Swim Lessons at Waterworks

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Published: 06/15/2012

Waterworks in Woodbridge offers children's swim lessons for all levels.  Check out their summer 2012 offerings! 

NEW Programs for Summer 2012 SWIM LESSONS
Waterworks is offering group swim lessons and private lessons in the evenings at the park. Below is our schedule of classes being offered this summer. You may register at the park or at any of the other recreation centers. The group lesson fees are $64 per session.
Swim Lesson Schedule Monday - Thursday (8 classes)
Session I: Jun 18 – 28
Session II: Jul 2 – 12 (no class Jul 4)
Session III: Jul 16 – 26
Session IV: Jul 30 - Aug 9

Preschool 1 6:45 p.m.
Preschool 2/3 6:45 p.m.
Level 1/2 7:20 p.m. and 8:05 p.m.
Level 3 8:05 p.m.
Private Lessons
For those who prefer one-on-one instruction, the Park Authority offers private & semi-private lessons on the same days and times of the day (PM) as group lessons.
Fee: $165/6 – 30 min lessons (plus $55/additional person; semi-private)

Junior Lifeguard Camp
This is two-week training program for youth who desire the skills to become a lifeguard. Students will gain valuable on the job training in the areas of recognizing emergencies, introductory lifeguard skills (certification not included) including First Aid and CPR, and effective communication with guests. Participants will work one days with an experienced lifeguard during the second week. T-shirt & whistle provided, discounted admissions and/or volunteer opportunities are available after class until 6 p.m. on class days (weather permitting).

Prerequisite: Students should be able to swim 100 yards continuously in deep water and tread water for 1 minute.
Fee: $150; 8 sessions
Day: Monday-Thursday
Dates: Jun 18-28 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Jul 30 - Aug 9 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Great American Backyard Campout

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Published: 06/11/2012
On June 23rd, the National Wildlife Fund will be sponsoring the Great American Backyard Campout.  They're inviting everyone in Prince William County (including you, your kids, neighbors, friends and even scout troops) to hoist a tent in the backyard and make some great summer memories!

You can just participate, or, choose to take it one step further and register a team to help raise money to get kids active and outdoors.

From the NWF Website:

Did you know that today, 25% of kids play outside daily—as opposed to 75% a generation ago? Be a part of the Great American Backyard Campout and set an example for children that will get them excited about the great outdoors. Join thousands of campers on June 23 (or you can choose another day that's convenient for you). Embrace an active, healthy outdoor lifestyle—we'll show you how.
Improving your Kids' Health is Rewarding for Them.......and for You!
You have the option to help support NWF's work to connect kids with nature for their overall good health by raising money for our programs. You can set a personal or team fundraising goal, invite your friends and family to support your Campout, and earn the official Campout t-shirt. It’s easy—we’ll give you all the tips and tools you need to be successful plus the added reward of happier, healthier kids.
Register and Win a Trip
You could get the chance to Go Behind the Scenes with NWF celebrity naturalist David Mizejewski. One lucky camper and a guest will win a trip to an upcoming NWF television appearance in New York City or Los Angeles.

Bull Run Mountain Nature Conservancy Camps 2012

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Published: 05/30/2012

Bull Run Mountain Conservancy in Broad Run, VA, will be hosting several camps this summer for children of all ages.  Preschool Camp, Elementary Aged Herpetology Camp, and Middle/High School Watershed Workshop Camp for Teens.

Supernovamommy- If you're reading this- this is a Skink.  Taken from BRMConservancy.org


Herpetology Camp
Herpetology is the study of reptiles and amphibians. BRMC invites your child to spend TWO days hiking and handling, searching and observing salamanders, frogs, lizards, snakes and turtles on the Bull Run Mtn Natural Area Preserve. Marty Martin, the premier mid-Atlantic herpetologist will be joining both camps to discuss and find every snake possible
Ages 7-12
June 21/22, OR June 25/26, OR
9am-4pm
Pre-registration required.
Members: $100/ Non-members: $150

Summer Nature Camp


BRMC invites your child to spend a nature-filled week interacting with the natural world. Each day we will focus on different plants and animals in the Bull Run Mountains. Campers will add to their understanding of natural systems through hikes, stream walks, games, and eco-dramas.
Ages 7-12.
Week of July 23rd, OR Week of July 30th
9am-4pm
Pre-registration is required.
BRMC Members: $250/ Non-members: $300.




