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TITLE: Abrakadoodle's Let's Go Camping(3-6yrs.)
DESCRIPTION: Have camping fun without leaving the art room. Go to an imaginary world where with hiking, building a campfire, creating a nature tapestry and learning about wild animals. Map out a campground and explore painting, printing, collage, nature tapestry and other art media. Supply fee payable to instructor on first day ($35 half- day camps). Download camp forms from the website.

TITLE: Adventures on the Farm (6-10 yrs)
DESCRIPTION: Campers love the daily farm visits, learning about animals and their babies and exploring the dairy. Activities include hikes, crafts, games, farm demonstrations and making their own afternoon snack. Bring a morning snack, lunch and drink daily. An activity fee of $10 is due on the first day. Aug 21 has 7-hr and 10-hr options. For info, call 703-689-3104. Download camp forms from website.

TITLE: All About Animals (3-6 yrs)
DESCRIPTION: Learn about farm and our animals. Campers are split into smaller group for activities including farm visits, nature walks, crafts, songs and games. Camp meets at the Old Floris Schoolhouse. Bring snack, lunch and drink daily. An activity fee of $5 is due on the first day. Children must be potty trained. For more info, call 703-689-3104. No camp July 3-4. Download camp forms from website.

TITLE: American Heritage Merit Badge
DESCRIPTION: This program satisfies most of the requirements to earn the American Heritage Merit Badge. Homework and what to bring can be obtained contacting the Historic site that is hosting the badge. For programs hosted at Sully Historic Site pre-work is provided via email by the site scout coordinator.

TITLE: American Indian Stories Campfire
DESCRIPTION: (4-Adult) Enjoy a campfire as you hear traditional American Indian stories. Toast marshmallows. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program. Minimum age to attend program is 4 yrs.

TITLE: Amphians After Dark
DESCRIPTION: (7-Adult) Assist park naturalists with a calling amphibian survey. Learn how to identify frogs and toads by their calls as we explore pools and ponds. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.

TITLE: Animal Feeding at the Nature Center
DESCRIPTION: (3-Adult) It's dinner time at the nature center and worms and insects are on the menu. Help our naturalist care for and feed the nature center's animals.

TITLE: Animal Pajama Party
DESCRIPTION: (3-7yrs.) Put on your pajamas and come to the nature center to hear bedtime stories, meet animals and wish goodnight to the center's live animals. Bring your favorite stuffed animal with you. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

TITLE: Animal Science Merit Badge
DESCRIPTION: This program satisfies most of the requirements to earn the Animal Science Merit Badge.Homework and details on what to bring can be found online.

TITLE: Animals Underground
DESCRIPTION: (2-5 yrs.) Dig down deep and investigate who lives in the dark, damp world under the forest floor as we learn about moles, earthworms, termites and the many other creatures of the soil. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

TITLE: Animals: Zoology for Kids II (7-11yrs)
DESCRIPTION: Explore the woods, creeks and ponds as we look for all sorts of critters. Learn about frogs, toads, birds, mammals, snakes, turtles, fish, and insects through hikes, projects and games. Have lots of fun learning about animal life science. Zoology I is not a prerequisite for Zoology II. Full-day campers may take an afternoon swim break so bring swimsuit and towel. Download camp forms from website.

TITLE: Animals: Zoology Fun for Kids I (6-11yr)
DESCRIPTION: Explore the woods, creeks and ponds as we look for all sorts of critters. Learn about frogs, toads, birds, mammals, snakes, turtles, fish, and insects through hikes, projects, and games. Have lots of fun learning about the science of animal life. Bring lunch and drink. Download camp forms from website.

TITLE: Archaeology Merit Badge
DESCRIPTION: This program satisfies most of the requirements to earn the Archaeology Merit Badge. Homework and what to bring can be found online.

TITLE: Art Merit Badge
DESCRIPTION: This program satisfies most of the requirements to earn the Art Merit Badge. Supplies are included. Homework and what to bring can be found online.

TITLE: Arts al Fresco (5-10 yrs)
DESCRIPTION: Let nature be your classroom as you experiment outdoors with different art media. Our colorful gardens, streams, ponds and cool woodlands provide creative inspiration. Bring lunch and drink daily. Download camp forms from website.

TITLE: Arts al Fresco (7-13 yrs)
DESCRIPTION: Let nature be your classroom as you experiment outdoors with different art media. Our colorful gardens, streams, ponds and cool woodlands provide creative inspiration. Bring lunch and drink daily. Download camp forms from website.

TITLE: Astronomy for Family Fun: Solar Eclipse
DESCRIPTION: (6-Adult) Enjoy the eclipse by looking at the sun through a solar telescope! Even though the solar eclipse in August will be only 80% in the Metro area, we still are in for an amazing natural event. Learn how to safely participate in this rare treat. Find out why this is an unusual sight and how other cultures past and present respond to eclipses. Children registered in the class must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program. Due to the equipment used in the program, this class is not suitable for children under age 6.

TITLE: Astronomy Merit Badge
DESCRIPTION: This program satisfies most of the requirements to earn the Astronomy Merit Badge. Homework and what to bring can be found online.

TITLE: Bats
DESCRIPTION: (7-Adult) Walk the meadows and forest edges to see bats feeding on insects. Use a bat detector to hear echolocation. Learn about our native bats and their habits. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

TITLE: Big Fish Camp (10-16 yrs)
DESCRIPTION: Fish & Explore takes campers off-site for this camp that includes all of the teachings of the Young Anglers Camp listed above plus more intensive fishing including targeting specific fish species, reading the water and navigation safety. All gear including tackle, rods, reels, and lifejackets supplied. Bring lunch, snack, change of clothes, sneakers or river shoes and towel. Questions? Call 703-609-8083. Download camp forms from website.

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