Summer Camp 2017
It adds up to Fun and Excitement for kids, in a
Safe, Comfortable Environment for peace of mind!
Cuz let's face it, Summer is the best time to be a kid!
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11 weekly sessions: June 19th–Sept 1st
Full Days $175/wk (M-F 7:30 am – 6 pm)
Mini Camps $95/wk + fees (M-F 8 am - Noon)*
Bring a lunch or Buy a Lunch ($5/day)
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Monday - Friday 8am - 12pm (drop off early/pickup late np!)
$99/mini camp (plus fees and materials if applicable)
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|Wk 1||6/19-6/23||Survivor Week||
|Wk 2||6/26 - 6/30||$75 Fee|
|Wk 4||7/10 - 7/14||Blastastic Science Week||
|Wk 5||7/17- 7/21||
|Wk 6||7/24- 7/28||$75 Fee|
|Wk 7||7/31- 8/4||
|Wk 8||8/7 - 8/11||None|
|Wk 9||8/14 - 8/18||$75 Fee|
|Wk 10||8/21 - 8/25||None|
Welcome to Camp Ozone! Each day will be packed with fun, excitement, energy and enthusiasm. We'll be open at 7:30am if you need to drop your child off early. We will use the first hour of each day to get the kids moving (you know how hard it is to get a sleepy tweenager going in the morning). But fear not, once we get going, time will just fly by.
Full Day Camp
Our days will be packed with excitement from the get-go. Each day will be divided into blocks of activities with kids choosing which ones they would like to participate in. Below is a brief snapshot of the types of experiences your child will enjoy.
Thousands of games exist where kids play against each other, or as part of a team, trying to defeat their opponents. While many of these may be well-known around the playgrounds, some of them have been invented at the Ozone. We pride ourselves in taking an ordinary game and keeping it fresh and exciting by adding our own twists. But the bottom line is everyone must have fun, or we change things up. Just like playing outside, we encourage and help the kids solve problems in a constructive way and balance play so it’s fair for all.
Cooperative Games (aka team-building activities)
These fun events are characterized by the individual or team trying to beat the problem, not each other, in order to win. Playing and working together are stressed when one is trying to solve King's Ring or playing Crowley Tug of War. As much fun and excitement as a great competitive game, our kids enjoy these games and come away with a better sense of how they and their friends all bring something important to the problem-solving process. Leveraging the strengths of all is the best way to “win” at these games.
Adventurous Outdoor Activities
Onsite: Our site allows us the ability to have fun onsite and outside at the same time. In our own backyard, we'll be able play active games, take aim and shoot bb guns, learn to hit the bulls-eye with a bow and arrow, or take part in a fun game of air soft or paint ball.
Out and About: Having our own transportation really is a bonus for us. While other businesses might gripe about the cost of gas and insurance, we see it as a way to enhance our daily activities and take advantage of our great city. Trips will include canoeing, local swimming holes, hiking, or just drowning a worm fishing with some friends. Have you tried Geo-caching or letter boxing yet? Spend a week with us and you probably will. Many of our days will bring a choice of thrilling trips and activities for the kids.
Richmond is filled with great places to check out on a regular basis. Maybe it is Frisbee golf at New Hanover or Bryant Park, perhaps it's time spent exploring Richmond's History downtown, or if golf is your thing a trip to First Tee at Independence Golf Course might be for you. The Ozone campers will definitely get a chance to get out and about on a consistent basis.
Time Hanging with Friends
We realize that an important part of the day for kids in this age group is the social interaction with their friends. At the Ozone we have built our facility to allow just such interaction to take place in a comfortable, safe environment. In our Quiet Zone kids can take advantage of the separate area with real couches, chairs, a computer lab (Facebook is very popular these days) or our large “kitchen table” in the back room. Perhaps they feel like “Chilling” Out in the Chill Zone playing on the Xbox, Wii or an interactive game on the big screen (sorry kids can’t spend more than 45 minutes here). All the way to the placement of our picnic tables in the shady backyard, we have spent a lot of time thinking about the safe, comfortable environment for your kids. We are proud of the fact that many of our purchases have been made with the input from the kids themselves, sometimes going as far as “testing out” the comfort of a chair before we buy it (sorry to all those furniture retailers in Richmond who were kind enough to put up with our massive assault on your stores).
