Park Alerts

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. 

May 27
kayaking in the early morning

Morning Kayak Tour

Occoquan Regional Park , Lorton, VA

Enjoy a kayaking adventure to observe the natural beauty and local wildlife found along our gentle waterways of Occoquan Regional Park.

9:00am to 11:30am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature
  • Roving Naturalists
Event Details
May 27

Eyewitness to History: 4th Sundays at Mt. Zion

Mt. Zion Historic Park, Aldie, VA

Guided tours of the 1851 church and cemetery offered by local historian and living history presentation by Union Army surgeon describing how the church was used as a hospital during the war.

1:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • History & Educational
Event Details
May 27
native coral honeysuckle

Native Wildflower Walk

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

Join Garden Manager Keith Tomlinson on a guided walk through the Potomac Valley Collection in search of Spring wildflowers at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 27, 2018. This program is geared for adults and children ages 6.

2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
Event Details
May 27
sunset on a kayak

Sunset Kayak Tour

Pohick Bay Regional Park, Lorton, VA

Explore the wildlife found along our local waterways during a picturesque sunset.

6:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature
  • Roving Naturalists
Event Details
May 29

Yoga on the Magnolia Terrace

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

After a long day of work, join yoga instructor Barbara Douglass for an hour long Vinyasa Flow Yoga on Carlyle House’s Magnolia Terrace.  A gentle flow yoga class that uses the breath to flow from one pose to the other. We will build heat with sun salutations then progress to balance, deep stretching and finally relaxing meditation.

5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Sport, Fitness & Health
Event Details
Jun 1
kayaking under the moonlight

Moonlit Kayak Tour

Occoquan Regional Park , Lorton, VA

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

7:30pm to 10:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature
  • Roving Naturalists
Event Details
Jun 2
sunset on a kayak

Sunset Kayak Tour

Fountainhead Regional Park, Fairfax Station, VA

Explore the wildlife found along our local waterways during a picturesque sunset.

6:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature
  • Roving Naturalists
Event Details
Jun 3
native columbine

Native Wildflower Walk

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

Join Garden Manager Keith Tomlinson on a guided walk through the Potomac Valley Collection in search of Spring wildflowers at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, 2018. This program is geared for adults and children ages 6.

2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
Event Details
Jun 5

Yoga on the Magnolia Terrace

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

After a long day of work, join yoga instructor Barbara Douglass for an hour long Vinyasa Flow Yoga on Carlyle House’s Magnolia Terrace.  A gentle flow yoga class that uses the breath to flow from one pose to the other. We will build heat with sun salutations then progress to balance, deep stretching and finally relaxing meditation.

5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Sport, Fitness & Health
Event Details
Jun 9
Pohick Kayak

Saturday Morning Kayak Tour

Pohick Bay Regional Park, Lorton, VA

Enjoy a kayaking adventure to observe the natural beauty and local wildlife found along our gentle waterways. Tour offered to ages 14 and older. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. $30.00 per person; includes rental boat, equipment and guided tour.

8:00am to 10:30am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature
  • Roving Naturalists
Event Details
Jun 9
garden demonstration

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 9
tea at aldie

It’s Tea Time at Aldie Mill!

Aldie Mill Historic Park, Aldie, VA

Our full afternoon tea will be catered by Calling Card Events, and will include scones with cream and jam, finger sandwiches, tea breads and assorted desserts, all accompanied by endless pots of tea, including the exclusive “Aldie Mill Blend.”

1:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
Event Details
Jun 9
sunset on a kayak

Sunset Kayak Tour

Occoquan Regional Park , Lorton, VA

Explore the wildlife found along the waterways of Occoquan Regional Park during a picturesque sunset.

6:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature
  • Roving Naturalists
Event Details
Jun 10
photographer among flowers

Gardens Open at 5:30 a.m.

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

Photographers, birders, strollers, and anyone who enjoys a peaceful morning walk are welcome to visit Meadowlark Botanical Gardens starting at 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 10, 2018. (The Gardens regularly open at 10 a.m.)

5:30am to 10:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
Event Details
Jun 10
mosbys rangers

Mosby & His Rangers: A Symposium

Mt. Zion Historic Park, Aldie, VA

Historians share fascinating stories of Confederate Col. John Mosby, his Rangers, and the community affected by their wartime activities.  Living history, books for sale, period music. $20 pp; children under 12 admitted free of charge; no advanced ticket sales. 

