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The First Time Camper program offers 5th and 6th graders the opportunity to gain new skills and confidence through hands-on activities. This program is held at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, and is a coordinated effort by Wolf Trap, Friends of Wolf Trap (FOWT),  Scouts BSA Troop 55 and many other volunteer groups (Girl Scouts, Venturing, etc.).  The participants are taught a variety of outdoor activities that foster an appreciation and connection to the outdoors.  Learn More >>

Fall Program Dates Announced:  Sunday, October 13th & Monday October 14th


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A unique opportunity to camp at Wolf Trap National Park! Campers will be learning the art of tent setup among other camping skills.


Campers will be able to hike in the park, go fishing, bird watching and engage in other fantastic activities.

Outdoor Skills

Campers will engage in cooking, leave no trace and leadership skills.