Go, Do, Learn

February 29, 2008

Elementary retreat

GREENCASTLE, Pa. -Camp Joy El will hold two back-to-back elementary retreats Friday, March 7, to Sunday, March 9.

Designed for students in grades two to five, the retreats' theme is "Adventure Express." Activities will include Bible teaching times, group games, go-carts, floor hockey, mini-golf and more. The first retreat begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday and ends at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The second retreat begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and ends at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

The retreat registration cost is $31.75. Parents can register online at; or call 717-369-4539.

Law enforcement awareness program

The Washington County Sheriff's Department will host the 2008 Sheriff's Citizen's Law Enforcement Awareness Program beginning Tuesday, March 18. This program will teach citizens the various aspects of police work through lecture and hands-on activities. This program will run for 11 consecutive Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., with two Saturday sessions for special hands-on activities.


To receive an application, call Detective James Holsinger at 240-313-2194 or download an application and class schedule at Completed applications must be returned to the Washington County Sheriff's office, 500 Western Maryland Parkway, Hagerstown, by Tuesday, March 11.

Summer camps

GREENCASTLE, Pa. -Joy El Ministries, 3741 Joy-El Drive, will offer summer camp for children as young as kindergarten and first grade.

Camp Joy El offers the following options:

· Day camps for kindergarten through grade five

· Mini-camp for grades one through five

· Overnight elementary camps

· Overnight middle school camps

· Overnight high school camp

Parents can register at, or request a registration form by calling 717-369-4539. Financial assistant is available.

Preteen pageants

The Miss Pennsylvania National Pre-Teen Pageant and the Miss Pennsylvania Pre-Teen Petite Pageant will be held Saturday, Aug. 30, and Sunday, Aug. 31, at Eisenhower Inn and Conference Center in Gettysburg, Pa.

The National Pre-Teen Achievement Program is designed to recognize outstanding preteen girls ages 5 to 12.

At the Pennsylvania pageant, candidates are judged on academics, achievements, poise, and presentation in a gown or party dress, personality, and ability to communicate and express themselves. There are also optional talent, sportswear and photogenic events.

Winners will receive trophies, cash, and the opportunity to compete for scholarships.

For more information, call 717-398-8373 or e-mail

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