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JPRS Outdoor Skills Camps

Apr 28, 2018 | News

Looking for a summer camp for your 10 to 14 year-old this summer? Your camper join the fun this summer by registering for a camp offered by JRPS Adventure Recreation staff! The outstanding JRPS staff helps campers develop new outdoor skills or enhance existing ones, while learning independence, confidence, and teamwork.

Your camper will start the day at the James River Park Administrative Offices, 4001 Riverside Dr. Campers should wear athletic clothes that can (and will!) get dirty, kayakers need close-toed shoes to wear in the river, a bathing suit and towel, bikers will need sneakers, and all campers should bring their lunches. James River Park will provide all technical equipment, water, and snacks.

Camps offered are:
Kayaking Camp | August 20 – August 23 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Campers will learn basic kayaking strokes and water safety techniques in a friendly and reassuring environment. All campers will progress at a comfortable pace. No prior kayaking experience is necessary, but participants must be able to swim. Maximum weight limit of 160 lbs due to restrictions of the boats.
Mountain Bike Camp
Session 1: June 18 – June 2 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Session 2: July 30 – August 2 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Children will explore the trail systems throughout our region by bike! We’ll learn basic bike skills that will set us up for success on the trail, including body positioning, safe braking techniques, and shifting. As campers’ skills progress, they’ll take on tougher trail obstacles including riding over roots and rocks, stream crossing, cornering, and riding manmade obstacles. We’ll also take lots of time to explore James River Park System, play in the river, and have fun outside.
Price of each camp session is $185 for city residents and $205 for non residents.
For more information and registration, please call 804-921-8089 or email [email protected].

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The Friends of the James River Park was established by a dedicated group of citizens in 1999 as an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization that works in partnership with the Park staff to promote, conserve and support the Park.

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