YOUTH ARCHERY PROGRAM
Ages 10-18. Introductory archery program perfect for beginners. We provide a safe & fun environment for youth to learn a new sport. The Archery course is taught by NASP certified archery instructors. The courses are designed to be fun & informative while learning the proper skills required to shoot a bow. Sundays, November 6 & 20, 2-4 pm
863090-CF November 6 & 20, both sessions $25
863090-CG November 6 only $15
863090-CH November 20 only $15
PADDLE UNDER THE STARS
For ages 10 and older. Join Park Ranger Michelle for an interpretive night paddle under the November Beaver Moon. Kayaks and canoes welcome, bring your own or you can rent one from the park. The paddle will be about an hour and a half. Bring a light, headlamps will work the best. Space is limited.
863090-CL, Saturday, November 12, 6-8pm, $5/ canoe/kayak, deadline November 7
For ages 3 to 5, parent/caregiver attendance required. Our Little Explorers playgroup is a time for children to explore, create, imagine and have fun! Each session will include a nature based story, craft and time outdoors, all led by a member of our park staff. Little Explorers hopes to foster a sense of community and adventure! Pack a lunch. Sorry, no older siblings. Whitcomb Lodge. Wednesdays, 10am-Noon, $5 per session or $30 for all 8 sessions. November 9 & 30, December 14 & 28, January 11 & 25, February 8 & 22
717406-32, All Sessions
717406-33, November 9 717406-34, November 30
717406-35, December 14 717406-36, December 28
717406-37, January 11 717406-38, January 25
717406-39, February 8 717406-40, February 22
LIKE TO RUN OR JUST A WALK
Go on our website to see the time to beat! All three events start at 10am $5/ person.
863090-BZ, Saturday, November 12 - Get off the Couch 5K
863090-CN, Saturday, December 31 - Start 2017 off on the right foot at our Happy New Year 5K
863090-C0, Saturday, February 4 - Don’t Miss the Groundhog Better Watch Out 5K
WOMEN’S SELF-DEFENSE WORKSHOP
For ages 16 and older. Join us for an exciting women’s personal protection and self-defense workshop. Learn effective techniques that you can use right away to keep yourself safe. Dress comfortably or in workout attire and come to have fun! Whitcomb Lodge
863090-CR, Friday, December 2, 7-9 pm, $10/person, deadline November 25
SANTA & HIS WORKSHOP ON TRAIL
For all ages. Get in spirit for the holiday season at Beaverdam Park. Enjoy a short hike along a naturally decorated trail to find SANTA. Have a magical time and stay for some cocoa and cookies. Visit Santa’s Workshop where several vendors will be onsite to peddle goods (vendors must contact the ranger station for availability). Workshop open from 11am to 4pm.
863090-CM, Saturday, December 10, Santa available from Noon-3pm, $5/child (Digital pictures of Santa with your child or pet via email), deadline December 2
For ages 5-12. Enjoy your Winter Break at Beaverdam Park. Ranger Michelle has fun filled days of holiday activities planned. Decorate ornaments, make nature crafts (both great gifts for Mom and Dad), take a winter hike and have some delicious snacks & Hot Cocoa. Pack a lunch and Dress warm. Space is limited. Whitcomb Lodge.
717406-30, Wednesday, December 21 and 717406-31, Thursday, December 22, deadline December 14, 9am to 1 pm, $15/child/day, deadline December 14
WOLF MOON NIGHT HIKE
For all ages. The January full moon is known as the Wolf Moon. Take an interpretive hike with Ranger Michelle through the trails of Beaverdam under the Moonlight. Cross bullfrog bridge, see turtle cove and stop to listen to the different night life at Owl Look Out. The hike will end with a small camp fire, s'mores, hot cocoa and a Native American tale about the Wolf Moon. Bring a light and dress warm. Space is limited.
863090-CP, Friday, January 13. 6-8 pm, $5/person, deadline January 9
PAINT NIGHT AT THE PARK
For all ages. Explore your inner talents. Experiment using a different media. Enjoy all the Nature brings. Paint Night will entertain your Soul! Includes all art supplies and light refreshments. Whitcomb Lodge
863090-CS, Friday, January 20, 6:30-8 pm, $35/person, deadline January 13
LOVE ON THE LAKE
For couples. Come enjoy a special day with your loved one on the lake at Beaverdam. Outdoor adventures, a picnic, a personalized gift for your loved one and a picture of your day are included. No need to worry about making plans, everything will be planned out for you. Dress warm, February can be cold. Hot cocoa and s’mores will be provided. Space is limited.
863090-CQ, Saturday, February 11, 1-4 pm, $25/couple, deadline February 6
DGIF SPONSORED BOATING SAFETY EDUCATION CLASS
For ages 14 and older. As of July 1, 2016, all Personal Water Craft operators age 14 and older and all motorboat operators regardless of age need to take a boating safety course. Limited Space is available. Whitcomb Lodge Saturday, February 18, 8am-5pm, Register online with Department of Game and Inland Fisheries at www.dgif.virginia.gov