Starting on June 17th until September 9th, 2013, Urban Evolution will host its Parkour and Freerunning Summer Day Camp from 1pm-5pm, Monday-Friday! Aftercare is available from 5pm-8pm at $20/day. All daycamp purchases are final; we can accommodate requests to schedule for another camp, but we cannot due to limited availability, we cannot offer refunds for the daycamp.
LAST YEAR ALL SPOTS FOR ALEXANDRIA (AND MOST FOR MANASSAS) SOLD OUT, SO DO NOT DELAY IN SENDING IN YOUR APPLICATIONS THIS YEAR. Registrations are not considered final until we’ve received both the application and a deposit payment / payment in full.
Parents may sign up their kids based on the ages as stated here:
Ages 6-8 (NanoPK Daycamp)
Ages 9-11 (Kids Daycamp)
Ages 12-14 (Youth)
Beginners Camps are appropriate for kids who’ve never participated in a Parkour daycamp before. Advanced camps are for kids who’ve either attended a Parkour Daycamp or are active participants in our ongoing Parkour Kids’ Classes.
Please note, we have limited availability for each age category, so don’t delay in reserving your spot today! Please don’t forget to mention which location in your email/fax! Read our FAQ’s below!
How much does it cost?
The normal price for one child is $400 for the week. And yes, we have run deals with LivingSocial / Groupon, etc in the past, but no, we cannot run them again because you missed the deal.
This year we’re also debuting “tiered pricing” based on registration date. If you register between now and March 31st, 2013, you can register for the daycamp for only $129! From April 1st until April 30th, the price is $200, and from May onwards it’s the full $400 retail price. So don’t delay, get your application in and your registration early to save big bucks!
Your “spots available” chart shows more spots available, but the LivingSocial / daily deal site I’m looking at says the week I want is “sold out.” What?
We allocate a certain number of spots for the daily deal sites at a promotional rate. But for some reason or another, a certain percentage of parents don’t redeem the deal they bought, don’t bother to follow the instructions on the voucher, or have other issues come up that prevent them from taking advantage of the deal we offer. So a week may be sold out on the deal site, but we may not have the registration materials for the campers whose parents bought the deal. We allocate spots on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t delay! Send us your registration materials quickly if you’d like to claim a spot!
How do I register for a spot?
What if my child has to miss a day due to illness, injury, or some other circumstance out of our control?
The first day is critical, and the skills we teach are cumulative, so missing a day can be a big problem. We’d rather your child get the best experience possible; it’s not fair to your kid or the other campers to try and get them caught up while the rest of the camp is still being taught. The more warning you give us, the better. Frequently we’ll attempt to move your child to another camp if they’re likely to miss class at the beginning of the camp. If they’re going to miss the last day, it’s much easier to let them “join in” with another camp, provided spots are available!
Can my child do Beginner Camp one week and the Advanced Camp the next?
Yes, in theory. In practice, the Advanced Camp does assume familiarity with the techniques we teach in the Beginner camp, not just a grasp of the basic concepts. The camp will also move at a faster pace, and will be more “intense” overall. We don’t want kids to feel overwhelmed, so keep that in mind when you schedule them! If your kid is a go-getter who takes no prisoners and is really fired up about this whole Parkour thing, then yes, they can do the camps back-to-back.
I think we’re sold…what do we do next?
Please complete our online application! If you have trouble with that, please use these links to download the waiver, the Medical Form along with the Day Camp Application and email a signed and scanned copy to email@example.com (and if you used a daily deal site like Groupon, LivingSocial, Certifikid, etc, please send us a copy of that voucher as well). If you don’t have access to scanner you can mail it to 5402 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria VA (please email firstname.lastname@example.org noting you have mailed the application so we know to expect it). You may also fax your application to 703-997-7666.
What are the cancellation and date change policies?
If you registered for a specific day camp week and need to cancel or change dates, we ask that you communicate your schedule change to us at least three weeks before the camp date so we can adjust participant count accordingly. Email email@example.com with any changes or cancellations at least three weeks in advance. If you are unable to attend after a camp has already begun, we may offer you credit towards another camp or class offering. We do not offer refunds for your daycamp purchases. All sales are final.
Do you offer transportation services?
Urban Evolution has transportation for Campers for transporting the children to and from the gym to the outdoor site only. Parents are responsible for transporting children to the gym each day of camp.
What should the campers bring? What do they wear?
