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Registration is open for "Summer Art Camp 2004" in Burke. Camp meets at the Woods Community, Burke Centre 1100 Wards Grove Circle and at Accotink Unitarian Church, 10125 Lakehaven Court, Burke. Art Camp is open to children 8 years old and older. Campers explore clay, sculpey, needlepoint, weaving, mat board designs, decorating T-shirts, drawing, watercolor and Chinese brush painting from 12:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Crafts & Drawing Fun Camp for 5-8 year olds: Campers explore crafts as decoupage, mixed media flower pot, yarn bottle, tie-dye shirts, paper maché tree as well as draw and watercolor paint. Monday through Friday, from 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Drawing Camp for 8 year olds and older: Campers extend their drawing abilities with varied media: pencil, charcoal, oil pastel, color pencil and explore different subjects as faces, still life, landscape, cartooning, from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. Session available: Aug. 2-6. To register or for information call Carol Zeitlin at 703-250-6930 or visit www.geocities.com/czeitlinschneier.

The Annandale Campus of Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) is hosting College for Kids, with day camps for all ages and interests.

* Cyber Camp. Children will take apart a computer to see how it works, construct a working robot with Legos, create a Web page and design a computer game. Cyber Camp, for ages 10 through 17, features four modules: PC construction, Web page design, computer gaming, and Legos and robotics. Each camp is two weeks long. Sessions start Monday, Aug. 9. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

* Academic Camp. Power Academy, for grades 1 through 8, focuses on developing English and math skills, but finds time for cultural history, art, basketball and soccer instruction as well. The four-week session is offered Monday, July 26 to Friday, Aug. 20. Students attend Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Academic Enrichment, for high school students, is a Standards of Learning prep camp concentrating on the core subject areas: English, science, foreign language and history. The Virginia Department of Education requires that high school seniors must pass all parts of the SOL test in order to graduate. Classes run through Friday, Aug. 6 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

* Sports Camps. Soccer. NVCC and partner The Corner Kick Company bring "Circle of Masters" coaches and electronic learning techniques to these soccer camps for ages 8 to 16. Children can attend for either a half-day (9 a.m.-noon) or full-day (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) session. The dates: from Monday, Aug. 9 to Friday, Aug. 13.

To register or for more information visit www.nvcc.edu/annandale/continuing/kids.htm or call 703-323-3102. The Annandale Campus is located at 8333 Little River Turnpike.

KinderCare offers Hooked on Phonics to children ages 3 to 12, three times a week for 30-minute sessions during the summer. Fee is $75 a month. For more information or to enroll, call 703-250-4344. KinderCare is located at 5680 Oak Leather Drive, Burke.