Full Moon Night Fishing
Come out to explore the lake at night and catch some big fish. Three night fishings will occur on June 29th, July 27th and Aug 24th.Enter the park using the main entrance only; the Fary’s Mill Road (Rt. 606) entrance closes at regularly scheduled time. The fee for Night Fishing is $5/person or boat, other fees may apply. Register at the Ranger Station from 4pm to Midnight.
For ages 5-14. The Department of Game & Inland Fisheries & Beaverdam Park are sponsoring a free day of fishing for children. Register online or by calling Beaverdam Park at 693-2107, we have space for 50 participants. No fresh water fishing licenses are required statewide during the first weekend in June. A Conservation Police Officer provides bait & lunch to registered participants. A limited number of rental poles are available. Parents must stay with children.
50401-01,Sat. 6/2,9am – 1pm,FREE,open until full.
Beaverdam will again be the site of the competitive canoe and kayak races that make up the Canoe Jam. Long (4 miles) and short (2 miles) races are open to one and two person canoes and kayaks. Additional ‘fun’ races will be held. Registration starts at 8:00 am. The first race is off at 9 AM. Fees are $15 if received before June 15th and $20 after the early registration date. An awards ceremony will follow the 11 AM Four Person Sprint race. For more information check out the www.gloucesterva.info/beaverdam or contact Karla Havens at (804)785-2107. June 23rd from 8am to Noon.
For ages 6-8. Nature Explorers Camp is designed to get children excited about Beaverdam Park & the Outdoors. Activities like exploring, fishing, crafting discovering critters & having adventures are incorporated into the program.Participants should bring a bagged lunch & wear old clothes they don’t mind getting dirty. Hiking boots or rain boots are recommended. Be prepared to get wet & muddy. Meet at Whitcomb Lodge, $55/session. Register Early-space is limited
70501-01,Camping, Mon-Fri, 6/25-6/29, 9 am-1 pm, deadline 6/22
70501-02, Mythical Beasts, Mon-Fri, 7/16-7/20, 9 am-1 pm, deadline 7/13
For ages 9 &10. Join us for viking themed week of exploration. Campers will learn how to navigate, weave, build a model longboat, play games, hike and more! Master Naturalists will guide scientific expeditions waterside and in the forest. Pack a lunch and dress for outdoors!
70601- 02, Vikings, Mon-Fri, 7/23-7/27, 9am-1pm, deadline 7/16
For ages 11-13. JR Rangers is an adventurous day camp designed for today’s courageous youth. Hiking, exploring, canoeing, fishing & outdoor survival skills are incorporated into a fun filled week in the park. Campers should bring a bagged lunch & be prepared to get dirty. Hiking boots or rain boots are recommended. Meet at Whitcomb Lodge, $55/session. Space fills up fast, register early.
70601-01, Survivor, Mon-Fri,7/9–7/13, 9 am-1 pm, deadline 7/6
For ages 10-15. Campers will learn the basics of water safety and Kayak operation. They will learn proper paddle strokes, planning an adventure and self-rescue techniques. They will get to navigate hidden coves, catch fish, and explore trails only accessible from water. Bring picnic lunch, sunscreen and plenty of water. You will get wet. Water shoes, modest bathing suit or swim shirt and shorts recommended.Meet at the Ranger Station. Space limited to 10 children and fills up quickly.Weather dependent.
70701-01, Mon-Fri, 6/25-6/29, 9am-1pm, $75,deadline 6/22
70701-02, Mon-Fri, 7/16-7/20, 9am-1pm, $75,deadline 7/13
Learn martial arts skills with fun filled activities including ninja games, crafts and outdoor exploration. Campers will learn key ninja talents like balance, focus, respect and safety. Participants should wear clothes for outdoor activities and athletic footwear. Bring a bag lunch and water.
71001-01, Mon-Fri, 8/6-8/10, 9am-1pm, $55,deadline 7/30 ages 5-9
71001-02, Mon-Fri, 8/13-8/17, 9am-1pm, $55,deadline 8/6 ages 10-14
Forages 16 and up. This Introduction to Kayaking course is designed to emphasize safety, enjoyment and skill acquisition for entry level individuals. Kayaks are available at the park or you can bring your own. You will get wet. Water shoes, modest bathing suit or swim shirt and shorts recommended. Bring picnic lunch. Meet at the Ranger Station. Space limited to 10 individuals. Two dates available.
50601-01,Sat. 7/28, 8am – 11am, $25, deadline 7/20
50601-02,Sat. 8/18, 8am – 11am, $25, deadline 8/10
Join our Beaverdam Birders for an evening of calling, listening and learning about owls. Participants are encouraged to bring a flashlight and wear appropriate footwear as the group will be walking the trails at night. Bring your binoculars and camera if you have one. Registration is required. Must be 16 or older. Space is limited. Deadline is one week before program date.
50301-07, Sat.8/25, 8 pm – 10 pm, (Beaverdam main entrance), $5
50301-08, Fri. 8/31, 8 pm – 10 pm, (Woodville), $5
50301-09, Sat. 9/8,7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, (Beaverdam 606 entrance), $5
Join our Beaverdam birders for a walk along the shoreline and nature trail to observe and identify the many birds of the park. Appropriate footwear for hiking is recommended. Bring your binoculars, camera and bird identification book if you have one. We will assist in bird identification. Program is FREE and open to all ages but registration is required.
50301-05, Sat. 5/19, 8 am – 10 am, Main Entrance, deadline 5/11
50301-06, Sat. 6/16, 8 am – 10 am, Woodville Park,deadline 6/8
WOMENS SELF DEFENSE WORKSHOP
Join us in the Whitcomb Lodge at Beaverdam Park for exciting women's personal protection and self defense class. Learn effective techniques that you can use right away to keep yourself safe. Ages 16 and up. Dress comfortably or in workout attire and come to have fun!
50901:08,Fri. 8/24,6:30pm to 8:00pm, $10, deadline 8/17