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Summer Camps Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 5 Signs Your Child is Ready for Sleep Away Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Child Guide honors all our readers – moms and dads – for their daily work as parents! Sign up for a Readers Giveaway item in your honor ... see pages 5, 6 & 7.
Features & Departments: Amazing Mom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Jennifer Ward Car Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Daria’s Music Contest . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Our Families Make Music From the Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Heads Up Calendar of Events . . . . .41 Living Healthier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Modern Manners 101 . . . . . . . . . . .36 Petiquette Readers Giveaways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 KidsBits, MomBits & a Bit for Dad! Super Dad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Kevin Pansch
Resource lists: Birthday Club & Party Planner . . . .40 New! Helpful Resources . . . . . . . . .48 Index to Advertisers . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
From the cover Sisters Megan, 6, Madeline, 4, and Emily, 2, of Winchester, VA, enjoy a romp in Clearbrook Park during one of our warmer spring days. The girls are winners from Child Guide’s 2011 Cover Kids Contest.
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From the Editor Hooray for May! ay is probably my favorite month – our son Steven’s birthday is the 4th and, of course, there’s Mother’s Day. I have so many wonderful homemade treasures from past Mother’s Days – it’s nice to become the world’s greatest Mom for that one day ... at least that’s what the card says. Being a Mom is a role I cherish, despite the occasional times when it is difficult. We all have those, no matter how hard we want to avoid them. With lots of responsibilities to juggle, I do my best to remember that love and time are what I most need to give. In this issue, Child Guide visits with an amazing mother of ten, who has perfected the aforementioned art of juggling responsibilities. Another stop takes us to a single father, who is doing a commendable job with his three children. Child Guide honors our readers with a couple neat and useful giveaway items – Mombits (page 6) and a Bit for Dad (page 7). Kidbits is our review and giveaway department with items for children of various ages (pages 5, 7, 16 and 22). Long before I was involved with Child Guide – when Steven was in preschool and kindergarten – I picked up issues of Child Guide regularly for local resources and the wisdom to be found in articles by moms who were ahead of me on the path. The issue I looked forward to the most was this one – the May/June Summer Camps – so I could figure out where to send Steven while I had to work over summer break. Don’t you envy schoolteachers at this time of year? Only at this time, I might add. I am incredibly grateful for what they do the other 9-1/2 months when school is in session. Steven has had some great teachers over the years, from Potomac Heights to Grace Academy and now at Emma K. Doub. Child Guide was pleased to be a sponsor for The Teacher of the Year Awards here in Washington County, through the HagerstownWashington County Chamber of Commerce Foundation. I’m confident you’ll find a summer program that will fit your family’s schedule and your child’s interests among the hundreds that are listed in this issue. They’re divided by state, starting with Maryland on page 8. One great thing about our area is the proximity, so no matter where you live, you can consider a camp in a neighboring state or county as an option. Enjoy checking out the choices, and be sure to tell the camp you decide on that you read about them in Child Guide! Also in this issue, you can read some tips on car seat safety, pet etiquette – or “Petiquette” as Modern Manners 101 calls it – and explore how a caveman’s diet may be what is best for your health in our Living Healthier department. We’ve extended our Music Contest from March/April’s issue, with a chance to win an African shekere or a CD by Daria. And, we’ve added a Helpful Resources column, which we hope will grow over time to bring our readers options for family services, from support groups to financial assistance programs like WIC. Thanks for reading Child Guide and Happy Mother’s Day and Father’s Day to all parents!
Cecilia “Cis” Rhyne, Editor
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Daria’s Music Contest – Our Families Make Music Contest extended through June 10, 2011 Send a picture of your family making music and Child Guide will select eight entries to add to Adam and Howie, shown at right. Selected submissions will be published in our July/August issue. One Grand Prize Winner wins a real shekere from Africa and nine others receive the CD, Grandchildren’s Delight: Best Loved Songs from the Good Old Days by Daria. Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou contributed an article on multicultural musical instruments, published in Child Guide’s March/April issue. Winners will also be posted on Daria Music Facebook fan page or website, www.dariamusic.com to inspire other folks, give them ideas and reinforce the idea that making music together is a great family and bonding experience. Mail photos with form below or email email@example.com, using Music Contest in the subject line. Please enter our family in Child Guide/Daria Music Contest giveaway. Enclosed are photo(s) of:
Adam is learning musical sounds on his xylophone.
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Howie, age 9, of Hagerstown, playing his mandolin
Tidbits to help raise happy, healthy tikes Kidbits items are May/June issue’s Readers Giveaway. Use form on page 7 to enter or go online at www.childguidemagazine.com and click Giveaways.
Las Estaciones (The Seasons) Winter, spring, summer or fall, there’s no better time for children to learn Spanish. And, it’s never been easier thanks to this Spanish for Kids DVD series. Produced by Whistlefritz, Spanish for Kids is an award-winning Spanish immersion DVD series featuring the adorable Fritzi, a lovable, animated mouse who interacts with live-action adults and children to help teach Spanish. In Las Estaciones (The Seasons), Fritzi wants to celebrate his birthday, which comes in the Fall. With the help of his friend Maria, young viewers learn about the many joys associated with all four seasons, from sledding and snowball fights in winter (el invierno), to trick-or-treating in autumn (el otoño). It’s a year-round celebration for young viewers to enjoy with Fritzi and all his Whistlefritz friends! Recommended for children ages 2-7, retail value $19.99. Other titles are available online at www.whistlefritz.com.
Doodles: Alphabet Coloring Fun As a kid, Setria James was the sibling who did not make the best of grades. Art was the only subject that she could not mess up in. That creativity led James to her current career as a graphic designer, artist and book illustrator. She created Doodles: Alphabet Coloring Fun out of her passion for art and childhood pastime of doodling. “During my research [for this book], I discovered the importance of coloring in childhood development as it encourages self-expression, color recognition, grip control and coordination, while also building motor skills,” says James. Doodles: Alphabet Coloring Fun is filled with James’ doodles to aid children with word to letter associations. There are up to 52 images for children to discover and color while building essential child development skills. www.childguidemagazine.com
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Biddy Belly The campaign to put babies to sleep on their backs to prevent SIDS is working, but are parents giving their babies enough tummy time? Too little tummy time has its consequences. More babies develop flat spots on their heads, and many babies are not adequately building upper body muscles. After having tummy time troubles with three babies, physical therapist and mominventor RobinTacchetti came up with a solution: Biddy Belly. She invented a cute pillow in the shape of a giraffe with an incline to help baby push herself up. It also has a mirror and several toys attached to keep baby busy. Sells for $39.99 at www.biddybelly.com
The Snack-Trap® is a child feeding product (designed for toddlers/kids ages 1-5) that minimizes wasted snacks and saves associated clean up time while promoting the development of self-feeding skills among infants. Consists of an attractive, colorfully imprinted, tip-resistant, handled cup that allows toddlers to grasp and hold the cup themselves with a unique, patent-pending lid with slits that allow toddlers to see and retrieve food with ease themselves but automatically closes when the toddlers remove their hand. The Baby Snack-Trap® offers younger ones an even easier cup to use. A suction cup holds the Snack-Trap® in place while baby reaches in for a snack. Great for the high-chair and restaurants. Giveaway items are a 7 oz. purple SnackTrap and a green 7 oz. Baby Snack-Trap. See more at www.snacktrap.com.
The Adventures of Johnny Saturday: The Helper The potential of childhood imagination is immeasurable, and can serve as the basis for pre-teen selfesteem. In The Adventures of Johnny Saturday, author William F. Lovelady brings young readers on a journey that aims to educate and encourage students to continue following their dreams. The first book in a planned series, Johnny Saturday introduces children to myths and legends through storytelling that expands beyond traditional folklore. Entertaining and creative, the book brings to life the power of an 11-year-old's imagination.
Other Books for Kids: The Eiffel Tower’s Daughter: The Truth Behind the Lies by Bethany Huang. Tween/teen fiction. Story about love, continued on page 7
Mombits We deserve a little something, too! Use Readers Giveaway form at right to enter or go online at www.childguidemagazine.com and click Giveaways.
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MomBits Giveaway: The Pampered Chef® 29 Minutes to Dinner Perfect for on-the-go families! This collection includes 54 main dish recipes that you can put on the table in 29 minutes or less, start to finish. The Pampered Chef® 29 Minutes to Dinner, Volume 2 A hit sequel with 56 quick, easy and smart dinnertime recipes. Both cookbooks include timesaving tips, tools and techniques to help you get in and out of the kitchen quickly. Chapters feature poultry, fish and seafood, beef and pork, and meatless. Retail value of each cookbook is $14.75. Giveaway items contributed by: Nicole Winston Independent Consultant for The Pampered Chef® 304-283-5535 www.pamperedchef.biz/newkitchen See ad on page 48.
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Tidbits to help raise happy, healthy tikes continued from page 5 compassion, family and life. Editor’s note: The author, Bethany Huang, is only 10 years old! Sophie Gets Curtains! by Adelene Keeler Smith. Children’s fiction. Join this adorable wire fox terrier as she explores the values of home, family, friendships and a sense of community. Grandma & Me by Terry Clark & Kathy Pokorney. Children’s fiction. A brightly illustrated rhyming story featuring an energetic grandma and her young grandchild sharing memorable times.
The items reviewed in Kidbits (with the exception of Biddy Belly) are available as giveaways for this issue. Two additional giveaways – Camp Talk card game and “oh my word” camp cards/envelopes – can be found in the Summer Camps & Programs section, on pages x & x. Both Mombits items from page 6 are also available plus the Dadbit below. Please list your preference(s). Please enter my name in the drawing for the May/June Child Guide giveaway. Entries must be received by June 10. Enter online at www.childguidemagazine.com or mail form to: Child Guide, Attn: May/June Giveaway, PO Box 3529, Hagerstown, MD 21742-3529.
Books for Parents:
Wisdom of Our Mothers Stories and poems by daughters and sons Edited by Eric Bowen. Nonfiction. Anthology of true stories sharing the remarkable wisdom and dedication of mothers.
Secrets of a Baby Nurse by Marsha Podd, R.N. Nonfiction. How to have a happy, healthy, and SLEEPING baby from birth. Teenage as a Second Language: A Parent’s Guide to Becoming Bilingual by Barbara R. Greenberg, PhD and Jennifer A. PowellLunder, PsyD. Nonfiction. The secrets to talking to teens revealed with strategies to maintain good communication. Here Be Dragons by June Harris. Adult fiction/romance set in the 19th century. Family circumstances in England lead Jessalyn Kirke to flee for the West Indies.
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SUMMER CAMPS 2011
C is for canoes, crafts and computers. A is for art, acting and animals. M is for music, movement and myths. P is for photography, performing and princesses. S is for science, swimming and space. The quad-state region offers a wide selection of camps for children of all ages and interests. Choose a camp from the following lists for your area to match your child’s personality and your family’s schedule. The opportunities are extensive, yet accessible, so find a camp or camps to provide a fun summer for your child!
MARYLAND 24/7 DANCE STUDIO SUMMER CAMPS 482 A Prospect Blvd., Frederick. 301/846-4247. www.24-7dancestudio.com. Extreme 14 Dance Intensive, June 27-July 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for ages 9 and up. Contemporary Hip Hop, Break Dance, Tap, Funky Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet and much more. End of the week showcase. $325/person. Musical Theatre Intensive, July 11-15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for ages 9 and up. Covers acting (methods, monologues, & improvisation); vocal (techniques & routines); dance (Broadway dance combinations and tricks); and a Broadway-Style mock audition. End of the week cabaret showcase! $325/person. 1-Day Hip Hop Workshop, July 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for ages 9 and up. Enjoy all Hip Hop … All Day! $100/person.
Princess Camp, July 18-22 or Aug. 8-12, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for ages 3-6. Princess dance, dress-up, story time, snack and craft. Come sing, dance, and play like your favorite princess. $180/person. Diva Camp, July 18-22 or Aug. 8-12, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. for ages 6-12. Come dance to your favorite hits by Justin Beiber, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez. The dancing will incorporate hip-hop, street jazz, Broadway/Theater dance, and the latest “moves” from popular music videos. The day also includes fun with costumes, learning the latest hair and makeup trends, creating wearable crafts, and cool snacks. At the weeks end, parents watch their pop star divas perform together in their own music video. $195/person. Musical Theatre Camp, July 25-Aug. 12, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for ages 8-18. Come sing, dance and act. Each day is filled with a voice class, a dance class and an acting class and other fun. Full-length musical production of Seussical. Performances at the Cultural Arts Center on Aug.
Old National Pike, Ijamsville. July 11-14, 9 a.m.12 noon for ages 3-5 and 6-12. Art, creativity projects, games and new magic tricks. $120/person, plus $25 material fee. 301/6002936. www.recreater.com. Abrakadoodle Art Rocks! Camp, Middletown Rec Center, 403 Franklin St., Middletown. July 18-21, 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 3-5 and 6-12. Rock artists will combine fun music and energetic art for a creative adventure. $120/person, plus $25 material fee. 301/6002936. www.recreater.com.
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ABRAKADOODLE REMARKABLE ART CAMPS My First Camp! William Talley Recreation Center, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick. June 20-23, 9-11 a.m. for ages 2-4 with adult. Fun creating art and making friends. $80/person, plus $18 material fee. 301/6001492. Princess Camp! William Talley Recreation Center, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick. June 27-30, 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 3-5. Puppets, games, music, wonder and enchantment in the magical kingdom of Abrakadoodle Land. $120/person, plus $25 material fee. 301/600-1492. Feeling Fancy Camp! William Talley Recreation Center, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick. July 11-14, 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 6-12. Girly girls have fun creating fancy art. $120/person, plus $25 material fee. 301/600-1492. 3-D Dynamo Camp! William Talley Recreation Center, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick. July 18-21, 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 6-12. Create 3-dimensional art out of fun and nontraditional materials. $120/person, plus $25 material fee. 301/600-1492. Abrakadoodle Mix, Mold & Matisse Camp, Urbana Elementary, 3544 Urbanna Pike, Urbanna. June 20-23, 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 3-5 and ages 6-12. Art, music, games and fun. $120/person, plus $25 material fee. 301/6002936. www.recreater.com. Pirate Island Camp, Libertytown Elementary, 11820 Liberty Rd., Libertytown. June 27-30, 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 3-5 and 6-12. Ahoy all Pirate Island Buccaneers. Come explore cartooning, origami, sand painting, sculpture, cartography, and more. $120/person, plus $25 material fee. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Abrakadoodle-Boots, Scoots in Cahoots Camp! Walkersville Rec Center, 83 Frederick St., Walkersville. July 5-8, 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 35 and 6-12. Games, music and a good time in the Wild, Wild West. $120/person, plus $25 material fee. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Abrakadoodle Abrakadabra! Magical Art for Creative Kids Camp, Oakdale Rec Center, 9850
Cultural Arts Center, 15 W. Patrick St., Frederick. Musical Theater Production Camps on Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for two weeks. July 11-22 – “The Late Sleepers” for ages 13+ with performances July 22 to 24. Rock musical with futuristic, punk/Goth, teen vampires. July 25-Aug. 5 – “Night at the Wax Museum” for ages 7 to 18 with performances Aug. 5 to 7. Musical comedy – Historical meets hysterical. $350; $100 deposit required to hold space in camp. 304/725-0321. www.act-too.com.
ADVENTURE PARK USA SUMMER CAMP 11113 West Baldwin Rd., New Market. Starting June 20, weekly sessions from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. for ages 5 to 13. Extended care from 7-8 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. Children of all ages will enjoy cool and exciting field trips each week, while wild crazy weekly themes keep them excited and wanting more. Parents will enjoy the peace of mind that comes along with knowing your child is having fun and being taken care of by attentive and enthusiastic staff. $180/week plus $15 registration fee; $165/week for 2nd child; $115/3 days a week. 301/865-6800, x107. www.adventureparkacademy.com.
ADVENTURES IN AGRICULTURE DAY CAMP Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7303 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro. June 13-17, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. for ages 6-11. Learn about animal science, food production, crops, natural resources, horticulture and more. Hands-on activities and field trips to agricultural destinations in Washington and surrounding counties. Bring bag lunch and drink; afternoon snack and drink will be provided. $90/child, $80 each additional child in family. Contact Beth Nichols 301/791-1404. www.washington.umd.edu/4-H.
ANTIETAM RECREATION’S SUMMER DAY CAMP 9745 Garis Shop Rd., Hagerstown. June 6-Aug. 19, Mon.-Fri., from 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (7-9 a.m. drop off and 3:30-5:30 p.m. pick up) for ages 5-13. Each week has a different theme and specialized field trips. Kids participate in activities including swimming, tennis, canoeing, kayaking, field sports, horseback riding, forting, tumbling, adventure games and bombardment. Themes: June 6-10, Around the World in Five Days; June 13-17, Fort Wilderness Survival; June 20-24, Pirates of the Antietam; June 27-July 1, County Fair; July 4-8, Movie Making; July 11-15, Crazy Critters; July 25-29, Indiana Jones; Aug. 1-
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SUMMER CAMPS: MARYLAND 5, Wild West Week; Aug. 8-12, Super Soakin’ Safari; Aug. 15-19, Final Fling. $163/person for 1-3 weeks; $153/person for 4-7 weeks; $138/person for 8 or more weeks. Email firstname.lastname@example.org; 301/797-7999 or 301/7973733; www.antietamrecreation.com. See ad on page 9.
AROUND THE WORLD DAY CAMP Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery, Inc., 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown and nearby parks. June 13-Aug. 12 Weekly sessions for children in grades 1-8. Tour a different country each week. Hands-on, educational day camp with art, music, games, foreign language (emphasis on Spanish). $95/person if registering before May 20; $125/person if registering after May 20. Family discount packages available. 301/791-6191. www.csagi.org.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS The Learning Bee, 8311 River Run Rd., Frederick. June-Aug. camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for children ages 3-12. Join us as we visit a new country each week – Japan, Australia, Iceland, etc. Campers will learn about the culture, food, games, holidays, animals and activities of children around the world. Each week we will swim, go to the movie theater, library, special field trips and parks. $180/person per week, plus weekly activity fee. www.TheLearningBee.com. 301/695-1133.
ART ADVENTURES – A SUMMER CAMP FOR YOUNG PEOPLE The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. June 20 start date for ages 6-16. 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1-3 p.m., Mon.Fri. Many visual arts media are taught from drawing and painting to ceramics and cartooning. There will be a supervised lunch period for those enrolled in both morning and afternoon sessions of the same day. 301/698-0656. www.delaplaine.org.
ART IN THE WOODS – SIFTA SUMMER PROGRAM Doub’s Woods Park – Art Pavilion, 1307 S. Potomac St, Hagerstown. July 18-22 and/or July 25-29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for students in grades K-8. Hands-on activities and art projects taught by professional local artists. Students will experience a wide range of art techniques that may include printmaking, sculpture, drawing and painting. Different curriculum and projects will be offered for each week. $150, if registering before May 20; $175, if registering after May 20. E-mail email@example.com. 301/491-7228. www.actforall.org.
BANNER SCHOOL SUMMER DISCOVERY CAMP 1730 N. Market St., Frederick. June 6-Aug. 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., with half day option available. Camp themes include: Lego Robotics, Challenger British Soccer, Lacrosse, Jewelry Making, Dance, Volleyball, Study Skills, Cooking, Guitars, Stop Motion/Clay Video Animation, and more. For ages 3-14 (up to age 16 for soccer). $225/person per week full day; $115/person per week half day (additional fees for soccer, lacrosse and pottery). Week of July 4 is $200/person per week full day; $100/person per week half day. Extended care available for an added fee. Contact Judy Ballenger, Camp Director, 301/695-9320. Jballenger@bannerschool.org. www.bannerschool.org. See ad on page 35.
BRYAN WHITTEN GIRLS’ BASKETBALL CAMP Mount St. Mary’s University, 16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd., Emmitsburg. July 28-31 overnight camp for girls ages 8-15. Designed to teach the fundamentals and strategies of basketball with an emphasis on individual improvement, team concepts and fun. Activities include drill stations, lectures, games, film and contests. Call for brochure. Early bird and family discounts apply prior to June 1. $340/person, after June 1. Contact Assistant Coach Brianna Gauthier at 301/447-5011 or email Gauthier@msmary.edu.
CAMP HOLIDAY YMCA, 1100 Eastern Blvd., N., Hagerstown. June 13-Aug. 19, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. for ages 6-10. Extended hours 7-8:30 a.m. for additional fee. Camp Holiday offers a wide range of activities: swimming, sports, games, arts, crafts and more. Three times a week we go either skating or to state parks. Thursday trips differ each week: travel to Cluggys, an Orioles game, Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, a boat ride in
Annapolis, the Baltimore Aquarium and many more. $125/person, includes field trips each week. 301/739-3990, x4215.
CREATE AND BOUNCE SUMMER CAMP BounceU of Clarksburg, 22530 Gateway Center Dr., Clarksburg. 301/515-5665 or Clarksburg.firstname.lastname@example.org. BounceU of Rockville, 1632 Gude Dr., Rockville. 301/340-1311 or Rockville.email@example.com. Hours are usually 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. It’s a complete workout for young artists. Lesson themes change weekly. Session 1, June 21-23, All About Me; Session 2, June 28-30, Zootastic; Session 3, July 5-7, Wild, Wild West; Session 4, July 12-14, Masquerade; Session 5, July 19-21, Discover Wild Animals; Session 6, July 26-28, Dino Time; Session 7, Aug. 2-4, Under the Sea Adventures; Session 8, Aug. 9-11, Over the Rainbow; Session 9, Aug. 16-18, World of Robots; Session 10, Aug. 23-25, Time Travel. Children get a daily balance of playtime and artistic expression. $120/per person per threeday session. $100 for siblings. Flexible plan allows you to come one or two days per session if you choose - $40 per day for first child, $35 per sibling. Campers bring their own lunch, snack and drinks included.
CAMP MONOCACY June 20-Aug. 12 (weekly) for ages 6-11. Mon.Fri., 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Campers can be dropped off between 7-9 a.m. and picked up between 4-6 p.m. Exciting day camps are filled with games and crafts that reflect weekly themes. Weekly water days at each location. $100-$125/person per week. Themes include: Soaring into Summer, Fitness Fun-atic, Natural Wonders, Holiday Happenings, In the Spotlight, Color Wars, CSI Monocacy, and Adios Amigos. Locations: Pinecliff Park Browning Building, Centerville Recreation Center, Emmitsburg Community Center, Middletown Recreation Center. 301/600-2936. www.Recreater.com.
CAR-REY THE PRO SOCCER ACADEMY Western Heights Middle School, Marshall St., Hagerstown. July 18-22 for ages 6 & up. Soccer camps for all levels. Soccer Camp, for beginners to advanced players; Advanced Skills Camp, designed for players, 12 & up, who would like to compete at the Select/Club, ODP or High School level; Goal Keepers Clinic, for goalkeepers to be trained separately. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 240/472-1164. www.car-reysoccer.com.
