Clubs & Groups


Lake Barcroft has numerous clubs and other organizations of special interests.

Barcrofters is a social club open to all women in Lake Barcroft. Ten events are held annually, either themed luncheons or evening parties scheduled so that husbands and career women may participate.

Lake Barcroft Boat Sharing Program: This new program facilitates the borrowing of small boats among neighbors. With 21 boats available and 56 participating households, we have plenty of room for growth. The program is FREE and you don’t need to own a boat to participate. You simply can go to the website (click the link above) and sign up by clicking the “Sign Member Agreement” button at the bottom of the webpage. This program makes a variety of different boats available for use on the lake, such as canoes, kayaks, youth kayaks, paddleboards and jon boats.  The program allows participants to host friends and family and try out different boating options. If you have any questions about this program and how to join, contact John Shapard at

The Newcomers' Club is a casual, fun group that provides a great way to make new friends, get to know the neighborhood and community, and participate in Lake Barcroft activities and social events. Membership is open to all Lake Barcroft residents, whether you've been here for a month, a year or a decade. Newcomers is for EVERYONE!

The Lake Barcroft Woman's Club is open to all women in the community. The club has educational and social events for members and sponsors several major seasonal events open to the entire community. Proceeds from fund-raising events go to targeted local charities.  Visit the Lake Barcroft Woman's Club website at for the latest announcements about Club happenings and to become a member.

The Lake Barcroft Art League (LBAL) – Organized as a social forum for Lake Artists to meet on a monthly basis to share their art with other artists in the community.  Each month several artists present and discuss their recent work.  Future plans for the League include organizing exhibitions and sales for LB artists.  All Lake Barcroft artists and artisans are encouraged to join. Call Louise Ziebell (703-256-2734) or Jennifer Talati (703-845-3434) for more information.

The Lake Barcroft Rainbow Club (formerly GLOB)  - The Lake Barcroft Rainbow Club (LBRC) is an informal social group for LGBTQ+ families and their allies. Our gatherings are usually casual, socializing together at a neighbor's home or engaging in water activities on the lake. Other events involve visits to local theatres, restaurants, exhibitions, or other exciting venues.

LBRC is an excellent way for neighbors to make new friends and network. Our attendance at events can be an intimate group of 6 or as large as 40 people. This group used to be called the Gays and Lesbians of Lake Barcroft (GLOB) but changed the name in 2019 to be more inclusive. If you are a lake resident interested in joining us, please send us an email for information about upcoming events!
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Lake Barcroft Village is a community-based, membership-driven organization that provides ongoing assistance and social activities for its members who wish to remain in their own homes as they grow older, living as independently as possible, and staying connected with their community.  For details, please click on the heading of this paragraph or visit our website,

Performing Arts on the Lake.

The Lake Barcroft Women’s Bible Study is a non-denominational group of women from various faith backgrounds who meet to discuss the Bible and consider how to apply the truths of the Bible to their daily lives.  We welcome all interested women of Lake Barcroft and their friends to join us on Tuesday mornings in the spring and fall.  For more details please see our website:  You can also elainemulligan9@gmail.comcontact Susan Crawford at 703-642-8343 or  

The Lake Barcroft Anti-Racist Book Club focuses specifically on learning from books and combating racism. Much of what we learn will be uncomfortable and may feel personal. That is the nature of the work. As a group, we will strive to support one another and not make judgments or accusations. There is no expectation of any type of activism in this group. Each of us individually can decide what to do with our new knowledge. We hope you will engage with us! The work is challenging, but change is never easy. We communicate via Google Group.  Please email to be added to the group.

The Celebrating Diversity Group:  The Celebrating Diversity group is organized to promote our community as welcoming, safe, and inclusive for all. We work with the community at large, the Lake Barcroft Association, The Newcomers’ Club, and other groups to identify and respond to concerns related to bias, racial or ethic insensitivity and to build a strong, welcoming neighborhood. We listen to the stories of those who may be experiencing our community in a way different from others, confront bias when we recognize it and reach out to all to build a community reflective of inclusivity and kindness.  We have formed seven committees and welcome you to join us.  Please contact