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DC Camp Fair: Read all about the Time, Date, and Location of the Event

Posted by Jud Millar on Thu, Feb 6, 2014

SMA Teen Community Service Summer Camp to attend the Tysons Corner Summer Camp & Activity FAIR on Saturday 2/8/2014!


Tysons Corner Center in the Main Center Court
Performance Times Available


Saturday, February 8, 2014
10 am - 5 pm
1961 Chain Bridge Road • McLean, VA 22102

Summer fun for kids of all ages! 
Overnight camps or day camps. Sports camps, science camps, music camps, arts camps, educational camps and all kinds of great summer enrichment. Camps from all over the US as well as Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.








Do you know what your kids are doing this summer? Attend a camp fair and find out about camps in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. Camp representatives will be available to answer all of your questions about day and sleepaway camps in the Washington, DC area. Explore a wide range of camps from sports to nature discovery to drama to educational programs.


Tysons Corner Center is one of the premier shopping malls on the East Coast and the largest mall in the Washington, DC area. With more than 290 stores, you’ll find a great selection of merchandise including everything from high fashion apparel to home furnishings. 

Anchor stores at Tysons Corner Center include Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Hecht’s, Lord & Taylor, L.L.Bean, and AMC 16 Theatres. There is a huge food court and several restaurants including California Pizza Kitchen, The Capital Grille, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, Silver Diner and T. G. I. Fridays. 

Mark your calendar for an exciting opportunity - come to one or ALL of FAMILY Magazine’s 3 terrific Summer Camp &Activity FAIRS! These strategic population-focused fairs will feature summer activities, overnight camps and educational opportunities for kids of all ages in areas where you live.

Located  in areas with high-income and highly educated parents, these eventsoffer families living in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Northern Virginia aGREAT OPPORTUNITY to find quality summer camps and enrichment programs for their children.

Each Camp FAIR is FREE admission for moms, dad and children of all ages! There will be tons of hands-on activities for the kids, face painting to egnitthe imagination and even great prizes being given away.  

Parents can participate in a $500 Camp Giveway and win the Camp Experience of Your Child's Dreams!


SMA Teen Community Service Summer Camp:

Community Service has always been an integral part of the SMA experience. For the past 28 summers, SMA has

Teen Community Service Summer Camp

Barn Owl at Shavers Creek Enviornmental Center

The SMA Service Program…

The SMA Service Learning Program provides campers the opportunity to show commitment to yourself, to others and to your ability to shape the future. You are guaranteed to get your hands dirty. You may be involved in building new cages for Golden Eagles at the Shavers Creek Environmental Centre or work on watershed rehabilitation with the Clearwater Conservancy. Sometimes we work with a disabled older couple in painting and fixing up their home. The work can be challenging but the rewards are great as we learn to work as a team & give back to the community.

Meaningful Service Leaning Projects:

We choose SMA Service Learning Projects carefully to ensure quality & that we only go where help is wanted. It is a helping hand, not a handout.

Our projects will be designed to work alongside of local volunteers and deserving families. You will become part of our community while helping others, and knowing more about yourself.

What is the SMA Summer Project? 

Each spring we at Stone Mountain Adventures will work to create a meaningful project that will impact the communities that surround Stone Mountain Adventures. The actual project will differ each summer, however at it’s core the Flagship Project will have the following similarities:

  • An ongoing summer long project that every session will work on
    • Perhaps a construction project where we can see our progress
    • Sometimes, creative fund raising can be part of our project/
  • The project will take us out of camp into our community.


Who are some of the the local organizations we work with?

How did we develop this program?

To help develop this program we called on the help of SMA founders Pam & Biff Houldin. They have extensive

Campers engaging in Community Service

Fence Painting at a Theraputic Riding Program for People with Dissabilities

service learning experience having also started Global Works in 1989, offering international service based for high school students. Now they are both involved in serving the community locally and abroad. “It is a dream of course to have Stone Mountain Adventures help develop the passion for local community service. Campers get as much out of helping others as the recipients. Service learning is a life long journey.”

Who can participate in the SMA Service Leaning Program?

The program is open to all campers at SMA. Priority will be given to Super Campers who will have the opportunity to take a leadership role on projects. When Service Learning if offered during the week, it will be one of the 7 activities for campers to choose from that activity time. Some campers who are excited about this opportunity will sign up every time it’s offered while others will only do Service Projects on Saturday afternoons. Our goal is to provide SMA campers with more opportunities to create positive change in the community & in themselves.

How many Service Hours can I earn each Session?

Campers will have the opportunity to sign up for up to 2 service learning activities each week in addition to the Saturday afternoon Service Activities.

Campers engaging in Community Service

Mixing Cement for a Hbitat for Humanity Project

  • Session 1 (SMA1) – 27 Hours
  • Session 2 (SMA2) – 18 Hours
  • Session 3 (SMA3) – 18 Hours
  • Session 4 (SMA4) – 36 Hours
  • Session 5 (SMA5) – 45 Hours
  • Session 7 (SMA7) – 63 Hours

Community Service needs to ethically responsible. SMA will evaluate all of its projects to ensure our hard work is going to deserving causes.


Here are the exhibitors for the 2014 Fair. 


Adventure Theatre MTC
Alliance Francaise de Washington DC
Ameriprise Financial
AXA Advisors, LLC
Bethesda Big Train
Blue Ridge School
Burgundy Summer Day Camp
Butler Camp
Camp Cody 
Camp Friendship
Camp Hidden Meadows
Camp Horizons 
Camp Rim Rock
Camp Sandy Cove
Camp Tall Timbers
Camp Twin Creeks
Camp Up with People 
Challenger Sports
Chantilly Academy Gymnastics 
Chestnut Lake Camp
Chincoteague Bay Field Station
Columbia Baptist Church 
Congressional Camp 
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Cortona Academy
DramaWorks, LLC 
Fairfax Collegiate
Fairfax County Park Authority
Fitness For Health
Fun Bot Lab
Flint Hill School 
Golden Boot Soccer
The Grier School
Habonim Dror Camp Moshava 
Hameau Farm in the Big Valley 
i9 Sports
Inova Medical Group
Kingsbury Day School 
Kitchen Saver
Langley School
 Language Stars
Mad Science
Merritt Academy
Northern VA Regional Park Authority 
Oakcrest School
Passanante's Home Food Service
Potomac Nationals Baseball Team 
Sandy Hill Camp 
School of Rock
Shakespeare Theatre
Skate N Fun Zone
Spanish Immersion Camp 
Spark The Wave 
Spy Camp 
Steve and Kate's Camp 
Summer at St. Patrick's 
Summer Institute for the Gifted 
Summer Studio 
Timber Ridge Camp
Traveling Players
TIC Summer Camp 
Valley Mill Camp
YMCA of Silver Beach
YMCA of Arlington 
YMCA of Metro DC 

YMM Art Space

Topics: Tyson's Corner Camp Fair, Service Projects, Teen Community Service Summer Camp, Community Service

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