Camps & Programs Guide

The best fun & educational programs in Northern Virginia!

Check out our latest Camps and Programs Guide FULL of fun and educational things to do throughout Northern Virginia! Fall is the perfect time to visit a new park or sign up for a new program. Explore all that NOVA Parks has to offer!

Find the events that interest you, then click the registration link to go directly to the program for registration through our new ONLINE registration process. Once you are registered, you can use your login information for all of your programs and also for camp registration next year! If you have any questions, please contact the park where the program is being offered. 

Mar 24
spring flowers blooming

Spring is Here! Nature Hike

Gilbert's Corner Regional Park, Leesburg, VA

Spring season has arrived! Explore the visible changes that can be seen in animal behaviors and plant life.

1:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • Nature
  • Roving Naturalists
Event Details
Mar 24
Blood Root flower

Native Plant Walk

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

Join Garden Manager Keith Tomlinson on a guided walk through the Potomac Valley Collection in search of emerging Spring native plants at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2019.

2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature
Event Details
Mar 28
On-Site History Class

On-Site with Insight: A 13-Part Loudoun History Series in the Field

Aldie Mill Historic Park, Aldie, VA

On Thursday evenings, 6:30-9:30 from March 7-June 6, join Loudoun public historian and educator Rich Gillespie to learn about and visit our historic landscape. The 13-part series will get you out of the house and in to our vibrant and extraordinary community.

6:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
Event Details
Mar 30
person sitting in forest

Forest Therapy

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

This program is an introduction on how nature welcomes us into its healing and health-giving qualities.

10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • Nature
  • Roving Naturalists
Event Details
Mar 31
flowers blooming on forest floor

The Wonders of Wildflowers

Ball's Bluff Battlefield Regional Park, Leesburg, VA

Come on a nature hike to explore all the fascinating secrets of spring wildflowers.

1:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • Nature
  • Roving Naturalists
Event Details
Mar 31

Agents of Discovery

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Come and play Agents of Discovery, a fun and educational mobile based app that takes you across our park as you complete challenges and learn about animals and nature!

2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Apr 1

Junior Naturalist Day Camp

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Join us for this special one day of camp and join the staff on an exploration of the park and nature center through the Spring!

9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Apr 4

Homeschool at the Park

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Join us at Potomac Overlook for a class offered just for Homeschoolers! Accompany our naturalist as we explore the park, learn about animals, and do hands on activities.

1:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Apr 4
On-Site History Class

On-Site with Insight: A 13-Part Loudoun History Series in the Field

Aldie Mill Historic Park, Aldie, VA

On Thursday evenings, 6:30-9:30 from March 7-June 6, join Loudoun public historian and educator Rich Gillespie to learn about and visit our historic landscape. The 13-part series will get you out of the house and in to our vibrant and extraordinary community.

6:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
Event Details
Apr 5 to Apr 7
Bluebells at Bull Run Regional Park

Sun's Out, Fun's Out!

Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville, VA

Spring is finally here and it’s time to get outdoors! Join us for s’mores, crafts, and more! Kick off the camping season with a scavenger hunt hayride, and explore wildflowers with our roving naturalist.

(All day)
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Roving Naturalists
Event Details
Apr 6
flowers blooming on forest floor

The Wonders of Wildflowers

Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville, VA

Come on a nature hike to explore all the fascinating secrets of spring wildflowers.

10:00am to 11:30am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • Nature
  • Roving Naturalists
Event Details
Apr 6

The “Grandest Congress”: The French and Indian War in Alexandria

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

Spring, 1755: Major General Edward Braddock, Commander-in-Chief of His Majesty’s Forces in North America, landed in Alexandria on March 26th to assume command of all North American military forces.  He lodged at the grandest dwelling in town, Carlyle House. While staying at Carlyle House, Braddock convened a meeting of five colonial governors.

12:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
Event Details
Apr 6

Farm Tour: Spring Babies

Temple Hall Farm Regional Park, Leesburg, VA

Join us for the opening weekend to take a tour of the farm and meet the new all of our new animal additions. The tour is good for all ages, strollers are welcome. 

1:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • Kids & Family
Event Details
Apr 7
flowers blooming on forest floor

The Wonders of Wildflowers

Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville, VA

Come on a nature hike to explore all the fascinating secrets of spring wildflowers.

10:00am to 11:30am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • Nature
  • Roving Naturalists
Event Details
Apr 7

Farm Tour: Feathered Friends

Temple Hall Farm Regional Park, Leesburg, VA

Join us on opening weekend to tour the farm and learn more about the wide variety of chicken breeds who call Temple Hall Farm home. Meet breeds which are the best egg layers and others who lay blue and green eggs. The tour is appropriate for all ages, strollers are welcome. 

1:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • Kids & Family
Event Details
Apr 10

Wednesday Wonders

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Are you ready to experience the natural world with your little one? Here’s your chance at Potomac Overlook!

10:15am to 11:00am
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Apr 11
On-Site History Class

On-Site with Insight: A 13-Part Loudoun History Series in the Field

Aldie Mill Historic Park, Aldie, VA

On Thursday evenings, 6:30-9:30 from March 7-June 6, join Loudoun public historian and educator Rich Gillespie to learn about and visit our historic landscape. The 13-part series will get you out of the house and in to our vibrant and extraordinary community.

6:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
Event Details
Apr 13
flowers blooming on forest floor

The Wonders of Wildflowers

Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville, VA

Come on a nature hike to explore all the fascinating secrets of spring wildflowers.

10:00am to 11:30am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • Nature
  • Roving Naturalists
Event Details
Apr 13

Animal Feeding - Raptors

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Soar on down to this program about our local avian predators! Learn about our native birds of prey and the amazing adaptations they use to hunt.

1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Apr 14
flowers blooming on forest floor

The Wonders of Wildflowers

Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville, VA

Come on a nature hike to explore all the fascinating secrets of spring wildflowers.

10:00am to 11:30am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • Nature
  • Roving Naturalists
Event Details
Apr 14
Easter Egg Algonkian

2019 Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Algonkian

Algonkian Regional Park, Sterling, VA

​Grab your Easter basket and join us at Algonkian Regional Park for our annual Easter Egg Hunt! Children, ages 2 to 11 years old, are invited to celebrate spring with crafts, games, snacks, and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny and an Easter egg hunt on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

11:00am to 12:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Festival
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
Apr 16
children with parents gathering Easter eggs at Meadowlark

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Meadowlark

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

Here comes Peter Cottontail! Children, ages 2 to 11 years old, are invited to celebrate spring with crafts, games, snacks, and photos (bring your own camera!) with the Easter Bunny and an Easter egg hunt on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, in Vienna, VA.

11:00am to 12:30pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Festival
  • Kids & Family
Event Details
Apr 16

Easter Egg Hunt

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

The Easter Bunny is coming to Potomac Overlook! Bring your basket and begin your intrepid search for eggs at the park.

11:00am to 12:30pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Community & Volunteers
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Apr 16
Easter bunny

Morning Easter Egg Hunt at Bull Run

Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville, VA

Join us for a fun-filled morning with the Easter Bunny at Bull Run Regional Park on Tuesday, April 16th, 2019. Children ages 2 to 11 years old are invited to celebrate spring with games, crafts, and photos with the Easter Bunny (bring your own camera!), culminating with an Easter egg hunt.

11:00am to 12:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Festival
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
Apr 16
Bull Run Easter

Afternoon Easter Egg Hunt at Bull Run

Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville, VA

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon with the Easter Bunny at Bull Run Regional Park on Tuesday, April 16th, 2019. Children ages 2 to 11 years old are invited to celebrate spring with games, crafts, and photos with the Easter Bunny (bring your own camera!), culminating with an Easter egg hunt.

2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
Apr 17

Wednesday Wonders

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Are you ready to experience the natural world with your little one? Here’s your chance at Potomac Overlook!

10:15am to 11:00am
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Apr 17

Pohick Bay Easter Egg Hunt

Pohick Bay Regional Park, Lorton, VA

The Easter Bunny is in town and can’t wait to visit with you!  Come enjoy a fun filled morning with the Easter Bunny at Pohick Bay Regional Park on April 17, 2019. Children, ages 2 to 11 years old, are invited to celebrate spring with crafts, games, photos with the Easter Bunny (bring your own camera!) and an Easter egg hunt.

11:00am to 12:30pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
Event Details
Apr 17
Brambleton Egg Hunt

Brambleton Easter Egg Hunt

Brambleton Golf Course, Ashburn, VA

Grab your Easter basket and join us at Brambleton Golf Course for our annual Easter Egg Hunt! Children, ages 2 to 11 years old, are invited to celebrate spring with crafts, games, snacks, photos (bring your camera!) with the Easter Bunny and an Easter egg hunt on April 17, 2019.

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11:00am to 12:30pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
Event Details
Apr 17
Easter Eggs and Pigs

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Temple Hall Farm

Temple Hall Farm Regional Park, Leesburg, VA

Grab your Easter basket and join us at Temple Hall Farm for our annual Easter egg hunt!

11:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
Event Details
Apr 17
Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt at Upton Hill

Upton Hill Regional Park, Arlington, VA

The Easter Bunny is at Upton Hill and can't wait to see you! Children, ages 2 to 11 years old, are invited to celebrate spring with coloring, games, and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny and an Easter egg hunt on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

11:00am to 12:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
Apr 18

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Cameron Run

Cameron Run Regional Park, Alexandria, VA

Grab your easter basket and join us at Cameron Run Regional Park for our annual Easter Egg Hunt! Children, ages 2 to 11 years old, are invited to celebrate spring with crafts, games, snacks, and photos (bring your camera!) with the Easter Bunny and an Easter Egg Hunt on Thursday, April 18, 2019.

11:00am to 12:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
Event Details
Apr 18

Homeschool at the Park

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Join us at Potomac Overlook for a class offered just for Homeschoolers! Accompany our naturalist as we explore the park, learn about animals, and do hands on activities.

1:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Apr 18
On-Site History Class

On-Site with Insight: A 13-Part Loudoun History Series in the Field

Aldie Mill Historic Park, Aldie, VA

On Thursday evenings, 6:30-9:30 from March 7-June 6, join Loudoun public historian and educator Rich Gillespie to learn about and visit our historic landscape. The 13-part series will get you out of the house and in to our vibrant and extraordinary community.

6:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
Event Details
Apr 20

Earth Day Clean Up

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Celebrate earth day this year by helping park staff for our big spring clean-up event! Help us remove invasive plants, clean up trails and much more!

