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Summer youth camps at NOVA-Manassas

The Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College is accepting registrations for fun and educational youth camps scheduled for July and August. Theater arts, graphic arts and game programming camps are for ages 11-14. Sports camps are for ages 9-14.

Theater arts camp will focus on writing and performing techniques. Campers will practice acting, performing, developing characters and studying scenes. Memory and listening skills will be improved through improvisation and games.

Multimedia and graphic arts camp will develop digital skills and project-based learning with plenty of one-on-one instruction. Campers will produce original multimedia projects and learn techniques in photography, writing, graphic design and filmmaking.

Game programming and design camp is intended for gamers, especially those considering careers in interactive entertainment. The camp makes extensive use of gaming PCs and consoles for playing video games and learning to create games using game mechanics.

Two sports camps will serve ages 9-11 and 12-14. Campers should enjoy a variety of sports and activities. Sports include soccer, lacrosse and track, and participants will learn such life skills as teamwork and good sportsmanship.

The camps will run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The fee is $265 per week, with discounts available for early registration. Choose one week or more. For specific dates and more information, call 703-530-3077 or email ma-camp@nvcc.edu.

Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.