4-H Junior Camp registration underway

Published 11:33 am Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Cumberland 4-H is accepting registrations for its upcoming Junior 4-H Camp.

“4-H Camp is a fun and exciting way for youth ages 9-13 to spend a week away from home. Campers from Albemarle/Charlottesville, Cumberland and Nelson Counties will spend June 26-30 at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center,” according to a press release. “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, according to the release. “Examples include archery, basketball, canoeing, cooking, crafts, fishing, games, nature, riflery and swimming. Campers stay in cabins of approximately eight to 14 and are able to request a roommate. The theme this year is ‘Wildlife Safari’ and certain evening programs and other activities will tie into this theme.”

The cost for 4-H Camp is $190 and includes meals, lodging, transportation T-shirt and all class fees. “Registration deadline is May 22, but register as soon as possible as camp fills quickly. Financial assistance is available — just request a financial scholarship form when registering.”

For more information, contact the Cumberland Extension Office at (804) 492-4390 or email dplumley@vt.edu.