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Getting involved in Recreational Activities (especially outdoor activities) has been shown to: (source: www.parks.ca.gov)

• Reduce obesity
• Diminish risk or chronic disease
• Boost Immune systems
• Increase life expectancy
• Reduce symptom severity of depression and anxiety
• Increase energy levels
• Improve quality of life
• Increase self-reported life satisfaction and happiness
• Strengthen communities
• Reduce crime
• Encourage volunteerism
• Promote stewardship
• Promote social bonds
• Unite families
• Build cultural diversity and harmony
• Enhance education
• Deter negative behavior

Recreation and Child Enrichment Programs in Shenandoah County

4-H

A community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. Offers youth, ages 5-19, opportunities to participate in clubs, educational contests, day and resident camps, workshops, livestock shows, international programs and much more. 4-H is free to join and there are no dues or uniforms needed. 600 North Main Street
Suite 100
Woodstock, VA 22664
(540) 459-6140
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Charterhouse School

An affiliate program of United Methodist Family Services that offers services to middle and high school students between the ages of 11 and 22 with autism, emotional disabilities, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities and other health impairments 508 Piccadilly Street
Edinburg, VA 22824
(855) 669-5326
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Edinburg Heritage Foundation

Supports the historic structure, The Edinburg Mill, one of the few mills that survived burning during the Civil War and now houses the Edinburg/Madison District Museum which exhibits many artifacts during this era. 214 S. Main Street
Edinburg, VA 22824
(540) 984-8400
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Family Youth Initiative

A community coalition aimed at reducing substance abuse among youth. Our mission is to promote the drug-free, healthy and positive development of local youth and families through community collaboration and prevention based initiatives. 441 N. Main Street.
Woodstock, VA 22664
(540) 459-4946 ext. 3036
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Northern Shen. Valley Financial Education Program

Part of Virginia Cooperative Extension that provides financial education through individual/family mentoring, a speaker's bureau, and various group learning programs including Kids Marketplace,  Real Life/Real World, Reality Store, and LifeSmarts (four programs aimed at youth. 600 N. Main Street
Suite 100
Woodstock, VA 22664
(540) 459-6140
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Parks and Recreation

Provides various levels of recreation services from programming to special events to the management and maintenance of recreational facilities. Programming is for all ages and varies from sports to youth activities to summer camps to trips and tours 600 N. Main Street
Suite 108
Woodstock, VA 22664
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Selah Theatre Project

Dedicated to bringing theater productions and affordable classes that encourage community members to embrace the dramatic arts as an adventure of daily living. Services include summer camps, private lessons, teacher/staff trainings, and therapeutic drama groups. 23 S. Royal Avenue
Front Royal, VA 22630
(540) 686-5185
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Seven Bends Student Centers

Recreationally exempt school-age care program sponsored by the Shen. County Dept. of Social Services offering quality child care supervision with trained, experienced, dedicated and nurturing staff. Children have an abundance of opportunities to participate in enriching academic and social activities in our before/after school program and/or summer program. 494 N. Main Street,
Suite 200
Woodstock, VA 22664

(540) 459-2331
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Shenandoah County Library

Provides access to the world of ideas, information and creative experience. Maintains an environment where lifelong habits of learning, self-improvement and self-expression are encouraged. Services as a place for people to meet their educational, informational and recreational needs. 514 Stoney Creek Blvd.
Edinburg, VA 22824
(540) 459-6222
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Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office

Provides main law enforcement services for Shenandoah County. The Crime Prevention and School Resource Officers division serve youth K-12 and are involved in community wide efforts to provide youth outreach. Special programs include D.A.R.E, summer Leadership Camp, and collaborating with the Police Department for Safety Day. 109 W. Court Street
Woodstock, VA 22664
(540) 459-6104
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Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum   

Ignites creativity, sparks curiosity, and inspires learning in patrons of all ages by providing a rich variety of interactive, hands-on exhibits and programs that focus on the sciences and mathematics, the humanities, and the arts. 54 S. Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601
(540) 722-2020
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Skyline Cap Inc. Head Start

Provides comprehensive preschool services to at-risk children. Serves children on an income basis and accepts children with disabilities.  532 S. Main Street
Madison, VA 22727
(540) 727-3916
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