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Geocaching, an elaborate and fun-filled outdoor treasure hunt, is all the rage. With the use of a GPS system, campers will search for trinkets and small surprises at local, established geocaching sites. Most sites will be less than one mile from RCC. Geocaching is challenging and there is no guarantee that campers will find something every day, but most of the fun is in the search. Campers will receive their own logbooks to keep track of their successes. Participants should bring a filled water bottle, wear comfortable clothing, sturdy shoes and apply sunscreen prior to coming to camp.
Campers will use a program called SketchUp Make to design a variety of 3D models. This software enables campers to visualize geometry and other math concepts while designing full scale 3D models of houses, buildings, cars and much more, including but not limited to, virtual environments.
Campers will use a program called SketchUp Make to design a variety of 3D models. SketchUp Make enables campers to visualize geometry and other math concepts while designing full scale 3D models of houses, buildings, cars and much more, including but not limited to, virtual environments.
This three-day camp will enhance a student's photo-taking abilities while teaching camera handling and intermediate-level photo editing skills using basic Photoshop software. Campers will travel to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Monday to take pictures of the landscapes and architecture while receiving on-the-spot guidance of how to look at light, composition and exposure to capture an image with impact. Daily on-campus photo shoots will enable participants to practice the techniques that they have learned and review their projects while receiving individualized instructional attention. Campers will capture breathtaking photos and edit them in RCC's computer classroom. It is preferred that participants bring their own camera, but if that is not possible, a basic point-and-shoot camera will be provided for the duration of the camp.
If you are enrolled in the Young Actors Theatre program, YAT Zen Zone is an opportunity for campers to wind down and relax under RCC staff supervision. YAT participants must register under the YAT activity number. Weekly registration is required. Campers must be picked up by 5:00 p.m.,or a late fee will be assessed.
Campers will learn the shooting and editing techniques used by industry professionals, while they make a professional-quality digital movie and create incredible Hollywood-style animations, transitions and effects, including using a green screen for advanced effects. At the end of the week, campers will show their movies in a film-festival environment.
The sport of Archery has recently gained tremendous popularity thanks to successful books such as [The Hunger Games.] Campers will have the opportunity to perfect this fun and challenging sport by learning its rules, safety techniques, proper use of equipment and how to accurately aim and shoot. Participants will meet at RCC Hunters Woods and will be transported by FCPS bus to Bull Run Park's indoor archery facility. Campers may bring a bagged lunch and drink to enjoy on the return trip to RCC.
Young campers will learn how to create projects in a professional woodshop using pre-cut wood. This is an opportunity to learn the basics of woodworking while making unique projects to take home at the end of camp. Participants will use hammers and paint to create their projects and will be carefully supervised by staff.
Campers will use a variety of tips and tricks that will delight and amaze family and friends in the art of cake design and decoration. Each day participants will create something fun and new while they learn a unique decorating technique. At the end of the week, campers will design their own edible masterpiece from the techniques learned in class. Buttercream, piping, carving, fondant and other surprises will be incorporated. Please contact the Program Director with respect to any food allergies or restrictions at least two weeks prior to the beginning of camp.
This camp will treat campers to a full-day field trip- generally within the Washington, DC/Baltimore/Richmond metropolitan areas - every day of the week. Campers will be closely supervised by camp staff and will have the opportunity to engage in many enriching experiences over the summer. Campers are asked to wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes (no sandals, heelie-wheelies, or Crocs), apply sunscreen prior to coming to camp each day and bring a lunch, mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack, as well as a filled water bottle. Camp fee includes two t-shirts, field trip transportation and all venue admissions.Please Note: Itineraries below are subject to change.Monday - Burke Lake Park, VATuesday - Sandy Springs Ropes Course, MDWednesday - Westmoreland Berry Farm/George Washington's Birthplace, VA*Thursday - Mount Vernon Cruise/Scavenger Hunt at Mount Vernon Estate, VAFriday - Cascades Water Park, VA
This camp will treat campers to a full-day field trip- generally within the Washington, DC/Baltimore/Richmond metropolitan areas - every day of the week. Campers will be closely supervised by camp staff and will have the opportunity to engage in many enriching experiences over the summer. Campers are asked to wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes (no sandals, heelie-wheelies, or Crocs), apply sunscreen prior to coming to camp each day and bring a lunch, mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack, as well as a filled water bottle. Camp fee includes two t-shirts, field trip transportation and all venue admissions.Please Note: Itineraries below are subject to change.Monday - Luray Caverns, VATuesday - Bowling/Movies, VAWednesday - Turkey Hill Experience, PA*Thursday - Shenandoah Discovery Museum/Stony Man Mountain Hike, VAFriday - Atlantis Water Park, VA
Chess has been a popular game for centuries and people enjoy it to learn strategy, discipline and to satisfy a competitive spirit. Chess is considered aerobics for the brain. The curriculum will include beginner to advanced strategies, alternate solutions, how to build on the foundation of play and development of logical skills. A tournament will be held on the last day with prizes awarded to all participants.
