Camp Winkler

A nature-themed summer camp at Winkler Botanical Preserve in Alexandria, Virginia
Camp Winkler

Camp Winkler, located in Alexandria, Virginia, takes kids aged 5-12 on adventures by exploring the natural world, providing opportunities for self-discovery, teaching real-world skills and investigating our own ecosystem, all within the 44.6 acres of Winkler Botanical Preserve.

Staff at Camp Winkler strive to create a camp experience filled with innovative activities, thought-provoking pursuits and creative expressions, through crafts, games and challenges. Activities include close-up animal encounters, woodworking, hands-on skill-building and themed nature hikes. Camp Winkler is building upon its inaugural season last summer, as a unique mix of traditional summer camp and specialized nature experiences.

Can you conquer Climb UPton?

Climb UPton—the largest ropes course in the Mid-Atlantic— is NOW OPEN DAILY! Climb UPton offers 90 different elements and three levels of difficulty.

Waterparks are NOW OPEN DAILY!

Make a splash today at one of five NOVA Parks Waterparks, and enjoy a full day of summer fun! Waterparks open daily at 11 a.m. through August 20.* *Ocean Dunes opens at 10 a.m. on Mondays.