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. 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.


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.


Forces of Nature (6-9 yrs.)

(6-9 yrs.) Lightening, tornadoes and migrating animals. Learn how animals detect weather and enjoy cool experiments like creating your own tornado, making a thunderstorm, discovering the magic of rainbows and forming clouds. Hands-on activities, fun experiments, guided nature hikes and live animal encounters turn campers into meteorologists and wildlife biologists. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


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 June 20 and July 4. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Geology Rocks (6-9 yrs.)

(6-9 yrs.) Discover natural wonders while excavating rocks, minerals and fossils. Hike the park, pan for gold, make fossils, play games and enjoy hands-on activities in this everyday adventure. Riverbend campers enjoy a canoeing expedition. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


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.


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.


Primitive Beginnings (6-9 yrs)

(6-9 yrs.) Can you survive in the woods? Learn hands-on essential living skills taught by ancient skills expert, Michael Sottosanti. Activities include tracking, building shelters and small traps, fire making, archery and tool making. Younger campers are introduced to a variety of skills while experienced campers focus on mastering skills and working on complex projects. Campers create their own primitive tool or basket to bring home. Bring lunch and drink. No camp July 4. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Primitive Teachings (8-12 yrs.)

(8-12 yrs.) Can you survive in the woods? Learn hands-on essential living skills taught by ancient skills expert, Michael Sottosanti. Activities include tracking, building shelters and small traps, fire making, archery and tool making. Younger campers are introduced to a variety of skills while experienced campers focus on mastering skills and working on complex projects. Campers create their own primitive tool or basket to bring home. Bring lunch and drink. No camp June 20. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Science for Wizards (7-11 yrs.)

(7-11 yrs.) Open up to science with this spell-binding camp filled with an array of bewitching lessons and experiments mesmerizing even the most astute sorcerer. Study natural herbs, potion preparations, mythical creatures and more in this outdoor and indoor camp. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Wetlanders Camp (6-9 yrs.)

(6-9 yrs.) Discover water dynamics with science experiments, pond and stream studies, games, stories, crafts and activities. Each day campers go outdoors exploring different habitats and meeting live animals. Dress to get wet as we jump into fun summer learning. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Women in the Woods (8-13 yrs)

(8-13 yrs.) Discover your inner outdoorswoman at Riverbend this summer! Study the outdoorswomen of the past and future and leave with important life skills and knowledge of how to survive and protect the outdoors. Activities include nature exploration, archery, paddling, fire building, outdoor cooking, shelter building and Leave No Trace. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


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