Montgomery County Department of Recreation summer day camps for the Silver Spring-Takoma Park area begin Monday. There will be four two-week sessions ending Aug. 18. Camps operate Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at two locations: Camp Seasons at Kemp Mill Recreation Center (ages 5 to 7) and Camp Meadowbrook at Rock Creek Recreation Center (ages 8 to 12). Bus transportation will be provided from selected locations. Call 565-7583 for fee and registration information.
SOS (Sunshine on Our Shoulders), a summer playground experience for hearing-impaired children ages 5 to 16 will be offered Monday at Weller Elementary School. Children will participate in arts and crafts, dance, team sports and other activities. Fees for the program are $5 (all-day) and $2.50 (half-day). Sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of Recreation. Call Billie Wilson at 468-4217 for registration forms and more information.
Adventure, a six-week program for learning disabled youth, grades kindergarten through 9, will be held from July 5 through August 11 at St. Mark United Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. Activities include arts and crafts, drama, athletic tournaments, swimming and others. Both full and half-day programs are offered. Call 468-4217 for registration forms and information.
National Wildfire Federation will operate a series of "wildlife camps" and "environmental adventures" in June and July. Each of the three wildlife camps are 12 days long and are designed for youth ages 8 to 12. The four 12-day environmental adventures feature sessions on backpacking for ages 13 to 16. Both are coed and cost $275. Environmental adventures begin July 2 and wildlife camps, July 16. For information write: National Wildlife Federation, 1412 16th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036.
Summer Carousel programs for preschoolers will be held at 20 locations in Montgomery County. The program is designed for children ages 3 1/2 to 5 who have not attended kindergarten. Classes meet Monday through Thursday, 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. Call 468-4050 for complete information.
Fine arts camps sponsored by the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission for junior high school students will be conducted at Bowie State College. Areas of instruction include dance, music, photography and others. There will be two sessions, July 17-28 and July 31-August 11. The fee for each two-week session is $60, which includes supplies and materials. Transportation is $10 per session. Call 277-2200, ext. 392 for complete information.
Panorama Day Center summer program registration is noww underway at Panorama Elementary School, 2002 Callaway St., Hillcrest Heights. The program will operate 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday in three two-week sessions (beginning June 26). The cost is $36 per session (except the June 26-July 7 session, which is $29) or $95 for all three sessions. Sponsored by Greater Marlow-Hillcrest Parks and Recreation Council in cooperation with Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Call Nancie Park at 248-1260 for information.
A summer day camp sponsored by Northern Area, Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation, will be held at the following locations: Camp Pinto (ages 6 to 11) in Beltsville; gymnastics camps at Deerfield Run Community Center, Hyattsville and Prince George's Gymnastic Club, Beltsville; basketball camps at Parkdale and High Point high schools and a dance camp at Greenbelt Junior High School, Greenbelt. Call 277-8350 or 953-9595 for complete information.
Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks is sponsoring special programs beginning July 5 at eight elementary and middle schools. Programs are designed for each age group, and youth may select from arts, crafts, sports, cooking, drama and music activities, according to their interests. Fee is $8.50 for children ages 4 and 5; $7.50 for those in grades 1 through 8 and $2.50 plus $2 per activity for those in grades 9 through 12. Advance registration is required and space is limited. Call 992-2483 for complete information and locations.
Sports camps for all age groups will be held this summer at many Howard County locations. Programs offered include: a five-week sports camp for middle and high school students; a series of two-week sports camps for children entering grades 3 through 5; a series of one-week soccer camps for ages 7 through 12; two-week gymnastic camps for those entering grades 3 through 12; basketball camps for ages 6 through 17 and a series of two-week tennis camps for preteens, teens and adults. Call the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks at 992-2483 for complete information on all programs.
Preschool arts day camp for ages 3 through 5 begins Monday at locations in Rockville and Bethesda. Sponsored by Street 70 Performing Arts Program, the half-day, four days per week program will offer creative games, mime, yoga, cooking and more. The fee is $30 foreach two-week session. Call 468-4172 for complete information.