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Weekend Outings 2024

Two to three times each month, Wilderness Kids students get outside on a Saturday, Sunday, or school holiday for an extended adventure. We are thankful to the Alexandria Fund for Human Services for making these Weekend Outings possible through their generous grant to Wilderness Kids.


Check out some of our great adventures from 2022 and 2023 here.


If you are a parent, please take a moment to sign your child up for a Weekend Outing by applying here.


If you would like to volunteer on a weekend trip, click this link to let us know of your interest and we will be in touch.


Below you'll find a tentative schedule for our Weekend Outings in 2024. We hope you can join us!

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May 4:


Our students will be spending the day at Pohick Bay learning to canoe with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Students will paddle through the river studying the wildlife and learning about the importance of watersheds.

May 18-19: Camping


We are hosting our yearly one night camping trip at Burgundy Farms' The Cove. Students will experience one night away from home as we prepare for summer. We will enjoy all the cove has to offer with lots of hiking, swimming, and community bonding.

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April 7:
Blue Bell Festival


Our students will be spending the day at the annual Bluebell Flower Festival. Students will hike through flower fields, work on nature art, and enjoy each others company.

April 20:
Ropes Course


Wilderness Kids will be learning all about teamwork! Students will be challenged to use communication skills, and complete a ropes course as a group.

April 14:
Rock Climbing


As spring warms up we will be traveling back outside. Students will practice their climbing skills outdoors!

April 27:
Horseback Riding


We will be spending the day learning about horses! Students will learn the basics of Horseback riding and caring for animals.


March 2: Indoor Swimming


Let's make a splash! Our Wilderness Kids students will get the opportunity to learn how to swim in preparation for summer adventures in rivers, lakes, and waterfalls!

March 17: Fishing


Cast away! Wilderness Kids students will try their hand at hauling in a big one with rod and reel at a local waterway.

March 10: Hiking

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As we near spring, Wilderness Kids students can stop to smell the blossoms along our local trails.


February 3: Indoor Rock Climbing


Our students will take to the indoors walls while the weather is chilly, some climbing for the first time, others practically old hands.

February 17: Observatory Tour


Another first! On the 17th,  Wilderness Kids students will learn about the stars, planets, and constellations that make up our solar system.

February 11: Hiking

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Staying true to our roots, our Wilderness Kids students will explore trails and paths at one of our local natural areas on February 11.


January 6: Ice Skating

Wilderness Kids is taking to the ice this month to experience the slips, slides and twirls of ice skating!

January 22: Skiing

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For the first time Wilderness Kids will take to the slopes for the thrills and spills of downhill skiing!

January 15: Service Event


This year Wilderness Kids students honor the legacy of service of Dr. King by participating in a park clean up at Dyke Marsh.

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