4-H Youth Development
4-H Peer Teacher Training Program 2013
Virginia Cooperative Extension (4-H) and Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation invite youth to apply for the summer 4-H Peer Teacher Training Program at Jamestown Settlement. Peer teachers learn about history and interpretation. This program will offer a training session in June and August. At the conclusion of the 4-H Peer Teacher Training Program, peer teachers may be selected to volunteer with the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation in the fall. If selected as a Youth Volunteer, participants will work in costume and assist visitors with hands-on activities at ship, fort, or village sites at Jamestown Settlement or the Continental Army Encampment or 1780s Farm at the Yorktown Victory Center at least 8 hours a month. Costumes will only be provided for those participants that are selected for Youth Volunteer positions in the fall. Applications are due no later than April 5 and interviews will be schedule beginning the week of April 15.
For more information, contact the James City County Extension Office at 564-2170.
2013 Junior 4-H Camp
June 24 - 28, 2013
For youth ages 9 -14.
REGISTRATION BEGINS MARCH 1. Please do not submit your application with a postmark before March 1, 2013 or it will be returned.
Residential overnight camp with fun, friends, leadership, learning, swimming, archery, canoeing, cookouts, crafts, sports, campfires, survival skills, etc.—all in a beautiful outdoor setting. The James City County 4-H Junior camp is for boys and girls ages 9-14.
Youth ages 14-18 (on or before January 1, 2013) from James City and Williamsburg, are invited to apply for 4-H Junior Camp Counselor positions at Jamestown 4-H Educational Center for the camping week of June 24 - 28, 2013. Applications for teen counselor and C.I.T. positions are due no later than March 1, 2013.
Making Waves Teen Leadership Club
The Making Waves 4-H Teen Leadership club is designed for youth ages 14 –19 with an interest in developing citizenship,
leadership, and life skills. The club uses a peer teaching model in which teens teach teens through hands-on interactive leadership
activities. The club utilizes research-based curriculum. Members have the opportunity to collaborate with 4-H teens across the state at 4-H Day at the Capitol each spring and at 4-H Congress at Virginia Tech in the summer.
Making Waves holds a monthly meeting and participates in additional service learning projects through the year. Many members of the Making Waves 4-H teen leadership club serve as trained camp counselors for 4-H summer camp. In 2012-2013, the club will meet on the second Tuesday of each month from November through May at the James City County Recreation Center from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
James City 4-H Archery Club
The 4-H Archery Club promotes youth interest in natural resources and related natural sciences programs through archery target shooting. Students learn safe and responsible use of archery equipment to develop decision making, self-discipline, and concentration. Participants learn about range and equipment safety, eye dominance, parts of the bow, parts of an arrow, basic archery form, and development of technique. The 4-H Archery Club holds two monthly meetings throughout the year and provides the opportunity for youth to prepare for and to compete in the State 4-H Archery Shoot. The 4-H Archery Club provides all equipment necessary for participation. In order to maintain and purchase future equipment, a fee of $30 per season will be charged. There are scholarships available for those that qualify. The club is also looking for responsible adult volunteers to become trained as 4-H archery instructors. Fees will be waived for adults that commit to volunteering for two seasons as an instructor.
4-H LEGO Robotics
4-H LEGO Robotics Club
The 4-H LEGO Robotics Club promotes essential workplace skills in youth ages 9 –18. Students will explore teamwork, collaboration, and leadership while learning to appreciate science and technology. Youth learn to build structurally sound LEGO Robots as well as how to program these robots. The 4-H LEGO Robotics Club holds a monthly meeting and has the opportunity to compete in a fall competition with First LEGO League of Virginia (fee is required). The 4-H LEGO Robotics Club meets once per month at the James City County Recreation Center on Longhill Road. The 2011 - 2012-13 meeting dates and times can be found in the brochure below. There is a $30 fee per participant per year to maintain equipment.
4-H Cloverbud Clubs
Cloverbuds are 4-H groups designed for youth ages 5-8 which emphasize parent involvement and support. Groups are lead by
adult volunteers and focus on hands-on, learning-by-doing curriculum. They are small and conduct non-competitive activities.
Participating members are encouraged to develop and progress at their own speed. Cloverbud groups meet out of school and as often as deemed necessary by volunteer leaders.
New in 2012-13! Join our Matoaka 4-H Cloverbud Club at Matoaka Elementary School. After school from 4:00 - 5:15 on the first Wednesday of the month.
