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St. Timothy's Preschool Summer Camp will feature the world of dinosaurs in a two-week camp session for children ages 4-5 beginning on Aug. 8. Call Helen Guest at 703-437-4767.

Pinkman Baseball Academy will conduct a series of educational summer baseball camps this summer. The August transition camps will run Aug. 1-4 and Aug. 8-11.

Camps will be held at South Lakes High School in Reston, the EDS fields in Herndon, and CP1 and CP2 in Chantilly.

These camps will offer pitching, catching, infielding and outfielding in the morning session, followed by a hitting session, a lunch break, and games in the afternoon.

Regional transportation will be provided from Fair Oaks Mall, Tysons Corner, and Dulles Town Center Mall. Pick up at 8:30 a.m. and drop off at 3:30 p.m. To ensure a meaningful experience, registration is limited. Visit or call 703-661-8586.

The Park Authority has scheduled two camps that offer children opportunities for nighttime investigations. Hands-on exploration, hikes and activities will reveal the secrets of the night. At Riverbend Parks’ Night Prowlers campers, 7 to 10 years of age, will explore wildlife of the night such as insects, amphibians, bats and so much more. This five-day session will be held at Riverbend Park in Great Falls, from August 1-5, 5:30-8:30 p.m. for $85 per child. Call 703-759-9018.

During Hidden Pond’s Nocturnal Naturalists Camp children, 8 to 10 years old, will explore the park’s wetlands and forests to observe and identify critters who roam the park after dark. This five-day session will be held at Hidden Pond Nature Center in Springfield, from August 1-5, 7-10 p.m. for $85 per child. Call 703-451-9588. Phone or walk-in registration for both of these camps begins on Wednesday, April 13, at 9 a.m. Visit the Fairfax County Park Authority at