Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

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Summer Programs. The Vienna Parks and Recreation Department hosts the following summer programs. For more, call 703-255-6360 or visit

* Summer Playground Program takes place Monday through Friday, through Aug. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Open to children ages 6 to 11. Cost per session is $80 for Town of Vienna residents, $100 for out-of-town participants. Extended care available at 7:30 a.m., before camp and until 5 p.m., after camp for additional fee.

* Summer Excursion Camps take place weekly through Aug. 5. Open to rising sixth-eighth graders. Adventures include white water tubing, ropes courses, sight-seeing in Washington, D.C., trips to Kings Dominion and more.

Green Hedges School Summer Camp runs through Aug. 5. The camp is open to children who will be entering kindergarten through grade 6 this fall. Campers enjoy outdoor fun, arts and crafts, drama and science, and field trips to interesting area sites. For more, call 703-938-8323 or visit

Volunteer Fairfax hosts its fourth annual Points of Light Youth Leadership Institute Aug. 8-12, at the Mason District Government Center. PYLI is a five-day institute open to high school students that teaches students an array of leadership skills including team building, project leadership, decision making and diversity training. For more, visit or contact Emily Swenson at 703-246-3460 or

The Oakton High School Class of 1995 celebrates its 10-year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Hyatt Arlington Hotel, Arlington. For more, call 800-655-7971 or visit

Club Phoenix Teen Center. Vienna Community Center features a big screen TV, jukebox and CD player, Dreamcast, pool and pingpong tables and more for Vienna-area middle-school students. Hours of operation are Wednesday and Thursday from 3-6 p.m., Friday from 3-10 p.m. and Sunday from noon-4 p.m. For more information, call 703-255-6360.

Girl Scouts. Two age groups open to girls between 5 and 11, and 11 and 17, with activities/events planned all year round. Activities include high-adventure outings such as rock climbing, white-water rafting and back packing, international and national travel, internship opportunities on Capitol Hill, theater, art, science, technology and making friends. For more information, call Betsy Kiger at 1-800-523-7898, ext. 578, Sharon Fontanella at 703-451-4680 or Dale Hook at 703-866-1840. Visit or

Discovery Creek's Summer Camps in Virginia are under way with only a few spots left. Discovery Creek campers get to enjoy the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, where they can experience the sights, sounds and smells of the ponds, woodland paths and the butterfly gardens. For more, call 202-337-5111 or visit

Lydia Russo of Oakton recently attended the Presidential Classroom Future World Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. Russo is a student at Flint Hill School. Participants of the summit explored international relations, diplomacy and the changing world economy.