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

Posted by Jud Millar on Fri, Feb 21, 2014

Stone Mountain Adventures (SMA) 2 Week Teen Summer Camp will have a booth at a camp fair in Arlington, VA Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, from 6-8 p.m at the Jefferson Community Center, 3501 2nd Street S.

This event is sponsored jointly by the Department of School and Community Relations and the Arlington County Council of PTAs (CCPTA). The money raised from the exhibitor fees is used to fund scholarships for APS seniors who will be pursuing careers in education or youth services after graduation in June.
The fair will feature approximately 90 summer program exhibitors, including APS Summer School, Arlington Aquatics, Arlington Career Center Enrichment, and Arlington County Parks and Recreation.  
A special thanks to the following organizations for their special sponsorship:   
FirstServe Tennis  
The following list includes all participating exhibitors at this year's Summer Fair:
Adagio Ballet and Dance School Golden Boot Soccer Camps
Adventure Links at Hemlock Overlook GWU Pre-College Program
American Inline Skating and Biking Fort Ward Civil War Kids Camp
Aqua Sports Camp Fun Bot Lab
Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation Hameau Farm in the Big Valley
Arlington Artists Academy iTravel & Last Lap - Travel Camps
Arlington Arts Center Kate McClain Social Skills
Arlington Cheer Camp Kettler Capitals Iceplex Summer Camps
Arlington Fencers' Camp Khary Stockton Soccer
Arlington Independent Media - Video Production Camp KidSpanish
Arlington Public Schools Career Center Keyboard Camp For Kids
Arlington Public Schools Summer School Programs Language Stars
Arlington Youth Street Theatre Levine's Summer Music & Arts Day Camp
Arts Adventure Camp by Creative Cauldron Ligonier Camp & Conference Center
Baroody Camps, Inc. Lola's Laboratory
BEE-Fit Movement Mad Science
Burgundy Farm Summer Day Camp Marymount University Summer Camps
Camp Arena Stage MathTree
Camp Hidden Meadows Modeling Camp
Camp Horizons Momentum Football Camp
Camp Overlook at Potomac Overlook Regional Park Orange Line Sports
Camp Rim Rock Outdoor Lab Summer Camp
Camp Shakespeare Peace Camp
Camp Tall Timbers Perfect Pointe Dance Studio Summer Camps & Classes
Candy Creation Camp Renaissance Lego and American Girl Summer Camps
Capital Ultimate Camp Saint Luke Summer Sports Camp
C.A.R.E Actor  Saffron Studios, World Explorations Dance, Movement & Culture
Chummy Gill Basketball Academy Sandy Hill Camp and Retreat Center
City of Falls Church Recreation Department Science Camp Watonka
Civil War Kids Mini-Camp Silver Knights Chess
CommuniKids Preschool Skyline Sport and Health Tennis Camp
Congressional Camp SolPlay
Dance Camps with Jane Franklin Dance Steve and Kate's Camp
Digital Media Academy Stone Mountain Adventures
Dinosaur Family Camp Summer Art Camp with The Art League School
Educational Theatre Company Summer at St. Patrick's
Edu-Futuro's Spanish Academy Tea with Mrs. B
Encore Stage & Studio The Handwork Studio
Engineering for Kids Summer Camps The Theatre Lab Inc.
Fairfax Collegiate TIC Summer Camp
Fairfax County Park Authority,
Spring Hill RECenter Camps
Traveling Players Ensemble
Ferrum College Summer Enrichment Camp USTC SUMMER CAMP
FirstServe Tennis Virginia Fishing Adventures/Virginia Outside
Fish and Explore Washington Sailing Marina Summer Sailing Camps
Fort Myer Tennis Camp YMCA Arlington
Georgetown Day School Camps and Classes YMCA Camp Silver Beach
Georgetown Learning Centers  
 2013 Summer Activities Fair Program Guide - featuring participating summer camps/programs
Watch APS Snapshots featuring the 2011 Summer Activities Fair:
For more information, contact Gladis Bourdouane, Communications Coordinator: Family Engagement & Public Information at or by calling 703-228-7667.
2 Week Teen Summer Camp

                                   Wyatt, Biff, Pam, Anne, Jud & Molly

A message from Camp Director Jud Millar-

In 1983, my parents Pam and Biff Houldin started Stone Mountain Adventures (SMA) by opening our family farm to a small group of teens and counselors. Since then SMA has morphed into a magical summer camp, a home away from home for so many people across the globe. My wife Anne & I with our young children now own and operate SMA while Pam and Biff live just across the road and are still involved in the day to day activities of camp.

Over the years we have kept our promise of staying a small, family-oriented 2 week teen summer camp. We believe that our camp’s small size directly affects the quality of our programming as camp quickly becomes a close knit community that creates strong, positive intrapersonal relationships. Campers are challenged on activities every day which builds confidence. The combination of mutual respect among campers and staff and the increased self-confidence through physical endeavors helps teens to begin to discover who they really are and how they fit into this world. Being a young teen can be a challenging time and SMA is a fun, safe place for teens to grow emotionally and physically.

Year after year, our greatest concern is the safety of our campers and staff. Constant attention is given to the physical and emotional health of all involved. Precautions are taken and safety is paramount (seatbelts, helmets, lifejackets, etc. are non-negotiable). Camp is noisy, full of laughs and a fantastically fun, healthy atmosphere for all during the summer. With a summer family of 20 staff and 60 campers, most people think we are crazy, but we have a large family of our own, so the summer is just a little noisier.

We genuinely enjoy the opportunity to provide a healthy and fun atmosphere in which teenagers and staff can develop greater confidence and set and achieve personal goals at our 2 week teen summer camp. We invite you to join our summer family.

                                              – Jud Millar

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