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fun days @ foxcroft Summer Camp
is an all new program that has been developed by Foxcroft’s fabulous faculty where campers will have a fun, safe and enriching summer experience. These camps are designed for children to participate in age appropriate activities, while fostering independence and engaging in positive interpersonal relationships. The devotion to educating and mentoring young people that is the hallmark of Foxcroft School’s faculty is reflected in the outstanding variety of summer camps its members have crafted to stimulate creative minds and develop lasting friendships.
All camps are co-ed and run in one-week sessions. fun days @ foxcroft's specialty camps are a la carte: choose morning, afternoon, or both! Morning specialty camps run from 9:00am until 12:00pm and afternoon camp runs from 12:00pm until 3:00pm. Camp OT (extended care) and transportation are offered for an additional charge.
The natural beauty of Foxcroft School’s 500 acres provides a perfect setting for a wide range of fun, athletics, and equestrian programs. Our state-of-the-art Athletic/Student Center
houses three gyms, a fitness center, running track, climbing wall, batting cage, dance studio, and varied spaces for classes and/or meetings. It is surrounded by four athletic fields, a softball diamond, a swimming pool, and eight all-weather tennis courts. A ropes course, and hiking trails, and equestrian center
lie beyond. For the nature enthusiast, our rolling countryside and scenic woods provide an extensive trail network that winds down to Goose Creek, a 50-mile tributary of the Potomac River.
fun days @ foxcroft CAMP INFORMATION
Camps run June 17 to August 16, 2013. There are NO Camps scheduled for July 1 to July 5, 2013.
Camps are coed. Camps are open to children ages 5-12, unless otherwise specificed in the Camp description.
Camps run in one-week sessions and are "a la carte," making your summer planning as flexible as can be!
Morning Specialty Camps run from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Afternoon Camp runs from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Morning Camp OT (extended hours) runs from 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Afternoon Camp OT (extended hours) runs from 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Transportation is available.
Additional fees apply for Camp OT (extended hours) and Transportation.
If you have any questions about Camp, please contact Katie Turner, Co-Director, at 540-687-4488.
fun days @ foxcroft CAMP OPTIONS
fun days @ foxcroft FORMS
fun days @ foxcroft STAFF
About Our Co-Director
Michelle Woodruff is a graduate of The College of William & Mary, and has additional Masters of Education and licensure credits from Old Dominion University and Virginia Wesleyan College, respectively. A camper since age 13, during and after college, she led camp programs in Virginia at Hampton Roads Academy, Fredericksburg Academy, The Hill School, and Norfolk Collegiate School. Summer and camp are synonyms for Michelle who brings to the table over 20 years of experience in summer camps.
About Our Co-Director
Katie Turner graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in Sociology in 1990. After traveling for a year, including a stint as a nanny in Australia, she enjoyed a successful career in the hospitality business in Washington, DC. She could not ignore, however, her desire to work with children and returned to school in 1998 earning a Masters in Education at Marymount University while working at Loudoun Country Day School. Taking a few years off to be a full time mom to her two girls while they grew to school age, Katie now acts as the Kids' Club After School Program Director for Loudoun County Parks and Recreation at The Middleburg Community Center. She is also active on the Middleburg Elementary PTO.
Movement for Theatre Camp
"Who Done It?" Theatre Camp
Alyn has been involved with theatre most of her life, first as a dancer, but also as a choreographer, actor, singer, director and producer. Working with children in the theatre is one of her favorite things. Locally, she directed Annie and Honk!. produced The King & I, and appeared in Nunsense, and other plays with The Middleburg Players. Alyn also wrote and performed in, This is Your Life, Middleburg Elementary, for the 100 year celebration of the school.
Manners & Etiquette Camp
Outdoor Adventure Camp
Callie Hughes grew up in Mountain Top, PA, and attended Wyoming Seminary Upper School. She went on to Washington and Lee University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a minor in Philosophy. She was actively involved in various groups at W&L including the Outing Club and the Honor Advocate Program.
Callie lives in Applegate, where she serves as resident relief. She enjoys staying active and getting outdoors through hiking, skiing, or coaching the JV field hockey team. Other interests include watching movies and select television programming, traveling, and catching up with old friends. Callie holds a B.S. from Washington & Lee University.
Once Upon A Time Theatre Camp
Dan is thrilled to be returning to another exciting summer with fun days @ foxcroft! When it's not summertime he can be found working at The Hill School as one of the drama teachers. During the hottest time of the year though, his energy goes into providing the ultimate camp experiences. Let the fun begin!
Emily Grunwald graduated from Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville, VA in 2011. Emily is currently enrolled at James Madison University as a Biotechnology Major and is on a physical therapy track. Emily first came to Foxcroft as a counselor for a previous camp working as a lifeguard, counselor and swim instructor for four years. She then joined the Foxcroft staff as a lifeguard in 2009. Emily is a Red Cross Certified Lifeguard and holds certifications in First Aid and CPR. She has been teaching swimming for five years and is working on getting her water safety instruction certification as well as her Lifeguard Instructor's certification.
