Go, Do, Learn

May 23, 2008

Miss Maryland Princesses

The Miss Maryland Scholarship Program announces the Miss Maryland Princess program. The goal is to motivate and mentor young girls ages 3 to 12, and share experiences that will inspire them to dream of being Miss Maryland and ultimately Miss America.

For $150, each princess will be matched up with a Miss Maryland contestant. The Miss contestant will be a "big sister" to the princess and stay in contact throughout the year. Each Princess will receive a crown and sash, a title, T-shirt and tickets to the Miss Teen Maryland and Miss Maryland Pageant, as well as a special invitation to all Miss Maryland events. Miss Maryland Princesses may participate in parades or make appearances with their title.

The Miss Maryland Princesses will make their debut at the Miss Maryland sign-in ceremony on Sunday, June 15, and will make an appearance at the Miss Teen Maryland program on Friday, June 20, on stage at The Maryland Theatre.


Deadline to apply is Sunday, June 1.

Nature day camp

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Audubon Discovery Camp, a nature-oriented day camp for area children, is now registering campers. The camp is sponsored by Potomac Valley Audubon Society and is held at Yankauer Nature Preserve north of Shepherdstown.

This year's camp will run between May 28 and July 27.

New for this year are expanded camp offerings for preschool children and children who will be entering grades five through eight in the fall. There also will be six different weeks of camp sessions for children entering grades one through six.

The cost for most camp sessions is $100 per child per week and includes a T-shirt.

For information, go to or call Ellen Murphy at 304-676-8739.

Garden space rentals

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. - Want to start your own vegetable garden but don't have the place to do it? Rent your own 20-foot-by-20-foot garden at Sam Michaels Park. Some restrictions will be placed on pesticides and fertilizers. Access to the plots will be available during Sam Michaels Park's hours. Spots are on a first-come, first-serve basis. The cost is $25. For information, call Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Commission at 304-728-3207.

YMCA day camp

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -Signs up for YMCA Day Camp 2008 are underway. Campers will swim, study nature, hike, make crafts, sing songs, learn skits and play games.

For campers ages 13 and 14, the YMCA's Leaders In Training program provides activities and learning challenges. Weekly community service projects are planned plus local community business and civic persons are involved to provide insights into the world of leadership.

For information, call Lindsey Teson, Waynesboro Area YMCA Youth and Teen Director at 717-762-6012, ext. 127, or e-mail

Table tennis camp

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -Jef Savage, state level coach, club umpire (USATT certified) and competition player, will be presenting a week long table tennis camp at the Capitol Theatre Center's Wood Center, Monday, June 9, through Saturday, June 14. Classes cater to beginners and those who have played before. The cost is $100 per person. Savage will cover the four basic strokes, some advanced stroke play, equipment and clothing, footwork, service and service returns. DVDs of professional matches will be used to enhance the learning and playing experience. Racquets (paddles), balls, professional quality tables and nets will be provided for the length of the camp. All sessions include playing games. There are three different age levels for each camp:

Camp A - grades seven, eight and nine, 9 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Camp B - grades 10, 11 and 12, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday

Camp C - ages 18 and older, 2 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Each grade camp size is limited to 12 participants.

To register, call the Capitol Theatre box office between 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 717-263-0202. For more information, call Savage at 717-328-4115.

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