Cumberland County Staff
Cumberland County Staff

The Cumberland County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is your local connection to Virginia's land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University.

Through educational programs based on research and developed with input from local stakeholders, we help the people of Cumberland County improve their lives.

We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.

1548 Anderson Highway
P.O. Box 80
Cumberland, VA 23040

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Main Office: (804) 492-4390
Fax: (804) 492-5718
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2015 4H Summer Cloverbud Camp

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When: June 12-14, 2015

Where: Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center in Appomattox, VA

For: Youth ages 5-8

Registration is underway for the 2015 4-H Summer Cloverbud Mini-Camp!  This camp is designed to introduce youth ages 5-8 to the overnight camping experience.  Parents must provide transportation to Holiday Lake and drop their child off on Friday at 4:00 PM for camp registration and pick up on Sunday at 10:30 AM. Camp is limited to 60 boys and 60 girls.  There is a trained volunteer for every 5 campers.  

Cost is $87 per camper if registered by May 15th.  Cost is $97 per camper if registered after May 15th.  The cost covers all programming fees, meals and lodging.

The camp theme is "Pirates" so please bring a pirate costume for the contest!

If you would like to register your child for this camp....please click on the brochure link and fill out the registration form and send back to the Cumberland Extension Office along with payment.  

Please click on the link below to view the brochure for more details:

2015 4H Summer Cloverbud Camp brochure (PDF | 361KB)

2015 Cumberland 4H Jr Camp

It's camp time!

When:  June 29 - July 3, 2015

Where:  Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center in Appomattox, VA

For:  Youth ages 9-13 

While at camp, youth attend four classes of their choosing.  Examples include archery, riflery, canoeing, cooking, crafts, fishing, nature, journalism, photography, swimming, theater, low/high ropes, games, etc.  Campers stay in cabins with 10 other youth as well as trained teen and adult volunteers. Campers are able to request a roommate.  The theme this year is “Disney” and certain evening programs and other activities will focus on this theme.

The cost for 4-H Camp is $190 which includes meals, lodging, transportation, t-shirt and all class fees.  Registration deadline is June 1st but register as soon as possible as camp fills quickly.  Financial assistance is available to those who qualify but that deadline is June1st so please contact the office as soon as possible so you have a chance to complete the form and get it back to the office in time.  

Please click on the link below to view the camp brochure:

2015 4H Jr Camp brochure (PDF | 565KB)

Please click on the camp financial assistance form below if needed:

2015 Cumberland financial assistance form (PDF | 559KB)

Join a Cumberland 4-H Club Now!


Are you looking for something fun and worthwhile for your child?  Cumberland County has a Cloverbud Club for ages 5-8, a shooting club, a horse club and a livestock club for your child to join.


Please see the link below for more information about these Cumberland 4-H Clubs:       




Heart of Virginia Master Gardeners

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What is a Master Gardener?

Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners are a unique group of volunteers who work under the guidance of VCE to provide unbiased, research-based, environmentally sound horticulture information to the public.

How Do I Become a Master Gardener?

Master Gardener Trainees complete 50 hours of classroom instruction in subjects such as basic botany; soils & fertilizers; plant propagation; diagnosing plant damage; pesticide use & safety; trees & shrubs; lawn & turf management; pruning; landscape design; water quality; and organic practices. After the classroom instruction has been satisfactorily completed, the trainee becomes a Master Gardener Intern. Interns are required to volunteer an additional 50 hours during their first year before becoming an official VCE Master Gardener. Active Master Gardeners must receive an additional 8 hours of advanced training and volunteer at least 20 hours each year to remain a VCE Master Gardener.

Click here to view the Heart of Virginia Master Gardener website

Central Piedmont Master Naturalists



The Virginia Master Naturalist Program is a statewide corps of volunteers providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities. Interested Virginians become Master Naturalists through training and volunteer service.

Who Can Participate?

People who are curious about nature, enjoy the outdoors, and want to be a part of natural resource management and conservation in Virginia are perfect candidates to become Virginia Master Naturalists. It is open to all adults regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status.


Virginia Master Naturalists are volunteer educators, citizen scientists, and stewards helping Virginia conserve and manage natural resources and public lands. The process for becoming a certified Virginia Master Naturalist typically takes 6 to 12 months. One starts by completing a 40-hour basic training course offered by a local chapter of the program. An additional 8 hours of advanced training are also required. An important part of the certification process is the required 40 hours of volunteer service.

Chapters are in development across Virginia. In an area where there is no existing chapter, several interested people and an advisor from a sponsoring agency can start their own.

Click here to view the Central Piedmont Master Naturalist website