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The inherent benefits of Adventure Links' outdoor programming have stimulated individual and team development for years. With a foundation in outdoor education, we have remained committed to providing quality adventure programs for almost two decades. Our staff's passion for the outdoors will inspire you to climb higher and cave deeper. Our team building programs will unify your group through a series of lessons and laughter. Our youth adventure camps will provide an active, hands-on environmental experience for younger generations. Our Environmental Education programs will spark curiosity and create memorable lessons for students that correlate directly with school lessons. Most programs take place at our base camp located in Northern Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC.
Adventure Links' Low and High Ropes Courses offered in combination or independently are effective tools to explore teamwork, communication, leadership, collaboration, and trust, A range of team building activities exists to create a unique experience for your group. Our clients are consistently astounded at the parallels and connections that can be drawn during their ropes course experience.
Let our years of experience guide your trip to success. High adventure programs include specialized instruction, safety and technique basics, and range from single-day outings to overnight retreats. Activities include: Kayaking and Canoeing, Rock Climbing, Cave exploration, and our backpacking trips.
Explore our outdoor classroom full of hands-on activities and learn more about the ecology of the mid-Atlantic region. Our Environmental Topics include Watershed Studies, Land Forms and Ecology Sessions. Our Earthquest and Native American Day Focus on specific outdoor education lessons in a rotational outdoor classroom format.
Adventure Links offers to opportunity for single day and multi day retreats. Our lodge and outdoor covered pavilions are perfect meeting spaces to coordinate with your team building program. We have 4 gender separated bunkhouses with 96 beds and an additional 64 beds in our canvas platform tents. A central bath-house is conveniently located for all groups on site.
Adventure Links, located in Northern Virginia, offers a variety of outdoor camp options with a wide range of adventure activities; including rock climbing, caving, canoe and kayak paddling, challenge course, and much more. Adventure Links offers pick up locations across Northern Virginia, while our traveling camps all depart from Hemlock Overlook, in Clifton, VA.
Hemlock Overlook Regional Park has been providing outdoor education opportunities for decades. This year marks the 3oth anniversary.
Adventure Link, which operates from Hemlock Overlook is hosting a series of celebratory events for the community. Check the events calendar to the right to see what's next.
Upcoming Trips & Events
Wilderness First Aid Course
The WFA is 16 hours long (two days), and focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries and Medical Emergencies.
Rock It, Rock Climbing Trip
Come rock out with Adventure Links for a day of intro to moderate rock climbing adventures! June 20
Hemlock Hike and Wine Tour
"Wine not" enjoy a day hike with us at our home base Hemlock Overlook, following the hike and picnic dinner we will head over to Paradise Springs Winery, which adjoins the park for a tour and tasting.
"Our son enjoyed his third summer at Adventure Links and is already making plans for next year too. Thanks for providing such an exciting summer experience!"
"I saw leadership in students that I had never seen before; you see a whole new side of your students"
"I loved all the conversations that we had whether it related to work or not. I thought it really helped to build our team communication in a variety of ways."