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Winkler Botanical Preserve

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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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Outdoor Programs
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Field Trips At Winkler Botanical Preserve

Winkler welcomes school groups for programmed or self-guided field trips. Please complete the webform below to begin the registration process for your field trip.

Field Trip Inquiry Form

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Girl Scout Programs

NOVA Parks offers a variety of programs designed to help your girl scout achieve a wide range of badges for daisies all the way up to cadets! Badge programs are currently available at three different locations, with more being added all the time! 

For more information and to book your program, contact us at or 703-344-0444.

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Volunteering at Winkler Botanical Preserve

Thank you for your interest in Volunteering for Winkler Botanical Preserve.

We welcome volunteers of all types from individuals to organizations. If your church, business or group is looking to volunteer, we’ll work with you to develop a mutually beneficial service opportunity.

Volunteers must be 13 or over, with all youth volunteers having adult supervision during the duration of service hours.


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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.