GAVIN PARKER pga has designed a unique approach to TEACHING GOLF by using gamification theory.



Using Gamification strategies, Gavin has developed the "7 Wonders of Golf"©, that includes games such as Battleship (drives), Pirates (putting), and Dragons (chipping and pitching) so the campers will develop technical golf skills and life skills. They will develop these skills by thinking, which leads to creating, which ultimately leads to their own unique understanding of how to play the game of golf.


When your campers leave at the end of the week, they will understand that not every putt is straight and there are slopes, that chipping is about trajectory and curvature, and determining distance control is necessary when driving a ball.


GOLF TEACHES 21ST CENTURY SKILLS


The game of golf is a lot more than just swinging a club and hitting a ball down the fairway. It's also a fun way to learn skills that will prepare children for the workforce. Our program helps the campers develop and strengthen those skills while learning a game that they can enjoy the rest of their lives.


Did you know that golf is applied physics and math is the language of physics? A golf swing can be broken down with equations such as: the force exerted on the ball is equals the mass of the club head times its velocity etc. etc. In addition, scoring, yardage of each hole, golf club degrees, hole sequences, ground elevations and weather temperatures involve numbers.

The campers will also develop critical skills such as:


  •      Reflect critically on learning experiences and processes
  •      Use communication for a range of purposes (e.g., to inform, instruct, motivate,  and persuade)
  •      and in diverse environments
  •      Apply knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and skills across disciplines in appropriate and effective
  •      ways
  •      Incorporate feedback effectively
  •      Deal positively with praise, setbacks, and criticism
  •      Know when it is appropriate to listen and when to speak
  •      Conduct oneself in a respectable, professional manner
  •      Work positively and ethically

​​Half Day Camp 

Just the right amount of time to introduce the golf camp experience. Camp is held rain or shine Monday through Friday from 9:00am – 12:00pm. Drop off starts at 8:30am at the patio outside Tavern 19. Pick up is at the same place at 12:00pm. Campers are provided with a snack, beverages, collared camp golf shirt, favors, play on the short course (one day), range balls and instruction. They will have the chance to earn the "7 Wonders of Golf"© wristbands they can proudly wear. They will also receive items from the Skill Point Store which can be obtained by collecting "skill point chips" for winning games, good behavior, and passing Challenge 36. Campers will have a fun competition on Friday. Campers will also receive an RJGP golf hat & shirt. 


Camp concludes with a graduation ceremony on Friday afternoon at 12:00pm in the pavilion. Parents and family members are encouraged to attend.

​​​​​Full Day Camp 

Campers of all skill and development levels enjoy a fun, safe, and rewarding curriculum featuring interactive golf and near-golf games, on-course & as sport performance components. Our activities are adapted to meet the needs of each skill and development level. In addition to golf and motor development skills, participants are provided the opportunity to develop and strengthen essential 21st century skills. Camp is held Monday through Friday, rain or shine, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00pm. Drop off begins at 8:30am and pick up is at 4:00pm at the patio outside Tavern 19.                      


Campers are provided with lunch and snacks, beverages, an RJGP golf shirt and hat, play on the short course, range balls and instruction. They will have the chance to earn the "7 Wonders of Golf"© wristbands they can proudly wear. They will also receive items from the Skill Point Store which can be obtained by collecting "skill point chips" for winning games, good behavior, and passing Challenge 36. Campers will play at least 9 holes each day on the short course with a fun competition on Friday.


Camp concludes Friday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. with an awards ceremony for all campers in the pavilion. Parents and family members are encouraged to attend. 


Robins Junior Golf Camps

Robins Junior Golf Program is based in a setting of a nationally recognized 18-hole championship golf course along with a 9-hole short course, both built by Tom Fazio with facilities that provide an experience campers will never forget. The short course was built exclusively forteaching children critical life skills through golf.

FORE Children

Unsurpassed Golf Experience


The campus has a short course, and an 18-hole championship course, both designed by Tom Fazio. FORE Children’s program is unique in Richmond to other golf programs as it provides teens who have ‘aged-out’ or ‘skilled-out’ of the short course the opportunities to play on a longer course. Access to an 18-hole course allows them to be able to stay with the sport, improve their skills, and most importantly, develop and strengthen the 21st century skills necessary for a bright future. It also provides the opportunities to continue with the camp experience. Otherwise, many of the teens would stay home with the temptation of getting into trouble.

Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of two donors, we have installed a golf simulator. With this simulator, we will enhance the overall golf experience – especially during inclement weather. As a proxy for the actual golf course, the simulator will keep the camp experience fluid, while learning new skills such as adaptation and collaboration.