02/17 Disaster – Travel – Wilderness First Aid Certification Course

Disaster – Travel – Wilderness First Aid Certification Course
Learn how to save life and limb when and where professional help is not immediately available. Very few first aid programs address the issues of providing emergency care in a setting where emergency services are overwhelmed or EMS assistance is more than an hour. The SOLO WFA 2-year certification, approved by the American Camping Association, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts-USA and more, offers classroom instruction with Q&A that are interwoven with practical work and problem-solving exercises. Hands-on experience during scenarios comprise approximately 50% of class helping you come away with do-it-yourself care-giving confidence. No prerequisites. Minimum age is 13.
Rockwood Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road
Saturday, Feb. 17 – Sunday, Feb. 18, 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. (both days)    $195     Course 33400
Details: Greg Velzy at 748-1124 or velzyg@chesterfield.gov.

 

02/18 Bicycle Maintenance

Bicycle Maintenance
This class is designed to introduce the basics of bicycle maintenance and repair. The class will offer hands-on instruction in troubleshooting, brake and gear adjustments, tire changing and roadside repairs. It will also cover proper bike fit, safety, and riding tips. There is no fee, but class size is limited so registration is required.
Carytown Bicycles in Westchester Commons, Midlothian
5:30p.m. – 6:45p.m.      Free
Thursday, Jan. 18     Course 32880
Thursday, Feb 22      Course 33313                                                                                                          Thursday, April 19     Course 33314
Details: Greg Velzy at 748-1124 or velzyg@chesterfield.gov.

 

03/01 50+ Introduction to Indoor Rock Climbing

50+ Introduction to Indoor Rock Climbing

This course is for climbers who have previous climbing experience
and want to practice their technique. Equipment will be provided,
and ropes will be set. Instructors will be onsite to supervise, give
pointers and help belay, but there will be no formal instruction.
Minimum age is 13.

Peak Experiences, 11421 Polo Cir, Midlothian, VA 23113
Thursdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22 9-11:00a.m.       $80                Course 33386
Details: Greg Velzy, velzyg@chesterfield.gov or 748-1124

 

 

03/27 50+ Introduction to Horseback Riding

50+ Introduction to Horseback Riding
Geared toward the 50+ crowd, you can learn horseback riding fundamentals in four classes. Course includes proper techniques in handling, mounting, dismounting, posting to trot, diagonals, and canter preparation. Wear long pants and shoes with a heel.
Hunter Lane Stables, 3578 Hunter Lane
Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 27, 29 & April 3, 5. 6-7p.m. $110       Course 33319
Details: Greg Velzy at 748-1124 or velzyg@chesterfield.gov

 

04/10 Introduction to Horsebackriding

Introduction to Horseback Riding
Learn horseback riding fundamentals in four classes. Includes proper techniques in handling, mounting, dismounting, posting to trot, diagonals and canter preparation. Minimum age is 8. Wear long pants and shoes with a heel.
Hunter Lane Stables, 3578 Hunter Lane
Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 10, 12, 17, 19, 6-7 p.m.  $110       Course 33318
Details: Greg Velzy at 748-1124 or velzyg@chesterfield.gov

 

04/12 Biking: Family Ride Series – Government Center – Evening Ride and History

Biking: Family Ride Series – Government Center – Evening Ride and History                                    With an emphasis on family fun and riding safety, join us for an evening ride around the Chesterfield County Government Center. Enjoy a leisurely ride in the Gov’t Complex area after the traffic is gone. There is also the option of riding the gravel path that wind through the woods around the complex. Additionally, our Historical Site Specialist will give a brief tour and discussion of the original Courthouse and County Jail. All participants will need to provide their own bike and helmet, and comfortable riding on smooth gravel.
Parks Administration Building, 6801 Mimms Loop
6:30p.m. – 8:00p.m.      $5
Thurs., April 12     Course 33315
Details: Greg Velzy at 748-1124 or velzyg@chesterfield.gov.

04/21 Public Day on the Challenge Course

Public Day on the Challenge Course                                                                                   Welcome spring by spending the day in the trees! Our Public Day is designed for individuals and families who want to have fun completing high ropes elements while building personal confidence. The high elements challenge participants physically and emotionally by safely motivating them out of their comfort zones at different heights. Participants will be 20 to 40 feet off the ground and helmets, harnesses, and ropes are utilized. Traverse the bridges, walk the beam, ride the Giant Swing and jump for the trapeze at the Pamper Pole, totaling 11 to 12 high elements for the day. All participants are belayed by our trained staff who are committed to a safe and meaningful experience. Participants must be at least 12 years old and minors 14 years old and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All participants must wear closed-toed shoes.
Stratton Park
Saturday, April 21    $30
Session I – 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.        Course 33151                                                                                                         Session II – 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.     Course 33152
Details: Greg Velzy at 748-1124 or velzyg@chesterfield.gov