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<lst>Oasis School, 11480 Sunset Hills Road, Reston, is offering an Arts and Skills End-of-Summer camp during the week of Aug. 29. Mornings will focus on reviewing and enhancing math skills, interactive reading and a bit of U.S. geography. Afternoons will be filled with arts and crafts projects led by a skilled drawing teacher. Students can attend for full or half days. Extended days and transportation from McLean to Reston are available. Camp is offered for rising fourth- through eighth-graders. Call 703-338-3307 for information or an application.

McLean Community Center Culinary Arts Program campers are improving their gourmet cooking skills with instruction from chefs Joel Olson and John Bauhs this summer. Olson is executive chef of Hemmachef (Swedish for “home chef”) and has written columns for The Children’s Post and provides culinary instruction for Bloomingdale’s, Williams-Sonoma and Border’s Books. Bauhs has prepared meals for President George W. Bush, Montel Williams and the rock band Cheap Trick and is owner of Resident Gourmet Personal Chef Service. Menus being taught include marinated salmon with tomatoes, margarita chicken sticks with jalapeno lime dipping sauce, miso soup with scallops and peas, and lemon mousse. The week-long camps are offered for eight- to 12-year-olds and 13- to 17-year-olds. Topics range from kitchen rules and responsibilities to knife safety and table manners. The camps continue until the last week in August. To register or for more information, call 703-790-0123/TTY: 703-827-8255, or visit: www.mcleancenter.org. The Center is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave.