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of All Ages & Stages

March - May
2019

• Special Camp Guide Edition • Spring Events

215-348-8841
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WE AIM TO
TARGET YOUR
CURIOSITY
SUMMER CAMP
General, Sports & Specialty Camps

SWIM & LIFEGUARD


Private Swim Lessons & Lifeguard Classes

Our schedule of older camp programs for

experiences for our campers. Campers are


placed into our summer camp groups based
on the grade level they are entering in the
fall. During summer camp sessions, activities
are planned and geared to each age group PICKLEBALL
including swimming and water activities, Lessons, Clinics & Events

and games, the arts, music, science, and


STEAM, nature, ropes course, and teamwork
challenges. Special events are scheduled
throughout the summer as additional fun
for our campers and families. All 55 acres are
utilized to provide our well-rounded, all-
encompassing summer camp experience.

OUTDOORS
SCHOOL YEAR Archery, Outdoor Survival, Fishing & Red Cross
Preschool & Child Care

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FITNESS & SPORTS CLINICS


Boot Camps, Soccer & Mini Golf

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Happy Spring Mamas!
I am writing this to you as I am looking out my window to
another March snow storm. It looks beautiful outside,and I
enjoyed the winter, and even had fun taping my trees this
year and made some maple syrup.
Pictured here is my daughter tapping the trees and the syrup
we made. I love making a list of things I want to do every
season and crossing them off when I do them. No more
saying I want to do that and never do it... No better time
than now.
With spring right around the corner, time for a new list that
includes several waterfall hikes in the area and a trip some-
where new. What about you? Whats on your "want to do
list" this spring? Hopefully we have given you some great
ideas in this issue for you to try.
Time for egg hunts, hiking, booking summer camps and
planning some warm weather fun. We have all you need in
this issue. Our Camp Guide is packed with local summer
camps and has something for everyone, including a wonder-
ful farm in Bucks County and a advertiser of Mama's Lil
Guide coming up on 10 years—Camp Curiosity, who also is
gracing our cover. Be sure to check out all they have to offer
on a beautiful country setting with Horses, swimming,
archery, fishing, music and so much more!
We are also working with Lehigh Valley Zoo, and will be
offering a special giveaway of tix to this great little gem of a
zoo, so be sure to check out our facebook page daily for tix
to this and many more places to enjoy this spring and
summer.
Please post your fun things on our facebook page and as
always post a pic of you or your kids with the new spring
guide for your chance to win Crayola Experience or Lehigh
Valley Zoo Tix.
~Mama Sharon

Owner / Publisher / Sales:


Sharon Cowell
267-312-1825
mamaslilguide@gmail.com
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Camp Kinder Works


1090 Pebble Hill Rd., Doylestown, PA 18901 -
www.kinderworks.net - 215-348-8082
Camp Kinder Works offers recreational & instructional
swimming (on site), air-conditioned Art Studio and Game
Room, Sports & Outdoor Games with a shady Playground!
10-weekly sessions with flexible schedules for children ages
3-12. All staff are Certified Teachers or Lifeguards. We make
great summer camp memories! (See website for details, and
for our sister DigArts summer camp in Montgomeryville.)

Bucks County Audubon Society's Summer Nature Camp


2877 Creamery Rd., New Hope PA, 18938 - www.BCAS.org -
(215)297-5880
Children ages 5-10 will have the opportunity to discover the
natural world first-hand! Explore all that our property has to
offer, from streams to fields to forests to ponds! Each week is
packed full of nature discovery, hikes, hands-on activities,
inquiry science, and nature play time!

Camp America
Chalfont, PA 18914 - www.camp-america.com - 215-822-6313
For over 50 years, Camp America has offered a nurturing
environment filled with fun and excitement, which has kept
kids coming back year after year. Family owned and
operated, ACA-accredited Camp America provides fun for
boys and girls ages 2 1/2 to 15.

