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					                                                   Maryland
                                             Summer Camp Guide 2011
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COPE, Inc. is providing you with the enclosed information to assist you in providing a rewarding summer day or residential camp experience for your child. The information included in
this guide is supplied by the providers. COPE cannot guarantee or verify the provider s qualifications or licenses. The ultimate choice in determining your needs is your responsibility.
We recommend that you give careful consideration to each option prior to making a binding decision, including provider consults, on-site visits, and financial evaluation.
                          2011
                    Summer Camp Guide
                        Maryland




                  Maryland
              Table of Contents

Maryland Summer Camp Guide                       Page 3
Additional Resources for Day/Residential Camps   Page 39
plus Summer Nannies
How to Research Summer Camps                     Page 40
What Questions Should I Ask a Prospective Camp   Page 41
Director?




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               Name of Camp                                              Dates
                                                   Age
                 Location                                                Hours                              Tuition                                                  Description
                                                  Range
                Contact Info

Adventure Theatre Summer Musical Theatre         Ages 6 - 15    Five 2-week sessions:          $800 per session                      Musical theatre workshop, which includes theatrical skills, enunciating,
Workshop 2011                                                   6/20/11 - 8/26/11              $400 (mini-session)                   projecting, teamwork, and creative problem-solving. Every session concludes
                                                                Mini Session                                                         with a complete on - stage musical performance.
Mallory Shear, Camp Program Director                            6/13/11 6/17/11
Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo
301-634-2275; fax - 301-634-2269                                9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Website: www.adventuretheatre.org

Email: mshear@adventuretheatre.org


The Audubon Naturalist Society Summer Camp       4 - 15 years   Weekly from                    Members/Non - Members *               Woodend Sanctuary, the ANS s original sanctuary, is a 40 - acre oasis in the
                                                                6/20/11 - 8/19/11                                                    middle of Chevy Chase. Bordering Rock Creek Park, this sanctuary contains
Director Anne Gosselin                                                                         Discovery Camp                        mature woods and meadows, a pond, and an intermittent stream that provides
Woodend Sanctuary                                               Full Day:                      $128/$198 to $295/$365                habitat for many birds, insects, deer, rabbits and foxes. Open lawns provide
8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase                               9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.            per session (all half days)           activity space and well - maintained nature trails permit nature exploration. All
301-652-9188, X15 or X16; no fax number                         (Pre - Teens & Teens until                                           camps have access to an indoor classroom.
Website: www.audubonnaturalist.org                              4:00 p.m.)                     Exploration Camp and Investigation
(education)                                                                                    $236/$306 to $295/$365 per session    Discovery Camp (PreK and K) 2011 themes are: Animal Babies; Super
Email: eeregistrar@audubonnaturalist.org                        AM only:                       (some half days, some full days,      Duper Science; Creepy Crawlies; Where the Wild Things Roam; Dino Soar;
                                                                9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.         varying in the number of days)        Creature Feature; Sensational Senses; and 100 Acre Woods.

                                                                PM only                        Pre - Teen/Teen Camps                 Exploration Camp (1st - 2 nd grades) 2011 themes are: Nature and the
                                                                1:00 - 4:00 p.m.               $288/$358 to $600/$670                Imagination; Backyard Bugs; Underworld; Native America; Give Chase;
                                                                                                                                     Animal Signs; Slime, Scales, and Scorpion Tails; The Sky is the Limit;
                                                                Extended Day                   Extended Camp:                        Prehistoric Prowlers; Nature Tales; Mad Scientists; Extreme Animals; Gimme
                                                                (6+ years - afternoon & full   Full - $115/week                      Shelter; Once Upon a Time; and Water Works.
                                                                sessions)                      Half AM - $65/week
                                                                3:00 - 5:30 p.m.               Half PM - $75/week                    Investigation (3rd - 4th grades) 2011 themes are: Beyond the Deep; Earth
                                                                                                                                     Shakers; Sleuths; Nature by Design; Mythical Creatures; Reptile Mania;
                                                                                               * Non - members can pay for one       Pioneer Life; Starry Safari; The Good, Bad and Ugly; Can You Dig It; Aquatic
                                                                                               year s family membership and sign     Odyssey; Science Wizards; Nature By Design; Lost in Space; and World of
                                                                                               up at members rate (see website for   Adaptations.
                                                                                               details)
                                                                                                                                     Pre - Teen and Teen Adventure Camps 2011 themes are: Nature
                                                                                                                                     Photography; Back Country Adventures; Potomac Adventures; Advanced
                                                                                                                                     Bay Quest; Animal Keepers; Spirit of the Earth; Nature Made it First; and
                                                                                                                                     Advanced Wilderness Skills. Some are overnight camps.




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               Name of Camp                                              Dates
                                                   Age
                 Location                                                Hours                           Tuition                                                    Description
                                                  Range
                Contact Info

Baltimore County Public Schools                 6th - 12th     Dates not available at       Tuition not available at publication.   Students will play in a band or orchestra at the appropriate grade level. In
Summer Instrumental Music Festival              grades         publication usually late                                             addition to large group rehearsal, students will participate in enrichment
                                                               June for one week.                                                   classes and will receive individual instruction on their instrument. All groups
Location:                                                                                                                           will perform in a concert in the evening of the last day.
New Town High School                                           9:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                    Bus Transportation available at no additional charge from numerous middle
Stephen Miles, Supervisor                                                                                                           and high schools in Baltimore County
Baltimore County Public Schools
Music Office, 6901 Charles Street, Towson, MD
410-887-4024; Fax 410-882-2917
Website:
www.bcps.org/offices/elem_music/default.html

Email: smiles@bcps.org




Barrie School Summer Camp                       3 - 12 years   Regular Camp                 Regular & Specialty Camps               NOTE: Camp is usually full by March
                                                               Weekly sessions:             Through 3/31/11:
Director : Peter Vogdes                                        6/20/11 8/12/11              $375-$435/week*                         Established 1932. Camp located on 40 wooded acres with an Olympic - sized
13500 Layhill Road, Silver Spring                                                           After 4/1/11: $400-$460/week*           outdoor swimming pool and clubhouse, controlled - access archery range,
301 - 576 - 2816; Fax - 301 - 576 - 2805                       Specialty Camps:                                                     outdoor and indoor basketball courts, 2 art studios, black box theater, state -
Website: www.barrie.org                                        Call or email for info       Riding Camp - $480/week                 of - the - art computer center, an amphitheater and 2 gyms.
                                                                                            CCIT - $309/week
Email: pvogdes@barrie.org                                      8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.                                                Regular Camp: on - site swimming, riding, sports, nature, arts & crafts, dance
                                                                                            Extended Care:                          or movement, sign language, music, creative dramatics and canoeing, archery,
                                                               Extended Hours:              Morning: $48/week                       overnights, karate, field trips.
                                                               7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.        Afternoon: $66/week
                                                                                            AM & PM: $90/week                       Specialty Camps (Half of day): Riding Camp, Digital Video Theater, Summer
                                                                                                                                    Stage, Summer Studio, Summer Sports, The Naturalist, Karate Kids.
                                                                                            2 - Way Transportation: $98/week
                                                                                            Late Bus Option: $85/week               Transportation available from several locations in Montgomery County and
                                                                                            *Multi-week discounts                   DC. Limited late bus options.
                                                                                            Discounts for 3+ camper




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                Name of Camp                                        Dates
                                              Age
                  Location                                          Hours                       Tuition                                                   Description
                                             Range
                 Contact Info

Bar - T Summer Program                     K - 8th        Weekly sessions from     Kid s Camp:                            Kid s Camp activities include: arts - n - crafts, music & drama, sports and
                                           Grade          6/20/11 - 8/12/11        $200/session                           games, and swimming. Six locations for Kid s Camp in Montgomery
See description for locations                                                                                             County.
301-948-3172; no fax number                Bar Teens      9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.    Bar T Ranch; Mountainside and
Website: www.bar-t.com/summer              6th - 8th                               Sports:                                Mountainside Challenge & Retreat Center (Urbana, MD) activities include:
                                           Grades         Extended care            $365/session                           swimming, off Broadway (music and drama), art arena, pottery, field games,
Email: morens@bar - t.com                                 7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.                                           archery, cable course and zip wires, fishing, challenge course, and climbing
                                                                                   Horseback riding - $480/week           wall.

                                                                                   Other Specialty camps    call for      Bar - Teens (at Bar - T Ranch and Mountainside) offers specialized
                                                                                   info                                   programming, which will include camp - to - camp activities, lunch outings,
                                                                                                                          trips, team building and leadership activities, separate meeting place, parties,
                                                                                   Discounts for multiple weeks           extended adventure activities, overnights at Mountainside, and much more.

                                                                                   Extended Care:                         Specialty Camps horseback riding; baseball, dance, soccer and basketball
                                                                                   AM -$30/week                           (2nd grade and above at Bart-T facilities)
                                                                                   PM - $45/week
                                                                                                                          Transportation pick - up/drop - off points in Gaithersburg, Germantown,
                                                                                                                          Olney, Rockville, and Frederick County.


Beverly Farms Summer Camp                  3 - 12 years   Dates available in the   Tuition not available at publication    A Great Place to Grow since 1976. Accredited by NAECP.
                                                          Spring
                                                                                   Breakfast and snack included.          Activities include swimming, field trips, science and nature, sports,
Contact: Cindy O Carroll, Director
                                                          7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.                                           computers, and arts and crafts.
11614 Seven Locks Rd, Potomac
301-299-6442; fax 301-469-0775
Website: www.mccaedu.org
Email: BFCCkids@aol.com


Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington   Call for age   Dates not available at   Tuition not available at publication   Call for information.
                                           limits         publication
 Hit the Road Summer Camp
Germantown Branch
19910 South Frederick Road, Germantown
301-353-9600; fax 301-353-0872
Website: www.bgcgw.org

No email address



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                 Name of Camp                                Dates
                                       Age
                   Location                                  Hours                            Tuition                                                   Description
                                      Range
                  Contact Info

Bretton Woods Summer Day Camp        5 - 15 years   Dates and times not          Tuition not available at publication.   Diverse activities such as swimming, hiking, team sports, arts & crafts, and
                                                    available at publication                                             more. Transportation provided from World Bank/IMF.
15700 River Road, Germantown                        usually mid June to mid      Transportation provided for an extra
301-948-3357, X 315; no fax number                  August (2 week sessions)     fee.                                    Tennis Camp and Jr .Golf Academy.
Website: www.bwrc.org

Email: info@bwrc.org


Bullis School                        5 - 18 years   Dates vary with program.     Tuition not available at publication.   Specialty & Day Camps A Star is Born; All the World s a Stage: Play on;
                                                    Dates not available at                                               Aviation; The Sky s the Limit; Bowen McCauley Dance; Bulldog Day
Director Phyllis Elperin                            publication usually late                                             Camp; Bullis at Calleva; Circus Camp Stars (Michael Rosman); Coach Doug
10601 Falls Road, Potomac                           June to late August                                                  Space Adventure Camp; Creative Bullis; Fishing Now and Forever; Magic
301-983- 5741; no fax number                                                                                             Camp (Benjamin Corey); Positive Impact Martial Arts; and Video Vacation.
Website: www.bullis.org                             8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.                                                Summer Studies (Pick 3) some of the numerous options are: algebra and
                                                    (varies)                                                             pre-algebra; American Red Cross babysitting training; bridge; Bullis
Email: Phyllis_elperin@bullis.org                                                                                        Culinary Academy; chess & backgammon; CSI Bullis; developmental
                                                    Extended care:                                                       reading; explore arts museums or history in DC; fantasy sports meet math;
                                                    7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.                                                fashion design figure or flat drawing; fashionably green sewing and gluing;
                                                                                                                         gift making gala; physics is phun; robotics; SAT prep; sign language
                                                                                                                         (American); tools and habits for success; the three R s of Art; I drive smart;
                                                                                                                         and Write On!
                                                                                                                         Athletics: BCC Baseball at Bullis (co-ed); boys and girls basketball;
                                                                                                                         football; field hockey; girls and boys lacrosse; boys and girls soccer; tennis
                                                                                                                         academy; and wrestling (co-ed).


Butler Camp     Hello Summer 2010    3.5 - 16       Two - week sessions          Backyard Explorers: $525/session        Twenty - two acre campus adjoining Seneca Creek State Park includes
                                     years          6/20/11 - 8/19/11            Young Adventures: $535/session          swimming pool, indoor and outdoor riding rings, playcourt, fields and
Butler School                                                                    Outdoor Adventures: $625/session        woods.
15951 Germantown Rd, Darnestown                     9:00 a.m. 3:15 p.m.          Extreme Adventures: $775/session
301-977-6600; no fax number                                                      Equestrian - $710/session               Extreme Adventures (6th - 8th grades); Outdoor Adventures (2nd - 5th grades);
Website: www.butlerschool.org                       Extended care:               Vaulting on Horseback -                 Young Adventures (K - 1st grades); Backyard Explorers (3 - 5 years);
                                                    7:45 a.m. 5:30 pm.           $625/session                            Equestrian Camp (2nd - 8th grades); Vaulting on Horseback (ages 6-10);
Email: admin@butlerschool.org                                                    Young Olympians - $775/session          Young Olympians (intermediate and advanced riders).
                                                    Extreme Adventures One
                                                    extended day per week that   Extended and Transportation (RT)        Transportation available: call or email for locations
                                                    includes dinner              Call or email for info




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                 Name of Camp                                                 Dates
                                                   Age
                   Location                                                   Hours                              Tuition                                             Description
                                                  Range
                  Contact Info

Camp Calleva                                  6   15 years       Weekly from                        Explorer - $475/week                 Christian - oriented camp established in 1994.
                                                                 6/6/11 to 9/2/11
Office: 13015 Rileys Lock Road, Poolesville   Leadership         (not all camps meet all weeks)     Activity and Sampler- $495/week      Explorer Camps (ages 6-9) focus on 4 core actives horseback riding,
301-216-1248; Fax 240-414-2475                School                                                                                     kayaking, climbing and canoeing with lots of extras on the side.
Website: www.calleva.org                      15 18 years        9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.                Leadership School posted on          Activity Camps (ages 9-15) choose their adventure and focus on the
                                                                 (bus leaves from 25 locations in   individual pages on website          activity for that week. Camps end with a Thursday overnight. Activities
Email: outdoors@calleva.org                                      MD, VA, and DC at 8:00 am and                                           include building green, kayaking, horseback riding, whitewater
                                                                 returns about 5:00 pm)             Transportation cost is included in   canoeing, fishing, Adventure Island, river ecology, and mountain
                                                                                                    tuition                              biking.
                                                                                                                                         Sampler Camps (ages 9-15) campers visit 5 separate activities and
                                                                                                                                         are introduced to the first day of skills and fun.
                                                                                                                                         Leadership School (ages 12 - 16): combo of Leaders in Training with
                                                                                                                                         their popular High Adventure programs.