DANCE UNLIMITED SUMMER CAMPS 244B South Jefferson St., Frederick. 301/662-3722. www.danceunlimitedfrederick.com. Camps for ages 5 & up. Teddy Bears & Tea Parties Mini Dance Camp. July 11-15, 10 a.m.-12 noon for ages 5-7. Themed crafts, dances and activities with your
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SUMMER CAMPS: MARYLAND favorite stuffed pal. $99/person ($180 for two mini camps or $250 for three mini camps). Enchanted Princess Fairytale Mini Dance Camp. July 25-29, 10 a.m. to 12 noon for ages 5-7. Whimsical dancing, creative activities and themed crafts for your little princess. Come dressed as your favorite character. $99/person ($180 for two mini camps or $250 for three mini camps). Rock-A-Hula Mini Dance Camp. Aug. 8-12, 10 a.m.-12 noon for ages 5-7. Hula style dance, themed crafts, water activities, and end of week festive luau. $99/person ($180 for two mini camps or $250 for three mini camps). Hip Hop Jazz Jam. July 11-15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for ages 8-11. Exciting and structured all day camp that includes funky, MTV style dance techniques, creative arts projects and performance enhancing activities. $225/person. Dance Intensive. June 20-24 or June 27-July 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for ages 7 and up. Dancers will be divided by age and ability. One-week sessions focus on technical training in ballet, modern, lyrical, jazz, tap and theater dance. Additional classes offered in Pilates, yoga, hip hop, improvisation and performance techniques. $250/person for one week; $450/person for both weeks. Kids Broadway Revue (song and dance camp). Aug. 1-5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for students who have completed grades 1, 2 or 3. Campers are introduced to the basics of Musical Theatre: parts of the stage, vocal projection, theatre terminology and introductory dance and singing skills. End of the week performance. $225/person. Discount given when you sign up for another camp. Musical Theatre Workshop. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 8-19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for students in (completed) grades 4-12. Musical theatre experience will explore all aspects of putting on a show, such as costuming, set design, lighting and sound. Campers will participate in rehearsals, classes and activities to prepare for their performance of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. $425/person. Discount given when you sign up for another camp. Evening Variety Dance Session. Wednesdays starting June 22, 6-7 p.m. for ages 11-17. Sampling of 3 popular styles of dance: tap, hip hop & lyrical. Taught to accommodate all levels in a comfortable and positive environment. $120/person. Evening Boys Session. Wednesdays starting June 22, 5-6 p.m. for ages 610. 9-week session of favorite styles of dance: tap, jazz and hip hop. Suitable for beginner to intermediate level dancers. $100/person.
EDUCARE “KIDS IN MOTION” SUMMER PROGRAM 2011 2538 Jefferson Pike (directly off Rt. 340), Jefferson. June 17-Aug. 25, for school age children through 5th grade. Part time and full time available. ELC’s Summer Program will offer a multifaceted experience in learning about nutrition and getting physical on our 22 acres. Activities will include fitness-for-fun outdoor experiences, innovative obstacle courses, discovery walks on our extensive nature trails, nutrition and cooking activities, and on-site moon bounce days. Our 22-acre, wooded campus contains four nature-enriched playgrounds, and nature trails leading to Catoctin Creek and Broad Run Creek. 301/834-9007. educare@ educatewithcare.com. www.educatewithcare.com. See ad on page 15.
FLIPS SUMMER PROGRAMS 82 Worman’s Mill Ct., Unit E, Frederick. Evening gymnastics program that meets twice a week from 1-1.5 hours at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. For ages 4-13. Do gymnastics, stay fit and have fun during the summer. Classes for all ages and levels. Starting at $30/person per week. 301/668-3547 or email@example.com. www.flipsfun.com.
FREDERICK COUNTY BASKETBALL CAMP Oakdale High School, 5850 Eaglehead Dr., Ijamsville. June 20-23, Mon.-Thurs., for children entering 1st grade to Fall 2011 freshman. 8 a.m.-12 noon, boys; 5-9 p.m., girls. The goal of this camp is to develop well-rounded, fundamentally sound basketball players. Players, bracketed by age and skill level, can expect small group instruction and competitive team scrimmages giving them the chance to improve skill level and learn teamwork. $105, registration by May 15; $110, registration after June 1. http://frederickcountybasketballcamp.blogspot.com. See ad on page 15.
Manidokan Camp & Retreat Center, Knoxville, MD FUN CAMP 2011 (Theatre camp for young performers) Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick. June 20-Aug. 19. Two-week sessions Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for ages 716 (ages vary by session). Camp is led by professional staff members from the Maryland Ensemble Theatre/Fun Company. Students will work on projects that may include acting technique, playwriting, voice & movement for the stage, singing, choreography, improvisation, make-up, costume, and set and prop design. Session I runs June 20-30 with performance June 30 at 3 p.m. Creating Theatre for ages 7-11 or Musical Theatre Project for ages 12-16. Session II runs July 25-Aug. 4 with performance Aug. 4 at 3 p.m. Performance Project Intensive for ages 12-16 or Musical Theatre Project for ages 7-11. Session III runs Aug. 8-19 with performance Aug. 19 at 3 p.m. Improv Intensive for ages 12-16 or Creating Theatre for ages 7-11. $380/person. Family discount offered. 301/694-4744. www.marylandensemble.org/funcamp_11.
GIRLS INC. SUMMER ACTIVITIES PROGRAM SUMMER DAY CAMP 626 Washington Ave., Hagerstown. June 20-Aug. 12, weekly sessions 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for ages 6 to 18. Girls have a fun and safe environment to release energy and be creative. We use several places to conduct our summer activities including our facility, the pool, area parks, and field trip locations. Activities include swimming 3 days a week, field trips once a week, sports, arts and crafts, recreational games, computers, science and much more. Quiet Time hours 7:45 – 8:30 a.m. and from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. available for an additional $5 per week. $70/non-members; $50/members. Prices may increase. Contact Amy Hiet, 301/733-5430; Amyh@girlsinc-md.org.
GORETTI BOYS BASKETBALL DAY CAMP The Gael Center at St. Maria Goretti High School, 1535 Oak Hill Ave., Hagerstown. June 27-30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for boys entering grades 4-9. Camp will provide boys, of all different abilities, the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary to become a better basketball player. $100, if pre-registered by June 1; $110, after June 1. Family discount available. Contact Amrit Rayfield at 301/739-4266, x160, 304/678-9503 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GORETTI BASKETBALL NIGHT SCHOOL (Co Ed) The Gael Center at St. Maria Goretti High School, 1535 Oak Hill Ave., Hagerstown. Aug. 8-11, 5:30-9 p.m. for boys and girls entering grades 4-9. Camp will provide boys and girls, of all different abilities, the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary to become a better basketball player. $80/person. Family and group discounts available. Contact Amrit Rayfield at 301/7394266, x160, 304/678-9503 or email email@example.com.
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HCC COLLEGE FOR KIDS Hagerstown Community College, 11400 Robinwood Dr., Hagerstown. A summer enrichment program for grades 2 to 10 Over 60 quality hands-on programs. Schedules and costs vary by theme and week. 301/790-2800, x236; email@example.com. www.hagerstowncc.edu/kids. Courses offered: Grades 2 & 3 I Spy… July 5-8 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Hands-on class. Conduct experiments and learn about science. $129/person; $10/materials fee; $5/registration fee. Books and Bytes, June 20-24 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Offers a variety of fun literature and computer programs. $139/person; $10/materials fee; $5/registration fee. Junie B. Jones Comes to HCC, July 25-29 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Activities centered around Junie B. Jones books. $139/person; $10/materials fee; $5/registration fee. Under the Sea, June 20-24 or June 27-July 1 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Handson projects, games, story time, music and art. $139/person; $10/materials fee; $5/registration fee. Blast Off Into Space! Aug. 1-5 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Explore the Solar System. $139/person; $10/materials fee; $5/registration fee. Antarctica Expedition, June 27-July 1 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Learn about the South Pole. $139/person; $10/materials fee; $5/registration fee. Wild, Wild West, June 27-July 1 or July 5-8 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Learn about the great Wild West. $129-$139/person; $10/materials fee; $5/registration fee. Amazon Adventure, July 25-29 or Aug. 1-5 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Go on a tropical rainforest learning expedition. $139/person; $10/materials fee; $5/registration fee. Bug Me! July 11-15 or July 18-22 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Hands-on creepy crawly adventures. $139/person; $10/materials fee; $5/registration fee. Ancient Egypt Adventure! July 18-22 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Explore the wonders of Egypt and the Nile! $139/person; $10/materials fee; $5/registration fee.
• C&O Canal exhibit • Exact 19' replica of the Titanic • How a weather station works • Vision exhibit • Treasure Gift Shoppe • And much more!
Tues-Sat 10-4 • Sundays 2-5, February-May 2-5 www.discoverystation.org • 301-790-0076 • 877-790-0076 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, MD We Do Robotics, Do You? June 20-24 or July 11-15 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Learn to create and program animated robots. $139/person; $10/materials fee; $5/registration fee. Grades 4 & 5 Treasures of the Ocean! June 27-July 1 or July 25-29 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Take a virtual vacation to the islands and explore the big blue ocean. $139/person; $10/materials fee; $5/registration fee. Mythmania, July 25-29 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Explore the mythical worlds of the Greeks, Egyptians, Vikings and Celts. $139/person; $10/materials fee; $5/registration fee. Step Into the Spotlight, June 20-24 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Learn about the Theater. $139/person; $10/materials fee; $5/registration fee. Mad Scientist, July 11-15 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Discover the science that is all around you. $139/person; $10/materials fee; $5/registration fee. Create a Fiction World, June 20-24 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Create your own fantasy/scifi world. $139/person; $10/materials fee; $5/registration fee. Pet Academy, Aug. 1-5 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Learn about the care of domestic animals and how they help us. $149/person; $15/materials fee; $5/registration fee. Crime Scene Detectives, July 11-15 or July 18-22 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Use detective skills to solve mysteries. $139/person; $15/materials fee; $5/registration fee. Creative Photography, July 5-8 or July 18-22 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Learn about the world of photography. $129-$139/person; $15/materials fee; $5/registration fee. The World of Harry Potter, June 27-July 1 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. For fans who have read the Harry Potter series. $139/person; $15/materials fee; $5/registration fee. Computer Games are Elementary, June 20-24 or July 11-15 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Become the star of your own computer game. $139/person; $10/materials fee; $5/registration fee. My Lego Robot is Better Than Yours! June 20-24, July 11-15 or July 25-29 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Intro class to Lego Robotics. $159/person; $10/materials fee; $5/registration fee.
SUMMER CAMPS: MARYLAND To the Moon and Beyond! July 5-8 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. An “out of this world” learning adventure. $129/person; $15/materials fee; $5/registration fee. Faraway Places – Have Fun in Egypt, Greece and Rome! June 27-July 1 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. “Visit” Egypt, Greece and Rome. $139/person; $15/materials fee; $5/registration fee. Grades 5, 6 & 7 Digital Maniacs, June 20-24 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Go crazy with digital media. $139/person; $10/materials fee; $5/registration fee. Lego My Robot, June 27-July 1 or July 18-22 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Plan and build your Lego robot. $159/person; $10/materials fee; $5/registration fee. Grades 6, 7 & 8 Fashion and Sewing Summer Fun, Aug. 1-5 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Learn the basics of fabric selection, measuring, pattern cutting and using a sewing machine. $139/person; $30/materials fee; $5/registration fee. Teaching Academy, July 11-15 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. For students who want to be teachers. $139/person; $10/materials fee; $5/registration fee. Designing Your Own Computer Game, June 20-24 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Learn to design computer games. $149/person; $10/materials fee; $5/registration fee. Step Into The Spotlight, June 27-July 1 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. For those with a desire to perform. $159/person; $10/materials fee; $5/registration fee. Academy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), July 5-8 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Spend a day of discovery in Bio Technology, Cyber Security, Alternative Energy and Engineering. $139/person; $10/materials fee; $5/registration fee. Leveling Up With Game Maker, July 25-29 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Create your own 2D game. $159/person; $10/materials fee; $5/registration fee.
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Vet Academy, June 20-24 or July 18-22 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. For those interested in veterinary medicine. $149/person; $20/materials fee; $5/registration fee. Fiction Factory, July 5-8 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. High-energy writing class. $129/person; $10/materials fee; $5/registration fee. Discovery Science! Flight, Space Travel & Rocketry, Aug. 1-5 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Explore the world of flight, engineering and rocketry. $139/person; $15/materials fee; $5/registration fee. Creative Photography, July 11-15 or July 25-29 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Learn about the world of photography. $110-$139/person; $15/materials fee; $5/registration fee. Nursing Academy, June 27-July 1 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Learn about the field of nursing. $149/person; $15/materials fee; $5/registration fee. Making Ideas Come Alive With Game Maker, June 27-July 1 or July 18-22 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Build games without learning a programming language. $149/person; $10/materials fee; $5/registration fee. Mythmania, July 11-15 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Explore the mythical worlds of the Greeks, Egyptians, Vikings and Celts. $139/person; $10/materials fee; $5/registration fee. Grades 8, 9 & 10 3D Masters – Design Your Own Dungeon, July 18-22 or Aug. 1-5 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Learn how to build 3D worlds using all aspects of game design. $159/person; $10/materials fee; $5/registration fee. Creating Sound Effects & Music Editing, July 5-8 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Create your own masterpiece. $129/person; $10/materials fee; $5/registration fee. Video Party: Plan, Shoot & Edit, July 5-8 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Explore real tools for making movies. $129/person; $10/materials fee; $5/registration fee. Creating Animations 101, June 27-July 1 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Explore the world of animation. $159/person; $10/materials fee; $5/registration fee.
HAGERSTOWN CREATIVE LEARNING CENTER/HAGERSTOWN CHILDREN’S THEATER 806 Frederick St., Hagerstown. www.mytheaterarts.com. 301/733-8261. Full and half-day arts-based day care and summer theater camps offered. June 6-Aug. 19 Arts-Based Day Care for ages 2-6. Prepare your child for school and build their school-readiness skills in this nurturing camp.
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Summer Horseback Riding Camps
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June 13-17 Ages 10 up $225 July 11-14 Ages 5-10 $185 August 1-4 Beginners $185
•Wooded Trail Rides •Group Riding Lessons •Pony Parties •Therapeutic Riding •ARIA Certified Instructor Call 304-283-7726 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for appt.
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Standard preschool curriculum enhanced by exposure to the arts, including piano, violin, dance, puppetry, theater, creative movement/ yoga, visual arts and so much more. Price varies by schedule. Please refer to our website. Summer Day Camp Theater Productions offered for ages 3-18. Saturday Night Live, June 27-July 2, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and 8 p.m. performance. For students in grades 7-12 only. Camp rated PG. $175/person. 101 Dalmatians, July 5-9, Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 8 p.m. performance. For ages 4-10. Wonderful half-day camp for younger students. $125/person. Rapunzel, the Musical, July 11-23, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; July 22 & 23 performances at 8 p.m. For ages 3-16. Musical classic. $375/person. Phantom of the Opera Meets Parry Hotter in the Chamber of Doom, July 25-Aug. 6, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Aug. 5 & 6 performances at 8 p.m. For ages K-18 years. Hilarious comedy musical. $375/person. Glee! Aug. 8-12, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri. 8 p.m. performance. For grades K-8. Half-day options 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 1:30-5 p.m. also available. $175/person, whole day; $125/person, half day.
HERITAGE HARVEST FARM HORSE CAMP 17159 Sprecher Rd., Boonsboro. June 6 to Aug. 12. Weekly sessions. Regular (ages 7 to 14) and advanced (ages 12 and up) camp, Mon. to Thurs., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fri., 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Junior (ages 4 to 6) camp, Mon. to Thurs., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Fri., 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Horse camp for beginning to advanced riders. Lessons on horse care, horsey crafts, games on horseback and water games. Everyone rides twice daily. Friday of each week there is a horse show, refreshments and awards presented. Guests are invited. $250 per week (family discount available). Contact Elizabeth
Smedley, 301/223-6731. www.heritageharvest.com.
JUMP-N-ART CAMP Pump It Up of Frederick, 8420 Gas House Pike, L-P, Frederick. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for ages 4-10. Jump-NArt was developed by a fine arts education center and emphasizes the joy of self-expression through fine art. Kids spend part of their time laughing, bouncing and playing games and part of their time exploring their inner Rembrandts. Bring a non-perishable lunch (no nut products). Weekly themes include: Dr. Seuss, Pirates Cove, Jungle Animals, Puppet Festival, and Creeping Crawling Critters. $150/per person per week or $40/per person per day. 301/620-2166. www.PumpItUpParty.com.
KAYAM FAMILY FARM CAMP Kayam Farm at Pearlstone, 5425 Mt. Gilead Rd., Reisterstown. Aug. 14-19. Residential family camp. Bonfires, arts and crafts, hikes, sports and swimming in an intergenerational framework with the added dimension of being part of a working, organic farm practicing ancient Jewish agricultural laws and bio-sustainable practices. Separate children and adult sessions interspersed with family activities and free time. Food is kosher and all meals are included and served buffet style. $600, adults; $450, children under 12 410/429-4400, x219. Jweinberg@pearlstonecenter.org www.pearlstonecenter.org/familycamp.
FREDERICK COUNTY BASKETBALL CAMPS
June 20 - 23, 2011
Boys: 8 a.m. to noon • Girls: 5 to 9 p.m.
Oakdale High School, Ijamsville For students entering 1st - 9th grades Learn fundamentals Develop skills Team competition Skill stations Foul shooting Position play Individualized skill competitions
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301-662-4012 • 301-865-1268
KIDS ON CAMPUS Frederick Community College, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick. June 20-Aug. 12, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-12 noon or 1-4 p.m. For ages 4-14. Age varies with each class. Subject areas include: art, sewing, cooking, sports, robotics, history, computer skills and programming, hands-on science, math, hands-on literature, photography, LEGOs, and
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more. A supervised lunch can be added to create an all-day program. Programs range from $79-$148 per week. 301/846-2419. www.frederick.edu/kidsoncampus.
KINDER CAMP YMCA, 1100 Eastern Blvd., N., Hagerstown. June-Aug. day camps, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. for age 5. Extended hours 7-8:30 a.m. for additional fee. All day summer programs offer: educational activities swimming, nature, games, crafts, gym, field trips and more. 301/739-3990, x4220.
THE LITTLE GYM’S ANYTIME SUMMERTIME KIDS CAMPS 1535 Potomac Ave., Longmeadow Shopping Center, Hagerstown. June 6-Aug. 18. Mon. to Thurs., 9 a.m. to 12 noon for ages 3 to 10. Our Anytime, Summertime Camps offer hours of fun and activity. Specially developed camp curriculum is designed around themes such as “Wild West” or “Adventures of T-Rex and Puff” and combines physical fitness, gymnastics and play with arts and crafts and special events. Choose the days and times that fit your schedule. Member and non-member pricing available. 301/739-7300. www.tlghagerstownmdus.com. See ad on inside back cover.
MANIDOKAN CAMP & RETREAT CENTER 1600 Harpers Ferry Rd., Knoxville. June 19-Aug. 5. One-week residential programs for those entering grades 2 to 12. Bring a friend and make new ones while enjoying swimming, boating, arts and crafts, zip line, ropes course, climbing wall, amazing worship, campfires and more. Adventure Camps, Mini Camps, Horseback Riding, Science Camp, Mission Camps and more! $425 basic camp, specialty programs may increase in price. 410/867-0991. www.bwccampsandretreats.org.
MID-MARYLAND GIRLS BASKETBALL CAMP
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Set of three camp cards The set of camp cards is packaged to include three fill-in-the blank, no-brainer, fold over camp cards and envelopes • the fun things I could be doing right now instead of writing home… • things i think you would want to hear in a letter from camp… • things i’m not doing at camp because you’re not here to make me… One set of cards is available as part of Child Guide’s May/June Readers Giveaway. See page 7 for entry form.
St. Maria Goretti High School, 1535 Oak Hill Ave., Hagerstown. June 13-17. Contact Alexa & Darryl Keckler at 610/398-3926 or Coach Cokey Robertson at 301/824-6044.
$260 per week. Contact Mary Schneider, 301/857-8042. www.mistyvalestable.com.
MID-MARYLAND VOLLEYBALL CAMP
MT. NEBO’S SUMMER CAMPS
St. Maria Goretti High School, 1535 Oak Hill Ave., Hagerstown. June 20-24, morning and afternoon sessions. Contact Alexa & Darryl Keckler at 610/398-3926 or Coach Cokey Robertson at 301/824-6044.
MIDDLE SCHOOL PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAM – SIFTA SUMMER PROGRAM Williamsport High School, 5 S. Clifton Dr., Williamsport. July 18-21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a “showcase” performance July 21 at 7 p.m. For students entering grades 6-8. Become a member of the performance group Poetic License while having fun together learning dance moves for songs from AFI to Michael Jackson’s Thriller, dialog from Shakespeare and songs from Ben Jonson, as well as interpretation of other poetic pieces through song, speech and dance...all culminating in an amazing end-of-session performance for parents, family and friends. $150/person, by May 20; $175/person, after May 20. Email email@example.com. 301/491-7228. www.actforall.org.
MINDWORKS SUMMER POWER READING PROGRAM Web-based, nationally acclaimed reading program provides structured silent reading practice which builds student reading rates, comprehension and vocabulary. $245/person, summer rate for 16 weeks, 24/7 access per student; $99/siblings bonus, summer rate for 16 weeks, 24/7 access. 301/898-7222 or info@MindworksLearning.net. www.MindworksLearning.net. See ad on page 14.
MISTY VALE STABLE SUMMER ACADEMY 14107 Equestrian Lane, Clear Spring. June 13-17 and June 20-24, with additional weeks possible, for ages 5 and up. Ages 14 and older, with experience, may apply as junior counselors. Get a real educational experience with emphasis on safety and fun. Includes daily private lesson with professional instructor; vet, farrier and specialty demonstrations; game and costume shows, and lots of hands-on learning.