10:00am to 1:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Community & Volunteers
  • Free
  • Nature
Event Details
Apr 20
park visitors on a night hike

Moonlit Night Hike

Gilbert's Corner Regional Park, Leesburg, VA

Explore the sights and sounds of the forest at night under a moonlit sky.

8:00pm to 9:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • Nature
  • Roving Naturalists
Event Details
Apr 21
Cedar Waxwings with a berry

Early Morning in the Gardens

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

Photographers, birders, strollers, and anyone who enjoys a peaceful early morning walk are invited to visit Meadowlark Botanical Gardens during special hours starting at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 21, 2019. (The Gardens normally open at 10:00 a.m.) Regular Garden admission applies ($3.00-$6.00).

6:00am to 10:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature
Event Details
Apr 21
person walking in the forest

Forest Therapy

Fountainhead Regional Park, Fairfax Station, VA

This program is an introduction on how nature welcomes us into its healing and health-giving qualities.

1:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • Nature
  • Roving Naturalists
Event Details
Apr 24

Wednesday Wonders

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Are you ready to experience the natural world with your little one? Here’s your chance at Potomac Overlook!

10:15am to 11:00am
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Apr 25
On-Site History Class

On-Site with Insight: A 13-Part Loudoun History Series in the Field

Aldie Mill Historic Park, Aldie, VA

On Thursday evenings, 6:30-9:30 from March 7-June 6, join Loudoun public historian and educator Rich Gillespie to learn about and visit our historic landscape. The 13-part series will get you out of the house and in to our vibrant and extraordinary community.

6:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
Event Details
Apr 27

Learn to Letterbox

Temple Hall Farm Regional Park, Leesburg, VA

Looking for a fun new hobby great for all ages that takes you to new places to hunt for hidden treasure, then Letterboxing of perfect for you!  Come out to Temple Hall Farm to learn more about what is involved and how to get started. 

10:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • Nature
Event Details
Apr 27
person walking in the forest

Forest Therapy

Pohick Bay Regional Park, Lorton, VA

This program is an introduction on how nature welcomes us into its healing and health-giving qualities.

1:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • Nature
  • Roving Naturalists
Event Details
Apr 28

Learn to Letterbox

Temple Hall Farm Regional Park, Leesburg, VA

Looking for a fun new hobby great for all ages that takes you to new places to hunt for hidden treasure, then Letterboxing of perfect for you! Come out to Temple Hall Farm to learn more about what is involved and how to get started.
 

10:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • Kids & Family
Event Details
Apr 28
spring flowers blooming

Spring is Here! Nature Hike

Occoquan Regional Park , Lorton, VA

Spring season has arrived! Explore the visible changes that can be seen in animal behaviors and plant life.

1:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • Nature
  • Roving Naturalists
Event Details
May 1

Wednesday Wonders

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Are you ready to experience the natural world with your little one? Here’s your chance at Potomac Overlook!

10:15am to 11:00am
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
May 2

Homeschool at the Park

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Join us at Potomac Overlook for a class offered just for Homeschoolers! Accompany our naturalist as we explore the park, learn about animals, and do hands on activities.

1:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
May 2
On-Site History Class

On-Site with Insight: A 13-Part Loudoun History Series in the Field

Aldie Mill Historic Park, Aldie, VA

On Thursday evenings, 6:30-9:30 from March 7-June 6, join Loudoun public historian and educator Rich Gillespie to learn about and visit our historic landscape. The 13-part series will get you out of the house and in to our vibrant and extraordinary community.

6:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
Event Details
May 3 to May 5
Hayrides at Bull Run Campground

Fiesta Bull Run

Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville, VA

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Bull Run Regional Park! Get into the spirit with campfire nachos, make your own maracas (sorry mom and dad!), and help bust open our piñata.

(All day)
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
Event Details
May 4

May Day

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Get outside and join us for this wonderful springtime tradition!  Our May Day is full of fun activities and exhibits for all ages!  

10:00am to 3:00pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Festival
  • Free
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
  • Nature
Event Details
May 4

Pillars to Pavers: Preservation in Alexandria

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

This walking tour will explore the streets of Alexandria with stops to highlight how buildings have been preserved and reused for future generations to enjoy.

10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
Event Details
May 4

Letterboxing Event: "May the Fourth Be With You"

Temple Hall Farm Regional Park, Leesburg, VA

To celebrate May 4th we will be holding a Star Wars themed letterboxing event at Temple Hall Farm Regional Park. Open to seasoned Letterboxing enthusiasts and those new to the hobby. Be sure to bring a note pad, personal stamp and stamp pad/markers. There will be a variety of different paths and clue styles for all ages and physical abilities. 

11:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
Event Details
May 4
person walking in the forest

Forest Therapy

Seneca Regional Park, Great Falls, VA

This program is an introduction on how nature welcomes us into its healing and health-giving qualities.

1:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • Nature
  • Roving Naturalists
Event Details
May 4

Carlyle’s Perfectly Paired Chocolate & Wine Tasting

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

What goes better with wine than chocolate? Join Potomac Chocolate on the Magnolia Terrace for an evening of locally made chocolates paired with delicious wines. There will also be small snacks that guests can enjoy between their wine and chocolate. Tours of the house will run from 6:30pm-7pm with the tasting being promptly at 7pm.

6:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
Event Details
May 5
spring flowers blooming

Spring is Here! Nature Hike

Fountainhead Regional Park, Fairfax Station, VA

Spring season has arrived! Explore the visible changes that can be seen in animal behaviors and plant life.

1:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • Nature
  • Roving Naturalists
Event Details
May 9
On-Site History Class

On-Site with Insight: A 13-Part Loudoun History Series in the Field

Aldie Mill Historic Park, Aldie, VA

On Thursday evenings, 6:30-9:30 from March 7-June 6, join Loudoun public historian and educator Rich Gillespie to learn about and visit our historic landscape. The 13-part series will get you out of the house and in to our vibrant and extraordinary community.

6:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
Event Details
May 11

Pillars to Pavers: Preservation in Alexandria

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

This walking tour will explore the streets of Alexandria with stops to highlight how buildings have been preserved and reused for future generations to enjoy.

10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
Event Details
May 11

Second Saturday Concert - Project Natale

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Join us on the second Saturday of every month of summer for an evening of family fun! Bring a picnic and enjoy the jazz stylings of Project Natale, a band of brothers who’ve previously performed at the Kennedy Center! 

7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
May 12
kayakers on gentle waters

Mother's Day Kayak Tour

Fountainhead Regional Park, Fairfax Station, VA

On Mother's Day we welcome you to explore the wildlife found along our local waterways during a picturesque Spring day.

10:00am to 12:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature
  • Roving Naturalists
Event Details
May 12

Mothers’ Day Tea

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

Treat your mother, grandmother, or special woman in your life to an elegant afternoon tea.  Relax in the beautiful setting of our Magnolia Terrace and enjoy personalized tableside service and scrumptious food catered by Calling Card Events for an unforgettable day. Registration required no refunds.

2:30pm to 4:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
Event Details
May 16
On-Site History Class

On-Site with Insight: A 13-Part Loudoun History Series in the Field

Aldie Mill Historic Park, Aldie, VA

On Thursday evenings, 6:30-9:30 from March 7-June 6, join Loudoun public historian and educator Rich Gillespie to learn about and visit our historic landscape. The 13-part series will get you out of the house and in to our vibrant and extraordinary community.

6:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
Event Details
May 17
preschooler planting a flower

Preschool Nature Nuts - Yellow Flower, Red Flower

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

Preschoolers (and their parents) will explore nature through games, stories, crafts, and garden exploration on Friday, May 17, 2019, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

10:30am to 11:30am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature
Event Details
May 18
Great Blue Heron and lake gazebo reflection

Early Morning in the Gardens

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

Photographers, birders, strollers, and anyone who enjoys a peaceful early morning walk are invited to visit Meadowlark Botanical Gardens during special hours starting at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019. (The Gardens normally open at 10:00 a.m.) Regular Garden admission applies ($3.00-$6.00).

5:30am to 10:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature
Event Details
May 18

Pillars to Pavers: Preservation in Alexandria

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

This walking tour will explore the streets of Alexandria with stops to highlight how buildings have been preserved and reused for future generations to enjoy.

10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
Event Details
May 18
Korean Bell Garden Celebration

Annual Korean Bell Garden Celebration

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

The Annual Korean Bell Garden Celebration is on Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 P.M. at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, in Vienna, VA. 

11:00am to 1:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Festival
  • Free
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
May 18

Animal Feeding - Snakes

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Come and get an up close look at our amazing snakes as we feed them mice! You’re bound to go hiss-terical at this program!

1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
May 18
kayaker under the moonlight

Blue Moon Kayak Tour

Fountainhead Regional Park, Fairfax Station, VA

Enjoy a kayaking adventure under a moonlit and starry night to explore the natural beauty and diverse wildlife found along the Occoquan Reservoir.

7:30pm to 10:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature
  • Roving Naturalists
Event Details
May 19
spring flowers blooming

Spring is Here! Nature Hike

Seneca Regional Park, Great Falls, VA

Spring season has arrived! Explore the visible changes that can be seen in animal behaviors and plant life.

1:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • Nature
  • Roving Naturalists
Event Details
May 23
On-Site History Class

On-Site with Insight: A 13-Part Loudoun History Series in the Field

Aldie Mill Historic Park, Aldie, VA

On Thursday evenings, 6:30-9:30 from March 7-June 6, join Loudoun public historian and educator Rich Gillespie to learn about and visit our historic landscape. The 13-part series will get you out of the house and in to our vibrant and extraordinary community.

6:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
Event Details
May 25
bikers on the W&OD trail

The W&OD Spring Bike Ride

Washington and Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park, Ashburn, VA

Bring your bike and join us as we explore history and nature along a six mile section of the W&OD trail by Vienna, VA.

9:00am to 12:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • Nature
  • Roving Naturalists
Event Details
May 25

Pillars to Pavers: Preservation in Alexandria

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

This walking tour will explore the streets of Alexandria with stops to highlight how buildings have been preserved and reused for future generations to enjoy.

10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
Event Details
May 26
person sitting in forest

Forest Therapy

Ball's Bluff Battlefield Regional Park, Leesburg, VA

This program is an introduction on how nature welcomes us into its healing and health-giving qualities.

1:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • Nature
  • Roving Naturalists
Event Details
May 30
On-Site History Class

On-Site with Insight: A 13-Part Loudoun History Series in the Field

Aldie Mill Historic Park, Aldie, VA

On Thursday evenings, 6:30-9:30 from March 7-June 6, join Loudoun public historian and educator Rich Gillespie to learn about and visit our historic landscape. The 13-part series will get you out of the house and in to our vibrant and extraordinary community.

6:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
Event Details
Jun 2

Animal Feeding - Box Turtles

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Come on out of your shell and join us for a program about our most common turtles! Learn where to find box turtles, how to ID them, and more as you’ll meet them up close and get to feed them!  

2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jun 6
On-Site History Class

On-Site with Insight: A 13-Part Loudoun History Series in the Field

Aldie Mill Historic Park, Aldie, VA

On Thursday evenings, 6:30-9:30 from March 7-June 6, join Loudoun public historian and educator Rich Gillespie to learn about and visit our historic landscape. The 13-part series will get you out of the house and in to our vibrant and extraordinary community.

6:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
Event Details
Jun 8

Summer Tree ID Hike

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Leaf your cares behind and come on down to this Poplar summer program! Learn how to identify our native trees, how they grow, what external threats they face, and more in this class that will have you pining for more dendro knowledge.  

9:00am to 10:30am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jun 8

Gardener's In!

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Join a Master Gardener for a summer tour of our Demonstration Organic Garden while learning about pollinators, composting, gardening tips and more. 

10:00am to 11:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Community & Volunteers
  • Free
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jun 8

Second Saturday Concert - Western Avenue String Band

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Join us on the second Saturday of every month of summer for an evening of family fun! Bring a picnic and enjoy the Western Avenue String band as they play some classic and original bluegrass and fiddle tunes!  

7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Community & Volunteers
  • Free
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
Jun 8

Second Saturday Concert - Western Avenue String Band

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Join us on the second Saturday of every month of summer for an evening of family fun! Bring a picnic and enjoy the Western Avenue String band as they play some classic and original bluegrass and fiddle tunes! Donations required. No reservations required. Meet at the lawn by the stage in the park.

7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Community & Volunteers
  • Free
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
Jun 9

Summer Scavenger Hunt

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Come explore all our park has to offer with our naturalist as we learn and answer questions by visiting the nature center, raptor house, frog pond, master garden, hiking trails and more! Get a special prize for completing your scavenger hunt sheet!

2:00pm to 3:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jun 22

Night Hike

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Join our Naturalist after the sun goes down as we explore our park and learn about a variety of topics.  

Appropriate for families with children ages 6 and up.  $10 per participant.  Meet at the nature center.

7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jun 24 to Jun 28

Nocturnal Naturalist Sr. Camp: June 24th - June 28th

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Nocturnal Naturalists will participate in a variety of activities including nocturnal animal study, camera trapping, astronomy, live animal presentations, stream surveys, campfire snacks, and more! 

6:30pm to 10:00pm
  • Camps
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature Nuts
  • Roving Naturalists
Event Details
Jun 28 to Jun 30
Rock wall at Bull Run Campground

2 Cool 4 School

Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville, VA

School’s out and summer is finally here! Leave your textbooks at home and come celebrate the beginning of summer at Bull Run.  Climb the rock wall, enjoy an evening hayride, or cool off at Atlantis Waterpark with discounted camper rates. 

(All day)
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
Event Details
Jun 30

Agents of Discovery

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Come and play Agents of Discovery, a fun and educational mobile based app that takes you across our park as you complete challenges and learn about animals, nature and more!

2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jul 3

Independence Day Campfire and BBQ

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Celebrate 4th of July a day early with your friends at Potomac Overlook! Learn how to build and help make a campfire with our naturalist and roast hot dogs!

3:30pm to 5:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jul 6

Birds in Summer

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Come see what our avian friends are doing this season! Join our naturalists as they show you what birds are currently around and explore the park for native birds with our binoculars!

8:00am to 9:30am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jul 8 to Jul 12
waterpark

Fun Camp Session 1: July 8-12

Temple Hall Farm Regional Park, Leesburg, VA

Temple Hall Farm Summer Camps offer a wide variety of summer time fun for campers from 3rd to 6th grade. Campers will be encouraged learn new skills, solve team challenges, make new friends all while creating lasting memories. 

8:30am to 4:00am
  • Camps
  • Camps & Programs Guide
Event Details
Jul 8 to Jul 12

Junior Naturalist Half Day Camp 1: July 8 - July 12

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Junior Naturalists will participate in a variety of activities including outdoor games, arts and crafts, stream exploration, nature hikes, live animal presentations, bug hunts, and more! 

9:00am to 1:00pm
  • Camps
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jul 12 to Jul 14
Roast pig at Bull Run Luau

Bull Run Luau

Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville, VA

Keep palm and carry on at the Bull Run Luau! You won’t be boar-ed if you join us for our pig-nic this weekend! Join us for a delicious roast pig feast, festive tie-dying, and go coco-nuts at coconut bowling!

(All day)
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
Event Details
Jul 13

Summer Tree ID Hike

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Leaf your cares behind and come on down to this poplar summer program!

9:00am to 10:30am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jul 13

Gardener's In!

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Join a Master Gardener for a summer tour of our Demonstration Organic Garden while learning about

10:00am to 11:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Community & Volunteers
  • Free
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jul 13

Second Saturday Concert - Two Blue

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Join us on the second Saturday of every month of summer for an evening of family fun! Bring a picnic and enjoy some music on the park lawn.  Listen to the Chicago-style blues of Two Blue as they serenade you with guitar, sax, harmonica and more! 