Fred McMane was a sports journalist for more than 35 years and is a voting member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. A member of the sports staff of United Press International from 1964-93, including the last six as sports editor, Fred covered 23 World Series, six college football bowl games, six Olympics and two NCAA Final Four tournaments. He also is a former senior editor for SportsTicker.
He has also been a sports coach for more than 40 years, serving from 2001-2005 as assistant varsity softball coach and middle school basketball coach at the Pingry School in Martinsville, N.J. He has coached 11 championship teams at different levels.
Fred is the author of 11 books, three of which he co-authored with his wife, Foxcroft Director of Communications Cathrine Wolf. A theater and movie buff, he also has written nine musical revues, using Broadway songs, as fund-raisers that earned more than $25,000 for outreach programs at St George’s Episcopal Church in Maplewood, NJ.
A native of New Jersey, Fred has three daughters: Sarah, a high school English teacher; Emily, a graduate of Evergeen State College (Olympia, WA), and Kelly, a yoga teacher in Covelo, CA. Fred holds a B.A. Rutgers University.
Intro to Sewing Camp
After attending three high schools (two new ones her senior year) Heide graduated from Radford University with a degree in Marketing. She married Dale Hotchkiss in 1987, and they have been in the northern Virginia area since 1991. They have two children, Miller and Acey.
Heide enjoys jokes, playing games, baking treats for others and especially organizing events/settings. She looks forward to Foxcroft’s semi-formal every year when she gets to transform the gym into a magical place for the girls. She might also be described as the "Weird Al Yankovich" of Foxcroft as she puts new lyrics to songs to bring messages to the community regarding anything from giving blood to how to store food in a dorm room. Heide holds a B.A. from Radford University.
Jennie has been a member of the Development staff since 2008, her work focuses mainly on the Annual Fund, Capital Campaign stewardship, communications, and advancing Foxcroft. She also serves as a weekend chaperone, a faculty advisor to students, and dance teacher/choreographer.
Prior to her work at Foxcroft, Jennie worked for a number of not-for-profit organizations including as an administrator at the Congress on Research in Dance, as the school director and a teacher at Arlington Dance Theatre, and as the development and communications officer for Westminster School, an independent K-8 day school, at which she also developed and ran a dance program. She earned a B.A. in theater from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and completed graduate work in dance at the State University of New York College at Brockport. Over the past 20 years, Jennie has been very active in the dance community performing with several college and professional groups and teaching dance -- ballet, jazz, tap, theater, contemporary, and modern -- to every possible age group. Jennie holds a B.A. from University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Foxcroft Faculty &
Summer Camps Coordinator
Born in Illinois, Karin graduated from Napervillle (Ill.) Central High School and earned her BA at Roger Williams University, where she developed a passion for theater. She has lived in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and, of course, Virginia. Karin came to Foxcroft in 1997 to teach music and has enjoyed wearing many other hats since then, as Resident Relief in Applegate dormitory, advisor to the International Club, AD's, Octet, and Soggie Cheerios, Drawing and Design teacher and, most recently, Digital Graphics teacher.
Karin lives on campus with her husband, David, their children, Sam and Krissa and many animals -- including an African Grey Parrot who rings like a telephone. In her spare time, Karin enjoys reading, gardening, and working on home improvement projects.
Karin feels that she was always meant to be at Foxcroft. When she was 12, she was a horse-crazy kid and determined to attend the school as a student, but her mother thought it was too far away from home. When Karin moved to Virginia in 1993, she hoped to be a part of the school someday . . . and here she is, teaching what she loves and loving life at Foxcroft! Karin holds a B.A. from Roger Williams College.
Tennis CampsFoxcroft Coach
Kate is a graduate of Washington College where she played on the tennis team for four years.
Equestrian Camp, Director
A graduate of Washington and Lee University, Director of Riding Kate Worsham spent the seven years prior to her appointment at Foxcroft as Director of Riding at Oldfields School. At Oldfields, Kate created a thriving hunter/jumper based lesson program, served as the coach for the School's Interscholastic Equestrian Association team, and was the head trainer for a horse show program which accommodated riders competing at local through AA-rated competitions.
Kate's first love is teaching and her students excel in learning horsemanship and enjoying riding for pleasure, as well as competing successfully in the equitation ring and the hunter and jumper divisions at a variety of venues in Maryland, Virginia, and Florida. Kate is an avid equestrienne who brings to the Foxcroft Riding Program 20-plus years of experience training and showing, and an extensive and varied teaching background. She has trained numerous riders to success in equitation classes sanctioned by the U.S. Equestrian Federation, the Maryland and Virginia Horse Show Associations and the Southwest Virginia Horse Show Association.
