:05 p.m.; Sat., 6:05 p.m.; Sun. Frederick. 1-3 p.m. “Ariel.” Ages 4-6. $32. & Mon., 2:05 p.m. Suns vs. Greensboro 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Grasshoppers. Admission. 301/791-6266. Family Movie, Washington County Free Library, www.hagerstownsuns.com. 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. to June 2 Boonsboro Carnival, “Paddington 2.” 301/739-3250. Shafer Park, Boonsboro, MD. 5 p.m. www.washcolibrary.org. kitchen & rides open every night. Amusement Creative Outlet at The Delaplaine Arts rides and games, food, free nightly Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. 3-5 p.m. entertainment and fireworks. 301/432-6979. “Hawaii - Lei.” Family-friendly event that offers Memorial Day Remembrance drop-in art activities for all ages. $2 per artist. Ceremony, Rose Hill Cemetery, 600 S. 301/698-0656. www.delaplaine.org. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 9:30 a.m. 301/739My Dolly & Me, Ballenger Creek Teaching 3630. www.rhcemetery.org. First Friday Fun, Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 Kitchen, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. STAR Equestrian Center Annual Horse Show, 4-6 p.m. “Samantha.” Bring your favorite doll N. Market St., Frederick. 9:30-10:30 a.m. 13674 Greencastle Pike, Hagerstown. 10 a.m. “Thumbelina.” Pre-registration recommended. and discover historic recipes and techniques. For participants who ride at STAR, Challenged, Ages 3-4. $5. 301/600-2936. Ages 4-6. $32. 301/600-2936. recreational and veterans. Spectators welcome. www.recreater.com. www.recreater.com. 301/331-9072. www.starcommunityinc.org. National Trails Day, Fort Frederick State Park, Little Hands Cooking, Ballenger Creek Annual Sharpsburg Memorial Day 11100 Fort Frederick Rd., Big Pool, MD. 5 p.m. Teaching Kitchen, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Commemoration & Parade, 11 am wreath Join a park ranger to explore the Plantation Trail Frederick. 10-11:30 a.m. Ages 2.5-5. $24. laying ceremony in Sharpsburg (MD) town at Fort Frederick. 301/842-2155. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. square. 1:30 pm parade, 3 pm ceremony in www.friendsoffortfrederick.info. Outdoor Movie in Veterans Park, Water St., Antietam National Cemetery. Oldest continuous Smithsburg, MD. 8:30 p.m. “Paddington 2.” Mother Seton School HSA Corks and Memorial Day Parade in U.S. 301/432-6854. Canvas, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg, MD. 301/824-7722. www.washcolibrary.org. “Explore Science: Exoplanet Transits,” 6-9 p.m. $40 per person includes canvas and & 2 23rd Annual Western Maryland Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., supplies, 2 glasses of wine, and hors d’oeuvres. Blues Fest, City Center, Central Lot, Hagerstown. 11 a.m. Track the movements of 301/447-3161. www.mothersetonschool.org. Hagerstown. Fri., 5-8:45 p.m.; Sat., 12 noonexoplanets. Children ages 8 & up. 301/790& 3 12th North Mountain Arts Festival, 8:45 p.m. Blues by local, regional, and national 0076. www.discoverystation.org. Orr’s Farm Market, 682 Orr Dr., Martinsperformers. Food, fun and music. 301/739Washington County Truck & Tractor Pull, burg. Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 8577, x116. www.blues-fest.org. 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and films. www.hagerstownaviationmuseum.org. Lewis and Clark Air Rifle Program, Renfrew Museum & Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. 7 p.m. Ernie Cowan. Free. www.renfrewmuseum.org. Robbie Mann – Appalachian Music Program, Smithsburg Library, 66 W. Water St., Smithsburg, MD. 6 p.m. Family program. Hands-on instrumental experience. Call for reservation. 301/824-7722. www.washcolibrary.org. Banner School Open House, 1730 N. Market St., Frederick. 9-11 a.m. Nonsectarian, independent, coeducational day school for Preschool 3 – 8th grade. Tour campus, complete an application, schedule Shadow Day & Assessment. 301/695-9320. www.BannerSchool.org. Hawaiian Dance Workshop, Clarke County Parks & Recreation, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 2-4 p.m. For all ages. $20. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Music Making Workshop, Clarke County Parks & Recreation, 225 Al Smith Circle, DG Cooley Upper Campus Cafeteria, Berryville, VA. 3-5 p.m. “Keyboard/Piano.” For ages 6-14. $24. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Appalachian Music by Robbie Mann, Boonsboro (MD) Library, 401 Potomac St. 3:30 p.m. Kids are invited to hear the music and stories of Robbie Mann. 301/432-5723. www.washcolibrary.org. to 23 Miss Maryland and Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageant, The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 301/7902000. www.mdtheatre.org. & 27 $1 Summer Kids Movies, Leitersburg Cinemas, 20145 Leitersburg Pike, Hagerstown. 10:30 a.m. Box office opens at 9:30 a.m. PG and G movies on select Weds. June movies: “Wonder” (6/20) and “The Secret of NIMH” (6/27). 240/3292062. www.leitersburgcinemas.com. Renfrew Summer Concert Series, Renfrew Museum & Park, 1010 E. Main St., behind the Museum House, Waynesboro, PA. 7 p.m. “New Horizon Band.” Free. www.renfrewmuseum.org. Starlight Family Film Festival, Natelli Community Center, 9023 Harris St., Frederick.

