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Summertime News & Notes

Falls Church-based Creative Cauldron presents a taste of the Arts Adventure Camp experience in a one-week sampler, to be held from Monday, June 29 – Friday, July 3.SNmiddleschool

Creative Cauldron Offers Arts Adventure Camp

Falls Church-based Creative Cauldron presents a taste of the Arts Adventure Camp experience in a one-week sampler, to be held from Monday, June 29 – Friday, July 3. Campers will explore drama, music/movement and visual art through a nature-based theme. The day begins in the Arts Space at Pearson Square, with visits to local northern Virginia parks and afternoon swims. Full-day sessions are from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Half-day sessions are available for 4-5 year olds from 9 a.m. – noon. Before care begins at 8 a.m., with after care extending to 5:30 p.m. For enrollment fees, visit www.creativecauldron.org/25.html. For more information, call 571-239-5288.


Their final stop before entering into summer adventures, seventh graders at the Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School (MEHMS) in Falls Church were the honorees at the school’s annual “Moving Up” ceremony on June 16. They will be moving on to become the George Mason High School (GMHS) Class of 2014 starting next fall. MEHMS Principal Ann McCarty and Student Council President Jack Stricker were among the speakers, along with their GMHS counterparts, Principal Tyrone Byrd and Student Council President Natan Lailari. (Photo: News-Press)

Session II Kicks Off at McLean Children’s Academy

Session II of Summer Discovery Camp at McLean Children’s Academy (6900 Elm St., McLean) will take place Monday, June 29 – Friday, July 3. The camp is especially designed for Pre-K, Kindergarten and first-grade-aged children. The ambience is well suited to a child’s first experience with a structured program, yet offers stimulation and varied activities, which can interest older children.

Half-day sessions run from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., extended-day sessions from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and full-day sessions from 8:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. For more information, visit www.childrensacademy.com or call 703-734-2353.

Cookouts, More at Fairfax Academy Summer Camp

The Fairfax Academy-Arlington Campus (820 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington) is offering summer camp programs, with activities including games, sports, cookouts, water play and more. Children are required to wear uniforms as part of their summer-camp experience, and should arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. To register, or for more information, call 703-671-5555.

F.C. Congressional Camp Begins 2nd Session

From Monday, June 29 – Wednesday, July 10, Congressional Camp’s second session will take place. An American Counseling Association (ACA)-accredited, co-ed day camp designed for ages 3-14, Congressional Camp is sponsored by the locally-based Congressional Schools of Virginia (3229 Sleepy Hollow Rd., Falls Church).

Its diverse summer programs include day camp, travel camps, specialty camps and athletic camps. To register, or for more information, visit www.congressionalschools.org/camp or call 703-533-9711.

  • Correction: The photo that ran in last week’s School News & Notes section was wrongly attributed to Dana Elfin. In addition, the caption accompanying the photo should have read: “Longfellow Middle School students, Carrie Marton, Madelyn Paquette, Nick Kemp, Varun Kumar, Coach Eugene Huang, Jonathan Leidenheimer and Nadege Aoki, won the second annual Junior National Academic Championship. (Courtesy Photo).”






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