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Explore: Forest
Spend the mornings exploring the wild spaces of beautiful Larus Park at the edge of our campus. Larus Park features an expansive wooded area with trails and a stream. Children will explore the flora and fauna that inhabit the park, build shelters of natural materials, take hikes, and enjoy the trickle of the stream. Participants should come prepared to get muddy and wet in this camp, which takes place entirely outdoors, rain or shine.

Session 1: June 18 – 22
Ages 3 – 4

Session 2: June 25 – 29 – This camp is full.
Ages 5 – 6

Perform: Choral Singing & Music
​Warm up those vocal chords and let it go! Campers will sing a variety of music, play musical games and activities, create melodies and movements, make musical instruments, go on musical adventures, and more with Wee Play Music! The week ends with a fabulous performance for our families at the end of class. Come have ​some musical fun​ while building self confidence and making friends​.

Session 1: June 18 – 22
Ages 5 – 6

Session 2: June 25 – 29
Ages 7 – 8

Maker Camp: A Playground for Toys
Have you ever wanted to make a ferris wheel for your teddy bear or a zip line for your action figure? In this Maker camp, participants will plan, design, and build a playground for toys. The playground will take shape using a variety of materials and tools.

Session 1: June 18 – 22
Ages 7 – 8

Explore: Squirrel River
Enjoy the morning on the banks of Squirrel River, Sabot’s own kid-built miniature river. This camp is for messing about with water, rocks, and earth while engineering Squirrel River: building bridges, floating boats, making dams, and much more. The children’s ideas and imagination will drive the activities we explore.

Session 2: June 25 – 29
Ages 3 – 4

Studio: Exploring Materials
Studio is an art experience designed to provide participants with a space for messing about with materials and planning a project – taking it from beginning to end. Using a wide variety of materials and media, young artists will plan out their ideas, develop new skills, and work with new tools, fully exploring the creative process.

Session 3: July 9 – 13
Ages 3 – 4

Session 4: July 16 – 20
Ages 5 – 6

Session 8: August 13 – 17 – This camp is full.
Ages 3 – 4

Move: Movement & Dance
River City Dance and Performing Arts offers this introductory basic dance class for children to explore movement in a variety of genres. Together, dancers will be exploring the art of hip-hop, jazz, ballet, theater, and improvisation. The week will culminate in a dance performance.

Session 3: July 9 – 13
Ages 5 – 6

Studio: Animal Studio
Studio is an art experience. Participants will plan, create, investigate, rethink, and refine their processes. With the theme of Animals, your young artist will create animal costumes, paper mache creatures, animal picture books… anything sparked by the camper’s own interests and ideas!

Session 3: July 9 – July 13
Ages 7 – 8

​Move: Yoga & Fitness
This action-packed class led by Express Yourself combines yoga, games, and fitness. Kids will learn exercises that will improve strength, endurance, flexibility, and overall health. They will find their center and balance while learning various beginner yoga poses through practice and games. The goal of this fun-filled class is to enhance children’s appreciation for yoga and fitness and the impact that it has on their lives.

Session 4: July 16 – 20 – This camp is full.
Ages 3 – 4

Session 8: August 13 – 17
Ages 5 – 6

GROW: Sabot’s Community Garden Project
At Sabot, we GROW in our garden all year long, and summer is the perfect time to make plants grow. We are planning some great activities for the garden this summer including planting seeds, maintaining the existing beds, harvesting and cooking our bounty, building lattices, observing the nature living in the garden, and much more. Come and help us GROW the garden.

Session 4: July 16 – 20
Ages 7 – 8

Build: Introduction to LEGO® This camp is full.
Young engineers will be exposed to building with a variety of LEGO® pieces. While this camp is primarily an open-ended building experience designed to foster independence, freedom, and confidence in building, some guidance will be provided to work on technique, skills, and problem-solving. This is a great way for young builders to have fun with peers, learning and building together.

Session 5: July 23 – 27
Ages 3 – 4

Act Out: Acting Workshop
Drama Kids Richmond provides a theater experience focusing on individual acting skills as well as working together in a group. In a fun and playful way, the program focuses on speech work (projection, articulation skills), movement skills (understanding how to create a scene using non-verbal skills), improvisation techniques, and small group scene work, as well as large group play aspects. The week will culminate in a short play.

Session 5: July 23 – 27
Ages 5 – 6

Session 8: August 13 – 17
Ages 7 – 8

Create: Creative Technology for Kids
Combining craft with technology is a fun way to express interests and personality. The possibilities are endless. Through this e-textiles camp led by Code Virginia, participants will sew with conductive thread and use LED lights to create a functioning piece of technology! We will also explore ways craft and technology have intersected in the past and what is happening right now in this exciting field. Craft materials are constantly evolving as technology advances and this hands-on approach will demonstrate some of its potential.

