06/17 Adventure Sampler

Adventure Sampler
Begin your summer with an Introduction to adventure! This three-day camp will sample a variety of adventure activities including rockclimbing/rappelling, white water paddling/rafting and mountainbiking. For ages 13-15. Drop off and pickup will be at Rockwood Park.
Wednesday – Friday, June 22-24,   8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.        $180             Course 30653
Details: Noel Losen, losenn@chesterfield.gov or 804-748-1129

 

06/20 Archery Camp

Archery Camp
Has your child been bitten by the archery bug? Join our certified NASP and ATA archery instructors for an exciting week focusing on all things archery. We’ll start With an introductory session, so no previous experience is needed. Then progress through more advanced programs and use different types of equipment. We’ll also take some time to explore some of Virginia’s wild places. For ages 10-13.
Rockwood Nature Center, 3410 Courthouse Road
Monday-Friday, June 20-24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.            $140          Course 30637
Details: Bob Smet, smetr@chesterfield.gov, or 804-745-8360

06/20 Sail Camps

Sail Camps
The Greater Richmond Sailing Association on Swift Creek Reservoir offers the chance to enter the exciting sport of sailing. Future sailors age 8-17 can come out for the first time or come back to further enhance their skills. This one week camp is taught by U.S. Sailing certified instructors. The program promotes leadership, self-confidence, sportsmanship, safety awareness and respect for others. Drop off and pick-up at Greater Richmond Sailinq Association, 4301 Wooldridge Road on Swift Creek Reservoir in Midlothian. Bring your own lunch except for Pirate Day which includes a pizza lunch, pirate costumes, and other pirate activities. You can also earn high school PE credits In Chesterfield County. Prerequisites: Mandatory 1 hour introductory meeting and swim test Sunday prior to each session. Must be able to swim 150 feet unaided.
Greater Richmond Sailing Association, 4301 Woolridge Road
Monday-Friday       8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.        $350
Level I:
No experience required! Make new friends, spend the week on the lake, and learn how to sail. Sailors will learn to rig sailboats, Identify parts of a sailboat, trim sails, practice safety, read the wind, and steer the boat. Students will work together to rig, operate and stow Single-handed Optimist Dinghies and double-handed Collegiate 420 sailboats based on their age, weight and experience.
8-12 year olds: (single-handed boats)
June 20-24           Course 30664
July 11-15            Course 30665
13-17 year olds (double-handed boats)
June 20-24           Course 30669
July 11-15            Course 30666

Level II:
Make new friends, spend the week on the lake, learn intermediate/ advanced sailing techniques, and experiment with the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math components of sailing. Build a device to measure the wind, make a boat, and experiment with simple machines on boats.
8-12 year olds: (Single-handed boats)
June 27-July 1      Course 30667
July 18-22            Course 30668
13-17 year olds: (double-handed boats)
June 27-July 1      Course 30670
July 18-22            Course 30671
Details: Frequently Asked Questions available at grsa.org or email the Sail Camp Director: sailcamp@grsa.org

06/20 Summer Sprouts

Summer Sprouts
Nurture your child’s fascination with the earth’s creatures. Summer Sprouts will spend the week discovenng and learning about the animals that hop, swim, fly, and crawl through the fields and forests of Rockwood Park. Both sessions cover the same curriculum. For ages 4-5.
Rockwood Nature Center, 3410 Courthouse Road
Monday-Friday        9 a.m.-1 p.m.     $85
June 20-24             Course 30626
July 5-8                  Course 30627
Details: Denise Flora, florad@chesterfield.gov, or 804-745-7020

06/27 Camp Red Tail Hawk

Camp Red Tail Hawk
Have fun this summer explorinq the outdoors and makinq new friends at Rockwood Park. During this adventure packed week we will climb trees with Riverside Outfitters, explore nature, learn target archery, and much more. For ages 7-9.
Rockwood Park Shelter 1, 3410 Courthouse Road
Monday-Friday,    9 a.m.-1 p.m.    $85
June 27-1         Course 30631
July 5-8            Course 30632
July 11-15        Course 30633
July 18-22        Course 30634
July 25-29        Course 30635
Aug. 1-5           Course 30636
Details: Bob Smet, smetr@chesterfield.gov, or 804-745-8360

06/27 Horseback Riding Camps

Horseback Riding Camp
These camps are desiqned for beginners and beyond. They are for those who want to learn the fundamentals or improve on the skills they already have. This camp includes proper techniques in handling, mounting, riding, dismounting and maintenance. Each camp culminates with a horse show on the final day. Actual riding times may vary on the last day due to the show. For ages 8 and older.
Hunter Lane Stables, 3578 Hunter Lane
Monday to Friday  8:30 a.m.-noon      $215
June 27- July 1    Course 30724
July 25-29           Course 30725
Details: Greg Velzy at 748-1124 or velzyg@chesterfield.gov.