134 S. Main St., Boonsboro. Contact Kim Crigger, 301/432-6042. www.mtnebocp.org. Mt. Nebo’s Backpack Brigade Summer Camp June 13-Aug. 19. Full day camp for children who have completed kindergarten through age 14. Lunch and snacks provided. $125/person weekly tuition for less than 50 hrs. per week, plus field trip fee; $150/person weekly tuition for 50 hrs. and above per week, plus field trip fee. 5% discount each camp week for weeks paid in full on or by June 1. Weekly summer themes: Nickelodeon Days including slime activities, June 13-17; Hawaiian Hullabaloo, June 20-24; Wet, Wacky & Wonderful, June 27-July 1; All Ball Sports, July 5-8; Animal Planet, July 11-15; Knights & Princesses, July 18-22; Art & Magic, July 25-29; Gymnastics & Dance, Aug. 1-5; Talent Week, Aug. 8-12; Sign Language, Aug. 15-19 Mt. Nebo’s Pre-K Camp June 6-Aug. 19 Full day camp for ages 4-5. Lunch and two snacks provided. $66/person per T,Th attendance; $99/person per M,W,F attendance; $140/person per M-F attendance. 5% discount each camp week for weeks paid in full on or by June 1. Weekly summer themes: Nickelodeon Days, June 6-10; Summer Fun, June 13-17; Hawaiian Hullabaloo, June 20-24; Zoo, June 27-July 1; Happy Birthday America, July 5-9; Cooking & Chocolate, July 11-15; Farm, July 18-22; Dinosaurs, July 25-29; Sports, Aug. 1-5; Beach, Aug. 8-12; Ocean/Sea Creatures, Aug. 15-19 Mt. Nebo’s Summer Enrichment Camp June 6-July 29 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. for ages 3-5. Toilet training is NOT required. $36/person per T,Th attendance ($142.50/person per month); $54/person per M,W,F attendance ($200/person per month); $90/person per M-F attendance ($330/person per month). 5% discount each camp week for weeks paid in full on or by June 1. Weekly summer themes: Nickelodeon Days, June 6-10; Under the Sea, June 13-17; Hawaiian Hullaballow, June 20-25; Archeology, June 27-31;
Archeology, July 5-8; Knights & Princesses, July 11-15; Farm, July 18-22; Western, July 25-29
MUSIC ACADEMY – SIFTA SUMMER PROGRAM Paramount Elementary School, 19410 Longmeadow Rd., Hagerstown. June 20-23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; showcase performance June 23 at 7 p.m. For students entering grades 1 to 5. Singing, movement, instrument playing, composing, reading and improvisation. $150, if registering before May 20; $175, if registering after May 20. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 301/491-7228. www.actforall.org.
ST. JOHN REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP 8414 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for current PreK through current 5th grade students. Exploration camp with weekly themes. Before care begins at 7:30 a.m. and after care ends at 4:30 p.m. $25/registration fee; $285/person per week; $1000/person for all 4 weeks; $50/person per week for before care; $50/person per week for after care. 301/662-6722, x2204. www.sjrcs.org. Can You Dig It? July 5-8. Create crystals, go on an archeological dig, make your own fossil art, and more. Earth Trek, July 11-15. Sample exotic foods, learn about cultures, and appreciate the sights, sounds and tastes of the world. It’s All Geek to Me, July 18-22. Explore inventions, build robots out of recycled materials, and complete a variety of hands-on activities. There’s No Place Like Home, July 25-29. Wear comfortable walking shoes and get ready to explore Frederick like never before.
SAINT JAMES SPORTS DAY CAMP Saint James School, 17641 College Rd., St. James. June 20-July 15, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for ages 6-13. Two two-week sessions are offered: Session I, June 20-30; Session II, July 5-July 15. Basketball, archery, lacrosse, soccer, softball, football, kickball, volleyball, street hockey, and a wide range of other sports and activities will be offered. $230/person for two weeks; $140/person, single week attendance for weeks 1 and 4; $120/person, single week attendance for weeks 2 and 3. 20% family discount offered. 301/797-6496.
SHINING LIGHT SPORTS BASKETBALL CAMP Grace Academy, 13321 Cearfoss Pike, Hagerstown. Quality basketball instruction in a Christian environment. $80/person. 301/733-2033. email@example.com. www.shininglightsports.com. July 11-15, Boys week. 9 a.m.-12 noon for 2nd-5th grade; 1-4 p.m. for 6th12th grade. July 18-22, Girls week. 9 a.m.-12 noon for 2nd-5th grade; 1-4 p.m. for 6th12th grade.
SKATE FREDERICK’S 2011 SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS 1288 Riverbend Way, Frederick. www.skatefrederick.com. Summer Theater on Ice, Group rehearsals for “Aladdin” every Wed. starting June 1, 6:30-7:20 p.m. All ages and levels welcome. Show dates: Aug. 13 & 14. 301/662-7362, x16. Summer Hockey Challenge Clinic Series, June through Aug. Eight or nine sessions. $250/person; $210/goalies. Power skating, passing, stickhandling, shooting, new conditioning techniques, team systems, scrimmages, game situations, and personal assessment with Hockey Director, Sylvain Cardin. Introduction to Hockey, June 20-24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For beginners learning to play ice hockey. Basic equipment package (required) only $139. $169/person. Ice Skating Camp, June 20-24 or July 25-29, 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 6 and above. Learn how to slide, glide and swizzle across the ice. Rental skates and snacks included. $139/person. Full day camp also available through FCC. Call FCC at 301/846-2431. 4- and 5-year-old Ice Skating Camp, June 21-23 or July 26-28, 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 4 & 5. Introduction to the basic skills of ice skating-balance, forward stroking, snowplow stops, swizzles and more. $95/person. Intermediate Skating Camp, June 27-July 1, 9 a.m.-12 noon. Learn different elements of figure skating: jumps, spins, edges, and more. Camp includes daily snack and rental skates. $159/person. Figure Skating Camp, July 11-15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Basic 6 level & above. Experience the many aspects of figure skating: jumps, spins, edge control, choreography and much more. Snacks provided each day. $189/person.
Serving children and families PreK 3 through grade 8 PROGRAMS OFFERED School Year September 2011 – June 2011
PreK 3 PreK 4 Grades K – 8
Pre-K (3 and 4-year-olds) Kindergarten 1st – 8th grade
Half days Full day Full Day
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ABOUT THE SCHOOL St. Thomas More Academy is an independent Catholic school for students in grades Pre-K3 through Eighth grade, recognized by the Archdiocese of Baltimore, licensed by the by the Maryland State Department of Education and accredited by the National Association of Private Catholic and Independent Schools (NAPCIS). STMA provides a classical liberal arts education for children in a faith centered environment. Our days start with prayer, religion is taught daily to all students and we celebrate mass at school on the first Friday of each month. In addition to reading, language arts, math, science, and social studies, students in PreK 4 though Grade 5 study Spanish, art, music, and physical education. In Middle School our students study Latin. Our math program includes Saxon Math in grades PreK – 5 and Glencoe pre-algebra, algebra 1 and geometry in middle school. Our reading/language arts program is phonics based and our reading series is Reading Street. We study the Junior Great Books as well as contemporary American and British literature.
AFTER SCHOOL CARE After care is available for an additional fee from from 3:15 pm until 5:15 pm. Additionally, the Westview Kinder Care Learning Center provides transportation to and from STMA daily for children enrolled there.
ENROLLMENT PROCESS We’d love to meet you. Private tours, Shadowing experiences and conferences with the principal can be arranged by calling to schedule an appointment. Application information is available online or may be sent via mail or e-mail to prospective parents upon request.
Conveniently located on beautifully rolling farm land in Frederick County, Md. 3989 Buckeystown Pike • PO Box 879 • Buckeystown, MD 21717 • 301-874-9014 • www.stmamd.org www.childguidemagazine.com
5 Signs Your Child is Ready for Sleep Away Camp BY JENNIFER
Your child gets along well with their peers. This may seem like a no brainer, but if your child is displaying any type of behavioral problems at home or in school, most likely these will follow them to camp, and it may not be a good idea to have them go away as being away at camp could exacerbate the issues. Kids need to be able to get along with others as this is a major part of their growth at camp.
Your child is able to follow directions from leaders. There are so many wonderful things that your child will be learning at camp. Being able to follow directions and respect the counselors and group leaders is a necessary skill in order to be away from home. Often times, kids who are away from their parents may think they have free reign to do and say whatever they please, so it is important to discuss this aspect with your child and make sure they are capable of handling it while they are away from your watchful eye.
Your child is asking to attend the type of camp that fits their needs. It is possible to have your child be ready for camp, but a mistake is made when choosing the type of camp. Some camps emphasize sports and others theater, or science. It is crucial that you don’t place your child in an athletic camp if their desires and talents are in other areas. Your child will more than likely feel out of place and this can be a set-up for failure.
s the winter begins to wrap up and we all think and long for the dog days of summer some decisions do need to be made. Some of us struggle as we are unsure as to when is the right time to send our child to sleep away camp. I don’t believe that there is an exact age that is the “right” age, it may be more about the readiness that your child exhibits that lets us know they can handle being away from home.
Figuring out the right time for your child to attend sleep away camp may be tricky, but paying attention to the signs they are ready may help make this process a bit easier. I do not believe in pushing a child to go before they are ready. Even if your child expresses the interest to go away, it is still possible that they may get home-sick as they acclimate to their new environment. Just remember this is normal and should pass as they become entrenched in camp life which is a rewarding and growth producing experience.
Here are 5 signs your child may be ready for sleep away camp:
Your child begins to express an interest in going to camp. This is an easy sign that lets you know that your child is ready. As they develop peer relationships in school and begin spending more time with their friends away from you, this may be the time when a child verbalizes their desire to go away.
Your child is able to spend longer periods away from you. without upset At younger ages, we often see that kids express a desire to have sleepovers with friends, but once the child is at their friend’s home, some anxiety may develop and they desire to return home. If this is still the case, I would recommend that you wait until your child can have sleepovers without being upset or returning home. Page 18
Jennifer Kelman has a BA in Sociology from American University and a Masters in Social Work from New York University and has worked with children in a variety of psychiatric and medical settings. She is the creator of Mrs. Pinkelmeyer, who inspires selfesteem in children through her love, warmth and silliness and author of the new award winning children's book, “Mrs. Pinkelmeyer and Moopus McGlinden Burn the Rrrrump Rrrroast”, available at online bookstores and www.MrsPinkelmeyer.com.
SUMMER CAMPS: MD & PA Canadian Excellence Camp, July 18-22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Under the direction Sylvain Cardin, and his certified coaching staff, camp participants with basic skills will improve their skating through power skating training, team concepts, and passing and shooting. T-shirt, jersey and lunch will be provided. $325/person. Mini Mites Camp, June 27-July 1, 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 4-8. Youngest hockey players advance their skills in a fun, nurturing environment. $169/person. Canadian Elite Camp, July 25-29, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Concentrate camp for the serious hockey player. Camp will prepare players for “AA”, “AAA” and Junior level hockey ambitions. Coaches cover all facets of the game both on and off the ice. $399/person. Skill Development Camp, Aug. 1-5, 12 noon-4 p.m. Designed for the player squirt age and older who has one season or less of ice hockey league play and is motivated to improve their skating skills and knowledge of team play in a league. $169/person. 3 Day Skills Enhancement Camp, Aug. 2-4, 9 a.m.-12 noon for Basic 6 & above or pre-preliminary & above. Curriculum includes jumps, spins, edges, turns, off ice endurance, power skating and other aspects of figure skating. $109/person.
WASHINGTON COUNTY RECREATION DEPARTMENT’S SUMMER YOUTH DAY CAMPS 2011 June 20 to Aug. 5 (weekly) for ages 5 (must have completed kindergarten) to 12. 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 camp to present the children with tobacco awareness, nutrition, gang awareness, k-9 police patrol and magic. Qualified staff is background checked and CPR/First Aid Certified annually. 240/313-2805. www.washco-md.net. Boonsboro Middle School, 1 J-H Wade Dr., Boonsboro. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. $40/week (county resident); $45/week (out-of-county resident) Smithsburg Veteran’s Park, 68 W. Water St., Smithsburg. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. $40/week (county resident); $45/week (out-of-county resident) Williamsport Elementary School, 1 S. Clifton Dr., Williamsport. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. $40/week (county resident); $45/week (out-of-county resident). Campers will swim, extra money required for swimming. Hancock Jr/Sr High School Community Gym, 289 W. Main St., Hancock. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. $40/week (county resident); $45/week (out-of-county resident). Campers will swim, extra money required for swimming. Maugansville Elementary, 18023 Maugans Ave., Maugansville. 7 a.m.-5 p.m. $45/week (county resident); $50/week (out-of-county resident). Marty Snook Park, 17901 Halfway Blvd., Hagerstown. 7 a.m.-5 p.m. for ages 5-7, ages 8-9 and ages 10-12. $53/week (county resident, includes cost of swimming M-Th); $58/week (out-of-county resident, includes cost of swimming M-Th).
WEST RIVER CENTER CAMP 5100 Chalk Point Rd., West River. June 19 to Aug. 5, one-week residential programs for those entering grades 2 to 12. Campers enjoy swimming, boating, archery, arts and crafts, mission projects, nature studies, giant swing, ropes course, amazing worship, campfires and more. Mini camp and Grandparents camps also available. $425 basic camp, specialty programs may increase in price. 410/867-0991. www.bwccampsandretreats.org.
WILLIAMSPORT DAY CAMP Byron Memorial Park, Williamsport. July 11-15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for all registered Cub Scouts. Crafts, science, personal development, sports, conservation, archery, BB gun shooting, fishing and more. $75/person early fee. Contact: Mason-Dixon Council, 18600 Crestwood Dr., Hagerstown, MD. 301/739-1211. www.mason-dixon-bsa.org.
PENNSYLVANIA BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT DAY CAMP Blue Ridge Summit Sportsman Association, Blue Ridge Summit. July 18-22 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for all registered Cub Scouts. Crafts, science, personal development, sports, conservation, archery, BB gun shooting, fishing and more. $75/person early fee. Contact: Mason-Dixon Council,
Opus Oaks, An Art Place in Berryville offers several Junior Art Camps (inset photo) and other camps and fine art classes for preschool to adult. In 2009 this special dragon was created at summer camp... .it's still alive and well. See ad on page 25 and listing on page 22. 18600 Crestwood Dr., Hagerstown, MD. 301/739-1211. www.mason-dixon-bsa.org.
CAMP AKELA Greencastle Antrim Park, Greencastle. July 24-27 for all registered Cub & Webelos Scouts. Cub Scout Resident Camp. 4 days and 3 nights of fun in the mountain hills of our Scout Reservation, Camp Sinoquipe. Explore nature, play games and attend a campfire in the Council Ring. $85-$115 per Cub Scout if unit registers more than 4; $90-$115 per Cub Scout. Contact: Mason-Dixon Council, 18600 Crestwood Dr., Hagerstown, MD. 301/739-1211. www.mason-dixon-bsa.org.
CAMP CAYUGA 321 Niles Pond Rd., Honesdale. June 26 to Aug. 18. Two, four, six and eight week sessions available for ages 5 to 15. Over 60 activities daily. First-time camper guarantee. Separate teen campus, 2 pools, lake, 10 tennis courts, 2 gymnasiums, equestrian center, all land/water sports, 32’ climbing tower & ropes course, paintball, ATVs and skate park. Cost varies with session and early application discount. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.campcayuga.com.
CAMP JOY EL 3741 Joy-El Drive, Greencastle. June 14 to July 29. Day camps for students in grades K to 5 run Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Most overnight camps for students in grades 1-12 run from Sun., 4 p.m. to Fri., 7 p.m. Mini camp week runs from Tues., 4 p.m. to Fri., 7 p.m. Age groups vary each week. Camp Joy El is a nondenominational Christian camp providing summer camps for children and youth in grades K12. New Parent-Child Connection camps also offered this summer. Overnight camp, $274; mini-camp, $179; day camp, $99 to $117. 717/369-4539. www.joyel.org.
CHAMBERSBURG PA YMCA CAMPS 570 E. McKinley Street, Chambersburg. www.chbgy.org Biddy Camps, June 13-Aug. 26, 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 3-7. Different camp theme each week. Campers will participate in a variety of fun and exciting age appropriate activities. Camp week themes include art, make believe, and movement themes. Each camp will also include character counts and team building exercises, as well as recreation and pool time. $48/members; $64/non-members. Contact Jen Gossert at email@example.com. 717/263-8508.
SUMMER CAMPS: PA & VA Summer Fun Club, June 13-Aug. 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with extended hours beginning at 7 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. at no additional charge. For ages 6-11. Different camp theme each week. Arts & crafts, sports & games, character counts & value lessons, aquatic lessons with recreational swim and exciting field trips to area attractions including Hershey Park. $100/members; $120/non-members; $10/registration fee; $20/nonrefundable deposit required at registration. Additional children in family receive $10 off each week. Contact April Braxton at firstname.lastname@example.org. 717/263-8508. Teen Trek, June 13-Aug. 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with extended hours beginning at 7 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. at no additional charge. For ages 12-15. Different camp theme each week. Provides teens with an action packed summer of various sports activities, as well as swimming, hiking, biking, bowling, and an overnighter at the Y. Field trips include Gettysburg, Hershey Park, City Island and more. $102/members; $122/non-members; $10/registration fee (includes camp t-shirt); $20/non-refundable deposit required at registration. Additional children in family receive $10 off each week. Contact Chris Misner at email@example.com. 717/263-8508.
GETTYSBURG COLLEGE NIKE SOFTBALL CAMP 300 N. Washington St., Gettysburg. June 19 to 23 for girls ages 10 to 18. Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play and more. 8:1 camper to instructor ratio. $485, overnight camp; $385, extended day camp. 1-800-645-3226.
GREENCASTLE DAY CAMP Greencastle Antrim Park, Greencastle. June 20-24 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for all registered Cub Scouts. Crafts, science, personal development, sports, conservation, archery, BB gun shooting, fishing and more. $75/person early fee. Contact: Mason-Dixon Council, 18600 Crestwood Dr., Hagerstown, MD. 301/739-1211. www.mason-dixon-bsa.org.
1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg. For boys and girls ages 6 to 18. Weekly camps vary in theme and price. Offers camps in chemistry, tennis, basketball, baseball, softball, swimming, lacrosse, football, cross country running, track, field hockey, volleyball and more. 717/477-1256. www.ship.edu/camps.
SUMMER THEATRE ARTS GROUP EXPERIENCE (STAGE) Capitol Theatre Center, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. July 23, 1-5 p.m.; July 25-29, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; July 30, all day. For children entering grades 1-12. Weeklong day camp will include rehearsals & performances of Annie, Jr. along with workshops covering different aspects of theatre and themes relating to the show. Registration fee includes: auditions; rehearsals; workshops; 1 BOGO coupon to the show for parents (additional complementary ticket will be offered to each parent who volunteers either during the week or with the Sat. shows; and a 1-year Junior membership in CCT. $125/person before July 1; $150/person after July 1. 717/263-3900 or firstname.lastname@example.org. www.cctonline.org.
VIRGINIA ANYTIME, SUMMERTIME CAMPS AT THE LITTLE GYM The Little Gym of Winchester, 3107 Valley Ave., Ste. 102, Winchester. Themed camps are available Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and on select Tues. & Thurs., 1-4 p.m. For ages 3-8. Customize your child’s camp days. Three-hour day camp filled with fitness and fun. Obstacle courses, arts and crafts, group activities, snack time and special events. $48-$142/person for 2-day to 5-day camp week. 540/662-0411. www.TheLittleGym.com.
CAMP ROCK ENON, BSA 292 Rock Enon Springs Road, Gore. Nestled in the Mountains, Camp Rock Enon provides the perfect terrain for camping, swimming, hiking, nature study and recreation of all sorts. All programs are open to registered members of the Boy Scouts. www.sac-bsa.org. 540/662-2551.
Hunting Ridge Retreat Center, 1011 Hunting Ridge Rd., Winchester. June 20 to 22. Day camp from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for ages 6 to 8; Overnight camp for ages 8 to 12. A medically supervised summer camp for children with asthma, sponsored by Valley Health and the Winchester Medical Center Foundation. $40, overnight camp; $20, day camp. 540/536-7488. www.campsuperkids.com.
CLARKE COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION
SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY SUMMER CAMPS
Cub Scout Resident Camp, June 19-24 or June 26-July 1 for 2nd-5th grade boys. For the younger Scout who may be just beginning the journey. $150$275/person. Boy Scout Resident Camp, July 3-9, July 10-16, July 17-23, July 24-30 or July 31-Aug. 6 for 6th grade boys-age 18. Boy Scout Resident Camp is for older Scouts who are working on rank advancement and merit badges. $225-$275/person. Ad-Venture Service Week, June 19-24 for ages 14-20 co-ed This adventure is designed just for Venture Scouts and Leaders that will spend half of each day working on developing some of the High Adventure areas such as the Gallows Ridge Mountain Bike Trail. The rest of the day will be spent on serious adventures like rock climbing, whitewater tubing, kayaking and canoeing, tree climbing, mountain biking, etc. $205/person. Extreme Adventure, June 26-July 2 or July 10-16 for ages 14-18 boys. This is a Scout program that offers adventure to those that dare to try ….a camp where being prepared, being physically strong and being mentally awake are keys to survival. $445/person. Zeb Program (High Adventure), July 3-9, July 17-23, July 31-Aug. 6 for ages 13-18. Based at CRE, the program will consist of 1-day excursions and may consist of the following: low ropes team and individual development challenges, mountain biking at our Gallows Ridge Mountain Biking range, canyoneering, canoeing/kayaking, rappelling and rock-climbing; all testing you to your fullest. $320/person. SCUBA Certification, July 24-30 for ages 13-18. Earn the entire PADI certification while experiencing diving in our own Miller Lake and the quarry at Mount Storm. $325/person, plus $120 online training.
