4-H Youth Development

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Jamestown Camps:

Science Camp 2014 – 11/7-9/14 - Now you are playing with power! (Energy)- http://bit.ly/jtsc14

Winter Teen Weekend 2014 – 12/29-31/14 - Camp on a whole new level! - http://bit.ly/jtwtc14

Airfield Camps:

Back 2 Nature Camp – Oct 10-12 - http://www.airfieldconference.com/pdf/doc-back2nature-2014-1408733437.pdf

Fall Teen Weekend – Nov 14-16 - http://www.airfieldconference.com/pdf/doc-fallteenweekend2014-1408733819.pdf

 

4-H is the youth development education program of Virginia Cooperative Extension. 4-H is rich with learning experiences where young people partner with caring adults and volunteers in a fellowship unlike any other program available to youth today.  Through 4-H, young people are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities that emphasize 4-H's "learning by doing" philosophy of youth development.

Developing Confident Leaders

Standing for head, heart, hands, and health, 4-H uses more than a century of experience in youth development programming to build strong, confident leaders.

4-H MOTTO:  To Make the Best Better!

4-H PLEDGE:

I pledge...My HEAD to Clearer Thinking,

My HEART to Greater Loyalty,

My HANDS to Larger Service,

and My HEALTH To Better Living.

For My Club, My Community, My Country, and My World

4-H COLORS:  Green & White

The white is for purity. The green, nature's most common color, is for life, springtime, and youth. 

Young people in the 4-H community learn leadership, citizenship, and a vast array of life skills that benefit them for the rest of their lives. Through school-based, after-school, and community clubs as well as camp settings, 4-H members pledge to build a better community, country, and world.

Ready for the Future

4-H participants are youth, ages 5 to 19, taking part in programs provided as the result of actions planned and initiated by Extension personnel in cooperation with volunteers. With a direct connection to research at Virginia's land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, 4-H is the first experience many young people have with higher education. 4-H is characterized as being community-centered, volunteer-led, Extension-staff supervised, research-based, home- and family-oriented, publicly and privately funded, and responsive to change.

Additional Information

Attention: Chesterfield 4-H Camp 2015 will be held June 22 - 26, 2015. We are now accepting applications for teen counselors (14 - 18 year olds). For more information, please contact our agent, Bethany Eigel, at 804-751-4401 or by email at: baeigel@vt.edu

Chesterfield 4-H is looking for outstanding teen leaders to fill summer camp counselor positions:

Each summer, Chesterfield 4-H sponsors a one-week residential camp for youth ages 9-13 at the Jamestown 4-H Center. This year camp will be held June 22-26, 2015. Not only is it a great opportunity for 180 campers, but also the 28 teens (must be 14 years old as of January 1, 2015 and no older than 18) who serve as counselors during this week at camp.4-H Camp Counselors have a great responsibility: they:

       supervise campers

       show positive attitude

       lead by example

       assist 4-H camp staff in classes & programs

       exhibit all the traits of good character

If this sounds like you, or someone you know, please contact Bethany Eigel at the Chesterfield Extension office at 804-751-4401 or eigelb@chesterfield.gov for more information and to request a counselor application.  This is not a paid position but teens receive credit for 96 hours of volunteer service and an experience of a lifetime! All interested teens must submit an application by October 10, 2014, complete an in-person interview with the 4-H Agent, and (if selected) must attend mandatory monthly training's which start in November 2014. Chesterfield County residents eligible for "application only, please". 

Camp Counselors