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Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock | June 8, 2011
Looking for an exciting, safe and affordable option for summer for your children ages 6 to 12? Why not try the Hancock Summer Youth Day Camp, sponsored by the Washington County Recreation Department? Certified physical education and health teacher Stephen Weatherholt is the director and, along with two helpers, provides a fun-filled day of games, sports and learning experiences. Children swim three afternoons a week and are encouraged to join the Summer Reading Club at Hancock Library.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | June 10, 2011
The last day of school for Greencastle-Antrim students was Thursday, but learning doesn't have to stop thanks to the generosity of the school district's teachers. For the second year in a row, the Greencastle-Antrim Education Association will send students to summer camp through its K-11 Scholarship program. Jenelle Wagner, treasurer of the association and a fifth-grader teacher, said $2,849 was raised by donations from teachers, support staff and a contribution from F&M Trust of Greencastle.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | July 6, 2012
As an oppressive heat wave continues to besiege the area with no signs of letting up, kids and counselors at area summer camps have had to slow down their outdoor activities. “It's been really hot all week,” said Marty Snook camper Jordan Gardner, 12, of Hagerstown. “I drink lots of water.” Members of the Marty Snook and Williamsport Camps went to the skating rink at Turner's Skating Palace on Virginia Avenue on Friday, something they do every week. But during the rest of the week, the campers had to find other ways to cool off. Marty Snook camper Nichole Sherman, 11, of Hagerstown said they found some less heated outdoor activities.
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By RACHAEL JOHNSON / Pulse correspondent | July 20, 2010
"Semper Vigilans" is the motto of the Civil Air Patrol. It means, in Latin, "Always Vigilant. " This motto played an important role in the West Virginia Wing Summer Encampment at Camp Dawson, because some of the activities can be quite dangerous. After all, Camp Dawson, located near Kingwood, W.Va., is the training base for the West Virginia National Guard and Army Special Forces. I'm a member of the Martinsburg Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol (CAP), based in Martinsburg, W.Va.
NEWS
By JOSHUA BOWMAN | July 7, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- One day after the start of summer camp, Marsha Moats was busy. The coordinator for Washington County's summer camp program bounced from office to office, answering phones and preparing for visits to camps in Williamsport and Halfway. "It's pretty hectic right now," Moats said. "But once you get it rolling, the program pretty much runs itself. " Last week marked the start of summer day camps put on by the Washington County Recreation Department. As program coordinator, Moats, 25, is responsible for the preparation of all the camps.
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by TRISH RUDDER | April 9, 2005
trishr@herald-mail.com BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The Morgan County Commission approved a $6,500 funding request from the Morgan County Boys & Girls Club at Friday's commission meeting. Chris Risinger, director of the club, said part of the funds will be used to pay for the expense of additional programs and field trips for the new all-day summer camp this year. He said the camp will start either June 20 or 27 and run for eight weeks. Risinger said some Boys & Girls Club parents have been requesting an all-day summer camp.
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BY DAVE McMILLION | April 22, 2002
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Jefferson County Sheriff Everett "Ed" Boober is so impressed with an upcoming summer camp operated by law enforcement officials that he is willing to pay the way for kids who can't afford to go. The West Virginia Sheriff's Association Youth Leadership Academy, to be held July 7 to 12 at Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va., gives eighth-grade students a unique look into police work. Students attending the camp participate in mock crime scenes, a mock criminal trial and learn about law-enforcement techniques.
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Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street | August 8, 2013
The BTJ Dance Class performed in the Ballet and All That Jazz Dance Annual Spring Recital at the Maryland Theatre on Saturday, May 18.  The class is a partner with Ballet and All That Jazz. Classes are held at the Suman Avenue Community Building each Saturday during the school year,  The next session will begin Saturday, Sept. 7. School-age girls and boys are welcomed to join the group. Contact Carolyn Brooks at cbrooks@headstartwashco.org for more information on how to be a part of this dance group and perhaps we will see you at the next recital.
