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The Fairfax County Park Authority offers a variety of activities such as classes, camps and tours in a wide variety of categories including aquatics, fitness, nature, dance, outdoor recreation, performing arts, history and many more. Special events, trips/tours and specialty workshops are listed in Parktakes, the Park Authority’s quarterly guide, available through free subscription to county citizens. .

Adventure Links Classic Adventure 8-10yr

Take part in a week of true adventures on 425-acres at Hemlock Overlook. The 8-10 yrs. group (Classic Adventure) enjoys a low and high ropes course, canoeing, outdoor living skills day and caving. Instruction begins on an introductory level and progresses with the group. Once registered and paid, go to www.adventurelinks.net/parktakes to complete required camp forms.


Adventure Links Ultimate Adventure 11-13

Take part in a week of true adventures on 425-acres at Hemlock Overlook. The 11-13 yrs. group (Ultimate Adventure) enjoys a ropes course with zipline, kayaking, outdoor living skills day, caving and rock climbing. Instruction begins on an introductory level and progresses with the group. Once registered and paid, go to www.adventurelinks.net/parktakes to complete required camp forms.


Adventures on the Farm (6-10 yrs.)

Discover what life is like on the farm with activities such as goat milking and visits to the farm. Make homemade snacks and hand-churned ice cream in the air conditioned Old Floris Schoolhouse. Camp includes indoor & outdoor activities including hikes, games and crafts. Extended care available at site. Bring snack, lunch and drink daily. Come prepared for our special water day and tie-dye activity. $15 activity fee due first day. No camp July 4-5. Licensed program- please bring immunization record and proof of child’s identity. For more info, call 703-689-3104. Download camp forms from website.


All About Animals (3-6 yrs.)

Do you know how many teeth a pig has or how high can a goat jump? Learn all about farm and forest animals including fun facts in this indoor & outdoor camp. Create crafts, take hikes, visit the farm animals, sing songs and play fun games. Bring snack, lunch and drink daily and be prepared for our water day. $5 activity fee due first day. Children must be potty-trained. Licensed program- please bring immunization record and proof of child’s identity. For more info, call 703-689-3104. Download camp forms from website.


Animal Science Merit Badge

This program satisfies most of the requirements to earn the Animal Science Merit Badge. Visit the site's website for pre-work and information. See session notes for details.


Applause! Wizard of Oz (7-14 yrs.)

By Moonlit Wings Productions. Young performers put on a play inspired by L Frank Baum’s “The Wizard of Oz” and explore behind-the-scenes activities in this two-week camp. After a twister transports Dorothy to a magical land, she sets out on a journey with three new friends, a Scarecrow, Tin Woodman and Lion, to find a wizard with the power to send her home. Performers shine through improvisation games, a talent show, script writing, music and more. Camp ends with a mini-performance featuring a new modern script and songs. Bring snack, lunch, drink and swimsuit/towel (camps may have a short swim break). Once registered, download camp forms from website. Too old for this camp? Email info@moonlitwings.org to join our behind-the-scenes teens tech crew.


Arts Extravaganza! (6-12 yrs.)

Join The Creative Difference in this open-studio style arts and crafts camp. Explore a wide variety of art media and creative tools in rotating, open-ended activity centers. Create to your heart’s content with paints, beads, collage, glitter, sand, soap, clay, papier-mâché, LEGO, looms and more. Bring snack, lunch and drink. Campers may be transported by bus to local schools for classroom use. No camp July 4-5. Download camp forms from website.


Bluegrass Season Pass 2019-20

Support the Bluegrass Barn by becoming a season pass holder. Season pass includes admission to all eight shows plus prime reserved seating. All sales are final. Advance purchase online. Your name will be on a roster, please present ID. The series at the park's Visitor Center is sponsored by the Friends of Frying Pan Park, Vienna Hardwoods and Eastman Guitars and Mandolins in cooperation with Fairfax County Park Authority. Doors open at 6pm and show time is at 7pm. Food and drinks, including beer and wine, are available for purchase. Artists include Mainline Express, Colebrook Road, Sideline, Danny Paisley, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Carolina Blue, Chris Jones & the Night Drivers, and Troy Engle & Southern Skies. ~


