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Send announcements to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail to loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, call Jennifer Lesinski at 703-917-6454.

This free listing is reserved for activities and events that are open to the public at no or minimal cost.

The YMCA Loudoun County will hold camp early bird registrations Thursday, April 21, from 5-7 p.m. and Thursday, May 19, from 6-8 p.m., at the YMCA Loudoun County Office in Leesburg. Register your child for camp that night, and the Y will waive the membership fee. Call the YMCA office at 703-777-9622 or visit the Web site at http://www.ymcawashdc.org. Y camps are offered at JRÕs Festival Lakes, Seldens Landing Elementary School, Sanders Corner Elementary School, Horizon Elementary School, Forest Grove Elementary School, basketball camp only and Algonkian Regional Park. The YMCA Loudoun County offers free before and after care at all locations.

The Douglass Community Center is offering Adventures in Science summer camp for children ages 4-7 years old. Includes experiments and hands-on learning while making take-home projects. Each camp offers different science

topics. Camp is offered two weeks throughout the summer, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, June 20-24, 12:30-1:15 p.m.; and July 25-29, 1:30-2:15 p.m. The cost for each camp session is $38 plus an $18 supply fee, which is payable to the instructor on the first day of camp. Contact Douglass Community Center at 703-771-5913 or e-mail at dcc@loudoun.gov.

The Paladin Program at Chesterbrook Academy is accepting registration for the Paladin Academic Summer Camp, to be held at two Chesterbrook locations: 46100 Woodshire Drive, Sterling and 3753 Centerview Drive, Chantilly. For students in need of educational intervention, enrichment, and/or retention of previously learned concepts. It is a highly structured program with a very small student-to-teacher ratio. The camp will run from June 20-Aug. 12 and students can sign up for two-week increments. Contact Katie McGahan, Paladin Program director, at 703-397-0555 or 703-404-0202 or e-mail Katie.McGahan@nlcinc.com.

Chesterbrook Academy Elementary and Middle School, 46100 Woodshire Drive, Sterling, is accepting enrollment for the 2005-06 school year.

Galilee United Methodist Church will be offering a Performing Arts Day Camp for rising second-sixth graders, July 25-29, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The final performance will be 7 p.m. Friday evening. Directed by The Leavening Agency, a Christian organization specializing in creative children's programming in churches and schools. There are no auditions and every participant is encouraged to choose what he or she wants to do: music: singing, hand chimes and rhythm instruments; performance skills: drama and acting; choreography: movement and sign language; stagecraft: scenery painting. The cost is $150 per child. Call or e-mail Galilee UMC, 703-430-2203, Galileeumc@Galileeumc.net. The camp will be held at Galilee UMC, 45425 Winding Road, Sterling.

Galilee United Methodist Church will be hosting the Serengeti Trek Vacation Bible School. The dates and times will be the following July 11-15, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon, for 3 years old-fifth graders, (3 years old by Sept. 30.) The main bible point is "Where Kids are Wild About God." The location for the VBS will be at GUMC, 45425 Winding Road, Sterling. The cost is $35 per child. Call 703-430-2203 or e-mail at GalileeUMC@galileeumc.net.

Ashburn Presbyterian Church is hosting its sixth annual Christian Musical Theatre Camp for youth between the ages of 11 and 16, from July 25-29. Each day includes drama and singing exercises, scripture study and rehearsing songs and acting parts in preparation for a live, comedic, dinner-theatre performance Friday night, July 29.

The camp will be held at Ashburn Presbyterian Church, 20962 Ashburn Road, between the hours of 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The registration fee is $125 per person and includes lunch and snack each day and dinner on Friday night. Call 703-729-2012 or visit the Web site at www.ashburnpresbyterian.org.

KidSpirit Triple Sports Day Camp for rising second graders-sixth graders, Aug. 1-5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Directed by The Leavening Agency, a Christian organization specializing in creative children's programming in churches and schools. All campers will work on basic basketball, soccer and volleyball skills and each participant can choose one of these sports for more advanced instruction. There are no tryouts and every participant is encouraged to choose what he or she wants to do. The cost is $150 per child, early bird special $135 before March 2. The camp will be held at Galilee UMC, 45425 Winding Road, Sterling. Contact Kim at 703-430-2203 or by e-mail at Galileeumc@Galileeumc.net.