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Patch Picks: Summer Camps

This week's Patch Picks highlights five summer camps to look into for your children in and around Kensington.

Summer Friendship Day Camps focuses on the skills of making and keeping friends, leadership and kid-organized play. Boys ages 8 to 10 camp from June 20 through 24 and girls ages 8 to 12 camp June 27 through July 8.

has six weeks of camp from June 20 through July 29 (not including weekends) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Before and after care is also available for an addittional fee. Several different camps are available for different age ranges and feature different activity focuses.

in Wheaton has three summer camp sessions available: traditional summer camp, camp with sports afternoon and the Montessori program. Visit the website to register for the 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. camp. (Before and after care is also available.)

YMCA Day Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, with before and after care programs available. See and branches for more information.

in Bethesda offers camp for children ages 3 1/2 to 14. There are six programs to choose from including Adventure Camp and Excursion Classes. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m with before and after care available and half day options for Junior Day campers.

Robin Ferrier March 11, 2011 at 07:17 PM
Don't forget the JHU Engineering Innovation 4-week summer program for high school students, mentioned on the North Potomac Patch site. It runs from July 5 - 29 at the JHU Montgomery County Campus in Rockville. Students learn engineering basics: conducting experiments, solving design challenges, interpreting data, applying technology, and more. And students with a passing grade earn three transferable Johns Hopkins University credits. FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://engineering-innovation.jhu.edu
Jesseka Kadylak March 11, 2011 at 07:56 PM
Robin, Thanks for the suggestion.
Allyson Finch Wilson June 14, 2011 at 02:17 AM
Also, the annual "Skills & Drills" basketball camp at Pyle MS in Bethesda runs June 20 - 24. Its for children ages 5 - 14 and is a fun, high-energy week camp designed to help kids develop sound basketball fundamentals and sharpen existing skills. Led by retired Harlem Globetrotter Mike Wilson, kids are grouped by age and skill level and work on– rebounding, defense, passing, shooting and dribbling to name a few. for more information head over to www.worldrecordbasketball.com

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