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Healing with Living Food with Michael Vansconez | Sunday, March
17, 2-4pm, $20 | Register: B-STILL Flotation and Healing Center,
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Sound Healing with Sharon Kachel | Tues. March 19, 7pm, $20 |
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Tap Into the Empowered You with Heidi Garis | Wednesday, March
20, 7-8:30pm, $27 | Heidi@TapIntoAbundanceNow.com, 215-453-1418
Spring Equinox Event | Thursday March 21, 7pm, FREE |
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MSIA Soul Awareness Seminar | Friday, March 22, 7pm, FREE |
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The Room at Meadowbrook is a nurturing environment on a Free From Writing Class| Sunday, March 24, 1-2:30pm, FREE |
small farm promoting the healing and expressive arts for both srw@epix.net
people and animals. Offering comfortable intimate class sizes Essential Oils for People and Pets | Wednesday, March 27, 6:30pm, $20
and inviting discovery of deeper connections with self and others, | srw@epix.net
here we strive to educate others about ways to live more holistically. Awaken Your Spring Goddess | Thursday, March 28, 7pm, $25 |
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Our Mission: From Aha To Haha with Edie Mosier | Saturday, March 30, 2-4pm, $30
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To provide joyful experiences that heal through creative exploration
of self awareness, playful artistic movement and being. Sound Bath with Virginia and Janice | Sunday, March 31, 1pm, $25 |
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To support personal power, collaborative sharing and caring that Sunday Morning Celebration of Life | April 7, 9:30pm, FREE | srw@epix.net
aligns spirit, body, mind and emotions, individually and collectively. Angel/Fairy Tarot Card Readings for Beginners | April 10,
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To collaborate with healers, teachers and students of all
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Join the Playshops at Intentional Dye Workshop with Lauren Schwind | April 13, 2-4pm, $35
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theroomatmeadowbrook.com Reiki Share | April 14, 1:30pm, $5 Donation | lyn@lynhicks.com
The Room at Meadowbrook | 4089 Durham Road | Ottsville, PA Discovering Your Authentic Voice | April 16, 7-9pm, $35 | lyn@lynhicks.com

