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.


Adapted Kayaking (13-Adult)

This beginning kayaking class teaches flat and moving-water kayaking basics while increasing fitness. Students progress from on-land demonstrations and practice to flat-water navigation. Kayaks are recreational/touring types. Helmets and PFDs are provided and required. This adapted class offers additional staff supervision and support with one staff member for every three students.


Birding by Kayak-Single (13-Adult)

(13-Adult) Enjoy a naturalist-led birding trip by kayak. Park Authority lakes are home to more than 100 species of birds and holds many unique habitats. See how these small vessels can provide a closer look into the world of birds. Travel in a one-person kayak.


Birding on the Potomac by Kayak (14-Adult)

(14-Adult) Seek birds on the water or land from a kayak. Join a naturalist and as we paddle and look for great blue herons, cormorants and an eagles nest. Slower paddling speed allow for better viewing opportunities. Bring your own binoculars or borrow ours. PFDs and single kayaks are provided. Canceled if river levels are unsafe or bad weather.


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.


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.


Intro to Kayaking (12-Adult) by Vendor

(12-Adult) This introductory-level class is perfect for beginners or for those who want to learn how to paddle more efficiently. Learn about different kayaks, paddles, personal flotation devices and safety gear. On the water, learn to move the boat in every direction using forward and reverse strokes, a turning stroke, a slice stroke and stopping maneuvers. Kayaks and equipment are provided.


Intro to River Kayaking (14-Adult)

(14-Adult) Get prepped for paddling on our stretch of the Potomac. This introductory level course covers river features and hazards, water safety and paddling basics. Canceled if inclement weather or hazardous river conditions. Single kayaks and PFDs are provided.


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.


Kayak Tour-Moonrise (14-Adult)

(14-Adult) Experience the Potomac River in a new light as we paddle under a full moon. Discover the peace and wildlife of the evening river as a guide leads you on a tour through the calmest section of the river during each full moon this summer. No paddling experience necessary. Canceled if inclement weather or hazardous river conditions. Single kayaks and PFDs are provided.


Kayak Tour-Wildlife of the Potomac 14+

(14-Adult) Watch for deer foraging on the islands, osprey and bald eagles searching for fish and more as we paddle through this wildlife-rich section of the Potomac River. This is not a whitewater tour. No previous experience required. Kayaks provided, one person per kayak. Download waiver and bring completed to tour: https://go.usa.gov/xnJUB. Canceled in case of inclement weather or hazardous river conditions.


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.


Nature Kayaking (12-Adult)

(12-Adult) Paddle with a naturalist to learn about the flora and fauna that call the lake it's home. Find out what’s growing along the lake’s edge, who likes to wade in the water, and what might be swimming underneath you right now.


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