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BORN TO RUN OR WALK
For all ages. New this year, we will keep times for you so you can see how you progress over the year. $3/person or $10/family
INDEPENDENCE DAY 5k. Wear your red, white & blue & bring your American Spirit! Sat, 7/5, 8 am
NOT SO LAZY DAYS OF SUMMER 5k. Come out & get some cool treats when you finish the course. Sat, 8/2, 8 am
5K Runners Time
For the whole family. Nothing could be better than the sun rising over the lake. Get some fresh air in your lungs & join us for the Happy Hiker club. First Sun of the month, 9 am, $3/hike or $10/all hikes, @Amphitheater, Main Entrance.
863090-48, 7/6 deadline7/2
863090-49, 8/3 deadline 7/30
863090-50, 9/7 deadline 9/3
863090-51, 10/5 deadline 10/1
863090-52, 11/2 deadline 10/29
863090-53, All Hikes
HOUSE OF THE MONTH CLUB
For all ages, under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Build a different House every month. All materials will be provided. Build three different houses (Birds, Bats, or Owls).
Sat, 10 am, @Smith Shelter
863090-63, 7/12, $15, deadline 7/7
863090-64, 8/9, $15, deadline 8/4
B.Y.O.B BUILD YOUR OWN (RAIN) BARRELS
For ages 13 & older. Conserve water, save money & protect your local watershed. We provide all of your materials & some useful information about conservation. 10 am, $65/person,
@Smith Shelter weather permitting
863090-73, Sun, 7/20, deadline 7/14
VIMS AT BEAVERDAM
For the whole family. Three awesome programs offered by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. All programs are FREE, reservations are REQUIRED. For more info or to register, visit VIMS
10-11:30 am, @Smith Shelter.
SHARKS AT THE PARKS
“Sharks at the Parks” is an interactive program where participants learn about different kinds of sharks, their senses, myths surrounding them & their biology. Also get a glimpse into the past through hands-on activities with fossilized shark teeth. Tue, 7/8
VIMS’ newest park program focuses on the mysterious jellyfish! Learn about the different jellyfish that inhabit the bay & their remarkable life & biology. Tue, 8/19
NATIVE AMERICAN FISHING
The “Native American Fishing” program showcases traditional fishing techniques used by local tribes as well as the species they typically caught. Through hands-on activities, participants learn about these practices & creatures as well as those of present day & the ongoing conservation to preserve them. Tue, 8/26
NATURE EXPLORERS CAMP
For ages 6-9. Nature Explorers Camp is designed to get children excited about Beaverdam Park & the Outdoors. Activities including exploring, building bird houses, discovering critters & canoeing are incorporated into the program. Participants should bring a bagged lunch & wear old clothes. Be prepared to get wet & muddy. Mon-Fri, 9am-1pm,
@Whitcomb Lodge, $55/session. Register Early-space is limited
717406-15, 7/7-7/11, pm, deadline 6/20
717406-16, 7/28-8/1, deadline 7/14
JR. RANGERS DAY CAMP
For ages 10-12. JR Rangers is an adventurous day camp designed for today’s courageous youths. 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. @Whitcomb Lodge, $55/session. Space fills up fast, register early.
717306-07, Session 1, Mon-Fri, 8/4–8/8, 9 am-1 pm, deadline 7/21
717306-08, Session 2, Mon-Fri, 8/11–8/14, 9 am-1 pm, deadline 7/28
For ages 12-16. Adventure camp is designed to teach youth about outdoor survival skills & primitive camping. Campers focus on navigation, plant recognition, cleaning & catching fish & much more. Camp includes an overnight campout, Thu 10 am-Fri Noon. Dinner & breakfast will be provided; campers must bring their own snacks. @Smith Shelter, Main Entrance, $100, register Early, space is limited.
863090-74, 8/20-23, Wed: 10 am-3 pm, Thu: 10 am drop off, Fri: Noon pick up, deadline 8/4