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Welcome to A Sabot Summer!

A Sabot Summer is designed to combine the structure and novelty of themed morning camps with afternoon child care featuring relaxed, open-ended, and varied experiences.

Each week-long Sabot Camp offering provides children with engaging opportunities for exploring and developing skills, sparking new ideas and interests, and fostering imagination and enthusiasm for the world around them.

Our afternoon program is tailored to the needs of families who need continuity in child care for summer months. Families can enroll for the entire summer, June 20 through August 19 (note, we will be closed the week of July 4 - 8), or for any number and combination of weeks.

Forest

Spend the mornings exploring the wild spaces of the beautiful Larus Park at the edge of the Sabot at Stony Point 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 out of doors, rain or shine.

Ages 3 – 7 (3-year olds who did not attend Sabot in 2015/16 will be invited for an introductory visit.)
Session 1: June 20 - 24, 9 a.m. - noon - This session is full.
Session 2: June 27 - July 1, 9 a.m. - noon - This session is full.

$150 per week

Taiko

Taiko drumming camp will keep you physically active while exploring fundamental musical
concepts. Taiko combines traditional and contemporary Japanese rhythms with movement to create a dynamic visual and musical art. Camp activities will emphasize an embodied engagement with sound while learning a performance piece. Rhythms and songs will be taught using both Japanese kuchishoga (mnemonics) and Western music notation. There will also be plenty of games focusing on ideas of music organization or just for fun.

Ages 7 - 11
June 20 - 24, 9 a.m. - noon

$150

Bard Unbound

SHAKESPEARE PLAYS AT SABOT! Start with insults and end with performing an entire play! (20 minutes in length) Students have fun with the language, get to know the characters, and learn a bit about the Bard! The play is Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It - 2 princesses, clowns, bad guys and more! And we learn that people can be redeemed in the woods! Within the process of learning and rehearsing an abbreviated Shakespeare play, students will work on personal and interpersonal skills (focus, compassion, imagination, patience, problem-solving and collaboration) as well as basic dramatic skills (enunciation, focus, cooperation, vocal projection and acting).

Ages 8 - 12
June 27 - July 1, 9 a.m. - noon

$150 (Maximum of 10 participants)

Engineering with Legos

Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO®! Build engineer-designed projects such as boats, bridges, mazes and motorized cars, and use special pieces to create your own unique design! Explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. This is an ideal way to prepare young builders for the challenge of Engineering FUNdamentals.

Ages 3 - 7 (3-year olds who did not attend Sabot in 2015/16 will be invited for an introductory visit.)
July 11 - 15, 9 a.m. - noon - This session is full.

Ages 7 - 11
August 8 - 12 • 9 a.m. - noon

$150 per week

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 week-long Maker camp, participants will plan, design and build a
playground for toys. With the support of Pippin Barnett and Kerry Mills, using a variety of materials and tools, the playground will take shape.

Ages 7 - 11
July 11 - 15, 9 a.m. - noon

$150

Squirrel River

Enjoy the morning on the banks of Squirrel River, Sabot’s own kid-built miniature river. This camp is about messing about with water, rocks, and earth while engineering Squirrel River, building bridges, floating boats, making dams, and much more. The activities will emerge from the ideas the children come up with. Kerry Mills and Robyn Johnson will facilitate the fun on the banks of Squirrel River.

Ages 3 - 7 (3-year olds who did not attend Sabot in 2015/16 will be invited for an introductory visit.)
July 18 - 22, 9 a.m. - noon - This session is full.

$150

Studio: Superheroes and Star Wars

Studio is a week-long art experience. Participants will plan, create, investigate, re-think, and refine their process. Tinkering is the starting point of invention, paving the way to discovery. With the theme of superheroes and Star Wars the young artists will create costumes, props, masks, storybooks, etc. sparked by their own interests and ideas.

Ages 3 - 7 (3-year olds who did not attend Sabot in 2015/16 will be invited for an introductory visit.)
July 25 - 29, 9 a.m. - noon - This session is full.