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

Yoga on the Magnolia Terrace

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

After a long day of work, join yoga instructor Barbara Douglass for an hour long Vinyasa Flow Yoga on Carlyle House’s Magnolia Terrace.  A gentle flow yoga class that uses the breath to flow from one pose to the other. We will build heat with sun salutations then progress to balance, deep stretching and finally relaxing meditation.

5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Sport, Fitness & Health
Event Details
Jun 15
preschooler with his nature hunt craft

Preschool Nature Nuts - Let's Go on a Nature Walk!

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

Preschoolers (and their parents) will explore nature through games, stories, crafts, and garden exploration at 10:30 a.m., on Friday, June 15, 2018. The program fee for each child is $7. There is a $3 transaction fee. Space is limited to 12 children, and online registration is required.

10:30am to 11:30am
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jun 15

Trivia Nights at Historic Sites!

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

Staff members at Carlyle House Historic Park and Lee-Fendall House Museum have combined their random nerd knowledge to create bi-weekly trivia nights in the beautiful gardens located at Lee-Fendall House. Test your knowledge on all things from pop culture to history.

7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Community & Volunteers
  • History & Educational
Event Details
Jun 16
Pirate's Day 2018

Pirate Day at Pohick Bay!

Pohick Bay Regional Park, Lorton, VA

The pirates are coming to Pohick Bay Regional Park! Join us on Saturday, June 16th starting at 10 a.m. Enjoy all the sights, sounds and fun of Pohick Bay Regional Park’s Annual Pirate Day, a special Saturday filled with pirate re-enactors, great food, scavenger hunts and tons of Waterpark fun!
10:00am
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Festival
  • Free
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
Jun 16

Yoga on the Magnolia Terrace - Saturdays

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

Our popular Tuesday Yoga now featured on select Saturday mornings! Join yoga instructor Barbara Douglass for an hour long Vinyasa Flow Yoga on Carlyle House’s Magnolia Terrace. A gentle flow yoga class that uses the breath to flow from one pose to the other. We will build heat with sun salutations then progress to balance, deep stretching and finally relaxing meditation.
10:00am to 11:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Sport, Fitness & Health
Event Details
Jun 17
person sitting peacefully in nature

The Healing Dimensions of Nature

Pohick Bay Regional Park, Lorton, 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
Jun 17

Summer Sundays Series

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Take a break from the doldrums of summer and come explore with us! Learn about our animals, make crafts, play games and more! 

2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jun 19

Yoga on the Magnolia Terrace

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

After a long day of work, join yoga instructor Barbara Douglass for an hour long Vinyasa Flow Yoga on Carlyle House’s Magnolia Terrace.  A gentle flow yoga class that uses the breath to flow from one pose to the other. We will build heat with sun salutations then progress to balance, deep stretching and finally relaxing meditation.

5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Sport, Fitness & Health
Event Details
Jun 23
hikers at night in the forest

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, learn about nocturnal wildlife, see the stars and more in this night-time adventure.

7:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jun 24
person sitting peacefully in nature

The Healing Dimensions of Nature

Pohick Bay Regional Park, Lorton, 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
Jun 24
iced tea with herbs

Herbs & Tea - Tour & Tasting

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

Get a little fancy with your iced tea by adding fresh herbs! On Sunday, June 24, at 11 a.m., Senior Horticulturist Tammy Burke will lead a tour of the Herb Garden focusing on herbs that can add flavor to iced tea and other recipes. A tasting of several herbed iced teas and snacks will include recipes to try at home.

11:00am to 12:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
Event Details
Jun 25 to Jun 29

Nocturnal Naturalist Camp

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Nocturnal Naturalist's will participate in a variety of activities including nocturnal animal study, camera trapping, astronomy, live animal presentations, stream surveys, campfire snacks, and an evening field trip to another park. We invite you to join us for an end of camp potluck/party that will take place on the last day of camp at 9:00 pm.

6:30pm to 10:00pm
  • Camps
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jun 26

Yoga on the Magnolia Terrace

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

After a long day of work, join yoga instructor Barbara Douglass for an hour long Vinyasa Flow Yoga on Carlyle House’s Magnolia Terrace.  A gentle flow yoga class that uses the breath to flow from one pose to the other. We will build heat with sun salutations then progress to balance, deep stretching and finally relaxing meditation.

5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Sport, Fitness & Health
Event Details
Jun 28
kayaking under the moonlight

Fullmoon 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 our gentle waterways.

7:30pm to 10:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature
  • Roving Naturalists
Event Details
Jun 29

Trivia Nights at Historic Sites!

