Summer Camps

May 07, 1997

Summer camps

Including listings for Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and children with special needs

Teri Johnson

Staff writer

Don't let boredom cramp your style this summer.

Make camp your style instead.

The Tri-State area is filled with opportunities for children to hone their skills, develop new ones and have a lot of fun in the process.

We asked area camps to submit details about their summer programs, and we compiled our lists from the information they sent.


Unless otherwise noted, camps are for both boys and girls.

Call the number listed for information on how to register.

Register as soon as possible, as spaces fill up fast.

So go ahead.

Get caught up in the World Wide Web. Climb onstage. Practice your jump shot, and while you're at it, shoot for the stars.


Antietam Recreation Day Camp

Date: June 9 to Aug. 21

Time: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Ages: 7 to 13

Location: 9729 Garis Shop Road, Hagerstown

Activities: swimming, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, tennis, games, art, crafts and drama

Cost: $70 to $100 per week depending on how many weeks the child is signed up for

To register: call 797-3733 or 797-7999

Four-Star Summer Camps

The following camps will be at Four-Star Athletic Complex, Milestone Terrace, Williamsport. To register, call 223-6116.

  • Gymnastics camps - activities include floor, bars, beam, vault, trampoline work and swimming

    Tumble time for ages 4 to 7 - July 14 to 18; July 28 to Aug. 1 and Aug. 11 to 15

    Times: 9 a.m. to noon

    Cost: $60

    All Star Camp for ages 6 and older - June 23 to 27, July 7 to 11 and Aug. 4 to 8

    Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Cost: $80

    Team Gymnastics Camp for levels four and above, ages 6 and older - July 7 to 11; July 21 to 25 and Aug. 11 to 15

    Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Cost: $220 for day, $350 for overnight

  • Cheerleading Camp for ages 7 and older

    Dates: June 30 to July 4; July 28 to Aug. 1 and Aug. 4 to 8

    Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Activities: strengthening, jumps, flexibility and tumbling

    Cost: $80

  • All Sports Camp for ages 6 and older

    Dates: June 23 to 27; July 7 to 11 and Aug. 4 to 8

    Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Activities: soccer, basketball, volleyball and swimming

    Cost: $60

Middletown High School Cheerleading Camp

Dates: Aug. 4 to 8

Time: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Ages: students entering third through eighth grades

Location: Middletown High School, 200 High St., Middletown

Activities: chants, cheers, stunts and pyramids; squads and individuals welcome

Cost: $80; family rates available

To register: call 1-301-293-2316 or 1-301-371-5000

Special needs

Camp Sunrise

For children who have been diagnosed with cancer; sponsored by American Cancer Society

Dates: Aug. 10 to 16

Location: Camp Glyndon, Reisterstown, Md.

Activities: swimming, archery, arts and crafts and nature; 24-hour medical service available


To register: call 1-800-787-4337 or 1-410-931-6850

HandiVenture Camp

For those who are mentally and physically impaired

Dates: Younger HandiVenture for ages 10 to 20 - June 30 to July 4; Older HandiVenture for ages 21 to 45 - Aug. 10 to 14

Location: Camp Joy-El, 10 miles southwest of Chambersburg, Pa., on Pa. 995

Activities: Bible study, singing and age-appropriate electives

Cost: $260

To register: call 1-717-369-4539


Camp Joy-El

Dates: Elementary Camp for children who have completed third through fifth grades - July 6 to 11; July 13 to 18 and July 20 to 25; Elementary Mini-Camp - Aug. 10 to 13; Elementary Day Camp for those who have completed second through fifth grades - Aug. 11 to 15; Junior High Camp for those who have completed sixth through ninth grades - July 27 to Aug. 1 and Aug. 3 to 8; Senior High Camp for students that have completed ninth through 12th grades - June 15 to 20; Sports Camp for those who have completed third through 12th grades - June 22 to 27

Location: 10 miles southwest of Chambersburg on Pa. 995

Activities: Sports Camp - Basketball and soccer are offered for third through 12th grades; volleyball is offered for seventh through 12th grades; wrestling is for boys in third through 12th grades; lifeguard certification course is for those 15 and older

Cost: $170 for Elementary, Junior and Senior High Camp; $105 for Elementary Mini-Camp; $50 for Elementary Day Camp; $195 for Sports Camp

To register: call 1-717-369-4539

Junior Adventure Camp

Dates: July 8 to 11 and Aug. 5 to 8

Ages: 12 to 16

Location: Whitetail Ski Resort and Mountain Biking Center, 13805 Blairs Valley Road, Mercersburg

Activities: mountain biking, hiking, learning to cook outdoors, canoeing, kayaking and learning about wilderness survival, medical and rescue techniques and nature and conservation; camp is four days and three nights

Cost: $400; $50 extra for bike rental for the four days

To register: call 1-717-328-9400, extension 344; preregistration required

Shakespeare-in-the-Park '97

Dates: Aug. 4 to 17, with performances of "Twelfth Night" scheduled for Aug. 15 to 17

Ages: students entering eighth grade and older

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