Unique specialty camps in Northern Virginia
camp overlook

NOVA Parks offers award-winning nature summer camps in 3 unique regional park settings. Half day and full day camps are available for ages 5 to 16. Campers will engage in small group settings and enjoy fun and safe, hands-on learning. Kids will discover their environment through nature-themed activities and field trips–and meet live animals!

Creating an Account: Due to high demand for our summer camps, spots fill fast!  We recommend creating your user accounts in advance of the registration opening date.


A group of Camp Overlook campers and counselor exploring a stream


Camp Overlook explores the close-to-home natural world with children entering grades K through 10 at Potomac Overlook Regional Park. Our camp staff works hard to create a curriculum that weaves unique activities and investigations with familiar annual traditions ...


Girl wearing a pink baseball hat smiling and holding her personal garden


Camp Grow at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, in Vienna, VA, invites children to explore gardening and nature through hands-on activities, discovery walks, crafts, music, storytelling, and animal programs ...


camp winkler


Camp Winkler explores the natural world with children entering grades 1 through 5 at Winkler Botanical Preserve. Activities at Camp Winkler are designed to be engaging, challenging, educational, and fun! We highly value and encourage the inclusion of all campers in all activities. Engaging activities include building skills, songs, STEAM activities, investigations and crafts.

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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.