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

Staff members at Carlyle House Historic Park and Lee-Fendall House Museum have combined their random nerd knowledge to create bi-weekly trivia nights in the beautiful gardens located at Lee-Fendall House. Test your knowledge on all things from pop culture to history.

7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Community & Volunteers
  • History & Educational
Event Details
Jun 30
stand up paddleboarders on the bay

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) Nature Tour

Pohick Bay Regional Park, Lorton, VA

Join us on the most scenic nature tour in our region. Discover all the abundant wildlife found in our area as we journey into the marsh on SUP boards.

8:00am to 10:30am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature
  • Roving Naturalists
Event Details
Jul 3

Yoga on the Magnolia Terrace

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

After a long day of work, join yoga instructor Barbara Douglass for an hour long Vinyasa Flow Yoga on Carlyle House’s Magnolia Terrace.  A gentle flow yoga class that uses the breath to flow from one pose to the other. We will build heat with sun salutations then progress to balance, deep stretching and finally relaxing meditation.

5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Sport, Fitness & Health
Event Details
Jul 7

Animal Feeding- Raptors

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Take flight with this program about our local birds of prey, including our Red tailed Hawk, Barred Owl, and Great Horned Owl.  Learn how our Naturalist safely feeds our birds and how these amazing animals hunt and survive in the wild.

1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jul 9 to Jul 13

Temple Hall Fun Camp

Temple Hall Farm Regional Park, Leesburg, VA

A week of fun and excitement awaits for your children at Temple Hall Farm Fun Camp!

8:30am to 4:30am
  • Camps
  • Camps & Programs Guide
Event Details
Jul 9

Read, See, DO

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

Every Monday in July, starting on July 9th, Carlyle House and Alexandria Library are teaming up to have a reading program paired with an activity. The books chosen all have a historic theme and can be tied in with Carlyle House. The program will take place on the Magnolia Terrace behind the house, which will be tented.

2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
Event Details
Jul 10

Yoga on the Magnolia Terrace

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

After a long day of work, join yoga instructor Barbara Douglass for an hour long Vinyasa Flow Yoga on Carlyle House’s Magnolia Terrace.  A gentle flow yoga class that uses the breath to flow from one pose to the other. We will build heat with sun salutations then progress to balance, deep stretching and finally relaxing meditation.

5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Sport, Fitness & Health
Event Details
Jul 13

Trivia Nights at Historic Sites!

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

Staff members at Carlyle House Historic Park and Lee-Fendall House Museum have combined their random nerd knowledge to create bi-weekly trivia nights in the beautiful gardens located at Lee-Fendall House. Test your knowledge on all things from pop culture to history.

7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Community & Volunteers
  • History & Educational
Event Details
Jul 14
Lake Gardiner bridge

Gardens open at 5:00 AM

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

Photographers, birders, strollers, and anyone who enjoys a peaceful morning walk are welcome to visit Meadowlark Botanical Gardens starting at 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 15, 2018. (The Gardens regularly open at 10 a.m.)

5:00am to 10:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
Event Details
Jul 14
Tree Hike

Summer Tree ID Hike – Site Characteristics and Growth Habits

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 10:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jul 14
garden demonstration

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
Jul 14 to Jul 15

Community Camp Out at Algonkian Regional Park

Algonkian Regional Park, Sterling, VA

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER. This event will now be held on Saturday, July 14 (tentative). Come enjoy Algonkian Regional Park's First Annual Community Campout! Enjoy an afternoon of activities, including guided hikes and a rock climbing wall, and then enjoy a movie on the lawn with us before settling into your tents for the evening.

4:00pm to 9:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Community & Volunteers
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
  • Nature
Event Details
Jul 15

Summer Sundays Series

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Take a break from the doldrums of summer and come explore with us! Learn about our animals, make crafts, play games and more!

2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jul 16

Read, See, DO

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

Every Monday in July, starting on July 9th, Carlyle House and Alexandria Library are teaming up to have a reading program paired with an activity. The books chosen all have a historic theme and can be tied in with Carlyle House. The program will take place on the Magnolia Terrace behind the house, which will be tented.

2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
Event Details
Jul 17

Yoga on the Magnolia Terrace

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

After a long day of work, join yoga instructor Barbara Douglass for an hour long Vinyasa Flow Yoga on Carlyle House’s Magnolia Terrace.  A gentle flow yoga class that uses the breath to flow from one pose to the other. We will build heat with sun salutations then progress to balance, deep stretching and finally relaxing meditation.