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8:30-10 p.m. Outdoor movie starts at 8:30 p.m. Fun begins at 7 p.m. with pre-movie activities and entertainment for the whole family. Free. www.visitfrederick.org. to 23 Hagerstown Suns Home Baseball Games, Hagerstown (MD) Municipal Stadium, 274 East Memorial Boulevard. Thurs. & Fri., 7:05 p.m.; Sat., 6:05 p.m. Suns vs. Greensboro Grasshoppers. Admission. 301/791-6266. www.hagerstownsuns.com. Renfrew Institute’s 21st Annual Chesapeake Bay Supper Fundraiser, Waynesboro (PA) Country Club, 11000 Country Club Rd. 5:30-10 p.m. Evening of food, fun and frolic featuring steamed blue crabs from the Bay, side dishes, desserts, and Bay-related activities. Silent and live auctions. Reservations required. Admission. 717/762-0373. www.renfrewinstitute.org. Movie Night at the Park, Sam Michaels Park, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah Junction, WV. 8:45 p.m. “The Nut Job.” Bring your blankets and chairs. Movie begins at sundown. Free admission. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. to 24 5th Annual Western Maryland Shakespeare in the Park, University Plaza, 50 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 6 p.m. “Hamlet.” Maryland Entertainment Group. 240/520-0445. Summer Bird Walk, Final Attack Trail/Otto Farm, Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg, MD. 7:30 a.m. Free. www.potomacaudubon.org. 7 V 7 Non-Contact Football Camp, Johnson Williams Middle School, 200 Swan Ave., Berryville, VA. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. For ages 14-19. $20, Free Agent; $100, Team. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Family Movie, Boonsboro (MD) Library, 401 Potomac St. 11:30 a.m. “Cars 3.” 301/4325723. www.washcolibrary.org. Red Cross Babysitter Training, Clarke County Parks & Recreation, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 12 noon-6 p.m. For ages 11-15. $70. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Baking for Kids, Ballenger Creek Teaching Kitchen, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. 1-3 p.m., ages 9-12; 4-6 p.m., ages 5-8. $34. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. “Paper Triangle Oreo Challenge,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. Hands-on activity introduces children to basic engineering skills. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. Red, White & Blue Summer Concert Series, Hagerstown (MD) Community College

