Accotink Adventure Camp (9-13 yrs.)

(9-13 yrs.) Join us for the ultimate outdoor camp! Activities include boating (learning about kayaking techniques and equipment), fishing, hiking, off road biking, camping skills, animal tracking, animal identification and more. Bring snack, lunch and water bottle. Camps run rain or shine. Contact park for details on extreme weather days. No camp June 20 and July 4. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Adventure Fishing Camp (9-14 yrs.)

(9-14 yrs.) Join Virginia Outside and learn the entire process of fishing from lining rods, tying knots, baiting hooks, casting, identifying fish and properly releasing them. We’ll fish a combination of freshwater ponds, lakes and rivers. Campers also spend a day on a Chesapeake Bay charter boat! Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Anglers & Archers (8-12 yrs.)

(8-12 yrs.) Enjoy this combo camp of two popular outdoor activities- fishing and archery. Learn to use a classic bow and arrow, atlatl and other primitive tools. Gain knowledge and experience in fishing using a variety of tackle, both on shore and by boat. No camp June 20 and July 4. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Archery Camp at Burke Lake (9-15 yrs.)

(9-15 yrs.) Develop archery skills using Olympic-style (recurve) bows in this outdoor camp. Through focused instruction, learn shooting techniques and attention to detail. Other archery-related activities provide a broader introduction to the sport in general. Some weeks are 9am-1pm. Weeks that operate 9am-4pm also include boating, fishing and mini-golf. Bring snack, lunch and drink. No camp June 20 and July 4. Camp operation is subject to weather and is held at the archery field to the right as you enter the park. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Big Fish Fishing Camp (10-16 yrs.)

(10-16 yrs.) Fish & Explore takes campers offsite to rivers, creeks and lakes. We teach the fishing basics as well as more intensive fishing techniques, including targeting specific fish species, reading the water and navigation safety. All gear including tackle, rods, reels and lifejackets supplied. More info and packing list at fishandexplore.com. A signed release due on the first day. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Family Campout at the Lake

(5-Adult) Have you tried camping? This event is perfect for beginners and families. Arrive in the afternoon and set up your tent, then follow a Naturalist on a hike to the lake. Later join us for a Campfire Cooking Class. Wake up Sunday morning for a Family Fishing class!


Family Fishing at Sunset

(4-Adult) Supper time? Fish like to come up to eat when the water cools after a hot day. Join us for a beginning fishing lesson that might end up as a Fish Dinner! Fishing License required.


Fishing Adventures (12-15 yrs.)

(12-15 yrs.) Fish from shore and on kayaks as you work on fishing skills with our experienced instructors. Enjoy an eight-mile float trip by kayak for smallmouth bass along the Potomac River. Bring snack, lunch and water bottle. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Fishing for Parent and Child (5-Adult)

(5-Adult) Learn how to fish together. This introductory course starts you with the basics including how to rig and use a fishing rod, safety, environmental awareness and fishing. Rod and bait will be provided. Each person must register. Participants 16 and older must have valid Virginia fishing license.


Freshwater Fishing Fun Camp (8-12 yrs)

(8-12 yrs.) Gain knowledge and experience in freshwater fishing using a variety of tackle. Fish the Potomac River for sunfish, catfish and bass on land and by boat. Learn how to rig and use a fishing rod as well as the safety and importance of catch-and-release fishing all while having fun. Bring a rod or borrow one from the park. No camp June 20 and July 4. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Lakeside Explorers at Royal Lake (7-12 yrs)

(7-12 yrs.) Campers will explore creatures and plants that live in our streams, lakes and forests through guided nature hikes and fishing. Camp is completely outdoors and cancelled on inclement weather days. No camp July 4. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Lakeside Nature Discovery Camp (6-10 yrs.)

(6-10 yrs.) Campers enjoy guided nature hikes, crafts, fishing and boat rides (boats vary depending on availability and may include kayak, rowboat, tour boat). Shaded trails and lakefronts are perfect settings for exploring creatures and plants that live in our streams, lakes and forests. Bring lunch, snack and water bottle. Lake Accotink meets at the large shelter by marina; Burke Lake meets at shelter C. Camps run rain or shine. Contact park for details on extreme weather days. No camp June 20 and July 4. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Lakeside Outdoor Adventurers (9-13 yrs.)

(9-13 yrs.) An exciting week awaits campers who enjoy many activities including archery, fishing, hiking, kayaking and learning wilderness survival skills. Sheltered woodland pavilions provide the perfect setting for activities. Campers get to perfect their mini-golf putting skills during the week. Bring snack, lunch and water bottle. Camp meets at shelter C. Camp runs rain or shine. Contact the park for details on extreme weather days. No camp June 20 and July 4.


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