Camp Forget- Me- Not                          6 - 16 years       Usually 3 days in early August     Free of charge                       This camp is a sleep - away bereavement camp for metro DC area
                                                                 (weekend)                          (only $5 application fee)            youth who have recently experienced the death of a loved one. Each
Camp location in Millerville, MD                                                                                                         camper is paired with an adult buddy who is a specially - trained
Contact Sally Berry                                                                                                                      volunteer serving as a role model in the grief process and who will help
Wendt Center for Loss and Healing                                                                                                        provide companionship and support. Professional licensed therapists
202-624-0010, X107                                                                                                                       and counselors lead several therapeutic group sessions designed to
Website: www.wendtcenter.org                                                                                                             address the age - specific needs of the grieving camper. Campers enjoy
                                                                                                                                         a weekend of traditional camp activities, such as swimming, canoeing,
Email: sberry@wendtcenter.org                                                                                                            arts & crafts, games, and sports. Specialty activities include playback
                                                                                                                                         theatre, drumming, music, journaling, meditation, therapeutic art,
                                                                                                                                         drama and the initiative & confidence course. All prospective campers
                                                                                                                                         are interviewed and assessed for readiness and appropriateness prior to
                                                                                                                                         acceptance.

Camp Invention                                1st - 6th grades   Camp Spark                         $215 - $245/session                  Established in 1990. Created by the National Inventors Hall of Fame
                                                                                                                                         Foundation in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark
Six locations:                                                   6/20/11 6/24/11                                                         Office with the top priority being quality enrichment in the fields of
North Chevy Chase ES                                             (Windsor, Eastwood and                                                  science, math, history and the arts in a time capsule for future
3700 Jones Bridge Rd, Chevy Chase                                Rodgers Forge ES)                                                       generations.
Windsor Farm ES
591 Broadneck Rd, Annapolis                                      7/11/11 7/15/11                                                         Camp Spark consists of WILD: Wondrous Innovation and Living
Eastwood ES                                                      (North Chevy Chase ES)                                                  Designs; The Curious Cypher Club; Bounce! An Atomic Journey;
428 Westham Way, Baltimore                                                                                                               Game On Power Play; and I Can Invent Edison s Workshop. See
                                                                                                                                         website for detailed descriptions.



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                  Name of Camp                                               Dates
                                                    Age
                    Location                                                 Hours                             Tuition                                       Description
                                                   Range
                   Contact Info

Cont d Camp Invention                                            7/18/11 7/22/11
                                                                 (William Gibbs and Fallsmeade
Rodgers Forge ES
250 Dumbarton Rd, Baltimore                                      ES)

William Gibbs ES                                                 9:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
12615 Royal Crown Dr, Germantown

Fallsmead ES
850 Hungerfood Dr, Rockville

National Inventors Hall of Fame
1-800-968-IDEA (4332); fax 330-849-8528
Website: www.campinvention.org
Email: campinvention@invent.org



Camp Littlefoot                                  3 - 13 years    Dates not available at           Not available at publication.   A program for children with special needs in the areas of speech,
                                                                 publication.                                                     language, perceptual motor and/or academic development. The camp
Project Coordinator Sylvia Valdivia              The                                                                              encourages development of a variety of learning skills within a
The Treatment and Learning Centers               Katherine       Speech - Language and Learning                                   recreational day camp environment.
Shady Grove Life Sciences Center                 Thomas          Enrichment
9975 Medical Center Drive, Rockville             School - High   9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.                                              Four programs are offered: Learning Enrichment Program (ages 5 -
301 - 738 - 9691, X145; fax - 301 - 424 - 8063   School          OR                                                               13); Sensory Integration /OT Program (ages 5 - 7) Speech - Language
TDD 301 - 424 - 5203                             Summer          9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                                           Program (ages 3 - 7); and The Katherine Thomas High School Summer
Website: www.ttlc.org                            Program:                                                                         Program. Teaching staff includes certified and licensed special
                                                 Grades 9 - 11   Sensory Integration -                                            education teachers, speech - language pathologists, occupational, and
Email: svalidivia@ttlc.org                                       12:30 - 3:30 p.m.                                                physical therapists.

                                                                 High School                                                      Those children not currently enrolled at TLC in either The Katherine
                                                                 8:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.                                              Thomas School or TLC outpatient services department will be
                                                                 OR                                                               interviewed for appropriate placement.
                                                                 8:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m.

                                                                 Extended:
                                                                 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.




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                Name of Camp                                                 Dates
                                                       Age
                  Location                                                   Hours                            Tuition                                                     Description
                                                      Range
                 Contact Info

Camp Olympia                                         3.5 - 15       Weekly from                  $310/two weeks (T - Shirt - $20)       Established in 1958. Camp is located at the home of the owners, which backs
                                                     years          6/20/11 to 8/22/11           (additional children, $285/week)       to Rock Creek Park and has a year - round riding stable with several riding
Directors - Stephen and Elizabeth Benedek                           (2 week minimum)                                                    rings, including indoor arena, beginner ring, sand ring dressage field and
5511 Muncaster Mill Rd., Rockville                                                               Extended care:                         jumping field, two swimming pools, basketball court, tennis court multiple
301 - 926 - 9281; No fax number                                     9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.        AM only - $35/week                     athletic fields, gymnastic area, exercise shelters, playground, year - round
Website: www.camp - olympia.com                                                                  PM only - $45/week                     preschool and kindergarten, and volleyball courts.
                                                                    Extended care:               AM and PM - $60/week
Email: cgm1223@aol.com                                              7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.                                               Program includes swimming, horseback riding, soccer, basketball, football,
                                                                                                 Limited area door - to - door          gymnastics, tennis, volleyball/netball, aerobics, track & field, softball and
                                                                                                 transportation to home or work -       camp games (ages 6 - 15).
                                                                                                 $130 per child, per week.


Camp Sonshine                                        4 - 17 years   Weekly                       Regular Camps -                        Christian - oriented camp established in 1981.
                                                                    6/20/11 - 8/12/11            $279 - $309/session                    ACA accredited.
4 Camp Locations:                                                                                Wilderness - $209 - $239/session
1. 16819 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring (behind                  9th Inning                   Teen adventure -                       Silver Spring location:
Immanuel s Church)                                                  8/15/11 8/19/11              $329-$359/session                      Discovery Camp (4 years - K)
2. Neelsville Presbyterian Church, 20701 Frederick                                               Leaders - in - Training:               Explorer Camp (1st or 2nd grades)
Rd, Germantown                                                      9:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.        $359/2 weeks                           Adventure Camp (3rd or 4th grades)
3. Wilderness Adventures Ednor Park, Silver                                                      9th Inning - $269 - $319               Adventure 5 (5th grade)
Spring                                                              Extended Care:                                                      High Adventure (6thgrade)
Teen Adventure                                                      7:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.        Extended Care:                         Leader - in - Training (7th - 11th grades)
4. Hampshire View Baptist Church                                    (Germantown - 7:30 a.m. -    AM or PM: $30/week
360 Ednor Rd, Silver Spring                                         6:00 p.m.)                   $8 one time use                        Wilderness Location:
                                                                                                                                        Explorations (3rd - 4th grades)
                                                                                  st
301-989-2267; fax - 301-989-7116                                    Late Stay on 1 Thursday      Late Stay - $25/stay                   Expeditions (5th - 6th grades)
Website: www.campsonshine.org                                       of each session until 8:00   (4 years to 2nd Grade)                 Excursions (7th - 8th grades)
                                                                    p.m.
Email: staff@campsonshine.org                                                                    Overnighter - $35/stay                 Germantown:
                                                                                                 (3rd - 10th grades only) included in   Discovery GT, Explorer GT, and Adventure GT Camps (see above)
                                                                                                 tuition for Teen Adventure             High Adventure GT (6th - 7th grades)
                                                                                                                                        Teen Adventure GT (8th 9th grades)
                                                                                                 Transportation (PG, Montgomery &       High Adventure GT (6th 7th grades)
                                                                                                 Howard Counties - no                   Teen Adventure GT (8th 9th grades)
                                                                                                 transportation for Germantown          Teen Adventure (7th 10th grades)
                                                                                                 camps):
                                                                                                 AM or PM: $30 each per week            Leaders - in - Training: 7th - 11th grades
                                                                                                 $8 one time use                        (See website for detailed descriptions)




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                 Name of Camp                                            Dates
                                                       Age
                   Location                                              Hours                            Tuition                                                 Description
                                                      Range
                  Contact Info

Charles County Department of Community Services   6 - 12 years    Weekly sessions from     Tuition not available at publication.   Day Camp activities include games, arts and crafts, story writing and plays,
Summer Day Camp Program                                           the end of June to the                                           sports and swimming.
                                                                  beginning of August.
Located at 9 different community centers.                         Call for detailed                                                Also offers Gymnastic Day Camp, Summer Sports Camps, Lifetime Sports
301-934-9305 or 301-870-3388                                      information.                                                     Skill Builders Camp (basketball, soccer, tennis, flag football and wacky
Fax - 301 - 934 - 5624                                                                                                             sports), Fundamental Skills Builders Camps (basketball, soccer and tennis),
Website: www.charlescounty.org                                    8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                            Girls Only Basketball Camp, Tennis Camp, Munchkins Camp, Co - Ed
(resident link to recreation)                                                                                                      Basketball Camp, Co - Ed Baseball Camp, and Soccer Mania Camp.
No email address                                                  Extended care:
                                                                  6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Columbia Horse Center Summer Pony Pals and        Pony Pals:      Pony Pals                Pony Pals                               Pony Pals Camp: Activities include riding skills, horse - related arts and
Horsemanship Camps                                5 - 7 years     Weekly from              $410/week                               crafts, trail riding, bareback riding, group games, games on horseback,
                                                                  6/20/11 8/19/11                                                  bathing a horse, etc. Instruction ratio of 1:5.
10400 Gorman Rd., Laurel                          Horsemanship:                            Extended:
301-776-5850; fax 301-776-6759                    8 - 16 years    Horsemanship             $60/week                                Horsemanship Camp:
Website: www.columbiahorsecenter.com                              Session 1                                                        Activities include hands - on - workshops (feeding, grooming, tacking a
                                                                  6/20/11 7/11/11          Horsemanship                            horse up, proper care and cleaning of tack, bathing and clipping, First Aid,
No email                                                          Session 2                $797/session                            braiding and trimming, and leading merits), a mock horse show, trail rides,
                                                                  7/5/11 7/15/11                                                   games on horseback, drill teams and learning about the history of and care of
                                                                  Session 3                Extended:                               horses. Campers have two one - hour horseback riding lessons per day.
                                                                  7/18/11 7/29/11          $110/session                            Performance and awards presentation for parents and friends on the final day
                                                                  Session 4                                                        of each session.
                                                                  8/1/11 8/12/11           Discounts for multiple sessions
                                                                  Session 5
                                                                  8/15/11 8/26/11

                                                                  9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.

                                                                  Extended care:
                                                                  8:00 a.m. - 6:00
                                                                  p.m.




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                 Name of Camp                                              Dates
                                                       Age
                   Location                                                Hours                         Tuition                                                      Description
                                                      Range
                  Contact Info

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind Camp Lighthouse   See descrip -    Dates and times not     Tuition not available at             Camp Lighthouse Day Camp (6 - 12 yrs) This camp enables children to try new
AND Technology Summer Camp                          tion at right.   available at            publication.                         experiences while learning to accommodate their vision loss. Activities include:
                                                                     publication (usually                                         instruction in Braille and literacy, science and nature, computers and technology,
Locations:                                                           in July for one                                              arts & culture, independent living skills, and fitness and recreation.
Camp Lighthouse Catholic University                                  week).
Tech Camp University of Maryland                                                                                                  Technology Summer Camp - for high school students who are blind or visually
Contact Antoine Johnson                                                                                                           impaired focuses on technology skills and applications that make students more
240 - 737 - 5190; no fax                                                                                                          competitive at school and later in college or in the workplace. Students learn
Website: www.clb.org                                                                                                              assistive technologies, office applications, and basic internet skills. Field trips and
                                                                                                                                  guest speakers expose students to many career opportunities and role models.
Email: ajohnson@clb.org


Concord Hill Camp                                   3 - 5 years      Dates and times not     Tuition not available at             Minnows (3 s) and Dolphins (4 s and 5 s) have opportunities for creative arts and
                                                                     available at            publication.                         crafts projects, wet and wild water play, trikes, scooters, parachutes, rock climbing
6050 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase                                     publication usually                                          walls, and sand play. They also can participate in educational games, toys and
301-654-2626; no fax number                                          mid June to late July                                        puzzles, hands-on cooking creations, songs and finger plays as well as dramatic
Website:                                                                                                                          play adventures and stories.
www.concordhill/org/school_life/summer_camp/index

No email



Creative Adventures, Inc.   Summer Art Camp 2011    6 - 12 years     See description         One week - $270                      Established 1997. A multifaceted art camp conducted by local artists and featuring
                                                                     varies with location.   Two weeks - $490                     recognized guest artists. A mix of visual, musical and dramatic arts held at local
                                                                                             (includes t - shirt and materials)   schools (see below).
Creative Adventures, Inc.                                            9:00 a.m.   3:00
See locations in description                                         p.m.                    10% discount for 2nd child           2011 themes     Week 1    Art Movers; Week 2       Color Shakers
15100 Watergate Rd., Silver Spring
301-388-0847; no fax number                                                                                                       Dates and locations:
Website: www.artinyou.com                                                                                                         Westover ES, Silver Spring July 11 - 15, 2011 and July 18 - 22, 2011
                                                                                                                                  Bells Mill ES, Potomac July 18 22, 2011 and July 25 29, 2011
Email: rosana@artinyou.com                                                                                                        Brooke Grove ES, Olney July 25- 29, 2011 and Aug 1 - 5, 2011
                                                                                                                                  Kensington Parkwood ES July 25 - 29, 2011 and Aug 1 - 5, 2011




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                   Name of Camp                                              Dates
                                                   Age
                     Location                                                Hours                              Tuition                                             Description
                                                  Range
                    Contact Info

CTIKIDS.com                                      3 - 12 years   Not available at publication.        Tuition not available at         Camp Challenger Jr. (3 - 5 years) combines the age - appropriate
                                                                                                     publication.                     activities of Camp Challenger (Space Science, Astronomy) with non -
                                                                9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                                 competitive sports/fitness activities of Wee Wanna Be.
Camp Locations (all in Montgomery County):
                                                                                                                                      Camp Challenger (5 - 12 years) this camp provides exciting
Cabin John MS, 10701 Gainsborough Rd., Potomac
                                                                Endless Summer                                                        adventures in Space Science, Rocketry, Astronomy and non - competitive
Westland MS, 5511 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda
                                                                Ages 3 - 5 half day                                                   sports/fitness activities.
Julius West MS, 651 Great Falls Rd., Rockville
                                                                9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.                                                  Kids, Keys, N Sports (8 - 12 years) Campers develop keyboarding
240 - 777 - 6870; fax 301 - 983 - 6450
                                                                                                                                      skills as well as daily sessions in non - competitive sports/fitness.
Website: www.ctikids.com
                                                                Extended Care:                                                        Endless Summer Club (3 - 12 years) age appropriate sports, games,
                                                                7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.                                                 arts & crafts and more. Sports include soccer, basketball, hockey and
Email: camps@ctikids.com
                                                                                                                                      others.
                                                                                                                                      Other programs: Wee Wanna Be Sports (Ages 2 - 5) and Coach Doug
                                                                                                                                      Sports (ages 4 - 7). See website.

