Camps and Schools Notes

Camps and Schools Notes

Nimish Shulka of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology won a third-place award of $1,000 in the microbiology category for "Identification of Drug Targets in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Using Phylogenomic Profiling" at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair which took place May 8-15, in Portland, Ore. The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair is the world's largest precollege celebration of science. More than 1,200 students from 40 nations compete.

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

* Theater Camp. Pick either the four-week session, which will produce "Annie," or the six-week camp, where "Little Shop of Horrors" is brought to the stage. Both camps start Monday, June 21, and meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. (While there are no restrictions on enrollment, "Annie" is suggested for actors between the ages of 8 and 12; campers 13 to 17 years old are encouraged to sign up for "Little Shop of Horrors."

* 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, July 12, Monday, July 26, and Monday, Aug. 9. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

* Academic Camps. 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 sessions are offered twice: From Monday, June 28 to Friday, July 23, and Monday, July 26 to Friday, Aug. 20. Students attend Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-noon. 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 from Monday, July 5, 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, July 5 to Friday, July 9, and from Monday, Aug. 9 to Friday, Aug. 13. Basketball. Five-Star Basketball presents a girl's (ages 10 to 18) camp Monday, July 12 to Friday, July 16 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For boys ages 10 to 15, the camp starts Monday, July 19 and runs through Friday, July 23. Five-Star uses high school coaches and works with campers individually to help them improve their game.

To register or for more information visit or call 703-323-3102. The Annandale Campus is located at 8333 Little River Turnpike.

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. Four sessions available: June 28-July 2; July 12-July 16; July 26-30 (no 5-8 year olds); and Aug. 2-6. To register or for information call Carol Zeitlin at 703-250-6930 or visit

The West Springfield Class of 1994 celebrate its 10-year reunion on Friday, Aug. 13 and Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Springfield Hilton. Friday evening is "Meet and Mingle." On Saturday, a Family Picnic at WSHS, and in the evening, a dinner reception at the Springfield Hilton. For more information, contact Bill Gibson, 703-913-3924 or Preston Parker,

Lynn Terhar of Chantilly was elected to a two-year term as president of the Fairfax County Council of PTAs at the May general membership meeting at Luther Jackson Middle School recently. Terhar brings 15 years of PTA experience to the position having served as PTA President at Stone Middle School, Chantilly High School and Westfield High School. She has also been an active member of the Fairfax District PTA Board and the Virginia State PTA Board of Managers.