Camp Overlook, Camp Grow and Temple Hall Camp will not be operating this summer due to COVID-19.  Camps are greatly impacted by the prevention guidelines governing safe use by the public and our camp staff including reduced group sizes and social distancing requirements.

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

CAMP GROW is designed to engage, challenge, educate, and encourage a sense of community. We value and encourage inclusion of all campers in every activity.

Each day, campers bring their own snacks, lunches and beverages and come dressed for the weather and activities. All campers and parents are required to sign a Rules of Conduct form that focuses on fostering a positive and cooperative camp environment.

When registering your camper online, PLEASE LOOK FOR AND DOWNLOAD THE REQUIRED FORMS AND CAMP INFORMATION (Rules of Conduct, Pickup Authorization, and Immunization).  All completed forms should be emailed to Park Specialist Jeff Hill at jhill@nvrpa.org or dropped off at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens.  PLEASE DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE FIRST DAY OF CAMP TO COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THESE FORMS. 

Refund Policy: There are no refunds for missed days due to changed work, vacation schedules or sick days. Refunds minus a $25 administration fee (when canceling an entire camp week registration only) will be provided only for entire camp week cancellations made at least 45 days prior to the first day of the camp session.  Please email jhill@nvrpa.org if you need to withdraw your child from camp. 

CAMP GROW

(Please note that these camps will not be offered in 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic)

ADVENTURERS (Ages 13-16)

Adventurers will participate in a variety of activities including on-site and take-home planter gardening, nature hikes, outdoor games, arts & crafts, woodworking, and three field trips (hiking and water sports).  Field trip transportation is provided.

EXPLORERS (Ages 10-13)

Explorers will participate in a variety of activities including on-site and take-home planter gardening, nature hikes, outdoor games, arts & crafts, woodworking, and two field trips (hiking and water sports).  Field trip transportation is provided. 

DRAGONFLIES (Ages 8-10)

Dragonflies will participate in a variety of activities including nature hikes, outdoor games,
pond exploration, arts & crafts, bug hunts, woodworking, live animal presentations, water games, and more!  All Dragonfly activities will be at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens and will not involve swimming.

CARDINALS (Ages 6-8)

Cardinals will participate in a variety of activities including nature hikes, outdoor games,
pond exploration, arts & crafts, bug hunts, woodworking, live animal presentations, water games, and more!  All Cardinal activities will be at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens and will not involve swimming.

SPROUTS (Ages 5-7)

Sprouts will participate in a variety of activities including nature hikes, outdoor games,
pond exploration, storytelling, arts & crafts, live animal presentations, and more!  All Sprout activities will be at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens and will not involve swimming.   

*Meadowlark Botanical Gardens is a property of NOVA Parks. Participating jurisdictions are the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, and Falls Church; and the counties of Arlington, Loudoun, and Fairfax.
Each camp session has a limit of 20-21 children. All registrations are processed and paid for online.  For questions regarding Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Camp Grow, please email Jules Maloney at jmaloney@nvrpa.org.