4-H Youth Development
Chesterfield 4H Camp Registration 2015
Each summer Chesterfield 4-H sponsors a one-week residential camp at the Jamestown 4-H Center for youth ages 9-13 (Campers must turn 9 between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015. Must not turn 14 prior to October 1, 2015). This year camp will be held June 22-26, 2015. It is a great opportunity for youth to experience the outdoors through a variety of activities including archery, canoeing, kayaking, cooking, rifle, robotics, sailing, swimming, and much more! Camp is also an excellent way for youth to develop a sense of independence while also making new friends & having fun. This year’s theme is “Chesterfield 4-H Superheroes” and we have a lot of amazing activities planned. If you are interested please submit a registration form and $50 registration fee starting Monday January 5, 2015. We have 180 camper spots and they fill quickly! For questions or more information please contact Bethany Eigel at the Chesterfield Extension Office at 804-751-4401 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
For the 2015 Camp Brochure and Registration Form, click HERE.
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!
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.