Give back to the community this summer. Activities will include collecting and preparing food for donation to a local food bank, creating toys for needy children, tending a local garden and assisting staff at a local, non-profit thrift shop where they will prepare a project that will be displayed in the window. Campers must bring a water bottle each day and wear closed-toe shoes along with appropriate clothing for painting, planting and food preparation. Campers will meet in a different location each day. Parent/caregiver must drop-off and pick-up campers at the designated locations:Monday -- RCC Hunters Woods (Woodshop)Tuesday -- RCC Hunters Woods (Woodshop)Wednesday -- Meadowlark Gardens (9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna, VA -- 703-255-3631)Thursday -- RCC Hunters Woods (Kitchen)Friday -- The Closet (845 Station Street, Herndon, VA -- 703-437-7652)
Campers will enjoy learning new hobbies and acquiring new skills. A different activity will be featured each day such as scarf-dyeing, tie-dyeing, duct-tape crafts, Native-American crafts and more. All supplies will be provided.
Chefs will prepare new -- as well as some favorite -- exotic, international dishes including appetizers, entrees and desserts. Camp will also cover nutrition, kitchen safety and how to properly set a table. A camp cookbook will be given to each chef upon completion of each weekly camp. Menu selections may vary slightly from week to week. Allergy warning: this is not a gluten-free camp; nuts may be used in some of the recipes. Please contact the Program Director with respect to any other food allergies or restrictions at least two weeks prior to the beginning of camp.
Learn about the exciting world of digital photography including camera features, photographic composition and lighting. A first-day field trip and daily photo shoots will enable students to capture images, which they will then upload and edit with a popular photo-editing program to create beautiful and unique results. It is preferred that participants bring their own camera but, if that is not possible, a basic point-and-shoot camera will be provided for the duration of the camp.
This two-day camp will expand on the skills learned in Digital Photo II. Campers will further their understanding of composition, lighting and exposure techniques to capture beautiful photographs with outstanding results. Campers will also learn how to use basic photo-editing software to create photographic special effects. It is preferred that participants bring their own camera, but if that is not possible, a basic point-and-shoot camera will be provided for the duration of the camp.
Campers will learn to design and create beautiful jewelry, charms and keychains using beads, knotting methods, memory wire and basic wiring techniques. Participants will learn color, size, pattern, texture and coordination with beading tools. Make gifts for friends, family or yourself. On the final day of camp, get ready for "show time." Campers will display their hand-made projects while parents and friends are welcome to attend and take photos.
Calling all pilots! Our flight cadets-in-training will build a stunt plane, model rocket and even kites. Creations will be tested in a wind tunnel and daily instruction will also explain and explore the mechanics of hovercrafts, hot air balloons and blimps.
Campers will participate in a variety of activities and have many fun-filled experiences. Enjoy swimming daily, sports, crafts and cooking. Please note that this is a full-day camp, and campers will need to bring lunch and mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks.
Based on Renaissance and Medieval techniques, the sword-fighting disciplines explored are the rapier (the traditional sword) and the two-handed sword (knightly Medieval European sword). Practice swords used are the shinais and the foil. Students wear protective jackets, masks and gloves provided by the instructor. A safety waiver will be provided to parents/guardians and is due on the first day. Fee includes equipment rental. Campers must be nine years old by the first day of camp -- no exceptions.
