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.


Animal Crackers and Me

(3-8 yrs.) What if your animal cracker cookies came alive? What if you could become a squirrel or a bird, which would you choose? Learn about animal adaptations while you munch on cookies and lemonade. Enjoy a story, craft and trail activity along a short hike.


Animal Sounds

(3-6 yrs.) Do frogs really say "ribbit" and birds call "tweet"? Learn the real sounds of local species and see how good you are at recognizing animal calls. Why is wildlife so noisy in the spring? Outdoor program. Only one adult per registered child may attend.


Animals: Zoology Fun for Kids (4-6 yrs.)

(4-6 yrs.) Explore the woods, creeks and ponds as we look for all sorts of critters. Learn about frogs, toads, birds, mammals, snakes, turtles, fish and insects through hikes, projects and games. Have lots of fun learning about animal life science. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Animals: Zoology Fun for Kids (6-11 yrs.)

(6-11 yrs.) Explore the woods, creeks and ponds as we look for all sorts of critters. Learn about frogs, toads, birds, mammals, snakes, turtles, fish and insects through hikes, projects and games. Have lots of fun learning about animal life science. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Beginning Birdwatching & More

(4-Adult) Borrow sanitized child or adult binoculars for a view of outdoor bird feeding stations. Learn identification tips by sight and sound. Learn how to make your yard more attractive to preferred species. Registration required for children and adults.


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.


Birding for Beginners (12-Adult)

(12-Adult) Interested in birding? We can get you started. Learn about the park's birds and some basic identification skills. Program begins with a bird identification discussion. Children age 12 to 16 must be accompanied by a registered adult.


Birding on the Potomac by Kayak (14-Adult)

(14-Adult) Seek birds on the water or land from a kayak. Join a naturalist and as we paddle and look for great blue herons, cormorants and an eagles nest. Slower paddling speed allow for better viewing opportunities. Bring your own binoculars or borrow ours. PFDs and single kayaks are provided. Canceled if river levels are unsafe or bad weather.


Eco-Engineers Camp (6-11 yrs.)

(6-11 yrs.) Builders, inventors and experimenters wanted! Join our park naturalists as we search for inspiration from nature’s engineers- honeybees, beavers, birds and plants. Test out different materials to create things that blend in, shelter, float or fly. Explore the great outdoors using nature as inspiration to create your own inventions. 8/22 week for non-FCPS students. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Farm Hand Camp (10-14 yrs.)

(10-14 yrs.) Explore life as a farm hand by milking cow or goats and tending to farm animals. Focus on care, growth and development for farm birds (week 1) or farm mammals (week 2). Farm chores, games, activities and guest speakers are all part of this unique camp experience that introduces young people to farm life. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


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