When school's out for summer and your daughter has way too much time on her hands, summer camp can keep her busy. Among the many benefits of summer camp include making friends and learning new and useful skills and activities. Parents of girls in Manassas, just west of Washington, D.C., can send their daughters to one of the camps offered in and around their city, whether she is into dance, sports or the arts.
Dance and Martial Arts Camps
Your daughter can attend one of the camps offered at Virginia Dance Center in Manassas. Girls ages 3 to 8 can attend Princess Dance Camp to learn jazz and tap and enjoy craft activities. Girls ages 7 to 11 can go to the Dancin' Divas Camp to work on tap, ballet, hip hop, jazz and lyrical dance. Hip Hop Dance Camp is for girls ages 5 and older and focuses on the newest styles of street dance. Girls ages 10 and holder can attend So You Think You Can Dance Camp to practice tap, theater dance, lyrical, hip hop and jazz. If you daughter is more into martial arts than dance, she can attend the Kids MMA Summer Camp at Vanguard Gym in Manassas. While attending this camp, your daughter will learn about self-discipline and getting physically fit.
Sports and Arts Camps
The Prince William County Department of Parks and Recreation offers an assortment of sports and arts camps for kids. Girls ages 9 to 15 can attend the beginner volleyball camp to learn about the basics of the game and sharpen their skills. Cheerleading camp teaches girls ages 5 to 9, a variety of cheers, chants and dance moves. A girl's basketball camp is offered to girls 6 to 10 that teaches them the fundamentals of the game. Girls archery camp teaches girls, ages 9 to 12, how to properly shoot a bow and arrow. At Van Goh-For-It Art Camp, kids 8 to 12 will learn about the basics of drawing, sketching, painting and cartooning. Jungle Book Musical Theatre lets kids, ages 9 to 12, rehearse and prepare for a musical that includes voice, jazz dancing and acting.
Church Camp and Day Tripper Camp
At Manassas Christian School, your daughter can attend a fun-filled summer camp with stories, games, art, crafts, music, food and live entertainment. Kids, ages 8 to 14, can attend one of the Day Trippers camps offered through the Prince William County Department of Parks and Recreation, with a new theme each week. During Museum Mania week, for example, kids get to visit the Navy Museum and Air and Space Museum. During Waterpark Week, kids get to splash and play at Veterans Park Pool, Freedom Center and Waterworks.
Girl Scouts and Boys and Girls Club Camps
If your daughter is a Girl Scout, you can sign her up for the Manassas Girl Scouts Summer Day Camp, 15 minutes away in Haymarket. The camp is for schoolgirls, and includes archery, horseback riding, crafts, games, music, cooking and exploration stations. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington offers a summer camp for boys and girls. During Youth Camp, your 5- to 14-year-old can enjoy music, sports, mentoring and field trips. Girls ages 15 to 18 can attend Teen Camp and participate in activities such as field trips and college tours.