Specialty Camps

Specialty Camps

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Bricks 4 Kidz w/ Legos

Bricks 4 Kidz® is devoted to providing an extraordinary atmosphere for children, where they learn, build, and play with LEGO® Bricks. Classes are designed to teach the fundamentals of S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education, built around their proprietary model plans, created by engineers and architects. At Bricks 4 Kidz, we believe that kids learn best through activities that engage their curiosity and creativity. This new partnership we hope is just the beginning as we hope to expand with more camp offerings and after-school classes.  

These camps are a fresh and fun way for kids ages 4-13+ to spend their summer break from school. Guided by their experienced teachers and built around exciting themes like Teenage Brick Turtles, Space and Robotics, children will enjoy using LEGO® Bricks to build specially-designed Bricks 4 Kidz models, play LEGO® games and explore the world of engineering, architecture and animated movie-making. 

Using specialized LEGO® Technic pieces such as gears, axles, and electric motors, children work in pairs to construct a variety of Bricks 4 Kidz models, as well as build creations of their own during our free-play periods. Our camps keep the pace fast and the action going with LEGO® Bricks, games and more to ensure kids will have plenty of LEGO® fun.

Transportation and extended care are not offered to this camp offering at this time. If you have further questions, please contact the Camp Program Manager at 703-435-6567. Please check the program details for specific age groups, offerings and themes.

Camp on Wheels

Camp on Wheels is a program for enthusiasts who love to skateboard, ride a bike, mountain bike or inline skate.

This camp is brought to you in partnership with American Inline (A.I.), a leader in providing summer camp solutions, operates an array of thrilling action sports programs exclusively on wheels. They have a camp at specific times of the summer for every kid, ages 6-13.

A.I. offers a combination of equipment and management that, reinforced by their curriculum, training, experience and intelligence, help create fun, safety and security. With A.I., boys and girls feel safe, learn fast and have fun.

There are equipment requirements for each of the specialized sporting options. Check with RA Member Services or the Camp Registrar about  details prior to the first day of camp.

These camps run in one week increments from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Lake Newport Soccer Field. Transportation and extended care are not available during this program.

Our specialty is action sports on wheels. No matter what your skill level, we have a Camp On Wheels for you. All boys and girls welcome. Are you ready? Let's go ride.

Science Camp

Science Camp is a program designed for campers between the ages of 8-12 years old who have a passion or interest in science. Campers will be taken to the cutting age of fun through experiences, exploration and exposure to a variety of “ologies.” Part of the day will be spent meeting with a United States Geological Survey (USGS) guest scientist during the two-week session and learn about a career in science. The rest of the day, all campers will engage in traditional camp activities such as arts and crafts, music, group games, swimming and possible field trips.

This camp is in partnership with the USGS and held at its facility off Sunrise Valley road. Campers have the opportunity to participate in special interest activities such as drama, science lab with Mr./Ms. Wizard, sports, and creating the weekly RA newspaper.

A Sample Day’s Schedule
Schedules vary day to day. Schedules are distributed on the first day of each session.

Morning Circle (examples: Welcome, Wake Up Activities)
Special Interest Hour (examples: Sports, Mr. wizard, newspaper, arts and crafts)
Science Specialist Time (USGS guest speaker AM/PM)
Lunch
Swimming or Field Trip
Group Time (examples: Outdoor games, theme projects)
Afternoon Circle (examples: Group Reports, Closing Activities, Reminders)

Junior Day Camp

Junior Day Camp (formerly known as Hug-a-Tree) is filled with fun activities that allow for physical involvement, social interaction, educational opportunities, leadership building, personal growth and creativity. The program is catered to the young adventurists ages 5-7 years of age who are ready to start their RA traditions in a full day-camp setting.

Junior Day campers will be divided into groups with activities appropriate to the interests and needs of each group. Each session has a fun theme where the young campers will participate in games, nature activities, music, crafts, swimming, and possibly a field trip.

This program is held at Brown’s Chapel near Lake Newport. Extended care and transportation for pick-up and drop-off to camp is also available Monday through Friday.

A Sample Day’s Schedule
 
Schedules vary day to day. Schedules are distributed on the first day of each session.

  • Morning Circle (examples: welcome, wake-up Activities)

  • Resource Specialist Time (examples: nature, arts & crafts, drama /music, sports)

  • Lunch

  • Swimming or Field Trip

  • Group Time (examples: outdoor games, theme projects)

  • Afternoon Circle (examples: group reports, cosing activities, reminders)

Day Camp

Day Camp provides an outdoor destination camp experience for ages 7-11 years old that will include enrichment opportunities to explore their physical and social development, creativity while meeting new friends. Activities revolve around themes and include group games, sports, swimming, arts & crafts, music/drama, and special events. Trips to local attractions round out each camp session to provide campers with experiences they'll never forget.

Special interest activities such as tennis and swim lessons are available for an additional fee. Extended care and transportation for pick-up and drop-off to camp is also available Monday through Friday. This program is held at Brown’s Chapel near Lake Newport.

A Sample Day’s Schedule 
Schedules vary day to day. Schedules are distributed on the first day of each session.

  • Morning Circle (examples: welcome, wake-up activities)

  • Special Interest Hour (examples: sports, newspaper, drama)

  • Resource Specialist Time (examples: nature, arts & crafts or recreation)

  • Lunch

  • Swimming or Field Trip

  • Group Time (examples: outdoor games, theme projects)

  • Afternoon Circle (examples: group reports, closing activities, reminders

 

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