                                                                                                                                      NOTE not all camp options at all locations       check website.

                                                                                                                                      * See website or call for details about transportation pick - up/drop - off
                                                                                                                                      sites.


Dayjams                                          9 - 15 years   7/11/11   7/15/11                    Tuition not available at         Workshop with music in guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and vocals.
                                                                7/18/11   7/22/11                    publication                      Children play in a rock band, write an original song and perform it live,
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School                                                                   (discounts for multiple weeks)   record a CD, design a poster, T - Shirt and CD cover for band, make a
1901 East Jefferson St., Rockville                              9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.                                                   music video and participate in outdoor activities. For beginners and
Roland Park Country School                                                                                                            advanced music students. Concert for family and friends on Friday
5204 Roland Ave, Baltimore                                                                                                            evening (typically between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.).
1 - 800 - 295 - 5956; Fax 860 - 567 - 0374
Website: www.dayjams.com
No email address (use form)

The Enrichment Centers, Inc. - Summer Programs   3 - 18 years   Dates not available at publication   Tuition not available at         Programs include: Summer Enrichment, Customized Small Group
                                                                 usually early June to late August   publication                      Tutoring Program (academic subjects, language immersion, empowered
Multiple locations throughout Maryland                                                                                                learning, gifted and talented, jump start back to school, creative arts &
                                                                9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.                                                 sciences, mindful learning, Singapore Math), and individual tutoring.
Website: www.enrichmentcenters.com                              Morning Session:
                                                                9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
No email address                                                Afternoon Session:
                                                                12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

                                                                Extended care:
                                                                8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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                Name of Camp                                           Dates
                                                   Age
                  Location                                             Hours                            Tuition                                                 Description
                                                  Range
                 Contact Info

Evergreen Camp                                 3.5 - 12       Traditional:                 Traditional (weekly):                  Montessori camp established in 1971 with 7:1 ratio.
                                               years          6/20/11 8/19/11              $295/full day
Camp Director Caroline Maffrey                                Montessori:                  $355/full day w/sports option          Divided into 4 groups by age. Activities include weekly field trips,
Mailing Address: 10700 Conn. Ave, Kensington                  Session I: 6/20/11-7/1/11    $195/half day                          swimming, arts and crafts, painting, drawing, sculpting, building, sewing,
20895                                                         Session II: 7/5/11-7/15/11   Discounts for multiple weeks           cooking, non - competitive sports (soccer, basketball, floor hockey and ball
Camp Location: 10700 Georgia Ave, Wheaton                     Session III:                                                        game), and computers.
301 - 942 - 5979; fax 301 - 946 - 0311                        7/18/11-7/29/11              Montessori:
Website: www.evergreenschool.com                              Session IV: 8/1/11-8/12/11   $690/full day
                                                                                           $460/half day
Email: camp@evergreenschool.com                               Half day                     Session II
                                                              (3.5 - 4 years only):        $620/full day
                                                              8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.       $450/half day
                                                              Full day:
                                                              8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.        Extended (per week):
                                                              Extended:                    Early bird: $50
                                                              7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.        $50 3:00-4:00 p.m.
                                                                                           $100 3:00-5:00 p.m.
                                                                                           $150 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Flying Kick Center Summer Camp                 4 - 14 years   Dates not available at       Tuition not available at publication   This Center offers a safe, fun, and productive way for you child to spend
                                                              publication.                                                        their summer, offering a variety of activities that keep kids engaged and
Location:                                                                                                                         enthusiastic. Tae Kwon Do helps children develop both physically and
Flying Kick Fitness Center                                    8:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m.                                                 mentally and improves discipline and self - esteem. Camp highlights
4711 Chase Ave., Bethesda                                                                                                         include, besides Tae Kwon Do - mini tournaments, swimming, basketball,
301 - 951 - 0543; fax 301 - 951 - 0544                        After care                                                          arts & crafts, dodge ball, outdoor team games, board games, water fights,
Website: www.flyingkicktkd.com                                3:00 - 5:00 p.m.                                                    and free play.
Email: flyingkicktkd@verizon.net

Gaithersburg, City of   Summer Camps           6 - 18 years   One and two week             Resident/Non - Resident Fees -         See website for individual detailed descriptions of each camp:
                                                              sessions from                per session
Various locations throughout the city                         6/20/11 - 8/5/11                                                    All Day Elementary Camps (6 - 10 years)
301 - 258 - 6350; no fax number                               (varies with camp)           Check website for details.             Camp Discovery; Camp Rainbow; Camp Imagination; and Camp Quest
Website: www.gaithersburgmd.gov
                                                              8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.                                                 All Day Middle School Camps:
Email: parksrec@gaithersburg.gov                                                                                                  Camp Venture (12 - 14 years); Camp Endeavor (11 - 13 years); Camp
                                                              Extended care:                                                      Intrepid (11 - 13 years); Camp X - plore (11 - 13 years); Camp Activa8 (11
                                                              7:30 a.m. 6 p.m.                                                    - 13 years); and Camp Innov8 (12 - 14 years).




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                Name of Camp                                            Dates
                                                     Age
                  Location                                              Hours                            Tuition                                                 Description
                                                    Range
                 Contact Info

Cont d - Gaithersburg, City of   Summer Camps                                                                                      Gaithersburg on the Go I (6 - 10 years) and II (11 - 13 years)
                                                                                                                                   Youth Activity Programs - YAPS (6 - 11 years)

                                                                                                                                   Summer Clinics:
                                                                                                                                   Basketball Clinics (7 - 11 years)
                                                                                                                                   Gymnastics Clinics (5 - 14 years)
                                                                                                                                   Tennis Clinics (7 - 11 years)
                                                                                                                                   Dance Camp (6 - 11 years)
                                                                                                                                   Concentrated Ballet Camp (10 - 18 years)
                                                                                                                                   Field Hockey (4th - 8th grades)
                                                                                                                                   Volleyball (6th - 8th grades)
                                                                                                                                   Soccer (5th - 10th grades)

                                                                                                                                   Summer Camps at the Arts Barn call 301 - 258 - 6394 or email
                                                                                                                                   artsbarn@gaithersburgmd.gov for current information.


Geneva Day School Summer Camp                   2 - 5 years    Dates not available at      Tuition not available at publication.   Established in 1965, Geneva Day School offers half and full day programs
                                                               publication.                                                        with an extensive outdoor playground, music and art, computer
11931 Seven Locks Rd., Potomac                                                                                                     workstations, science program, water play and special events.
301 - 340 - 7704; fax 301 - 340 - 0265                         Full Day
Website: www.genevadayschool.org                               9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
                                                               Half Day
Email: office@genevadayschool.org                              9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

                                                               Extended
                                                               7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Georgetown Preparatory School Sports Camps      6   16 years   Dates vary with specific    Check website for details.              Camps include girls and boys basketball, girls and boys soccer, football
                                                               camp check website for                                              (7X7 and full pads), boys wrestling, baseball, tennis, girls field hockey,
Contact Kevin Hoover                                           details (mid June to late                                           girls lacrosse, All - Met boys lacrosse, and extended day training program.
10900 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda                           August)
301 - 214 - 1213
No fax number                                                  8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Website: www.gpcamps.org                                       (some camps at night)
Email: khoover@gprep.org




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                Name of Camp                                              Dates
                                                    Age
                  Location                                                Hours                              Tuition                                                   Description
                                                   Range
                 Contact Info

Getway Sailing - Junior Sailing Camps             7 - 16 years   Dates not available at         Tuition not available at publication.   Canton Sailing Camp (ages 8-11 and 12-16): Second in the sequence of
                                                                 publication usually late                                               Getaway s curriculum, so knowledge of sailing vocabulary and basic sailing
Getaway Sailing, Ltd.                                            June to early August                                                   skills are assumed. This camp extends those skills and understandings to the
2700 Lighthouse Point, STE 905, Baltimore 21224                                                                                         Sonar, a 23 - foot, fixed keel sloop and covers basic racing, sailing to and
410 - 342 - 3110 or 1 - 888 - 342 - 5421                         9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.                                                    leaving from the cock, chart reading, the buoyage systems and aids to
Fax 410 - 342 - 5421                                                                                                                    navigation. Students also participate in racing, games, treasure hunts, and
Website: www.getawaysailing.com                                                                                                         water fights! Each week culminates in a regatta and opportunity for campers
                                                                                                                                        to take their parents for a ride.
Email: info@getawaysailing.com                                                                                                          Chesapeake Bay Cruising Camp (ages 12-16): Campers live aboard for 5
                                                                                                                                        days and four nights while sailing from port to port on the Chesapeake Bay.
                                                                                                                                        Campers learn to raise, lower, reef and trim sails, steer while under power
                                                                                                                                        and while sailing, read nautical charts and navigate, anchor and moor and tie
                                                                                                                                        - up to a dock, practice emergency procedures, self-reliance, self-confidence,
                                                                                                                                        leadership, and teambuilding skills.


Girl Scout Camps                                  School age     Dates not available at         Tuition not available at publication.   Locations:
                                                                 publication usually late                                               Camp Aquasco, Aquasco
Contact: Jennifer Wadhams                                        June to late August                                                    Ballenger, Clustered Spires & Hi Lo, Mountain View, New Liberty Ridge,
Locations see description                                                                                                               Sugerloaf View Day Camps, Sabillasville
Girl Scouts of the Nation s Capital                              Day Camps (generally                                                   Bay Breeze, Lusby
4301 Connecticut Ave, NW                                         some night camps for a                                                 Brighton Woods Summer Day Program, Brookeville
202 - 237 - 1670; fax 202 - 274 - 2161                           couple hours/night):                                                   Summer Twilight, Bowie
TDD 202 - 274 - 2160                                             9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.                                                  Camp Sunshine, Boydds
Website: www.gscnc.org                                                                                                                  Camp Tuckerman, Rockville
                                                                 Extended day at most day                                               Winona 1 and Winona Teen, Hughesville
Email: jwadhams@gscnc.org                                        camps.                                                                 Teen Treks locations vary by activity

                                                                 Financial assistance                                                   Transportation available. Camps fill quickly.
                                                                 available.

Glen Echo Children s Theater                      6 - 16 years   Session 1:   6/20/11-7/1/11    $600/2-week session                     All plays are musicals with original scripts written by local playwrights.
                                                                 Session 2:   7/5/11-7/15/11                                            Every camper will receive a part. Our staff has decades of experience in
Washington Waldorf School                                        Session 3:   7/18/11-7/29/11                                           theater and many hold teaching degrees.
4800 Sangamore Rd, Bethesda                                      Session 4:   8/1/11-8/12/11
240-252-3253; no fax number
Website: www.glenechochildrenstheater.com                        9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
Email: edtamulevich@hotmail.com




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                Name of Camp                                            Dates
                                                  Age
                  Location                                              Hours                           Tuition                                                    Description
                                                 Range
                 Contact Info

Grace Episcopal Day School Camp                3 - 13 years    Not available at            Tuition not available at publication.   A wide variety of camps in 2009 included: Techno Camp (4th - 7th grade);
                                                               publication.                                                        Excite Soccer Camp (4 - 12 years); Next Level Baseball Camp (5 - 12 years);
Contact - Jason Dejavichitlert                                                                                                     Sports Camp featuring Total Golf Adventures (1st - 7th grade); Young
9411 Connecticut Ave, Kensington                               Half day:                                                           Explorers (3 - 5 years); Outdoor Adventure Camp (4th - 5th grade and 6th - 7th
301 - 949 - 5860, X54; no fax number                           9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                                              grade); Cultural Arts and Dance Camp (1st - 6th grade); Marital Arts (1st - 3rd
Website: www.geds.org                                          Full day:                                                           grade and 4th - 7th grade); and Spanish Camp (1st - 3rd grade).
                                                               9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Email: jdejavichitlert@geds.org
                                                               Extended care:
                                                               8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.



Green Acres School Summer Day Camp             Juniors         Junior Camp                 Six Week Session - $2,310               Established in 1934.
                                               (K - 3rd        (One 6 - week session):     Sr. Camp Session 1 - $1,290
11701 Danville Drive. Rockville 20851 - 3717   grade)          6/20/11 - 7/29/11           Sr. Camp Session 2 - $1,470             State - of - the - art technology as well as beautifully wooded playgrounds, an
301 - 468 - 8110; fax - 301 - 881 - 3319                       Senior Camps                                                        on - campus swimming pool, 5 air - conditioned classroom buildings,
Website: www.greenacres.org                    Seniors         Two 3-week sessions         AM Care: $185                           gymnasium, outdoor amphitheater and a large playing field on 15 acres. Ratio
                                               (4th - 7th      6/20/11 7/8/11              PM Care: $715                           of 7:1.
Email: camp@greenacres.org                     grades)         7/11/11 7/29/11             6 week session
                                                                                                                                   Promotion of free choice in activities.
                                               LIT             9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.         Transportation (for pick - up
                                               (entering 8th                               locations see website. No               Juniors may choose: arts and crafts, cooking, computers, dance, drama,
                                               grade)          Extended Day:               transportation for those in extended    handbells, music, science, sports, woodworking and special overnight
                                                               7:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.       day):                                   adventures.

                                                                                           One way - $220                          Seniors may choose: science, sports, woodworking, computers, art, drama,
                                                                                           Round trip - $360                       dance, media, handbells, music, drama and/or photography. Seniors also may
                                                                                           6 weeks                                 participate in day trips and overnights.