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Fawns…Babes in the Woods
3/21 | 1:00-2:15 pm
Easter Bunny Pancake Breakfast
4/6 | 8-11am
Events Baby And Me Hike
4/10 | 10-11 am
Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy, 1 W. Skippack Pike, W.K Bray Masonic Lodge #410, Schiff Nature Center, 339 Pleasant Valley Road,
Schwenksville Learn more about the local white 1 S. Pen St., Hatboro Mendham, NJ Strap your little one in a
tail deer and their fawns. 6102879383 $6 All you can eat, baby carrier/ backpack, put on your
under 8 eat FREE walking shoes, and join us for a
Peace Valley Nature Center Events Easter Bunny will be morning hike with other parents and
Doylestown, PA present for pictures and caregivers. Weather cancellation
BABES IN THE WOODS Wednesdays April FREE Easter Egg Hunt notifications occur within 24 hours of the
3, 10, 17, 24 Rain Date May 1—10-11am Ages program start time. Walk Ins welcome.
9 months – 2 years - $50 (members $40) Elmo's Eggstravaganza Member fee is $5. Non- member fee is $7.
These nature awareness classes focus on 4/6 thru 4/21 973-543-6004
age appropriate walks. Stroller friendly Sesame Place
trails. Please dress for mud. Take a photo Garden Animals Preschool Activity
KIT CREW Wednesdays April 3, 10, 17, 24 with the Easter Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy, 1 Skippack Pike,
Rain Date May 1—10-11:30am Ages 2 -3 Bunny, find your Schwenksville 4/11 | 1-2:15pm
years with caregiver - $65 (members $55) way through an Egg-venturous maze, go Learn to identify some
Class Size 5 Kits (Children) Search for on an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt and join of the helpful and not
animal homes, visit the pond or stream & Abby Cadabby for an Egg-cellent Story so helpful little critters
listen and look for birds. Storybook, snack, Time! Plus, take a spin on select rides and found among our
search, & take home craft. be sure to get a photo with everyone’s flowers, fruits and vegetables.
GOSLING GANG Wednesdays April 3, 10, favorite Sesame Street friends dressed in 6102879383
17, 24 Rain Date May 1—10-11:3am ~ 4-5 their holiday attire!
years - $65 (members $55) Catch insects Nature Play Weekend
and some of their relatives. Wade into the Free Sundays at the Allentown Art Museum 4/13 through 4/14 | 10am-12pm
stream to discover the critters that live there. 4/7 recurring | 12- 4pm Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville
A story, craft and snack are included. Allentown Art Museum, 31 North Fifth Street, Allentown Meet and greet our zoo animals and come
Tel: (215) 345-7860 Kids, bring your parents up to Arts Ways take photos with Tinkerbell!
peacevalleynaturecenter@co.bucks.pa.us Family Interactive Gallery on the Museum's
second floor for Artventures: hands-on Baby Storytime
Bouncy Booktime - Story Time For Ages 0-4 artmaking activities for children of all ages. 4/13 | 9:30am Bucks County Library Center, 150 S.
4/2 | 10 and 11 am 610.432.4333 Pine Street, Doylestown 20-30 minutes. Ages
Lambertville Free Public Library, 6 Lilly Street, Lambertville, NJ birth-2 years. With baby on your lap,
609-397-0275 Healthy Kids Running Series share books, music, action rhymes and
4/7, 4/14, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12 | 4PM finger plays. 215-348-9081
Child’s Play Douglass Park, 76 Jackson Road, Gilbertsville
Series—Meet The https://healthykidsrunningseries.org/ Easter Workshop For Kids!
Sheep The Healthy Kids Running Series is a 5 4/13 | 1-3pm Pennypacker Mills Historic Site, 5
4/3 | 10am or 1pm Sunday race series for ages 2-14. Different Haldeman Road, Classroom Bldg., Schwenksville
Peter Wentz Farmstead, 2030 age groups run distances of 50yds, It's springtime and we've got four vintage
Shearer Road, Lansdale 75yds,1/4 mile, 1/2 mile, and 1 mile. It's inspired crafts for kids to make: decoup-
Learn about our wooly friends, make $35 for kids to get up and run with HKRS each age eggs to hang, a 3-D butterfly and
a wool craft & visit the sheep. season. The fee will earn you entry into all 5 flower card, a cute bunny mask, and an
Ages: 3 & up and accompanied by an adult; races, a tech t-shirt, adorable black & white spring lamb!
fee: $5 per child; Pre-registration required. sponsor goodie bag, Refreshments provided. Ages: 5+,
call: Kimberly Boice, 610-584-5104 and a medal. If your accompanied by an adult; fee $5 per child;
child would rather pre-registration & payment required.
Doylestown Bookshop Story Time pace him/herself Deadline April 5. 6102879349
4/4 | 11:00AM (215) 230-7610 with just one race to
The Doylestown Bookshop, 16 S Main St., Doylestown start, you're welcome 24th Annual Dolls Day Out
Come and join the fun every Thursday. to register on-site for
4/13 Mercer Museum, 84 South Pine Street,
Features music, books, crafts and more. $10 the day of that race.
No sign-ups necessary. Ages 2-4, parents (**Medals are given at the end of Doylestown Enjoy a scrumptious tea time, a
must stay with children. the race on week 5) children’s doll parade, a tea etiquette
session, creative crafts and activities, story
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Events
hour and time to shop for doll fashions.
Tickets are required for both adults and
Annual Egg Scramble
4/18 | 4:30-5pm Warminster Community Park, 1100
