Spy Camp

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Spy Camp is a 3 day program that will engage the participant in skills and knowledge learned by Office of Strategic Services (OSS) trainees during the 1940’s. Skills such as archery, land navigation and Morse code will be taught to all recruits. Instructors will teach age appropriate techniques to recruits for basic first aid, knot tying, and how to create a spy persona. Each day will bring a new experience with challenges to test all recruits. Each recruit will work in a team environment to accomplish tasks. Join us for all the fun and excitement of Spy Camp!

We want to make Spy Camp available to everyone.

2024 Spy Camp Dates and Times:

Session 1: June 11th, 12th, and 13th

Session 2: June 25th, 26th, and 27th

Session 3: July 9th, 10th, and 11th

Time for each day will be: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


New Recruit Application for Spy Camp:

First time recruits have priority during the selection process. Selection will be based on when the application is received, online forms are date and time stamped, first received first selected. Starting Monday, April 1st at 9:30am, click on the Apply Here link below to fill out the Microsoft Form, then click submit at the bottom of the form to submit your application.

Applications for spots for all the 2024 sessions of Spy Camp have been filled.

The sessions usually fill up quick (5 to 10 minutes). We will contact selected recruits by April 15th if the sessions have filled by then.

Who May Apply?

Spy Camp is for students going into 4th to 7th grade or that are 9 to 12 years old at the time of the camp.

How are Recruit's Selected?

Spy Camp is a very popular program at Prince William Forest Park. We receive a large volume of applicants for each session. New recruits who have never attended will have priority during the selection process. Applicants are selected based on when the application is received, first received first selected. It is recommended that if a specific camp date is desired that the application be submitted as soon as possible. There will be a wait list in the event of a selected recruit not being able to attend.

Our volunteer CITs (Cadets In Training) have already been chosen this year; individuals who have attended the program can still apply under the recruit application. All returning participants will be selected based on available slots, after new recruits are selected.

What is the Cost?

Spy Camp is FREE. The historic use of Prince William Forest Park (Chopawamsic Recreational Demonstration Area) is to provide a summer camp experience for youth. We are returning some of that history to this program.

What do Selected Recruit's need to bring?

All training materials will be provided. Each recruit will receive a Spy Camp T-shirt, water bottle, neck lanyard, and notebook.

Each recruit will need to bring their own lunch, snacks, and any special drinks. Water will be provided.

Last updated: April 1, 2024

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