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Camp Overlook explores the close-to-home natural world with children entering grades K through 10 at Potomac Overlook Regional Park. Our camp staff works hard to create a curriculum that weaves unique activities and investigations with familiar annual traditions. Activities at Camp Overlook are designed to be engaging, challenging, educational, and fun! We highly value and encourage inclusion of all campers in all activities. Engaging activities include stream hikes, aquatic studies, live animal care, swimming, storytelling, campfires and s’mores, habitat restoration projects, canoeing, scavenger hunts, nature crafts, and much more!

Junior Naturalist, Explorers, Adventure, and Rangers camp all include field trips to other parks. Junior Naturalist Camps have one field trip day during the camp week, while Explorers Camps take two field trips.  Adventure Camp and Rangers Camp will take a field trip every day! Puddle Jumpers Camp, Animal Caretakers Camp, Junior Naturalist ½ day Camp and Nocturnal Naturalist Camp do not include offsite field trips. If you have questions or concerns about any of our field trips, please do not hesitate to contact our camp director at campoverlook@nvrpa.org.

Each of our Junior Naturalist and Puddle Jumpers Camps have also been given edition names to better help staff and parents differentiate between sessions.

End of Camp Potluck! Most of our sessions of camp wrap up with a potluck party where camper families are invited to meet the staff and learn a little about what their campers have been up to for the week. More information will be provided once your child is registered.

Camp Overlook 2019


Registration will open on Friday February 1st at 10:00 am.  See below for registration links, camp sessions and rates.

Rangers Camp (13-15 year olds)
Camp Schedule: 9:00am-4:00pm

  • Session I: August 19 - August 23 (15 campers)

Cost: $495 per camper in / $545 per camper out

REGISTER HERE

Adventure Camp (10-13 year olds)
Camp Schedule: 9:00am-4:00pm

  • Session I: July 8 – July 12 (15 campers)

REGISTER HERE

  • Session II: August 5 – August 9 (15 campers)

REGISTER HERE

Cost: $495 per camper in / $545 per camper out

Junior Naturalist Camp (7-9 year olds)
Camp Schedule: 9:00am – 4:00pm

  • Oak Edition June 24 – June 28 (20 campers)

REGISTER HERE

  • Pine Edition July 15 – July 19 (20 campers)

REGISTER HERE

  • Beech Edition July 29 – August 2 (20 campers)

REGISTER HERE

  • Poplar Edition August 12 – August 16 (20 campers)

REGISTER HERE

Cost: $345 per camper in / $395 per camper out

Junior Naturalist ½ Day Camp (7-9 year olds)
Camp Schedule: 9:00am – 1:00pm

  • Session I: July 8 – July 12 (20 campers)

REGISTER HERE

  • Session II: August 26 – August 30 (20 campers)

REGISTER HERE

Cost: $225 per camper in / $275 per camper out

Puddle Jumpers Camp (5-6 year olds)
Camp Schedule: 9:00am-1:00pm

  • Barred Owl Edition June 24 – June 28 (20 campers)

REGISTER HERE

  • Red Shouldered Hawk Edition July 22 – July 26 (20 campers)

REGISTER HERE

  • Great Horned Owl Edition July 29 – August 2 (20 campers)

REGISTER HERE

  • Screech Owl Edition August 5 – August 9 (20 campers)

REGISTER HERE

Cost: $225 per camper in / $275 per camper out

Nocturnal Naturalist Sr. Camp (11-13 year olds)
Camp Schedule: 6:30pm – 10:00pm

  • Session I: June 24 – June 28 (20 campers)

REGISTER HERE

Cost: $230 per camper in / $280 per camper out

Nocturnal Naturalist Jr. Camp (8-10 year olds)
Camp Schedule: 6:30pm – 10:00pm

  • Session I: July 15 – July 19 (20 campers)

REGISTER HERE

Cost: $240 per camper in / $290 per camper out

Explorers Camp (10-13 year olds)
Camp Schedule: 9:00am – 4:00pm

  • Session I: July 15 – July 19 (20 campers)

REGISTER HERE

Cost: $375 per camper in / $425 per camper out

Explorers ½ Day Camp (10-13 year olds)
Camp Schedule: 9:00am – 1:00pm

  • Session I: August 12 – August 16 (20 campers)

REGISTER HERE

Cost: $225 per camper in / $275 per camper out

Animal Caretakers Camp (12-15 year olds)
Camp Schedule: 1:30pm – 5:30pm

  • Session I: July 22 – July 26 (15 campers)

REGISTER HERE

Cost: $230 per camper in / $280 per camper out

Leader-in-Training (LIT) Volunteer Program

We have four LIT slots per session of camp.  LIT's must be at least 15 years old.  Click below to apply!  Applications and inquires to staff must be made by the LIT Applicant, not the parent.  Once your application is received, camp staff will schedule an interview with the applicant.  All accepted applicants required to attend the LIT training session on Saturday, June 16th.