Accomack County 4-H Jr. Summer Camp provides youth between the ages of 9 and 13 with programming designed to learn through experiential education and character development. Visit our Camp Resources page to find registration forms!
4-H camping is cooperative group living in a natural environment which focuses on the individual's social, spiritual, mental, and physical development for both boys and girls. Since 4-H camping is educationally focused, it is recognized as a method by which to deliver 4-H programming. These camps involve trained professional staff, as well as highly skilled adult and teen volunteers in working with and supervising all campers.
Hands-on skill sessions may include:
- Canoeing & kayaking
- Arts and crafts
- Performing arts
- Low ropes
- Outdoor living skills
Campers leave their week-long experiences with:
- A greater appreciation for the environment and their surroundings
- A greater sense of self-esteem and self-worth
- Greater inter-human communication skills
- A greater sense of personal and community accountability and leadership skills
- Pride and a commitment towards future participation in regional 4-H clubs and programming
- The satisfaction of accomplishing independent life skills
Teen Leaders, Adult Volunteers and 4-H Center Camp Staff all work together to supervise campers. Teen and adult volunteers are recruited, screened, and trained in their home counties with training support provided by the 4-H Center. Caring, trained 4-H Summer Staff from diverse backgrounds help campers develop a sense of acceptance, self-worth, and security through group living and activities. All 4-H Center Camp Staff participate in more than two (2) weeks of mandatory, intensive staff training prior to the start of camp to ensure your child is offered the safest & enjoyable time. The 4-H Center's supervision policy includes a minimum of a 1:8 staff to camper supervision ratio. In addition, each week of 4-H Camp features two (2) highly trained, experienced, and professional Camp Directors including your local 4-H Extension Agent (or trained designee) as well as the 4-H Center Program Director.
Campers enjoy delicious wholesome meals served family style. A salad bar is available for lunch and dinner, and accommodations are available for special dietary needs.
*For more information on becoming a Teen Leader (14- 18 years of age) or an Adult Volunteer, please contact: Joyce Dix, 4-H Program Assistant, by calling 757-787-1361 x 12.
4-H Camp takes place at Airfield Conference Center in Wakefield, VA. Please visit their website for more information.