Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

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Wade Robinson received the Academic Achievement Award in Algebra I at the conclusion of Randolph-Macon Academy’s Summer Program. He is the son of David and Kay Robinson of Burke.

George Mason University's Substance Abuse Task Force and Fairfax County Public Schools' Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools presents "Teens and Alcohol: Promoting Dialogue on Underage Drinking," an interactive discussion on the challenges and consequences of underage alcohol use, Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Harris Theater on the GMU campus. For more, call Clarence Jones at 703-876-5281.

Messiah United Methodist Church's Child Enrichment Program has openings in the 2- and 4-year-old classes for this fall. Four-year-old classes are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and the 2-year-old class is on Mondays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more, call Betsy Findley at 703-569-3033.

The Fairfax County Park Authority is responding to community changes with additional programming to meet the needs of youngsters who are educated at home. New daytime classes, ideal for homeschoolers, will be offered this fall at Providence and South Run RECenters. Some classes for the approaching school year include: Outdoor Science, which explores flight, weather, geology and space in an outdoor setting; Explorations in Chemistry; Explorations in Astronomy; and Explorations in Botany. Register at any time until the day the class begins. Classes will be canceled due to low registration. For more, call 703-324-8548 or visit

TOT Preschool of Sydenstricker United Methodist Church is registering children from 3-5 years old for 2005-2006. Degreed, experienced teachers staff our half-day program at 8505 Hooes Road, Springfield. For more, call 703-644-6384 or e-mail

Girl Scouts. Two groups open to girls between 5 and 11, and 11 and 17 years old, 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

The Second Annual Orange Hunt German Immersion Grillfest takes place on Sunday, Oct. 2, from 2-5 p.m., at Burke Lake Park, Shelter A. Cost is $4 per person 5 years and over with checks payable to Orange Hunt PTA. RSVP by Sept. 23. Bring a cylindrical container for lantern making.

German Drama at Orange Hunt begins its fall session on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 3:15-4:15 p.m., and runs for ten Wednesdays. For more, call Bea Takenaka at 703-239-9294 or e-mail

Themenkaffee at Orange Hunt on Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Topic: Welcome.

Orange Hunt's German Club sponsors a Community Coat and Sweater collection from Nov. 9-11, in the Orange Hunt school lobby.