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Horizons at Hemlock Overlook offers a unique meeting and retreat venue, 400 acres of quiet, beautiful woods just 30 miles west of downtown Washington, DC.

Facilities & Equipment

Our lodge and breakout meeting spaces serve a wide variety of needs, from leadership retreats and corporate meetings and trainings to university and community group gatherings.

Our meeting areas offer projectors, screens, audio equipment, whiteboards, easels, flip charts, and a fully stocked supply kit for anyone facilitating while on-site.

Lodging & Meals

In addition to our conference spaces, we offer cozy lodging options, casual dining that ranges from outdoor barbecues to delicious executive meals prepared fresh on-site.

Our food service staff is ready to accommodate most food allergies and restrictions with advance notice.

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Field Initiatives 

(min age: 1st grade) Using portable games and team-building activities, groups learn communication, planning, and teamwork while completing challenges and solving problems. With outcomes similar to the Team Development Course, this is a great choice during inclement weather or shorter activity times as all initiatives can be completed inside.


Team Development Course

(min age: 4th grade) Using prebuilt elements such as the Birthday Beam, Whale Watch, Peanut Butter Pit, and Life Walk, participants tackle challenges to complete a task. Some tasks have physical challenges, while others require great planning and cooperation. An instructor will lead your group through challenges that fit your group and meet your needs.



(min age: 5th grade) Participants push their personal boundaries as they traverse cables toward the zip platform. Once at the platform, participants slide off and zoom down the 300ft zipline!

Evening Programs


Field Games

Anything from buddy tag and capture the flag, to gaga and kick ball, participants will enjoy a mix of active games during this activity. Games will be chosen to best fit the group and their interests.


Campfire Program

During this traditional evening program, participants will enjoy a s’more, join in with call and response style camp songs, and laugh along to funny camp skits.



Day Hike

(min age: 4th grade) Head into our 400-acre woods with a pack lunch for an age-appropriate day hike near the historic Bull Run. Both full day and half day hikes are available.


River Canoeing

(min age: 5th grade) Spend a half-day or whole day on the historic Bull Run. Participants learn the ins and outs of rowing a canoe in moving water while making memories and seeing Virginia wildlife along the way. Length and difficulty will be adjusted based on age, ability, and weather.