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 19 and July 3-4. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


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.


Eco-Warriors (8-12 yrs)

(8-12 yrs.) Become an eco-warrior as we discover ways to help our planet! Topics include eating locally, pollution prevention and general conservation efforts. Campers gain experience with composting, upcycling and kayaking and enjoy an off-site trip to a u-pick farm; transportation included. No camp June 19. 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)

(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.


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. Instruction for this program is provided by Fish and Explore.


Jr. Potomac Adventures (8-12 yrs)

(8-12 yrs.) Explore the Potomac by land, air and water. During this weeklong adventure, campers sample a variety of thrills including rock climbing, kayaking, ropes course, SUP and hiking. No camp July 3-4. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Kayak Fishing (12-Adult) by Vendor

(12-Adult) Instructors from Fish and Explore will cover fishing and kayaking basics, including use of spinning gear, tackle selection, kayak strokes and water safety. Kayaks and fishing gear will be provided. Participants 16 and older must have a valid Virginia fishing license. Instruction for this program is provided by Fish and Explore.


Kayak Rolling (13-Adult)

Here's an opportunity for experienced students to practice skills in kayaks or C-1 canoes under the guidance of an instructor. Students must have prior experience before signing up for this course. Kayaks are available on a first-come, first-served basis for an additional fee. ~


Kayaking Basics (12-Adult)

(12-Adults) Learn the fundamentals of kayaking in a relaxed and comfortable setting. Discover proper strokes and paddling techniques. Understand the basics of water safety and how to plan a pleasant paddling experience. All kayaks, paddles and necessary safety equipment is included.


Kayaking Skills (12-Adult)

(12-Adult) This course is designed to complement the Kayaking Basics Class and for students that have some experience and wish to practice skills in open water conditions. All kayaks, paddles and necessary safety equipment is included.


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 19 and July 3-4. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


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. Single kayaks and all equipment provided


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