Annandale Summer Programs Have Something for Everyone
Looking for a way to keep your child occupied this summer? Here's a look at some local programs
School is out for the summer for kids of all ages, but that doesn't mean they have to stay in the house for the next two months. There are a variety of summer programs and camps available in Annandale for the summer. Check out our list below and suggest your own in the comments!
If your child isn’t big into sports but you want them to stay active, Brigitta White’s WholeMe! Programs offer yoga for children of all ages, as well as the family as a whole. White uses dance therapy and yoga to nurture and aid children in social, emotional, and movement development. The co-ed class accepts children ages four to 12 years old and kids with special needs are also welcome.
Enrollment for the program is open through July 1st for the Saturday class, which meets from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Programs can be full, half day, or individualized, for inquiries about other programs and contact information visit the website.
Pinecrest Summer Pavilion
At Pinecrest School in Annandale there is Preschool Pavilion for four-year-olds in the mornings only. There are also creative theme-based classes for rising kindergartners through sixth-graders. The program runs from June 27 through Aug. 19 and the classes last for eight weeks. The classes run from 9 .am. to 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. or full-day from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with the option of after camp care until 6 p.m. For more details check www.pinecrestschool.org.
For soccer buffs, there is day or away camp with the Annandale Boys and Girls Club. From June 27ththrough July 1stand August 22nd through August 26th, there are $135 week-long day camps for kindergarteners through seventh-graders with a $70 nonrefundable deposit. The half-day camp is $70 (for which the deposit fully covers). There will also be one away camp in Lewes, Delaware from August 7th through August 12th. The cost is $450 per child, however, there will be discounts available for whole teams which could bring fees down. All Annandale Boys and Girls Club camps are co-ed with one coach to every 10 players. For further details or questions check www.abgc1.clubspaces.com.
Annandale Sports Club has leagues for basketball aficionados. The teams, made up of sixth and seventh-graders, meet twice a week for five-week long sessions. The cost is $110. Times vary according to play schedules. Based on the number of children who sign up there will be two to three teams. For more information check www.annandalesports.org. Terry Adams, president of Annandale Sports Club, said this summer the club is also building a volleyball program and recruiting elementary and middle school children from third grade through eighth grade for teams this fall.
For those interested in fine arts June Yun, founder and director of Little Picasso Art Studio offers programs for two age groups. This summer, the theme for the younger age group ages four to nine is Time Capsule. The children will draw and create art related to specific periods of time. There will also be social studies involved with the program.
For the older group, ages nine to 12, there is the Portfolio Prep program which gives students the opportunity to develop fundamental drawing skills needed to for an artistic foundation. There are half-day sessions held from 9 a.m to 12 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. There is also the option of full-day 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (with a half-hour lunch break). Extended care is also available from 3:30 p.m.. to 6 p.m. For further details check www.littlepicassoart.com.