Camp Overlook explores the close-to-home natural world with children entering grades K through 11 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 live animal interactions, nature hikes, team games, survival skills, habitat restoration projects, scavenger hunts, nature crafts, and much more!

Camp Overlook has developed numerous protocols and standards to limit exposure to COVID-19 that we expect all staff and participants to follow.  This includes but is not limited to frequent cleaning and sanitizing, social distancing and mask wearing, temperature checks, and more.  Please be aware that the status of camps may change amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. If you have questions or concerns about camp, please do not hesitate to contact our camp leadership team at campoverlook@nvrpa.org.

Please be aware that due to the pandemic and to ensure proper social distancing, there will be no camp field trips or extended care options held at any Camp Overlook 2021 camp session.

View our camp forms for parents here.  
Please read these forms over thoroughly, and ensure that Camp Overlook has received your camp forms packet BEFORE the week of your camp session.

 

CAMP OVERLOOK 2021

Registration will tentatively open on MONDAY, MARCH 1ST AT 10:00 am.  Please note that registration has been pushed back 1 month to allow for greater flexibility in camp planning. This date may change depending on new developments.  See below for registration links, camp sessions, and rates.

 

Puddle Jumpers Camp (5-6 year olds)

Puddle Jumpers will participate in a variety of activities including outdoor games, arts and crafts, nature hikes, live animal presentations, bug hunts, and more!

Camp Schedule: 9am -1pm

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

Session 1: June 21st – June 25th (20 campers)
https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/Activity_Search/4511

Session 2: June 28th – July 2nd (20 campers)
https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/Activity_Search/4512

Session 3: July 19th – July 23rd (20 campers)
https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/Activity_Search/4513

Session 4: July 26th – July 30th (20 campers)
https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/Activity_Search/4514

Session 5: August 2nd – August 6th (20 campers)
https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/Activity_Search/4515

 

Junior Naturalist Camp (7-9 year olds)

Junior Naturalists will participate in a variety of activities including outdoor games, arts and crafts, nature hikes, live animal presentations, bug hunts, and more! Each week has also been given edition names corresponding to the theme of that session.

Camp Schedule 8:30am-3:30pm

Cost: $345 per camper in / $395 per camper out of jurisdiction (sessions 1, 3-6)

Cost: $275 per camper in / $325 per camper out of jurisdiction (session 2)

Session 1 (Birds): June 21st – June 25th (20 campers)
https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/Activity_Search/4516

Session 2 (Creepy Crawlies): July 6th – July 9th (20 campers)
https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/Activity_Search/4517
*Please note that this session is Tuesday – Friday*

Session 3 (Reptiles): July 12th – July 16th (20 campers)
https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/Activity_Search/4518

Session 4 (Water): July 19th – July 23rd (20 campers)
https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/Activity_Search/4519

Session 5 (Wilderness Skills): July 26th – July 30th (20 campers)
https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/Activity_Search/4520

Session 6 (Plants): August 9th – August 13th (20 campers)
https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/Activity_Search/4521

 

Junior Naturalist ½ Day Camp (7-9 year olds)

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

Camp Schedule: 9am -1pm

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

Session 1: August 23rd – August 27th (20 campers)
https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/Activity_Search/4522

 

Survival Specialist Jr. Camp (9-11 year olds) NEW!

Are you a survivalist? Learn how to make a campfire, plan your next camping trip, go hiking, and more in this brand new camp!

Camp Schedule: 9am-1pm

Cost: $185 per camper in / $235 per camper out of jurisdiction

Session 1: July 6th – July 9th (20 campers)
https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/Activity_Search/4523
*Please note that this session is Tuesday – Friday*

 

Survival Specialist Sr. Camp (12-14 year olds) NEW!

Are you a survivalist? Learn how to track, make campfires and shelters, ID harmful vs beneficial plants and animals, and more in this brand new camp!

Camp Schedule: 9am-1pm

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

Session 1: August 16th – August 20th (20 campers)
https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/Activity_Search/4524

 

Art in the Park Camp (10-13 year olds) NEW!

There’s beauty all around us in nature! Each day will focus on a different visual art form including photography, drawing, painting, print work basics, and natural sculptures. This brand new camp is perfect for your aspiring young artist.

Camp Schedule: 9am – 1pm

Cost: $275 per camper in / $325 per camper out of jurisdiction

Session 1: July 12th – July 16th (15 campers)
https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/Activity_Search/4525

 

Watershed Warriors (10-13 year olds) NEW!

Learn all about our watershed, why it’s important and how we can protect it! Learn about the water cycle, meet aquatic animals, hike to the Potomac and more in this brand new camp!

Camp Schedule: 9am-4pm

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

Session 1: August 9th – August 13th (20 campers)
https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/Activity_Search/4526

 

Animal Caretakers Camp (12-15 year olds)

Animal Caretakers is a camp that offers campers a unique glimpse into what it is like to be a naturalist! This is a great learning / training opportunity for hopeful volunteers! Campers will participate in a variety of activities including animal feeding, handling, surveying, and more.

Camp Schedule: 12:30-4:30pm

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

Session 1: August 2nd – August 6th (15 campers)
https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/Activity_Search/4527

 

Park Protectors Camp (12-16 year olds) NEW!

Calling all stewards! Help us preserve our parkland by removing invasive species, working on the trails, completing projects, and more in this brand new camp! Great for a resume and aspiring park rangers! 

Camp Schedule: 8:30am – 3:30pm

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

Session 1: June 28th – July 2nd (15 campers)
https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/Activity_Search/4528