Community briefs

April 12, 2007

Antietam day camp to celebrate 31 years

Antietam Recreation Day Camp on Garis Shop Road is celebrating its 31st year with an open house Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

The open house is designed to provide tours of the facility, distribute literature, demonstrate some of the activities and answer questions.

The facility is on 32 acres, surrounded by trees and the Antietam Creek. The original buildings are all in use, along with many added improvements over the years.

The camp will have approximately 220 campers per week and run 11 weeks from June 11 to Aug. 24.

The camp offers horseback riding, canoeing, tennis, swimming, a cable ride, flume ride, rope swings, Burma bridge, barge, petting zoo and more. In addition, optional activities include drama, crafts, baking, archery, marksmanship, forting, fishing, tumbling, badminton, skating, puppets, and numerous adventure and field activities.


Gallery features student artwork

The works of North Hagerstown High School art student Allie Snyder are on display during April at Contemporary School for the Arts and Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. Snyder, an International Baccalaureate Art candidate, met the public at a reception March 31 at the gallery.

In March, the gallery's featured exhibit was the photography of Matthew Prince.

The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Children's Village receives grant

Representatives of the American Legion, Child Welfare Foundation of Maryland, recently presented Children's Village of Washington County with a grant of $2,450 to replace a broken smoke machine in the Smoking Doll House exhibition.

The funds also will pay for the purchase of a backup smoke machine, said Rochelle Morrell, executive director of Children's Village.

As part of the fire safety curriculum, Children's Village instructors use the doll house as a tool to show students how quickly deadly smoke can travel through a burning house.

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