Maybe full day care isn’t what you need. Maybe you’d just like to provide a special summer memory by allowing your child the opportunity to participate in an activity he/she really loves. Then the mini-camp might just be what you need. Only 4 hours long, the camps run 5 days a week from 8am – Noon. These camps will focus on a sports or educational theme for the week. At the end of the week your child should have:
a) had a great time;
b) made some new friends and
c) learned something new that will make them better.
Please don't mistake these camps for a high intensity, pressure driven, we’ll-make-you-a-better-player-at-all-costs type of camp setting. The Ozone is known for getting everyone involved by offering non-threatening ways to introduce activities to kids. If you're looking for a sport specific camp to take your kid to the next level, then there are many options available and we'd be happy to let you know which ones we've enjoyed. If you're looking for a fun, energizing place for your child to make friends, improve on their skills, have the time of their life while learning more about something they like then check us out. Our staff, local coaches, experts, and older kids will work closely with the kids at a mini-camp to make sure they come away with a really positive experience.
NOTE: If you're combining one of these with a full day of camp there may be an additional charge for instructor fees and/or materials for the mini-session (some camps require us to hire specialists to run the sessions). The matrix above shows this information.
Some camps wait until the end of Summer to begin their version of Color Wars. Not at the Ozone.... we start the fun from day one. Get dropped off in the middle of nowhere and find your own way out. Just kidding! This is the Ozone spin on Survivor. We'll be spending the day with each group competing with the others on feats of fun....challenges of skill and daring .... battles of wit and cunning.... sometimes on the ground, sometimes with water, or in the woods, up in the air and more. Can you do more with duct tape than the other team...who's the best at dodgeball, scavenger hunts, relay races and of course a gross out eating competition. Are you brave enough?
Equipment Needed – Sneakers and your sense of adventure!
Additional Fees – None
Adventure Weeks - Do One or Do Both
The first week of Adventure Camp is all about Land and Air. We'll have TONS of FUN doing exciting activities both on the ground, and also in the air! Activities to include;
|Mountain Biking||Rock Climbing||Zoofari Ziplining|
|Discovery Flight||Bungee Jumping|
Later on we'll try it again, but this time by SEA! The second week of Adventure Camp is filled with WATER, WATER, and MORE WATER! Join us for:
|Paddleboards and Kayaks||Watter Skiing||James River Exploration|
|Lake Anna Field Trip||Water Works Palooza|
Blastastic Science Camp
Check it out on SNOOP... What does Bill Nye say? Is it really an Urban Legend? We will set up and perform experiments of science to recreate urban legends, test previous findings and even blow some stuff up (all in a safe and controlled environment). So if want to see the fun and exciting side of science but you've outgrown some of the kids camps, and don't want to take a course on it in summer school, but still think this stuff is neat, then check us out. After all, it's all in the name of science.
Equipment Needed – Your curiosity
Additional Fees – $25 for supplies
With a different sport every day, this camp is a smorsgasbord of games and activities that can be played on our artificial turf. Football, Australian Rules football, Mat Ball, Dr. Dodgeball and more will take place each day. Each day will center around a theme (games with balls, running/chasing, games with nets, etc). Unfortunately we’ll run out of week long before we run out of games at the Ozone!
Equipment Needed – Sneakers
Additional Fees – None
Time to get crafty and learn several new art techniques while working on super cool projects! Choose your own piece of pottery to paint, learn how to spin clay in the wet clay studio, and create colorful dishes, serving platters and more with glass fusing. This is much more than fingerpainting and hand puppets.
Equipment Needed – artistic creativity!
Additional Materials Fees – $25
Do you like to play Modern Warfare on the Xbox? How about playing it in real life? Fanatics, it's time to show us your skills. Activities include Air Soft, Paintball, Laser Tag, Archery and Munitions (that's riflery talk for a shooting range). We'll spend our days running and chasing, scheming and planning, capturing without being captured and being all your can be. The camp will include visits with people who have "been there and done that". We're talking real soldiers here! Now answer the call...
Additional Fees – $75 (include admission to parks and ammo)
Is this the only way you've played golf so far? While this camp is probably not how Jordan Speith started out, it should be fun none the less... We're pairing up with our friends at Glen Allen Golf for a week of chips, putts, drives and more. Take lessons from a pro.....practice on the range....play a couple of rounds of putt putt and finish up with a real round on the Windy Hill Par 3 course. No clubs, no problem! We'll have equipment to borrow...
Additional Fees – $75 (includes lesson from the pro and all practice range and greens fees)
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