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First Time Campers Program Volunteering (Fall 2018)
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Vienna, VA
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Date
Oct 06, 2018 7:00 PM



Admission Level Price Remaining Quantity
Volunteer (Adult Female) $10.00 ($11.34 w/service fee) 0 Sales Ended
Volunteer (Adult Male) $10.00 ($11.34 w/service fee) 0 Sales Ended
Volunteer (Youth Female) $10.00 ($11.34 w/service fee) 0 Sales Ended
Volunteer (Youth Male) $10.00 ($11.34 w/service fee) 0 Sold Out
 


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First Time Campers Program Volunteering (Fall 2018)
Thank you for your interest in volunteering.  Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is sponsoring a camp out for 5th & 6th grade first-time or novice campers who may not otherwise have the opportunity to camp or may be underserved.  The Spring camp out is scheduled for Sunday and Monday, October 7-8, 2018.    

As a follow up to nine successful events in the past five years, the Wolf Trap National Parks Service, local Boy Scout (Troop 55 and Venture Crew 364) and the Friends of Wolf Trap have enhanced our program designed specifically for 5th and 6th grade boys and girls. This is a unique experience as camping is not usually permitted at the Wolf Trap National Park. We have a special permit to conduct this program. Our intent is to provide youth who do not have extensive camping experience the opportunity to learn to appreciate the great outdoors and gain a sense of independence.

The First Time Campers Program has been recognized as the VolunteerFairfax Youth Program for 2017.  This is an opportunity for youth to learn to become comfortable with the outdoors, have fun and build confidence, while not venturing too far from home.  This is also a great way for parents to learn to become more comfortable that their child can thrive independently.  

The program provides tents and camping equipment for the elementary school campers.  Campers just need to plan on bring sleeping bags, pads and other camp cloth.  Scouts will lead a campout program for the participants which will include instructing on camp set up, working with gas camp stoves, cooking & clean up instructions, exploring the beauty of the nature park, conducting community service, participating in camp fire (under special permit) activities such as skits and smores, and completing a back stage tour of the Wolf Trap Performing Arts Filenes Center.  

Activities planned for the camp out experience include:  archery, fly fishing, bird watching, climbing wall, nature tours, community service, and performances on the local stages.

All volunteers must complete the BSA Youth Protection Training (Available at http://www.scouting.org/Training/YouthProtection.aspx) and must present their certificates via email to firsttimecampers@gmail.com in advance of the event.

Location

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts (View)
1551 Trap Rd
Vienna, VA 22182
United States


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Minimum Age: 14
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No

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Attendees

Oleg P.
Pack 55
Herndon, VA United States
Oct 04, 2018 7:20 PM
Tommy K.
Great Falls, VA United States
Oct 04, 2018 6:01 PM
Maryellen K.
Great Falls, VA United States
Oct 04, 2018 6:01 PM
Juan D.
BSA Troop 55
Great Falls, VA United States
Oct 04, 2018 4:03 AM
Melanie L.
Vienna, VA United States
Oct 03, 2018 5:34 PM
Alex K.
BSA Troop 55
Great Falls, VA United States
Oct 03, 2018 7:10 AM

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