Chesapeake Watershed Workshop
BRMC will offer an educational workshop for youth ages 13-18 focused on the conservation of the rivers and streams that flow into the Chesapeake Bay. The four-day workshop will begin with an overview of stream ecology and natural history. We will then spend Day 2 exploring the headwater streams in the Bull Run Mountains. Day 3 will be spent downstream in the Little Bull Run, and Day 4 will be spent in Turkey Run National Park along the banks of the Potomac River. At each location students will perform stream monitoring, vegetation analyses, and stream habitat and riparian buffer evaluations.
AGES 13-18
4 Days Week August 6th
9am-4pm
Pre-registration is required.
BRMC Members: $200/ Non-members: $250.

Preschool Nature Camp

At this week-long camp, young children will be exposed to the outdoors and wildlife. They will explore the life on the Bull Run Mountains through a series of discovery hikes, nature crafts, and games. 
Ages 4—6.
August 13th
10am-11am
Pre-registration is required.
BRMC Members: $125/ Non-members: $175.




Bull Run Mountains Conservancy 17405 Beverley Mills Dr. Broad Run, VA 20137


To view our Full Summer Camp 2012 Guide, click here. 

Free Concerts "On The Plaza"

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Published: 05/29/2012

Throughout the summer, there are several FREE community concerts at the Sean T. Connaughton Community Plaza, located at One County Complex in Woodbridge, Virginia.  If you've ever been to a Potomac Nationals Game, this venue is located to the left, where you would turn right for P-Nats Parking. 

Saturday, June 16
7 p.m.
Prince William and Oak Grove Community Bands Combined Concert
Thursday, June 21
7 p.m.
The Band of the Nations Capitol
Monday, July 2
7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 25
7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 15
2 - 6 p.m.
 
All Plaza events are free to the public.
Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy the show!

Early Bird Discounts at Kids in Motion

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Published: 05/25/2012

Kids in Motion Infatable Party Place in Woodbridge and Fredericksburg, has a summer camp special.  Sign up for just $15 per day when you register by June 5th.  I haven't tried their camps before, but it sounds like a good way to break up the summer days!

Save $5 per camp session sign up by June 5th!
Early Bird Sign Up Special $15 per day per child -We will stretch, exercise, play games & lots of jumping
Lots of fun. Must bring a drink and LUNCH.

This is a Peanut-Free Facility. So please do not bring in any lunch foods containing peanuts.Ages 2 1/2 - 12 Monday through Friday 9:30 - 12:30
$15 per day if sign up by June 5, 2012 then price goes up to $20 per session.Begins June18, 2012- August 31, 2011Must have a reservation at least the day before to be sure we have enough staff
you can call the day of but we may be full!

Your deposit is 50% of the cost and is transferable but non-refundable. Registrations for
our mini camps will be accepted by phone, mail or in-person. Balance due first day of your
camp week. Payment can be made by Cash or Credit Card.


703-878-0100
3310 Noble Pond Way #101, Woodbridge, Va 22192
Requirements: A signed waiverform and a medical emergencyform.See website for forms.

Summer Movies Free/Cheap!

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Published: 05/21/2012

Free/Cheap Movies All Summer Long!
Here’s a list of free or inexpensive movies in Prince William County! 

Pillar Church and the Town of Dumfries will be hosting an outdoor viewing of the Muppets Movie on June 9th at 7pm outside town hall.  Popcorn is free and soda/water/hotdogs/chips will be for sale.  


Manassas Stadium 14 and Imax (11380 Bulloch Drive) will participate in the “Summer Movie Express” program where select G or PG Rated Movies show for just $1 on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:00am.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Will Rogers Institute. Traveling this summer? Find another participating Regal Cinemas/United Artist Theatres by clicking HERE 
June 19/20- Journey 2 & Kit Kittredge: American Girl
June 26/27- Dolphin Tale & Happy Feet Two
July 3/4- Legend of the Guardians: Owls of Ga’Hoole & Yogi Bear
July 10/11- Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore & Hugo
July 17/18- Adventures of Tin Tin & Puss In Boots
July 24/25- Kung Fu Panda 2 & Rango
July 31/August 1- Rio & Spy Kids: All the Time
August 7/8- Chimpanzee & Hoodwinked Too
August 14/15- Arthur Christmas & The Smurs
**Movies are subject to change at the theater’s discretion**





Chick Fil A Virginia Gateway in Gainesville (5015 Wellington Road) will be hosting a free movie night on June 9th.  The movie is outdoors and begins at 8:45pm.  Film selection is “A Turtle’s Tale”.  The rain date is June 16th, same time.  Bring your own blanket/chair (and if your kids are like mine, bring some bug spray!)