Brick Fest Live! Lego Fan Experience
4/27 and 4/28
children: $15 (215) 345-0210 ext 131 Veterans Way, Warminster Ages 3-10 are invited Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks
to the annual Egg Scramble, with Mr. E. For 20% discounted tickets use MAMA20
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FREE event for kids 8 and under! Sloth Meet and Greet Day
4/18 | 10:30-11:30am Child's Play Series—
Easter Egg Hunt By Ambler Kiwanis Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville Meet the Chickens
4/13 | 10am-12pm Come and meet a sloth at the zoo! 5/1 | 10am OR 1pm
Ambler Boro Park, Hendricks Street at Valley Brook Rd. Peter Wentz Farmstead,
Each group will have a few special eggs Spring Food Truck Festival 2030 Shearer Road, Lansdale
for larger chocolate gifts - but 4/20 | 11am-6pm Preschoolers learn about
every child leaves with Valley Square Shopping Center, Warrington chickens, help collect eggs,
chocolate! No charge, Join Food Truck Craze. This is a free take home an egg of your own.
but donations will be admission and free parking event Ages: 3 & up and accompanied by an
accepted. featuring 15 pay-as-you-go food adult; fee: $5 per child; Pre-registration
trucks! required. Kimberly Boice, 610-584-5104
Annual Easter Egg
Hunt 4/13 | Easter Egg Hunt at Diggerland Bat Campfire Program at Churchville
10-11am 4/21 | 11am-12:30pm Nature Center - Bats!
Deep Run Mennonite Church Diggerland USA, 100 Pinedge Drive, West Berlin, 5/10 | 7:30-9:30pm After the program,
East, 350 Kellers Church Road, NJ Over 4,000 eggs in the stay behind to enjoy marshmallows around
Perkasie FREE. Prizes / Rain Easter Egg Patches at Digger- the campfire. Fee: $5 a person - Members
or Shine / For children ages land. Every EGG has a prize Free. Registration is required.
1-10. Bring your own basket! and 20 GOLDEN eggs have grand
prizes hidden in them. 12 and under. Bring Touch a Truck
Quakertown Borough Easter Egg Hunt your own basket or bag to collect eggs. 5/10 | 1:30-2:30pm Upper Dublin Public Library,
4/13 | 10am-12pm 805 Loch Alsh Ave, Fort Washington
10:00am - Event Starts Family Nature Night 4/26 | 6-8pm Touch-A-Truck event with dump trucks and
10:20am - 0-3 age group Briar Bush Nature Center, 1212 Edge Hill Rd., Abington Township vehicles - including an ambu-
10:30am - 4-6 age group Special programming for children with lance from CAAA.
10:40am: 7+ age group autism spectrum disorder and their families
Games, crafts, a petting zoo, moon 4th Annual Rubber Ducky Regatta
bounces, Easter Bunny, and much more! A-Day at Delaware Valley University 5/19 | 1pm Kemper Park, Warminster
4/26 - 4/28 | Friday 12-8pm, Saturday Parks & Rec and Citadel present this
Breakfast & Hayride with the Easter 10am-7pm, Sunday 10am-6pm hilarious family event for its 24th consecu-
Bunny 4/13 , 4/14 & 4/20 | 10am-4pm Delaware Valley University, 700 E Butler Ave., Doylestown tive year. Rubber Duckies float ¼ mile
Solly's Farm, 707 Almshouse Rd, Warminster Enjoy livestock and dairy shows, unique down the Neshaminy Creek to compete in
$7 for adults, $9 for children educational experiences for all ages, a race to the finish line. First 4 ducks to
Includes fresh pancakes, sausage, juice, entertainment/music, inflatables, Kids cross the finish win a cash prize. Official
coffee, Apple Cider Donuts, craft bunny Corner, face painting, and vendors! Food ducky number tickets may be purchased
bag, hayride and egg hunt. Hayrides run options: famous milkshakes, tasty funnel online or at Citadel on Street Road, the
about every 20 minutes from 10 am - 4 cakes, and varieties of food trucks!. WREC@WCP, and Library. TICKETS:
pm 2153786679 $5.00/ Ducky or 5 Duckies for $20.00.
Spring Kids Fest You need not be present to WIN! PRIZES: 1st – $200 / 2nd
Peeps In the Village 4/27 thru 4/28 | 11am-5pm -$150 / 3rd – $100/ 4th – $50
4/17 thru 4/28 | Recurring daily Peddler's Village, Rt. 202 & 263, Lahaska
Peddlers Village, Rt 202 & 263, Lahaska Fun-filled days for the whole family with
See PEEPS®—a Pennsylvania-produced health & wellness activities, hands-on
specialty–displayed in not-so-natural but crafts, live entertainment, and more! FREE
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Spring Fun for Mama! We know there is plenty of stuff for the kids, but what about Mama?
All Great Date Night or Girls Night Out Fun. Make a "Want to do List." Forget about
Spend the Day in Lititz. This great the "To Do" list and make your list of things you always say your going to do, or
little town has great brewery's, restau- want to do. Write them down, then pick a date, call the friend, book the trip,
rants, shopping, and just a little drive take that class, whatever it is... Just do it! You can always make time for you and
from town is the Wolf Santuary of PA its so important not to forget about all the things that make you happy.
where you can walk around the
sanctuary on a guided tour and Spring is in full bloom at Peddler’s Village with
see the wolves and learn about events happening throughout the season. The Spring
these beautiful animals. Fling Festival kicks off and celebrates the warmer
www.wolfsanctuarypa.org season. Peddler's Village offers restaurants, a beer
www.lititzpa.com garden, artisan’s market, live music and more...