We are currently looking for responsible and caring adult volunteers to serve as 4-H Cloverbud leaders.
Dream Catcher's 4-H Club
The 4-H Leadership Club at Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Therapeutic Riding Center assists able-bodied and disabled youth develop leadership skills through experience working with horses. 4-H members gain skills in teamwork, cooperation, conflict resolution, responsibility, and character through hands-on lessons that teach about horses. Participants learns basic breeds, colors, grooming, and health care. The Dream Catcher's 4-H Club meets on the fourth Saturday's of the month. There is a $30 membership fee for this club which covers project books, curriculum, and supplies. There are scholarships available for those that qualify.
4-H Peninsula PetPals Club
The 4-H Peninsula PetPALS Club is for community youth ages 9-18 who have successfully trained dogs and received a Canine Good Citizen certificate from the American Kennel Club. 4-H Peninsula PetPALS Club helps provide comfort and companionship by sharing our dogs at any institution, function, or home. 4-H Peninsula PetPALS Club help increase emotional well-being, promote healing and improve quality of life for the people we visit and the staff who care for them!
Visit the James City 4-H PetPALS Club webpage! www.4hpetpals.org
Jamestown 4-H Educational Center Specialty Camps
Does your child love campfires, singing, making new friends, and learning about science, art, or the great outdoors? The Jamestown 4-H Educational Center offers specialty camps throughout the year.
"Jamestown 4-H Center Fall Craft & Vendor Fair" - October 27, 2012 - 9 to 4
Participating vendors include: Origami Owl, Jamberry Nails, Shaklee, Usborne Books, Miche, Premier Designs, Neal's Yard Remedies, Stampin' Up, Handmade jewelry, corcheed items and more. Additional vendor space available.Contact Jamestown 4-H Center at 757-253-4931 for more information.
All proceed from this event will support Jamestown 4-H Center programs.
"Out of this World Science Camp" - November 2 - 4, 2012
Youth Ages 9 - 13 Cost: $115 - $130
4-H Science Camp is focused on encouraging 9-13 year olds to experiment with fun scientific processes in a positive camp atmosphere. Come join us for an exciting “Out of This World” experience! In addition this camp offers youth the opportunity to experience the excitement of overnight camping. Through the many songs, games, special programs, classes, and campfire experiences that camp offers, youth can learn how to plan ahead, how to work with others, and how to develop a love of the outdoors.
"4-H Fall Teen Weekend" - November 9 - 11, 2012
Youth Ages 14 - 18 Cost: $90 - $120
The purpose of the 4-H Fall Teen Weekend is to promote positive life skill development in the areas of leadership and citizenship for teens (14-18). This residential, interactive camping program, will allow youth to participate in hands-on activities that teach leadership, community service, and citizenship.
Holding a family reunion, special event, birthday party, or wedding? Visit the Jamestown 4-H Center website for additional information!
Airfield 4-H Educational Center Specialty Camps
Does your child love campfires, singing, making new friends, and learning about science, art, or the great outdoors? The Airfield 4-H Center in Wakefield, VA offers specialty camps throughout the year.
"Outdoor Living Skills Camp" - October 26 - 28, 2012
Youth Ages 9 - 13 Cost: $65
This special camping opportunity is designed to offer youth ages 9-13 the excitement of overnight camping in the great outdoors. Classes may include land navigation with GPS, canoeing, outdoor cooking and “Leave no trace” ethics. Afternoon and evenings will be filled with activities such as, nature hikes, fishing, songs and games, and campfires! Each family will have their own private room and a private bathroom. Space is limited, so register early to reserve a spot .Come participate in hands-on learning opportunities and fun experiences, all the while creating memories that will last a lifetime. Registration deadline is October 19, 2012. For more information contact the Airfield 4-H Center at 757-899-4901.
Click here for registration form!
"Teens Reaching Teens" - 4-H Teen Weekend, November 30 - Dec. 2, 2012
Youth Ages 14 - 19 Cost: TBD
The 4-H Teen Weekend event is designed to allow teens the opportunity to develop leadership, citizenship, and life skills. Programs may include canoeing, challenge course, riflery, fishing, service learning projects, t-shirt design, and life skills workshops.
Holding a family reunion, special event, birthday party, or wedding? Visit the Airfield 4-H Center website for additional information!