The Heights School Summer Camp (MALE ONLY)     Males           Dates not available at      Tuition not available at publication.   Academics: Math; Latin, Greek; Literature; Study Skills & Writing
                                               6 18 years      publication. Usually mid                                            Workshop; and Keyboarding & Computer Skills Camp.
Direction of Summer Programs Joel Sellier                      June to late August.                                                Discovery Learning & Art Programs: Natural History; Dangerous Camp;
10400 Seven Locks Road, Potomac                                                                                                    Chess; Art; Art and Arch, Jazz Improv, and Discovery Science.
301 - 365 - 4300; fax 301 - 365 - 4303                         Brochure available in the                                           Athletic Programs: basketball; lacrosse; wrestling, baseball; soccer; tennis;
Website: www.heights.edu                                       Spring of 2011.                                                     flag football; and sports & games.
jsellier@heights.edu




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                Name of Camp                                           Dates
                                                   Age
                  Location                                             Hours                          Tuition                                                   Description
                                                  Range
                 Contact Info

Henson Valley Montessori School Summer Goes   3    12 years   Dates not available at     Tuition not available at publication.   Traditional summer day camp, including horseback riding, swimming and
Around the World                                              publication usually late                                           much more! Transportation is available.
                                                              June to late August
13400 Edgemeade Rd., Upper Marlboro
301 - 449 - 4442; 301 - 449 - 6695
Website: www.hvms.org
Email: info@hvms.org


Holton - Arms School Creative Summer          3.5 - 13        Session I:                 Creative Threes:                        Campus Facilities: art, dance and music studios, photography lab, 400 - seat
                                              years           6/27/11 - 7/15/11          Half Day - $785/session                 theater, double gym, indoor swimming pool, outdoor stage, 9 tennis courts,
7303 River Road, Bethesda                                                                Full Day - $1,035/session               athletic fields, playground, and nature trails.
301 - 365 - 6003; fax - 301 - 365 - 6087                      Session II:                                                        Creative Threes - this program focuses on a weekly theme that includes a
Website: www.Holton - Arms.edu                                7/18/11 8/5/11             Creative Fours & Fives:                 variety of indoor and outdoor activities such as arts and crafts, cooking,
Email: creative.summer@Holton - arms.edu                                                 Full Day - $1,035/session               dramatic play, science and nature, singing, and creative movement. Creative
                                                              Half day (3.5 - 5 yrs)                                             Fours, Fives and Sixes - Activities such as singing, creative movement,
                                                              9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.     Creative Sixes & Sevens plus            sports, arts and crafts, computers, and more will focus on a weekly theme.
                                                                                         Creative Campers:                       Highlights include storytellers, puppet shows, and magicians.
                                                              Full day                   Full Day - $1,170/session               Creative Sevens - Campers will have a base classroom and be escorted to
                                                              9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.                                                other locations to sample many of the same activities that are offered in the
                                                                                         Extended care:                          Creative Campers Program. Creative Campers (ages 7 - 13) - A fun -
                                                              Extended Day               Mornings                                filled, all - day program designed around each camper s interests. Campers
                                                              Before 8:30 a.m.           $6.50 per hour/$32.50 per               select activities in culinary arts, dance, dramatic arts, musical instruments,
                                                              6:00 p.m.                  week/$97.50 per session                 sports, fitness, outdoor exploration, visual arts, and academics. Each camper
                                                                                         Afternoons                              attends five activities each day. Lunchtime entertainment adds to the fun.
                                                                                         $6.50 per hour/$97.50 per               Seven - year - olds may enroll in either Creative Campers or the Creative
                                                                                         week/$292.50 per session                Sevens program.
                                                                                                                                 Brilliant Brain Builders (Grades 3-5): provides FUN, confidence-building
                                                                                         Transportation                          learning activities that review, augment, preview and teach the most critical
                                                                                         Round Trip - $170/session               math and reading concepts. Students grouped by ability.
                                                                                         One - way - $110/session                SOS! Study & Organizational Skills (Grades 5-8): Time management;
                                                                                                                                 note-taking; long-term assignment planning; efficiency in listening, memory,
                                                                                         Golf Class (optional)                   and test-taking.
                                                                                         $11/day                                 One-to-One Academic Training (Grades 3-8). Students are exposed to
                                                                                         Session I: $154                         several options and will develop strategies that work effectively. Great way
                                                                                         Session II: $165                        to learn from an older student mentor!
                                                                                         One-to-One Academic Tng-$45/hr




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                   Name of Camp                                              Dates
                                                      Age
                     Location                                                Hours                               Tuition                                                Description
                                                     Range
                    Contact Info

Cont d - Holton - Arms School Creative Summer                                                     Optional Programs (per session):         Drop - off points for transportation: Normandie Farms Restaurant,
                                                                                                  Brilliant Brain Builders-$275            Potomac; Lord & Taylor, 45th St. and Western Ave., Friendship
                                                                                                  SOS! Study & Org l Skills-$325           Heights; Blessed Sacrament Education Center, Chevy Chase; Rite - Aid
                                                                                                                                           Parking Lot, Westwood Shopping Center, Bethesda; and Potomac
                                                                                                                                           Woods Plaza, Seven Locks Rd, Rockville. Also will assist in forming
                                                                                                                                           carpools. Metrobus T2 stops at school entrance.


Howard County Bureau of Parks Summer Day           3.5 - 18 years   Dates not available at        Tuition varies with camp (some are as    A multitude of camp choices including: Summer Mix Camp; Superhero
Camps                                                               publication usually late      few as 2 hours/day, some as long as 7    Camp; Mad About Manners; Camp Kidz Choice; Skateboard;
                                                                    June to late August           weeks):                                  Adventures to Go; Mountain Biking & Conservation; Pedals & Paddles;
Registration/Marking Coordinator - Jean Jaecksch                                                  Check website for details                Shenandoah River Adventure; Ultimate Adventure; Rock Climbing;
Camps held at various public schools in Howard                      8:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.                                                    Teens on Tour; Hands - on Archaeology; Art Adventure; TeenzArt
County.                                                             (hours vary w/camp)           Sibling discount of 25% of program       Fashion Forward by KidzArt; Nature Photography; Journey to
410 - 313 - 7275; fax - 410 - 313 - 4660                                                          fee. Limited financial assistance.       Hogwarts with Harry Potter; Wee Chefs; Top Chef Academy; Princess
Website: www.co.ho.md.us/RAP                                        Extended hours at some                                                 Dance; Fairy Magic Dance; Pop Star Dance; Schoolhouse Theater Arts;
                                                                    camps until 6:00 p.m.         Transportation for a fee.                The Play s the Thing; Living History; Carnival Camp; Music Bytes;
No email address                                                                                                                           Magic; CSI: Nature Detectives; Fishing; Space & Rocketry & more.


Imagination Stage                                  Ages 4 - 18      Dates for camps vary          A multitude of options and fees    see   A multitude of programs which include Arts Explorer, Arts Adventure,
                                                   (varies          One - three week              website.                                 Arts Express, Dance Performance Camps; Summer Theatre Campus
Three Locations:                                   w/camp see       sessions:                                                              ( Aladdin , The Sword and the Stone, Shrek and the Odious Ogre
1. Imagine Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda       website)         6/6/11 - 8/26/11                                                       Family Reunion, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor
2. Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School                                                                                                      Dreamcoat ) and flex weeks (dance and acting).
(Summer Theatre only)                                               9:00 a.m.
11701 Hunters Lane, Rockville (near White Flint)                    3:30 or 4:00 p.m.                                                      See website for detailed descriptions.
3. Montgomery College, corner of Takoma Ave and
Philadelphia Ave, Takoma Park                                       Half Day Arts Adventure:
                                                                    9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Website: www.imaginationstage.org
No email address                                                    Before/After care available




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                Name of Camp                                                  Dates
                                                        Age
                  Location                                                    Hours                         Tuition                                                   Description
                                                       Range
                 Contact Info

Jewish Community Center Camp (Camp JCC)             4 - 15 years     Session 1:                $730 - $2,950 for members               ACA accredited Jewish tradition camp with inclusion/mainstreaming of
(Members receive priority prior to March 1st)                        6/27/11 7/8/11            $980 - $3,840 for non-members           disabled campers. Facilities include: Two pools, air conditioned gym,
                                                                     Session 2:                                                        Bankshot Basketball Court®, racquetball courts, new indoor play gym, new
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD                                    7/11/11 7/22/11           Try It - $750 - $3,020                  state - of - the - art computer center, art studios, theater and two
301 - 348 - 3883; fax 301 - 881 - 6549                               Session 3:                                                        playgrounds.
Website: www.jccgw.org                                               7/25/11 8/12/11           Pre-Camp:
                                                                                               $365/week for members                   Traditional day camps as well as sports program, creative arts program,
Email: campjcc@jccgw.org                                             9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.     $485/week for non-members               performing arts, Summer Dance Academy, Summer Theater Workshop, On
                                                                                               Try- It - $375/week                     Wheels Teen Travel Program, CIT, and programs for special needs
                                                                     Extended care:                                                    campers (teens and young adults).
                                                                     7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.     Limited financial assistance
                                                                                                                                       Try It    new campers who have never attended Camp JCC.

                                                                                                                                       Sports may include: tennis, lacrosse, soccer, basketball, baseball/tee - ball,
                                                                                                                                       touch football, field hockey, kickball, volleyball, and swimming.




Johns Hopkins Summer Programs                       At least 15      Summer University:        Tuition not available at publication.   Summer University students in the residential and commuter programs can
                                                    years old or                                                                       choose from 100 courses for college credit in areas such as anthropology,
Johns Hopkins University for High School Students   completed        7/4/11   8/6/11           Financial aid available.                beginning Arabic, Japanese, German and Hindi languages, economics,
Wyman Park Building                                 Junior year                                                                        calculus, philosophy, political science, the Classics, Peabody Music,
3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore                      by summer        Discover Hopkins:                                                 neuroscience, and film and media.
800 - 548 - 0548; no fax number                     and at least a
Website: www.jhu.edu/summer                         3.5 GPA          Session I:
                                                                                                                                       Discover Hopkins program (2 weeks), students can earn one college credit
                                                                     7/11/11 - 7/22/11
                                                                                                                                       and select 1, 2, or all 3 theme-based programs. Some of the choices are:
Email: summer@jhu.edu                                                Session II:
                                                                                                                                       Anthropology; Applied Math and Statistics; Art; Biology; Biomedical
                                                                     7/25/10 - 8/5/11
                                                                                                                                       Engineering; Chemistry; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Economics;
                                                                                                                                       Mechanical Engineering; Physics and Astronomy; Public Health Studies;
                                                                                                                                       Psychological & Brain Sciences; and Writing Seminars.

                                                                                                                                       There is time for relaxing too with field trips to Inner Harbor, Washington
                                                                                                                                       and Gettysburg, swimming, or relaxing with friends at a coffee house.
                                                                                                                                       Program is very competitive and provides a way for your child to explore
                                                                                                                                       his/her options for a college major or career path

                                                                                                                                       .



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         Name of Camp                                                    Dates
                                                        Age
           Location                                                      Hours              Tuition                                                Description
                                                       Range
          Contact Info

KidsCo Summer Camp                    Day Camp:                     Weekly from           Day Camp:        Day Camp Themed weeks with activities such a field games, arts and crafts, swimming at
                                      K - 9th Grades                6/20/11 - 8/19/11     $203/week        Summit Hall Water Park as well as special trips. Each session includes 2 trips away from camp
Locations:                                                                                Extended         location such as Cameron Run, Chesapeake Beach Water Park, and Watermine, as well as
Cloverly ES                           Kids - on - the Run:          9:00 a.m. 3:30        Care:            picnics and cookouts.
800 Briggs Chaney Rd., Silver         3rd - 6th grades              p.m.                  $55/week
Spring                                                                                                     Kids-on-the-Run and Teens-on-the-Run ventures out to many popular, fun attractions in the
                                      Teens - on - the - Run:       Extended for Day      Kids-on-the-     areas such as weekly themes and water parks, summer sporting events, fun in the sun at beaches
Sequoyah ES
                                      7th 12th grades               Camp                  Run:             and lakes, go - carts, laser tag, rollerblading, movies and much more.
117301 Bowie Mill Rd., Rockville
                                                                                          $305/week
Greenwood ES
                                      9th Week:                     7:00 a.m. 6:00        (extended care
3336 Gold Mine Road, Brookeville
                                      1st - 12th grades             p.m.                  included)
(no 9th week)
Lake Seneca ES
                                                                    Teens-on-the-Run      Teens-on-the-
13600 Wanegarden Dr., Germantown
                                                                    and                   Run:
Little Bennett ES (no 9th week)
                                                                    Kids-on -the-Run      $345/week
23930 Burdett Forest Rd, Clarksburg
                                                                     same extended        (extended care
Strawberry Knoll ES
                                                                    hours with no extra   included)
18820 Strawberry Knoll Rd.,
                                                                    charge.
Gaithersburg
                                                                                          9th Week
Lakelands MS (no 9th week or Day
                                                                    9th Week Travel       Travel Camp:
Camp)
                                                                    Camp                  $325
1200 Main St., Gaithersburg
301 - 762 - 7122; no fax number
                                                                    9:00 a.m. - 5:00
Websites: www.kidscoonline.com
                                                                    p.m.
                                                                    (no extended care)
No email address

Landon in Summer                      Age 3.5 years to 12th grade   Session I             Tuition varies   Extremely wide variety of programs (35) which include: Preschool Camp, Girls or Boys Day
Contact: Hans Farnstrom, Director                                   6/20/11 7/8/11        with program     Camp, Sports, Academics for Middle/High School students, Band, String Ensemble, Jazz, and
6101 Wilson Lane - Torrey Hall,                                     Session II                             Art. See website for details.
Bethesda                                                            7/11/11 8/29/11       See website or
301 - 320 - 1044; fax 301 - 320 -                                                         call for         Complementary transportation available for ages 6 and older from several locations in
1363                                                                8:30 a.m. 6:00        brochure.        Montgomery County (arrives Landon at 9:00, departs Landon at 4:00).
Website: www.landon.net                                             p.m.
                                                                    (times vary for the
Email: summer@landon.net                                            multiple programs)




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         Name of Camp                                                    Dates
                                        Age
           Location                                                      Hours                Tuition                                              Description
                                       Range
          Contact Info

Levine Music & Arts Day Camp          Day Camp:      Session I:                          Half day -           2011 theme New Orleans Let the Good Times Roll
                                      3.5 12         6/27/11 - 7/15/11                   $745/session         Morning Program:
Director Sally Mennel                 years          Session II:                                              Preschool and kindergarten campers program is designed to engage young children
2 Locations:                                         7/28/11 - 8/5/11                    Full day -           in music and arts experiences that nurture musicality and creativity. Activities include
The Music Center at Strathmore        Apprentices                                        $1,075/session       singing, arts and crafts, stories, percussion instruments, creative dramatic, instrument
(K and P - K camps only)              Grades 7 -     Half Day:                                                making, movement and dance, and all - camp sing. Opportunities to examine and have
5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda   12             9:30 a.m.                           Extended AM or       hands - on experience on several instruments that can include violin, piano, cello,
St Barthlomew, Bethesda                              1:00 p.m.                           PM -                 flutophone, recorder, guitar, clarinet, trombone, and other brass.
Main Office in DC                     Special                                            $2220/session
202 - 686 - 8000, ext. 1040           Programs:      Full Day:
Fax 202 - 686 - 9733                  Age 8 to       9:30 a.m.                           Tuition assistance   1st 6th grade campers program offers an array of enriching music and art - related
Website: www.levineschool.org         Adult (see     3:30 p.m.                           available.           activities that challenge children while emphasizing individual artistic development,
                                      description)                                                            encouraging group participation and cooperation. Children are grouped by age and
No email address                                     Extended:                                                grade and taught by professional teachers in art, music and dance. Teen apprentices
                                                     8:00 a.m.                                                assist the teachers. Activities include Dance Class, Art Class, Music Plus Class (Orff
                                                     5:00 p.m.                                                instruments), and Percussion Class. Plus Instrument Class for Grades 1 - 2 includes an
                                                                                                               Instrument Sampler which gives students introductory lessons on a different
                                                                                                              instrument every few days. Instrument Focus for Grades 3 - 6 concentrates on an
                                                                                                              instrument that the student doesn t already play. Instrument lessons offered depend on
                                                                                                              the teacher available but can include violin, cello, flute, guitar or piano.


