Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Check out a preview of our 2016 SolPlay Camps. Registration is opening shortly!

We are excited for another fun summer of Solplay Camps! 
Registration and additional information will be available soon - 
in the meantime we wanted to give a list of camps and dates. 

A SolPlay adventure is afoot! 
Dates: June 27- July 1, 2016 (5 Days, 4 Nights)
Ages:   11-15
Cost $650

An orators camping adventure by boat
Dates: July 11-15, 2016 (5 days, 4 nights)
Ages:   11-15
Cost $650

My educational adventure day camp!
Dates: July 25-29
Ages:   8-10
Cost $450  

A week long odyssey of creativity! 
Dates: Aug 1-5, 2016 (4 night overnight)
Ages:   11-14
Cost $650  

My first away camp!
Dates: August 15-19, 2016
Ages:   9-11
Cost $550  

Thursday, March 5, 2015

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SolPlay is excited to partner with Phoenix Bikes to provide a unique opportunity for youth mechanics to participate in a week long biking and camping trip.

Through generous donations, we will sponsor two Phoenix Bikes Youth Mechanics!
C&O Canal Bike Camp
A camping adventure on wheels
July 12-17 (6 Days 5 Nights)
SolPlay Campers will bike the length of the C&O Canal providing an excellent opportunity to explore original Canal Era structures, including locks, lock houses and aqueducts, which serve as reminders of the canal's role during the time of America’s young government.  The canal's remains illustrate many stories of American history, including western expansion, transportation, engineering, the Civil War, immigration, industry and commerce.  The canal's towpath provides a nearly level, continuous trail through which we will experience the history and nature of the Potomac River Valley.   

In addition to participating in camp activities, Phoenix Youth Mechanics will have an opportunity to develop leadership and other life skills.  Mechanics will have responsibility for:

  • Performing pre-camp bike check for all SolPlay Campers.  Mechanics will make recommendations for repairs, canal trail suitability,etc.
  • Leading a discussion regarding bike safety on the trail at C&O trail head
  • Making repairs as need during daily rides and assessing camper bikes each evening and repair/adjust as needed.
  • Leading one bike repair clinic each during the camp on a specific topic (eg - changing a tire).

Make donations at http://www.phoenixbikes.org/get-involved/donations/ and contact Laura Novak at  info@solplay.net or Meg Rapelye-Goguen at meg@phoenixbikes.org so that we may earmark the funds.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Let’s Cleanup our neighborhood stream and Sparrow Pond!

Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 9am to 11am


Free gloves and trash bags will be distributed.  A short (10min) neighborly introduction and a safety briefing will start at 9am in the Abingdon Cul-de-Sac.

We pick up trash on the banks of the stream which unites South Arlington Forest and Barcroft, from Rt 50 to Sparrow Pond.  Get your volunteer hours, feel good about your work, send out your kids!  Bring a camera and post photos to the SolPlay Facebook site. (https://www.facebook.com/pages/SolPlay/181203798601522)

Motivated by the 27th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup

Arlington Parks and Recreation is working to support the Alice Ferguson Foundation Potomac watershed cleanup efforts.  For additional information about what volunteers may expect, please visit: http://fergusonfoundation.org/trash-free-potomac-watershed-initiative/potomac-river-watershed-cleanup/volunteers/

Our streams connect us to our neighbors, other neighborhoods, to Four Mile Run, to the Potomac, Chesapeake Bay and beyond.  

How long is Four Mile Run?  Want to take an urban hike and discover the origin and termination of Four Mile Run? A spring walk for all adventurous ages is being planned.  Let us know if you’re interested. (Email info@solplay.net)   - Thanks for joining us. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

2015 Arlington County Summer Activities Fair

Join us Friday, February 20th from 6:00 to 8:00 at the 

Thomas Jefferson Community Center 

for the 

Arlington County Summer Activities Fair

Online registration for SolPlay camps is OPEN!!!!   Registration instructions and camp information can be found by visiting us at www.SolPlay.net or emailing us at info@SolPlay.net

Follow this link for a summary of all the exciting camps offered for the summer of 2015 and the registration forms. We hope you will consider SolPlay when making your selections for summer camps this year.