06/28 Eco Adventure Camp – Three Rivers

Eco-Adventure Camp – Three Rivers
Paddle and explore the natural and cultural history of three rivers in Virqinia. Paddle a five-mile section of the Nottoway River,
part of the Chowan watershed, to experience a premier, coastal black water river with towering cypress and tupelo gum trees, resurrection ferns and banks of marine fossils. Next, head to the Piedmont to paddle a six-mile stretch of the James River near James River State Park. Part of the James River watershed, this section features riffles and small rapids along with clear pools to explore for macroinvertebrates. On the third day, paddle eight miles on the South Fork Shenandoah River, part of the Potomac River watershed. Kayak the meandering river, bordered by the Massanutten and the Blue Ridge Mountains.
For ages 12-14
Parks Maintenance Building, 9201 Public Works Road
Tuesday-Thursday, June 28-30      $225     Course 30553
Tuesday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wednesday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Details: Mark Battista, battistam@chesterfield.gov or 804-318-8735

07/05 Robious River Camps

Robious River Camp
Join us for this exciting outdoor camp along the James River in Northern Chesterfield County. Activities include fishing, kayaking, rock climbing at Peak Experiences Gym, nature exploration and awareness.
Robious Landing Park, 3700 James River Road
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Explorers (ages 7-9): $100 (except week of July 4th – $80)
July 5-8          Course 30659
July 11-15      Course 30660
July 18-22      Course 30661
Aug. 1-5         Course 30662
Aug. 8-12       Course 30663
Adventurers (ages 10-12): $105 (except week of July 4th – $85)
July 5-8          Course 30654
July 11-15      Course 30655
July 18-22      Course 30656
Aug 1-5          Course 30657
Aug. 8-12       Course 30658
Details: Noel Losen, losenn@chesterfield.gov or 804-748-1129

07/05 Stand up Paddleboarding Kids Paddle Camp

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP): Kids Paddle Camp
Black Dog Paddle is extremely excited about expanding its Kid’s Stand Up Paddleboarding Day Camp to three days! This camp is designed for beginners and beyond. Learn the fundamental skills, improve on existing skills and grow advanced skills. Proper technique, advanced moves and endurance will be focused on while swimming and having a blast on the water! Campers should pack a lunch, bring water and sunscreen. All participants will be required to wear footwear and a provided PFD. Ages 12 and older.
Robious Landing Park, 3800 James River Rd.
8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.  $249
July 5-7  (Tues. – Thurs.)      Course 30742
July 11-13 (Mon. – Wed.)      Course 30743
July 18-20 (Mon. – Wed.)      Course 30744
Details: Greg Velzy at 748-1124 or velzyg@chesterfield.gov.

07/11 Nature Nuts

Nature Nuts
Check out the salamanders, snakes, squirrels, birds, and many other creatures that live In Rockwood Park. Discover how each is uniquely adapted for life In its own habitat. We’ll enjoy games, mini-hikes and hands-on activities each day. Both sessions cover the same curriculum. For ages 6-7.
Rockwood Nature Center, 3410 Courthouse Road
Monday-Friday        9 a.m.-1 p.m.     $85
July 11-15              Course 30628
July 18-22              Course 30629
Details: Denise Flora, florad@chesterfield.gov, or 804-745-7020

07/12 Eco-Adventure Camp – From Ocean to Mountains

Eco-Adventure Camp-From Ocean to Mountains
Hike, paddle and pedal through the rich and diverse environments of Virginia. Paddle the Blackwater River, where cypress trees and resurrection ferns grow and marine fossils reveal an ancient ocean. Pedal through the remote False Cape State Park, a barrier spit in southern Vrrginia Beach. Finally, hike along and explore the Riprap Hollow in Shenandoah National Park and plunge in the crystal-blue swimming hole. For ages 12-14.
Parks Maintenance Building, 9201 Public Works Road
Tuesday-Thursday, July 12-14    $200    Course 30525
Tuesday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Details: Mark Battista, battistam@chesterfield.gov or 804-318-8735

07/18 Wilderness Survival/Awareness Camp

Wilderness Survival/Awareness Camp
Spend the week exploring the forests and trails of Rockwood Park, the Dutch Gap Conservation Area, and other wild spaces. Participants will learn about the plants and wildlife of the region, tracking, awareness, and more. Campers will participate in hands-on activities involvinq shelter construction, fire building and methods of starting fire without matches, finding safe sources of water, wild foods, and other wilderness survival skills. Be prepared to get dirty, wet, and contend with insects and heat while spending an extended period of time outdoors. For ages 10-17
Rockwood Nature Center, 3410 Courthouse Road
Monday-Friday, July 18-22, 9 a.m-4 p.m.             $140          Course 30630
Details: Bob Smet, smetr@chesterfield.gov, or 804-745-8360

07/26 Youth Adventure Camp

Youth Adventure Camp
Spend three adventure-filled days exploring Virginia’s wild places. Try stand up paddle boarding with Black Dog Paddling on the James River experience the challenge course then raft the James River with Riverside Outfitters, kayak a local river and hike in the Shenandoah mountains. For ages 10-12. Drop off and pickup will be at Rockwood Park.
Tuesday – Thursday, July 26-28,  8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.    $180   Course 30672  
Details: Noel Losen, losenn@chesterfield.gov or 804-748-1129