Chick Fil A Bristow will host several free movie nights this summer.  The planned schedule is as follows, but be sure to check their facebook for any updates.
June 1- Disney’s The Lion King
June 8- The Tooth Fairy
June 15- Alvin & The Chipmunks Chipwrecked
June 22- Up
June 29- The Princess Diaries
July 6- Fly Away Home
July 13- Disney’s Cow Belle’s
July 20- Veggie Tales
July 27- Firehouse Dog
August 3- Nickelodeon’s Barnyard
August 10- Everyone’s Hero
August 17- The Karate Kid
August 24- The Berenstain Bears
August 31- Herbie Fully Loaded 

The ever popular University Mall Theater (across from GMU in Fairfax) runs $2 Tuesday all year long! On Tuesdays, all shows, small popcorn, and small sodas are $2 each.  This may not be the “frilliest” or biggest theater you ever go to, but people, the price is right! In the summer, plan to go early to get your tickets as daycares and camps will show up and buy them out. 


Madison Crescent in Gainesville (Route 15 and Route 29) will be hosting Free Outdoor Movies through June:
May 25- Kung Fu Panda 2
June 1- Cars 2
June 8- The Muppets
June 15- The Smurfs
June 22- Hugo


Manassas will have free summer movies starting at 8pm!
All movies are free, but the location changes!
6/29- Costello Park Happy Feet 2
7/13- Signal Hill Park Dolphin Tale
7/27- Signal Hill Park Cars 2
8/17 Costello Park The Lorax



--Watch for more! Comcast usually does at least one or two outdoor movies at the Government Center and as soon as I hear I'll let you know!  Having your own movie event? I'm happy to share! Email me to get on this list for free! As with all PwcMoms.com lists, this information is current as of the date of publication.  I am not in charge of the weather and only list cancellations that I am informed of, so please use common sense if the weather is not cooperating and plan accordingly, either by calling or making alternate plans for your evening.  

Reading Freebies for Summer!

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Published: 05/21/2012
Teachers want your kids to keep reading during the summer.  For some of you, that's probably easy, but for others, it might be like pulling teeth.  If only there were some free summer reading incentive programs for your children!


Never fear, there are! Bribery is an awesome tool in the parenting tool kit ;) 


We're not here to judge.


Here's a great list of ways to keep your child reading throughout the summer!  


1. Prince William County Library's Summer Quest Program is always a great option.  TEENS CAN GET VOLUNTEER HOURS, but there are reading programs for both younger, elementary, and middle school children to earn rewards for reading books.  For older children, be careful not to let them get discouraged as this program is by number of books, not time spent reading or that you read in a given day, so if your child picks up War and Peace, they're not going to make it to 20.  In the past, rewards have included swim passes for local water parks like Splashdown in Manassas or Water Works in Woodbridge, Kids in Motion and House of Bounce passes, free slurpees or ice cream, and more. Online registration for this program begins JUNE 1, 2012 and if it's like last year, you cannot sign up in person anymore, so be sure to register before you go.  All Prince William County Libraries, both Regional like Chinn Park Regional Library and Bull Run Regional Library to neighborhood libraries like Dale City and Independent Hill participate.  


2. Books A Million will have a Kickoff for their Summer Reading Program on Saturday, May 19th.  The Prince William County Books A Million is located inside Potomac Mills Mall.  This event includes a free cookie with drink purchase, and a free insulated lunch bag when you participate in the Books A Million Summer Reading Program. 


3. TD Bank (which used to be Commerce Bank.  Sorry, TD, but I miss Commerce desperately).  has several locations in our area including TD Bank Woodbridge near the Kohls, TD Bank Dumfries on Route 1, and TD Bank Manassas on Liberia Avenue.  All branches, however, will be participating in their $10 for 10 Books program.  Children fill out a form with the 10 books that they've read, and TD Bank will deposit $10 into a new or existing youth savings account. Cash Money.  Awesome.  The TD website also includes several ideas for making reading more fun.


