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Camps, Classes & Workshops

Summer Science and Engineering Camp. The county recreation department is holding half- and full-day science and education camps this summer for children ages 6-12. Topics include Lego engineering, crime solving, chemistry and space. The camps are held at elementary schools and recreation centers. To register or for more information visit

http://therecord-mcr.blogspot.com/2014/03/science-and-engineering-summer-camp-so.html.

Financial Boot Camp for Girls. Girls from age 11-17 can learn money and budgeting skills from an array of experts during the week-long free financial boot camp for girls at the Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road. July 7-11, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. daily. Hosted by the Financial Literacy Organization for Women and Girls and the Montgomery County Public Libraries. Topics will include budgeting, financial responsibility and decision-making, investing, identity theft and consumer advertising. Attendees must commit to week-long participation. Because space is limited, early registration is advisable. To register or for more information, visit

http://montgomerycountymd.libguides.com/content.php?pid=38448&sid=2376400#17830623.

Summer Camp Registration. Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, is offering 88 summer camps in 2014 spanning a variety of interests including ice skating, tennis, golf, gardening, outdoor adventure, nature, and more. Summer camps are available for tots to teens at all skill levels and at hundreds of locations across the county. A $25 discount is being offered for early registration for a select group of camps. Registration is open at www.ParkPASS.org. A complete list can be found at www.MontgomeryParks.org/camps, where camp searches may be filtered by age, location and key words. The 2014 Summer Camps guide is available online at www.MontgomeryParks.org/guide. Print copies may be found at select Montgomery Parks’ facilities, Montgomery County Recreation centers, government buildings and libraries while supplies last.

Summer Camp Registration Now Open. Photoworks at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., has summer camps children ages 7 and up. Visit www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes for a full listing.

Theatre Classes. Encore Stage & Studio is holding classes and mini camps for children in grades K-8 at on Saturdays at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Road, Arlington, and Tuesdays and Wednesdays after-school at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. Visit www.encorestageva.org for a list of classes.

Summer Art Camps. Summer camps for children and teens meet daily in several sessions throughout the summer at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington. Classes range from portfolio development to drawing, acrylic painting, and contemporary landscapes with oil paint. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org/aacsummercamps. Original art classes for all ages and all skill levels are offered year-round.

Arlington County Summer Camps. Camps for all interests, ages and abilities. Music, sports, theatre, nature, science, swimming, art, writing, martial arts and more for tots to teens. Campers with disabilities are welcome to register for any camp. Visit http://arlingtonparks.us/camps/summer2014/ or call 703-228-4747.

Pre-School Studio. 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Art at the Center, 2804 Sherwood Hall Lane. June 9-19, Mondays-Thursdays children ages 4-6 attend for explorations of clay, collage, drawing and painting as well as creativity, problem solving, collaboration and fun. Call 703-201-1250 or visit www.artatthecenter.org.

Youth Summer Classes. Beginning Monday, July 7, Metropolitan School of the Arts offers pre-professional summer dance, music theater and acting camps, as well as a wide variety of youth summer camps where students can explore and learn many facets of the performing and visual arts. Visit, www.metropolitanarts.org.

Martial Arts Camps. Potomac Kempo teaches Shaolin Kempo, a blend of Japanese Karate and Chinese Kung Fu. Potomac Kempo’s locations will host a camp “virtual tour” of China July 14-18 at the new Huntington location, 5914 N. Kings Hwy.; and Japan, July 21-25 at the Foxchase location, 4617 Duke St. For children age 5-12. Campers will learn about art, cuisine, history and language. Morning and afternoon sessions or all-day option. Visit www.potomackempo.com/summer-camp or call 703-206-8064.

Theater Camp. Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre will hold sessions starting June 30 to Aug. 22. There are two-week sessions with morning, afternoon or all day sessions, and one-week sessions that go all day. To register, visit www.mvcct.org.

Alexandria Summer Recreation. Summer of Smiles, the Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities’ Summer Fun Guide, is now available for download at www.alexandriava.gov/Recreation. Free printed brochures are available at City Hall, recreation centers, and public libraries located throughout the City. Registration for 2014 Summer Camps opens Wednesday, March 19 for City of Alexandria residents and Friday, March 21 for nonresidents. Interested participants may register online at www.alexandriava.gov/58232 or in-person at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St. For more information about summer camps, contact Recreation Services at 703-746-5430 or the Camps and Classes Office at 703-746-5414.

Agriculture Camp. Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture runs a camp where children from 6-11 years old get to experience life on a farm and learn about the source of their food. Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture is on the grounds of the Woodlawn Estate in Mount Vernon, 9000 Richmond Highway. Visit http://arcadiafood.org.