Cumberland 4-H Camp Registration Now Underway

Published 4:35 pm Thursday, February 28, 2013

Cumberland 4-H is currently accepting registrations for the upcoming Junior 4-H camp to be held June 10-14. 4-H Camp is a fun and exciting way for youth ages 9 to 13 (as of September 30, 2012) to spend a week away from home.

Campers from Cumberland, Charlotte, Lunenburg and Nottoway Counties will spend June 10-14 at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center learning new skills, making new friends, and catching up with old buddies. 4-H Camp also fosters a sense of independence and promotes other important life skills. The program staff at the 4-H Center teaches a core group of classes and along with trained adult leaders, teen leaders (ages 14-19), and the Extension staff, supervise the campers during the week.

While at camp, youth attend four classes of their choosing. Examples include archery, canoeing, cooking, crafts, fishing, nature, riflery, swimming, theater, journalism, and low/high ropes. Campers stay in cabins of approximately eight to fourteen and are able to request a roommate. The theme this year is “Hometown Heros” and certain evening programs and other activities will tie into this theme.

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The cost for 4-H Camp is $190 which includes meals, lodging, transportation, t-shirt and all class fees. Registration deadline is April 30, but register as soon as possible as camp fills quickly. Financial assistance is available – just request a financial scholarship form when registering. There are also discounts for additional family members in the same immediate family: $5 off for the second child; $10 off for the third child.

For a registration brochure or additional information, please contact the Cumberland Extension Office at 804-492-4390.