Participants will be challenged to custom-build a tabletop house or structure, laminate it with playing cards or other materials, and create a whimsical work of art. This camp promotes concept and design elements, problem-solving and creativity. All supplies are included in the fee.
Young Jedi will explore worlds far, far away and engineering principles right in front of them. Defeat the Empire by designing and refining X-Wings, R2-units and settlements on far-flung edges of the galaxy. Imagination and engineering combine to create motorized and architectural projects such as energy catapults, shield generators and defense turrets.
The Force is strong. Build complex machines and structures based on the best designs from a galaxy light years away. Projects include X-Wings, AT-AT walkers, Pod Racers, Star Destroyers, Cloud Cities, settlements and fortresses. Key engineering concepts, such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics and eccentric motion, will be reinforced as campers tap into the powerful forces of imagination and engineering.
Mine, craft and build Star Wars universe using Droids, or create the Treehouse Village of Endor. This novice Play-Well Lego game is inspired by the Minecraft tablet game and the Star Wars fantasy setting.
Mine, craft and build the Star Wars universe using Lego. Roll the dice to gather Jedi resources. Then, build a starship, craft light sabers and use the Force to survive Empire attacks. This is an advanced Lego game inspired by the Minecraft tablet game and Star Wars fantasy settings.
Come join us for another exciting summer of LARK Each two-week session of classes incorporates lessons in music, ceramics, painting, drawing, and much more. The final day of each session will feature an "exhibit opening" where the children's creations will be displayed.
Younger campers will learn the basics of preparing simple recipes. Skills learned will include measuring, egg cracking and rough chopping (with child-safe knives and mandolin). Campers will build a tasty lasagna, create luscious blondies, make a pie (including a crust) and more. Little Chefs will taste and take home their culinary creations. Please contact the Program Director with respect to any food allergies or restrictions at least two weeks prior to the beginning of camp.
Focusing primarily on the Performance Art of Magic, students train in a variety of forms of magic: sleight of hand, cards, coins, mentalism, and apparatus, as well as learning the basics of what it means to be a magician. A variety of magical games, craft projects and activities accompany serious magic instruction. A culminating performance allows students to perform an effect they have mastered in a close-up setting for parent and friends.
Designed for children who are interested in constructing and learning how to use magic props, tricks and other apparatuses to perform illusions. Campers will create their own card tricks, learn how to construct a magic box, and design and paint their own magic wand. Mixed media will be used to foster engineering skills as well as artistic creativity.
Who wouldn't want to get their name in the Guinness Book of World Records? This summer, we're going to attempt to do just that by working on a team project -- to be revealed on the first day of camp -- with the goal of breaking a world record. Campers will put forth their best efforts to see how much they can accomplish and by working together as a team.
Minecraft is an online world that is virtually endless because it requires the player to continually build, seek, explore and even protect and defend what has been created. Campers will learn, improve and expand their Minecraft skills. No supplies are required, laptop computers will be provided for student use.
In this camp, older participants will learn and expand their Minecraft skills. Minecraft is a virtually endless online world that allows players to explore, craft and build unique environments. No camp session will be identical because the program is primarily driven by imagination. Laptop computers will be provided for this camp.
Campers will create their own designs with cathedral glass or vitreous glass tiles. Participants will use pre-cut pieces. They will glue and grout their masterpieces which can then be displayed at home or given as a gift. Campers must be able to focus and work independently with general supervision. Campers must wear closed-toe shoes and keep long hair tied back. Safety goggles will be provided. For those who complete daily tasks quickly, alternate activities will be given.
Learn basic paper folding skills and the special creative techniques of Origami. Each day will focus on a different theme, such as "Zoo Creatures", and campers will learn to create a bird, jumping frog, piano, Ninja star, airplane, boat and other paper sculptures based on the theme of the day. Origami games will also be introduced. All supplies are included.