540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Unless noted otherwise, programs will meet at Chet Hobert Park, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville. Horse Lover’s Camp, Full Moon Ranch, Berryville. July 26-28 or Aug. 16-18 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for ages 10-17. Clarke Co. Parks & Rec has teamed up with Pony to Go/Full Moon Ranch to offer a special Horse appreciation camp. $80/person. www.ponytogo.com. Sign Language Camp, Aug. 8-12 from 1-3 p.m. for ages 9-15. Participants will practice their sign language by playing games, learning songs and talking to one another. $45/person, plus $10 materials fee. Cooking on the Farm, Smith Meadows Farm. Mondays, May 9-June 6 from 4:45-6:45 p.m. for ages 12 and above. Come to Smith Meadows Kitchen for a series of five classes on basic cooking skills centered around seasonal and sustainably produced local and regional food. $80/person, plus $15 fee payable to instructor first day of class. Musical Theatre Camp, JWMS Auditorium. July 25-29 from 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 8-11; or July 25-29 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. for ages 12-15. Learn the basics of choral singing and choreography. Performance for family and friends at end of camp. $65/person. Hooray for Hollywood Camp, JWMS Auditorium (7/15 class at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema). July 11-15 from 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 9-15. Explore the world of film acting, screenplay writing, acting and improvisation. Students will write, produce and act in their very own mini movie to be premiered at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. $65/person. Theatre Games Camp, JWMS Auditorium. June 27-July 1 from 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 8-15. Camp will teach the basics of acting through interactive games and improvisation. $65/person. Choir Camp, JWMS Auditorium. June 20-24 from 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 815. Introduction to the art of singing. $65. Garden Bugaboos Camp, D.G. Cooley Gym. June 20-23 from 9-11:30 a.m. for ages 6-13. Learn the basics of planting and maintaining a garden. $45/person. The Wild Camp, D.G. Cooley Gym. June 27-30 from 9-11:30 a.m. for ages 6-13. Students will participate in a variety of outdoor games and activities, go on nature hikes and learn about insects and animals. $45/person. Camp Recess, D.G. Cooley Gym. July 25-28 or Aug. 8-11 from 9-11:30 a.m. for ages 6-12. Campers will experience a variety of interactive games and activities. $40/person. Let’s Get Cook’in Camp, Aug. 1-5 from 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 7-14. Learn the basics and joy of cooking. Participants will create their own mini-
cookbook with pre-printed recipes and sample their creations. $45/person. Dr. Sleuth Science Camp, D.G. Cooley Gym. July 1821 from 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 7-13. Participants learn about the scientific method, DNA, water pH, fingerprints and more while they unravel clues to solve a mystery. $40/person. Youth Soccer Camp, June 20-24 from 8:30-11 a.m. for ages 5-12. Participants will be instructed in the FUN-damentals of the game of soccer. $35/person. Volleyball Camp, July 18-22 from 1-3 p.m. for ages 11-18. Camp is designed for beginners and those with experience Basics will be taught and reviewed. $65/person. Basketball Camp, July 11-15 from 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 6-12. Participants will be instructed in the primary skills of the game. $45/person. Cheer Eruption All Star Gymnastics Camp, D.G. Cooley Gym. June 27-July 1 from 2-4 p.m. for ages 68 and ages 9-12; or Aug.1-5 from 2-4 p.m. for ages 68 and 9-12. Focus on basic gymnastic skills. $65/person. Cheer Eruption Pre-school Gymnastics Camp, D.G. Cooley Gym. July 25-29 from 9:30-11 a.m. for ages 35. Focus on basic gymnastics skills. $50/person. Junior Golf Camp, Virginia National Golf Club. June 20-24 or July 18-22 or Aug. 8-12, from 9-11 a.m. for ages 8-16. CCPR has partnered with Virginia National Golf Club’s PGA Golf Professional and Shenandoah University Golf Coach Scott Singhass to offer instructional golf camps. Participants receive a certificate for a 9-hole green fee. $75/person. Contact Scott at 540/955-2966 or go to: www.virginianational.com. Youth Tennis Camp, June 27-July 1 or July 11-15 from 9-10:30 a.m. for ages 7-11. Fun camp with instructions, drills and friendly competition. $50/person. Middle School Tennis Camp, June 27-July 1 or July 11-15 from 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for ages 12-15. Fun camp with instruction, drills and friendly competition. $50/person. Pottery Camp, Chet Hobert Park. June 20-24, June 27-July 1, July 18-22, or July 25-29, from 10-11:30 a.m. for ages 6-12. Explore different pottery techniques such as slab, coil or pinch pots. Wheel throwing will be demonstrated and practiced. $65/person. Parents are welcome to attend these classes with their child and participate for an additional supply fee of $30.00.
13 Different Weekly Half-Day Camps for ages 7 to 15 starting June 27 to August 19. Full details at www.LFCCworkforce.com or call 540-868-7021. Revolution, Origami, Summer Theater, The Ferrus Challenge and A Week at Hogwart’s Academy. $635. Contact Chip Phillips, 540/365-4317. www.ferrum.edu/fcsec
FREDERICK COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION CAMPS 540/665-5678. www.fcprd.net. Zip Line Adventures Day! June 28, July 12 and Aug. 9 for ages 8-14. Drop off and pick up at Sherando Park, soccer field parking lot, Stephens City. 9:30 a.m. departure and approx. 3:45 p.m. return. Chairlift, zip line and mountain tubing. Participants will be divided into age/ability appropriate groups to rotate through activities. $55/person per day. Sailing Camp at the Mariner Sailing School on the Potomac River! June 20-24 or Aug. 1-5 for ages 8-14. Drop off and pick up at Sherando Park, soccer field parking lot, Stephens City. 8 a.m. departure and 3 p.m. return. Learn safe sailing skills. Student/instructor ratio is 6:1. $249/person. Young Riders Camp, Walnut Ridge Farm, 150 N. Hayfield Rd., Winchester. June 20-23, July 18-21, or Aug. 1-4, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., for ages 6-14. Campers will be introduced to riding, caring, grooming, and much more. $275/person.
Pound, Paint, Create! The Polka Dot Pot in Creekside Station, 3035 Valley Ave., #102, Winchester. June 27-July 1 or July 25-29 from 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 8-14. We will be creating with clay, learning cool painting techniques, fusing glass, and trying out other art activities. $130/person. Digital Photography with Pictures Plus/O’Roke Photography, Ruritan Shelter, Sherando Park, Stephens City. July 11-15, 911 a.m., half-day camp; 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., full-day camp for ages 8-14. Learn the exciting world of photography from professionals. $80/person for half-day camp; $160/person for full-day camp. Just for Me, Brill Shelter, Clearbrook Park, Clear Brook. June 27-July 1 or Aug. 8-12 from 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for ages 3-5. Art, creative movement, nature walks and more. $110/person per session. Little’s Half Day Camp, Greenwood Mill Elementary School, 218 Channing Dr., Winchester. June 20-24 from 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 3-5. Unique sports program prepares preschoolers for organized sports in a fun, upbeat, non-competitive environment. $90/person. Kids on Golf, Appleland Sports Center, 4490 Valley Pike, Stephens City. June 13-17, July 11-15, or Aug. 1-5 from 9-11:30 a.m. For
DIGITAL ARTS CAMP Lord Fairfax Community College, 173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown. June 27-August 19. for ages 7-15. Program offerings include: Camp Rock Star; Creative Design and Robotics; Lights! Camera! Action!; Make Your First 3-D Video Game; Ultimate Claymation and Stop Action; Video Game Animation; Junkyard Warriors; LEGO Films; Passion for Fashion; and Empire and Aliens. $165/person per class; scholarships available. Contact LFCC Workforce Solutions, 540/868-7021. www.LFCworkforce.com.
FERRUM COLLEGE SUMMER ENRICHMENT CAMP Ferrum College, Ferrum. July 10 to 16 and July 17 to 23. For academically motivated students, ages 9 to 13, currently enrolled in grades 4 to 7, rising grades 5 to 8. Students experience campus life at this co-ed residential camp while participating in a variety of fun-filled activities and challenging projects. Classes scheduled include: Adobe Photoshop, Cooking 101, Chess, CSI I & II, Corel Painter, Google Apps, Living 1800 Style, Math
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ages 7-13. Hands-on introduction to golf. $85/person, with clubs; $95/person, with use of FCPRD clubs per session. Camp basicREC, Various locations in Frederick County, VA. Call 540/6655678 or visit www.fcprd.net. June 13-Aug. 19 (closed July 4), from 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. for rising 1st graders through rising 6th graders. Campers enjoy fun-filled adventures, which have a home base in area schools/playgrounds. Outside play, group games, water play, organized sports, arts & crafts, swimming and relaxing. Weekly themes include: Under the Sea; Summer Olympics; Wild, Wild West; Beach Week; Decades Week; Wild Animals; Back to Nature; Game Show Mania; and Movin’ n Groovin’. $1100/person for 10 week session; $160/person per week for pick-a-week. Payment options available. Premium Camps, Various locations in Frederick County, VA. Call 540/6655678 or visit www.fcprd.net. Various dates and age requirements. Specialty camps with a full day option include: Volleyball “U”, Wayside Theater’s “Act it Out,” Baseball “U”, Softball “U”, Photography, Youth Sports Sampler, Tennis “U”, Football “U”, Cheer Camp, Soccer “U,” Art at Sherando, and Ropeworks. $160/person per week includes the specialty camp and camp activities before and after the specialty camp option, which may include pool time.
LIVING HISTORY CAMP FOR KIDS Belle Grove Plantation, 336 Belle Grove Rd., Middletown. June 20-23, Mon.-Thurs., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 pm. For ages 11-14. June 28-July 1, Tues.-Fri., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for ages 7-10. Through hands-on activities, children gain a sense of how much life has changed since the Hite family lived at Belle Grove in the early 19th century. Advance reservations required. $75/child; $60/child for 3 or more children from the same family. Call Cora Gnegy at 540/869-2028 or email to receive a brochure and make your reservations. www.bellegrove.org.
OPUS OAKS ART SCHOOL Opus Oaks, 109 First St., Berryville. One week summer camps from June to Aug. Studio fine art classes and summer art camps for preschool to adult. Taught by professional artists, camps focus on multiple art mediums. Registration handled through the Clarke County Parks and Rec Department. 540/955-5140 or 540/9554226. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Gale.email@example.com. www.opusoaks.org. See ad on page 25. Painting on Location Camp, June 20-24, 9 a.m-1 p.m. for ages 8-14. Campers will learn basic painting techniques, color mixing, color theory, and composition while studying landscapes, architecture, water, farm scenes, and flowers. Bring a snack, a 5-gallon bucket, and plenty of water. $85/person. Nature/Drawing/Watercolors Camp, July 5-8, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. for ages 8adult. Sketch and paint trees, leaves, feathers, landscapes, and other nature subjects in the great outdoors. Wear comfortable clothing and bring your lunch, snacks, water, watercolor paints, folding table and a lawn chair. $125. Comic Book Camp I, June 27-July 1, 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 8-11. Come to camp ready to write and create comic book strips. Lessons introduce students to character development, plot flow, and scene design within a simple comic strip. Each student should bring ideas to write his/her own story. $85. Comic Book Camp II, Opus Oaks, June 27-July 1, 1-5 p.m. for ages 12-18. In-depth study of graphic novels and how to create them. Lessons include studies of dialogue; plot planning, and character design. Each student will leave with his/her own comic book. $95. Fused and Hot Glass Workshop Camp, Opus Oaks, 109 First St., Berryville. July 11-15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for ages 12-adult. Students will learn the fundamentals of cutting, assembling, decorating and fusing art glass to make faces for the forged metal children, sun catchers, and jewelry. $115/person. Felting and Tapestry Workshop Camp, Opus Oaks, 109 First St., Berryville. July 5-8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for ages 8-adult. Learn to make a life-sized rabbit and squirrel out of felt using a drum carder, sheep and llama wool, and dyed wool roving for the sculpture display. Students also make a colorful pouch to keep. The techniques of tapestry loom weaving will also be explored. $185/person. Mural Banner Painting Workshop Camp, Opus Oaks, 109 First St., Berryville. July 25-29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for ages 13-adult. Students will cocreate and paint a large hanging-fabric mural that will tell the story of Opus Oaks. Students will also make a personal mural of their own. $185/person.
Gather around and make new friends. Each summer over 10 million American children head to summer camp excited to be independent and spend their vacation learning to canoe, playing games and making new friends in their bunks. The first few nights away from home can be very lonely however as bouts of homesickness take hold. A new game called Camp Talk can make children’s transition a little easier by helping them bond and make friends faster. Camp Talk is a portable, conversation card game kids can bring out in their bunk or around the camp fire that gives them the confidence to ask meaningful questions to their campmates allowing everyone to get to know each other better. Camp Talk was created by kids for kids. Camp Talk is so easy to play, kids can do it practically anywhere – get to know new camp friends on the bus to camp, in the bunk after lights out or around the campfire while eating S’mores. Just draw a card, read one of the 50 cool questions and let the fun begin. The handy flashlight is great for late night conversations around the campfire or in the cabin. MSRP $7.99 Ages: 7+ Camp Talk is available as part of Child Guide’s May/June Readers Giveaway. See page 7 for entry form.
Location: Clarke County Fair Grounds, 890 W. Main St. Berryville. Photography at the Fair Camp, Aug. 15-19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for ages 9-adult. Students will find a new way to experience, witness, and visually record all of the dynamics of the Clarke County Fair. Students will make a handmade book for their photographs. $95. Location: Opus Oaks, 221 Clarke Lane, Berryville. Mosaic Mural Assembly Workshop Camp, July 11-15 or July 18-22, 9 a.m.2 p.m. for ages 14-adult. Participants will learn how to layout, cut tiles, assemble, glue and grout the mosaic mural that will be installed in the Barns of Rose Hill. Learn skills and be a part of this wonderful project. Sign up for one or both weeks. Bring your lunch. $125/person per week. Location: Opus Oaks, 2330 Crums Church Rd., Berryville. Junior Art Camp (AM), June 20-24, 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 5-7. Campers will work in a variety of mediums such as painting, sculpture, drawing, fibers, and collage. Healthy snacks provided. $80/person. Junior Art Camp II (AM), June 27-July 1, 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 5-7. Campers will work in a variety of mediums such as painting, sculpture, drawing, fibers, and collage. Healthy snacks provided. $80/person. Junior Art Camp III (AM), July 11-15, 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 5-7. Campers will work in a variety of mediums such as painting, sculpture, drawing, fibers, and collage. Healthy snacks provided. $80/person. Junior Art Camp IV (AM), July 18-22, 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 4-7. Campers will work in a variety of mediums such as painting, sculpture, drawing, fibers, and collage. Healthy snacks provided. $80/person. Junior Art Camp IV (PM), July 18-22, 1-4 p.m. for ages 4-7. Campers will work in a variety of mediums such as painting, sculpture, drawing, fibers, and collage. Healthy snacks provided. $80/person. Junior Art Camp V (AM), July 25-29, 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 5-7. Campers will work in a variety of mediums such as painting, sculpture, drawing, fibers, and collage. Healthy snacks provided. $80/person. Junior Art Camp V (PM), July 25-29, 1-4 p.m. for ages 5-7. Campers will work in a variety of mediums such as painting, sculpture, drawing, fibers, and collage. Healthy snacks provided. $80/person.
Junior Art Camp VI (AM), Aug. 1-5, 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 5-7. Campers will work in a variety of mediums such as painting, sculpture, drawing, fibers, and collage. Healthy snacks provided. $80/person. Blacksmithing Workshop Camp, June 27-July 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for ages 13adult. Students will study with Nol Putnam, one of the foremost blacksmiths in the USA, and Michael Drake. Blacksmithing will focus on the creation of a three-dimensional steel piece of a life-size child. Bring safety glasses, cotton clothes and lots of energy. $185/person. Stone Carving Workshop Camp, June 20-24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for ages 13adult. Students will make a clay model, learn the tools and techniques of carving stone, and carve their own design in limestone using hammers and chisels. Bring leather gloves and safety glasses. $185/person. Metal Forging and Wood Sculpture Workshop Camp, July 11-15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for ages 8-adult. Students will use metal forging and simple carpentry skills to make a group project. They will also work on a forged metal piece of their own. $185/person. Wire Sculpture/Printmaking Workshop Camp, Aug. 1-5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for ages 8-adult. Using a variety of tools and wire, students will learn to build and create life-sized believable birds. Students will also do etching and various kinds of printmaking using images of birds as a focus. $185/person. Batik Workshop Camp, July 18-22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for ages 13-adult. Students will create a fabric hanging depicting the beauty of nature for the sculpture project and a piece for themselves. Bring a 9x12 sketchbook. $185/person.
PAVAN: PERFORMING & VISUAL ARTS, NORTHWEST Summer Regional Governorâ€™s School, Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy, 203 S. Cameron St., Winchester. SCAA is a division of Shenandoah University. Camp will be held at a location in Frederick County, VA. July 5 to 15 for 9th to 12th grade students who are residents of Clarke, Frederick, Loudoun, Shenandoah or Warren County, or the City of Winchester. Camp runs Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. Two-week intensive study in studentâ€™s choice of theatre, dance, guitar, vocal music or visual arts. PAVAN also offers Arts Alive Workshops for rising 7th-12th grade students; Arts Expedition Camps for rising 4th-6th grade students; and Artists in Bloom Day Camp for rising 1st-3rd grade students. 540/6651294. www.pavanw.com.
POWHATAN SUMMER CAMPS 49 Powhatan Lane, Boyce. June 20-July 8. Three one-week sessions for rising 1st-6th grades. Specialty camps include: Sports, Mask-Making, Scrapbooking, Drawing, Shadow Puppetry, Mural, Cooking (off-site), and Detective Camp. $275-$625/person, depending on how many weeks attended. Contact Tammy StoneConrad at firstname.lastname@example.org. 540/837-1009, x244.
SCARLETT GROVE STABLES SUMMER CAMP 11865 Harry Byrd Hwy, Berryville. For ages 7-16. Campers learn horse anatomy, health care, grooming, different parts of the tack, riding and pony phonics activities based on the US Pony Club Manual. Campers required to bring their lunch. Hardhat and heeled riding shoes required. $275/person per week or $55 per day; $175/person for 3-day camp. Sessions offered: June 27-July 1, Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; July 5-7, Tues.-Thurs. from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; July 19-21, Tues-Thurs. from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; July 11-15, Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; July 25-29, Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Contact Andrea Nuccio, 703/508-9307.
SHENANDOAH VALLEY DISCOVERY MUSEUM SUMMER CAMPS 54 S. Loudoun St., Winchester. May 16 to Aug. 19 for children ages 4 years to grade 7. Leap into art, science and crafts this summer with a hands-on exploration of the amazing world we live in. Campers can expect to get messy while learning to see the world with the vision of the artist and scientific explorer. Register early! $95/person for members; $125/non-members unless otherwise noted. Fee covers all costs of supplies, simple snacks and instructors. 540/722-2020. www.discoverymuseum.net. See ad on page 25. Eco Bio Geo with Carla Gorman and Theresa Krause (Pre Summer Camp), May 16-20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., for kids entering grades 5-7. Camp is held on site and in partnership means home with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute near Front Royal, VA. Campers spend five days in an amazing outdoor setting. Observe animals that are endangered or extinct in the wild,
SUMMER CAMPS: VIRGINIA meet scientists, and learn about loss of habitat and biodiversity as we explore ‘what lives where and why’. $210/members; $240/non-members. A First Look at Art with Janet Fabin, June 20-24, 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 4 and 5. Sculpture, printmaking, painting, mask making and clay. Parents have the option of accompanying any child who may feel more comfortable with them present. Unbelievable Fun in Your Own Backyard with Mary Bruce Glaize, June 2024, 1-4 p.m. for those entering grades 1-3. Jump rope mania, lanyard construction, terrarium building, kick the can, water play, mud pies and more; we’ll do it all here at the museum, and your backyard will never look quite the same to you again. Paleo Camp with Geb Bennett (Session 2a), June 27-July 1, 9 a.m.-12 noon for children entering grades 3-6. The Museum’s own paleo-curator, takes you into the world of fossils and dinosaurs. Two field trips are included, so that campers can collect their own fossils, clean and learn to classify them. (A parent or guardian is requested to accompany child on trips.) Hands on Music with Ryan Stitcher (Session 2b), June 27-July 1, 1-4 p.m. for children entering grades 1st -3rd. Have fun while using singing, dancing, and movement to improve your musical skills. We will be playing various instruments, writing our own songs, and making our own wacky instruments. Mr. Stitcher is an Orff Level I qualified teacher who currently teaches at John Kerr Elementary School in Winchester. Eco Bio Geo with Carla Gorman and Theresa Krause (Session 2c), June 27July 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for children entering grades 5–7. Eco-Bio-Geo is operated within an alliance between the Discovery Museum and the SCBI. Campers spend five days in an amazing outdoor setting exploring geography, geology, biology, and ecology. Outfitted with backpacks, journals, and water bottles, they delve into SCBI’s forests, fields and streams. Scientists who operate research projects all over the world, and animals that may be some of the last representatives of their species are part of the SCBI – Discovery Museum experience at ECO-Bio-Geo. $210/members; $240/nonmembers. Weeds in the Woods with Mr. Mark (Session 3a), July 11-15, 10 a.m.-12 noon for children 3 to 5 years with a parent/guardian. Mom and child join Mr. Mark for outdoor exploration, hiking, playing in the mud and just plain fun!! $70/members; $100/non-members. Art with Robert Shabb (Session 3b), July 11-15, 1-4 p.m. for children entering grades 4-6. Mr. Mark’s Science Outpost I & II (Sessions 4a & 5b), July 18-22 or July 25-29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for children entering grades K-5. Science and fun in the great outdoors! Water play, hiking, tree and bird identification, and other explorations will make us real hungry for the cookout on the last day. $150/members; $180/non-members. Gourd, Gourds and More Gourds with Angela Mohr (Session 4b), July 1822, 9 a.m.-12 noon for children entering grades 3-5. Prepare to be amazed by all the handy, fun things you can do with gourds. You’ll craft ornaments, a gourd bowl/dish, gourd-head puppets, a birdhouse and more. Chess Etc. with Jim Moyer (Session 5a), July 25–29, 9 a.m. to 12 noon for children entering grades 1-6. Whether you’re new to chess or a long time aficionado, this is the place you’ll want to be for stimulating your gray matter, plotting strategies, making friends and having fun. We’ll be throwing in a few other games on the side. Playing with Math with Harry Holloway (Session 6a), Aug. 1-5, 9 a.m.-12 noon for children entering grades 1-3. Tickle your brain as well as your funny bone as you play with numbers, 3 dimensional structures and puzzles of all kinds. Includes origami and loads of other hands on explorations. Art Out of the Box with Mr. Mark (Session 6b), Aug. 1-5, 1-4 p.m. for children entering grades 1-3. More fun than Harold and his purple crayon, this highly popular camp is unlike any art class you’ve ever experienced. Who knows what may happen as we entertain our muse and engage in artistic eccentricities like painting Ms. Kirby’s truck and tie dying tee shirts on a squirt gun firing range. Earth Science with Catie Broznak (Session 7a), Aug. 8-12, 9 a.m.-12 noon for children entering grades 3-6. Come explore the solar system, gems, volcanoes, and the oceans! Activities include making our own minerals, air spaceships, and starting a rock collection. The last day is a hike in the mountains to discover how they are made, and to enjoy the great outdoors. (A parent or guardian is requested to accompany child on the hike).
Apollo Civic Theater’s Youth Summer Theatre Workshop, Martinsburg while they explore the world around them in an educational and engaging atmosphere. $130/child ($133/not potty trained child). Snacks and lunch included. Contact Scarlett Kibler, 540/662-9346. email@example.com.
COMMUNITY WORKS! Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy (SCAA), 203 S. Cameron St., Winchester. We believe that summer is a time for experiential learning! Come visit a farm, see an architecture studio or get behind an instrument to experience the richness creativity adds to life. Community Works! has something for children of all ages as well as adults. Check out www.SCArtsAcademy.org for class descriptions and registration information. Contact SCAA Summer Program Coordinator Sarah Maines at (859) 3582074 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
SUMMERQUEST 2011 Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy, 4701 Valley Pike, Stephens City. June 13-Aug. 26, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Full and half-day programs for ages 4-12. A fun summer day camp that combines learning with play. Weekly themes: Animal Week, Wacky Water Week, Patriotic Blastoff, Mystery Week, Fear Factor Week, Chocolate Factory Week, Kidzone Week, Mama Mia Pizzaria Week, Great Outdoors Week and Holiday Week. $60/person half-day weekly rate (4 hours or less daily); $110/person full-day weekly rate (4 hours or more daily); $30/person per day (full-day option only). E-mail email@example.com. 540/869-4699. See ad on page 27.
WALKER PERFORMING ARTS Theaterpalooza Musical Theater Summer Camps. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703/728-4021. 101 Dalmatians, Applause Applause, 22350 S. Sterling Blvd., Sterling. June 20-24, Mon.-Fri., 9-11:30 a.m. for ages 4 years to 5th grade. Performance June 24 at the end of camp at 11 a.m. Students build basic performing skills in acting, singing and dance. $150/person. Join the Cast of Glee Club, 21760 Beaumeade Circle, Unit 125, Ashburn. July 11-15, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for ages K to 7th grade. Performance July 15 at the end of camp at 2:30 p.m. Students build singing, dancing, and acting skills. $225/person.
