Adventure Links at Hemlock Overlook Regional Park

 
Located just outside of Washington, D.C. in the 425-acre Hemlock Overlook Regional Park, Adventure Links offers groups a chance to explore the outdoors and learn more about the environment. Groups will enjoy environmental studies programs that focus on the natural environment and native species of Northern Virginia. Groups can also participate in a team building program with over 50 activities including a ropes course and zip line. Available adventure activities include kayaking, rock climbing, and more. Accommodations for overnight stay include bunkhouse cabins. Catering and meeting space are also available. 
 
 
Contact Info
Address: 13220 Yates Ford Rd., Clifton, VA 20124. Fairfax County. 
 
Tel: 800-877-0954 ext. 2. 
 
 
 
Hrs: Vary.
 
SCHOOLS
Students can participate in a variety of educational experiences at Adventure Links. Students will enjoy Earth Quest, a program that teaches students about water systems, ecology, natural resources, the flora and fauna of Northern Virginia, and more. Add an environmental studies program such as watershed studies or ecology to your team building day. The overnight NatureLink™ program, which combines team building and environmental studies programming is also available for students. Learn more about school programs
 
Contact Info
Contact: Group Sales, groups@adventurelinks.net.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: 3rd-College.
 
Group Size: Varies.
 
Activity Type Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies.
 
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: Varies.
 
Registration: Online, Phone, Email.
 
Food Options: Meals, Beverages, Indoor and Outdoor Seating.
 
Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Physical Education.
Topics Covered: Science, biology, ecology, landforms, watersheds, ecosystems, team building.
 
SCOUTS
Scout groups can work on a variety of badges at Adventure Links. The Outdoor Living Skills program is great for Wilderness Survival badges, during which scouts will learn tracking, plant identification, cordage how to construct a shelter, and more. Orienteering can also be added to the Outdoor Living Skills program. Scouts are also welcome to enjoy NatureLink™, an all-inclusive environmental education and team building adventure. Learn more about Outdoor Living Skills and NatureLink™
 
Contact Info
Contact: Group Sales, groups@adventurelinks.net.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: 3rd-12th.
 
Group Size: Varies.
 
Activity Type Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies.
 
Recomm. Ratio of Scouts to Staff: Varies.
 
Registration: Online, Phone, Email.
 
Food Options: Meals, Beverages, Indoor and Outdoor Seating.
 
Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science, Physical Education.
Topics Covered: Wilderness survival, orienteering, science, team building.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.... Continue