4. Barnes and Noble will allow children to earn a free book for every 8 books they read and record in their reading journal.  Their website also includes parent and educator kits to make reading more fun. To pick up your free book, you'll need to head to Fair Lakes or Seven Corners, but there are some great field trips (or malls, mommy needs love, too!) at each stop. 

5. Pizza Hut's Book It Summer Program isn't quite the same as school-year Book-It, but sounds fun anyway.  Students who were in grades K-6 during this school year can go to the Book It Summer Reading Challenge Sweeptstakes and enter to win a Diary of a Wimpy Kid Summer Prize Pack when they've completed reading 5 books.  Other parents suggest continuing Book It at home by continuing to provide a personal pan pizza to your child when they've read the requisite number of books.  The prize pack includes books 1-5, 2 DVD movies, a tote, plush, and $20 Visa Gift Card.  50 winners will be selected from among the online entries. 


6. Sylvan Learning Centers Summer Book Adventure Program allows children to track their pages and then take quizzes (very similar to how Accelerated Reader or "AR" works) and collect points.  Then they have the chance to win prize incentives using their points.  Sylvan is also sponsoring a "Page Per Day Sweepstakes" where parents who pledge to read a page per day with their child can enter to win $500 for back to school expenses. 



7. iVillage and PBS have teamed up to give you a Summer Reading Challenge.  Sign up now on their website and you'll get weekly reminders and chances for your reader to win $1,000 or other great prizes all summer long. The 6-week program begins June 18th. 


8.  Need more Word Girl than iVillage is giving you?  Scholastic (yes, the people who bring you those send-home book orders and twice a year Book Fairs where your kid wants to buy wiggle-eye pencils) has a program called the Scholastic Summer Challenge.  Kids read books, log hours, and win prizes.  Being Scholastic, they've also got sections for parents and educators, too! 

9. Chuck-E-Cheese Reading Rewards will give your child 10 tokens for reading for 2 weeks.  Just put a check mark on each day that your child reads (keep it on the fridge or a bulletin board) and bring it with you to the CEC nearest you.  PS- Chuck also offers bribes for things like tooth brushing, keeping your room clean, being a good patient/citizen, using table manners, and just about any other common childhood ailment :) 


10.  Don't forget your child's school!  Many schools require a certain amount of reading and might even ask for a project or journal to be kept.  If your school has a summer reading requirement, make sure you know before September!  Also, some schools (depending on the principal/program) offer a special treat for children who read during the summer like a pencil or certificate, so know your school's programs and prepare accordingly!

Am I missing something? Email me and I'll add it to our list! 

Vacation Bible School 2012

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Published: 04/23/2012
We love VBS! For those of you unframiliar with the program you can read our "What the Heck is VBS" post for a brief introduction.  In  nutshell, though, it's fun, it's typically free or low-cost and it's a great fun program for your kids over summer vacation!


Don't worry, this list can grow! If your church isn't listed, just email us or leave a comment and we'll get you added!


June 18-22
First Baptist Church of Woodbridge Check website for upcoming details

Potomac Crest Baptist Church (Dumfries/Montclair)"K.I.D.S. Backyard Club" 6:30-9pm daily. Ages 3-Grade 6

Fireside Church (Gainesville) "Sky" 6:30-9pm. Ages 3-Grade 5 


Manassas St. Thomas "Sky" Completed K-5th grades


June 25-29
Trinity Episcopal Church "Sky"


All Saints Anglican (Multiple Neighborhood Locations) "Sky" 


July
Hillendale Baptist Church


July 9-13
Old Bridge United Methodist (Woodbridge) "Operation Overboard" 6:30-8:30pm daily.  Preschool-Grade 6


Dale City Baptist Church (Woodbridge) "Amazing Wonders" 5pm-7:30pm Sunday, 6:30-9pm rest of the week. Completed K-8th Graders


July 16-20
Grace Lutheran Church "Amazing Desert Journey" 5:30-8:15pm daily.  PreK-Grade 8





St. Paul United Methodist Church (Woodbridge) "Operation Overboard" 9am-12pm Ages 4-Grade 5


Gainesville United Methodist Church "Operation Overboard" 9:00am-12:30pm


July 23-27
Grace Baptist Church (Woodbridge) "Amazing Wonders" 9am-12:15pm daily.  5 years old-5th Grade


August 6-10
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church (Dale City) "Sky" 9am-12pm daily. Ages 3.5-5th Grade.  $15/child, $40/family max.  Scholarships are available


Lake Ridge Baptist Church (Lake Ridge) Rising K-Completed 5th Grade





Summer Camps 2012

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Published: 03/20/2012
Here's what we have so far.  This list will continue to grow.  If you'd like to add your business or organization's camp option, please email us. It's totally free to add your camp to our list! 

