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June 13, 2008

Robinwood Health Fair

Robinwood Health Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 14. The health fair will include the Colossal Colon exhibit, a 40-foot educational model of the human colon that kids of any age can crawl through to see examples of healthy tissue and diseases that affect the colon. Staff from the Endoscopy Center at Robinwood will talk about the exhibit and answer questions.

The fair also will offer 30 health screenings for a variety of health issues.

Young Life camp for teens

Young Life is an international Christian organization with resort camps built for teenagers. Young Life camp for Washington County youths is from Saturday, June 14, through Thursday, June 19.

Washington County YL will be attending the YL Rockbridge resort camp in Virginia.

The resort camp has a high/low ropes course, climbing tower, "death" swing, 1,000-foot zip line, water slide, pool and hot tub, the "Blob," mountain bikes, indoor gym and weight room, outdoor basketball courts, sand volleyball, Frisbee-golf course, soccer, lacrosse, football, game room and more. There will be food, cabins, music, and surprise events with themes, and competitions.

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The cost is normally $500 for the week and includes everything (charter bus transportation, meals, activities, etc.). Normally one bus goes per year, but the grant will pay for an additional busload of 80 kids; therefore the cost of camp will be half price ($250 when the cost is shared among everyone if both buses are full).

For information, call Brian Jensen at 301-733-2889. Go to www.younglife.org.

Kids and show company event

Washington County Show Kids and Show Company, under the direction of Brenda Cauffman, will perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 14, at Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theater. The theme of this year's show is "Celebrating of a 20-Year Voyage" and will include a variety of acts and a look back upon the last 20 years.

Performers ages 5 to 19 will dance, twirl, act and sing. All former members are invited to join in this reunion.

Tickets cost $8 and will be sold at the door on show night. For information, call 301-432-5930.

Summer food service program

Children ages 18 and younger are eligible for a free meal and activities as part of the summer food service program.

The program is sponsored by the Washington County Action Council and the City of Hagerstown. The program will operate Monday, June 16, through Thursday, Aug. 7. Lunches will be provided at the following sites: Wheaton Park (Memorial Recreation Center), Noland Village, Elgin Station, Frederick Manor, Boys & Girls Club (Pennsylvania Avenue), Pangborn Park and Hellane Park.

For information, call 301-797-4161.

Summerfest family theater

FREDERICK, Md. - Celebrate Frederick presents "kindie rock" band Rocknoceros as part of Summerfest Family Theatre. The band will perform at Baker Park's bandshell in Frederick at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 14. The event is free, but donations of canned food will be acccepted at the information booth. In the case of rain, go to www.celebratefrederick.com for cancellation information. For information, call 301-600-2489.

Fishin' Frenzy, Flag Day ceremony

The City of Hagerstown and MIHI will host the sixth annual Fishin' Frenzy and a Flag Day ceremony at Pangborn Park on Saturday, June 14. This year's Fishin' Frenzy, a tribute to the late City of Hagerstown Councilman Linn Hendershot, is open to children ages 12 and younger, senior citizens and people with disabilities. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and fishing takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fishing licenses are not required. Participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing poles; bait will be provided. Awards will be given in a variety of categories.

Other free activities will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., including pony rides, hay rides and barrel cart rides. The Flag Day ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. For information, call 301-739-8577, ext. 183.

MedCamp at Penn State Mont Alto

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Penn State Mont Alto will host its third annual summer MedCamp, June 16 to 20, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program is designed for students entering ninth and tenth grades this fall. The week-long program will give students the opportunity to learn more about Penn State Mont Alto and about careers in nursing, occupational and physical therapy, "CSI"-style investigations, emergency services, radiology, and more. The Waynesboro and Chambersburg hospitals will conduct lectures and demonstrations at each location. Students will travel to Hershey Medical Center for one day to tour the brain and heart labs. To register, call 717-709-0778.

Summer art camp

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Moon Dog Pottery will hold summer art camp for children ages 6 to 13. Campers will explore drawing, painting, sculpture, pottery, mask making and more.

Sessions will be held:

· Monday, June 16, through Friday, June 20

· Monday, June 23, through Thursday, June 26

· Monday, July 7, through Friday, July 11

· Monday, July 14, through Friday, July 18

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