Or check out the Beer Garden and Unwined nights at both Shadybrook and The Market at Del Val, and don't forget
Bishops Estate Winery in Hilltown for weekend wine tastings, fire pits and music,
or find your creative side by visiting The Uncorked Artist in Warminster
and paint or make a wood sign.

Hike and Picnic in Nature. So many great waterfalls, hiking trails, and walking
paths in the Area. My favorite one is right in Upper Black Eddy. You may have taken
the kids to see Ringing Rocks, but have you hiked the trail around the park and seen the
beautiful waterfall? You can also hike down into the fall and find a nice big rock to sit
on and have a nice peacful lunch! This is such a special location and has great calming
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Visit a nearby farm and go on a nature walk
Find a new playground in a new town Plant a family herb or vegetable garden
Go camping in your backyard
Attend a cherry blossom festival

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Mama’s • Nuts and seeds- almonds, walnuts, cashews,
and pumpkin seeds…make a trail mix
Healthy Corner • And, to drink? Water of course! Flavor water
Health tips, answers to questions & more!
with berries, watermelon, cucumber or lemon to
make it more favorable.
Kids Need Fuel
for Lunch! • Snack…air popped popcorn, organic string
cheese, organic yogurt, pretzels sticks, whole
In one of the Mama’s Issues, we grain crackers with p/b.
covered the importance of
breakfast. Now, let’s tackle lunch.
These ideas are for school and Q and A
summer camp lunch! Q What’s the difference between packing a lunch
and buying lunch from the cafeteria or snack bar?
By lunch time, tummies are grumbling and children need A Though it is certainly much easier to buy lunch,
a nutrient-rich lunch to get their brains and bodies make it a treat. In the long run, packing lunch saves
through the afternoon. A balanced meal whether money. And, you avoid all the extra unhealthy fats,
breakfast, lunch or dinner consists of healthy carbs, chemical preservatives, salts and sugars in prepared
protein, healthy fats and fiber. This provides energy, or bought foods.
increased immune systems, focused brains, keeps bellies Use the time to make lunch as family time!
full and supplies vitamins and minerals to growing
bodies.
At the beginning of the school year or beginning of Recipe
summer camp, make a column of fruits, veggies, proteins,
whole grains and small snacks your child likes. Have Homemade Version of
them help you pack their lunch by picking something a “Lunchable”
from each column. When they like what is in their lunch
box, they are more likely to eat it! Purchase a reusable
lunchbox with sections
• grapes and/or
Ideas… carrots
• Vegetable…cut up carrots, celery, cherry tomatoes, bell • slice organic
pepper, or cucumber with little cup guac or hummus. cheddar cheese into squares
• slice nitrate/nitrite free turkey into squares
• Fruit…buy fruit in season and cut up into bite size • add whole grain crackers (can eat separately or
pieces or make it fun and make fruit kabobs make cracker sandwiches with cheese and turkey)
• Spouted whole grain bread with organic peanut • Arbonne Protein Bar – recipe in May 2018 issue!
butter/almond butter and local honey
• No nitrates, no nitrates organic turkey or chicken sliced
thin rolled up with organic cheese slices
• Leftover homemade soup (heat up in AM and put in
thermos to stay warm)
• Chicken, tuna or egg
salad in a sprouted whole
grain pita
• Hard boiled eggs
• Small salad with leftover
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Is blue light bad for kids? What you need to know…

