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Partner: Fairfax County

  • Young Anglers
  • Age Group: 7 - 10
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Fish & Explore takes campers to lakes, rivers and the Chesapeake Bay to catch fish, learn water safety and nature awareness, fresh and saltwater fishing basics (casting, rigging, knot tying, selecting tackle and lures and identifying fish). Campers wear life jackets when in the water or on a boat. All gear including bait, tackle, rods, reels, and life jackets is supplied. Bring lunch, snack, water bottle, change of clothes, sneakers or river shoes and towel.

3200 Jermantown Rd, Oakton, VA 22124

  • Native Animal Explorers
  • Age Group: 7 - 11
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Fish & Explore transports campers off-site to hike trails, wade in streams and walk pond and lake shores to find native wildlife. Campers observe, catch, photograph and release frogs, toads, tadpoles, salamanders, lizards, turtles, crayfish, minnows and other small critters. Wear sneakers and bring lunch, snack, river shoes, change of clothes and towel.

1239 Spring Hill Rd, McLean, VA 22102

  • Adaptive Animal Explorers
  • Age Group: 10 - 15
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Campers will actively engage with nature by observing, catching, photographing, and releasing small critters that live in the water and woods. All gear and equipment will be provided. Fish & Explore will transport campers offsite to hike trails, wade in streams, and walk pond and lake shores to find native wildlife. This camp is designed for high-functioning children with disabilities who can participate in a 4:1 ratio, can be successfully transported to offsite locations, and can maintain personal care. Campers should wear closed-toed shoes & dress to get wet and dirty. Pack a water bottle, lunch and  towel. A signed waiver form is required.

8100 Braddock Rd, Annandale, VA 22003

  • Big Fish
  • Age Group: 10 - 16
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Fish & Explore takes campers off site to teach fishing basics and more intensive fishing techniques, including targeting specific fish species, reading the water and navigation safety. All gear including tackle, rods, reels and life jackets supplied. Bring lunch, snack, water bottle, change of clothes, sneakers or river shoes and towel.

8100 Braddock Rd, Annandale, VA 22003

  • Paddle and Explore I
  • Age Group: 8 - 12
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Fish & Explore takes campers off-site to learn kayaking skills while getting up close to native wildlife along rivers, reservoirs and lakes. Beach stops allow campers to wade and observe, catch, photograph and release frogs, toads, tadpoles, salamanders, lizards, turtles and other small critters. Life jackets are provided and required while kayaking. Bring lunch, snack, water bottle, change of clothes, sneakers or river shoes and towel.

3200 Jermantown Rd, Oakton, VA 22124

  • Young Anglers
  • Age Group: 7 - 10
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Fish & Explore takes campers to lakes, rivers and the Chesapeake Bay to catch fish, learn water safety and nature awareness, fresh and saltwater fishing basics (casting, rigging, knot tying, selecting tackle and lures and identifying fish). Campers wear life jackets when in the water or on a boat. All gear including bait, tackle, rods, reels, and life jackets is supplied. Bring lunch, snack, water bottle, change of clothes, sneakers or river shoes and towel.

1239 Spring Hill Rd, McLean, VA 22102

  • Native Animal Explorers
  • Age Group: 7 - 11
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Fish & Explore transports campers off-site to hike trails, wade in streams and walk pond and lake shores to find native wildlife. Campers observe, catch, photograph and release frogs, toads, tadpoles, salamanders, lizards, turtles, crayfish, minnows and other small critters. Wear sneakers and bring lunch, snack, river shoes, change of clothes and towel.

6601 Telegraph Rd, Alexandria, VA 22310

  • Paddle and Explore I
  • Age Group: 8 - 12
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Fish & Explore takes campers off-site to learn kayaking skills while getting up close to native wildlife along rivers, reservoirs and lakes. Beach stops allow campers to wade and observe, catch, photograph and release frogs, toads, tadpoles, salamanders, lizards, turtles and other small critters. Life jackets are provided and required while kayaking. Bring lunch, snack, water bottle, change of clothes, sneakers or river shoes and towel.

7525 Marc Dr, Falls Church, VA 22042

  • Big Fish
  • Age Group: 10 - 16
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Fish & Explore takes campers off site to teach fishing basics and more intensive fishing techniques, including targeting specific fish species, reading the water and navigation safety. All gear including tackle, rods, reels and life jackets supplied. Bring lunch, snack, water bottle, change of clothes, sneakers or river shoes and towel.

1239 Spring Hill Rd, McLean, VA 22102

  • Young Anglers
  • Age Group: 7 - 10
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Fish & Explore takes campers to lakes, rivers and the Chesapeake Bay to catch fish, learn water safety and nature awareness, fresh and saltwater fishing basics (casting, rigging, knot tying, selecting tackle and lures and identifying fish). Campers wear life jackets when in the water or on a boat. All gear including bait, tackle, rods, reels, and life jackets is supplied. Bring lunch, snack, water bottle, change of clothes, sneakers or river shoes and towel.

7525 Marc Dr, Falls Church, VA 22042