4-H Camp

2014 Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria junior 4-H camp will be held July 13-17, 2014 at the Northern Virginia Educational Center in Front Royal, VA. The camp fee this year is $305 and includes meals and lodging for 5 days and 4 nights, class supplies, a t-shirt, and transportation. At this time we are only accepting teen counselor applications for teens 14 and older as of January 1, 2014. This application is available here:

Camper and CIT applications will be available in March. Please contact the extension office for more information. (703) 324-5369


Adults can camp too!

We are always looking for some adult volunteers to attend camp as chaperones.  Adults camp for free and many employers offer up to two days of community service leave that you can take advantage of to come to camp.  We prefer that volunteers commit to the full camp, but we may also be able to work out some shorter volunteer arrangements.  If you are interested, please send the following documents to Lenah Nguyen at 12011 Government Center Parkway, 10th Floor, Fairfax, VA 22035:

 Scholarships Available for 4-H Junior Camp

Several scholarships are available for those youth that would like to attend 4-H camp but don't have the means to do so. Scholarships are available to campers, CIT's and counselors through the Clyde Jackson 4-H Scholarship Fund which are made possible by our generous donors.   4-H Camp Scholarship Application (PDF | 167KB)

If you are interested in helping send a child to camp, please send a check made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia Tech to 12011 Government Center Parkway, 10th Floor, Fairfax, VA 22035.  

About Clyde Jackson

Mr. Clyde Jackson worked for Fairfax County 4-H for many years and was especially dedicated to Children, Youth, and Families at Risk.  Mr. Jackson had a strong understanding of the value of 4-H programs, as he too was a 4-H'er in Amelia County when he was a child.  He especially had a passion for the camping program and did everything in his power to ensure that every child had a chance to attend 4-H camp, sometimes dipping into his own pocket to make up the difference when donations didn't suffice.

Sadly, in October of 2009 Mr. Jackson passed away, and we have lost his unwavering support, charisma, and wisdom.  However, we know that all the campers, counselors, and 4-H volunteers that Mr. Jackson has inspired over the years will carry on his legacy and the spirit of 4-H.  

Mr. Clyde Jackson
Mr. Clyde Jackson