Wilderness Warriors Summer Camp



Monday
Bryan Park
7:45 Drop Off
8:00 Orientation
8:15 Aikido
8:45 Break/Character Topic
9:00 Rubber stamp design
9:45 Break/water/snack
10:00 Aikido weapons
10:45 Scavenger hunt
11:15 Aikido
12:00 Lunch/half day pick up
1:00 Aikido Weapons
1:45 Break/water/snack
2:00 Survival Shelter
3:30 Basketry
4:00 Pickup
FAQS:

Required Gear:
-backpack
-water bottle
-water shoes (not sandals)
-bathing suit
-personal medical needs
-change of clothes and sandals
-plastic bags for wet shoes and clothes
-towel
-lunch in cooler bag
-personal snacks (if allergic)
-small journal, pen

Provided:
-morning and afternoon snacks
-hydration drink mix
-water refills
-Sun screen
-bug repellent

Emergency Contact:
Brian will have his phone on him at all
times.  Feel free to contact him for any
reason.  In case of emergency, a parent
will be contacted immediately to consult
prior to any medical intervention past
basic first aid.

Locations/Drop Off:
Brian will email you a list of the planned
parks for the week, times, and places to
meet inside each park in the morning.
End of day pick up from the same
location.  Half day kids will be picked up
at 12 noon after they have eaten lunch.

Safety:
Some parents may not have had prior
outdoor experience, and may have
questions about safety, etc.  If you are
uncomfortable or unsure about what
your child may experience, please do to
not hesitate to call, Brian will be happy
to talk with you!
Schedule (Example)
Wednesday
James River Park
7:45 Drop Off Pony Pasture
8:00 Aikido
8:45 Break/Character Topic
9:00 Aikido
9:45 Break
10:00 Animal Tracking
11:00 Plant & Bird Identification
11:45 Lunch/half day pick up
1:00 Aikido
1:45 Break
2:00 Nature Walk
3:30 Firemaking Demonstration
4:00 Pickup
Friday
Belle Isle Park
7:45 Drop Off Tredegar Iron Works
8:00 Aikido
8:45 Break/Character Topic
9:00 Aikido
9:45 Break
10:00 Animal Tracking
11:00 Plant & Bird Identification
11:45 Lunch/half day pick up
1:00 Aikido
1:45 Break
2:00 Letterboxing
3:30 End of camp party
4:00 Pick Up
Thursday
North Side of James
8:00 Aikido
8:45 Break/Character Topic
9:00 Aikido
9:45 Break
10:00 Animal Tracking
11:00 Plant & Bird Identification
11:45 Lunch/half-day pick up
1:00 Aikido on the river
1:45 Break
2:00 Scavenger Hunt
3:30 Plant & Bird Identification
4:00 Pickup
Tuesday
8:00 Aikido
8:45 Break/Character Topic
9:00 Nature Walk
9:45 Break/water/snack
10:00 Tracking/Track casting
10:45 Swamp land exploration
11:15 Aikido
12:00 Lunch/half day pick up
1:00 Aikido
1:45 Break/water/snack
2:00 Water purification
3:30 Capture the flag
4:00 Pickup
2018 Camp Dates:
June 25-29, 2018
July 9-13, 2018
July 23-27, 2018
August 6-10, 2018
August 20-24, 2018
Pricing Matrix
(Early Registration May 5)
1/2 Day
(8a-12p)
Full Day
(8a-4p)
Early Registration
$310
$425
Regular Registration
$360
$475
Sibling Discount (10%)
Use code:
SIBLINGS
 
All 5 Week Discount (15%)
Use code: ALL5
 
Age range: 7-14 years

Each day may incorporate any combination of these skills and experiences

Martial Arts (Aikido):
•  Applied self defense, practical skills in real life situations
•  Weapons defense: age appropriate (a stick, for example)
•  Verbal self-defense/assertiveness
•  Dealing with bullies

Nature/Wilderness Survival Skills:
•  Turning "scary" into "just natural": Identifying & addressing hazards (ticks, snakes, spiders, poison ivy)
•  Nature awareness and observation skills (engaging the 5 senses)
•  Nature journaling (sketching, leaf pressing, photography)
•  Wilderness survival (clean water, shelter, one match & primitive fire making, cordage, baskets)
•  Plant and tree identification (usages: utilitarian, edible, medicinal)
•  Animal and bird identification (bird songs)
•  Animal and human tracking (using clues in nature to know what and who is near)
•  Stalking and movement, natural camouflage (practicing stealth, ie “ninja skills”)
•  Using field guides and identification aids/apps

Adventure:
•  Scavenger hunt
•  Letterboxing/geocaching  www.letterboxing.org  www.geocaching.com
•  Games: Hide and seek/capture the flag, water balloon tag
•  Free time exploring

Quiet Time:
•  Mindfulness meditation: breathing, being present, 5 senses awareness, stillness practice
•  Journaling: sketching, pressing flowers/leaves, rubbings, letterboxing stamps
•  Nature observation: practicing solitude, silence practice, awareness
Tentative Schedule
At River City Aikido our mission is to increase your child’s resilience and adaptability, and enable them to
make empowering decisions with integrity.  What better playground than our local parks to learn these life
skills, where we can develop and grow through play, adventure, and excitement?

This camp is an old-school adventure, allowing children to play and experience the natural world with
spontaneous freedom, under the supervison of an adult who is experienced and comfortable in nature, who
understands and values supervision and safety, but who will encourage exploration.  Your child will return
home having gotten dirty, muddy, wet, and exhausted.