Whether you are a first time paintballer or a seasoned pro, this four-day camp has something for everyone. Campers will learn the essential skills and techniques of paintball from professionals. The skills curriculum will include diving, bunker movement, running and moving, snap shooting and much more. This camp is designed for all athletic abilities and skill levels. Campers will meet at RCC Hunters Woods and with the supervision of RCC staff, be transported by FCPS bus to the nearby venue. Campers must bring a bagged lunch, snack and drink.
Parkour is a training methodology which focuses on movement in both natural and urban environments. The purpose is to move over, under, around and through obstacles elegantly and with efficiency. Parkour is not strictly defined by any particular workout or conditioning regimen. It is more about finding a way to keep improving and eventually reach your greatest physical potential. In addition to skill development, participants will take part in other fun-filled activities and games, culminating at the end of the week with an obstacle course challenge.
Campers born after 2000 are familiar with mobile phones, iPads, GPS, digital photos, streaming music and video. This program will add to those skills to lay the foundation for the technical skills and understanding needed to invent the next generation of technology. Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized computer specifically designed for learning about computing and electronics concepts. Participants will learn about computers (from the inside out), while designing animations, building and playing an original game, and wiring their own circuits. All supplies are included in the class fee, including a Raspberry Pi computer, which campers can take home at the conclusion of camp.
Get ready for a fantastic summer of Road Rulz adventure camp. Participants will travel to and engage in new and exciting activities each day. Imaginations will soar, new skills will be learned and tons of fun memories will be created. This camp is designed specifically for middle and high school students who are motivated to meet the challenges and embrace the journey.Information:Fee: Includes field trip transportation and all venue admissions.Lunch: Campers must bring a bagged lunch and drink each day. Please do not pack items that require refrigeration as no refrigerated storage is available.Sessions: Camp is held daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A detailed itinerary will be provided prior to each weekly camp start and will also include camper requirements related to lunch, attire and behavior expectations. Please Note: The itineraries provided below are subject to change.Forms: All camp forms, liability waivers and itineraries will be available online at www.restoncommunitycenter.com and must be completed by May 15, 2017.Week 1July 10-July 14Monday -- Burke Lake Park, VA Tuesday -- Ripley's Believe It or Not/Madame Tussaud's Museums, MDWednesday -- Movie and Rebounderz , VAThursday -- Whitewater Tubing, WVFriday -- Splashdown Waterpark, VA
Campers will create, program and control robots designed to perform challenges such as the SumoBots Challenge, Joisting Challenge and the Catapult Challenge. Campers will use Lego Robotics and computers to learn principles of robotics, computer programming and teamwork.
Campers will learn rock climbing skills such as proper harnessing, tying knots, belaying, and maneuvering techniques. This indoor camp is a terrific introduction to the art and skill of rock climbing. Campers will meet at RCC Hunters Woods and, with the supervision of RCC staff, be transported by FCPS bus to the nearby venue. Campers must bring a bagged lunch and drink.
Rugby is a high energy sport that teaches quick thinking, strategy, good sportsmanship and commitment. Campers will have fun, develop camaraderie and learn teamwork in a safe environment for boys and girls of all ages and abilities. All players will run, pass, kick and score.
The Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT) preparatory camp, led by The Princeton Review, is structured to improve test scores with updated and expanded verbal and math skills instruction. The curriculum will focus on relevant, frequently-occurring test topics that impact scores the most. Students will benefit from the four SAT practice exams, as well as hundreds of practice questions and drills provided in the student manual and online student center. Students will participate in proctored practice exams and will receive individualized score reports to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses. A small class size and personal attention - combined with enthusiastic teachers - make this camp both productive and fun. A detailed itinerary will be mailed in advance of the camp start date and will be posted on www.restoncommunitycenter.com. Test and Class Dates for SAT Prep Camp are listed below:1. Test A : Monday, July 10 (1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)2. Class 1 : Tuesday, July 11 (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)3. Class 2 : Wednesday, July 12 (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)4. Class 3 : Thursday, July 13 (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)5. Test B : Friday, July 14 (1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)6. Class 4 : Monday, July 17 (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)7. Class 5 : Tuesday, July 18 (1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.)8. Test C : Wednesday, July 19 (1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.) 9. Class 6 : Thursday, July 20 (1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.)10. Class 7 : Friday, July 21 (1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.)11. Test D : Monday, July 24 (1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.) 12. Class 8 : Tuesday, July 25 (1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.)