All Summer/Multiple Weeks(Choose Weeks)
Last year I spent a ton of time making the Park Authority Camps easier to search and sort through.  This year, they've done a way better job than I ever could- check out their website where you can search, compare, etc, or pick up a "Summer Camp Guide" which is listed by location by date this year, rather than by topic like last year!! Great job Park Authority!! 


Urban Evolution will be hosting camps from June 11th-September 7th.  They describe them: "So your 9-year-old likes to turn your living room into the set of Wild and Crazy Kids and observing them in the backyard is like watching a scene from Legends of the Hidden Temple? THIS is the camp for your child! The day camps serve as a safe and exciting introduction to Parkour and Freerunning.  Don's know what Parkour is, pizza brain? It's getting over, around, and through obstacles to enhance physical fitness and mental preparedness.  Your kids will also be exposed to movement-based sports like gymnastics, tricking, breakdancing, and Capoeira (Brazilian Martial Arts).  Think Guts on steroids.  And, at 75% off, this challenge is better than entering the Temple of Doom.  


YOUTH SPORTS, Virginia Training Center ’s Summer Camp Program gives kids of all gymnastics backgrounds and ages a chance to develop new skills, make new friends and above all have loads of fun!  Gymnastics Camp is open to kids ages 5 - 15.  The kids will participate in gymnastics, jump rope, arts and crafts, swimming, putt-putt golf, movies and more. A weekly schedule will be handed out on the first day of each week of camp.  Gymnastics camp is offered weekly.  Some weeks feature a second, specialty camp, too.   half day ($140) or full day ($190) 


Edgemoor Art Studio offers 8 weeks of "Art Rocks" Art camp for all ages.  Days are divided with younger children in the morning and older kids in the afternoon.  All supplies and snacks are included.


The Little Gym of Gainesville offers a full summer of programming with a different theme each week.  Classes are for ages 3-8 years old, and are priced by the day, rather than by the week, making it a good flexible option for part-time parents. 


The State Park Program offers a teen training program that actually includes a $500 stipend!  Have older kids? Check it out on their website.


George Mason University's "Potomac Arts Academy" offers several options throughout the summer for ages through high school.  


Lake Ridge Parks and Recreation will offer camp all summer beginning Monday June 25.  Full day is 8:30 to 4:30, and half day is 8:30 to 12:30.  Registration begins March 1st.  Camps range in price from $80 to $175 a week depending on the number of hours and whether or not you are a LRPRA member.  Contact the Recreation Dept., (703) 491-2154 for details.


Gymboree Bubble CampEvery Friday. Get the fun of camp without the daily commitment! Bubble Camp is a drop-off program for “potty independent” 3-5 year olds which offers Play, Music, Art, Sports, School Skills, parachute time, traditional games and signature Gymboree activities all in one day!  Camp is every Friday in June, July and August from 9AM-3PM. The cost is $35 and includes snack and lunch.  Call or email for weekly themes and reservations. 


LRPRA Summer Camp begins Monday, June 25th.  Full Day Camp is from 8:30am-4:30pm, half day camp is 8:30am-12:30pm.  Registration begins March 1st.  Non-refundable deposit of $25/week due at registration.  703-491-2154.  Member and Non-Member rates, multi week discount, prices start at $160/$80 (member full/half day) and $175/$90 (non-member full/half day).


Swim Kids offers weeklong sessions all summer for $99 per week.  It's 5 classes per week, leaving plenty of time for other activities. 

Next Level Fitness and Performance, the area's top athletic performance facility, is offering Athletic Performance Training for serious and aspiring athletes who want to become faster, stronger, and more confident athletes. Located in Haymarket, sessions are offered for collegiate athletes, high school athletes (ages 15-18), middle school athletes (ages 11-14), and young athletes (ages 7-10). Taught by professional performance trainers, athletes will improve their running technique, agility and first step quickness, gain power, flexibility and endurance, increase core and overall body strength, and develop linear and multi-directional speed. Collegiate sessions begin May 21st and end July 28th, all other sessions begin June 18 and run through August 25th. For details, call 703-754-0161 or visit our website at www.NLTraining.com. Mention this listing and get a FREE Athletic Performance Evaluation!

