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4-H plans summer camp at home

Since 1941, Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center has held Summer 4-H Youth Camp.

More than 2,000 campers from Central Virginia camp at the 4-H Center each year.

Due to COVID-19, the state 4-H Office has canceled 4-H Summer Camp this year. This is the first time in 79 years summer camp has been canceled.

The center’s mission is to “improve the quality of life through educating youth and adults in a natural setting.” The staff is dedicated to educating youth, and even with the closure remain committed to educate youth at home during these challenging times.

This summer, Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center will offer, at no cost, the following 10 weeks of virtual 4-H Camp at home. Each week has a theme, and a variety of activities and resources will be available. Activities will be led by former and current summer staff, extension agents, and our many 4-H friends and volunteers.

We Are Family, May 25 – 29

Hometown Heroes, June 1 – 5

The Great Outdoors, June 8 – 12

Spirit Week, June 15 – 19

Cloverbud Adventure, June 22 – 26

Team USA, June 29 – July 3

Superhero Week, July 6 – 10

Decades Week, July 13 – 17

Wildly Creative, July 20 -24 and

Survivor Week, July 27 – 31.

The 4-H Camp is free and open to everyone.

Any youth in the service area, the state of Virginia and beyond may access and participate for one or more weeks. Each camper, teen, or adult can register for one week or all 10 weeks.

Register at: https://www.holidaylake4h.com/4h-summer-camps.html. Feel free to call with questions at (434) 248-5444.

All the resources will be available at no cost, however, anyone wishing to buy a T-shirt or donate may do so. It is not required, but any donations will be greatly appreciated.