Camps & Schools Notes

Camps & Schools Notes

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The Vienna Parks and Recreation Department's Summer Excursion Camps for rising sixth, seventh and eighth graders takes place weekly from July 21 to Aug. 6. Activities include white-water tubing, ropes courses, mountain biking, Kings Dominion rides and more. For information on dates and fees for each camp, call 703-255-6360.

Historic Vienna Inc. sponsors "A Week in History" camp. The camp takes place July 26-30 at the Freeman House daily, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Designed for children ages 8-10. Activities center around the history of Vienna, the Freeman House and the adjacent W&OD Railroad. Campers must bring their own lunch. Fee is $115 for Vienna residents and $135 for non-residents. For more information, or to register call 703-938-5187.

The Vienna Parks and Recreation Department hosts its Summer Playground Program for children 6-11 through Aug. 6, at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E. Weekly sessions are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., daily. Cost per session is $60 for town residents and $75 for out-of-town participants. Activities include arts and crafts, games, field trips and special events. For more information, call 703-255-6360.

Oakton High School's class of 1994 celebrates its 10-year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Holiday Inn, 4610 Fairfax Drive, Arlington.

Vienna Parks and Recreation Department sponsors Youth Sports Camps throughout the summer. Children can learn the fundamentals of golf, horseback riding, fencing, tennis, basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, football and cheerleading. For information on dates and fees for each camp, call 703-255-6360.

Elizabeth Nappi, a graduate of James Madison High School, was a recipient of the 2004 Alexander DeFilippis Scholarship, sponsored by the Women's Association of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Great Falls. Nappi, who plans on attending James Madison University, will receive $3,000 for her college expenses.

Benjamin Hough, son of Jeffrey Hough of Honeoye Falls, N.Y., and Lisa Trimble of Vienna, graduated from Randolph-Macon Academy on May 29, 2004. Ben plans to attend Christendom College, where he was awarded a $3,750 annual scholarship.

Colin Campbell, a student at Vienna, was chosen by CIEE, a worldwide leader in international education and student exchange, to represent Virginia. After attending a monthlong language camp in Barvaria, Campbell will spend the next ten months living with a host family, learning German and studying in a German high school.

The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority recognized Oakton resident Eric Lukas, 17, of Boy Scout Troop 1887, in the 2004 Young Volunteer Leadership Awards. Eric created a railroad history brochure and built an information kiosk at the Dunn Loring section of the W&OD trail.