Birding for Beginners (12-Adult)

(12-Adult) Learn about the park's birds and some basic identification skills. This program for beginners starts with a bird identification discussion. Children age 12 to 16 must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Fishing for Parent and Child (5-Adult)

(5-Adult) In this introductory course parents and children will learn how to fish together. The class begins with the basics including how to rig and use a fishing rod, safety, environmental awareness and fishing. Rod and bait will be provided. Each person must register. Participants 16 and older must have valid Virginia fishing license.

Geocaching Workshop (8-Adult)

(8-Adult) Students learn to use hand-held Global Positioning System (GPS) units to locate hidden treasure caches within the park. After learning how to enter latitude and longitude coordinates into a GPS, students follow the coordinates to find a hidden object, container or unique geological feature. Bring your own GPS; a limited number are available to borrow from instructor at class.

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. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

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.

Kite Fun Day

(2-10 yrs.) Celebrate National Kite Month by making your own kite and watching it soar. Each registered participant receives a kite making kit and decorations.

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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