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fun days @ foxcroft Summer Camps are designed for children to have fun! We have created a wonderful variety of camps to stimulate creative minds, keep children active and to help develop lasting friendships. All of our camps are co-ed and run in one –week sessions. Morning Specialty Camps run from 9:00am until 12:00pm and Afternoon Camps run from 12:00pm until 3:00pm. Camp OT (extended care) is available starting at 7:30am and ending at 5:30pm for an additional fee. Bus transportation is also available for an additional fee.
Every morning campers convene together for a morning ‘pow-wow’. After this pep-rally of sorts, campers head off to the Morning Specialty Camp that they selected. At 12:00pm every afternoon, all campers matriculate together for the afternoon for a more traditional sort of day camp, Camp Fun Days. Campers are divided into groups by age and will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities such as archery, swimming, game room, group sports, fishing, riflery, arts & crafts, dance party, paper-airplane contests, bubbles, balloonapalooza and more!
The natural beauty of Foxcroft School’s 500 acres provides the quintessential setting for summer camp. Our 4 fields set in the bucolic country setting are perfect for a serious game of soccer or for a silly water balloon fight. Our state-of-the-art Athletic/Student Center
, which serves as our home base, is perfect with its three gyms, dance studio and various spaces for specialty camps. The swimming pool, it goes with out saying, is our most popular camp location. It sits just behind the Athletic/Student Center next to our eight all-weather tennis courts. Our equestrian center
and theater are just short walks away.
fun days @ foxcroft Summer Camps Information
Camps run June 16 to August 8, 2014. There are NO Camps scheduled for June 30 to July 4, 2014 and the office will be closed.
All camps are coed. We serve children ages 5-12, unless otherwise specificed in the Camp description. All camps are one week sessions.
Camp is divided into two portions: Morning Specialty Camp and Camp Fun Days afternoon camp.
Morning Specialty Camps run from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Camp Fun Days Afternoon Camp runs from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Extended care (Camp OT) is available for additional fees.
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 for an additional fee. If you have any questions about Camp, please contact Katie Turner, Co-Director, at 540-687-4488.
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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 Theater Camp
"Who Done It?" Theater Camp
Mystery Theater 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.
Christmas in July Cooking Camp
Cookie Monster! Cooking Camp
Comfort Food Cooking Camp
Cupcake Wars Cooing Camp
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.
The Basics of Dance Camp
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.
Cardboard Cities & Towns Art Camp
Junk Books and 'Zines' Art Camp
Selfies - 'Old Masters' Style Art Camp
Real-World Sculpture Art Camp
Heidi Rettig makes small sculpture, mixed-media collage, encaustic and oil painting in a small home studio in Winchester, Virginia. She studied sculpture, mixed-media, and painting at Georgetown University; The Corcoran School of Art; Edinburgh College of Art; Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. In addition to her artistic work, Rettig owns a consulting practice that serves professional arts organizations across the United States. She is a graduate of Georgetown University (B.A., Humanities) and University of Edinburgh (M.S., Social Anthropology.)
Kite Making Workshop
10 and Under Tennis Camp
"Because I Felt Like It" Felting Camp
Fun with Photoshop Camp
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.
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 then 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.
CSI Science Camp
Rocks and Explosions Science Camp
Ooey Gooey Science 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.
Needle Pointing Camp
|Additional Camps, Swimming Lessons and More Offered at fun days camp|
Due to the wild success of its cooking and slumber party camps, fun days @ Foxcroft has added two "pop-up" specialty camps this month. camp directors Katie Turner and Michelle Woodruff announced recently. The new Slumber Party session is scheduled for July 14-18 and "Extreme Baking," taught by "Cookie Monster" and "Cupcake Wars" leader Debbie Pope, will be held the week of July 21.
In addition, Foxcroft is offering private swim lessons, and special tennis, pool, and fitness center memberships this summer.
Register now for these new offerings, as well as a few other camps that still have space, at www.foxcroft.org/gofundays or call the camp office at 540.867.4488 for more information on camps, lessons and memberships.
fun days @ foxcroft Summer Camps