Bluegrass-Carolina Blue

02-09-2020 Formed in 2007, Carolina Blue is a Brevard, NC based band whose roots run deep in the tradition of Bill Monroe. The band has been working hard since then: winning band contests, performing, producing recordings and appearing on TV. After only twelve years they are attracting a wider audience and are poised to become an overnight success. They received their first Vocal Group of The Year Nomination at the 2018 SPBGMA Awards Show. The band's repertoire consists of original songs, many bluegrass favorites, and gospel, all done in the traditional style. Doors open at 6pm, show time is 7pm. The series is held indoors at the park's Visitor Center. Food and drinks available for purchase. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door.


Bluegrass-Chris Jones & The Night Riders

03-15-2020 Whether it’s in the studio or on stage, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers are making some of the most distinctively elegant yet driving music to be heard today. The band, led by Chris’ soulful lead-singing, songwriting, and solid guitar, is increasingly recognized for strong cross-band songwriting collaborations. The Night Drivers are respected master musicians Mark Stoffel, Jon Weisberger, and banjo artist and songwriter, Gina Furtado. Doors open at 6pm, show time is 7pm. The series is held in doors at the park's Visitor Center. Food and drinks available for purchase. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door.


Bluegrass-Colebrook Road

10-27-19 With multiple band and instrumental contest wins under their belt, the youthful members of Colebrook Road have become a standout string band and a bluegrass powerhouse. The band performs many original compositions with varying themes and intricate and dynamic arrangements that create a modern, complex and varied Bluegrass sound. Doors open at 6pm, show time is 7pm. The series is held in doors at the park's Visitor Center. Food and drinks available for purchase. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door.


Bluegrass-Danny Paisley & Southern Grass

11/24/19 The late Bob Paisley started what has become a multi-generational traditional bluegrass legacy. Bandleader Danny returns to the Bluegrass Barn with his son Ryan, a formidable musician in his own right. The unique and expressive Banjo stylist Mark Delaney, fiddler TJ Lundy and bassist Eric Troutman complete this powerful ensemble. This band plays powerful, unadorned, and intense traditional bluegrass for those that like it “straight-up”. The series is held in doors at the park's Visitor Center. Food and drinks available for purchase. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door.


Bluegrass-Mainline

10/13/19 Long-time friends and musical collaborators, Jesse Brock, Gary Filgate, John Miller and Rob Ravlin recently formed Mainline Express. Brock is the most famous member (2009 & 2015 IBMA Mandolin Performer of the Year), but this is a strong band effort and all the members have histories of standout performances with well-respected bluegrass bands. These talented musicians create pure unadulterated American roots music – totally original but steeped in tradition. Doors open at 6pm, show time is 7pm. The series is held in doors at the park's Visitor Center. Food and drinks available for purchase. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door.


Bluegrass-Michael Cleveland & FlameKeeper

1/12/20 Michael Cleveland’s blistering prowess and technical fluency made him a sought-after musician early in his career, leading to performances with Vince Gill, Marty Stuart, Tim O’Brien, J.D. Crowe and the New South and other luminaries. In 2006, Michael formed his own band, using it as a vehicle to constantly drive himself and his music forward. He and his band are a perennial fixture on the award shows winning multiple “Fiddle Player of the Year” nods and other accolades too numerous to list. Doors open at 6pm, show time is 7pm. The series is held indoors at the park's Visitor Center. Food and drinks available for purchase. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door.


Bluegrass-Sideline

11/10/19 Sideline reminds many listeners why they fell in love with Bluegrass music: pulse-pounding drive, heartfelt songs, perfected timing and dynamics, and palpable emotion. Founders Steve Dilling, Skip Cherryholmes and Jason Moore are joined by the talents of Bailey Coe, Troy Boon, and Daniel Greeson. Started strictly as a “sideline” for veteran musicians from other high-profile bands, Sideline has emerged as a full-time musical force to be reckoned with. The series is held in doors at the park's Visitor Center. Food and drinks available for purchase. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door.


