The heavy rain on Saturday 8 October didn’t faze Fairfax County 5th & 6th grade campers during the overnight camp out sponsored by Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. This was the fifth camp out held by the Park & was run by Boy Scout Troop 55 supported by Friends of Wolf Trap, Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, Audubon Society of Northern Virginia, Orvis Tysons, Donna Kissane & her husband, Green Spring Master Gardeners, & Meadowlark Botanical Gardens.
Campers participated in Super Activities including archery, fly casting, bird study, pollinator study, hiking, back stage tour, camp fire skits, s’mores, outdoor cooking, tent pitching, milkweed seed collection / planting, skit participation & sleeping overnight in a tent.
Campers hailed from all over the Fairfax County Public School system i.e. Brookfield ES in Chantilly, Bucknell ES in Alexandria, & Garfield ES in Springfield as well as schools near Wolf Trap. In all, twenty five different schools were represented.