Fall Programs

Fall Programs Quick Glance Table, Details Below:

Program:For:Location(s):Dates:Days:Times:Fee:Registration Deadline (Late Fee)
Summer / Fall Tai Chi Fundamentals: Section IAges 18+Orange Train DepotAugust 9 - September 27, 2022Tuesdays6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.$80 per personAugust 9, 2022
Summer / Fall Tai Chi Fundamentals: Section IIAges 18+Orange Train DepotAugust 9 - September 27, 2022Tuesdays7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.$80 per personAugust 9, 2022
Concealed Carry Training ClassAges 21+, Must Live or Work in Orange County, VASheriff's Office Practice RangeSeptember 10, 2022Saturday9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.$30 per personAugust 26, 2022 (STRICT)
Beginner Rock Climbing & RappellingAges 12+George Washington National ForestOctober 1, 2022Saturday9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.$65 per personSeptember 23, 2022


Summer / Fall Tai Chi Fundamentals

Tai Chi continues this summer and fall. The new session will begin Tuesday, August 9, 2022, with classes continuing for eight weeks, ending on September 27, 2022. Have fun learning this graceful, slow-moving form of exercise that has ancient roots tracing back into the depths of Chinese culture and philosophy of centuries past. Two class options are available based on experience level. Section I will cover the first Third of Cheng Man Ching’s simplified Tai Chi Ch’uan (37 posture form), while Section II will cover the second third. Section II registration will require demonstration of proficiency with the first third of the form, as determined by the instructor. Both classes will be held in the Orange Train Depot on Tuesday evenings. Section I will begin at 6:00 p.m. and end at 7:00 p.m.; Section II will begin immediately following Section I and will end at 8:00 p.m. You must pre-register before attending. The registration fee is $80 for either class. Call (540) 672-5435 if interested in registering. For more information about Tai Chi, please visit: www.floatingcloudtaichi.org.

Concealed Carry Training Class (Instructed by OCSO) - Download the Registration Packet

Concealed weapons are weapons which are kept hidden on one's person, or under one's control not accessible to view.  Lawful practice of concealed carry in Virginia requires a Concealed Carry Permit, which requires the completion of an approved firearms safety course to prove handgun competency. We understand that it may be difficult for the average citizen to find training or classes that are inexpensive. For this reason, Orange County Sheriff’s Office and Orange County Parks & Recreation have partnered to offer concealed carry classes at a minimum cost to Orange County Citizens and to those who work in Orange County. The training consists of education in the classroom to include safety, laws, shooting fundamentals, storage, maintenance, and legal considerations. Students will also have to demonstrate safe weapon handling on the range, and must bring their own firearm and ammunition. Instructors are Sheriff’s Office staff and DCJS Certified Firearms Instructors.  Completion of this training course DOES NOT grant a concealed carry permit. Participant must still apply for the permit through clerk of the circuit court of the county or city in which he or she resides. For more information about concealed carry, visit: Resident Concealed Handgun Permits - Virginia State Police. Registration for the September 10, 2022 class must be completed no later than Friday, August 26, 2022. To register, complete a registration packet and return it to Orange County Parks & Recreation. Please note that the waiver page of this packet must be notarized. The $30 fee is due at the time of registration. Participants must provide their own firearm and manufacturer approved ammunition for the class.

Beginner Rock Climbing and Rappelling

Enjoy a full day learning to climb, belay, and rappel in George Washington National Forest on Saturday, October 1, 2022. All technical gear will be provided. Following registration, Wild GUYde Outdoors will provide additional documents, including a suggested clothing list, a medical form & participation agreement, as well as driving directions to the activity. Transportation is not provided. The instructor for this program is Lester R. Zook, of Wild GUYde Adventures LLC, who has more than 30 years of experience leading wilderness adventures. Registration is open to those 12 and older. The fee is $65 per person and registration must be completed by Friday, September 23. Space is limited. Call (540) 672-5435 to begin registration.