Camp Big Mac is available for youth group reservations from January – November.  The Camp is CLOSED for hunting season as it is unsafe for campers in the woods.  Please see the Firearms Deer Season dates at the VA Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries website (November 17, 2013 through January 5, 2014). Typical reservations are for weekend trips, but longer stays can be arranged.


We request a $25.00 registration fee for the purpose of reserving the date you are interested in using Camp Big Mac.  We also request $2.50 per person per night upon your group’s return from camp.  Patches are available for purchase at $2.50/ea. upon request.

Please make checks payable to ‘The Claude McDonald Foundation’ and mail them to:
Camp Big Mac
℅ 6186A Old Franconia Road
Alexandria, VA 22310

Please keep in mind that we are a non-profit organization.  We depend on your usage fees to help keep this camp running.  These fees allow the volunteers to continue improving the camp and its facilities for your enjoyment as well as the enjoyment of others.

Online Booking:

To make a reservation, find the weekend you want in the calendar below. Red blocks indicate the Camp is already reserved. Click on the open dates you would like to reserve the Camp (date will turn yellow). Make sure you click on every date you will need the camp for. For example, if you are arriving Friday evening, make sure to click on Friday’s date as well as Saturday and Sunday. Enter your contact info below the calendar, including an email and phone number.  Please also include your group’s name and expected number of visitors (adults and youths) in the details field. Click ‘Submit’ when ready. If you wish to reserve multiple weekends, please submit each weekend as a separate reservation request.

Your dates will be blocked out as pending until we receive your group’s $20.00 registration fee.  We can only hold a pending reservation for ten (10) days.  Once the registration fee is received you will receive an email confirmation that your reservation has been approved.

- Available
- Booked
- Pending

First Name (required):

Last Name (required):

Email (required):


Visitors (youth and adult):

Details (include Group/Unit name):



The Camp’s reservation book does fill up quickly, especially in peak camping season (spring and fall), so we do ask that you plan ahead.  If you have any questions regarding availability or the possibility of double booking, please contact Tony Moller by email: or by phone: (703) 347-3645.