Park Authority

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

703-324-8700
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12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035

Sara Baldwin,
Acting Executive Director

Be Prepared with Wilderness Survival and Fire-Building Skills

Be Prepared with Wilderness Survival and Fire-Building Skills

Learn basic wilderness survival skills, cook a meal over a campfire or study the art of fire-building in outdoor programs on Sunday, February 15, 2020, in county parks.

Huntley Meadows Park is offering “Wilderness Survival Skills 101” to get you ready for your next venture into the wild. In this program, learn how to build a fire, read a compass and set up a tent for shelter. The class for adults runs from 2 to 4 p.m., and the cost is $9 per person.

Register for Wilderness Survival Skills 101

Huntley Meadows Park is located at 3701 Lockheed Boulevard, Alexandria, VA. For more information, call 703-768-2525 or visit Huntley Meadows Park.

At Riverbend Park, learn the science and art of building a fire and test your skill with primitive fire bows and modern fire-making techniques. Reward yourself with fire-roasted s’mores. “To Build a Fire” runs from noon to 1 p.m. and is designed for participants age four to adult. The cost is $8 per person, and children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Register for To Build a Fire

Later in the day at Riverbend Park, prepare a winter meal with your family around the campfire using colonial and indigenous cooking techniques. Food and drink are provided. The “Klondike Campfire Cookout” is designed for family members age five to adult. It runs from 3 to 4:30 p.m., and the cost is $15 per person.

Register for Klondike Campfire Cookout

Riverbend Park is located at 8700 Potomac Hills Street, Great Falls, VA. For more information, call 703-759-9018 or visit Riverbend Park.

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