Bluegrass-Troy Engle & Southern Skies

04-05-2020 Troy Engle's sideman resume reads like a who's who of Bluegrass and Country Music. He's played just about everywhere with artists like Patty Loveless, Larry Sparks, The Isaacs and Buddy Jewell. Now he’s formed his ace Bluegrass band "Southern Skies, to deliver his original music. The band specializes in original, traditional Bluegrass, with a modern flair. Doors open at 6pm, show time is 7pm. The series is held in doors at the park's Visitor Center. Food and drinks available for purchase. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door.


BOO-stravaganza (3-8 yrs)

(3-8 yrs.) Celebrate the Halloween season with this outdoor event at the Kidwell Farm. Attendees enjoy a variety of themed games, go trick-or-treating to animals, and enjoy a wagon ride. Finish the evening with a small treat bag for the road. Reservations required.


Camp Extended Care (5-15 yrs)

This before and after camp service provides additional care for children of working parents and is open to children in full day camps at that same location. Campers stay in a safe environment and get to choose from a variety of supervised activities, such as board games, drawing/coloring and age-appropriate movies. This code is for one week. For two week camps, register for both weeks individually.


Carnival One Day Unlimited Rides

(3-Adult) Valid only Thursday 8/1 or Friday 8/2, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Buy in advance to save! $16 pass per person until midnight on 7/24. $18 pass per person from 7/25 through 7/30 at midnight. Pick up your tickets across from the carnival entrance under the tent on the day of the carnival, and redeem them for your ride wristband at the carnival ticket booth. No refunds. $25 if purchased at the carnival. Free parking and park admission.


Chess Camp (5-13 yrs.)

Silver Knights Chess has taught the great strategy game to tens of thousands of children including national champions. A great camp for advanced players to sharpen their skills or beginners who want to learn the game. Activities include learning the rules, openings, tactics, strategy, endgames and playing games. Campers will have fresh air and snack breaks (bring snack and drink; full-day campers also bring lunch). Every camper receives a T-shirt and chess set or free entry to a chess tournament. No camp July 4-5. Campers may be transported by bus to local schools for classroom use. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Competitive Dog Agility I (14-Adult)

Prerequisite: Dog Obedience I or equivalent. Dogs must have one primary handler for the entire session. This class focuses on basic skills needed to succeed in agility and to make agility a game your dog will love. A minimum of 75% class attendance and contact/target behavior is required for progression. Attendance at first class is mandatory. Dog and handler are assessed at first class.


Competitive Dog Agility II (14-Adult)

Prerequisite: Competitive Dog Agility I. Dogs and handlers build on the skills introduced in Level I such as clicker training, building focus, attention and teamwork, targeting, basic handling and obstacle skills. Dogs are exposed to all agility equipment. Dogs must have one primary handler for the entire session. Attendance at first class is mandatory, and overall attendance is required for progression. Bring dogs to first class.


Competitive Dog Agility III (14-Adult)

Prerequisite: Competitive Dog Agility II. Class expands proficiency and builds performance confidence on all obstacles. Handlers and dogs must have a good working understanding of clicker and targeting, with strong emphasis on contact obstacles and weave poles. Teams begin to work off leash and improve attention, focus and teamwork. Students are encouraged to repeat this class to perfect obstacle performance. Overall attendance is required for progression. Bring dogs to first class.


Competitive Dog Agility IV (14-Adult)

Prerequisite: Competitive Dog Agility III or equivalent. Class focuses on advanced handling skills. Dogs must be able to work off leash and should exhibit appropriate performance and proficiency with all agility equipment. Focus is on handling skills, contact performance and short sequences. Overall attendance is required for progression. Bring dogs to first class.


Competitive Dog Agility V (14-Adult)

Prerequisite: Competitive Dog Agility IV or equivalent with permission of instructor. Class is aimed at preparing dog/handler teams to compete. Hone your handling skills and learn what it takes to compete at agility trials. Strong emphasis on advanced handling sequences involving full courses. Dogs must be able to perform straight up 12 weaves, full-height teeter and be confident and capable of taking commands at a distance. Handlers must be able to control their off-lead dogs at all times. Bring dogs to first class.


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