Kate and her students have also earned many Championship honors at AA-rated competitions in divisions such as Low, Pre-Green, Children's and Junior Hunters as well as in the Children's/Adult Jumper divisions. As testament to her professionalism and disposition, Kate was awarded Exhibitor of the Week awards at the Lexington Spring Premiere AA Horse Show in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Kate owns an Argentine Thoroughbred jumper named Piazzo and, while she loves to ride and compete herself, her true focus is on teaching riders of all levels how to communicate effectively with their horse, set goals and challenge themselves to better their positions and techniques. When not at the stable, Kate loves to read, take her corgi, Finch, on adventures, and spend time with Jeff, her husband, who is also a life-long horseman and on staff as Equine Consultant at the Foxcroft stable. Kate and Jeff live on campus in Sage with Finch and their three cats. Kate holds a B.A. from Washington & Lee University.
"The Joy of Music" Camp
Kathleen is a graduate of James Madison University holding a B.A. in Music Education. She was awarded an Aurelia B> Wolford Music Scholarship. She is a certified music teacher for the state of Virginia. She is also certified to teach Orff-Schulwerk, Level 1. Orff-Schulwerk focuses on children's natural abilities to sing, dance, improvise and play rhythmical and barred instruments.
Kathleen taught elementary music for Loudoun County the changed gears to raise her family. For over 20 years Kathleen has been teaching piano through her studio, The Joy of Music. She is a guest pianist for several Middleburg churches. She is a member of Piedmont Singers, WIPAC (Washington International Piano Arts Council) and FLMF (Fairfax-Loudoun Music Fellowship).
Equestrian Camp, Assistant Director
A native Yankee who ran away from a promising career in public policy to pursue her love of all things equine, Katy Carter grew up showing in the hunters, jumpers, and equitation realm before she switched gears and started eventing and foxhunting.
Katy, who has ridden and worked for a number of top professionals throughout her life, brings to Foxcroft a strong and varied background in horsemanship and an enthusiastic devotion to education, which she works diligently to instill in her students. In addition to teaching and coaching Foxcroft riders at horse trials, Katy assists Director of Riding Kate Worsham at horse shows and with the IEA Team; she helps Stable Manager Jeff Worsham in running the barn, and Riding Instructor Laurie Feickert with chaperoning students to hunt meets.
Prior to coming to Foxcroft, Katy’s unique path led her through the U.S. House of Representatives, the American Horse Council, and a steeplechase and hunting barn, in addition to working as a rider and trainer in the Middleburg area. A freelance writer, her work has appeared in the Washington Post, The Chronicle of the Horse, The Steeplechase Times, andCovertside. Katy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and a Master of Public Administration from George Mason University.
Equestrian Camp, Assistant Director
Douglas College - B.S.
Middlesex County College - B.A.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Laurie attended East Brunswick High School and graduated from Douglas College with a degree in Education. She came to Foxcroft as a riding instructor in December 1998. Laurie teaches riders of all levels, helps coach the Foxcroft Interscholastic Equestrian Team and works with the event riders competing at the local level. Her favorite activity is sharing her love of foxhunting by serving as trainer and chaperone for the students who ride to the hounds on Saturday mornings!
Before joining the Foxcroft faculty, Laurie spent time teaching riding, and boarding and training horses -- as well as raising her two children, Breanne and Corey. Laurie lives off campus with her two dogs and three horses. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening. Laurie holds a B.S. from Douglas College and a B.A. Middlesex County College.
Exploratory Science Camp
Little Scientist Camp
Lindsey Bowser graduated from William Smith College, in 2002, with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. She continued her education at the University of Virginia, where she studied sedimentation processes in the main drinking water reservoir for Charlottesville, VA, and earned a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science. She joined the Foxcroft faculty in Fall 2007 and teaches Chemistry and AP Chemistry, as well as, electives in Physical Geology and Environmental Science. Lindsey holds a B.S. from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and a M.S. from University of Virginia.
Computer Programming Camp
Maria earned a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Penn State in 1986 and a M.S. in Engineering Science and Mechanics in 1987. After graduating from Penn State, she worked in Arlington, VA, supporting satellite and rocket launch programs for both the Air Force and the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO). She then moved to Boulder, CO, to purse a PhD in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from the Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research. During her time in Boulder, Maria worked for Orbital Sciences Corp. in support of the ORBCOMM satellite constellation program. Her work included designing the constellation orbits, launch techniques, orbit maintenance, and control of the constellation via command and telemetry. She earned a M.S. in 1991, and a PhD in 1999.
Patrick is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a BA in History and a Master's from Pennsylvania State University. He brings a wealth of lacrosse experience to the camp. He played in Baltimore, MD, at Boys’ Latin, where he was an All-American in 1977, and then played collegiately at Virginia from 1978-1981. After college, he began his coaching career at Western Albemarle High in Charlottesville, VA, where he coached the varsity boys’ team in 1984. In 1985, he was an assistant at Penn State before returning to Charlottesville the following year to serve in the same capacity at his alma mater for one season. He guided the boys' program at Canterbury School in Connecticut from 1987-2001. He was the founder, president, and coach of the New Milford Youth Lacrosse Program from 1991-2001. He then took the reins of the lacrosse program St. Timothy’s School in Maryland. Patrick also founded and coached the C & A Lacrosse Club from 2006-2011, and in 2012 he guided Foxcroft's varsity to the semifinals of the VISAA state championship.