spectrum The American Academy of Pediatrics recently warned about the negative
effects of digital device use among children, including increased risk of
disrupted or delayed sleep and adverse effect on school performance.
Parents are catching on that blue light might be something to worry
Dr. Melissa Richard about, yet many parents don’t know what blue light is, let alone how to
protect their children.
521 W. Butler Ave. Blue light is part of the visible spectrum of light. It has a very short
Chalfont, PA 18914 wavelength; therefore it produces a greater amount of energy than other
colors of the visible spectrum. Electronic devices emit a high concentra-
267-875-EYES (3937) tion of blue light so they remain visible under bright conditions.
www.spectrumvision.com Scientific evidence shows that exposure to blue light may suppress the
production of melatonin, a hormone that regulates sleep and wakeful-
ness. Studies specifically done on children found a strong connection
between digital device use around bedtime and reduced quality and
quantity of sleep and impaired alertness the next day. In addition,
extended use of these devices has also been shown to cause symptoms of
dry eyes, blurred vision, and headaches.
Many parents impose a digital curfew on their kids, making sure they
have 1-2 hours of screen-free time before bed. This allows the body time
to increase production of melatonin. For kids who do their homework on
a computer at night, newer blue light-blocking glasses filter out the
high-energy wavelengths. Dimming the brightness of the monitor or using
a blue light filter in the device can be helpful but is not as effective as the
glasses.
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Germantown Academy offers children
ages 3 to 14 a diverse, engaging day
camp experience, competitive sports
camps with varsity GA coaches, and
specialized camps in the arts, sciences,
and technology at the school’s beautiful
126-acre campus in Fort Washington.
Highlights include access to the
Wissahickon Creek and state-of-the-art
athletic facilities.

Our Junior Day Camp provides a wide


variety of activities, with campers
entering 1st through 4th grade rolling
through an exciting mix of art, games,
science, athletics, swimming, nature,
technology, song and dance, and our
awesome ropes course and zip line!
Daily instructional and recreational
swimming in our indoor pool and
options for lunch round out this
benchmark program.

New for 2019, Senior Day Camp


gives rising 5th and 6th graders the
opportunity to travel off campus twice
a week to places like state parks and
family fun centers while still enjoying
special activities on campus.

For campers aged 3–5, we have a full


slate of age-appropriate programs led
by experienced early childhood
professionals. Itty Bitty Camp offers a
flexible transitional program for
3-year-olds, and Adventurers Camp
provides both traditional day and specially themed programs for 4- and 5-year-olds.

Competitive Sports Camps are also offered


throughout the summer, with specific weeks for
baseball, basketball, field hockey, football,
lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and track. Each sports
camp is run by GA Varsity coaches and players.
New for 2019: Elite Soccer Camp!

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explore 126 acres of fun and friendship at
Germantown Academy!

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