5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Sport, Fitness & Health
Event Details
Jul 21

Yoga on the Magnolia Terrace - Saturdays

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

Our popular Tuesday Yoga now featured on select Saturday mornings! Join yoga instructor Barbara Douglass for an hour long Vinyasa Flow Yoga on Carlyle House’s Magnolia Terrace. A gentle flow yoga class that uses the breath to flow from one pose to the other. We will build heat with sun salutations then progress to balance, deep stretching and finally relaxing meditation.
10:00am to 11:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Sport, Fitness & Health
Event Details
Jul 23

Read, See, DO

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

Every Monday in July, starting on July 9th, Carlyle House and Alexandria Library are teaming up to have a reading program paired with an activity. The books chosen all have a historic theme and can be tied in with Carlyle House. The program will take place on the Magnolia Terrace behind the house, which will be tented.

2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
Event Details
Jul 23 to Jul 27

Nocturnal Naturalist Camp JR

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Nocturnal Naturalist's will participate in a variety of activities including nocturnal animal study, camera trapping, astronomy, live animal presentations, stream surveys, campfire snacks, and more! We invite you to join us for an end of camp potluck/party that will take place on the last day of camp at 9:00pm.  This camp session is for campers ages 8-10.

6:30pm to 10:00pm
  • Camps
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jul 24

Yoga on the Magnolia Terrace

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

After a long day of work, join yoga instructor Barbara Douglass for an hour long Vinyasa Flow Yoga on Carlyle House’s Magnolia Terrace.  A gentle flow yoga class that uses the breath to flow from one pose to the other. We will build heat with sun salutations then progress to balance, deep stretching and finally relaxing meditation.

5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Sport, Fitness & Health
Event Details
Jul 27

Trivia Nights at Historic Sites!

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

Staff members at Carlyle House Historic Park and Lee-Fendall House Museum have combined their random nerd knowledge to create bi-weekly trivia nights in the beautiful gardens located at Lee-Fendall House. Test your knowledge on all things from pop culture to history.

7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Community & Volunteers
  • History & Educational
Event Details
Jul 28

It’s Your Watershed!

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Learn about the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, its importance, and how we impact it in this meaningful watershed educational experience.  Participate in activities such as stream netting for macro invertebrates, a live animal talk with aquatic wildlife, and get hands-on with our augmented reality watershed exhibit!

10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Community & Volunteers
  • History & Educational
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jul 28
hikers at night in the forest

Night Hike and Campfire - Astronomy

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Join our Naturalist after the sun goes down as we explore our park, learn about nocturnal wildlife, see the stars and more in this night-time adventure.  Program concludes with a campfire and s’mores. 

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

Read, See, DO

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

Every Monday in July, starting on July 9th, Carlyle House and Alexandria Library are teaming up to have a reading program paired with an activity. The books chosen all have a historic theme and can be tied in with Carlyle House. The program will take place on the Magnolia Terrace behind the house, which will be tented.

2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
Event Details
Jul 31

Yoga on the Magnolia Terrace

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

After a long day of work, join yoga instructor Barbara Douglass for an hour long Vinyasa Flow Yoga on Carlyle House’s Magnolia Terrace.  A gentle flow yoga class that uses the breath to flow from one pose to the other. We will build heat with sun salutations then progress to balance, deep stretching and finally relaxing meditation.

5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Sport, Fitness & Health
Event Details
Aug 4

Hands on History Tent

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

Join us for this year’s annual Hands-on-History Tent! This year’s theme is Colonial Plants. Listen to a presentation on native Virginia plants and their use during the 18th-century.

12:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
Event Details
Aug 4

Animal Feeding- Water Turtles

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Learn what makes some turtles better adapted for life in water than land and how to identify them in the wild.  Care for our resident Musk and Painted turtles with our Naturalist and learn what these reptiles like to eat. 

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

Hands on History Tent

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

Join us for this year’s annual Hands-on-History Tent! This year’s theme is Colonial Plants. Listen to a presentation on native Virginia plants and their use during the 18th-century.

12:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
Event Details
Aug 7

Yoga on the Magnolia Terrace

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

After a long day of work, join yoga instructor Barbara Douglass for an hour long Vinyasa Flow Yoga on Carlyle House’s Magnolia Terrace.  A gentle flow yoga class that uses the breath to flow from one pose to the other. We will build heat with sun salutations then progress to balance, deep stretching and finally relaxing meditation.

5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Sport, Fitness & Health
Event Details
Aug 10

Trivia Nights at Historic Sites!

