Campfire Cooking

(5-adult) Join a naturalist and learn about the different ways of cooking between the trees. Stay for a demonstration of different campfire cooking styles.


Campfire Skills

(5-adult) Learn all about building a campfire. Which log setup is the best? Practice starting a fire without matches, and stay for a demonstration.


Fishing for Parent and Child (5-Adult)

(5-Adult) Learn how to fish together. This introductory course starts you 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.


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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