VA BOATING SAFETY EDUCATION CLASSROOM COURSE
This course is recommended for motivated students 12 years of age and older with good reading and comprehension skills who want to learn more about the fundamentals of safe and responsible boating. Course materials are on a 6th grade reading level.
In 2007, the Virginia General Assembly enacted a law to establish a boating safety education compliance requirement. This requirement will be phased in over the next several years; and by 2016, all operators of PWCs (personal watercraft such as jet skis, Sea Doos, and Wave Runners) and operators of motorboats with a motor of 10 horsepower or greater will be required to have a boating safety education course completion card on board when operating a PWC or motorboat. As of July 1, 2011, PWC operators 50 years of age and younger and motorboat operators 20 years of age and younger must show proof that they have completed a boating safety course. On July 1, 2012, PWC operators of any age and motorboat operators 30 years of age and younger must show proof that they have completed a boating safety course.
Sunday, March 1 from 9 am to 5 pm @ the Whitcomb Lodge, FREE, bring your lunch. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
OUTDOOR LOVERS VALENTINES EVENT
Take your sweetheart to Beaverdam for a Valentine’s Day surprise. The package includes a Sunrise or Sunset 1 hour paddle, a picnic area to share some decadent sweets and a personalized keepsake. Only 16 spots available. $25 per couple, deadline 2/6
863090-95, Sat, 2/14, 7:30am-8:30am
863090-96, Sat, 2/14, 4-5 pm
BORN TO RUN (OR WALK)
Walking & Running are two of the best ways to stay fit. We’ll keep times for you so you can see your progress. 10 am $3/person, $10/family
863090-AB 2/21 A Run for Our Youth 5k ($5 for this race only)
863090-AD 4/4 Easter 5k
863090-AE 5/25 Memorial Day 5k
CLEAN GLOUCESTER DAY
Clean Gloucester Day starts at Beaverdam Park, where we are hosting two teams of volunteers, one at each entrance. Register at the Ranger Station; specify your entrance choice. A great opportunity to fulfill community service hours & to help beautify Gloucester County. Join us 3/14, 8 am
863090-AF Rt. 616 Entrance
863090-AG Rt. 606 Entrance
Bring your family out to the Park to enjoy a Sunday afternoon adventure. Each month will offer you something new including, hiking, kayaking/canoeing & fishing from a Jon boat - includes a guided tour with a park ranger & a brief history of Beaverdam Park. 2-4 pm, $20/family or $15/person.
3/15 863090-AH (family) 863090-AI (individual)
4/19 863090-AJ (family) 863090-AK (individual)
5/17 863090-AL (family) 863090-AM (individual)
Join the Ranger for a guided paddle on the lake. Bring your own canoes & kayaks or rent them from the park. 5-6 pm , FREE!
863090 – 98 3/19
863090 – 99 4/16
863090 –AA 5/21
LOST BUT FOUND
This two hour instructional period is intended to give youth the basic skills & knowledge of what to do if they become lost in a wilderness environment. There have been many cases of children becoming separated during family outings, camp events or lost while playing in the woods. Do you & your child know what to do if you become separated on a hike? What would be essentials to carry with you on a day in the mountains or a walk in the city park? This program is offered by Tidewater Search & Rescue. $3/family
863090-AO Saturday, 4/25, 10-Noon, Deadline 4/20
MOMMY & ME ON MOTHER’S DAY
Show your mother how special she is with a canoe ride around lake for Mother’s Day! The package will include a precious keepsake, 1 hour canoe rental & a reserved picnic area. Pack a picnic & bring Mom to Beaverdam to be spoiled. After picnicking & canoeing, enjoy a refreshing walk through the trails. Fee $10
863090-AN , Sunday, 5/10, Beaverdam Park/during park hours, Deadline 5/4
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