WINCHESTER LITTLE THEATRE (WLT) FOR KIDS DRAMA WORKSHOP/PRODUCTION CAMP 315 W. Boscawen St., Winchester. June 4 –July 17 for local children. Auditions May 14 & 15. Students will work together, under the guidance of adults, to learn acting skills, put together a production entitled, “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood”, as well as help with set development. Minimal cost. 540/662-3331.
MARKET STREET UMC LEARNING CENTER 131 S. Cameron St., Winchester. June 6-Aug. 26 from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Weekly theme based hands-on learning exploration for ages 2-11. Campers enjoy the carefree days of summer
WEST VIRGINIA THE APOLLO CIVIC THEATRE 2011 YOUTH SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOP Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin St., Martinsburg. June 20 workshop start date. Workshop is for those entering 4th grade to finishing 12th grade. Students learn costuming, stage makeup, set design, acting skills, and more. Participants will perform the musical “Honk” on July 21-24. $200/person. Email email@example.com or leave a message at 304/263-6766.
AUDUBON DISCOVERY CAMP Yankauer Nature Preserve, Whiting’s Neck Rd., Shepherdstown; Cool Spring Farm, Lloyd Rd., Charles Town; and Peter Burr Farm, Route 9, Bardane. May 31 to June 10, preschool camp for ages 3 to 5; June 13 to July 22, weekly sessions for ages 6 to 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and additional adventure sessions for middle school teens. Active hands-on investigations of the natural world. Sessions include: Camp Survivor; Four Legs, Six Legs, More Legs, No Legs; The Deep DARK Woods; and Adventure Sessions for Middle Schoolers. Teens, ages 13 and older, may apply to volunteer as junior staff. $150 per week; some sessions fees are higher. Contact Ellen Murphy, 304/676-8739. www.potomacaudubon.org.
COOL TO CARE CAMP Briggs Animal Adoption Center, 3731 Berryville Pike, Charles Town. Camps will focus on responsible pet care and kindness to animals. Campers will spend time with BAAC cats and dogs, make animal related arts and crafts, and learn how to be responsible caretakers of companion animals. $100/child. www.nhes.org. See ad on page 9. Pet Pals, June 20-24 or July 18-22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Two identical sessions available for rising 1st-3rd graders. Humane Heroes, June 27-July 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for rising 4th-6th graders. Animal Ambassadors, July 11-15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for rising 7th-9th graders.
CAMP COOL SPRING CraftWorks at Cool Spring, 1673 Lloyd Rd., Charles Town. Five fun-filled one-week camps are offered from June 27 to July 29 for children ages 6 to 13. Unique week-long day camps from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Early 8 a.m. drop off and after camp care from 3 to 5 p.m. available for $5/hour. $150/person per camp. 304/728-6233. www.wvcraftworks.org. See ad on page 29. Art Boot Camp, June 27-July 1. Campers will learn about a crazy cast of artists from ancient to contemporary art history, and create work inspired by what they have learned in a wide variety of mediums and techniques. World Explorers, July 5-8. Campers experience first hand the crafts and customs from Asia, Africa, Europe, South American and Australia. Cool Spring Time Travelers, July 11-15. Daily craft projects, games and nature activities will highlight different phases and faces of American history. Bio-Crafters, July 18-22. Kids will create trail maps and one-of-a-kind trail signs that will guide all Cool Spring visitors. They’ll also make terrariums and create art from the natural materials onsite. Imagination Land, July 25-29. Kids will test their creativity, writing and illustrating their own fantasy stories and learning a variety of theater games.
CAMP FUNSHINE 1115 Gardners Lane, Shepherdstown. Three sessions for ages 3-5 (must be potty trained). Children will learn through play under the sun. You may choose one, two, or all three (discounts for two or three sessions). Contact Bullfrogs & Butterflies at 304/876-3551 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Knights & Princesses, June 27-29. Session ends with a masquerade ball. $65/person; $25/registration fee. Wet, Wild & Wonderful, July 11-13. Session ends with a trip to Cacapon Beach. $80/person; $25/registration fee. Camping Under the Sun, Aug. 15-17. Session ends with a picnic in the park with parents. $80/person; $25/registration fee.
CAMP GREENBRIER FOR BOYS Rt. 2, Alderson. June 26 to Aug. 6 for boys 7 to 15 (traditional summer camp); boys 16 to 18 (leadership program). A tradition of fun since 1898, Camp Greenbrier for Boys is located in the Alleghany Mountains along the beautiful
SUMMER CAMPS: WEST VIRGINIA Greenbrier River. Owned and operated by the same family for three generations. Climate is ideal for warm days of swimming and outdoor activities and cool nights for great sleeping. $2,600 for one term and $4,500 for full season. 888/226-7427; email@example.com. www.campgreenbrier.com.
CAMP RIM ROCK Capon River Road, Yellow Spring. Full camp season is 11 weeks, beginning in June for girls, ages 6 to 16. There are also specialty camps. Campers ride horses, play sports, hike, swim and appreciate the arts. Contact Mary Anne Heishman, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. 304/856-2869. www.camprimrock.com.
DANCE DIMENSIONS OF HEDGESVILLE, L.L.C. 2448 Hedgesville Rd., Martinsburg. 304/671-3688. www.dancewv.com. See ad on page 27. July 11 to 15 for ages 3-9. Dance camps are geared to meet the specific needs of each age group. Snacks and craft supplies are included. Register by June 13 and take $5 off your dance camp. Mini Dance Camp, 9-10:30 a.m., for ages 3-4 and Dance Camp I, 11 a.m.12:30 p.m. for ages 5-6. Cowgirls and cowboys saddle up for a week of fun at dance camp! $80/person. Dance Camp II, 2-4 p.m., for beginners and experienced students, ages 79. Explore various ballet, jazz, tap, modern, and Irish. $95/person.
Summer fun at Horseback Riding Camps at Majestic Reins Stable, Shenandoah Junction. See ad on page 15 and listing on page 28.
FLIP N CHEER GYMNASTICS CAMP
FALCON BASKETBALL CAMP Faith Christian Academy, 138 Greensburg Rd., Martinsburg. June 13-17, 10 a.m.-12 noon, Mon.-Thurs., and 6-7:30 p.m., Fri. for kids entering grades 1-6. Fundamental instruction, various shooting & skills competitions, multiple games each day and daily devotions. $50/person if by June 1. Contact Brian Hobbs, Brian.Hobbs@faithchristianacademy.net. 304/263-0011, x228.
111 Edmond Dr., Kearneysville, WV. Beginner, intermediate and advanced gymnastics and cheer camps offered in June, July and August. Half and full day camps for ages 5 and up. All day camps designed to keep children active and educated. Gymnastics curriculum with crafts and games. $95/person for half day (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) and $140/person for full day (8 a.m.-4 p.m.). 304/725-6551 or Melissa@flipncheer.com. www.flipncheer.com.
FLIP OVER GYMNASTICS AND INSPIRATION DANCE CAMP 273 Woodbury Ave., Martinsburg. Gymnastics and dance programs run year round. We offer several dance camps gymnastics camps and gymnastics classes throughout the summer months. For ages 18 months-adult. Cost varies depending on length of class. 304/264-4842, x13. www.mbcparks-rec.org.
INWOOD PERFORMING ARTS SUMMER DANCE 2011 2297 Henshaw Rd., Inwood. 304/229-3209. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.inwoodperformingarts.com. See ad on page 29. Dancing Divas, July 11-22, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 12 noon for ages 6-7. Continued strengthening of technical skills required for ballet with exploration of Hip Hop and Tap. $160/person for 1 week; $290/person for 2 weeks. Triple Threat, July 11-22, Mon.-Fri., 1-5 p.m. for Levels 1-4. Accelerated ballet study with special emphasis on acting for classical ballets and singing in preparation for Musical Theatre. $195/person for 1 week; $370/person for 2 weeks. Swans, July 11-22, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. for Level 5 and up. Concentrated emphasis on classical ballet, pointe and variations. $240/person for 1 week; $450/person for 2 weeks. Dancing the Classics: Princesses and Princes, Aug. 1-5, Mon.-Fri., 9-11:30 a.m. for ages 4 & 5. Students will be introduced to the French vocabulary, listen to stories, music and explore mime relating to that day’s theme. $140/person. Irish Step Dance Intensive, Aug. 1-5, 9:30 a.m.-12 noon for ages 6 & up. Workshop focus will be on the beginner and intermediate technique of the traditional Irish dances including foot speed, style and patterns. $160/person. Dance with the Masters, Aug. 15-19, three classes daily, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. for Intermediate-Advanced Levels. Intensive study with world-renowned dance masters. $250/person; $225/IDC members.
JEFFERSON COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION JCPRC will hold camps at Jefferson County Community Center (235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah Junction), Morgan’s Grove Park (WV 480,
Young Ar tists’ Summer Workshops (YASW) at The Art Centre in Martinsburg
June 20 – August 19 Monday – Friday from 9-3 Visual art with music, dance and drama for a multi-media experience! See our website for weekly themes, age groups and registration at
www.thear tcentre.org or call 304-263-0224 Shepherdstown), and Wright Denny Elementary School (209 W. Congress St., Charles Town). June 6-Aug. 19 in weekly sessions for ages 3 and up. Ages and costs vary by camp theme/week. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. Summer Days for Preschoolers, JCCC, June 6-Aug. 5, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 3-5. Children must be fully toilet trained. $65/person per week. Karate Camp, JCCC, June 27-30, 6-8 p.m. for ages 4-8. Traditional Tae Kwon Do camp. $65/person. Sports Express Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for ages 6-13. June 8-10, July 5-8, and Aug. 15-19 at JCCC; Aug. 1-5 at Morgan’s Grove Park; Aug. 8-12 at Sam Michael’s Pavilion. Campers experience a variety of sports and games. Additional fees for field trips. $50-$85/person. Summer Wrestling, 9-10:30 a.m. for ages 6-15. June 13-17, June 20-24, and June 27-July 1 at Jefferson High School. Learn fundamentals and participate in a tournament at the end of the week. $85/person per week. Parent/Child Touch Rugby 7s, JCCC, July 11-14, 6-8 p.m. for ages 7-11 and parent. Learn the basic rules and skills involved. $65/parent & child; $20/additional 2nd adult with that child. Baseball Camp, South Jefferson Park, July 11-14, 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 5-16. Players will be instructed in the fundamentals of baseball as well as specialty instruction in hitting, pitching, base running, and fielding. $75/person. Softball Camp, Leetown Park. Camp just for girls to learn to play softball. July 25-28, 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 6-10; July 20-23, 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 11-14; Aug. 1-4, 8 a.m.-12 noon for ages 15 & up. $85/person. Floor Hockey Skills Camp, JCCC, June 27-July 1, 1-4 p.m. for ages 8-12. Learn the basics of floor hockey. $65/person. Flag Football Camp, JCCC Field, June 13-17, 1-4 p.m. for ages 5-10. Learn the basics of flag football. $65/person.
Dance Dimensions of Hedgesville, LLC celebrates their 5th anniversary this year. Dance Dimensions is offering several summer camps for ages 3-9. Their mission is to provide quality dance education in a positive, fun, and encouraging, yet disciplined environment where individual strengths, interests, and needs are recognized. Staff is composed of dance educators that have a degree in dance and Director Emily Burnell is the first dance educator in the state of West Virginia to have successfully passed the comprehensive examinations to be accredited in The ABT® National Training Curriculum. See ad at right and listing on page 25. www.childguidemagazine.com
Girls Basketball Camp, JCCC Gym, June 27-July 1, 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 8-14. $75/person. Cross Country Conditioning Camp, Sam Michael’s Park, June 20-23, 8-10 a.m. for ages 9-14. $50/person, includes entrance in the Cougar Challenge. Slam’n Jam’n Basketball Camp with the Shepherd Rams, JCCC, June 1316 or Aug. 1-4, 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 6-17. $80/person. Kickin’ It Soccer Camps, Morgan’s Grove Park. Exciting beginner and intermediate/advanced soccer camps for boys and girls. Beginner Soccer Camp, for ages 5-10, June 20-24, 9 a.m.-12 noon; July 5-8, 9 a.m.-12 noon; and July 11-14, 6-9 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced Soccer Camp, for ages 11-16, June 13-16, 9 a.m.12 noon; July 11-14, 9 a.m.-12 noon; and July 18-21, 6-9 p.m. $65/person. Volleyball Camp, JCCC, June 27-30 or Aug. 8-11, 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 814. $90/person. Girls Fitness Camp, JCCC, June 20-24, 1-4 p.m. for ages 10-14. Have fun and get fit. $60/person. Drama Camp, Wright Denny Elementary Auditorium, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 6-12. June 20-24, July 18-22, or Aug. 1-5. Stage a play and be introduced to costumes, makeup, line and characterization. Performance on Fri. $75/person.
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SUMMER CAMPS: WEST VIRGINIA Solar System Science Camp, JCCC, July 18-22, 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 712; Aug. 8-12, 1-4 p.m. for ages 7-12. Build models, play games and practice astronomy skills. $60. Science Camp, Sam Michael’s Park, 1-4 p.m. for ages 8-13, June 27-July 1, Aug. 1-5, or Aug. 15-19. Explore in the areas of earth, life and physical science. $65/person. The Wonderful World of Disney, JCCC, July 5-8, 1-4 p.m. for ages 4-8. Explore the wonderful world of Disney through books, movie & crafts. $50/person. CSI Young Detective Camp, Sam Michael’s Park, June 20-24 or Aug. 1519, 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 7-13. An in-depth engaging and educational experience that combines mystery and investigation. $85/person. Culinary Camp, Morgan’s Grove Park, June 6-10, 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 8-14; Aug. 8-12, 1-4 p.m. for ages 8-14. Prepare easy and challenging recipes to build confidence and independence in the kitchen. $80/person. The Magic of Harry Potter Camp, JCCC, July 11-15, 1-4 p.m. for ages 6-10; July 25-29, 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 6-10. Learn the ways of Hogwart’s wizards. $75/person. Around the World in 80 Days, JCCC, June 27-July 1, 1-4 p.m. for ages 8-12. Explore a different country each day. $60/person. Jewelry Design Camp, JCCC, Aug. 1-5, 9-11 a.m. or 6-8 p.m. for ages 6 and up. Design your own jewelry. $60/person; $10/material fee. Youth Pottery Camp, Sam Michael’s Park Pavilion, June 6-10 or Aug. 1-5, 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 6 and up. $60/person; $10/supply fee. Animal Adventures Mini-Camp, JCCC, June 20-24, July 18-22, Aug. 1-5, or Aug. 15-19, 1-4 p.m. for ages 5-10. Hands-on interaction with real, live animals. $75/person; $10/material fee. Safety Camp, JCCC, Aug. 8-12, 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 5 and up. Learn social and personal safety skills. $45/person. Survivor Camp, Sam Michael’s Park, June 20-24 or July 11-15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for ages 8-12. Learn about survival in the great outdoors. Camp out under the stars on Wed. $100-$110/person. Brick-Building Adventure Camp, JCCC, June 20-22, 1-3:30 p.m.; June 2729, 5:30-8 p.m.; Aug. 8-10, 1-3:30 p.m. for ages 6 and up. Learn techniques to build with Legos. $60/person.
Shepherdstown School of Dance
SSOD is excited to announce a new summer schedule, including 2 weeks of evening classes and 2 weeks of intensive pre-professional level study for students age 8 - 18. The intensive program is a new offering. The objective is to maximize each student’s progress through focused study of technique, alignment, artistry, and expression, resulting in greater joy and confidence in the art of classical dance, as well as improved performance quality. See ad on inside front cover and listing on page 29. Modern Manners Summer Camp, JCCC, June 27-July 1, 1-4 p.m. for ages 7-11. Fun, non-threatening camp teaches children to demonstrate dignity and honor for others, while covering proper rules and guidelines for different social settings. $75/person. Summer Play Camps, June 13-July 29, Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Three summer play camps will be held at Morgan’s Grove Park, Driswood Elementary, and Wright Denny Elementary School for ages 5-12. Each site has trained staff and offers a variety of recreation activities, swimming, trips and special events. $80/person per week. Additional fees for field trips.
KID’S WORLD SUMMER CAMPS 11507 Winchester Avenue, Bunker Hill. June 13 through Aug. 4. Weekly sessions for ages 3 to 5. $100 per session. Contact Dawn Voysey, 304/596-0006. www.kidsworldwv.com. See ad at left. Way Out West, June 13-16. Gather up your horses and boots! We are going on an adventure through the Wild West. Out of This World, June 20-23. 3, 2, 1 Blast Off! We are on a mission to explore outer space in this scientific adventure. Zoo Crew, June 27-30. What are those animals? Find out by becoming part of the “Zoo Crew”. Fairy Tale Lane, July 11-14. Stroll down Fairy Tale Lane and meet Goldilocks, The Three Little Pigs, and other friends in this fantasy adventure. Going Camping, July 18-21. Let’s gather around the campfire, sing songs, eat smores, and meet our woodland friends. Under the Big Top, July 25-28. Come one; come all to the main event. Meet exciting animals and silly clowns in this adventure. Down by the Seashore, August 1-4. Put on your sunscreen and pack your swimsuit! We are going to explore life down by the seashore.
MAJESTIC REINS STABLE HORSEBACK RIDING CAMPS 4937 Shepherdstown Pike, Shenandoah Junction. All camps involve learning and improving riding skills and basic horsemanship. Arts and crafts, swimming, and other fun activities included. www.majesticreinsstable.com. See ad on page 15.
June 13-17 for ages 10 & up, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Intermediate/advanced riding camp. $225/person. July 11-14 for ages 5-10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Beginner/intermediate riding camp. $175/person. Aug. 1-4 for ages 5 & up, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Beginner riding camp. $175/person.
MODERN MANNERS 101 SUMMER CAMP Jefferson County Community Center, 235 Sam Michaels Lane, Shenandoah Junction. June 27-July 1, 1-4 p.m. for ages 7-11. Fun, nonthreatening camp teaches children to demonstrate dignity and honor for others, while covering proper rules and guidelines for different social settings. An experienced teacher and certified etiquette instructor will teach your child the social skills necessary to feel confident and respected. Children who complete this camp with good attendance will receive a Modern Manners 101 Certificate of Achievement. $75/person. 304/728-3207 or register online: jcprc.org. www.modernmanners101.com. See ad on page 37.
MUSIC TOGETHER SUMMER SEMESTER Ellworth Music, 621 E. Washington St., Charles Town. July 12-Aug. 16. Every Tues. at 11 a.m. Six weeks of interactive musical fun and learning for ages birth to 5 and a parent/caregiver. 45minute, weekly interactive music and movement class is perfect for introducing young children to music and provides a welcoming, exploratory environment where they can be expressive. Non-performance based and filled with singing, dancing and pure silliness, your child will explore with quality instruments that jingle, bang, click and so much more! 304/728-7060. www.Ellsworthmusicsupply.com. www.MusicTogether.com. See ad on Inside Front Cover.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CAMP AT RIVER RIDERS 408 Alstadts Hill Rd., Harpers Ferry. June 7 to Aug. 18. Weekly sessions for ages 9 to 17. Outdoor Adventure Camp is ACA certified and is specially designed to give your child the opportunity to learn about and enjoy the most exciting outdoor activities including: white water rafting, tubing, zip line, canoeing, kayaking, biking, hiking, and teambuilding. Campers will choose from a selection of activities that best suit their interest and skills levels, and participate in organized group activities with professional, trained counselors. Children will have the options of Adventure Travel Week, 1/2 Day, 3-Day Weeks and Adventure Overnight Week. Certain weeks have excursion trips to the New River Gorge National Park, The Gauley River, The National Aquarium in Baltimore, Laser Tag, Crystal Grottoes Caverns, and Cunningham Falls. Starting at $129 per week. 1-800-3267238. www.outdooradventurecamp.com/ aboutcamp.htm, or call 304/535-2663.
REACH FOR THE SKY – MATH AND SCIENCE SUMMER CAMP Martinsburg High School, 701 S. Queen St., Martinsburg. July 11-15 or July 18-22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For students entering grades 4 or 5. Students may attend one or both weeks. Innovative lessons taught by Martinsburg High School teachers using multiple intelligence approaches with tactile, hands-on lessons. Packed lunches must be brought, but snacks will be provided daily. $120/person for one week; $200/person for both weeks. T-shirt included. Contact Mr. Kent Kraft, Mathematics teacher, NHS & board game club advisor. 304/267-3530.
SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY SUMMER JAZZ CAMPS Shepherd University Frank Arts Center 301 N. King St., Shepherdstown. Spend a week studying jazz with some of the region’s top performers. Senior Jazz Camp runs June 20-24, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for students enrolled in grades 8 to 12 in the 2010-2011 school year. Highlights include: jazz band rehearsals and concert, individual and group coaching, combo/improvisation classes, theory classes, master classes and faculty performances. Jazz concert June 24, 6:30 p.m. $250, includes lunches and Fri. dinner. Junior Jazz Camp runs June 20-24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for students enrolled in grades 6 to 8 in the 2010-2011 school year. Highlights include: jazz band rehearsals, individual and group coaching, master classes and faculty performances. $125. Contact Lisa Oswald at email@example.com. 304/876-5555. www.shepherd.edu/ musicweb/summer_camps.html.
Camp Cool Spring
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SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY STRING ORCHESTRA CAMP Shepherd University Frank Arts Center 301 N. King St., Shepherdstown. June 27-July 1, from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Open to students enrolled in grades 8 to 12 in the 20102011 school year. Camp highlights include: string orchestra rehearsals, master classes, chamber music and group coaching for all students, faculty performances and a string orchestra concert performance July 1 at 6:30 p.m. $250, includes lunches and Fri. dinner. Contact Lisa Oswald at firstname.lastname@example.org. 304/876-5555. www.shepherd.edu/ musicweb/summer_camps.html.
SHEPHERDSTOWN SCHOOL OF DANCE 8530 Shepherdstown Pike, Shepherdstown. 304/876-8277. www.shepherdstownschoolofdance.com. See ad on Inside Front Cover. July 11-15, evening dance classes Mon.-Fri., 5-6:30 p.m. for ages 8-10. $175/person and July 11-22, Mon.-Fri., 6:30-8:30 p.m. for ages 10-18. $250/person for two weeks; $175/person for one week. July 25-Aug. 5, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for ages 8-18. Intensive pre-professional level study. Schedule will include Rommet Floor-Barre®, Ballet Technique, Modern or Jazz, Ballet Technique and Choreography and Variations. $500/person for two weeks; $325/person for one week.
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WASHINGTON PATRIOTS SOCCER CAMP 2011 Washington High School, 300 Patriot Drive, Charles Town. June 13-16, 8 a.m.-12 noon for ages 6-14. Come learn from the 2010 PVC, Sectional and Regional Champs. Program focuses on basic skills of balance, touch, dribbling, passing, receiving, and shooting. Groups will be divided based on ages and number of participants. $70/person, if paid prior to May 15; $85/person, paid after May 15; $60/second sibling of immediate family only; $50/each sibling after second. Contact Kevin Robins, Head Coach, Washington HS Boys Soccer at email@example.com or 304/725-2258.
