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NOVA Fishing Day Camp

Our Northern Virginia day camp for 8-14-year-olds runs Mon-Fri 8 hrs a day. We have designed the camp to teach the entire process of fishing from rigging rods, tying knots, to baiting hooks, all while introducing campers to the great wealth of fishing opportunities the area has to offer.

Campers spend the week fishing a combination of public and private freshwater ponds and lakes, floating and wading on the Rappahannock, Rapidan, Potomac, or Shenandoah Rivers, and most weeks spend a day on the Chesapeake Bay with Captain Frank Carver aboard the 48' " Loosenup".

Scouts may also earn their fishing merit badge.

2018 Locations and Dates:

Arlington Parks and Recreation

  • June 25-29 Registration will begin February 1
  • July 9-13 Registration will being February 1
  • July 30-August 3 Registration will begin February 1
  • Aug. 6-10 Registration will begin February 1
  • Aug. 20-24 Registration will begin February 1
  • Aug. 27-31
  • * Camps meet at Gunston Community Center
    * When a camp receives enough interest on the waitlist we will try and run an additional session.

Baroody Camps/Grace Episcopal School

  • July 23-27 Registration begins February 1
  • * Click on session date to register
Before and Aftercare available. Contact us for details.

Falls Church Parks and Recreation

  • July 9-13 Registration will begin February 6 for residents and February 13 for non-residents
  • July 23-27 Registration will begin February 6 for residents and February 13 for non-residents
  • Aug. 13-17 Registration will begin February 6 for residents and February 13 for non-residents
  • * Click on session date to register. Search Virginia Fishing Adventures
Before and Aftercare available. Search 381705 - Virginia Fishing Adventures.

Freedom Aquatics Center

  • July 16-20 Registration will begin February 13
  • * Click on session date to register
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Before and Aftercare available.

Alexandria Parks and Recreation

Before and Aftercare available.

*Fishing locations are subject to change depending on water levels and fishing conditions.

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What to Bring and Wear to Fishing Camp

Fishing Equipment

Virginia Fishing Adventures will provide all fishing rods/tackle/ bait, etc. However, we certainly encourage those campers with their own rods/reels and tackle to bring them along.

What Should Campers Wear?

1. shorts, bathing suit

2. t-shirt (preferably one you won’t mind having a little fish slime on)

3. sandals with straps, river shoes (like Keens) or old tennis shoes. (Crocs and flip flops are not a good choice as they fall off in the water)

4. Sunglasses (preferably polarized)

What Should Campers Bring With Them?

1. A Bag lunch

2. rain jacket

3. a change of clothes

4. towel

We will have plenty of sunscreen, but we do recommend campers put on sunscreen at home before they are dropped off (30 or higher is recommended as we will be in the sun all day). We will re-apply sunscreen after lunch.

* We will fish rain or shine as long as conditions remain safe.

NOTICE: Please do not send your child to camp with expensive electronic equipment such as i-phones, i-pods, or video games unless you are sure they can handle the responsibility. These things break when they get wet, and we get wet every day. We will not be responsible for any electronics that are lost or broken.

Refund Policy

All deposits for camps and any programs or trips are non-refundable.
We understand that things happen and we do make exceptions in cases of physical injury that will not allow a camper to attend camp. When working with other programs, we adhere to their refund policies.

Please contact us directly if you need to withdraw from any camp, program, or trip.