IT’S SUMMERTIME! Check Out These Great Summer Camps

Falls Church Times Staff

June 16, 2010

This Friday, school’s out in Falls Church City…and summer officially begins!  Even though swimming pools have been open since Memorial Day, the lazy hazy days of summer don’t really begin until you no longer have to be at a bus stop at o’dark thirty.

So what are your plans this summer?  Still looking for a good camp or two?  The Falls Church City Recreation and Parks Department offers something for everyone of all ages.  From Mommy & Me swim lessons to horseback riding, sports to science, art to adventure, tennis to fencing, a wide range of camps still have openings, according to Amy Maltese, camp coordinator for the City’s Recreation and Parks Department.  Click here for a full list of camps with openings.

Descriptions for each camp can be found in the 2010 Summer Camp Brochure which is available online at Hard copies of this brochure are also available at the Falls Church Community Center. For additional information, contact Amy Maltese at 703-248-5307 .

June 16, 2010 


5 Responses to “IT’S SUMMERTIME! Check Out These Great Summer Camps”

  1. Brian Sulc. Falls Church on June 16th, 2010 7:44 am

    And, although not officially through City Rec and Parks Dept, the The Falls Church City Football Association, in conjunction with the George Mason Mustangs, will host the organization’s first Summer Football Camp at George Mason High School July 19-23 from 6:00-8:00pm.

    All those youths who are interested in flag or full contact football are welcome. The camp will be non-contact, and adequate water breaks will be given. The camp will occur rain or shine.

    Registration fee will be $25 for non-FCCFA members and $15 for FCCFA members. Fees will be collected on site via cash or check only.

    This camp will feature football fundamentals, techniques, form, conditioning, and fun. It will use classic speed and agility drills, instruction, observation and repetition.

    To register or pose inquiries, contact [email protected] or [email protected].

  2. Karen Hoofnagle Falls Church City on June 16th, 2010 10:45 am

    This is a great article idea, but next year since registration for lots of the popular programs filled up months ago, you might consider running a “getting ready for summer” piece about a week before the camp registrations open instead of a week before camps are set to start.

    Note, too, that reminding local parents of the school-based summer programs would also be a great idea.

  3. Gordon Theisz, City of Falls Church on June 16th, 2010 1:04 pm

    The school based “Summer Fun” programs are great. My children have enjoyed them for years. They are economical, fun and safe, and the kids are with many of their friends from school.

  4. Gina Caceci on June 17th, 2010 5:48 am

    In addition to the camps run by the City, we are fortunate that we have other great camp options for kids right here in Falls Church, especially kids who have artistic interests.

    Clay Cafe Studios offers a terrific day camp for kids who love to make pottery and other cool stuff.

    And Creative Cauldron has camps all summer long, including those last two weeks when no other camp operates. The CC camps combine the performing and visual arts with learning about the environment.

  5. Steven Valley on June 19th, 2010 7:00 am

    You forgot one more camp!

    The FCCFA Pre-season summer Football camp for kids 7-14 – July 19th-the 23rd from 6-8 PM rain or shine – at George Mason field – $25 for non-members $15 for members payment can be made on the first day of camp.

    There will be no contact and kids will be taught football fundamentals, techniques, form, and conditioning. It will use classic speed and agility drills, instruction, observation, and repetition to help young players learn and grow in the most synchronized sport there is!

    Come and get ready for the 2010 season with Coach Horn, his staff, GMHS Players, and some of the most successful coaches in the Falls Church/McLean/Fairfax area!

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