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Amphitheater, 11400 Robinwood Dr. 6:15 p.m. “United States Navy Sea Chanters.” Free. 240/500-2346. www.hagerstowncc.edu. Clarke County Family Night, Family Drive-In Theatre, 5890 Valley Pike, Stephens City, VA. Family movies, and fun and games. Portion of concession sales support Clarke County Parks and Recreation. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. www.thefamilydriveintheatre.com. & 24 Great American Campout, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 12 noon Sat. to 12 noon Sun. Park rangers will be on hand to help set up campsite and tent. Fun programs. Space limited. Advance reservation needed. 540/592-3566. Summer Bird Walk, Hagerstown’s Kiwanis Park, 371 Dynasty Drive. 8-10 a.m. Free. www.potomacaudubon.org. Music on the Deck – “Bluegrass Chapel Band,” Thurmont (MD) Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd. 2-3:30 p.m. All ages. 301/6007212. www.fcpl.org. La Leche League Meeting, Handley Library, Children’s Room, 100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester. 5:30 p.m. No registration needed. Free. 540/662-9041, x16. Red, White & Blue Summer Concert Series, Hagerstown (MD) Community College Amphitheater, 11400 Robinwood Dr. 6:15 p.m. “United States 229th Army Band.” Free. 240/500-2346. www.hagerstowncc.edu. Family Tunes and Tales: Symphony Storytime with Frederick Symphony Orchestra, Edward F. Fry Memorial Library, 1635 Ballenger Creek Pike, Point of Rocks, MD. 11-11:30 a.m. All ages. 301/874-4560. www.fcpl.org. 20th Annual Pete Wright Memorial Track & Field Series, Callas Stadium, North Hagerstown High School, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. 6:30 p.m. All comers track and field meet for all ages and ability levels. No entry fees for students through college. Registration 5:456:30 p.m. Cumberland Valley Athletic Club. 301/739-7004. Free Summer Concert, Rose Hill Park, 1871 Jones Rd., Berryville. 6-9 p.m. “Souled Out.” 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Renfrew Summer Concert Series, Renfrew Museum & Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. 7 p.m. “Center of Gravity.” Free. www.renfrewmuseum.org. to August 9 Summerfest Family Theatre, Baker Park, Band Shell, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick. Thursdays, 10 a.m. Free. 301/600-2844.

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HCC Children’s Learning Center. . . . . . . . . . . . 11 HCC College for Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Kids First Swim Schools . . . . . Inside Front Cover Leitersburg Cinemas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Let There Be Rock School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Muscular Skeletal Therapy. . . Inside Back Cover The Pediatric Center of Frederick . . . . . . . . . . 3 Phinishing Touches Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 ProDesign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Project Write. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 St. John Regional Catholic School . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

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p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. “Hagerstown Artists Group: Outside the Box.” Opening reception June 28, 5-7 p.m. 301/791-3132. www.washingtoncountyarts.com. City Park Movie Night, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Peter Buys Band Shell, 501 Virginia Ave. Sun., 6 p.m. Free. www.hagerstownmd.org. Wind Down Downtown, The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 6-9 p.m. Community fun, kid’s activities, and music from “The Profits.” 301/790-2000. www.winddownhagerstown.com “Elephant Toothpaste,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 11 a.m. The wacky scientists at Discovery Station are working on a science experiment where they will be creating the Volcanic Elephant Toothpaste. Fun for all ages. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. Independence Day Celebration, Middletown Park, 7628 Coblentz Rd., Middletown, MD. 12 noon-10 p.m. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. www.middletown.md.us. “We Got the Beat!” The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. The Summer Institute for the Arts. Admission. 301/790-2000. www.mdtheatre.org. Washington County Truck & Tractor Pull, Washington Co Ag Ed Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD. 6 p.m. 301/573-1990. Twilight Hike, Gambrill Mill, 4801 Urbana Pike, Frederick. 7 p.m. Free. 301/662-3515. Free Movie Night, Bridge of Life Center, Hagerstown. 7 p.m. www.BridgeofLife.org. Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks, Jefferson County Community Center, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah Junction, WV. Craft & business vendors, food, musical entertainment and fireworks. “Justice League” shown after fireworks. Free admission. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. & July 1 To Garrison the Fort, Fort Frederick State Park, 11115 Fort Frederick Rd., Big Pool, MD. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Experience life during the American Revolutionary War. Park entrance fees apply. 301/842-2155. www.friendsoffortfrederick.info. to July 3 Hagerstown Suns Home Baseball Games, Hagerstown (MD) Municipal Stadium, 274 East Memorial Boulevard. Sat., 6:05 p.m.; Sun., 2:05 p.m.; Mon. & Tues., 7:05 p.m. Suns vs. West Virginia Power. Admission. 301/791-6266. www.hagerstownsuns.com. –CG

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