Session 5: July 23 – 27
Ages 7 – 8

Build: Blocks
Young engineers to work in groups using a variety of blocks and plastic animals to construct buildings, bridges, neighborhoods, and dioramas. While this camp is primarily an open-ended building experience designed to foster independence, freedom, and confidence in building, some guidance will be provided to work on technique, skills, and problem-solving. This is a great way for young builders to have fun with peers, learning and building together.

Session 6: July 30 – August 3
Ages 3 – 4

Studio: Adventure Studio
Studio is an art experience. Participants will plan, create, investigate, rethink, and refine their processes. With the theme of Adventure and Exploration, your young artists will create costumes, props, masks, storybooks… anything sparked by the camper’s own interests and ideas.

Session 6: July 30 – August 3
Ages 5 – 6

Build: Engineering with LEGO®
Gear up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as: Houseboats, Mini Golf Courses, Forklifts, and the London Tower Bridge. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment.

Session 6: July 30 – August 3
Ages 7 – 8

Move: Creative Movement & Dance
River City Dance and Performing Arts offers this creative movement experience for young children. Creative Movement is a joyful way for children to explore movement through music, develop physical skills, channel energy, stimulate imagination, and promote creativity. The week will culminate in a dance performance.

Session 7: August 6 – 10
Ages 3 – 4

Number Sense: A Math Camp
Welcome to Green Acres! You and your friends have just purchased a piece of land that is home to an apple orchard and acres of possibility. In this cooperative economy/role-playing game, participants will harvest the apples from the orchard and take them to the market to sell. What will you do with your earnings? Purchase livestock? Develop the land into a fairy sanctuary? Build a horse or bunny farm? This game encourages imagination and provides lots of math practice, too!

Session 7: August 6 – 10
Ages 5 – 6

Create: Film Making
Join Ariana Hamidi, a local film maker, for this introductory class to basic film making. Using shadow puppets, 2-D cut-outs, splicing, and scratching, your child will create short films using handmade 16mm film and animation/stop-motion technology focused on a group theme or poem.

Session 7: August 6 – 10
Ages 7 – 8

Playing with water and rocks, building with sticks, having picnics with friends, making fairy houses of natural materials, reading under the shade of a tree — like summers used to be.

The afternoon program features unstructured play where children can build forts and playhouses, engage in water play, garden, pick blackberries, play games – whatever sparks their interests on a warm summer’s day.

Children will have the opportunity to play and create both indoors and out. The schedule will combine planned activities with flexible, open-ended time, a balance designed to provide children with a summer experience that is both engaging and relaxing.

Weekly sessions June 18 – August 17
(No camp July 2 – 6)
Ages 3 – 8

Registration

  • Checks should be made payable to Sabot at Stony Point.
  • Cost per session is $175
  • Payment schedule: 50% due with registration by May 1; remaining 50% due by June 1.
  • Mail completed registration forms to: Sabot at Stony Point, Business Office, 3400 Stony Point Road, Richmond, VA, 23235.
  • Fees are non-refundable unless A Sabot Summer cancels. Space is reserved once registration and deposit are received. Cancellation will be communicated by May 1.
  • Camp enrollment caps vary but are all small in size. The minimum enrollment for all camps is 6 participants.
  • If your child did not attend Sabot at Stony Point in the 2017-18 school year, you will be asked to complete other paperwork required by Virginia State Licensing. We will provide guidance and the forms.
  • To be eligible for A Sabot Summer, children must be 3 years of age and toilet trained by June 1, 2018. Families of three-year-olds who did not attend Sabot in the 2017-18 school year will be contacted by the camp director for an introductory visit.

Provisions

  • All A Sabot Summer camp participants should bring a nut-free snack and a water bottle for morning programs and a nut-free lunch for afternoon programs.
  • Drop-off is at 9:00 a.m. for all A Sabot Summer camps. 8:30 drop-off can be arranged by checking the box on the camp registration form. There is no charge for early drop off.
  • All participants should wear comfortable, sturdy shoes and clothes for the weather as well as sunscreen and insect repellent for outdoor activities.
  • All participants should bring a change of clothes.

Waiver and Indemnification

As a participant in A Sabot Summer, I agree to abide by Sabot at Stony Point’s rules and procedures. I understand and agree that any violation of the rules and procedures may result in the immediate termination of my participation in the program. I also understand and agree that Sabot at Stony Point and/or any of its officials, affiliates, or sponsors are not responsible for any injury, damage, or loss resulting from any accident from known or unknown conditions howsoever caused.