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LIFESTYLE
July 7, 2013
The Mary K. Bowman Historical and Fine Arts Fund advisory committee recently received 17 applications requesting nearly $117,000 in funding.  At a ceremony hosted June 4 by Hagerstown Aviation Museum, the following awards were made: Fort Ritchie Community Center, heritage arts summer camp, $1,000; performing arts summer camp, $1,500 Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, youth art education program, $10,000 Washington County Free Library,...
LIFESTYLE
May 31, 2013
Laurel Good, associate director of Girls Inc. of Washington County, receives a $2,000 donation from the Hagerstown Kiwanis Club. Presenting the check is Harry “Bud” Barger, chairman of the club's youth services committee. The gift will support the summer camp for children at Girls Inc.
NEWS
May 23, 2013
The 18th annual Catoctin Challenge Bicycle Ride will be held on June 22 and 23. “This year brings an entire new route to the ride,” Catoctin Challenge organizer Phil Heffler said. “Riders will not be disappointed with the challenging, scenic and fun journey.” Proceeds will benefit the Camp Greentop program in Catoctin National Park and the League for People with Disabilities. Since 1937, Camp Greentop has been giving campers, regardless of their abilities, friendship, adventures and just plain fun that summer camp brings.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | April 16, 2013
Delays in completing Berkeley County's public recreation center in Inwood, W.Va., have prompted officials to nix a plan to hold summer camps for children there this year. Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks & Recreation Executive Director Steve Catlett said Tuesday that uncertainty about when the W. Randy Smith Recreation Center will be completed factored into the decision to  postpone until 2014 the launch of the camps at the center. Catlett said officials decided to make the announcement the month before people registered for the Berkeley Summer Energy & Explorer Camps at the new $2.1 million facility.
LIFESTYLE
November 23, 2012
Ronnie Scott Dagenhart was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout on June 16 at Downsville Christian Church. He is the son of Brian and Robin Dagenhart of Boonsboro. He is a senior at Washington County Technical High School, where he is in the electrical construction program. Ronnie is a member of Boy Scout Troop 58 of Downsville, and Crew 58 of Downsville. Both groups are chartered by Downsville Christian Church. Ronnie began his Scouting career in October of 2000 as a Tiger with Pack 58 in Downsville.
NEWS
November 20, 2012
Fort Ritchie Community Center will host its second annual Polar Plunge Party at Lake Royer on the Fort Ritchie campus in Cascade on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. The event will feature a campfire on the beach, s'mores, hot chocolate and music on the deck beginning at noon, with the plunge occurring at 1 p.m. Fort Ritchie's Lakeside Hall will be open with a cash bar and hot soups. Last year's party saw more than 100 plungers between the ages of 6 and 80, with an additional 150 spectators.
EDUCATION
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | July 20, 2012
Hagerstown resident Connor Buckley said he wanted to learn more about the technique of playing the piano, which is why he attended Piano Academy camp at the Barbara Ingram Summer Arts Academy. “I wanted to learn a little more than just playing notes written on a page,” he said. “There were certain things I wanted to improve on.” Connor, 13, will be going into the eighth grade at E. Russell Hicks Middle School this fall. He took part in the camp's piano recital Thursday, playing a solo piece and a duet.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | July 6, 2012
As an oppressive heat wave continues to besiege the area with no signs of letting up, kids and counselors at area summer camps have had to slow down their outdoor activities. “It's been really hot all week,” said Marty Snook camper Jordan Gardner, 12, of Hagerstown. “I drink lots of water.” Members of the Marty Snook and Williamsport Camps went to the skating rink at Turner's Skating Palace on Virginia Avenue on Friday, something they do every week. But during the rest of the week, the campers had to find other ways to cool off. Marty Snook camper Nichole Sherman, 11, of Hagerstown said they found some less heated outdoor activities.
NEWS
Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock | June 7, 2012
So what's a kid to do during the summer in Hancock? You can begin this coming week with Hancock's basketball camp, sponsored by the high school girls basketball team. The camp begins Monday, June 11, and runs daily through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the high school gym, West Main Street. It is open to children who will enter third through ninth gradenext fall. Coaches include students from the high school girls and boys teams, as well as adult coaches from the high school teams.
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