Summer camps scheduled

May 10, 2012|Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock

Summer camp opportunities are coming into view for children in Hancock. 

A new one this year is “Camp like a Girl,” sponsored by the Girl Scouts of America, Council of the Nation’s Capital. 

Girls in kindergarten through grade five are eligible to attend, and older girls can register to be helpers or aids. The dates are June 18-22, and it is going to take place in nearby Cacapon Resort State Park, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. There will be a bus pickup at Hancock Elementary School for campers from Hancock and camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The camp costs $15. All girls (and adult and teen helpers) are welcome. Participants do not have to be a Scouts. 

For more information, call Briget at 304-820-4434 or Jane at 304-596-9940 or pick up an application at the Loaves and Fishes Thrift Store on High Street in Hancock.

Recreation department to hold camp in Hancock

Once again, the Washington County Recreation Department is sponsoring summer day camp in Hancock, and yes, my son, Stephen, is camp director for the third year.

The camp runs from June 25 to Aug. 10, Monday through Friday from 8  a.m. to 4 p.m.  The camp costs $40 per week for county residents and $45 for nonresidents. Children pay an additional $2 a day to swim at the town pool. 

There will be lots of fun activities for those ages 6 to 12, including sports, crafts and games. Attendees bring a packed lunch, and most activities take place at the community gym at the high school.

To register, go to

Seafood dinner and auction planned

There are only a few tickets left for the Chesapeake Seafood Dinner and Auction to be held Saturday, June 9, at St. Peter’s Church in Hancock. 

This is a benefit for the Interfaith Service Coalition to raise funds for a $10,000 matching grant from a foundation in Baltimore.

The meal includes eight to 10 ounces of hot snow crab legs, 18 cold steamed shrimp and a buffet with crab imperial, beer battered haddock, fried chicken, cheesy mashed potatoes and sweet corn. 

Auction items include Maryland Terrapins football tickets, plus many other items.

Tickets cost $20 and are available by calling 301-678-6605. 

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