Fairfax, Arlington, and Alexandria 4-H Junior Camp will be held at the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center July 7 -11. Camp is open to youth age 9 - 13. This year the camp fee is $275 and includes meals and lodging for five days and four nights, a camp t-shirt, and class supplies. Campers have the opportunity to pick their roommates if they like, and are then placed in a room with campers of similar age. Each day, campers go to three different classes that they choose prior to arriving at camp. There is free swim and recreation time each day, as well as evening programs and a campfire. More information about our camp can be found in the 4-H Camp Brochure (PDF | 454KB) or in the 4-H Camp Orientation (PPT | 9MB) .
To register for camp, please complete the forms below and turn them in to the Fairfax County Extension Office by May 1, 2013.
Equine Waiver Form (Only necessary for campers wishing to participate in the Horsemanship Class)
Medication Form (PDF | 214KB) (Only necessary for those bringing medication to camp)
OTC's available at the 4-H Center (PDF | 56KB) (Please don't send any of the medications listed on this document to camp)
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.