St. Paul UMC Preschool will be hosting camps all summer long for ages 2.5-5 on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday from 9am-12pm.  
$65 per student.


Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center is having three equine assisted psychotherapy (EAP) camps that focus on a broad range and combination of challenges facing pre-teens and teens. All activities are based in groundwork distinguishing these classes from our traditional therapeutic riding classes. EAP includes a vast array of treatment strategies utilizing the horse. Considerable success has been observed in the mental health realm with horse activities on the ground.Groundwork classes develop cognitive skills, sensory skills, and confidence. Cognitive sessions address the many processes of the mind, including planning, judgment, memory, orientation, concepts, attention and language.Sensory processing sessions provide activities working with the horse to improve the brain’s ability to take in, analyze and respond to information from the body’s five senses. The primary goals of these sessions are increased body awareness, sequencing and judgment skills, attention span, cause and effect, motor coordination, spatial awareness, and early learning skills.
In addition, clients improve judgment skills, social interaction, coordination, motor planning, self confidence and self-esteem, and a greater sense of independence.

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June 25-29
“On the Home Front” Camp
Ages 8-13; $130 per child.
This camp will include activities associated with the various periods of history at Brentsville. Children will conduct a historic mock trial in the 1822 Courthouse, cook a snack, create historic crafts in the ca.1850 Haislip Farm House, learn about a school day in the one-room schoolhouse, and engage with nature with a hike to identify animals and plants along Brentsville Nature Trail. 9am-Noon daily.

Brentsville Courthouse, 703-365-7895 



June 25-29 10am-12pm
Ages 8 & Older
$145 but early registration by April 30th gets $20 off.
Includes Tshirt and DVD
20 Spaces Available (5:1 Student Teacher Ratio)



Ages 5 & Older

June 25-29 1:00pm-3pm

$145 but early registration by April 30th gets $20 off

Includes tshirt and sketch book

20 Spaces Available (5:1 Student Teacher Ratio)


VEX 1- Robotics Camp
Rising 6th to 9th graders, this camp is ideal for students new to VEX robotics as well as students who have participated on a team, but would like to increase their programming skills.  The week concludes with a competition on Friday from 8am-2pm.  Bring a bag lunch Monday-Thursday. $230 includes Tshirt, camp, and pizza on Friday.  June 25th-29th Woodbridge HS.


FLL1 Robotics Camp for rising 4th and 5th graders in groups of 4.  Students will build an autonomous robot to carry out missions in an obstacle course.  M-F half day, bring a snack daily.  $205 includes camp and t-shirt.  June 25-29 Patriot High School. 


JASON Underwater ROV for rising 7th-10th graders.  Students will work in groups to build an underwater robot. 8:30-2pm, bring a bag lunch Monday-Thursday. $230 includes camp, t-shirt, and pizza lunch Friday.  June 25th-29th Patriot High School



July 9 - 13
Rippon Lodge Colonial Camp
Ages 8-12; $150 per child,
Step back in time and spend your mornings in 18th Century Virginia. Explore the daily activities and life of kids living in Prince William County during the colo- nial period. Living history, live music, hands-on dem- onstrations and special guests will be featured daily. Activities will include; crafts, games, history, music, food and much more.  9am-Noon Daily

Rippon Lodge Historic Site, 703-499-9812 


YOUTH SPORTS will offer a specialty camp for tumbling.   Half day ($140) or Full day ($190) ages 5-15. A schedule will be handed out the first week of camp.



Church of the Word Preschool Camp (Little Lambs Village)- We will celebrate summer with lots of fun, and we will also spend time getting ready for the upcoming school year.  It will be an exciting three weeks of camp for returning preschoolers to learn and play with school friends and also a great boost to those are moving on to Kindergarten, preparing for the big move to the big school. These three weeks will also be a great time to introduce preschool starters to Little Lambs. 
Time -9 am- 12 noon (pick up starts 11:50) Cost - $25 / day-   choose your days; or $100 - full week  $25.00 -  deposit upon registration.  Total cost must be fully paid on your child’s the first day of Camp. Ages 3 – 5yrs old Older 2-yr olds – Birthdays from January 2010; fully potty trained Must have a sibling also registered for the camp 


