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 4-5. 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.


Fall Foliage Kayak Expedition (13+)

(13-Adult) Enjoy a new perspective of fall colors at Lake Accotink this season aboard one of our kayaks. Our expedition takes us to the northern part of the lake to see glorious natural tunnels of orange, yellow and red leaves. Previous kayak experience is necessary.


Fishing Adventures (12-15 yrs.)

(12-15 yrs.) Fish from the shore and on kayaks as you work on fishing skills with our experienced instructors. Throughout the week, campers will use a variety of fishing techniques in preparation for a 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. All kayaks, paddles and necessary safety equipment is included.


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 within the ACA curriculum. Canceled if inclement weather or hazardous river conditions. Single kayaks and PFDs are provided.


Kayak Tour - Moonlight (14-Adult)

(14-Adult) Experience the Potomac River in a new light as we paddle under the 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 & tandem kayaks and PFDs are provided. Each individual must register.


Kayak Tour - Wildlife of the Potomac

(14-Adult) Watch for deer foraging on the islands, and osprey and bald eagles searching for fish 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.


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 Discover Camp (7-10yrs)

(7-10yrs). 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. Lake Accotink meets at the large shelter by marina; Burke Lake meets at shelter C. Camps run rain or shine. Contact the park for details on extreme weather days. No camp June 19 and July 4-5. 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 19 and July 4-5. 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 its 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. Single kayaks and all equipment provided.


Outdoor Adventure Minicamp (10-14yrs)

(10-14 yrs.) Step into the wild with Baroody Outside, where kids with a passion for the outdoors will explore nature's wonders. Camp may include: orienteering, kayaking, white water rafting, tubing, or hiking adventures. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Outdoor Adventures Camp (10-14 yrs)

(10-14 yrs.) Step into the wild with Baroody Outside, where kids with a passion for the outdoors will explore nature's wonders throughout an exciting week. Each day presents new opportunities, from orienteering to kayaking, white water rafting, tubing, and even hiking adventures! No camp June 19 and July 4-5. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Outdoor Skills Camp (9-13yrs)

(9-13 yrs.) Develop new skills to explore the outdoors. Be prepared for many different outdoor activities including kayaking, fishing, fire building, orienteering, geocaching, and learning how to safely explore nature. Bring a snack, lunch and water bottle. No camp July 4-5. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Paddle & Explore (8-12 yrs.)

(8-12 yrs.) Fish & Explore takes campers off-site to learn kayaking skills while getting up close to native wildlife along waterways, ponds and lakes. Beach stops allow campers to wade and observe, catch, photograph and release frogs, toads, tadpoles, salamanders, lizards, turtles and other small critters. Life jackets are provided and required while kayaking. Bring lunch, snack, water bottle, change of clothes, sneakers or river shoes and towel. A signed waiver form is required. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Single Kayak Rentals

Our single passenger kayaks are the perfect way to enjoy exploring the waterfront parks. We offer sit on top kayaks that are user friendly and do not require some of the technical expertise that traditional sit-inside kayaks do. Each rental includes a boat, a paddle, and a PFD. So grab some snacks, drinks, and sunscreen and then head out to explore our riparian environments! Boat rentals can only be made by individuals 18 years and older. All single kayak users must be 16 years and older. Life jackets are mandatory and must be worn at all times.


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