Pack 1537 Lake Fairfax Family Campout Oct 2023

Event Date:

October 7, 2023

Event Time:

3:00 pm

Event Location:

Lake Fairfax Park, Campsites 74, 75, and 83

Cost: $15 per person (children under 5 years old are free).

WHO: The whole family (or whoever wants to go). A parent/guardian must accompany and be responsible for their own child(ren).

WHEN: Check-in on Saturday, October 7, starting at 3pm; Check-out at 10am on Sunday, October 8.

WHERE: 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston, VA, 20190

LOCATION: Lake Fairfax Park 
Click here for a map of the park.

We are at Campsites 74, 75, and 83 (NOT 73)!

Parking: Parking on site is limited. You can park on site to drop off gear and then move your car to a nearby parking lot.

Events: Come when you can. General camp set up is between 3:00 and 5:00 pm on Saturday, but you can come later if needed. This is a fun and informal family campout. General schedule of events:

  • 3-5 pm Check-in and tent set-up
  • 3-4 pm Crafts and knot tying
  • 4-5 pm Hike to the water
  • 6 pm   Dinner (pack provided)
  • 7:30 pm Campfire Program with S’mores
  • “Lights” out; quiet hours

The Pack is committed to getting everyone out of the ‘great indoors’ for a night under the stars. As always, we will be family camping; this means that each family will pitch a tent, and spend the night camping. If something prevents you from spending the night, consider coming for the campfire.

Families are encouraged to pitch their tents in a Den community area, both for camaraderie and to minimize walking through other’s camping areas as much as possible. If you have a Cub in more than one den, just choose the one that makes the most sense for your Cubs.  There should be no running through the campground for safety reasons. 

Meals and S’mores:

Dinner at 6pm. Campfire and s’mores thereafter.

MenuThe Pack will provide a hot dinner and continental (cold) breakfast. Bring your own plates/bowls/utensils/cups/mugs. Menu coming soon!

S’mores: The Pack will have an exciting campfire program.  S’mores will be available at the closing.  Please help to monitor your child(ren) around the campfire to ensure everyone is being safe around the fire.

Other Activities:

The park has boat rentals and fishing (Virginia State fishing license is required), so you might want to plan for that Sunday after we break camp (leave whenever you need to, please check out with your den leader or a Pack leader).

Medical Forms must be in hand or emailed in advance to BSA medical form A & B one form for each person attending (adult and child). Signed activity form is not required.

What To Bring:

  • mess kit for your family, including any plate/bowl/cup/utensils (we will set up a wash station for washing dishes after each meal);
  • layered clothing (class B uniforms), hats, gloves;
  • tent, ground pad, sleeping bags, tarp to put under the tent (ground is likely to be wet);
  • camp chairs for sitting around the campfire, one for each family member.
  • flashlights, toiletries, etc.;
  • Children are not permitted to have electronic devices (e.g., tablets).

Contact your den leader or with any questions/concerns.



  • 3:00 pm    Arrival
  • 3:00-5:00  Craft activities and knot tying instruction from Arrow of Light scouts
  • 4:00pm     Hike for any and all dens interested
  • 6:00pm     Dinner  (we serve by den so there is some order)
    • Cleanup and prepare for campfire
  • 8:00pm     Campfire program
    • S’mores to follow once program is concluded 
  • 10:00pm    Lights out (please be considerate of others in nearby tents)


  • 9:00am      Breakfast served
    • Cleanup and prepare to pack out
  • 10:00am    Campsite is clean and everyone has checked out
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Event Location:

  • Lake Fairfax Park, Campsites 74, 75, and 83
  • 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive
  • Reston
  • VA
  • 20190
  • USA

Event Schedule Details

  • October 7, 2023 3:00 pm   -   October 8, 2023 10:00 am