This camp is perfect for the beginner with no prior sewing skills who wants to create simple garments. Design and produce two ready-to-wear garments while maximizing your skills with a sewing machine, pattern cutting, hand sewing techniques and other embellishments. There are a limited number of sewing machines at RCC, so if you own one, please feel free to bring it. It can be stored securely overnight for the duration of the camp.
Use pre-cut tiles to glue, grout and create a masterpiece that can be displayed at home or given as a gift. Campers are expected to focus on their task and work independently with instructor supervision. Safety goggles will be provided and campers must wear closed-toe shoes and keep long hair tied back. For those who complete daily tasks quickly, alternate activities will be given.
Spring into LARK and join us for this mini session of the popular summer program. The session will incorporate lessons in music, drawing, painting and sculpture. On the final day, participants will present a small gallery exhibition to display their work.
Spies and detectives are invited to connect the dots using science to help solve a crime in this hands-on investigation of the science of sleuthing. Uncover the science involved in evidence gathering, analysis and fingerprinting detection. Enhance recall and observation skills and learn how to use spy equipment.
The jobs your child will apply for haven't even been created yet. Bio-Engineering is one of the STEAM fields that is just taking off. In this camp, participants will learn how the systems of the body work and then will try to build on current scientific developments to create solutions for medical issues such as kidney failure, hearing loss and more. If your child is interested in the field of medicine and enjoys working collaboratively in a creative and critical environment, he/she will love this camp.
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) studies promote critical and creative thinking, while having fun. In this camp, participants will utilize a variety of materials to work through the engineering design process. Students will design and build bridges, water fountains, furniture and more. If your child likes to build, to work collaboratively and wants to work on his/her critical thinking while having a good time, this is the perfect camp.
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) studies promote critical and creative thinking while having fun. In this camp, participants will utilize a variety of materials to work through the engineering design process. Campers will design and build bridges, water fountains, furniture and more. If your child likes to build, to work collaboratively and want to work on his/her critical thinking while having a good time, this is the perfect camp.
Girls will learn graphic design, animation, musical composition, gaming, fashion design, 3D modeling and create a digital video. They will work with a new breed of robotics that integrates art and technology to spark creative thinking. Guest speakers will teach girls about the latest, technologies and how they can tie into future careers. ?
Boys and girls will let their imaginations soar as they create necklaces, bracelets, earrings, keychains and more. Learn how to correctly and safely use tools while designing and hand-building each component of jewelry. By the end of the program, campers should be able to create up to five pieces of original, custom jewelry that is perfect for gift giving or personal enjoyment.
Enjoy the experience of working in a professional woodshop and create unique projects to take home at the end of camp. Participants will be carefully supervised and will use hand and power tools to build their projects.
The Young Actors Theatre (YAT) Summer Program is a five week cumulative program that trains young actors in the disciplines of voice, dance and acting. The 7-11 age group is limited to 50 participants who will be split into two groups. Final performances will be held on August 9, 10 and 11, 2017. Due to the cumulative approach to the program, attending all weeks of the program is required, so please plan vacations and appointments accordingly. Full payment is due at the time of registration.
The Young Actors Theatre (YAT) Summer Program is a five week cumulative program that trains young actors in the disciplines of voice, dance and acting. The 12-17 age group is limited to 25 participants, who must be 12 years of age on or before July 1, 2017 Final performances will be held on August 9,10 and 11, 2017. Due to the cumulative approach to the program, attending all weeks of the program is required, so please plan vacations and appointments accordingly. Full payment is due at the time of registration.
Zen Zone is an opportunity for campers to wind down and relax under RCC staff supervision after a day of exciting adventures and learning new skills. Campers MUST be picked up by 5:00 p.m., or a late fee will be assessed.
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