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Camps & Schools, July 23-29

Send announcements, which are open to the public at no or minimal cost, to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102 or e-mail to loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, call Jennifer Lesinski at 703-917-6454. For additional listings, visit www.connectionnewspapers.com.

The Douglass Community Center, 405 East Market St., Leesburg, has openings in the child-care program for children ages 3-5. Program hours are 7 a.m.-6:15 p.m., Monday-Friday. Call 703-771-5910.

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office will hold a weeklong summer camp to keep children from joining gangs. The camp, called Road DAWG (Don't Associate with Gangs), is part of the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program and will be held July 28-Aug. 1, at Round Hill Elementary School. The camp is for upcoming sixth graders. The camp is designed to provide students with the skills they need to avoid gang pressure and youth violence. Ask for an application at your local elementary school or pick-up an application at the Loudoun sheriff's Office Administration Building, located at 39 Catoctin Circle, S.E., Leesburg.

Abrakadoodle pirate island camp. Create pirate ships, sandcastles, treasure maps, sea monsters, ship flags, doubloon necklaces and more, July 28-Aug. 1. Camp fee: $185 includes all materials. For children ages 3-5. Held at the Douglass Community Center, 405 East Market St., Leesburg. To register, contact the Douglass Community Center at 703-771-5913 or e-mail dcc@loudoun.gov.

Riverside Presbyterian Church middle-schooler’s are heading to Ligonier Camp, from Aug. 3-7. Includes high/low ropes, caving, zip line, white water rafting, water park, Christian speakers and more. Cost: $285. Visit www.ligoniercamp.org. To register, visit www.riversidechurch.com or call Daniel or Linda, 703-444-3528.

Our Savior’s Way Lutheran Church will be holding a "PowerLab" vacation Bible school, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., Aug. 3-7, at Our Savior’s Way Lutheran Church, 43115 Waxpool Road, Ashburn. Each day there will be a family dinner at 5:30 p.m. with the program beginning at 6 p.m. Parents are encouraged to eat with the children every day and participate in the opening and closing parts of the program. Cost: $10 per child with a maximum of $20 per person. Register online at http://www.oswlc.org.

Dance Camp. Children ages 11 and up can learn the foundations of dance and build technique at this workshop, held at the Creative Dance Center, 20604 Gordon Park Square, Ashburn. The camp runs, from Aug. 4-8, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and costs $150 per child. Ballet or jazz shoes required. To register, contact the Douglass Community Center at 703-771-5913 or e-mail dcc@loudoun.gov.

Children can acquire new art skills at the Abrakadoodle minidoodlers camp. Located at the Douglass Community Center, 405 East Market St., Leesburg, the camp is for children ages 20 months-3 years and the remaining session is Aug. 5-7, from 1:30-2:15 p.m. Cost: $60 per session. To register, contact the Douglass Community Center at 703-771-5913 or e-mail dcc@loudoun.gov.