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Camps & Schools

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 Friday, 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.

Sports Mania Camp for ages 2-3, at Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market St., Leesburg. Learn a new sport and make new friends each week. Bring a snack and a drink.

Wednesday-Thursday, Aug. 2-3, basketball, 10:30-11:15 a.m., $15.

Wednesday-Thursday, Aug. 9-10, football, 10:30-11:15 a.m., $15. Call 703-771-5913 or visit dcc@loudoun.gov.

Sterling United Methodist Church, 304 E. Church Road, Sterling, is holding a Vacation Bible School, Aug. 7-11, from 9 a.m.-noon, with a Thursday night program, Aug. 10, from 7-8 p.m. The theme is Fiesta!, and is from children ages 3, by Sept. 30, 2005-last yearÕs fifth-graders. Contact the church office, 703-430-6455 or visit www.sterlingumc.org.

Abrakadoodle Camp-Doodlers for ages 6-13, at Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market St., Leesburg. Lessons designed to ignite the imagination, foster creativity and develop new skills with paints, water colors, pastels and other materials. $8 supply fee payable to instructor at first class. Tuesday-Thursday, Aug. 8-10, 1:30-2:15 p.m. $30. Call 703-771-5913 or visit dcc@loudoun.gov.

The YMCA Loudoun County will hold several after-school programs for the 2006-07 school year, with locations at the following elementary schools, Road Hill, Catoctin, Hillside, Sugarland, Cool Spring, Evergreen Mill, Sterling and Forest Grove. Registration required, 703-777-9622 or visit www.ymcawashdc.org. Fee $285 per month with half off the first month.

The Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services has released a new, updated edition of its 2006 Summer Camp Guide. With the increasing demand for enrollment in the department's summer programs, a second edition of the camp guide was needed in order to incorporate new camps added since the first edition was released in March.

In addition to a planned distribution through the middle schools, the new camp guides are available at all PRCS community centers, manned parks, Loudoun County libraries and the department's administrative office located at 215 Depot Court in Leesburg. Summer camp details can also be found on the Web site at www.loudoun.gov/prcs/camps or call 703-777-0343.