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

Staff members at Carlyle House Historic Park and Lee-Fendall House Museum have combined their random nerd knowledge to create bi-weekly trivia nights in the beautiful gardens located at Lee-Fendall House. Test your knowledge on all things from pop culture to history.

7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Community & Volunteers
  • History & Educational
Event Details
Aug 11
Tree Hike

Summer Tree ID Hike – Insects and Disease

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

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
Aug 13 to Aug 17

Temple Hall Farm Fun Camp

Temple Hall Farm Regional Park, Leesburg, VA

Join us at Temple Hall Farm for a fun filled week of learning, arts and science!

8:30am to 4:00am
  • Camps
  • Camps & Programs Guide
Event Details
Aug 14

Yoga on the Magnolia Terrace

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

After a long day of work, join yoga instructor Barbara Douglass for an hour long Vinyasa Flow Yoga on Carlyle House’s Magnolia Terrace.  A gentle flow yoga class that uses the breath to flow from one pose to the other. We will build heat with sun salutations then progress to balance, deep stretching and finally relaxing meditation.

5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Sport, Fitness & Health
Event Details
Aug 18

Yoga on the Magnolia Terrace - Saturdays

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

Our popular Tuesday Yoga now featured on select Saturday mornings! Join yoga instructor Barbara Douglass for an hour long Vinyasa Flow Yoga on Carlyle House’s Magnolia Terrace. A gentle flow yoga class that uses the breath to flow from one pose to the other. We will build heat with sun salutations then progress to balance, deep stretching and finally relaxing meditation.
10:00am to 11:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Sport, Fitness & Health
Event Details
Aug 19
trellis bench in the Herb Garden

Gardens open at 5:00 AM

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

Photographers, birders, strollers, and anyone who enjoys a peaceful morning walk are welcome to visit Meadowlark Botanical Gardens starting at 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 19, 2018. (The Gardens regularly open at 10 a.m.)

5:00am to 10:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
Event Details
Aug 19

Summer Sundays Series

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Take a break from the doldrums of summer and come explore with us! Learn about our animals, make crafts, play games and more!

2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Aug 21

Yoga on the Magnolia Terrace

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

After a long day of work, join yoga instructor Barbara Douglass for an hour long Vinyasa Flow Yoga on Carlyle House’s Magnolia Terrace.  A gentle flow yoga class that uses the breath to flow from one pose to the other. We will build heat with sun salutations then progress to balance, deep stretching and finally relaxing meditation.

5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Sport, Fitness & Health
Event Details
Aug 24

Trivia Nights at Historic Sites!

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

Staff members at Carlyle House Historic Park and Lee-Fendall House Museum have combined their random nerd knowledge to create bi-weekly trivia nights in the beautiful gardens located at Lee-Fendall House. Test your knowledge on all things from pop culture to history.

7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Community & Volunteers
  • History & Educational
Event Details
Aug 25
hikers at night in the forest

Night Hike and Campfire - Native Americans

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington, VA

Join our Naturalist after the sun goes down as we explore our park, learn about nocturnal wildlife, see the stars and more in this night-time adventure.

7:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Aug 28

Yoga on the Magnolia Terrace

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

After a long day of work, join yoga instructor Barbara Douglass for an hour long Vinyasa Flow Yoga on Carlyle House’s Magnolia Terrace.  A gentle flow yoga class that uses the breath to flow from one pose to the other. We will build heat with sun salutations then progress to balance, deep stretching and finally relaxing meditation.

5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Sport, Fitness & Health
Event Details
Sep 15

Yoga on the Magnolia Terrace - Saturdays

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

Our popular Tuesday Yoga now featured on select Saturday mornings! Join yoga instructor Barbara Douglass for an hour long Vinyasa Flow Yoga on Carlyle House’s Magnolia Terrace. A gentle flow yoga class that uses the breath to flow from one pose to the other. We will build heat with sun salutations then progress to balance, deep stretching and finally relaxing meditation.
10:00am to 11:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Sport, Fitness & Health
Event Details
Oct 20

Yoga on the Magnolia Terrace - Saturdays

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

Our popular Tuesday Yoga now featured on select Saturday mornings! Join yoga instructor Barbara Douglass for an hour long Vinyasa Flow Yoga on Carlyle House’s Magnolia Terrace. A gentle flow yoga class that uses the breath to flow from one pose to the other. We will build heat with sun salutations then progress to balance, deep stretching and finally relaxing meditation.
10:00am to 11:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Sport, Fitness & Health
Event Details