Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Coming down the pike - Land, Air, and Sea! (August 12-16)

We are gearing up for a week of fun and adventure at Land, Air, and Sea camp!

The week will consist of day trips and on-site camp activities around the themes of Land, Air, and Sea, all while tent-camping at Shenandoah River State Park.

We'll explore the heights and challenge our endurance on a climb up Old Rag, then enjoy a more leisurely hike, waterfalls and slides on the Oak Canyon/Cedar Run Trail. Finally we'll enjoy the traditional Thursday canoe float on the Shenandoah.

At camp the group will help decide among activities and crafts. Some possibilities include candle making, archery, orienteering, bird watching, tree identification, and...our vehicle challenge!

See our updated itinerary for more details. Be sure to share the Camper Letter with your son or daughter. Finally, be sure to consult the updated packing list too!

We'll see you bright and early, 8am on Monday, August 12; we'll return a tired, happy, and (hopefully a little) dirty child on Friday by approximately 4pm. Drop off and pick up is at the SolPlay Cul de Sac: 520 S Abingdon.

And finally, there are two forms that we need filled out:

SolPlay Waiver - This is our usual waiver for SolPlay.
ACA Waiver- For our canoeing trip.

See you soon!

The SolPlay Land, Air, and Sea Team:
Ariel Schwartz, Devan Smith-Brown, and Michael Swisher

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Up Next...Explorers Camp (July 22nd through 26th)!

We are looking forward to a fun week of exciting activities at our upcoming Explorers camp for 9-11 year olds!  
Everyone will learn new skills through a SolPlay matrix of challenge activities during two days of day camp, and during a three (3) day, two (2) night camping trip. 

Monday and Tuesday activities focus on building teamwork and introducing skill concepts. Wednesday through Friday, the group will experience traditional overnight camping at nearby Pohick Bay campground.  Explorers Campers will participate in activities such a night hike, a Park Ranger naturalist presentation, disc golf course, intro to orienteering, archery instruction and team challenge, and a day at the Pirates Cove park.   Return to Arlington on Friday is estimated to be around 4pm.

Monday and Tuesday drop-off location is Bluemont Park (601 North Manchester St.) between 7:30am and 8:30am.  Look for our welcome table from the main parking lot. Pick Up is between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm.  Please expect to complete our waiver forms prior to drop-off on Monday morning.   It will be very helpful for parents to sign the SolPlay Waiver and email a scanned copy back to Joey.Skoloda@SolPlay.net.

2013 Explorers Intinerary and Pack List.pdf
Parent Waiver and Authorization Form

We would like to help arrange carpools to Pohick Bay (6501 Pohick Bay Dr  Lorton, VA 22079) Wednesday morning, and home Friday afternoon.  If you are available to drive either day, please let us know.

Click here for a complete itinerary and pack list .