Go, Do, Learn

June 20, 2008

Chambersburg YMCA camps

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg Memorial YMCA will offer the following camps for children:

· Biddy "Animal Planet" camp for 3- to 5-year-olds, Monday, June 23, through Friday, June 27. Children will learn about different animals, complete with visits from local animals. Directed by Jen Dandy. $47 for YMCA members; $63 for nonmembers.

· Biddy "Nursery Rhyme Time" camp for 3- to 5-year-olds, Monday, July 14, to Friday, July 18. Children can rhyme, listen to stories, and create crafts. Directed by Jen Dandy. $47 for YMCA members; $63 for nonmembers.

· Biddy "Arts and Crafts" camp for 4- to 7-year-olds, Monday, July 21, to Friday, July 25. Children can indulge in the arts and create crafts. Directed by Jen Dandy. $47 for YMCA members; $63 for nonmembers.


To register, call 717-263-8508.

Art camps for children

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Arts Centre is offering six weeks of summer art camp for children. The program combines visual art with music and dance for a multimedia experience. Spaces are available for the following weeks:

· African and Asian art for ages 11 to 13, Monday, July 7, through Friday, July 11.

· Rhyme and rhythm for ages 8 to 10, Monday, July 21, through Friday, July 25.

· Mixed media for ages 13 to 15, Monday, July 28, through Friday, Aug. 1.

Classes are held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Arts Centre, 300 W. King St. Tuition is $160 per week. Arts Centre members receive a 10-percent discount on tuition. A registration form is at Need-based scholarships are available.

For information or to register, call Shelley Aikens at 304-263-0224 or e-mail

Guided walking tours of Naval Academy

ANNAPOLIS - The U.S. Naval Academy offers guided walking tours of its campus. Tours start at the Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center, inside Gate 1 (King George Street) of the academy. The visitor center has an 84-seat theater where a film depicting the life of Naval Academy midshipmen is shown. It repeats every 15 minutes.

There also are exhibits on various topics.

The Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March through December, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during January and February. The center is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Tours cost $8.50 for adults, $7.50 for seniors ages 62 and older, $6.50 for students in first through 12th grades, and are free for preschool children. Only vehicles with DOD stickers and handicapped tags are permitted on academy grounds. Visitors ages 16 and older must have a photo ID to enter the grounds.

For information, go to or call 410-293-8111.

Sports camps in Fulton County, Pa.

Fulton County Parks and Recreation Commission is holding the following camps:

Sports camp for children in grades five through eight from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, July 14, through Friday, July 18. Activities include basketball, tennis, ping pong, tether-ball, swimming, volleyball, ultimate Frisbee and more. Deadline to register is today.

Wrestling camp for boys and girls enrolled in kindergarten through grade 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, through Friday, Aug. 8. The event will be overseen by Tuscarora Wrestling Boosters and includes basic wrestling techniques. Deadline to register is Friday, July 4.

To register, call Chanin Rotz-Mountz at 717-552-0071 or e-mail

Allenberry Summer Conservatory

BOILING SPRINGS, Pa. - The staff of Allenberry Resort Inn and Playhouse announces that registration is open for the Allenberry Summer Conservatory, a weeklong program designed for students ages 11 to 18. Sessions will be held Sunday, Aug. 10, to Friday, Aug. 15; and Sunday, Aug. 17, to Friday, Aug. 22.

Students will learn about production. While working alongside the resident company and guest mentors, students will be immersed in acting, singing, stage combat and dance. In addition to the performance-based instruction, students will learn about set, property and costume construction as well as lighting and sound. Students will apply what they've learned in class to mount their own production, which will be presented for friends and family on the final day of the conservatory.

Students are lodged at Allenberry Resort Inn. Registration information is at

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