July 16-20
Basic Civil War Camp
Ages 8 – 13, $130 per child
Children will participate in activities designed to de- velop a better understanding of soldier life during the American Civil War. Activities include “Enlist in Vir- ginia’s Army”, “Life in Camp,” “Infantry Drill,” “Did Civil War Soldiers Really Eat that Stuff?”, “Civil War Medicine” and a field trip to Manassas National Battle- field Park. 9am-Noon Daily.
Brentsville Courthouse, 703-365-7895 



Church of the Word Preschool Camp (Little Lambs Village)- We will celebrate summer with lots of fun, and we will also spend time getting ready for the upcoming school year.  It will be an exciting three weeks of camp for returning preschoolers to learn and play with school friends and also a great boost to those are moving on to Kindergarten, preparing for the big move to the big school. These three weeks will also be a great time to introduce preschool starters to Little Lambs. 
Time -9 am- 12 noon (pick up starts 11:50) Cost - $25 / day-   choose your days; or $100 - full week  $25.00 -  deposit upon registration.  Total cost must be fully paid on your child’s the first day of Camp. Ages 3 – 5yrs old Older 2-yr olds – Birthdays from January 2010; fully potty trained Must have a sibling also registered for the camp



FLL1 Robotics Camp for rising 4th and 5th graders in groups of 4.  Students will build an autonomous robot to carry out missions in an obstacle course.  M-F half day, bring a snack daily.  $205 includes camp and t-shirt.  July 16-20 Woodbridge HS. 


YOUTH SPORTS will offer a specialty camp for cheerleading.   Half day ($140) or Full day ($190) ages 5-15. A schedule will be handed out the first week of camp.



Rising 6th to 9th graders, this camp is ideal for students new to VEX robotics as well as students who have participated on a team, but would like to increase their programming skills.  The week concludes with a competition on Friday from 8am-2pm.  Bring a bag lunch Monday-Thursday. $230 includes Tshirt, camp, and 
pizza on Friday.  July 16-20 Patriot HS.

JASON Underwater ROV for rising 7th-10th graders.  Students will work in groups to build an underwater robot. 8:30-2pm, bring a bag lunch Monday-Thursday. $230 includes camp, t-shirt, and pizza lunch Friday.  July 16-20th Woodbridge High School


July 23-27
YOUTH SPORTS will offer a specialty camp for Boys Training.   Half day ($140) or Full day ($190) ages 5-15. A schedule will be handed out the first week of camp.


Robotics Programming Cortex (VEX) for rising 6th-11th graders this is appropriate for all students interested in learning to program.  Monday-Friday 12pm-3pm, bring a snack daily.  Parent demonstration on Friday.  $205. July 23-27 Patriot High School


Robotics Programming Cortex (VEX) for rising 6th-11th graders this is appropriate for all students interested in learning to program.  Monday-Friday 12pm-3pm, bring a snack daily.  Parent demonstration on Friday.  $205. July 23-27 Woodbridge High School




Church of the Word Preschool Camp (Little Lambs Village)- We will celebrate summer with lots of fun, and we will also spend time getting ready for the upcoming school year.  It will be an exciting three weeks of camp for returning preschoolers to learn and play with school friends and also a great boost to those are moving on to Kindergarten, preparing for the big move to the big school. These three weeks will also be a great time to introduce preschool starters to Little Lambs. 
Time -9 am- 12 noon (pick up starts 11:50) Cost - $25 / day-   choose your days; or $100 - full week  $25.00 -  deposit upon registration.  Total cost must be fully paid on your child’s the first day of Camp. Ages 3 – 5yrs old Older 2-yr olds – Birthdays from January 2010; fully potty trained Must have a sibling also registered for the camp


July 30-August 3
YOUTH SPORTS will offer a specialty camp for cheerleading.   Half day ($140) or Full day ($190) ages 5-15. A schedule will be handed out the first week of camp.


FLL 2- Rising 5th to 8th graders who are already familiar with LEGO NXT will work for one week from 8:30-1 on programming and building with a competition on Friday.  Bring a snack daily.  $275 includes camp and t-shirt. July 30-August 3 Patriot High School.  