                                                                                                              Afternoon Program:
                                                                                                              Pre - school and kindergarten campers participate in a creative multi - arts program
                                                                                                              on a new theme each. Other activities are dramatic play, arts and crafts, outdoor time,
                                                                                                              stories, singing, free play and instrument making.
                                                                                                              1st 6th grade campers experience an afternoon of musical theatre as well as
                                                                                                              instrument building, arts and crafts, and outdoor games and sports.


                                                                                                              Summer Teen Apprenticeships - if your child has experience in music, dance, or
                                                                                                              theater and likes working with young children, this is the place to be this summer. This
                                                                                                              program gives teens a chance to see excellent teachers in action, help plan lessons,
                                                                                                              assist in teaching, learn effective techniques for dealing with children, and perform for
                                                                                                              enthusiastic campers.




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           Name of Camp                                                        Dates
                                             Age
             Location                                                          Hours                             Tuition                                             Description
                                            Range
            Contact Info

Little Picasso School of Visual Arts       4 - 16 years   Dates not available at publication usually late   Tuition not          Drawing, painting, clay, printmaking and multi - media.
Summer Camp                                               June to mid August.                               available at
                                                                                                            publication.
1331 Rockville Pike, Rockville                            Half Days:
301 - 294 - 3600; no fax number                           9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. OR                         2 or more siblings
Website: www.littlepicassoart.com                         12:30 - 3:30 p.m.                                 10% discount
                                                          Full Days 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Email: littlepicasso@earthlink.net
                                                          Extended care:
                                                          3:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Loftmar Stables Summer Camps               4 - 17 years   Not available at publication.                     Not available at     Non - experienced to beginning rider - feeding and grooming; tack - up; riding
                                                                                                            publication.         lessons; hands - on training such as tack and equipment, first aid, show preparation,
17620 Central Ave., Bowie                                 8:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m.                                                    safety, trailering, grooming, psychology, nutrition, longe training, lameness, breeds,
301 - 249 - 7893; no fax number                                                                                                  colors, markings; tack cleaning, horse Art and Horsey games, scavenger hunts,
Website: www.erols.com/loftmar                            Extended care:                                                         instruction and fun horse movies; stable management and stall cleaning.
                                                          7:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
Email: Loftmar@erols.com


Mad Science Summer Camp                    6 - 11 years   Session 1                                         Tuition not          Check website to see which options are available each week at each location:
                                                          6/20/11 6/24/11                                   available at
10 locations (more sessions added daily-                  Session 2                                         publication          Secret Agent Lab (SAL) Daily topics: Discover Detection; Funky Forensics;
check website):                                           6/27/11 7/1/11                                                         Science of Security; Sleuths on the Scene; and Spy Academy.
Beverly Farms ES (Sessions 5-7)                           Session 3                                         Multi - camp
8401 Post Oak Rd, Potomac                                 7/5/11 7/9/11                                     discounts            Red-Hot Robots (RHR) - Daily topics: Robot Anatomy; Circuit Science; Common
Rachel Carson ES (Sessions 1-5)                           Session 4                                                              Sensors; Robots 101; and Advanced Robotics.
100 Tschiffely Square Rd, Gaithersburg                    7/11/11 7/15/11
Bethesda ES (Sessions 1-4 & 7-8)                          Session 5                                                              Earth Space & Beyond (ESB) Daily topics: Mad Messages; Science of Sports;
7600 Arlington Rd., Bethesda                              7/18/11 7/22/11                                                        Space Day; Earth Awareness; and Nature.
Bradley Hills ES (Sessions 1-4 and 7-8)                   Session 6
801 Hartsdale Ave, Bethesda                               7/25/11 7/29/11                                                        Science in Motion (SIM) Daily topics: Chemistry, Jr.; Engineers; Shutterbugs;
Pinecrest ES (Sessions 1,2,4 and 7-8)                     Session 7                                                              Machine Mania; and Birds and Beasts.
201 Woodmoor Dr., Silver Spring                           8/1/11 8/5/11
Matsunaga ES (Sessions 6-9)                               Session 8                                                              Crime Scene & Chemistry (CSC) Daily topics: Cells, Organ Trail, Chemical
13902 Bromfield Rd, Germantown                            8/8/11 8/12/11                                                         Counting, Rad Reactions, and Scene of the Crime.
College Gardens ES (Sessions 6-9)                         Session 9
1700 Yale Pl, Rockville                                   8/15/11 8/19/11




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         Name of Camp                                         Dates
                                                Age
           Location                                           Hours                         Tuition                                      Description
                                               Range
          Contact Info

Cont d -Mad Science Summer Camp                                                                       21 Blast Off (321) Daily topics: Rocket Science; Mission Control, Astronaut
                                                        Session 10                                    Training, Launch, and Mission Recovery.
Mt. Calvary Baptist (Sessions 6-9)                      8/22/11 8/26/11
608 N. Horners Lane                                                                                   \ NOTE: Themes vary with week and location               check website.
Kensington Parkwood ES (Sessions 3-4)                   9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
4710 Saul Rd, Kensington
Little Bennett ES (Sessions 2 and 9)                    Half Day -
23930 Burdette Forest Rd, Clarksburg                    9:00 a.m. 12:00
                                                        p.m. AND 1:00 -
Main office:                                            4:00 p.m.
11251 Lockwood Dr., Silver Spring
301 - 593 - 4777; fax 301 - 593 - 7062                  Extended 8:00 a.m.
Website: www.madscience.org/dc                           6:00 p.m.

Email: greg@madscienceofdc.com



McLean School of Maryland                5 - 18 years   6/20/11   8/12/11     $350 - $1,800/session   Weeks vary   see website for details.
SummerEdge
                                                        Half day:                                     Brain Camp Land of ABC s and 123 s (K); Movin On Up (Grades 1 - 2); Learning
Contact: Jenny Whichard                                 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.                             Leaps (Grade 2); Building on Basics (Grade 3); Master Minds (Grade 4); Keep it Fresh
8224 Lochinver Lane, Potomac                                                                          (Grade 5 - 6).
240 - 395 - 0690                                        Full day:
Fax 301 - 299 - 1639                                    9:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m.                           Intensive Programs Lower School Math Program (Grades 2 - 5); Reading Programs
Website: www.mcleanschool.org                                                                         (Grades 2 - 5); Middle School Reading (Grades 6 - 8); Preparation for Middle School
                                                        Extended day                                  Math (Grades 5 and 6).
Email: summeredge@mcleanschool.org                      7:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
                                                                                                      Wonder Kids! Magicians (K - 1st Grade), Wizards (Grades 2 - 3), Master Inventors
                                                                                                      (Grades 4 - 6).

                                                                                                      Specialty Programs: Theatre Performance Workshop (Grades 5 - 8); Boys Basketball
                                                                                                      Night Camp (Grades 8 - 12); Boys Basketball Day Camp (Grades 5 - 9)

                                                                                                      Summer Scholars (Grades 7 - 12) Math 7 Review; Pre - Algebra Review; Algebra I
                                                                                                      Review; Geometry; SAT/SAT Math Booster; SAT/ACT Reading Comprehension
                                                                                                      Booster; One - Room Schoolhouse; CIT; Visualizing Literature; Study Skills; and
                                                                                                      Grammar Mechanics and Usage.




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           Name of Camp                                                 Dates
                                                    Age
             Location                                                   Hours                           Tuition                                                    Description
                                                   Range
            Contact Info

Montgomery County Parks and                  3 - 18 years (special    Two - week     See website for details.                Multiple programs for various ages, including Little People, Tiny Tot Programs,
Recreation Summer Camps                      needs up to age 21)      sessions                                               Outdoor Nature Camps, One - of - a - Kind Camps, Trail Blazers, Camp Imagination,
                                                                      from                                                   Fun Quest, Art & Drama Camps, Creative Theatre, Art Mini Camps, Dance &
Various sites with multiple transportation   Pre - schoolers must     6/20/11 -                                              Performing Arts, Summer Travel Club, Leadership Challenge, Career Quest, and
zones.                                       be toilet - trained      8/19/11                                                Sports.
240 - 777 - 6870; no fax number                                       (camps
Website:                                     Extended Camps and       vary)                                                  Check the website for more details.
www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec               bus transportation for
                                             ages 5 - 13              Half Day:                                              Therapeutic Recreation Camps (ages 5 - 21) - for more info, call 240 - 777 - 4325 or
No email address                                                      9:00 a.m. -                                            TTY 240 - 777 - 6974.
                                                                      1:00 p.m.
NOTE: non - Montgomery County                                         Full Day:
residents pay $10 extra per activity                                  9:00 a.m.
                                                                      3:30 p.m.

                                                                      Extended
                                                                      (excludes
                                                                      Little
                                                                      People -
                                                                      ages 4 - 5):
                                                                      7:00 a.m.
                                                                      6:00 p.m.

Montgomery College Summer Youth              K - 12th grades          Dates and      Tuition not available at publication.   Art, computer painting, fitness camp, web design, laboratory science, math
Programs                                                              hours not                                              explorations, poetry, writing short stories, sculpture, cartooning, astronomy,
                                                                      available at                                           astrophysics, dance, and much more.
Montgomery College Workforce                                          publication
Development and Continuing Ed.                                        - usually
3 campuses Rockville, Takoma Park,                                    June -
and Germantown                                                        August
301 - 567 - 2761 or 7917; no fax number
Website:
www.montgomerycollege.edu/wdce/youth

No email address




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        Name of Camp                                         Dates
                                             Age
          Location                                           Hours                          Tuition                                                           Description
                                            Range
         Contact Info

The Musical Theater Center            See tuition column   Rockville     Broadway Rhythm                                 All camps are organized by age groups and ability.
Summer Day Camp                                            Site:         3rd - 10th grade - $590
                                                           Stage One:    Curtain Call                                    All camps feature classes in voice, tap, jazz and acting in the morning. Broadway Rhythm
2 locations:                                               6/13/11       3rd - 12th grade - $920                         and Encore Camps have in - camp voice recitals held on the first two Fridays. In Curtain
1. Musical Theatre Center                                  6/17/11       Summer Show Tunes                               Call camp, campers will work on creating a production incorporating scenes from several
837 - D Rockville Pike, Rockville                          Broadway      3rd - 10th grade - $590                         musicals. The other 2 camps focus on instruction in the musical theater discipline working
2. Christ Congregational Church                            Rhythm:       Encore                                          toward a final performance in Broadway revue format. Bravo program includes
9525 Colesville Road, Silver Spring                        7/25/11 -     3rd - 10th grade - $850 (3 weeks) and $590 (2   preparation of scenes from well - known musicals with instruction in voice and acting.
                                                           8/5/11        weeks)                                          Stage One focuses on sharpening skills in dance, acting, and voice with final presentation
Website:                                                   Curtain       Stage One                                       on Friday. Broadway Dance includes intensive Broadway style dance training in jazz, tap
www.musicaltheatercenter.org                               Call:         3rd 12th grade - $300                           and ballet. Must have jazz shoes for all camps (plus tap shoes for Broadway Rhythm and
                                                           7/5/11 -      Broadway Dance                                  Summer Show Tunes camps), as well as black leggings for final performance.
No email address                                           7/22/11       3rd 12th grade - $540
                                                           Summer
                                                           Show          Discounts for siblings and multiple sessions.
                                                           Tunes:
                                                           8/9/11 -
                                                           8/20/11
                                                           Broadway
                                                           Dance:
                                                           6/20/10
                                                           6/30/11
                                                           Silver
                                                           Spring
                                                           Site:
                                                           Encore:
                                                           7/11/11 -
                                                           7/29/11 and
                                                           7/19/11
                                                           7/30/11

                                                           9:00 a.m.
                                                           3:00 pm
                                                           Extended:
                                                           8:00 a.m. -
                                                           6:00 p.m.




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                Name of Camp                                                         Dates
                                                   Age
                  Location                                                           Hours                        Tuition                                         Description
                                                  Range
                 Contact Info

Norwood - Summer at                             3 years to 9th   Session I                              Junior Day Camp (half         Junior Day Camp (Ages 3 - 5): Thematic activities with art,
                                                grade            6/20/11 - 7/1/11                       days):                        drawing, science, drama, storytelling, movement, outdoor play, and
Norwood School                                                   Session II                             $250-$480                     field trips.
8821 River Road, Bethesda                                        7/5/11 - 7/15/11                                                     Day Camp (rising 1st - 9th Grades): This program incorporates
301 - 841 - 2168;                                                Session III                            Junior Camp & Day Camp        exciting offerings such as cooking, art, Broadway musicals,
fax - 301 - 365 - 5488                                           7/18/11 - 7/29/11                      (full days):                  machines, natural wonders, writing, math, photography, sports,
Website: www.summeratnorwood.org                                 Session IV                             $350-$640                     games, fairy tail theatre, movie making, chemistry, animation,
                                                                 8/1/11 8/12/11                                                       journalism, mad scientist, and more. Campers pick 2 classes per
No email address                                                 Session V                              Adventure Camp:               session.
                                                                 8/15/11 8/19/11                        $700-$780                     Adventure Camp (4th - 8th Grades): This program allowed older
                                                                 (No Adventure Camp)                                                  children to experience team building through rock climbing,
                                                                                                        Extended Day                  kayaking and other outdoor activities.
                                                                 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.                  (before/after):
                                                                                                        $65-$130/$130-$260
                                                                 Half Day (option for Juniors only) -
                                                                 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

                                                                 Extended Care:
                                                                 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.



Ottley Music School Summer Camp                 7 - 14 years     6/13/11   8/19/11                      Call or email for rates       Limit of 30 students/session.

6525 Belcrest Road, Suite G - 20, Hyattsville   Steel Drums      8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.                    Sibling discounts             Instrumental Day Camp (at least 2 years experience)
301 - 454 - 0991; fax 301 - 4545 - 0298         and Jazz                                                                              Voice, Drama and Dance Day Institute (at least 3 years training in
Website: www.ottleymusic.org                                                                            Private Lessons (3 - 6        one discipline)
                                                Sessions are                                            weeks):
Email: contact@ottleymusic.org                  open to adults                                          30 minutes - $35 per lesson   Walking and aerobics exercise twice a week and two afternoon
                                                                                                        45 minutes - $52.50 per       snacks.
                                                                                                        lesson
                                                                                                        60 minutes - $70 per lesson   Private lessons in voice, piano, organ, all strings, guitars, harp,
                                                                                                                                      drums, woodwinds, brasses, music theory, and steel drums.




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                 Name of Camp                                        Dates
                                                    Age
                   Location                                          Hours                          Tuition                                                   Description
                                                   Range
                  Contact Info

Patuxent River 4 - H Center Adventures in          6 - 12      Dates not available
Agricultureg Day Camp and Environmental            years       at publication
Education                                                      usually late June to
                                                               early July for Day
Contact Ann Tompkins                                           Camp and early
18405 Queen Anne Road, Upper Marlboro                          August for
301 - 390 - 7259; fax 301 - 390 - 7883                         Environmental
Website: www.maryland4h.org                                    Education.