Ages 7 - 11
July 18 - 22 • 9 a.m. - noon

$150 per week

GROW! Sabot's Community Garden Project

At Sabot, we grow in our garden all year long. But in the summer, since school is not in session, the garden is lonely. Come work in the garden this summer! July is the perfect time to make things happen in the garden; Kerry and Pippin are planning some great activities including building an insect hotel, a new worm bed, harvesting vegetables and fruit and cooking with the bounty, planning out a new garden path, and much more. Come and help us GROW the garden.

Ages 6 - 11
July 25 - 29, 9 a.m. - noon

$150

Build: Cardboard

This week-long camp focuses on inventing a game and an arcade and the building experience. Using cardboard as the main building material, children will imagine, design, and build a giant cardboard arcade and games to play. This is an opportunity to build on a large scale in a group. Build provides children an opportunity to expand their skills repertoire and to explore what you can do with piles of cardboard and duct tape!

Ages 3 - 7 (3-year olds who did not attend Sabot in 2015/16 will be invited for an introductory visit.)
August 1 - 5, 9 a.m. to noon - This session is full.

$150

Spanish Immersion Art Studio

This Spanish Immersion Art Studio is a week-long art experience designed to provide participants with a space for messing about with materials, planning a project - taking it from beginning to end - while experiencing the Spanish language. Using a wide variety of media and materials, young artists will plan out their ideas, develop new skills, work with new tools - fully exploring the creative process. Children learn language best in an Immersive environment. This class will use art and the art of creating as the backdrop for exposure to the Spanish language.

Ages 3 - 7 (3-year olds who did not attend Sabot in 2015/16 will be invited for an introductory visit.)
August 8 - 12, 9 a.m. to noon

Ages 7 - 11
August 1 - 5, 9 a.m. - noon

$150 per week

Studio

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

Ages 3 - 7 (3-year olds who did not attend Sabot in 2015/16 will be invited for an introductory visit.)
August 15 - 19, 9 a.m. to noon - This session is full.

$150

Write: Journaling & Short Stories

Write is a week-long writing workshop focusing on personal history and stories. Young writers will draw on their own experiences, entries from journals, and personal history to craft fictional short stories. This workshop will take the writers through free-writing to a finished story. The practices of revisiting, revising, and rewriting are part of the writing workshop. Writers will be invited to bring in favorite short stories to share as inspiration.

Ages 7 - 11
August 15 - 19, 9 a.m. to noon

$150

Afternoon Program

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. This program features unstructured play where children can build forts and play houses, and engage in water play, gardening, blackberry picking, walks to Stony Point Fashion Park’s fountain, games, and many more choices. Children will have the opportunity to play and create both indoors and out. The schedule will balance planned activities with flexible, open-ended time, lunch, snacks, and a rest time (for preschoolers) — a balance designed to provide children with a summer experience that is both engaging and relaxing.

Ages 3 - 11 (3-year olds who did not attend Sabot in 2015/16 will be invited for an introductory visit.)
June 20 - August 19, 12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
(No camp the week of July 4 - 8.)
$150 per week

Click Here for a Summer Camp Registration Form.

Registration Notes:

  • Registration deadline for A Sabot Summer is April 1st. Checks should be made payable to Sabot at Stony Point.
  • Payment schedule: 50% due with registration by April 1st; remaining 50% due by June 1st.
  • Mail completed registration forms to: Sabot at Stony Point, Business Office, 3400 Stony Point Road, Richmond, VA, 23235. Contact Kerry Mills for more information about A Sabot Summer.
  • Fees are non-refundable unless A Sabot Summer cancels. Space is reserved once registration and payment are received. Cancellation will be communicated by April 15th.
  • If your child did not attend Sabot at Stony Point in the 2015/16 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 by June 1, 2016. 3 year olds who did not attend Sabot in 2015/16 will be invited for an
    introductory visit.

Provisions:

  • A Sabot Summer camp participants should bring a
    snack and a water bottle for morning programs and
    a lunch for afternoon programs. Snack is provided in the afternoons.
  • Drop-off is at 9 a.m. for all Sabot Summer camps. 8:30 drop-off can be arranged by checking the box on camp registration form.
  • 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.