Virginia Cooperative Extension Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act
Join Virginia Cooperative Extension as it celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which officially established the National Cooperative Extension System. Activities are being planned throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia to commemorate the centennial in 2014. Events will be held in local communities, recognition of our Extension volunteers, and even a Virginia Cooperative Extension Day on May 8! Check this site frequently for periodic centennial updates and articles about Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and events.
Junior 4-H Camp
Junior 4-H Camp is our residential, week-long summer camp program available to youth ages 9-14. This camp is held for one week every summer at the Jamestown 4-H Educational Center. The dates of James City County’s 2015 Junior 4-H Camp will be posted soon. For more information about Junior 4-H Camp visit the Jamestown 4-H Center’s website.
Please note that James City County is in charge of planning for and processing registration for our week of Junior 4-H camp. Jamestown 4-H Center is just the facility we use during the week for camp programming. Registration and/or questions regarding James City County’s Junior 4-H camp should be directed to the James City County Extension office at 757-564-2170, not the Jamestown 4-H Center.
In addition to the opportunity for youth ages 9-14 to attend camp as campers, teens ages 15-18 can apply to serve as Camp Counselors during the week of camp. The role of Camp Counselor includes a high level of responsibility and teens interested must submit an application with three references, complete an interview, and attend a significant amount of training throughout the spring. Youth ages 13-14 can also apply to serve as Counselors-In-Training (CITs) during summer camp. In this role, CITs function much like campers, but receive additional training throughout the spring and during camp to help prepare them for a role as a Camp Counselor. More information about Camp Counselor and CIT positions, including application materials, will be coming soon.
Pest Management Guides Available
The 2014 version of Virginia Cooperative Extension's Pest Management Guides are now available on our website. The guides cover Field Crops, Home Grounds and Animals, and Horticultural and Forest Crops.
Become a 4-H Volunteer
Inspire the next generation -- become a 4-H volunteer! 4-H programs look to volunteers to help our young people learn the skills they need to prepare for their futures while also having fun.