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The Amelia County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is your local connection to Virginia's land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University. Through educational programs based on research and developed with input from local stakeholders, we help the people of Amelia County improve their lives. We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.

2022 Jr. 4-H Camp Registration

We are very excited to open registration for Junior 4-H Camp at noon on Friday, April 1st! We are camping with Mecklenburg, Lunenburg, and Brunswick. Mecklenburg has a great website. Please go there to view information about camp can be found here: Mecklenburg 4-H- Junior 4-H Camp (google.com).

Registration is a 3-step process this year:

1.    Register using the Google Form that linked on the website. (https://forms.gle/7vt336Pamwdhk8Z47) PLEASE DON'T SKIP THIS STEP. IF YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED USING THIS FORM, YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED FOR CAMP!

2.   Mail your deposit of $50 (or payment in full of $225) to the Amelia office within 7 days. Checks/moneyorders may be made payable to Treasurer, VT and mailed to VCE Amelia, P.O. Box 229, Amelia, VA 23002-0229

3.    Enroll as a member in 4-H Online (https;//v2.4honline.com). This system replaces our old paper enrollment, Code of Conduct, and Health History forms.

This year, campers will choose a "track", or a set of 4 classes. They will take these classes Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings at camp. The afternoons include time for free rec (pool, volleyball, basketball, etc.), group meetings, and store. After dinner each night, we will have flags, early evening program, store time, and a late evening program.

Here are the class tracks that campers may choose from:

  • Ourdoor Adventure: Archery, Ourdoor Living Skills, Canoe/Kayak, Things that Bite (class on insects, sharks, and other fun stuff)
  • Shooting Education: Archery, Riflery, Fishing, Low Ropes
  • Nature: Nature and Forestry, Fishing, Low Ropes, Outdoor Living Skills
  • Get Creative: Leather Crafts, Performing Arts, Nature, Crafts
  • A Taste of Camp: Riflery, canoe/Kayak, Leather Crafts, Gau-Gau
  • Leadership (ages 12 and up) CSI (work together to gather clues and solve a mystery), Teambuilding, High Ropes (2-period class)

For those of you who camped with us pre-COVID, this year's camp will operate much like what you remember. We do not currently have COVID restrictions in place. This could change should the transmission rates increase. We do have a backup schedule made that includes COVID precautions much like like our 2021 camp. We will switch to that schedule if needed.

Check out Mecklenburg's website for more information. Talk to your camper about the track that they would like to choose and be sure they have a few backup choices.

 

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