Skill Level:

Beginner to intermediate. No experience necessary.


Boys & Girls Age 9-14

Pick up Drop Off Time:


Outdoor Survival Camp

On-Site Camp (Age 9-14)

Join Virginia Outside for a week of educational outdoor adventure! 

Campers will spend the week learning outdoor and survival skills including:

  • Fishing
  • Shelter Building
  • Boating, Paddling, and Water Navigation Skills
  • Fire Building
  • Orienteering 
  • Campsite Preparation

Throughout the week we build on campers skills with a series of fun games and challenges.


  • Monday
    • Explanation of what the week will look like
    • Rules & Expectations for the week
    • Leave No Trace 
    • Wildlife & Plant ID
    • Survival Activities
  • Tuesday
    • Paddling and Fishing
    • Standard fishing from shore and from kayak
  • Wednesday
    • Orienteering & Geocaching
    • Shelter Building/ Bridge Building 
  • Thursday
    • Campsite Selection and Skills
    • Raft Building
      • Build a raft that can support something. They get twine or paracord and have to locate everything else 
    • Fire Building

Friday Morning

  • Recap of everything learned throughout the week!
  • Small stations with favorite activities from the week!

Virginia Outside will provide all equipment throughout the week as well as most supplies. A packing list will be sent out before camp begins.

Session Schedule

Tentative Summer 2023 Camp Dates Listed Below!

Register through Fairfax County Parktakes 

See you Outside!

June 26-30

July 3-7

July 10-14

July 17-21

July 24-28

July 31-August 4

August 7-11

August 14-18

August 21-25

What to Bring/Wear

Please download and read through carefully, it is very important that your camper comes prepared!

Click to Download What to Bring/Wear PDF Click to Download Fairfax Camp Forms Packet

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.
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