Email: Tompkins@umd.edu                                        8:30 a.m. 4:30
                                                               p.m.

                                                               Extended care: 7:00
                                                               a.m. 6:00 p.m.

Point of Hope Camp (through Capital Hospice)       Children    Dates not available     FREE (but you must register)       Anyone living in DC, suburban MD, or Northern VA who has experienced a loss
                                                   6 - 10      at publication                                             within the past year is invited. Participants take part in swimming, playing group
Location of camp:                                  years       usually early August                                       games, hiking, storytelling, recreations activities, music, healing circles. Campers also
4 - H Conference Center, 600 4 - H Center Drive,               for 2 days.                                                take part in supportive discussions that help build trust, self - esteem, and coping
Front Royal, VA                                    Teens                                                                  skills, as well as comfort and relief from the isolation of grief. Each age group is
                                                   13 - 18                                                                housed separately and attends age - appropriate activities and support sessions.
Capital Hospice                                    years
Office: 9300 Lee Hwy, Suite 200, Fairfax, VA                                                                              Point of Hope Day Camp for Children and Teenagers is held on Saturdays in the
703 - 538 - 2030                                   Adults                                                                 spring (includes work with art therapists on grief issues). Call for info.
Website: www.pointofhope.org/services/camp         19+ years
                                                                                                                          Transportation is available.
Email: vwilliams@capitalhospice.org


Prince George's County Parks and Recreation        3 - 18      Multiple listings       Check website    too numerous to   Summer day camps, summer playgrounds, and Summer Xtreme Teen Center.
Summer Camps                                       years       please check website    list.

Various locations throughout county                            9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.   Early bird discounts.
301 - 699 - 2255; TTY 301 - 699 - 2544
No fax number                                                  Extended care:
www.pgparks.com                                                7:00 a.m. - 6:00
                                                               p.m.
Email: help4smartlink@pgparks.com




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               Name of Camp                                                     Dates
                                                      Age
                 Location                                                       Hours                          Tuition                                                  Description
                                                     Range
                Contact Info

Rockville Sports Plex Indoor Summer Camp         6 - 16 years          See website for multiple   See website for multiple costs.        Volleyball, basketball, soccer, baseball, and multi - sport.
                                                                       options.
60 Southlawn Ct., Rockville
301 - 838 - 4455; fax 301 - 838 - 0389                                 Half and full day
Website: www.rockvillesports.com                                       programs

Email: info@rockvillesports.com


Reddemeade Summer Horsemanship School            8 - 14 years          Dates not available at     Dates not available at publication.    Fully licensed summer program designed to be fun as well as educational
                                                                       publication usually 2                                             for everyone from first - time rider to experienced competitor. The program
1701 Ednor Rd., Silver Spring                                          week sessions from late                                           covers all aspects of horsemanship, using both mounted and unmounted
301 - 421 - 4481; no fax number                                        June to late August                                               learning techniques.
Website: www.reddemeade.com
                                                                       9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Email: info@reddemeade.com
                                                                       Extended Day:
                                                                       7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


St. Andrew's Episcopal School                    Preschool      12th   Dates not available at     Tuition not available at publication   Preschool Children enjoy a traditional camp where children participate in a
                                                 grades                publication usually mid                                           variety of themed activities including arts & crafts, outdoor activities, song
Director of Summer Programs Chris Polyak                               June to late July at       Brochure will be available by mid-     and dance, etc.
Postoak Campus - 8804 Postoak Rd., Potomac                             Postoak Campus and early   January.
Potomac Village Campus River Road, Potomac                             June to late July at
                                                                                                                                         Elementary, Intermediate & Middle School Students develop character,
301 - 983 - 5200, X296; fax - 301 - 983 - 4710                         Potomac Village Campus
                                                                                                                                         learn valuable life skills, make new friends, and discover new interests in
Website: www.saes.org                                                  Postoak Campus
                                                                                                                                         Athletics, Academics, Culinary, Performing and Visual Arts and
                                                                                                                                         Adventures.
Email: summerprograms@saes.org                                         Postoak Campus
                                                                       9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
                                                                       Extended                                                          High School Students pursue academic classes for credit or enrichment,
                                                                       7:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m.                                               train to become counselors, enhance their athletic skills, volunteer for
                                                                                                                                         community service, take drivers education and college essay preparation
                                                                       Potomac Village Campus                                            classes.
                                                                       9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
                                                                       Extended until 3:00 p.m.




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                 Name of Camp                                            Dates
                                                    Age
                   Location                                              Hours                         Tuition                                                   Description
                                                   Range
                  Contact Info

Sidwell Summer                                 3    18 years   Weekly:                    Most half-day camps are from           A plethora of activities in this program, Kaleidascopes will explore the
                                                               6/13/11 8/26/11            $150 - $500                            Americas and beyond, KISS (Kick Start to School) is an academic &
Sidwell Friends School                                         (weeks vary w/program)     Most full-day camps are from           enrichment-based program with a summer camp fair, Travelers explore
5100 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda                                                              $260 - $830                            cultures and languages; Voyagers explore the DC metropolitan area; Sports
202 - 537 - 8133; fax 202 - 537 - 2483 (Main                   8:45 a.m. 3:00 p.m.                                               programs in basketball, field hockey, soccer, tennis and golf; Explorers engage
Campus)                                                                                   Overnights - $950/session              in the arts, academics, sports, enrichment, and community service; overnight
Website: www.sidwell.edu/summer                                Half Day (Pre - school):   $1,900 for both sessions               and trips for the older campers (including a trip to Hawaii), rounding it off
                                                               8:45 a.m. -                                                       with S more camps which has fantastic sports options as well as day camp fun
Email: Summer@sidwell.edu                                      12:00 p.m.                                                        for those early and late summer weeks.
                                                                                          Extended (PK - 8th grades):
                                                               Extended Day:              Half day - $260 - $830
                                                               7:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m.        Full day - $150 -$500




Special Love Camps                             Camp            Dates and hours not        Camp relies on donations from the      Established in 1983, Special Love, based out of Winchester, Virginia, was
                                               Fantastic       available at publication   public.                                created to let kids be kids. The organization provides fun and exciting events
Contact Beth Hottle                            7 - 17 yrs                                                                        year round for kids with cancer.
17 Youth Development Court                                                                Tuition not available at publication   Camp Fantastic - this camp provides children with cancer an opportunity to
Winchester, Virginia                           BRASS                                                                             step back from the seriousness of their disease and enjoy the bonds of
1 - 888 - 930 - 2707                           7 - 14 yrs                                                                        friendship with other children who share similar experiences. The camp
Fax 540 - 667 - 8144                                                                                                             provides classes, recreation, theme parties, campfires for children who are
Website: www.speciallove.org                   Fantastic                                                                         currently being treated or have undergone treatment for cancer in the last three
                                               Friends                                                                           years. A full medical staff from NIH is on site.
Email: lcain@visuallink.com                    13 - 17 yrs                                                                       BRASS (Brothers and Sisters Shine) Camp and Weekend a weekend or
                                                                                                                                 entire week for the siblings of kids with cancer that sometimes don t get the
                                                                                                                                 usual attention because of their sibling s illness a chance to have a normal
                                                                                                                                 weekend of talent shows, water Olympics, horseback riding, canoeing, and
                                                                                                                                 soccer, as well as opportunities to speak with a counselor about the ordeal
                                                                                                                                 their family is facing.
                                                                                                                                 Fantastic Friends a weekend for the child with cancer and their best friend
                                                                                                                                 to have fun. Friend can learn about the ordeal their friend is facing with
                                                                                                                                 cancer, as well as strengthen their friend s support system.




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              Name of Camp                                            Dates
                                                  Age
                Location                                              Hours                        Tuition                                                       Description
                                                 Range
               Contact Info

Sports Broadcasting Camp                       10 - 18 years   Choice of Day or          Day Camp - $510                   An opportunity to learn from the pros in the sports broadcasting industry. Students make
                                                               Overnight Camps:          Overnight Camp - $1,125           sports anchor/reporting tapes from a TV studio and play - by - play tapes from a
College of Notre Dame                                                                                                      MLB/Minor league baseball game. Tour Camden Yards and make standing tapes inside
4701 N. Charles St., Baltimore                                 6/27/11 - 7/1/11          Tuition includes lunch for        the park, participate in sports talk radio and Pardon the Interruption shows, and much
1 - 800 - 319 - 0884                                                                     Day Camp and dorm stay and        more. Overnight (Baltimore only) activities include going to a TV or Radio studio,
Website: www.playbyplaycamps.com                               Day Camp                  all three meals for residential   attending a live major or minor league game, bowling, movies, and sport activities. See
                                                               9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.     camp.                             website for other camps in Atlanta, Philadelphia, North Jersey, Boston, LA, and Chicago.
Email: info@playbyplaycamps.com


Stone Ridge Summer CampUs 2011                 4 - 17 years    Camps vary                Call or email for rates           Mini Gators (4 yr olds) and Mighty Gators (5 and 6 year olds) traditional camp fun..
                                                               6/20/11 7/29/11
School of the Sacred Heart                                                                                                 Morning Gator Grab Bag (Grades 2 - 8) choices of activities, such as computers, cool
Director of Summer Programs - Angela Romano                    9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.                                         crafts, diving, drama, fine arts, science sampler, sculptures, synchronized swimming,
9101 Rockville Pike, Bethesda                                  Half Day                                                    water polo, karate, and musical theater.
301 - 657 - 4322, X407; Fax 301 - 657 - 2381                   9:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Website: www.stoneridge.org                                    Extended care:                                              Adventure Camp (Grades 7-9) experience some or all of the following: rock climbing, a
                                                               7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.                                       ropes course, caving, biking to Georgetown, hiking, laser tag, white water rafting, trapeze,
Email: summercampus@stoneridge.org                                                                                         canoeing, tubing, scavenger hunting and more. Campers must have a sense of adventure
                                                                                                                           and be able to keep up with the group while biking and hiking. Campers may only sign up
                                                                                                                           once during the summer since the curriculum is the same each session.

                                                                                                                           Jr. Adventure Camp (Grades 4-7) - designed for active, adventurous kids who are ready
                                                                                                                           for a physical challenge off-campus. Activities for each week may include: hiking, laser
                                                                                                                           tag, tubing, rock climbing, and white water rafting. Campers may only sign up once
                                                                                                                           during the summer since the curriculum is the same each session.

                                                                                                                           Sports Academy (Grades 2 - 8)     variety of sports in one program or choose just Tennis
                                                                                                                           Academy.

                                                                                                                           Backyard Tourist (Grades 4-7) Camp activities may include the following: Baltimore
                                                                                                                           Zoo, DC Ducks and Natural History Museum, The Newseum and the history of sports
                                                                                                                           reporting, the MD Science Center Planetarium/IMAX and Crime and Punishment (CSI),
                                                                                                                           The National Aquarium 4-D show and Dolphin Show, The Museum of Industry, climb the
                                                                                                                           Washington Monument, Folklife Festival, and more. May be combined with Jr. Adventure
                                                                                                                           Camp.

                                                                                                                           Academics (Grades 9- 12): Algebra Review; PSAT/SAT Math Prep; and Geometry (for
                                                                                                                           credit).



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              Name of Camp                                                  Dates
                                                  Age
                Location                                                    Hours                            Tuition                                                 Description
                                                 Range
               Contact Info

Studio Ballet Arts Summer Arts Program         5 - 16 years    Session 1                          Early Bird (before 3/20/11:        The SBA Summer Arts Program is all about creativity. Children explore the
                                                               6/20/11 7/8/11                     $550/session                       creative process through dance, drama, movie - making, art, music and more.
17810 Meeting House Road, Moore Bldg., Suite                   Session 2                          After 3/20/11:
350, Sandy Spring                                              7/11/11 7/22/11                    $600/session                       DANCE develops student s awareness of movement and space through the
301 - 260 - 2626; no fax                                       Session 3                                                             diversity of classes in jazz, modern, tap, and hip hop.
Website: www.studioofballetarts.com                            7/25/11 8/5/11                     Sibling discounts.                 DRAMA challenges each student s creativity and imagination. This program
                                                               Session 4                                                             focuses on activities related to various techniques used in performing and
Email: balletarts@comcast.net                                  8/8/11 8/19/11                                                        movie making.
                                                                                                                                     ART motivates students through learning the fundamental concepts used in
                                                               9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.                                                   creating visual art. Classes emphasize personal expression as an integral part
                                                                                                                                     of the art process.
                                                               After care:                                                           MUSIC enhances the student s knowledge of vocal skills necessary for lyric
                                                               3:00 - 5:00 p.m.                                                      presentation.


Summer at Sandy Spring                         4 - 17 years    Weekly from                        Varies with program:               Various programs for various ages including day camps, sports camps, art
                                                               6/13/11 - 8/19/11                  $240-$345/week                     camps, activity camps and academic camps. Examples include: robotics,
Director Francis Zell                                                                                                                photoshop, backyard science, rocketry, cooking, day adventures, woodshop,
Sandy Springs Friends School                                   8:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.                Academic Workshop                  fishing, sports, dance, guitar, Sports Academy, Creative Company, Skills and
16923 Norwood Rd, Sandy Springs                                                                   $180/week for ½ day                Thrills, Springwood Adventures Friends Camp, Summer Immersion, and
301 - 774 - 7455, X167; 301-570-2875                           Extended care:                                                        CIT.
Website: www.ssfs.org                                          7:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m.                Extended Care:
Email: camp@ssfs.org                                                                              Call or email for fees             Transportation   call for information.


Teens to Go                                    Juniors         Weekly sessions:                   Tuition includes all               Established in 1988.
                                               8 - 10 years    6/20/11 8/12/11                    admission/activity costs,
POB 220, Germantown 20874                                      (camps vary with program)          entrance fees, camp shirt,         Examples of camp activities: Splash Down Water Park, Rehoboth Beach,
301 - 540 - 4356; fax 240 - 255 - 7108         Regular -                                          transportation and a $45 non -     Rafting Trip, Overnight Trip to Six - Flags New Jersey, Cascade Lake,
Website: www.teenstogo.org                     11 - 15 years   9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.              refundable for any                 Hershey Park, Adv. Park USA, Bus Olympics, Tubing Trip, Overnight Trip
                                                                                                  cancellations made.                to Dorney Park, Kings Dominion, and All Star Complex.
Email: info@teenstogo.org                      Extreme         Long trips (older kids) til 9:00
                                               13 - 16 years   p.m.                               $415/session                       Teens-to-Golf (non-beginners) refining skills, learning drills and
                                                                                                  (Juniors/Regular/Extreme)          opportunities to play at different courses. A great program for Junior
                                               Teens - to -                                                                          tournament players to get a lot of playing time and information.
                                               Golf                                               Teens-to-Golf (call for pricing)
                                               11 - 16 years                                                                         Various Pick - Up/Drop - Off locations in Montgomery County        check
                                                                                                                                     website or call.