WEE C.A.R.E. SUMMER CAMPS Wee Disciples’ Christian Academy, Rock Spring Church, 114 Poor Farm Rd., Suite 101, Kearneysville. Email Office@WeeDisciples.com. 304/707-6812. www.WeeDisciples.com. WEE C.A.R.E. Full Day Camp, June 13-Aug. 12, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. for ages 3-5th grade. Fitness, arts & crafts, twice a week swimming, field trips and more. $100/person per week, includes transportation and field trips. Before & after care available at an additional charge. 10% off if you register for all 8 weeks by June 6. WEE C.A.R.E. Half Day Camp, June 20-Aug. 5, 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 3 (and potty trained) to entering kindergarten in 2011. Six fun-filled weeks featuring crafts, music, recreation, snacks, exciting visitors and Bible stories. Themes: Surfs Up…Boogie with the Bible, June 20-24; Outdoor Adventures, June 27-July 1; Kooking with Kids, July 11-15; Community Helpers, July 18-22; Around the World, July 25-29; Sensational Senses, Aug. 1-5. $60/person per week. Multi-child discount.
WHITING’S NECK EQUESTRIAN CENTER SUMMER HORSEMANSHIP CAMP 391 Steeplechase Lane, Martinsburg. June 6 to Aug. 26. 6 weekly sessions for ages 7 to 16. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.Thurs.; 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Fri. Early drop off or late pick up may be arranged for a small additional fee. Summertime at Whiting’s Neck Equestrian Center (WNEC) is a fun, active, and healthy place to learn about and love horses. Relaxed, informal atmosphere where safety and fun are experienced hand in hand with horseback riding, hands’ on lessons, trail rides, games on horseback, a mock horse show, and learning about the history and care of horses. 1-2 weeks, $325/week; discounts for additional weeks. Board for student’s own horse is additional $50/week. 304/274-1210, firstname.lastname@example.org. www.whitingsneckfarm.com.
YOUNG ARTISTS’ SUMMER WORKSHOP (YASW)
The Arts Centre in Martinsburg. June 20-August 19, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for ages 5-15. Program combines visual art with music, dance and drama for a multimedia experience. Teachers are West Virginia-certified. Each week ends with an art exhibit for friends and family. For weekly themes, age groups and registration, call 304/263-0224. www.theartcentre.org. See ad on page 27.
Claude M. Potterfield Swimming Pool, 730 Frederick St., Hagerstown. Olympic-sized pool with 118-foot-long water slide, diving boards and separate wading pool. Handicapped-accessible. Swimming lessons available. Lifeguard on duty at all times. Concession stand. Opens on weekends beginning Memorial Day weekend. Open for regular public swim schedule Monday, June 13. Pool also available for rentals in the evenings. Teen and family nights available. Call for hours and rates. 301/733-2599. E-mail email@example.com. Edward P. Thomas Jr. Memorial Swimming Pool, Fleming Avenue in Baker Park, Frederick. Lap pool, wading pool for kids, concession stand and an area for tiny tots. Open daily from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend from 12:30 to 8 p.m. Closed on public school days in August and September. Discounted family nights available. Call for daily and seasonal rates. 301/663-5666. Greenbrier State Park, 21843 National Pike, Boonsboro. Manmade lake with beach, bathhouse, grills and picnic tables. Lifeguards are on duty from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Food and drinks sold at camp store. Boat rentals. Weekdays, $3 per person for Maryland residents, $4 per person for out-of-state residents; weekends, $5 per person for Maryland residents, $6 per person for out-of-state residents. Children riding in car seats get in free, as do seniors with Golden Age passes. A season pass entitles everyone in a car unlimited visits to Greenbrier, as well as other Maryland state parks, through Dec. 31. Call for seasonal rates. Call 301/791-4767.
ZEN EQUUS 424 Molers Trace, Harpers Ferry. 304/582-3440. www.zenequus.net. Horse Lovers Camp, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for ages 7-adult. 4 sessions: June 8-12, June 22-26, July 20-24, and July 27-31. Horse camp for serious horse lovers. Instruction in all aspects of riding and horse care. $250/person per session. Heritage Camp, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for ages 7-14. 2 sessions: June 15-19 or June 29-July 3. Every morning we ride horses and care for small livestock. Every afternoon will be filled with activities that have historically been designated to women, such as milking, making cheese, gathering eggs and gardening. $225/person per session. Nature Spirit Camp, July 6-10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for ages 7-11. Hike, horseback ride, swim, explore wild spaces, play nature games and learn Native American ways. $225/person. Pony Pals, Aug. 3-7, 9-11 a.m. for ages 4-7. Learn basic skills for fun and safety on and around horses. $125/person. Barnyard Buddies, Aug. 10-14, 9-11 a.m. for ages 4-7. Experience life on a farm. $125/person.
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Hancock Municipal Swimming Pool, 220 Park Rd., Hancock. Open 12 noon to 6 p.m. during the summer. Features a large water slide and swimming lessons. Pool party reservations can be made in person at Town Office, 126 W. High Street. 301/678-6197. L. Beard Miller Pool, Byron Memorial Park, Williamsport, MD. Open 12 noon to 6 p.m. during the summer. 301/223-7711. Martin L. “Marty” Snook Halfway Pool, Halfway Boulevard, Hagerstown. Pool with diving board and separate kiddie pool. Swimming lessons available. Open weekends only beginning Memorial Day weekend, daily from mid-June, noon to 6 p.m. For a fee, the pool can be reserved for private parties from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Call for daily and seasonal rates. Call 240/313-2700. William R. Diggs Memorial Swimming Pool, Mullinix Park along Carroll Creek, Frederick. Slide, pool basketball and volleyball, kiddie pool and concession stand. Open daily from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Call for times. Discounted family nights and seasonal passes available. Call for rates. 301/694-9827.
reserved for rowboats and paddle boats. Open daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Call for rates and times. Call 304/2581022. Jefferson Memorial Park Pool, South Mildred Street and Forest Avenue, Charles Town. Separate baby pool. Open after school ends until school begins in August. Available to rent for parties. Call 304/725-8313. Lambert Park, Woodbury Avenue, Martinsburg. Lifeguard on duty at all times. Water slide and separate baby pool. Concession stand. Pool opens Memorial Day weekend, then is open daily after the last day of school. Call for rates and times. Call 304/263-1614. War Memorial Park, Tennessee Avenue, Martinsburg. Two side-byside pools, one heated with graduated depth up to 5 feet with sprinkler and other water toys. Second pool designed for lap swimmers. Red Cross-certified swimming instruction for ages 6 months and older. Concession stand. Pools open weekends beginning Memorial Day weekend, then daily beginning the day after school ends. Call for rates and times. Call 304/264-4842. Indoor Swimming Spots
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Chambersburg Municipal Swimming Pool, 1 Memorial Drive, off of Stouffer Avenue, Chambersburg. Tot pool for children five and under, main pool offers a 50 M section for lap swimmers, a wading area for novice swimmers, a diving area, a 100’ slide. Other facility amenities include a skate park, two sand volleyball courts, miniature golf and concessions. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, 12:30 to 8 p.m. Open only on weekends until school dismisses for the summer. 717/709-2291. Northside Park Pool, 138 Brown St., Waynesboro. Lap swimming, water slides, sprinkler, lights, and picnic tables. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 12 noon to 7 p.m. 717/762-7928. http://www.waynesboropa.org/northside.htm
VIRGINIA Berryville Swimming Pool, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, Va. Lifeguard on duty at all times. Separate children’s pool. Diving board. Red Cross-certified swimming instruction for ages 6 months and older. Concession stand. Pool is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Call 540/955-5158 for hours and rates. Clearbrook Pool, Brucetown Road off U.S. 11; halfway between Inwood, WV, and Winchester. Lifeguards on duty at all times. Separate baby pool; two diving boards; handicapped –accessible. Red Cross-certified swimming instruction for ages 5 and older; “water splash” program for infants. Concession stand. Pool open from noon to 6 p.m. on weekends beginning Memorial Day weekend and daily during the summer season (call for dates). Call for rates. Call 540/665-6361. Jim Barnett Pool, 1001 E. Cork St., Winchester. Lifeguards on duty at all times. Fifty-meter competition pool, slide, diving boards, infant leisure pool with water toys. Swimming lessons available in indoor pool at same facility. Concession stand. Open daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day, noon to 6 p.m. Call 540/6672699 for rates or go to www.winchesterva.gov/parks. Sherando Pool, Splash Avenue, Stephens City, Va. Lifeguards on duty at all times. Separate baby pool; handicapped-accessible pool. Red Cross-certified swimming instruction for ages 5 and older; “water splash” program for infants. Concession stand. Call for rates and times. Call 540/868-1245.
WEST VIRGINIA Berkeley Springs State Park, 2 S. Washington St., Berkeley Springs. Lifeguard on duty at all times. Pool opens Memorial Day and is open daily through the summer season. Concession stand. Call 304/258-2711 for fee and season pass information. Cacapon State Park, U.S. 522, 9 miles south of Berkeley Springs. Lake with a wide beach and lifeguards on duty. Separate area www.childguidemagazine.com
MARYLAND YMCA Hagerstown, 1100 N. Eastern Boulevard, Hagerstown. Two pools. Not open to the public, but memberships are available, and nonmembers can purchase a daylong pass, which can be applied toward membership fee for those deciding to join. Swimming lessons available for ages 6 months and older. Scuba lessons, water therapy and water exercise classes available. Free childcare with family membership. Call 301/739-3990 or go to www.ymcahagerstown.org. YMCA of Frederick County, 1000 N. Market St., Frederick. Two pools. Ritchie (lap) pool is 25 yards long and 3.5 feet to 9 feet deep. It is used primarily for lap swimming, water exercise classes, swim lessons and open recreational swimming. Fisher (teaching) pool is a 3 to 4 foot pool used for preschool swim lessons, some aquatic fitness programs and open recreational swimming.
PENNSYLVANIA Chambersburg Memorial YMCA, 570 E. McKinley St., Chambersburg. There is a five lane, 25-yard pool with two, one-meter diving boards and a six lane, 25-meter constant depth pool. Weekly scheduled recreational swim time for YMCA family members and non-YMCA members. Available Saturday and Sunday afternoons for rental by outside groups. 717/263-8508. Waynesboro Area YMCA, 810 E. Main St., Waynesboro. Offers two pools. There is a 25-meter pool ranging in depth from 3 to 12 feet, with 6 lanes available for lap swimming and competitive meets. The small pool is 40 ft. by 30 ft. Both pools are available for private party rentals. 717/762-6012.
VIRGINIA Jim Barnett Pool, 1001 E. Cork St., Winchester. Lifeguard on duty at all times. Swimming lessons available for all ages. Diving board. Call for public swim times. Rates vary depending on state residency. Call 540/667-2699.
WEST VIRGINIA Charles Town Athletic Club, 620 E. Washington St., Charles Town. Swimming lessons for infants and children offered year-round though Jefferson County Parks and Recreation. Memberships for the pool are available. Call 304/728-3002 for schedule and rates. Shepherd University Pool and Wellness Center, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Memberships are available, or swimmers can pay per visit. Swimming lessons available. Pool can be rented privately for a fee. Call for hours, as schedule might fluctuate. Call 304/876-5471 or go to www.shepherdwellness.com.
Jennifer Ward holds her youngest son Christian, but is flanked by all of her beautiful daughters: Chloe, Noelle, Sarah, Emmy and Charity, in their backyard.
Amazing Mom S TORY
ennifer Ward, 42 and the proud mother of ten, knows there are some people who think she and her husband Matt are “a little crazy — and they’re probably right,” but it doesn’t take long to see she is a centered person with her priorities straight.
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“I devote the majority of my time and effort to the people in my family, people whom I love, and who love me . . . people I will have lifelong relationships with, as well as with their children, and perhaps their children’s children. The obvious conclusion that follows is that what I do every day as a wife and mother really matters, and can even make a difference for generations,” she said. Ward is humbled by this idea. “The way I live my life each day in my vocation will have significant impacts. I love my family, and I love knowing what I am doing is important,” said Ward. “As well, I think the work that all of us who are spouses and parents is significant, no matter if we are juggling careers and jobs at the same time, or have a smaller family. It is the
work of family life that we must esteem as important, because it is.” To be an effective mother to Zachary, 18; Samuel, 16; Chloe, 15; Luke, 12; Joshua, 10; Noelle, 8; Sarah, 6; Emmanuelle, 5; Charity, 3; and Christian, 1; Ward must be organized and often puts in a long day.
“I am so thankful for a supportive community,” she added. “There are so many good people who pick my kids up, or bring them home from activities when it is not feasible for me to do it. There are many who have supported and instructed my kids in school, music lessons, soccer and basketball and dance classes, Boy Scouts, and church. These dear friends and neighbors are so appreciated.”
“I have a strong sense of my priorities and am not shy about saying no,” she said, “but I have become keen at finding opportunities to take breaks. Maybe I’ll sleep in a little bit, or Matt and I will get out to dinner (Thursday night is our date night). My happiest moments are when the baby falls asleep on me and I have nothing to do but sit and snuggle a while.” But it’s challenging, with the constancy of the demands and work topping the list. “It seems I go from early in the morning until late in the evening, then through the night as well sometimes. I am always working it seems, always attending to something. It can feel a little overwhelming,” she admitted.
In return, the Ward abode is a veritable open house. “There are always neighbor kids here, usually several. My teens and their friends hang out at the house. My younger kids bring their friends here, too. We have lots of pets and lots of parties and lots of fun,” said Ward. “Sometimes it gets a little overboard and I have to shoo everyone away, but it’s all good.”
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“And the kids are beautiful — they take my breath away, every one of them,” she added. “This is probably just a mother’s perspective, but I am just really Samuel (Sam): proud of each of them. I am She loves and cares about each of the 10 of us. really proud of Matt, too. He Chloe: is an awesome dad and My mom is understanding and will always spend time to talk husband. He really puts his with me and show she cares. family first.”
A typical weekday in the Ward home starts with getting one kid off to high Luke: Motherhood often school, and another off to She cares for me and loves me. brings the unexpected, and intermediate school. The Ward has been surprised by Joshua: three older kids who the amount of change, She is a mom like no mom before. homeschool get their day transformation and growth started, helping out with Noelle: that has taken place. some jobs, and then beginMy mom gives me everything she’s got — clothes, food, “Obviously, children grow ning their schoolwork. Ward my blankets, everything — and I love her. and change as they mature, dedicates much of her time to but I didn’t really appreciate Sarah: the five remaining younger the significance of this; my My mom is very pretty and also very busy, children with whom she does family is changing all the time and I will be busy for her, too. schoolwork, music lessons, it seems. My children each reading, prayers, housework, Emmanuelle (Emmy): change individually as they get cooking, gardening, and crafts. Mommy takes me to special places like the fair, D.C., older, especially as they have After school, the kids do homethe beach, and my grampa’s and gramdma’s houses. become teens. As well, my family work, chores, and hang out in the has changed every couple of years, Charity: neighborhood or at home with their as we have added a baby to the mix.” My mommy is a super power, friends. The Ward kids have all the like a butterfly. typical evening sports and activities, so Lately, what has surprised Ward is those get worked in. Ward has dinner ready how much she’s changed. “So many things Christian (the baby): around 6 p.m., then it’s time to get all the little I used to think were so very important, I Yeah! Ayyyyy! ones bathed and ready for bed. Both parents have realized are not. And some of the things I make the rounds saying goodnight to everyone. Ward have not made a priority, I realize are very imporfinishes up the housework for the day, and glances over her tant,” she said. “I guess having a big family has given me a list for the next day, then she and her husband take some time reality check on priorities. You go into parenting thinking you to reconnect and talk about their day. Like everyone else, will guide and mold another person, but I feel like I am the one weekends are full of errands and yard work and kids’ activities, being changed.” but Ward said, “We really try to reserve Sundays for some family time.” Katherine Cobb is an award-winning writer who has been published in magazines, newspapers and specialty publications.
pon meeting the Pansch family, what’s clear is the striking family resemblance: beautiful shades of red hair, those telltale freckles and a lot of sheepish grins.
Eight years ago, Kevin Pansch became the primary parent for his three kids: son Ryan, now 16, son Trevor, 14, and daughter Kelsey, 12. “They’ve had to go through a lot but they’ve adjusted well,” he said. “I am very proud of the way they’re turning out.” Pansch seems embarrassed to be labeled “Super Dad,” but that would be in line with his humble nature. According to him, he’s just doing his job. The Pansch family lives in the Kabletown area on a sprawling working farm, where Kevin acts as farm manager. By profession, Pansch is a law enforcement officer for the West Virginia State Police, and formerly served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Pansch enjoys the outdoors and sports, admits he is learning Catholicism — “or at least how ignorant I am of it” — and these interests filter through to his three kids. Both of his sons are involved in baseball, with Ryan making the varsity team at Washington High School this spring, and all three are attending weekly Rite of Christian Initiation for Teens (known as RCIT) classes at their church.
Trevor and Ryan with their father, Kevin Pansch, while their chocolate lab Pumpkin jumps into the family portrait for one brief moment.
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A typical day in the Pansch home? “Everybody gets up for school and gets on the bus. When they get home, they do their homework, and when I get home from work, I cook dinner for us. And then we run to ball practice and ball games or wherever we need to be,” said Pansch, who added he’s had to learn to cook since taking over the main parenting role. “I consider myself able to cook — there are some things I make really well — but I’m not a chef,” he said. “My goal is to give my family a good meal.” He’s excelled as a dad by “just being a part of their lives, being a part of what they do,” he said. “How much a parent is involved has a lot of impact on
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Ryan: “He’s always there for us. Always. He’s probably the most honest person I know. He never lies, that’s for sure. You can trust him.” Trevor: “He is always there for me, does whatever he says he’s going to do, and he keeps his promises.” Kelsey: “My dad is the mom and the dad of the family. He’s fun because he’s easy to talk to and always makes everything funny. That, and he helps me whenever I need help. He’s really, really caring.”
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“I never thought of myself as a selfish person until I had kids, then I realized how selfish I was,” Pansch said. “No longer do I believe it’s about me first.” Upon reflection, Pansch easily realized what he admires most about his family. “I like the way we openly communicate with each other; we’re not afraid to say we love each other,” he said. “I still have a 16-year-old son who hugs and kisses me before he goes to bed, and tells me he loves me, as do the other two.” Katherine Cobb is an award-winning writer who has been published in magazines, newspapers and specialty publications. www.childguidemagazine.com
Modern Manners 101 Relevant Etiquette Training for Today’s World
BY WENDY C. KEDZIERSKI
Petiquette How pets can imperil people relationships Your friendly dog just wants to greet your visiting guest with an enthusiastic slobbery kiss, but you see your guest stiffen or even panic. You may know your dog means no harm, but not everyone is as in tune to your furry friend. And believe it or not, not everyone loves animals as much as you do. There are so many factors to consider when it comes to creating a nice environment that involves animals, particularly when children are involved. Make sure your child knows the rules.
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Your child should also be aware that she shouldn’t feed or tease her friend’s animals. If she wants to interact with them, she should learn to ask questions first. “Does Fido bite?” “Does Fluffy like when strangers pet her?” “May I hold your rabbit? How should I approach him?”
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Flexi-leashes, which are designed to allow your dog to go some distance while still keeping control, are not always a good idea for kids in crowded areas. Make sure your child is strong enough to reel in an excited dog. Tell your child to keep your dogs away from joggers. A lunging dog wreaks havoc on a runner’s pace and adrenaline. Your children should only approach others’ animals after asking permission first. Conversely, your child should only permit his friendly dog’s interaction with people who have initiated interest first. Your dog should never be off the leash in a public area, unless it’s a designated enclosed area such as a fenced dog park. Even a friendly dog has instincts that may cause it to turn aggressive or out of control when confronted with another animal, threatening behaviors or certain scents. This “prey drive” or natural instinct to chase may even kick in at the sight of a screaming or running child. Animal-human harmony can be beautiful when everything clicks in a healthy, respectful way. But we must remember the importance of human-human harmony as well.
Before your child visits a friend’s home, you should be aware of the animal situation there. If your child has pet allergies, the friend’s household should know. The same goes for your child’s fears. No one wants friends to stay away because of avoidable pet situations. Good communication and problem solving show mutual respect and foster an enjoyable visit.
Wendy Kedzierski is the founder of Child Guide Magazine and Modern Manners 101. She is a certified etiquette trainer and has taught students of all ages. She is also the mother of two daughters. For more information on current classes available or to arrange for her to work with your group or organization, visit www.modernmanners101.com or e-mail Wendy@modernmanners101.com.
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Car Seats BY SUSAN MCCARTHY
f you plan on transporting your child by car or by air you will need one. But does it matter which one you choose? Aren’t they all the same? And why are they changing the rules now? To answer these questions let me start with the fact that the purpose of a car seat is to properly restrain your child in the car in a position that will maximize their safety in the event of a crash. The seats are designed to compress, flex and bend thereby absorbing crash forces while the harness is designed to keep your child in the seat and in the car. Keeping your child properly fastened in the correct seat for their size will maximize their safety – something we all want. Car seats are all built to do one thing – protect a child. A $50 seat or a $400 seat will protect your child in the event of a crash as long as you have installed it correctly, it fits your child by height and weight and you have buckled your child into it correctly. So as long as the seat is size appropriate and you can fasten it into your car correctly, feel free to choose your seat based on color or cup holders or because it’s the brand your friend uses.
The latest car seat talk is about the new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics published on March 21, 2011. These recommendations now state that children at each stage of car seat use should remain in that stage as long as possible. Infants and young children should ride rear facing as long as they fit in their rear-facing seat – until age two as a new minimum, but longer if possible. Most car seats made today will rear face between 30 and 45 pounds, so parents should not have trouble finding a seat that will keep their child rear facing due to size. But why is this so important? Young children are much more likely to suffer spinal cord injuries when facing forward in a crash. Their heads are out of proportion with their bodies and their muscles and bones are not as strong or as developed as an adults. Rear-facing seats absorb the force of a crash and cradle a young child’s head and spine. But what about their legs? Yes, their legs will touch the back of the seat or hang over the edge of the seat and that is fine. Their legs will not be injured from sitting in this position, so they will find something comfortable. And while it may look odd to us, they don’t know any different, so they will be fine with it. When your child outgrows their rear-facing seat, keep them in a harnessed, forward-facing seat as long as you can. Many seats now harness forward facing to 50 or even 80 pounds and also have taller top harness slots for those long and lean children as well. This can keep children in a harnessed seat until around first grade in most cases. Children wiggle and fidget and fall asleep and, until they can sit properly every time in a booster, they shouldn’t ride in one. When your child has outgrown their harnessed seat by height or weight, then move them to a properly fitted booster seat. You want the seat belt to fit across the shoulder and middle of the chest, not the neck or face, and the lap portion to ride snug and low against their hips, not over the soft part of their abdomen. The law now says that children must be in a booster until they are 8 years old or 65 lbs or 4’9” tall. This last number is actually the most important in terms of when your child no longer needs a booster. Your child needs to be able to sit on the seat of a car with the seat belt in the proper position before they are ready to ride without it. And for many children this growth doesn’t happen until they are 10 to 12 years of age. You as a parent want your child protected as best they can be, and this is what these new guidelines are for. If you have any questions about the new guidelines, laws or how to pick or install a car seat/booster, please contact a certified child passenger safety technician in your area. You can find one through Safe Kids USA’s website, www.safekids.org. All CCPSTs offer their services free of charge.
