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A Birthday Party Giveaway, Classes, & Open House from My Gym Bethesda & My Gym Potomac!

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Yes, you read that right… it’s a birthday party giveaway! One lucky KFDC reader has a chance to win a celebration for their child at My Gym Bethesda or My Gym Potomac, an opportunity you definitely don’t want to pass up.

Parties at My Gym Bethesda and My Gym Potomac cater to both kids and parents. Tailored to delight each birthday boy or girl, they take special song and game requests and incorporate them into activities that reflect their regular offerings for families. Even better, they include just about everything — set up, decor, staff to lead activities and serve refreshments, and clean up — so parents can relax and enjoy the celebration along with their child.

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Three levels of birthday party packages are available, Grand, Deluxe, and Preimer. All of them give party-goers exclusive use of the space.

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Birthday packages are just part of the great offerings from My Gym Potomac and My Gym Bethesda. They also have age appropriate classes for ages 3 months to 10 years. There are Mommy and Me movement and music classes for babies and preschoolers, and older kids love tumbling, sports, and parkour classes. Plus, they have school holiday camps and special events. Read more about everything offered at My Gym Bethesda and My Gym Potomac.

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You can all go scope it all out for yourself! This Saturday, September 10, My Gym Bethesda and My Gym Potomac are hosting their Free and Fun Fall Open House. From 9:30am – 1:30pm, stop by either location to learn more about their programs and parties firsthand, meet the staff, and get the year’s best prices when you sign up!

My Gym Bethesda is located at 5110 Ridgefield Road and My Gym Potomac is located at 11325 Seven Locks Road.

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Giveaway: For a chance to win a Grand Birthday Party package at My Gym Bethesda or My Gym Potomac, simply leave a comment below telling me what theme your child would pick for a birthday party. To be eligible to win, you must like My Gym Bethesda or My Gym Potomac on Facebook and follow KidFriendly DC on Facebook as well. This giveaway will run through Friday, September 16, 2016, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by My Gym Bethesda and My Gym Potomac, however, I only promote places, programs, and events that I genuinely believe in and think will appeal to KFDC readers.

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Kids Will Dig the Young Archaeologist Club – Register for the Program Now!

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Disclosure: This is an advertisement for Archaeology in the Community, however, I only promote programs, events, and services that I genuinely believe in and think will appeal to KFDC readers.


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Montgomery Parks Camps Offer Fun & Enriching Summer Experiences

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Not everyone fills up their kids’ summer schedule with camps months ahead — myself, included. But that doesn’t mean you missed the boat on all of the good ones. Far from it, in fact.

Montgomery Parks is proof, offering a huge selection of camps for all ages, tots to teens, at hundreds of locations across the county. From archaeology to tennis to farming to kayaking, there’s truly something to satisfy every child’s summer fun quotient!

Here are some highlights, just a few of many fun and enriching camps available:

Butterfly Flutterby Fun (Ages 8-11)
Campers will visit Brookside Gardens’ live butterfly and caterpillar exhibit Wings of Fancy, get a behind the scenes tour, create butterfly crafts, listen to stories, play games, and plant a butterfly container to take home.

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Archaeology Camp for Children (Ages 9-13)
Campers work alongside the Parks’ archaeologists at Needwood Mansion and get hands-on experience with mapping, soil identification, and artifact processing. Plus, campers will take a field trip to an historic site and do some real excavating!

Lacrosse & Other Field Sports Camp (Ages 6-13)
Beginner and intermediate level campers learn and play lacrosse and other fields sports in one fun-filled camp at the Wheaton Sports Pavilion using games, personal instruction, and drills.

Golf and So Much More (Ages 6-13)
Campers enjoy a half-day of golf instruction from a Montgomery County Golf Academy instructor, practicing putting, chipping, driving, and using irons and woods at the South Germantown Driving Range. Afternoons for full-day campers will be filled with ‘so much more’: tennis, basketball, kick ball, mini-golf, and water fun at South Germantown Splash Playground.

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Register for any of the above camps or find a multitude of other fantastic sessions on the Montongomery Parks Camps website. Search by keyword — you’re bound to find a camp that suits your child’s interests. Extended childcare is available at certain camps.


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Montgomery Parks, however, I only promote programs, services, and events that I genuinely believe in and think would appeal to KFDC readers.


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Enroll in British Soccer Camps Now for a Great Summer Program + Bonus Gear

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British Soccer Camps is the most popular camp in North America hosting 150,000 campers! With an innovative curriculum that develops skills, speed, and confidence in players ages 3-18, British Soccer Camps provide girls and boys with the rare opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international experts right in the heart of their own communities. In addition to teaching new skills and improving game performance, each British Soccer Camp provides lessons in character development and cultural education, and is the most fun your child can have learning the sport they love!

BSClogoCOB There are some bonuses to signing up for the camp now: Enroll your child in a British Soccer Camp during Early Registration and receive a Free British Soccer Jersey. And enter code USFG16 for a bonus Challenger water bottle.


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Challenger Sports, however, I only promote services, events, and programs that I truly believe in and/or think would appeal to KFDC readers.


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RDUTennis Returns with More Summer Camp Options and a Giveaway!

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RDUTennis, the largest tennis management service based in North Carolina, launched its tennis program for children in Washington, DC, last summer with camps at Washington Trinity and American Universities. The program was so successful that RDU is back, and they’re offering even more tennis opportunities for area kids. Not only will they operate summer camp at more locations in the District, they are also running after school programs at several local elementary schools.

Along with the camps at American and Trinity, RDU will begin summer sessions at St. Anselm’s Abbey School and Catholic University in July and August for ages 5-14. And one of the best things about RDUTennis camps is the affordability — weekly rates are great compared to many summer programs in the area: Camp fees are $225 for the full-day option and $125 for the half-day option at most locations

For more camp details, including descriptions, pricing, schedules, and registration, visit the RDU Tennis website. Inquires can also be addressed to Brian Rosenthal at brian@rdutennis.net.

Giveaway: Want a chance to win a week of camp with RDUTennis at the American University, Catholic University, or St. Anselm’s location? Simply leave a comment below, telling me your favorite summer activity. To be eligible, you must like KidFriendly DC on Facebook and subscribe to the blog (sign-up is on the left). This giveaway will run through Tuesday, March 8, and a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. The winner will choose a session at one of the three locations. Good luck!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by RDUTennis LLC, however, I only promote programs, services, and events that I truly believe in and/or think would appeal to KFDC readers.


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