7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Community & Volunteers
  • Free
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
Jul 14

Summer Scavenger Hunt

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Come explore all our park has to offer with our naturalist as we learn and answer questions by visiting the nature center, raptor house, frog pond, master garden, hiking trails and more!

2:00pm to 3:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jul 15 to Jul 19

Nocturnal Naturalist Jr. Camp: July 15 - July 19

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Nocturnal Naturalists will participate in a variety of activities including nocturnal animal study, camera trapping, astronomy, live animal presentations, stream surveys, campfire snacks, and more!

6:30pm to 10:00pm
  • Camps
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jul 20

Animal Feeding - Woodland Critters

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Join us at the nature center as we feed our animals that call the woods their home! Learn how these animals find food, adapt to their environment and thrive in our park habitat. You wood be silly to miss this program!

1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jul 22 to Jul 26
Farm Camp

Farm Camp Session 1: July 22-26

Temple Hall Farm Regional Park, Leesburg, VA

Temple Hall Farm Summer Camps offer a wide variety of summer time fun for campers from 3rd to 6th grade. Campers will be encouraged learn new skills, solve team challenges, make new friends all while creating lasting memories. 

9:00am to 3:30am
  • Camps
  • Camps & Programs Guide
Event Details
Jul 27

What's the Buzz on Bees?

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Why should we care about our fuzzy bumbling friends? Come learn about bees and pollinators at our nature center! See live bees up close (and safely!) and explore our gardens as we look for some of these helpful critters.

2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jul 28

Agents of Discovery

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Come and play Agents of Discovery, a fun and educational mobile based app that takes you across our park as you complete challenges and learn about animals, nature and more!

2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jul 29 to Aug 2
kayak and paddle board

Fun Camp Session 2: July 29-August 2

Temple Hall Farm Regional Park, Leesburg, VA

Temple Hall Farm Summer Camps offer a wide variety of summer time fun for campers from 3rd to 6th grade. Campers will be encouraged learn new skills, solve team challenges, make new friends all while creating lasting memories.

8:30am to 4:00am
  • Camps
  • Camps & Programs Guide
Event Details
Aug 3

Animal Feeding - Frogs

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Join our naturalist as we feed our jumpy amphibian friends! This special animal feeding program also includes a visit to our frog pond where we will go netting for some of our local frogs.  

1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Aug 5 to Aug 9
creek study

Farm Camp Session 2: August 5-9

Temple Hall Farm Regional Park, Leesburg, VA

Temple Hall Farm Summer Camps offer a wide variety of summer time fun for campers from 3rd to 6th grade. Campers will be encouraged learn new skills, solve team challenges, make new friends all while creating lasting memories.

9:00am to 3:30am
  • Camps
  • Camps & Programs Guide
Event Details
Aug 10

Summer Tree ID Hike

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Leaf your cares behind and come on down to this Poplar summer program! Learn how to identify our native trees, how they grow, what external threats they face, and more in this class that will have you pining for more dendro knowledge.

9:00am to 10:30am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Aug 10

Gardener's In!

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Join a Master Gardener for a summer tour of our Demonstration Organic Garden while learning about pollinators, composting, gardening tips and more.

10:00am to 11:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Aug 10

Second Saturday Concert - Chris Urquiaga

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Join us on the second Saturday of every month of summer for an evening of family fun! Bring a picnic and enjoy the soothing music of singer-songwriter and pianist Chris Urquiaga on the park lawn. Donations required. No reservations required. Meet at the lawn by the stage in the park.

7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
Aug 11

Summer Scavenger Hunt

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Come explore all our park has to offer with our naturalist as we learn and answer questions by visiting the nature center, raptor house, frog pond, master garden, hiking trails and more!

2:00pm to 3:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Aug 12 to Aug 16

Explorers Half Day Camp: August 12- August 16

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Explorers will participate in a variety of activities including outdoor games, arts and crafts, nature hikes, live animal presentations, bug hunts, and two field trips to other nearby sites!

9:00am to 1:00pm
  • Camps
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Aug 16 to Aug 18
Barred Owl at Bull Run

Park Critters

Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville, VA

It’s the best time of year for a fun-filled weekend at Bull Run! Learn about local wildlife through fun games and activities during our Park Critters weekend. 

(All day)
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Roving Naturalists
Event Details
Aug 17

Ah! Sea Monsters!

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

What prehistoric beasties used to call the waterways their home? Learn about gigantic ancient reptiles and fish before we hike on down to the stream and see what aquatic creatures live there today!

1:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Aug 18

Buggin Out

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Are you someone who doesn’t mind things that creep and crawl? Want to learn where to find them? Accompany our naturalist around the park as we look under leaves, turn over rocks and logs, search on trees and more for all kinds of insects that live in our park!

2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Aug 24

Night Hike and Campfire - Native Americans

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Join our Naturalist after the sun goes down as we learn about the Native Americans that lived at our park long ago, how they survived, and more. Walk with us along our trail and visit an actual homesite where they once lived! Program concludes with a campfire and smores. Reservations required. Appropriate for families with children ages 6 and up. $10 per participant. Meet at the nature center.

7:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Aug 25

Agents of Discovery

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Come and play Agents of Discovery, a fun and educational mobile based app that takes you across our park as you complete challenges and learn about animals and nature! Meet at the nature center where our naturalist will help you download and learn how to use the app, and then you can set off into the park to complete as many challenges as you can! Complete all challenges and report back to our naturalist to receive a special prize! Please make sure you come with a mobile device that is ready to download the app or have the app pre-downloaded. Program is FREE to all participants and registration not required. All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Sep 6 to Sep 8
Campfire at Bull Run

Junior Ranger Weekend

Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville, VA

Come brush up on your outdoor skills during Junior Ranger Weekend. Learn the tenets of Leave No Trace with a session from our very own Leave No Trace expert. Learn how to build a fire, then enjoy a campfire with hot dogs and s’mores.

(All day)
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
Event Details
Sep 11

Wednesday Wonders

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Are you ready to experience the natural world with your little one? Here’s your chance at Potomac Overlook! Join us as our early childhood journeys continue into the Fall of 2019. We will explore a new topic every Wednesday morning. Appropriate for parents with children 2-5 years old. $40 for series / $12 drop in. Meet at the Nature Center.

10:15am to 11:00am
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Sep 14

Second Saturday Concert - Poor Ellen Smith

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Join us on the second Saturday of every month of summer for an evening of family fun! Bring a picnic and enjoy Poor Ellen Smith as they play ballads and country classics! Donations required. No reservations required. Meet at the lawn by the stage in the park.

6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
Sep 18

Wednesday Wonders

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Are you ready to experience the natural world with your little one? Here’s your chance at Potomac Overlook! Join us as our early childhood journeys continue into the Fall of 2019. We will explore a new topic every Wednesday morning. Appropriate for parents with children 2-5 years old. $40 for series / $12 drop in. Meet at the Nature Center.

10:15am to 11:00am
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Sep 19

Homeschool at the Park

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Join us at Potomac Overlook for a class offered just for Homeschoolers! Accompany our naturalist as we explore the park, learn about animals, do hands on activities and more! Ages 6-12 yrs. $50 for series / $15 drop in. Meet at the nature center. Meets on September 19th, October 3rd, 17th, 31st

1:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Sep 21

Potomac Rangers

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Join us for a program that shows you what it is like to be a naturalist at our park; learn about the animals we have at the center and how to interpret them, feed them, and more in this program that is great for prospective volunteers or future naturalists!

4:00pm to 5:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Community & Volunteers
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Sep 22

Trivia Night at the Nature Center

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Have plenty of knowledge about animals, the environment, and more, but don’t know where to use it? Join us for Potomac Overlook’s first ever trivia night as we quiz you and your team / family about anything nature related! Who will win?

6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
Event Details
Sep 25

Wednesday Wonders

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Are you ready to experience the natural world with your little one? Here’s your chance at Potomac Overlook! Join us as our early childhood journeys continue into the Fall of 2019. We will explore a new topic every Wednesday morning. Appropriate for parents with children 2-5 years old. $40 for series / $12 drop in. Meet at the Nature Center.

10:15am to 11:00am
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Sep 28

Animal Feeding - Raptors

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Soar on down to this program about our local avian predators! Learn about our native birds of prey and the amazing adaptations they use to hunt. Watch our naturalist feed our live birds in an experience you won’t forget! Sign up soon; the program is gonna be a real hoot of a time. Appropriate for families with children ages 4 & up. $5 per participant. Meet at the nature center.

1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Sep 29

Agents of Discovery

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Come and play Agents of Discovery, a fun and educational mobile based app that takes you across our park as you complete challenges and learn about animals and nature! Meet at the nature center where our naturalist will help you download and learn how to use the app, and then you can set off into the park to complete as many challenges as you can! Complete all challenges and report back to our naturalist to receive a special prize! Please make sure you come with a mobile device that is ready to download the app or have the app pre-downloaded. Program is FREE to all participants and registration not required. All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Oct 2

Wednesday Wonders

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Are you ready to experience the natural world with your little one? Here’s your chance at Potomac Overlook! Join us as our early childhood journeys continue into the Fall of 2019. We will explore a new topic every Wednesday morning. Appropriate for parents with children 2-5 years old. $40 for series / $12 drop in. Meet at the Nature Center.

10:15am to 11:00am
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Oct 3

Homeschool at the Park

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Join us at Potomac Overlook for a class offered just for Homeschoolers! Accompany our naturalist as we explore the park, learn about animals, do hands on activities and more! Ages 6-12 yrs. $50 for series / $15 drop in. Meet at the nature center. Meets on September 19th, October 3rd, 17th, 31st

1:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Oct 12

Birds in Fall

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Come see what our avian friends are doing this season! Join our naturalists as they show you what birds are currently around and explore the park for native birds with our binoculars!

8:00am to 9:30am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Oct 14

Columbus Day Boat Race

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Join us as we make our own exploratory vessels with cardboard and other materials! Then hike down with our naturalist to the stream as we race our boats and see who’s is most sea-worthy! 

12:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Oct 17

Homeschool at the Park

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Join us at Potomac Overlook for a class offered just for Homeschoolers! Accompany our naturalist as we explore the park, learn about animals, do hands on activities and more! Ages 6-12 yrs. $50 for series / $15 drop in. Meet at the nature center. Meets on September 19th, October 3rd, 17th, 31st

1:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Oct 19

Pumpkin Carving

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Get in the Halloween spirit by carving or painting a pumpkin! We will provide tools, paint and pumpkins. The cost is $12 per person for a pumpkin and all accompanying materials. Ages 4 and up. Meet at the nature center. WALK INS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE!

12:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
Event Details
Oct 19

Night Hike and Campfire - Nocturnal Wildlife

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Join our Naturalist after the sun goes down as we explore our park and learn about nocturnal wildlife. Learn what makes these creatures so adapted to night-life and meet a few of them up close! Program concludes with a campfire and smores. Reservations required. Appropriate for families with children ages 6 and up. $10 per participant. Meet at the nature center.

7:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Oct 25 to Oct 27
Scarecrow at Bull Run

Halloween at Bull Run

Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville, VA

Trick or Treat yo’self at Bull Run this Halloween! Decorate your campsite for a chance to win fun prizes, bring your costume and trick or treat in the campground, have cider and s’mores at the Halloween Party, and find fun prizes at our harvest egg hunt. 

(All day)
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
Event Details
Oct 26

Halloween Party and Haunted Nature Center

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Join us at the park for a grand Halloween party, snacks, games, arts and crafts, storytelling, and guided hikes through the woods.  People of all ages are welcome! Cost is $15 per participant.  Children 3 and under are free.  Advanced reservations and payment required.

6:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Oct 27

Agents of Discovery

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Come and play Agents of Discovery, a fun and educational mobile based app that takes you across our park as you complete challenges and learn about animals and nature! Meet at the nature center where our naturalist will help you download and learn how to use the app, and then you can set off into the park to complete as many challenges as you can! Complete all challenges and report back to our naturalist to receive a special prize! Please make sure you come with a mobile device that is ready to download the app or have the app pre-downloaded. Program is FREE to all participants and registration not required. All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Oct 31

Homeschool at the Park

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Join us at Potomac Overlook for a class offered just for Homeschoolers! Accompany our naturalist as we explore the park, learn about animals, do hands on activities and more! Ages 6-12 yrs. $50 for series / $15 drop in. Meet at the nature center. Meets on September 19th, October 3rd, 17th, 31st

1:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Oct 31

Snake Feeding

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Looking to get spooked? Not a fan of our slithery serpents? Come scare yourself silly and get an up close look at our amazing snakes as we feed them mice! You’re bound to go hiss-terical at this program! Candy will be provided to participants as well! Ages 4 and up. $5 per participant. Meet at the nature center.

4:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Nov 3

Nature Hike - Changing Seasons

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Learn about our native animals and how they adapt to the changing of the season! Join our naturalist as they lead you round the park examining changes in plants, animals and the environment as winter begins to arrive. $10 per participant. Appropriate for people ages 6 and up. Meet at the nature center.

1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Nov 12

Night Hike and Campfire: Full Moon Hike

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Join us as the lights go down and the moon goes up! Explore our park at dark with our naturalist as we hike the trails and get a glimpse at a full moon. Learn about the moon and why it’s so full tonight, and how it affects the wildlife as we conclude our program with a campfire and smores.

6:00pm to 7:30pm
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  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
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Nov 16

Animal Feeding - Turtles

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Don’t be shy, come on out of your shell and join us! Our turtles are ready to chow down. Learn what the differences are between our land and water turtles and how to identify them in the wild. Care for our resident Box Turtles and Painted Turtles (and see our Snapping Turtle!) with our Naturalist and learn what these reptiles like to eat. 

1:00pm to 2:00pm
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  • Kids & Family
  • Nature Nuts
  • Roving Naturalists
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Nov 16

Animal Feeding - Turtles

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Learn what the differences are between our land and water turtles and how to identify them in the wild.  Care for our resident Box Turtles and Painted Turtles (and see our Snapping Turtle!) with our Naturalist and learn what these reptiles like to eat.  Don’t be shy, come on out of your shell and join us!  Appropriate for families with children ages 4 & up.  $5 per participant.  Meet at the nature center. 

1:00pm to 2:00pm
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  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
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Nov 22

Winter Survival Series

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Are you a survivalist? Got what it takes to survive in the cold, harsh winter months? Join our naturalist as we learn about edible and poisonous plants and animals, how to track, build shelters and more!

4:00pm to 5:00pm
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  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
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Nov 24

Agents of Discovery

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Come and play Agents of Discovery, a fun and educational mobile based app that takes you across our park as you complete challenges and learn about animals and nature! 

2:00pm to 4:00pm
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  • Free
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
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Nov 24

Agents of Discovery

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Come and play Agents of Discovery, a fun and educational mobile based app that takes you across our park as you complete challenges and learn about animals and nature!

Meet at the nature center where our naturalist will help you download and learn how to use the app, and then you can set off into the park to complete as many challenges as you can! Complete all challenges and report back to our naturalist to receive a special prize! Please make sure you come with a mobile device that is ready to download the app or have the app pre-downloaded. Program is FREE to all participants and registration not required. All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

2:00pm to 4:00pm
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  • Free
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
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Dec 6

Winter Survival Series

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Are you a survivalist? Got what it takes to survive in the cold, harsh winter months? Join our naturalist as we learn about edible and poisonous plants and animals, how to track, build shelters and more!

4:00pm to 5:00pm
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  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
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Dec 20

Winter Survival Series

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Are you a survivalist? Got what it takes to survive in the cold, harsh winter months? Join our naturalist as we learn about edible and poisonous plants and animals, how to track, build shelters and more!

4:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
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