Susan McCarthy is a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician and co-owner of Enkore Kids. She’s happy to offer advice and assistance in installing all car seats and boosters no matter where you originally purchased them. Page 38
Living Healthier BY KATHERINE COBB
Why “good carbs” aren’t so good after all The news about carbohydrates is getting worse by the minute. It’s a lot to digest, considering we reside in a carb-loving world and were raised to believe a starch on one-third of our plates meant a well-balanced meal. Some of us made the transition to “good carbs” when we understood how damaging the “white stuff” could be. We dutifully switched to whole wheat bread, instead of varieties made from bleached white flour, and dug into the brown rice, eschewing it for the white kind stripped of its nutrients. Now it’s coming to light that most carbohydrates are unhealthy, and are one of the main culprits of our diseased and obese nation, a crisis that reportedly began with the agricultural revolution. According to Nora Gedgaudas, author of Primal Body, Primal Mind, “the percentage of the Western diet comprised of carbohydrates, from all sources, is of a proportion equally unprecedented in all of human history.” Carbohydrates include sugars, alcohol and grains and other agricultural products such as legumes, corn, and potatoes. Gedgaudas and other experts claim today’s human body is still genetically identical to our stone-age brethren. “We are all — biologically, genetically and physiologically, without exception —
hunter-gathers.” Our bodies were never meant to ingest today’s farmed foods, but rather meat and plant foods occurring naturally in the environment. The foods being agriculturally produced today either were not present in those prehistoric times or would have required extensive cooking as they were dangerous to consume. Sources cite that grain consumption alone has been linked to allergies, food sensitivities, auto-immune disorders, colon cancer, pancreatic disorders, mineral deficiencies, celiac disease, epilepsy, dementia, degenerative brain/central nervous system diseases, diabetes, autism, schizophrenia and a whole host of digestive disorders. “As there is no human dietary grain requirement,” writes Gedgaudas, “and since grain consumption causes so many known health problems due to its anti-nutrient content, its tryptophan-poor profile, high omega-6 levels, and its mainly starch-based content, as well as its allergy and sensitivity potential, there is little reason to include grains in the diet of anyone seeking optimal health.” Conversely, those embracing the oft-described “paleo” or “primal” diets that have emerged in the last decade are reporting renewed health, energy and vitality, and a reversal of plaguing, lifelong ailments. It’s worth researching to get the facts. Several books contain scientific facts, research, studies and reports to support the veracity of this movement and dangers in the typical American diet. Sources to check out (and all have online representation) include Primal Body, Primal Mind; The Paleo Diet; The Primal Blueprint; Everyday Paleo and The Paleo Solution. Katherine Cobb has been studying nutrition, fitness and mental health for the past 20 years.
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A look at what’s happening in the region COMPILED BY SUZANNE HOVERMALE
Through May 15
, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Sunday Art Mart, 1Shepherdstown, CraftWorks In Town Studio, 219 S. Duke St., WV. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 304/728-
Public School Art Exhibition, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Highlighting the outstanding art education in the Washington County public elementary schools. Opening reception, May 1, 2:30-4 p.m. 301/739-5727. www.wcmfa.org.
to 15 and June 18 to July 11 1Fingerboard Green Meadows Petting Farm, 10102 Rd., Ijamsville, MD. Closed Mon.
Through June 4
“The Three Little Pigs,” Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre and Children’s Theatre, 5 Willowdale Drive, Frederick. A fun twist to a familiar fairy tale. Performances Sat. afternoon and 2nd and 4th Sun. of each month, as well as select weekday performances. $16. Birthday party packages and school group rates available. 301/662-6600. www.wayoffbroadway.com.
See listings on May 7 & 10 and June 11
Through June 5 “Peter Rabbit,” Wonderment Puppet Theater, 412 W. King St., Martinsburg. Sat. and Sun., 12 noon and 2 p.m. $4.50; younger than 2 admitted free. 304/258-4074. www.wondermentpuppets.com.
Through December 1 South Mountain Creamery Tours, 8305 Bolivar Rd., Middletown, MD. Tours offered Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., weather permitting. Children under 3 are free. $7.50/person, includes tour, goodie bag and a single scoop ice cream cone. 240/347-1076. www.southmountaincreamery.com.
May 84th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, 1bluegrass Winchester. Last day of the Festival includes music, carnival, circus, car show and more. 540/662-3863. www.thebloom.com. 18th Century Market Fair, Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Rd., Big Pool, MD. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Artisan, craftspeople, and sutlers together in an 18th century encampment. $5, adults; $2, ages 6-12. 301/842-2155. www.friendsoffortfrederick.info or http://www.state.md.us/publiclands/western/for tfrederick.html. Washington County Reading Day, Valley Mall, 17301 Valley Mall Road, Hagerstown. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Every child will receive a free book while supplies last. Magic show, storybook character costume parade, storytellers, authors, Washington County Teen Idol performances and special guest Children’s Author Kevin O’Malley. 301/739-3250, x132. www.shopthevalleymall.com. South Mountain Creamery’s Spring Festival, 8305 Bolivar Rd., Middletown, MD. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Hay rides, food, drink, ice cream, kids games, calf feeding and more. 301/371-8565. March for Babies, Memorial Park, Memorial Drive, Chambersburg, PA. Registration begins at 12 noon; 5-mile walk begins at 1 p.m. 717/5454534.
and Tues. More than 200 animals and an animal show. $12, ages 2 and older; free, ages 1 and under. 800/799-1166. www.greenmeadowsevents.com. Academy of St. Cecilia Youth Orchestra concert, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 7 p.m. Outreach music ministry of Damascus United Methodist Church. Free. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. , 17, June 7 and 21 “hiStory Hour,” Historical Society of Frederick County, 24 E. Church St., Frederick. 1 p.m. for ages 3-5. Book with an historical theme and historical game and craft. Registration recommended. 301/663-1188, x105. www.hsfcinfo.org. Creative Kids at the Capitol, Capitol Theatre, Wood Center, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. 10-10:45 a.m. “Garden Party with our Favorite Moms.” Ladybug rock paintings. Classes open to children ages 18 months-preK. $5. 717/263-0202. www.thecapitoltheatre.org. Cumberland Valley School of Music Cumberbund Concert, Thomson Alumnae Chapel, Wilson College, Chambersburg. 7 p.m. Children’s chorus presents music from the Broadway musical, “Annie”. Free concert. 717/261-1220. www.cvsmusic.org. A Taste of the Arts, downtown Chambersburg. 5-8 p.m. Annual event with refreshments, artists, kids activities, musical entertainment, extended hours at shops and restaurants, and more. 717/261-0072. www.chambersburg.biz. Let’s Celebrate Mom!, Jefferson County Community Center, Sam Michael’s Park, Job Corps Rd., Shenandoah Junction, WV. 1-2 p.m. for ages 3-5. Play games, hear a story and create a special surprise for Mom. $10. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. Free First Friday, Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, 54 S. Loudoun St., Winchester. 5-7:30 p.m. Free museum admission. 540/722-2020. www.discoverymuseum.net. and 7, 13 to 15 “Young Hercules,” Act Too Theater Company, The Cultural Arts Center of Frederick County, 15 W. Patrick St., Frederick. May 6, 13 & 14, 8 p.m.; May 7, 2 & 8 p.m.; May 15, 2 p.m. 304/725-0321. www.act-too.com. March for Babies in Jefferson County, Morgan Grove Park, Jefferson County, WV. 304/263-2003. www.marchforbabies.org. CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Frederick Running Festival, Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Marathon, ½ marathon, team relay, 5K, fun run, and health and fitness expo. 410/605-9381. www.frederickmarathon.org. Pancake Pajama Party, Jefferson County Community Center, Sam Michael’s Park, Job
Spring Festival, The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 12 noon to 4 p.m. Enjoy children’s old-fashioned toys, games, hands-on crafts, exhibits, hayride, animals, music, kiddie pedal tractor pull and much more. 301/600-1650. www.rosehillmuseum.com. Museum Ramble, Washington County, MD. 1-5 p.m. Self-guided tour of our county museums with special events at each location. Free. 301/791-3246. A Taste of Yesterday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Open-hearth cooking demonstration. See typical tools used in a 19th century kitchen and sample food cooked in our own hearth. 540/592-3556. www.virginiastateparks.gov. May Day Party, Jefferson County Community Center, Sam Michael’s Park, Job Corps Rd., Shenandoah Junction, WV. 2-3 p.m. Make May Day baskets and enjoy a story and snack. $10. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. Frederick Goes Baroque, Baker Park, Carillon Tower, Frederick. 3 p.m. City Carillonneur, John Widmann, plays Bach, Handel, de Fesch, van den Gheyn and other Baroque masters. Free. 301/600-2888 or 800/999-3613. www.fredericktourism.org. Cumberland Valley School of Music Awards Concert, Thomson Alumnae Chapel, Wilson College, Chambersburg. 3 p.m. Features some of the best young musical talent in the area, including Merit Award Winners and graduating seniors who are going on to pursue careers in the performing arts. Free concert. 717/2611220. www.cvsmusic.org. and 8 Wildflower Walks, Catoctin Mountain Park, 14707 Park Central Rd., Thurmont, MD. 1-2 p.m. Join a park ranger at the Owens Creek Picnic Area for a nature walk to discover and identify common wildflowers. 301/663-9388. www.nps.gov/cato.
May continued from page 39 Corps Rd., Shenandoah Junction, WV. 9 a.m.-12 noon for ages 3-8. Wear comfy pajamas and enjoy breakfast with some new friends. $15. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. May Day Revelries, Shepherdstown, WV. 10 a.m. Morris Dancing on the McMurran Bricks; May Day Parade on Church Street.; singing, dancing, and performances at McMurran Hall; Morris Dance performances at Bavarian Inn and on King Street; 8 p.m. Country Dance at the Shepherdstown War Memorial Building. $10, adults; $7, SMD members; $5, kids under 12. 304/263-2531. www.smad.info. Bark in the Park, Utica District Park, 10200-B Old Frederick Rd., Frederick. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Activities for dogs and dog lovers, including doggy contests such as best trick, costume and owner-dog lookalike. Dog owners must bring a collar, leash and proof of rabies vaccination. $5 per dog. 301/6002926. www.recreater.com. Mayfest, Market, Patrick, East and Carroll streets, Everedy Square and Shab Row, Frederick. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Build a bouquet as you stroll downtown. Participating merchants offer a free flower to each person entering their stores while supplies last. Children’s activities and entertainment. 301/698-8118. www.downtownfrederick.org. Green Fest, Shafer Park, Boonsboro, MD. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Demonstrations, exhibitors, vendors, recycling and children’s activities. Free admission. 301/432-5141. www.boonsborogreenfest.com. Martinsburg Heritage Day, Adam Stephen House and Triple Brick Museum, 309 E. John St., Martinsburg. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Entertainment, crafts, food, and free transportation to other historic sites. Free admission. 304/2674434. www.orgsites.com/wv/ adam-stephen. A Walk in the Woods, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 1 to 3 p.m. Virginia Search and Rescue Dog Association. Jack Corrigan and his canine partner Jutka discuss how to safely enjoy hiking, and demonstrate search and rescue techniques. 540/592-3556. www.virginiastateparks.gov.
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“My Cold Went On Vacation,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. Author Molly Rausch. Book signing follows presentation. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. Frederick County High School Jazz Festival, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 4:30 p.m. 301/6002828. www.weinbergcenter.org. Mother Daughter Tea, Clarke Co. Parks & Rec, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 2-3:30 p.m. for ages 4 and up. Children attend a lovely tea party where they will learn about the proper way to “take tea,” brush up on table manners and etiquette, share stories and make a special Mother’s Day craft. $15. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. www.modernmanners101.com. Frederick Children’s Chorus Concert, Oakdale High School, 5850 Eaglehead Dr., Ijamsville, MD. 7:30 p.m. Spring concert. $12, adults; $6, seniors and children. 301/845-2451. www.fredcc.org. and 8 Garden Fair 2011, Blandy Experimental Farm, State Arboretum of VA, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, VA. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Arboretum tours, gardening information, demonstrations, vendors selling home and garden items, bird walks, mini-workshops, and children’s nature walks and other activities for kids. 540/8371758. www.virginia.edu/blandy. and 21 Go!Science, Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, 54 S. Loudoun St., Winchester. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. New “drop-in” programming. Explore a science kit with our volunteer Go!Science presenter and learn about topics like microbiology, mammal bones and mirrors. Free with Museum admission. 540/722-2020. www.discoverymuseum.net. and June 4 Spring Campfire, Fountain Rock Park, 8511 Nature Center Place, Walkersville, MD. 7:30-9 p.m. for all ages. Enjoy fun stories, roasting marshmallows, games and learning about the nocturnal animals of Fountain Rock Park. $4 for 1 day; children under 3 are free. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. and June 11 Parent’s Night Out, Clarke Co. Parks & Rec., 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 5:30-9:30 p.m. for ages 3-12. Children enjoy fun, popcorn and games while the
parents have a night out. Emergency forms must be completed for all participants prior to enrollment. $15, child; $10 per child when 2 or more children from the same family attend. 540/9555140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Happy Mother’s Day!
Naturalist Stroll, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Take a walk with Volunteer Naturalists and enjoy the park for its natural beauty. 540/592-3556. Making Tracks, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 12 noon-1:30 p.m. Fun program that will help you identify whose footprints you see along the park’s trails. 540/5923556. Wildflower Walk, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Instead of buying mom a bouquet of flowers this year, bring her to where some of the loveliest blossoms grow wild. 540/5923556. and 23 Playtime Mondays, The Children’s Museum at Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. Children are encouraged to explore the museum and learn through creative, hands-on play. $3, child; adults must be accompanied by a child. 301/6001650. www.rosehillmuseum.com. and June 14 Home School History Days, Manor House, Rose Hill Manor Park, Frederick. 1-2:30 p.m. for ages 512. Allow experienced staff to enrich your child’s studies with a multi-disciplinary, hands-on approach to history. Colonial Gardening on 5/10; Microscope Marvels on 6/14. Pre-registration required. $5. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Creative Kids at the Capitol, Capitol Theatre, Wood Center, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. 10-10:45 a.m. “Creative Drama with your Mama-Rhythm and Music.” Learn about music and instruments, make handmade drums and create rhythm and music through creative drama. Classes open to children ages 18 months-preK. $5. 717/263-0202. www.thecapitoltheatre.org. A LocaVore’s Delight: A Tapas Taste of the Region, Dish American Bistro, 213 W. Washington St., Charles Town, WV.
Joseph, age 3, of Myersville, MD is an Honorable Mention Winner from Child Guide’s 2011 Cover Kids Contest. 7-9 p.m. A delicious tapas-style meal fundraiser for Craftworks at Cool Springs. Part of CraftWorks’ Taste of Two Rivers series of summer events. $40. 304/7286233. www.wvcraftworks.org.
to 15 and 19 to 22 12 “My Fair Lady,” Old Opera House, 204 N. George St., Charles Town, WV. Please check with theater for age appropriateness. $8-$17. 888/900-SHOW. www.oldoperahouse.org. Crazy Concoctions, Jefferson County Community Center, preschool room, Sam Michael’s Park, Job Corps Rd., Shenandoah Junction, WV. 6-7 p.m. for ages 3-5. $7. 304/7283207. www.jcprc.org. Cinco De Mayo Party, Chambersburg YMCA, 570 E. McKinley St., Chambersburg. 6-8:30 p.m. Friday Night Out. Children ages 6-12 will enjoy pizza, games, movies and swimming with YMCA staff. $12, members; $17, non-members, with $3 off any additional children in the family. 717/263-8508 or email@example.com. Cumberland Valley School of Music Student Recital, St. Ann Catholic Church, Hagerstown. 7 p.m. Featuring the CVSM Rock Band, Young Men in Harmony, Acting Improv Group, and private students of Paula Hepfer (voice), Brian Helman (piano), Deborah Stotelmyer (violin), and Maurice Arenas (guitar). Free. 717/2611220. www.cvsmusic.org. to 22 “1776,” Apollo Civil Theatre, 128 E. Martin St., Martinsburg. Fri. and Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m. Please check with
EMAIL: CALENDAR@CHILDGUIDEMAGAZINE.COM the theater for age appropriateness. Fri. and Sat. admission, $15, Fri. and Sat.; $12, Sun.; $7, students with ID any show. 304/263-6766. www.apollo-theatre.org. Family Game Day, Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd. Spend the day as a family at the library playing games, reading stories and relaxing. 301/600-7200. March for Babies, Valley Health Wellness Center, 401 Campus Blvd., Winchester. Registration begins at 8 a.m.; 6-mile walk begins at 9 a.m. 540/434-7789. Community Yard Sale, Middletown United Methodist Church, 7108 Fern Circle, Middletown, MD. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Middletown Moms at Home. Baby and child items and much more! Sell your own items buy a “spot” for $10 - or donate your items to us and we’ll sell them for you. In conjunction with the yard sale, the Maryland Freemason will be on-site for their FREE Maryland Safety Education and Identification Program (www.mdchip.org), where parents have the opportunity to collect vital information in the event their child is abducted or lost. Contact Gina at firstname.lastname@example.org. Bird Walk, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 9-11 a.m. Celebrate “International Migratory Bird Day” with a volunteer from Shenandoah Audubon. 540/592-3556. Cornhold Classic, Preston Field, Winchester. 10 a.m., warm ups; 11 am, tournament begins. Fundraiser event is a double elimination corn hold tournament with teams consisting of 2 players each. Call WPRD by 5/12 to register. $15 per team. 540/662-4946. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. Canine carnival, Sherando Park, VA 277, Stephens City, VA. 10 a.m.2 p.m. A festival for dogs and their people. Demonstrations, Puppy/Adult obedience classes introduction, silent auction and vendors selling canine goods. Free admission. 540/665-5678. www.co.frederick.va.us/parks/ St. Mary’s Block Party and Children’s Carnival, St. Mary’s, corner of Broad & 2nd Street, Waynesboro, PA. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Food, family fun, games, prizes and more. 717/762-1930. Civil War Encampment, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 10
a.m.-4 p.m. Get a glimpse into the daily life of a Civil War Soldier with the 2nd Mississippi Infantry. Enjoy period music and children’s games. 540/592-3556. Community Market & Expo, Valley Mall, 17301 Valley Mall Rd., Hagerstown. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Washington Co. Ag Center exhibits with farm animal petting zoo; performances by local dance, music, sports and after-school groups; city market; scavenger hunt; local businesses and more. 301/582-0701. www.shopthevalleymall.com. Lost Ladybug Safari & Picnic, Cool Spring, 1673 Lloyd Rd., Charles Town. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Collect and photograph ladybugs for a Cornell research project, and enjoy a family-friendly picnic and ladybug safari. $15, adult donation; $5, child donation; free, children under age 5. 301/7286233. Sloppy Saturdays, Jefferson County Community Center, Sam Michael’s Park, Job Corps Rd., Shenandoah Junction, WV. 1-2:30 p.m. Crafts, science, and sloppy things to do. For ages 3-6 and parents. $12. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. Woodland Wonders, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 1-3 p.m. Join Joe Rossetti from the Virginia Department of Forestry to learn about the forest ecosystem and its importance to our health and wellbeing. 540/592-3556. Second Saturday Kids’ Craft, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 1-3 p.m. for ages 4-12. History- or nature-themed craft project. $5, child. Advanced registration recommended. 540/592-3556. “GameFace Mask: Protective Face Mask for Youth Ball Players,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. Inventor Gerry Spessard. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. Full Moon Hike, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 7:30-9 p.m. Hike up to the Piedmont Overlook with a Park Ranger. 540/592-3556. and 15 Mount Airy Mayfest, Main St., Mount Airy, MD. Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Arts, crafts, entertainment and food. 301/8292112. www.mtairyfestivals.com. Flower Arranging with Claudia Herring, Visiting Artist Series,
3 Academy of St. Cecilia Youth Orchestra, 7 pm
7 Frederick County High School Jazz Festival,
14&15 Maryland Regional Ballet presents Sleeping Beauty, 2 pm 21& 22 Mid Maryland Performing Arts Center Recital, 2&7 pm Sat,
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18 Flickers (silent movie with Wurlitzer), 8 pm
19 ESP In Motion, 2 pm
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29 YMCA Dance Recital, 1&4 pm
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May continued from page 43 Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, 54 S. Loudoun St., Winchester. Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sun., 1-4 p.m. Learn the basics of flower placement to achieve balance and beauty in colorful design. Bring your own flowers or use ours. Free with admission. 540/722-2020. www.discoverymuseum.net. Sleeping Beauty, Maryland Regional Ballet, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 2 p.m. Classical ballet featuring leads from the Miami City ballet. $10-$18. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org or www.frederickclassicalballet.net. and June 18 Mommy and Me Cooking, Cooking Studio, Middletown Park, MD. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for ages 4-7. Spend quality time with Mommy and make yummy food to eat. $25 per parent/child couple. 301/6002936. www.recreater.com. Group Fossil Tour, Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, 54 S. Loudoun St., Winchester. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Learn how to identify and start your own collection of fossils. $15. Call Geb Bennett, the Museum’s paleontologist, to reserve your spot. 540/722-2020. www.discoverymuseum.net. Civil War Encampment, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Get a glimpse into the
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daily life of a Civil War Soldier with the 2nd Mississippi Infantry. Enjoy period music and children’s games. 540/592-3556. Flutter By, Butterfly, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 1-3 p.m. Look for butterflies with Volunteer Naturalists. 540/592-3556. Girls Day, Jefferson County Community Center, Sam Michael’s Park, Job Corps Rd., Shenandoah Junction, WV. 1-4 p.m. for ages 4-6. Enjoy a day of dress up, painting nails and glitter powder. $15. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. Geo-caching 101, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 2-4 p.m. Learn to use GPS to engage in geo-caching. Program includes a ranger-led hike to find caches in the park. $3, person; $8, family. Fee includes use of park GPS units. 540/5923556. to 31 St. Mary’s Elementary Emergent Student Art Show, The Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery, Inc., 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Student artwork showcase. Art reception May 21, 1-3 p.m. 301/791-6191. and June 14 Home Schooled Junior Naturalists, Catoctin Creek Park, 2929 Sumantown Rd., Middletown, MD. 1-2:30 p.m. for ages 7-12. Hikes, experiments, and other hands-on activities. Dress for being outside. $4 per person for one day. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. International Museum Day, Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, 54 S. Loudoun St., Winchester. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free museum admission. 540/7222020. www.discoverymuseum.net. Creative Kids at the Capitol, Capitol Theatre, Wood Center, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. 1010:45 a.m. “Flower power art.” Make gorgeous tissue paper flowers and create various works of art inspired by artist Vincent Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” painting. Classes open to children ages 18 months-preK. $5. 717/263-0202. www.thecapitoltheatre.org. Kinder Konzert, 9 & 10:30 a.m., Smithsburg High School, 66 N. Main St., Smithsburg. Smithsburg High School orchestra puts on a concert for preschoolers. Free.