Campers should bring a light snack, any medications or allergy medicines, and comfortable workout clothes! Please, no open-toed shoes, sandals, or flip-flops…tennis shoes, sneakers, and running shoes are appropriate. We have free lockers for the campers to keep their belongings. A note of warning: we do have very friendly dogs who have full run of the gym, and who even work out at the gym themselves! If your child is allergic to dogs, or if you simply dislike dogs, please keep this in mind when registering.
I would like to come see the gym before the summercamp starts; when can I do that?
You’re welcome to check out the gym in person during regular business hours of Mon-Fri 12pm – 9pm and Sat/Sun 11am-6pm. We have a seating area / lounge where you can observe the classes.
My child is younger than 6 years old; is this something he or she can participate in? I’m certain he/ she’d love it!
No one knows your child better than you do. If your child wants to do it, and can focus in an environment that requires physical discipline for several hours a day, then he or she might do just fine. Ask yourself (and your child): do they want to do this? Are they prepared to work hard every day, for five days straight, to learn to do things other kids can’t do?
This is less a question of how much of a monkey your child is or how good they are at tae kwon do / rock-climbing / gymnastics, and more about how well they can focus and socialize well with others, particularly with older kids.
If you think they’re ready, then email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll meet them, get to know them, and decide on a case-by-case basis.
What can my kid expect at the camp? What does a day look like?
Each day our session will start with a warm-up and conditioning session led by the instructor geared towards making the camper fit for Parkour and other sports they might be involved in. After the warm-up, the camper will start off their day with Parkour-related techniques and progress through a specially customized Day Camp Curriculum by the Urban Evolution Instructors.
In addition to skill development, participants will take part in other fun activities and games, culminating at the end of the week with an obstacle course challenge or outdoor training (weather permitting). In addition, the camper will learn key elements that will be applicable to all aspects of their life such as:
- Solving problems and make good decisions
- Approaching challenges creatively
- Learning respect for others and their environment
- Challenging themselves physically and mentally
- Enjoying physical recreation and the outdoors, and
- Getting a very different ‘out of the box’ perspective on how to stay fit, even as adults!
- Learning the history behind Parkour and Freerunning
A typical day might look like this (note: this is just to give you an idea what it entails; the timing and order of activity may change)
12:45-1:00 PM – Kids arrive
1:00-1:20 – Warm up
1:20-2:20 – Skill development
2:20-2:45 – Snack/movie time (Parkour highlight reels and video
2:50-3:20 – Skill development
3:20-4:00 – Parkour Games
4:00-5:00 – Skill development/ Cool down, stretch, and discussion about the day’s
5:00 -7:00 – Extended care for $20 per day. The camper will be joining the Kids Basic Class at 5:00pm
The final Friday of the week, all the aspiring ninjas from the Alexandria location will be taken out for a field day to some fun urban location (generally Gateway Park in Rosslyn, Arlington)–under the close supervision of our instructors, of course–to practice their parkour skills outdoors. Please provide metro fare to the camper.
Manassas campers will not make a field trip, but we will set up a pretty tricky and demanding obstacle course for the kids on Friday. Parents are welcome to come spectate!
Extended Care: Available for each day of camp until 7:00pm. The cost is $20 per day. Please contact the Camp Coordinator at email@example.com for more details and to make reservations for extended care. You may schedule extended care on the same day you need after care. Please make sure to notify Urban Evolution about any changes regarding pickup authorizations, etc.
What is the pricing structure for camps?
$400 per session for 5 days of training, 1pm-5pm.
Urban Evolution accepts all debit/credit cards, cash, and checks. We do not pro-rate camps for kids who cannot make all days of training.
What are the payment Terms?
We require payment in full in advance of the daycamp start date to complete registration and reserve a spot. Failure to submit payment means you won’t have a spot!
What is your refund / cancellation policy?
Due to high demand for our camps, if you are unable to attend for any reason, we can no longer issue refunds. We will make every effort to reschedule your child into a camp with available slots, but due to space and time constraints, we cannot guarantee that if you cancel a reservation, you will be able to make it into another camp. Last-minute cancellations mean not only is your child unable to attend camp, but you’re also preventing someone else who really wanted to attend from coming as well.
Can I come watch my kids while they are attending the Day Camp?
We understand that parents want to watch how their kids are doing, especially with a new sport such as Parkour! At Urban Evolution, parents are most welcome to come watch! However, parents and family are required to spectate from a designated area (our comfy lounge / seating areas). We also have free wireless high speed internet access available for parents who wish to work while waiting and watching their child!
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Mail completed application to:
Urban Evolution – Day Camp
5402 Eisenhower Ave
Alexandria VA 22304
OR…scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks, and see you guys in the summer!