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.


Animal Ambassadors (6-9 yrs)

(6-9 yrs.) Go hiking to explore our native mammals, birds, fish, insects and reptiles in their habitats. Learn why animals are important to our ecosystem through resident animal interactions, crafts and games. As campers explore in the forest, pond, river and meadow they will learn how animal habitats are being threatened and what they can do to protect them. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Art in Nature (4-6 yrs)

Discover the wonders of nature through an immersive experience by using a multitude of artistic expression including exploratory art mediums, song, dance, dramatic play and scientific study. Activities include nature hiking, Shinrinyoku, yoga, arts & crafts, science experiments, nature-based games and animal study. No camp June 20 and July 4. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Art in Nature (6-9 yrs)

(6-9 yrs.) Discover the wonders of nature through an immersive experience by using a multitude of artistic expression including exploratory art mediums, song, dance, dramatic play and scientific study. Activities include nature hiking, Shinrinyoku, yoga, arts & crafts, science experiments, nature-based games and animal study. No camp June 20 and July 4. 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 will include outdoor recreation, primitive skills, wildlife, water & fishing and campfire cookout. Bring a snack, lunch and drink. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Eco-Warriors (8-12 yrs)

(8-12 yrs.) Become an eco-warrior and tackle our changing climate. Investigate how human activity is changing the world and make a difference with eco-friendly projects like making your own compost bin, upcycling your trash into art, planting a tree and much more. Crafts and experiments daily. Riverbend Park camps will experience a kayak trip, hiking and other outdoor activities. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Get Ready to Hike (8-Adult)

(8-Adult) Get ready for your hiking trips this year. Join an instructor for a hike around Lake Fairfax, stopping at picturesque areas for selfies or memorable photos and practicing basic exercises you can do at home to get ready for those steep climbs and long treks across mountain ridges. You will leave empowered with additional information for how to prepare for your upcoming hikes.


Hiking Accotink Creek

(12-Adult) Enjoy a hike, below the Lake Accotink Dam, as you learn about the importance of Accotink Creek and its connection to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Hike will be dependent on weather.


Jr. Potomac Adventures

(8-12 yrs.) Explore the Potomac by land, air and water. During this weeklong adventure, campers sample a variety of thrills. Junior Adventurers enjoy rock climbing, kayaking, ropes course, SUP and hiking. Bring lunch and drink. No camp 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.


Lakeside Scientist Camp (9-13 yrs.)

(9-13 yrs.) Our naturalist will teach campers how to use scientific equipment such as dip nets, microscopes, minnow traps and game cameras to learn about and see live animals up close. Spend time boating and hiking around the lake learning facts about native species and why they are so vital to the lake’s health. Bring a bag lunch, snack and water bottle. Camps run rain or shine. Contact park for details on extreme weather days. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Lakeside Splash & Explore Camp (6-9 yrs.)

(6-9 yrs.) Campers will enjoy fishing, hiking, nature crafts, games and boating lakeside. Camp includes swim time at our famous Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole (dependent on weather/waterpark operation). Bring a swimsuit, towel, bag lunch, snacks and water bottle. No camp June 20 and July 4. Camps run rain or shine. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Lakeside Splash & Explore Camp(9-12yr)

(9-12 yrs.) Campers will enjoy fishing, hiking, nature crafts, games and boating lakeside. Camp includes swim time at our famous Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole (dependent on weather/waterpark operation). Bring a swimsuit, towel, bag lunch, snacks and water bottle. No camp June 20 and July 4. Camps run rain or shine. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Potomac Adventure Camps (12-15 yrs.)

(12-15 yrs.) Explore the Potomac by land, air and water. During this weeklong adventure, campers sample a variety of thrills. Junior Adventurers (8-12 yrs.) enjoy rock climbing, kayaking, ropes course, SUP and hiking while older Adventurers (12-15 yrs.) enjoy those activities plus whitewater rafting. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


River Explorers (8-12 yrs.)

(8-12 yrs.) Explore the wonders of the Potomac River while fishing, kayaking, hiking and learning outdoor skills. Nature explorations include identifying plants, conducting animal surveys and learning about our watershed. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Riverside Connection (11-21 yrs)

This four-week adapted recreation series introduces teens to hiking, fishing, orienteering and kayaking in our safe and accessible sit-on-top kayaks. Our experienced instructors focus on safety and fun for students who may have never enjoyed the great outdoors quite like this. Parents must be accessible during the program. Students are responsible for personal care during the length of each class.


Spring Wildflowers at Scotts Run

(13-Adult) Meet at Scott's Run Nature Preserve and walk the trails in search of spring beauty, Dutchman's breeches and other spring ephemerals in these rich woods. Meet in west parking lot. Wear sturdy hiking shoes. Canceled if rain.


Teacher Workday on the Farm(6-10yr)-spg

(6-10 yrs.) Spend a day on the farm hiking and exploring nature while learning about the animals. Campers will also participate in indoor STEM activities, crafts and games. Dress for the weather; outside activities daily. Camp is held at the Old Floris Schoolhouse. For specific camp questions, call 703-689-3104. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Trick your Stick (6-Adult)

(6-Adult) Fairfax County has more than 300 miles of trails in the parks alone. Which one is your favorite? Before you can hike them all, you will need a hiking stick to help you along the way. Pick a stick, decorate it and then take it home with you. All craft materials are supplied.


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