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                 Name of Camp                                                    Dates
                                                          Age
                   Location                                                      Hours                             Tuition                                                  Description
                                                         Range
                  Contact Info

TIC Summer Camp 2011                                    Juniors:       Session 1:                   $800/session                            This camp is unique balance of cutting edge technology instruction and
                                                        7 - 10 years   6/27/11 - 7/8/11                                                     vigorous athletics as well as drama.
Karen Rosenbaum, Director                                              Session 2:                   Tennis: $50/session extra
French International School, 900 Forest Rd., Bethesda   Seniors:       7/11/11 - 7/22/11            Drama: $25/session extra                Technology includes programming, robotics, video production, animation,
703 -241-5542; no fax number                            11 - 16        Session 3:                                                           web design, digital music, and print media.
Website: www.ticcamp.com                                years          7/25/11 - 8/5/11             Extended Day:
                                                                       Session 4:                   $180/session                            Athletic choices include tennis, soccer, basketball, softball, volleyball, team
Email: kjr@ticcamp.com                                                 8/8/11 - 8/19/11                                                     handball, street hockey, flag football, ultimate Frisbee, capture the flag,
                                                                                                    Sibling and multiple session            games, and gymnastics. Juniors play a wide variety of sports, while Seniors
                                                                       8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.        discounts                               can focus on one sport for an hour each day.

                                                                       Extended care:
                                                                       3:00 - 6:00 p.m.


Toby s Performing Arts Camp     Summer 2011             Sessions I-    Dates not available at       Tuition not available at publication    Session I and II - intro to performance and musical theatre (beginner &
                                                        III:           publication - usually late                                           advanced). Counselors work with all campers one - on - one to help develop
Several locations:                                      6 - 12 years   June to mid August           Financial aid and talent scholarships   each child s acting, singing and dancing skills. No experience needed.
410 - 381 - 0700 or 301 - 596 - 7400; fax 301 - 381 -                                               as well as work/study programs
6090                                                    Teen                                        available for all camps.                Session III having fun putting on a show while improving and
Website: www.CCTArts.com                                Professional                                                                        strengthening music theatre skills. Professional workshops in auditioning,
                                                        Theatre:                                                                            vocal technique and improvisation. Geared toward beginners to semi -
Email: info@CCTArts.com                                 12 - 18                                                                             professionals. No experience required.
                                                        years
                                                                                                                                            Teen Professional Theatre. Acceptance into this workshop is by auditions
                                                                                                                                            only (auditions are in February 2009). This workshop will provide the
                                                                                                                                            confidence, skills, and knowledge needed to prepare students for a possible
                                                                                                                                            career in theatre.


University of Maryland                                  6 - 12 years   Dates posted on website in   Check website in April 2011             All campers select one specialty as well as General Arts. Camper activities
Art and Learning Center Summer Arts Camp 2011                          April 2011                                                           may include: drawing, sculpting, painting, dance, theatre, music, and
                                                                                                                                            storytelling with video and the web.
Contact - Alicia Simon                                                 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Room 0232, Stamp Student Union, College Park                                                                                                Check website in April 2011 for details.
301 - 314 - ARTS (2787); no fax number                                 Extended care until
Website: www.union.umd.edu/artcenter                                   5:00 p.m.                                                            CIT program for ages 13 - 1 8 for a fee.
Email: asimon@union.umd.edu




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                Name of Camp                                            Dates
                                                   Age
                  Location                                              Hours                          Tuition                                               Description
                                                  Range
                 Contact Info

University of Maryland                           5-16 years    Weekly from                1 week - $225                       Children learn and participate in gymnastics without the pressure of
 Gymkana Troupe Gymnastics Camp                                6/20/11 to 7/29/11         2 weeks - $410                      competition. Weight training, trampoline, double mini trampoline and
                                                                                          3 weeks - $605                      acrosport for the older students. GymkaTots participate in arts and crafts are
1120D School of Public Health, Bldg 255                        9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.        4 weeks - $810                      introduced to the trampoline and acrosport. Daily swimming from Monday-
Valley Drive, College Park                                                                5 weeks - $1,010                    Thursday and a trip to the campus dairy for ice cream on Fridays.
301-405-2566                                                   Extended:                  6 weeks - $1,215
Website: www.gymkana.org/summercamp                            7:45 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
                                                                                          Extended:
Email: swelsh2@umd.edu                                                                    AM - $25/week
                                                                                          PM - $25/week



University of Maryland 2011 Summer Youth Music   Grades 6 -    Dates unavailable at       Information available in February   Camp features include: quality instruction from University faculty and
Camp                                             10            publication usual mid      2011                                outstanding K - 12 teachers, daily rehearsals that introduce and reinforce
                                                               July for a week for Band   .                                   ensemble performance skills, small group lessons promoting individual
Director Dr. Michael Hewitt                      Strings and   Camp and late July for a                                       growth, electives in composition, jazz improvisation, world music,
University of Maryland School of Music           winds with    week for Vocal & String                                        technology, camp chorus, international vocal ensemble, keyboarding, play
2110 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center        1 year        Camps.                                                         by ear, music games, practicing 101, real guitar hero, school of rock and
College Park                                     experience.                                                                  world drumming, plus a performance in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts
301 - 314 - 2490; no fax number                                Begins Sunday evening,                                         Center.
Website: www.music.umd.edu/special -             Vocal no      3:00 - 6:00 p.m.                                               Staff include University of Maryland School of Music Faculty Dr. Bruce
programs/summer_activities                       previous                                                                     Carter (strings), Dr. Philip Silvey (vocal), and Dr. Michael P. Hewitt
                                                 experience.   Other days:                                                    (bands).
Email: symc@umd.edu                                            9:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m.                                            No auditions.



University of Maryland Young Scholars Program    Current       Info available Feb 2011    Residential Courses TBD             Students explore academic interests, discover campus life, meet new friend
                                                 High School                              Commuter Course TBD                 and earn 3 college credits. Course options are: American Government,
University of Maryland                           Junior and    Classes are 9:00 a.m.                                          Architecture, Biotechnology, Drawing, Engineering, Kinesiology,
Office of Extended Studies                       Seniors       1:00 p.m. with afternoon                                       Landscape Architecture, Mock Trials, Terrorism & Popular Culture,
College Park, MD                                               seminars                                                       Weather & Climate and many more!! Also includes college application
301 - 314 - 8240; Fax 301 - 314 - 1283                                                                                        strategies, mixers, Terp Zone, movies, ropes challenge, trips to D.C., etc.
Website: www.oes.umd.edu (Young Scholars)
No email address




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                   Name of Camp                                   Dates
                                                    Age
                     Location                                     Hours                    Tuition                                                           Description
                                                   Range
                    Contact Info

Valley Mill Camp                                  4 - 5 years    Session 1:    Deposit - $250/session               Pre - School (4 - 5 years)   co - ed group with specially designed play activities.
                                                  (co - ed)      6/20/11 -     Insurance - $10/session
Bruce Uthus, Boys Camp Director                                  7/29/11                                            Boys Camp activities include nature studies, canoeing and kayaking, rock climbing,
Girls Camp Director - TBA                         6 - 14 years   Session 2:    Session I - $2,940                   archery and air rifle, swimming, gymnastics and soccer.
15101 Seneca Road, Darnestown                                    8/1/11 -      Session II - $1,490                  Girls Camp activities include rock climbing, canoeing and kayaking, swimming, drama,
301 - 948 - 0220; fax 301 - 948 - 6835            CIT            8/19/11       All 9 weeks - $4,410                 horseback riding, nature and craft, gymnastics, and archery and air rifle.
Website: www.valleymill.com                       14 - 15                      (transportation included in
                                                  years          9:00 a.m.     tuition)                             Transportation is provided from NW Washington and nearby Maryland.
Email: evelyn@valleymill.com                                       4:00        Horseback riding fee (girls) - $46
                                                                 p.m.




VisArts Summer Programs - Kid s Create!           Young          Session I     $595/session                         The Young Artist Program nurtures the budding talents of their littlest students with age -
                                                  Artist:        6/27/11                                            appropriate visual art projects in an assortment of media. This program also includes music
VisArts Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts   5 - 6 years    7/8/11        Extended: $295/session               and literature.
155 Gibbs Street Rockville                                       Session II
301 - 315 - 8200; fax 301 - 315 - 8296            Artistic       7/11/11       Sibling discounts                    Artistic Adventures promotes creativity as children experience an assortment of arts
Website: www.visartscenter.org                    Adventures:    7/22/11                                            including drawing, printmaking, mixed media, and fused glass as well as digital arts and clay
Email: info@rvisartscenter.org                    7 - 12 years   Session III                                        animation.
                                                                 7/25/11
                                                  Teens:         8/5/11                                             Teen Advanced Art Institute offers teens the opportunity to expand their skills, enrich their
                                                  13 - 17        Session IV                                         portfolios and be imaginative.
                                                  years          8/8/11
                                                                 8/19/11

                                                                 8:30 a.m.
                                                                   3:00
                                                                 p.m.

                                                                 Extended
                                                                 Day: 3 - 6
                                                                 p.m.




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             Name of Camp                                              Dates
                                                      Age
               Location                                                Hours             Tuition                                                       Description
                                                     Range
              Contact Info

Washington Episcopal School (Summer at         Pre - K to 9th Grade   See           Mini session -       Mini-Session: Wesley s Day Camp (Pre-K to K); Mme Jacqueline s French Camp (1st -6th grades) and La
WES)                                                                  description   $340                 Pinata Spanish Camp (Grades K-3rd ); Sleep-Away Camp (3rd-9th); Mr. A s Basketball Camp (3rd-8th);
                                                                      column        Sleepaway camp -     CITs (7th-8th).
Contact: Bill Isola, Director                                                       $1,050
5600 Little Falls Pkwy, Bethesda                                      Mini-         CITs - $275          Session I: Big Top (PK & K); Ancient Chinia (1st & 2nd); USA-MAZING (1st and 2nd); We Like
240 - 482 - 0160, X300; fax 301 - 652 - 7255                          Session:                           To Move It (1st -5th); Mix & Match (3rd-8th); Mme Jacqueline s French Camp (1st -6th); CITs (7th-8th).
Website: www.w - e - s.org                                            6/13/11       Session I - $930
                                                                      6/17/11       CITs - $700          Session II: Young Archeologists (PK & K); King Arthur s Court (1st & 2nd); Africa Safari (1st & 2nd);
Email: summer@w - e - s.org                                           Session I:                         Ultimate Sports Academy (1st & 2nd); Mix & Match (3rd-8th); Mme Jacqueline s French Camp (1st -6th);
                                                                      6/20/11       Session II - $930    CITs (7th-9th); California Dreamin (5th-9th trip to California).
                                                                      7/8/11        CITs - $700
                                                                      Session II:   California           Session III: Wesley s Day Camp Returns (PK & K); Dragon Day Camp (1st & 2nd); Mme Jacqueline s
                                                                      7/11/11 -     Dreamin - $3,200     French Camp (1st -6th); Annie The Musical (3rd-8th); CITs (7th-8th).
                                                                      7/29/11
                                                                      Session       Session III - $665   Mix & Match Choices: Nature Explorers; Swimming; Traditional Ceramics; Art Around Town;
                                                                      III:          CITs- $550           Robotics; Scrap-beading; Summer Studio Art; Sculpture/Pottery; Dance; Culinary Kids; Sports Mix; Mind
                                                                      8/1/11 -                           Your Own Business; Reading & Writing; Math Skills; Extra!! Extra!!; Science; Digital Arts; Animation &
                                                                      8/12/11       Extended Care:       Video Game Development; Game Time; and Yoga & Karate (Session I only).
                                                                                    AM - $60/week
                                                                      9:00 a.m.     PM - $120/week
                                                                      3:00 p.m.     AM & PM -
                                                                      (Drop - off   $180/week
                                                                      - 8:45
                                                                      a.m.)

                                                                      Extended
                                                                      care:
                                                                      7:30 a.m. -
                                                                      6:00 p.m.




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              Name of Camp                                              Dates
                                                        Age
                Location                                                Hours             Tuition                                                        Description
                                                       Range
               Contact Info

Washington Sailing Marina Sail 2011               Basic and           Dates not      Tuition not          Pre - Camp beginner course on a 19 ft. Flying Scot.
                                                  Intermediate        available at   available at         Basic Sailing Camp (Sunfish) course covers the basics of sailing, parts of the boat, steering, use of sail,
1 Marina Drive, GW Memorial Pkwy,                 Sailing Camps       publication    publication.         capsizing and safety.
Alexandria                                        9 - 15 years        usually mid                         Intermediate Sailing Camp (Flying Scot) course involves on - the - water sessions with 4 - 5 students
703 - 548 - 9027; no fax number                                       June to mid                         per boat plus instructor. Course covers boat handling, points of sail, sail trim (mainsail & jib), terminology,
Website: www.washingtonsailingmarina.com          Junior Racing;      August                              basic racing techniques and navigation.
                                                  Advanced Sailing;                                       Advanced Sailing Camp - Hobie 16 (must have intermediate Skipper certification and be at least 12 years
(learn to sail)                                   and Windsurfing     9:30 a.m. -                         old and 90 lbs) high performance which includes boat handling with hull flying, points of sail, sail trim
Email: amy@sharethewind.org                       Camps:              4:00 p.m.                           (mainsail & jib), tuning the rig as well as adjustable jib traveler cars, dual trapeze and racing techniques
                                                  12+ years           (rain or                            with Hobies.
                                                                      shine)                              Windsurfing Camp must be at least 12 years old and 90 lbs. Course works on the necessary skills to
Bus transportation from Beth El Congregation,                                                             maneuver a windsurfer independently around a small course in a contained area. First session will be on a
8215 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda. Pickup at                                                               simulator to get the feel.
8:40 a.m. and drop - off at 4:45 p.m. Email for                                                           Junior Racing Camp - (Pre - requisite - Hobie Skipper Card from our camp, or equivalent from another
rates                                                                                                     facility). Learn the fine art of racing on board a Flying Junior or 420. The focus will be on developing boat
                                                                                                          handling and racing skills through an array of specific drills designed to demonstrate the various elements
                                                                                                          of racing both on and off the water. The camp clinic will teach sail trim, rounding marks, starting, tactics
                                                                                                          on the downwind and upwind legs and how to approach marks properly. They will also learn the effects of
                                                                                                          hydrodynamics of the hull, rudder and keel, the aerodynamics of the sails, and how to utilize these effects
                                                                                                          in developing boat speed. MUST be 12 years or older.

