CA’s Extreme Youth and Teens Summer Program

Columbia Association’s Extreme Youth and Teens Program offers 10 exciting summer day trips

Give your kid the best summer ever by engaging them in positive activities through the summer months. There’s no need to stay home with nothing to do, not when Columbia Association’s (CA) Youth and Teen Center is offering 10 exciting excursions that will take them on adventures in Maryland, New York City, Pennsylvania and Virginia, with activities that include the beach, the Big Apple, amusement parks, water parks and state parks.

Between July 5 and Aug. 4, youth and teens between the ages of 9 and 18 can head to:

The price — $480 for CA residents and $590 for non-residents — covers all 10 trips, entrance fees, transportation via CA van or school bus, some meals and a T-shirt. Adventures can also be signed up for on a trip-by-trip basis ($75 per trip for CA residents, $88 per trip for nonresidents) any time prior to each individual trip. Space is limited. Register online at ColumbiaAssociation.org/eyt or at CA’s Youth and Teen Center at The Barn, which is located at 5853 Robert Oliver Place in the Oakland Mills Village Center. For more information, call 410-992-3726.

All trips will depart from the Youth and Teen Center. Departure and return times vary.

About Columbia Association

Columbia Association (CA) is a nonprofit community services corporation that manages Columbia, Maryland, a planned community that is home to approximately 100,000 people and several thousand businesses. Additional information about CA is available at ColumbiaAssociation.org.

 

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CA Lakefront Lunchtime Concert

Enjoy nine great performances at CA’s Lakefront Wednesdays Lunchtime Concert Series

Columbia Association’s (CA) free weekly Lakefront Wednesdays Lunchtime Concert Series began on June 22 and continues through Aug. 17 with nine performances at Lake Kittamaqundi in Downtown Columbia.

The concerts are held every Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. This year’s performers include series favorites and popular local musicians from a wide variety of musical styles, including Americana, blues, electro-acoustic, folk, funk, jazz, pop, reggae, rhythm and blues, rock and more.

This year’s schedule of performers includes:

In addition to great live music, guests who sign in each week at the welcome tent will receive free cold drinks and will be eligible to win a weekly raffle.

About Columbia Association

Columbia Association (CA) is a nonprofit community services corporation that manages Columbia, Maryland, a planned community that is home to approximately 100,000 people and several thousand businesses. Additional information about CA is available at ColumbiaAssociation.org.

CA summer free movie and concert 2016

See free movies, concerts and more nearly every night this summer at CA’s Lakefront Summer Festival

Another great summer of movies, concerts and much more has begun in Columbia. The schedule of movies and concerts at Columbia Association’s Lakefront Summer Festival includes completely free, family-friendly options nearly every evening of the week.

A full schedule can be found at ColumbiaAssociation.org/LakefrontFestival.

Movies will be screened at Lake Kittamaqundi under the stars on Mondays and Fridays through Aug. 15. (There will be no movie shown on Monday, July 4.)

Films shown on Mondays are appropriate for even young audience members, with G- and PG-rated selections such as “Shaun the Sheep,” “Kung Fu Panda 3,” “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “The Good Dinosaur,” “Up”, “Wreck-It Ralph” and “Aladdin.”

The Friday movies are mostly rated PG and PG-13, with selections such as “Spectre,” “Goosebumps,” “Finding Nemo,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part Two,” “Inside Out,” “Jurassic World,” and “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.”

And then, from Aug. 19 through Sept. 9, CA will show movies every Friday and Saturday. These titles include “The Incredibles,” “Furious 7,” “Ant-Man,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “The Martian,” “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” and “Zootopia.”

All showings will begin at dusk, about 8:30pm. Movie nights have been hosted by Tom “Mr. B” Brzezinski for the past 45 years and are sponsored by Columbia Association with a generous grant from the Columbia Film Society.

Also, nearly 50 nights of music are scheduled through September. Concerts and performances are held on almost every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday through Aug. 14, with additional concerts on every Thursday and most Sundays through September.

Start times are as follows:

  • Tuesdays, 7:30pm
  • Wednesdays, 7:30pm
  • Thursdays, 5pm at the lakeside pavilion and 7pm on the concert stage. These shows are sponsored by Clyde’s of Columbia. The schedule of performers is available atClydes.com/columbia
  • Saturdays, 7:30pm
  • Sundays through Aug. 14, 6:30pm
  • Sundays in September, 3pm

Four Tuesdays — June 28, July 12, July 19 and July 26 — will feature talented youth musicians performing at CA’s Teen Open Mic nights. Sign-up begins at 6:45 p.m. and performances are first-come, first-served. No bands with drum sets will be allowed. For more information, please emailCALakefrontFestival@gmail.com. Teen Open Mic Nights are hosted in partnership with Collision Music.

And, finally, CA’s annual “Dancing Under the People Tree” free dance lessons will be hosted everyFriday from June 24 through Sept. 9. Instruction with music will be held under the People Tree from6:30 to 8 p.m., with Tatia Zack leading dances that are fun both for beginners and those with experience. And when the dance session ends, the movie begins.

About Columbia Association

Columbia Association (CA) is a nonprofit community services corporation that manages Columbia, Maryland, a planned community that is home to approximately 100,000 people and several thousand businesses. Additional information about CA is available at ColumbiaAssociation.org.