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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, orienteering, off road biking, camping skills, animal tracking, reptile and amphibian identification and more. Bring snack, lunch and water bottle. Camps run rain or shine. Contact park for details on extreme weather days. No camp July 5. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Adventure Fishing Camp (10-14 yrs.)

(10-14 yrs.) Join Virginia Outside and learn beginner and intermediate tactics for fishing in different types of water such as private ponds, rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. Learn casting, knot tying and fish identification. Fishing merit badge may be earned through this program. Campers wear lifejackets when in the water or on a boat. Bait, tackle, rods, reels and lifejackets provided. 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. 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 July 5. 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 off site for this camp to teach 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. Bring lunch, snack, water bottle, change of clothes, sneakers or river shoes and towel. Questions, call 703-215-1066. Signed participation release required on the first day. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Burke Lake Survival Camp (9-13 yrs)

(9-13 yrs.) Join Virginia Outside for a week of outdoor adventure at Burke Lake Park. Spend the week learning survival skills like fishing, shelter building, canoeing/kayaking, fire building and orienteering through a series of fun games and challenges. Campers put their skills to the test, camping out Thursday night at the park. Dinner & breakfast provided during campout. Bring snack, lunch and water bottle. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Camp Riverbend (6-11 yrs.)- spring

(6-11 yrs.) In this week-long outdoor sampler, campers learn primitive skills, get to meet our exhibit animals, enjoy fishing, hiking, exploring wildlife and a park wagon ride. Different themes each day to include outdoor recreation, primitive skills, wildlife, water & fishing and campfire cookout. Bring snack, lunch and drink. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


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) old

(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 July 5. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Kayak Touring & Fishing Camp (11-15 yrs.)

(11-15 yrs.) Virginia Outside introduces campers to kayaking or canoeing while fishing. Instruction covers safety, paddling and maneuvering a sit-on-top kayak or a canoe using teamwork. Enjoy various locations, fishing and sightseeing while paddling on all types of water- lakes, tidal creeks and rivers. A great way to get close to nature and learn about bass, catfish, sunfish and more. Kayaks, paddles, life vests and fishing gear provided. Bring water shoes, hat, sunscreen, lunch and water bottle. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Lakeside Explorers at Royal Lake (7-12 yrs)

(7-12 yrs.) Campers enjoy guided nature hikes, fishing and exploring creatures and plants that live in our streams, lakes and forests. Camp is cancelled on inclement weather days. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Lakeside Nature Discovery Camp (6-10 yrs.)

(6-10 yrs.) Campers enjoy guided nature hikes, crafts, fishing, live animal exhibits 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 July 5. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


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