06/18 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. These one-week camps are taught by U.S. Sailing certified instructors. This adventure-based program promotes leadership, self-confidence, sportsmanship, safety awareness, and respect for others. Students must be able to pass a swim test of swimming 50 feet unaided, provide their own lifejacket, and lunch for day, and have an adventuresome spirit! High school students can earn PE credits in Chesterfield County for this course (please ask your school’s PE department for details if interested).

Drop off and pick-up at Greater Richmond Sailing Association, 4301 Wooldridge Road on Swift Creek Reservoir in Midlothian.
Each session is Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.        $365

Details: GRSA Sail Camp Director, Kate Gomes: saiicamp@grsa.org or check out our website at www.grsa.org

Level I:

No experience required! Make new friends, spend the week on the lake, and learn how to sail. Sailors will learn how to rig sailboats, parts of a sailboat, sail trim, safety, how to read the wind, and steering. 8-12 year olds will have the opportunity to be the captain of their own boat while sailing Optimist dinghies, while 13-16 year olds will be paired up to jointly operate our Collegiate 420 sailboats.

8-12 year olds:
June 18-22          Course 33128
June 25-29          Course 33129
July 16-20           Course 33130
July 23-27           Course 33131

13-17 year olds:
June 18-22           Course 33132
July 16-20            Course 33133
July 30- Aug. 3     Course 33140

Level II:

Build on your experiences from Level I Camp! Learn intermediate/advanced sailing techniques, and experiment with the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math components of sailing. In the 8-12 year old class, students will continue to expand their knowledge on sailing Opti’s and learn more advanced sailing techniques. They will also experience a long distance sail across Swift Creek Reservoir. In the 13-17 year old class students will be introduced to flying a spinnakers and the basic of racing. This class will still utilize our Collegiate 420’s.

8-12 year olds:
July 9-13              Course 33134
July 30-Aug. 3      Course 33135
13-17 year olds:
June 25-29           Course 33136

Level III:

Only offered for 13-16 year olds – must have completed at least two GRSA Sail Camps within the last three years. This class will take all the fundamentals learned over Level l and Level II and put them to work learning the ropes of sailing a Flying Scot. Students will be moved from our Collegiate 420’s which are 13’9″ into the larger Flying Scot, 19′! This class will challenge the adventurer in all of our students by exploring a larger boat and learning more race tactics!

13-16 year old:
July 9-13           Course 33116
July 23-27         Course 33117

06/19 Eco-Adventure Camp – Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Paddle

Eco-Adventure Camp – Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Paddle

Explore the natural and cultural history of the Chesapeake Bay. On day one, paddle to New Point Comfort Lighthouse, the fourth oldest lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay, situated in Mobjack Bay. On the second day, paddle the open waters of York River to Goodwin Islands, part of the York River Estuary Preserve. Lastly, paddle the Great Wicomico to see and learn about live oyster beds, tour the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum and relax at the local ice cream shop. Sit-on-top kayaks will be used, or paddle the mouth of the bay at Eastern Shore NWR. For ages 12-14.
Parks Maintenance Building, 9201 Public Works Road
Tuesday-Thursday, June 19-21    $200    Course 33439
Tuesday, 9am-8pm.
Wednesday 9am-6:30pm.
Thursday: 9am-6:30pm.
Details: Mark Battista, battistam@chesterfield.gov or 804-318-8735

06/25 Horseback Riding Camps

Horseback Riding Camp
These camps are designed 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 25-29          Course 33320
July 23-27           Course 33321
Details: Greg Velzy at 748-1124 or velzyg@chesterfield.gov.

06/25 Middle School Rowing Camps

Middle School Rowing Camps

River City Crew, a non-profit youth rowing program, will be holding sculling camps for younger children this summer in conjunction with our HS Learn-to-Row camps. These one-week camps are designed for beginners and will be held at Robious Landing Park, Monday thru Friday. New MS rowers will learn sculling technique in small, one person boats. Campers will both row and participate in on-land activities. Each session will have a maximum of 16 campers with no more than 8 rowers on the water at any one time. An additional session may be added if required. There will be both on-water and land supervision. All rowers will wear a USCG approved PFD while on the water but swimming ability is required. Rowers should wear casual clothing that can get wet, running-type shoes with socks, caps, sun glasses, bring a water bottle, and wear sunscreen. Snacks and drinks will be provided for participants for breaks. Camps are for rising 6th- and 7th-grade students.

Robious Landing Park, 3800 James River Rd.
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  $225
June 25-29      Course 33342
July 23-27       Course 33343
Details: Greg Velzy at 748-1124 or velzyg@chesterfield.gov.

07/02 Robious River Camps

Robious River Camp
Join us for this exciting outdoor camp along the James River in Northern Chesterfield County. Activities include hikes, 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): $105
July 2-6               Course 33123
July 9-13             Course 33124
July 16-20           Course 33125
July 30- Aug. 3    Course 33126
Aug. 6-10            Course 33127
Adventurers (ages 10-12): $110
July 2-6               Course 33118
July 9-13             Course 33119
July 16-20           Course 33120
July 30- Aug. 3    Course 33121
Aug. 6-10            Course 33122
Details: Noel Losen, losenn@chesterfield.gov or 804-748-1129

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

07/10 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 Virginia 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 10-12      $200     Course 33366
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

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