301/797-4000. www.marylandsymphony.org. Family Picnic, Marty Snook Park, Pavilion Number 2, Halfway Blvd., Hagerstown. 6-8 p.m. for families with special needs. Family Support Resource Center, Washington County Community Partnership. Treats and activities for the children. Pre-registration required. $10 per family, includes picnic dinner, dessert, drinks and paper products. “Bats are Back!” Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 7-9 p.m. Meet Ranger Trish at Turner Pond for some fascinating bat facts and a bat trivia game. 540/592-3556. and June 10 “Kids Night Out on the Ranch,” Full Moon Ranch, Berryville, VA. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Children ages 5 to 13 spend an exciting night on the ranch. Pony rides, farm tours, petting zoo and children’s activities included. Clarke County Parks and Recreation has teamed up with Pony to Go/Full Moon Ranch. $30 per child or $25 per child for 2+ kids. 540/955-5140. www.ponytogo.com or www.clarkecounty.gov. and 21 Frederick American Indian PowWow, Eventplex at the Frederick Fairgounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick. American Indian Festival/Pow-wow featuring the best in American Indian arts, food, dancing, crafts, and family entertainment. 252/532-0821. to 22 The National Pike Festival Wagon Train, Washington County, MD. Horsedrawn wagon tain with festivities at several stops; see web site for full schedule. Hager House will offer free pony rides from 1:20-2:30 p.m. as visitors wait for the wagon train on May 21. 301/791-3246. www.nationalpikefestival.org. Community Sale, Shepherdstown Montessori School parking lot, 7485 Shepherdstown Pike, Shepherdstown. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Fundraiser for Shepherdstown Montessori School will include yard sale items, craft items, and local vendors. Email email@example.com. Community Yard Sale, Jim Barnett Park GYM, Winchester. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $5 early bird shopping 8-9 a.m. 540/662-4946. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. AbbaCare Walking’ for Life, Old Courthouse Museum on the
Walking Mall, Winchester. 9:30 a.m. Fundraiser. Enjoy a concert by Revival! and enter to win door prizes. Register by calling 540/722-4844 or visit www.AbbaCarePartners.org/events. Annual Healthy Kids Day, YMCA of Frederick County, 1000 N. Market St., Frederick. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free event will feature a variety of fun and exciting interactive activities for children and adults, including numerous games and prizes, arts and crafts, give-aways, refreshments, entertainment and more. 301/663-5131. www.frederickymca.org. Ranson Festival, Ranson Civic Center, 431 W. Second Ave., Ranson, WV. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Arts & crafts, Playland, live entertainment, food and much more. 304/724-3862. www.cityofransonwv.net. Nature Photography Workshop, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. Join Matthew Asai for this hands-on class emphasizing photograph composition and artistry; camera settings; and the tools for beautiful nature photography. 540/5923556. Summer Afternoon in Germany, Bavarian Inn, 164 Shepherd Grade Rd., Shepherdstown. 12 noon-3 p.m.. A delicious Bavarian cuisine fundraiser for Crafttworks at Cool Springs. Part of CraftWorks’ Taste of Two Rivers series of summer events. Family-friendly event with local musicians and children’s art activities. $50. 304/728-6233. www.wvcraftworks.org. “Baseball in Hagerstown,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. Dean Burkitt and Bob Savitt. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. Ballet & All That Jazz Spring Recital, Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Annual studio dance recital. $5. 301/790-3500. Pet-A-Palooza, Brunswick, MD. 4 p.m. Children’s pet show will be held at Square Corner Park with prizes given. Enjoy a variety of animal displays and plenty of free activities for children, including a DJ at Square Corner Park. 301/834-5591. www.brunswickmainstreet.org. and 22 Railroad Heritage Days, Hagerstown Railroad Museum at City Park, 525 Highland Way and Hagerstown
Heads Up Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 12 noon to 5 p.m. Model trains, displays, trolley rides, food and entertainment. Admission fee. 301/739-8393. www.hagerstownmd.org. Mid Maryland Performing Arts Center Recital, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. Sat., 2 & 7 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. Ballet, tap, jazz, and modern dance. www.mmpac.com. to 29 Public School Art Exhibition, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Highlighting the outstanding art education in the Washington County middle and high schools. Opening reception, May 22, 2:30-4 p.m. 301/739-5727. www.wcmfa.org. Meet the Beekeepers, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 1-3 p.m. Learn about the three types of bees: the worker, drone and queen. 540/592-3556.
Little Sprouts, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 3-5 p.m. Kids ages 5-12 can learn about what it takes to grow the food we eat each day. Hands-on workshop. $5, includes all materials. Advance registration recommended. 540/592-3556. Summer Splash Party – Friday Night Out, Chambersburg YMCA, 570 E. McKinley St., Chambersburg. 6-8:30 p.m. Pizza, games, movies and swimming with YMCA staff. For children ages 6-12. $12, members; $17, non-members; $3 off any additional children in the family. 717/263-8508 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Go!Art, Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, 54 S. Loudoun St., Winchester. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. New “drop-in” programming. Explore the creativity of art through varying media and express your creative side with projects such as origami, foil painting and paper making. Free with museum admission. 540/722-2020. www.discoverymuseum.net. Silk painting workshop, The Contemporary School of the Arts &
Gallery, Inc., 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Learn how to make a beautiful silk scarf with artist Nadia Azumi. $60, all materials included. Pre-registration required. 301/791-6191. “God Bless America” Kids Parade and Ice Cream Social, Middletown Park, Middletown, MD. 11 a.m. Come watch small town America gather for a “bike, roller skate, skate board, stroller, wagon” parade around the park. Afterward, enjoy a Memorial Day Celebration with free ice cream, food vendors, face painting & tattoos, clown, and more. 301/371-6171. “Dogs of the Titanic,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. Norm Little. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. 24/7 Presents Dance 4 Life…An Inspiration, Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Annual studio dance recital. $12 for 2 p.m. show; $16 for 7 p.m. show. 301/766-4247. Retro 50s Drive-In Movie Night! 708 Rudder Rd., Shepherdstown. 4:30-11:30 p.m. Fundraiser for
CraftWorks at Cool Spring. Outdoor family-friendly movie after dark, yard/picnic games, kids crafts, picnic style food, concession stand, hay bales and tree forts. $20 per family. 304/728-6233. www.wvcraftworks.org. and 29 Delaplane Strawberry Festival, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrate spring and the region’s strawberry season. Live music, arts and crafts, oldfashioned kids’ games, petting zoo, hayrides, historical exhibits, silent auction, great food and fresh strawberries and strawberry sundaes. $15 per car in advance; $20 per car at the gate. 540/5923556. Halfway Park Days, Martin L. “Marty” Snook Memorial Park, 17901 Halfway Blvd., Hagerstown. Sat., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Event will include arts & crafts, food, Halfway Lions Club famous BBQ chicken, free entertainment, children’s rides and more. 301/739-3219. www.marylandmemories.com.
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, June 4, 11, 18, to Dec. 2 First Fridays, 28 23 to 25 “Nelly Darling 3downtown Chambersburg. First and the Legend of Nasty,” Fun Fri. of each month, 5-8 p.m. Company Family Theater Series, Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick. Sat. through June 18, 2 p.m.; and June 23-25, 7 p.m. $12. Theater staff recommends the show for ages 10 and up. 301/694-4744. www.marylandensemble.org.
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28 Campfire programs, Catoctin Mountain Park, Owens
Creek Campground, 14707 Park Central Rd., Thurmont, MD. Sat., 67 p.m. and 9-10 p.m. Programs are ranger’s choice and can cover themes of history, nature, or just plain fun. Early programs at 6 p.m. are appropriate for yonger children. Free. 301/663-9388. www.nps.gov/cato. to Sept. 17 Campfire programs, Cunningham Falls State Park, Houck Area, Catoctin Hollow Rd., Thurmont, MD. Sat., 7:30 p.m. Topics will range from campfire cooking, natural history, environmental conservation and live animal presentations. Service charge for entry into the campground. 301/271-7574. www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/ western/CunninghamFalls.html.
to October 2 29 Summer Music Series at Pen Mar Park, 14600 Pen MarHigh Rock Rd., Cascade, MD. Sun., 2 to 5 p.m. Big band music for listening and dancing. Free. 240/313-2700. www.washco-md.net. Cumberland Valley School of Music Community Symphonic Band Memorial Day Concert, Chambersburg Memorial Park, Chambersburg. 7:30 p.m. Patriotic and concert band music. Free. 717/261-1220. www.cvsmusic.org.
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Fest, various locations in downtown Hagerstown. Thurs., 5-7 p.m.; Fri., 4-9:30 p.m.; Sat., 12 noon-9:30 p.m.; Sun., 3:45 p.m. Blues musicians and workshops. Family blues picnic in Hagerstown City Park on Sun. 301/739-8577, x116. www.blues-fest.org. to August 4 Concerts in War Memorial Park, 500 N. Tennessee Ave., Martinsburg. Thurs. at 7 p.m. www.mbcparks-rec.org.
Refreshments, artists, kids activities, musical entertainment, extended hours at shops and restaurants, in-store specials and more. 717/261-0072. www.chambersburg.biz. Daddy and Me Cooking, Cooking Studio, Middletown Park, 7628 Coblentz Rd., Middletown, MD. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for ages 4-7. Spend quality time with Daddy and make yummy food to eat. $25 per parent/child couple. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Grand Opening Arts & Outdoor Fest! New studio at Craftsworks at Cool Spring, 1673 Lloyd Rd., Charles Town. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Ribbon-cutting ceremony, displays and demos by our teaching artists, live music, local vendors, food, kids craft activities, guided nature tours and more. $5 per car; free for those on foot or bike. 304/728-6233. www.wvcraftworks.org. “Telescope Clinic,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. TriState Astronomers. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. I Art Downtown Frederick. 5-9 p.m. Artists creating interactive works of art LIVE on the streets of Downtown. Exhibit openings, guest artists, live entertainment, and Arts Cars from around the region. 301/698-8118. www.downtownfrederick.org. and 5 18th Annual Frederick Festival of the Arts, Carroll Creek Linear Park, Frederick. Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Juried fine arts and craft festival with over 115 visual artists from around the country. Festival will also include top performing artists and children’s activities. Free. 301/662-4190. www.frederickartscouncil.org. Inspiration 24/7, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 2 & 7 p.m. Dance studio recital. $12 for 2 p.m. show; $16 for 7 p.m. show. 301/600-2828. to July 2 “Reunion, A Musical Epic in Miniature,” Wayside Theatre, 7853 Main St., Middletown, VA. Thurs., Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m. Please check with theater for age appropriateness. $10 to $30. 540/869-1776. www.waysidetheatre.org. Carillon concert, Baker Park, Carillon Tower, Frederick. 12
noon. Free. 301/600-2888 or 800/999-3613. www.fredericktourism.org. to July 7 City Center Jazz Nights, University Plaza, W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Thurs., 5 to 7 p.m. Free. 301/739-8577, x116. www.hagerstownmd.org/ citycenterjazznights.html. Let’s Celebrate Dad!, Jefferson County Community Center, Sam Michael’s Park, Job Corps Rd., Shenandoah Junction, WV. 1-2 p.m. for ages 3-5. Play games, hear a story and create a special surprise for Dad. $10. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. Princess Tea Party, Jefferson County Community Center, preschool room, Sam Michael’s Park, Job Corps Rd., Shenandoah Junction, WV. 6-8 p.m. for ages 3-5. Come dressed in your favorite princess dress and enjoy a princess movie, create a tiara and have a snack and tea. $10. 304/7283207. www.jcprc.org. to 12 Spring Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival, Sam Michael’s Park, Job Corps Rd., Shenandoah Junction, WV. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bluegrass music, food, entertainment and juried craftspeople selling and demonstrating their wares. $7, adults; $4, ages 6 to 17; under 6 free. 800/624-0577. www.jeffersoncountywvchamber.org/festival. Nick Adenhart 5K Run and Walk, Byron Memorial Park, Williamsport, MD. Registration begins at 7 a.m.; Rookie Race, a kilometer race for ages 12 and younger, will begin at 8:30 a.m.; and 5K run/walk begins at 9 a.m. Register by May 31 to guarantee a t-shirt. $20 before 5/31; $25 after 5/31. $10 for Rookie Race. 301/714-1121. Sloppy Saturdays, Jefferson County Community Center, Sam Michael’s Park, Job Corps Rd., Shenandoah Junction, WV. 1-2:30 p.m. for ages 3-6 and parents. Crafts, science, and sloppy things to do. $12. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. “Respect and Care of the American Flag,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. Don Muffley. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. American Girl Doll Tea, Clarke Co. Parks & Rec., 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 2-3:30 p.m. for ages 4 and up. Children bring their cherished doll to a lovely tea party where they will learn about the proper way to “take tea,” brush up on table manners and etiquette,
share stories and make a special craft. $15. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. www.modernmanners101.com. and 12 Wire Sculpture with Jon Gemmell, Visiting Artist Series, Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, 54 S. Loudoun St., Winchester. Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sun., 1-4 p.m. Take your art work to another dimension with this exploration of sculpture using plastic coated wire and pipe cleaners. 540/722-2020. www.discoverymuseum.net. Colonial Faire, The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 12 noon -4 p.m. Living history featuring tradesmen, native Americans, soldiers and pioneers. Crafts and activities for children. Free Faire admission. Fees for manor house tours and food. 301/600-1650. www.rosehillmuseum.com. Play Dough Play Date, Jefferson County Community Center, preschool room, Sam Michael’s Park, Job Corps Rd., Shenandoah Junction, WV. 1:302:30 p.m. for ages 3-5 and parents. Make play dough from scratch and take some home. $5. 304/7283207. www.jcprc.org. Kids Music in the Garden, Historical Society of Frederick County, Heritage Garden, 24 E. Church St., Frederick. 2-4 p.m. All will enjoy Dan DuRant, Sr., “Old World Troubadour’s” costumed performances of 18th & 19th century historical and patriotic music. Free. 301/663-1188, x105. www.hsfcinfo.org. Finger Paint Play Date, Jefferson County Community Center, Sam Michael’s Park, Job Corps Rd., Shenandoah Junction, WV. 2:303:30 p.m. for ages 3-6. Explore the fun of finger painting. $5. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. and 13 Dance Unlimited Recital, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 2 and 7 p.m. $15. 301/600-2828. to August 28 Summer Concert Series, Baker Park band shell, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick. Sun., 7 p.m. Outdoor musical performances. 301/6002841. www.celebratefrederick.com. Summer Band Concert Series, Hagerstown Municipal Band, Peter Buys Band Shell, Hagerstown City Park, 501 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown. Sun., 7:30 p.m. Free. www.hagerstownband.org.
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June Jubilee, War Memorial Family Day Fishing Rodeo, 13 Park, 500 N. Tennessee Ave., 18 Wilkins Lake, Jim Barnett Martinsburg. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Park, Winchester. 7-10 a.m. for Entertainment, arts and crafts, food, antique/street rod/custom car show and childrenâ€™s activities. 304/264-4842. www.mbcparksrec.org. and 27 Playtime Mondays, The Childrenâ€™s Museum at Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Children are encouraged to explore the museum and learn through creative, handson play. $3, child; adults must be accompanied by a child. 301/6001650. www.rosehillmuseum.com. Dinosaur Dig, Sam Michaelâ€™s Park Pavilion, Job Corps Rd., Shenandoah Junction, WV. 1-4 p.m. for ages 3-5. Learn all about dinosaurs on this dinosaur adventure. $15. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. to August 18 Outdoor Movie Series, Old Town Mall lawn in front of the 1840 courthouse, Winchester. Thurs. at dusk (approx. 8:45 p.m.) Free family movies. Bring a blanket or chairs. 540/662-4946. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. Family Fun Night, Jefferson County Community Center, Sam Michaelâ€™s Park, Job Corps Rd., Shenandoah Junction, WV. 6-9 p.m. for ages 3-12. D.J., moonbounce, food, fun for everyone. $10. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org.
ages 4 and up. Prizes will be awarded in eight divisions for the largest fish. VA state fishing regulations apply. $5. 540/6624946. www.winchesterva.gov/ parks. Learn to Ride, Jefferson County Community Center, Sam Michaelâ€™s Park, Job Corps Rd., Shenandoah Junction, WV. 10 a.m.-12 noon for ages 4-10. JCPRC staff will help your child succeed in riding a bike without training wheets. $15. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. HarvFest, Clermont Farm, 801 E. Main St., Berryville, VA. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Local food & drink vendors, childrenâ€™s activities, live music, farm tours and exhibits. $5, adults; free, children 12 and under. 540/9555140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Brunswick Music Fest, Railroad Square, Brunswick, MD. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Blues, bluegrass, and mountain music. Admission. 240/347-8760. â€œLap Puppets,â€? Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. Ventriloquist Carolyn Manning. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org.
to August 28 18 â€œCinderellaâ€™s Soc Hop,â€? Wonderment Puppet Theater, 412 W. King St., Martinsburg. Sat. and Sun., 12 noon and 2 p.m. $4.50; younger than 2 admitted free.
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ESP in Motion, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 2 p.m. A performance by the students of Elower-Sicilia Productions and the ESP Performing Company. Ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hip, and acro dancing. $10, adults; $8, students. 301/600-2828.
to August 11 23 Summerfest Family Theatre, Baker Park band shell, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick. Thurs., 10:30 a.m. Childrenâ€™s entertainment, including theatre, dance and magic. Features local, regional and national acts. Free. Canned food donations will be collected at each performance to benefit Frederick Food Bank. 301/600-2844. www.celebratefrederick.com. Ribbon Cutting for the Historic Moeller Organ Exhibit, Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. Cougar Challenge 5K & 2K Fun Run, Sam Michaelâ€™s Park, Job Corps Rd., Shenandoah Junction, WV. 7:30-9 a.m., registration; 9 a.m., fun run; 9:30 a.m., 5K. Fundraiser for Jefferson High School cross country teams. $20 per person on race day; $15 per person, pre-registered. Contact Coach Scott Biola at email@example.com.
Shepherdstown Street Fest, German and King Streets, Shepherdstown, WV. 10 a.m-9 p.m. A festival about all that is unique, artistic and welcoming in Shepherdstown. Music, food & drink, artists, vendors and fun stuff for kids. 855/787-3383. â€œLegos and Robotics,â€? Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. Bill Von Alt. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. Don Redman Heritage Concert, Camp Hill, Mather Training Center grounds, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, off U.S. 340, Harpers Ferry, WV. 6 p.m. Event and free concert commemorate the internationally acclaimed and influential 1920 graduate of Storer College, Don Redman. 304/5356029. www.nps.gov/hafe. Boys Day, Jefferson County Community Center, Sam Michaelâ€™s Park, Job Corps Rd., Shenandoah Junction, WV. 1-4 p.m. for ages 4-6. Enjoy games, playing with dinosaurs, building volcanoes and more. $15. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. Souled Out concert, Chet Hobert Park stage, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 6 to 9 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair for this free, family-friendly concert. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks.
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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS Adams Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Antietam Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 The Arts Centre / Young Artists’ Summer Workshops . . . . . . . . . . . .27 The Banner School . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Capital Women’s Care/ Frederick OB/GYN . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Community Market & Expo . . . . . . . .45 Competitive Gymnastics . . . . . . . . . .23 Craftworks – Camp Cool Spring . . . .29 Critters and Conservation . . . . . . . .13 Dance Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Discovery Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Educare Learning Center . . . . . . . . .15 Ellsworth Music . . . .Inside Front Cover Enkore Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Essure/James Murray, DO . . . . . . . . .6 Frederick Co. Basketball Camps . . .15 Frederick Pediatric Dentistry . . . . . . .7 Inwood Performing Arts . . . . . . . . . . .29 JayDee’s Family Fun Center . . . . . . . .4 Kid’s World, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 The Light of the Child Montessori School . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 The Little Gym, Hagerstown . . . . . .Inside Back Cover Lord Fairfax Community College Digital Arts Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Majestic Reins Stable . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Miche Bags, Dawn Howell . . . . . . . .13 Mindworks Learning Institute . . . . . .14 Modern Manners 101 . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Morgan Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Mother Seton School . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 NHES Cool to Care Camp . . . . . . . . . .9
Neighborhood Welcome . . . . . . . . . .21 Norborne Preschool . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 On The Spot Speech Therapy . . . . . . .3 One Two Kangaroo Toy Store . . . . . . . .Inside Front Cover Opus Oaks, an Art Place . . . . . . . . . .25 Our Little Preschool . . . . . .Back Cover The Pampered Chef, Nicole Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Jeffrey Pearlman, D.D.S. & Melanie Newman, D.D.S, Children’s Dentistry . . . . . . . .Inside Back Cover The Pediatric Center of Frederick . .35 Pediatric Dental Center of Frederick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 RS Orthodontics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Rings of Life Therapy . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Saint Mary Catholic School . . . . . . .11 Saint Thomas More Academy . . . . . .17 Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Shepherdstown School of Dance . . . . . . . .Inside Front Cover Shepherdstown Montessori Academy, Inc. . . . .Inside Front Cover Sitters 4 U . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Studio M Salon & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . .39 SummerQuest at Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy . . . . . . . .27 Trinity School of Frederick . . . . . . . . .10 Valley Dental Associates . . . . . . . . . .43 Weinberg Center for the Arts . . . . . .43 West Virginia University Maternity & Women’s Health Center . . . . . . . . .36 WIC of Frederick & Washington Counties, MD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
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Helpful Resources family service organizations Frederick County, MD WIC ww.mdwic.org • 301-600-2507 Hagerstown Regional Childbirth Resources offers a Birth Circle for concieving/expectant/and new parents on the first Monday of every month. www.hagerstownbirth.org. Parent-Child Center, Inc. of Washington Co., MD www.hagerstownparent-childcenter.com 301-791-2224 Shenandoah Valley Medical System WIC Berkeley County, WV 304-267-5477 Jefferson County, WV 304-725-2028 Support group for parents of children with ADHD meets on the last Monday of every month from 6-7:30 pm at Little Eagle Child Care Center in WV. 304-433-4722 Washington County, MD WIC ww.mdwic.org • 240-313-3335
Specializing in: •Play Therapy •Sand Tray Therapy •Filial Therapy •Survivors of Abuse
Washington County Community Partnership for Children & Families www.wccp-online.org • 240-313-2092
Sharon K. Govotsos, MSW, LGSW • 240-397-7023 307 East 9th Street, Frederick, MD 21701 Sharon@RingsofLifeTherapy.com • www.RingsofLifeTherapy.com “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” – Plato Page 48
Non-profit organizations providing free family services in our region may email email@example.com for possible inclusion in Child Guide’s Helpful Resources.
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