Wonders Childcare Center Summer Camp              4-11 years          6/20/11        Early bird           Specialty Camp/Mini-Camp - Camp themes: Chefs in Training; Clay Works; Cheerleading Camp;
                                                                      8/12/11        discounts if paid    Crafty Kids; Flag Football/Hockey Camp; Kids on Camera; Lacrosse/Softball; Mad Scientist/Nature
Bethesda Elementary School                                                           by March 31          Navigators; Soccer; Sport Camp; Swimming Lessons, Ultimate Frisbee; and Woodworking.
7600 Arlington Road, Bethesda                                         8:30 a.m.      (check website for
                                                                      3:30 p.m.      details)             Adventure Camp: City Kids Campers take the Metro and explore all that DC has to offer. They may take
301-654-5339; no fax number                                                                               the train downtown and explore one of the many museums, eat some chili at Ben s Chili Bowl, find their
Website: www.wonderschildcare.org                                     Extended       Specialty            inner spy at the Spy Museum or become a news reporter discovering The Newseum. Each day is truly a
                                                                      7:30 a.m.      Camp/Mini-Camp:      new adventure! Trailblazers: each day campers will visit a different destination using the Wonders activity
Email: aabeyratne@wonderschildcare.org                                6:00 p.m.      $755 (2 week         bus. Campers help select destinations from an array of possibilities: Luray Caverns, hiking in the
                                                                                     full)                Shenandoah Valley or going to Baltimore to enjoy the Aquarium, Port Discovery, Camden Yards or the
                                                                                     $655 (2 week         Maryland Science Museum.
                                                                                     core)
                                                                                     $378 (1 week
                                                                                     full)
                                                                                     $333 (1 week
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            Name of Camp                                  Dates
                                                  Age
              Location                                    Hours           Tuition                                                    Description
                                                 Range
             Contact Info

Cont d - Wonders Childcare Center Summer                              Adventure Camp    Expedition Camp (Aug 8-12 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Camp                                                                  $830 (2 week      Road Runners (K-2 graders) Want to travel around the city and see some cool places? Each day we will
                                                                      full)             pick a new and exciting place to visit and explore. Children will use public transportation to get around
                                                                      $415 (1 week      town. Wonders will provide a light snack in the morning. Campers will need to bring a bag lunch every
                                                                      full)             day. AM and PM shuttle. Trailblazers (3-6 graders) Charting new paths! Each day campers will visit a
                                                                                        different destination using the Wonders bus. Our destinations may include: water parks, Baltimore, farms
                                                                      Expedition Week   and more. Space is limited so sign up early. AM and PM shuttle bus will not be provided this week.
                                                                      $368 (1 week      Please note that before/after care is also not provided.
                                                                      core)
                                                                                        Shuttle bus from Rosemary Hills Primary School and Somerset ES.
                                                                      Shuttle Bus
                                                                      $25/week or
                                                                      $50/session




The Woods Camp                             4-12 year     Weekly       Weekly:           The Woods Camp is an all day sports camp designed for boys and girls ages 4-12. The camp will provide
                                                         sessions     $279/full day     a safe, friendly and inclusive environment that focuses on fun and learning. The camp will include but not
6801 Greentree Road, Bethesda                            from         $210/half day     limited to the following activities basketball, flag football, soccer, floor hockey, lacrosse, and wiffle
240-720-2311; no fax number                              6/21/11                        ball. Traditional camping activities will also be included throughout each week to include, but not limited
Website: www.thewoodscamp.org                            8/12/11      Before Care:      to archery, moon bounce, kickball, water activities, crafts, games, and more. Campers will learn about
Email: info@thewoodscamp.org                                          $75/week          sportsmanship values on a daily basis.
                                                         9:00 a.m.    After Care:
                                                         3:00 p.m.    $125/week
                                                         Half day
                                                         9:00 a.m.
                                                         12:00 p.m.
                                                         Extended

                                                         7:30 a.m.
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             Name of Camp                                                Dates
                                                      Age
               Location                                                  Hours             Tuition                                                 Description
                                                     Range
              Contact Info

YMCA Camps                                    2 - 17 years              Dates not     Tuition not    Traditional and Specialty Day Camps as well as Teen Leadership program (CIT), YMCA Summer of
                                                                        available     available at   Service (ages 12 - 14), and overnight programs. Specialty Camps include: gymnastics, dance, aquatics,
Various locations throughout Metro DC   see                             at            publication    sailing, drama, art, science and technology, computers, marital arts/Tae Kwon Do, sports and
description for Branches.                                               publication                  environment/nature.
1 - 800 - 433 - YMCA; no fax number
Website: www.ymcadc.org                                                 Day                          Metropolitan Branches: Alexandria, Arlington, Bethesda - Chevy Chase, Bowen, Calomiris, Fairfax at
                                                                        Camp:                        Reston, Mount Pleasant, National Capital, Prince George s, Silver Spring, Upper Montgomery County
Email: info@ymcawashdc.org                                              9:00 a.m. -                  and Veterans .
                                                                        4:00 p.m.
                                                                                                     Residential Camp Camp Letts, Edgewater, MD (near Annapolis) ages 8 - 17. Includes sailing,
                                                                        Extended:                    canoeing, water skiing, horseback riding, high and low ropes challenge, soccer, tennis, marital arts,
                                                                        7:30 a.m. -                  drama, arts & crafts, and much more!
                                                                        6:00 p.m.
Xtreme Summer Camp                            Mini - Camp               Dates not     Tuition not    Mini - Camp: basic gymnastics, trampoline, and group games. Children must bring a healthy snack and
                                              3 - 5 years               available     available at   drink.
                                              (must be potty trained)   at            publication
Xtreme Acro and Cheers
                                                                        publication                  Acro and Cheer: tumbling and individual elements, balancing acrobatics skills and tempo tosses as well
20 Southlawn Ct., Suite E, Rockville
                                              Acro and Cheer                                         as basic tumbling, back handsprings, stunting motions, jumps, and cheer dances. Children must bring
301 - 251 - 5525; 301 - 251 - 2116
                                              6 - 18 years              Mini -                       healthy snack, lunch and drink.
Website: www.xtremeacroandcheer.com
                                                                        Camp:
                                                                        9:00 a.m.
Email: xtremegym@verizon.net
                                                                        12:00 p.m.

                                                                        Acro and
                                                                        Cheer:
                                                                        9:00 a.m.
                                                                        3:00 p.m.




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Additional Resources for Day/Residential/Abroad Camps Plus Summer Nannies - 2010
Additional Web Resources
www.acacamps.org American Camping Association - camping professionals who are willing to share their knowledge and experience to ensure the quality of camp programs.
www.summersolutions.com - free consulting service for information and advice on residential camps and teen programs.
www.tipsontripsandcamps.com - free consulting service for information about residential camps in the USA and abroad (28 year s experience).
www.kidscamps.com - database of general information on more than 12,000 programs.
www.moondanceadventures.com - challenging wilderness trips as well as leadership adventures and service adventures for teens.
www.washingtonparent.com (guides) - day and residential camp information.
www.summercamp.org (National Camping Association, Inc.) day and residential camp information.
www.camppage.com (The Camp Page Guide to Summer Camps) residential camps and wilderness programs in the USA and Canada.
www.campparents.org American Camp Association took part in a study of illness and injury at camps. Parents can check on accreditation on this site as well.

Residential /Abroad Camps Potpourri (Please see How to Research Summer Camps for NOTE on safety while traveling abroad)

Academic Study Associates, www.asaprograms.com. College prep and cultural immersion programs held on college campuses as well as abroad, Grades 9-12.
Acadia Institute of Oceanography, www.acadiainstitute.com, Seal Harbor, ME. Hands-on science programs and recreational activities on the coast, 10-18 years.
ANDEO International Homestays, www.andeo.org, France, Germany, Spain, and Mexico. Language immersion in French, German, and Spanish (2 years in foreign language req.), 14-18 years.
Camp Friendship, www.campfriendship.com, Palmyra, VA. Golfing, horseback riding, gymnastics, river rafting, rock climbing, caving, water skiing, kayaking, and tennis, etc., 6-16 years.
Camp Hidden Meadows, www.CampHiddenMeadows.com, Barlow, WV. Horseback riding, white water rafting, caving, sailing, fly-fishing, organic farm, etc., 7-16 years.
Camp Rim Rock, www.camprimrock.com, Yellow Spring, WV. Horseback riding, sports, aquatics, performing arts, fine arts & crafts, etc., girls, 6-17 years.
Camp Strawderman, www.campstrawderman.com, Edinburg, VA. Horseback riding, hiking, nature studies, swimming, crafts, girls, 6-17 years,
College Gifted Programs, www.cgp-sig.com, programs at 9 colleges. Highest quality educational (including college prep), social, and recreational activities for the gifted & talented, Grades 4-11.
Cornell University s Summer Honors Program, www.summercollege.cornell.edu, NY. Earn 3-6 college credits (60+ courses to choose from), career seminars, high school juniors and seniors.
Echo Hill Camp, www.echohillcamp.com, Worton, MD (Eastern Shore). Fishing, crabbing, water skiing, sailing, music, tubing, sports, nature, ropes course, windsurfing and wakeboarding, 7-16 years.
Harvard University Secondary School Program, www.summer.harvard.edu. College-level program for high school age children opportunity to earn college credit.
Hollins University Summer Program, www.hollins.edu (summer program), Two non-credit courses plus full roster of extra curricular activities, girls, rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Kingsley Pines Camp, www.kingsleypines.com, Raymond, ME. Water sports, performing and visual arts, filed sports and adventure activities, 8-15 years.
Leysin American School Summer in Switzerland, www.las.ch/summer, Academics, leadership, cultural excursions, and performing arts for 3-7 weeks, 9-19 years.
Massanutan Military Academy, www.militaryschool.com (summer school). Woodstock, VA. Builds self confidence, self discipline, and self respect through academics and sports, Grades 7-12.
New Meadow Overnight Riding Camp for Girls, www.newmeadowcamp.com, Steeles Tavern, VA. Horseback riding, swimming, arts & crafts, and drama, 9-17 years.
Northbay Summer, www.northbaysummer.com, North East, MD. Sailing, mountaineering, filmmaking, homesteading, rock climbing, mountain biking, etc., 7-16 years.
Sheridan Mountain Campus/Shenandoah Summer Adventure Camp, www.mountaincampus.org, Luray, VA. Caving, zip-line, rock climbing, night hikes, rocket building, backpacking, etc., Grades 4-12.
Skyland Camp for Girls, www.skylandcamp.com, Clyde, NC. Hiking, swimming, horseback riding, tennis, archery, mountain trips, campouts, tennis, and drama, 6-15 years.
Student Conservation Assoc. Summer Crew, www.thesca.org, DC area. Opportunities to serve and preserve DC area National Parks, 15-18 years.
Summer at Brown University, www.brown.edu/scs/pre-college, Rhode Island. Pre-college courses, mini courses, Leadership Institute, SPARK (science), Grades 7-12.
Summer Discovery, www.summerfun.com, Nine U.S. college campuses and abroad. Pre-college enrichment, active teen tours, middle school enrichment, Grades 7-12.
Syracuse University s Summer College for High School Students, www.summercollege.syr.edu, earn college credit, explore careers in areas such as architecture, arts, engineering, fashion, etc.
UVA s Young Writers Workshop, www.fusion.web.virginia.edu/yww/index.cfm, 434-924-0836. Study with published novelists, poets, playwrights, songwriters and journalists, Grades 9-12.
West Point Summer Leaders Seminar, www.usma.edu/admissions, NY. Academic workshops, military training, and physical fitness training for the academically gifted, high school seniors.
The Whale Camp, www.whalecamp.com, Grand Manan Island, Canada. Marine learning adventures - eco-tours, hikes, field experiences, classroom activities, etc.
Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing, www.wilderness-adventure.com, New Castle, VA. Rock climbing, kayaking, caving, canoeing, 900 Zip Line, rappelling, white water rafting, etc., 11-17 years.

Summer Nannies (also check with local universities for college students)
www.4nannies.com
www.achoicenanny.com
www.whitehousenannies.com



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                                                   How to Research Summer Camps
Have you made child care plans for the summer yet? June is just around the corner! Whether it s finding child care for school age kids or handling
alternative arrangements when family day care providers take vacations, summer child care can be a challenge. The following are suggestions and
resources to help make this summer's child care arrangements easier for you and your child.

If your provider will be on vacation, arrange for your child to be in a summer camp session at that time.

When choosing a camp, consider your child's age, interests and comfort with the camp activities planned. A child who doesn't like competitive games
may not enjoy being sent to a camp where "Capture the Flag" is played on a daily basis. It is very important to include your child in the decision-making
process to eliminate an unhappy camp experience.

         Make sure the activities are well-structured with plenty of variety and little down time. Activities should be geared toward promoting self-
         esteem and team-work. If the camp is centered on a certain specialty like performing arts, theatre, sports, or science, inquire into how
         much time is devoted to those specialty subjects each day.

         If you are considering an overnight camp, talk with your child to see if he or she is ready for that experience. Will your child know other friends
         who will be at that camp? Word-of-mouth and a conversation with other parents whose children have attended that camp can provide
         additional information in selecting a camp for your child.

         When choosing a camp, ask about the ratio of counselors to kids, qualifications and median age of counselors, and staff turnover. Most
         accredited overnight camps require a ratio of counselors as follows: one counselor for every six campers for ages 7 and 8; one counselor for
         every eight campers for ages 9 to 14; and one counselor for every ten campers for ages 15-17.

         Most county programs in the Metropolitan area offer extended camp hours for working parents. However, if yours doesn't, see if you can
         arrange for alternative care during that time. Possibly a neighbor or parent of a day camper could provide care.

         Call now to find out about camp regulations. Many camps fill up quickly. And, just in case, have the following information ready when you
         register: emergency contact information, name and phone number of pediatrician, medical insurance details, vaccination record, allergy and
         medication information.

NOTE: The Forum on Education Abroad is tracking incidents related to safety and health for study abroad programs. Both at home
and abroad, there is the issue of medications being brought along by the student. Other countries have policies about importing
medicines. In addition, there is a guide for dealing with mental health issues in study abroad participants at www.nafsa.org/mental
health.



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                                         What Questions Should I Ask a Prospective Camp Director?
    The answers to these questions are important in placing your child in the camp that meets his or her needs.

·   One of the most important questions to ask the Camp Director is the camp s philosophy (what is the purpose of the camp?).

·   Is the camp geared towards a particular sport or is it an academic camp?

·   Is it a performing arts camp or an all-round camp?

·   Is competition looked on as a natural part of life, or does the camp foster a greater sense of cooperation and interdependence through noncompetitive
    activities?

·   What is the camper-to-counselor ratio?

·   What are the policies regarding supervision for field trips? For instance, are children required to wear camp T-shirts so they can be easily spotted?

·   Do the counselors carry cellular phones or two-way radios in the event of an emergency?

·   What medical facilities are on the facility and how are medical emergencies handled?

·   Are there registered nurses on site?

·   Are kids placed in age appropriate groups? Are the groups same gender or gender-mixed?

·   Does lunch have to be brought from home?

·   Does the camp provide snacks?

·   Is the tuition all-inclusive, covering meals, field trips, snacks and uniforms?

·   Is there a refund policy?

·   Are family discounts given for registering more than one child?

    Remember: If you don t see something, ask, and then get it in writing!!                               RESOURCE: www.summercamps.com

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