Super Story Adventures Going on a Bear Hunt, visit Grandma with Red Riding Hood, help protect the pigs from the Big Bad Wolf! If this is your kind of adventure and your up for the fun then join us. Swim Tuesday and Thursday. M-F 8:30a-12p 7/30-8/3 $60/M; $65/R; $72/NR Ages 3-5 Potty Trained Only, Manassas Park Community Center 703.335.8872


VEX 2 Robotics Camp is for rising 8th-10th graders with 1-2 years of VEX experience, this camp is for students competent with the basics of programming and using the VEX system.  TWO WEEK camp with a competition the 2nd friday.  Bring a bag lunch Monday-Friday of the first week, Monday-Thursday the second.  $420 includes camp, tshirt, and pizza lunch the 2nd Friday.  July 30-August 10 Patriot High School.


FRC First Robotics Camp for rising 10th-12th graders, this TWO WEEK camp is designed to introduce experienced robotics students to competition.  This is a large-scale robotics program which involves the use of peer tools and other equipment.  Students will work in groups of 4-6.  Robotics Coach recommendation required.  2-3 years of robotics experience is preferred.  Competition the 2nd Friday 8am-2pm, bring a bag lunch Monday-Friday the first week and Monday-Thursday the 2nd week.  $455 includes camp, t-shirt and pizza lunch the 2nd Friday.  July 30-August 10th Patriot High School. 



August 6-10
Basic Civil War CampAges 8 – 13, $130 per child
Children will participate in activities designed to de- velop a better understanding of soldier life during the American Civil War. Activities include “Enlist in Vir- ginia’s Army”, “Life in Camp,” “Infantry Drill,” “Did Civil War Soldiers Really Eat that Stuff?”, “Civil War Medicine” and a field trip to Manassas National Battle- field Park. 9am-Noon Daily.
Brentsville Courthouse, 703-365-7895 


FLL 2- Rising 5th to 8th graders who are already familiar with LEGO NXT will work for one week from 8:30-1 on programming and building with a competition on Friday.  Bring a snack daily.  $275 includes camp and t-shirt. August 6-10 Patriot High School.


Ready, Set, Go!!! We are going to explore the world of transportation. Wheels, tracks, water and air; we will have hotwheel races, boat races, build train tracks and more. We will end the week with bring you bike to camp day (Safety First, don’t forget your helmet). Swim Tuesday and Thursday. M-F 8:30a-12p 7/30-8/3 $60/M; $65/R; $72/NR Ages 3-5 Potty Trained Only, Manassas Park Community Center 703.335.8872

YOUTH SPORTS will offer a specialty camp for "mind and body".   Half day ($140) or Full day ($190) ages 5-15. A schedule will be handed out the first week of camp.

August 13- 17
YOUTH SPORTS will offer a specialty camp for jump rope.   Half day ($140) or Full day ($190) ages 5-15. A schedule will be handed out the first week of camp.





August 20-24
Advanced Civil War Camp

Ages 8 – 13, $150 per child
Children will participate in activities built on funda- mentals that they learned during the Basic Civil War Summer Camp (see July 16- 20, August 6-10 ). Par- ticipants will drill their peers, learn an artillery drill, explore non commissioned officers’ administrative responsibilities, spend a day with Confederate Gen- eral Robert E. Lee and take a field trip to Manassas National Battlefield Park. Participants MUST have at- tended the Basic Civil War Camp. 9am-Noon daily.
Brentsville Courthouse, 703-365-7895 





Creative Campers
Do you like to get messy, create, and have fun? We will finger paint, dough creations, chalk drawings and more in this exploratory art camp. Swim Tuesday and Thursday. M-F 8:30a-12p 7/30-8/3 $60/M; $65/R; $72/NR Ages 3-5 Potty Trained Only, Manassas Park Community Center 703.335.8872





YOUTH SPORTS will offer a specialty camp called Splash Down Adventure.   $220. ages 5-15. A schedule will be handed out the first week of camp.



August 28 – 30
History Mini Camp
Ages 8-12. $20 per day or $50 for all three days
Explore the daily lives of kids living in Prince William County in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Every day will feature a different time period. Activities will include crafts, games, history, music, food and much more. 9am-noon daily.

Rippon Lodge Historic Site, 703-499-9812 


YOUTH SPORTS will offer a specialty camp called Pirates Cove Water Adventure.   August 27-31st $220 ages 5-15. A schedule will be handed out the first week of camp.






NEARBY BUT NOT PWC:
Fairfax- 
Got a Lego/Engineering Fanatic? Check out Play-Well's Summer camps! Various Fairfax locations will offer camps all summer long.


The Plains-
Wakefield School is offering summer programs in everything from Lego design and sports to baking, arts, nature and music. Check out our full program offerings at