Dear 4-H Camping Families,
I am sorry to inform you that all Virginia 4-H summer camps, both day and residential, have been canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic — including the Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria (FAA) 4-H Camp at Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center.
Everyone will receive a full refund for their deposits in the coming weeks. We are still finalizing the process and will send out further information on refunds in the near future.
The decision was made to help reduce the rate of infection in the state and flatten the curve.
Though we are not able to hold camp this year, we remain committed to growing future leaders and educating youth in Arlington. We are exploring virtual programming options and getting creative in our response to these unprecedented times. We encourage you to check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ArlingtonCounty4H/ and our website https://arlington.ext.vt.edu/ to stay in the loop about our upcoming opportunities.
Thank you for your understanding as we go through these unprecedented and challenging times together.
Teen Counselors Wanted!
Being a teen Counselor for 4-H camp is a great way to develop leadership skills, learn more about your strengths, make new friends, have LOTS of fun, and – bonus – even help fulfill community service hours for graduation. Whether you have been to 4-H Camp, another camp, or no camp at all, we want you to apply.
Adults Can Camp, Too!
We are always looking for 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 a modified schedule. If you are interested, please contact your local Extension office. We'd love to have you join the camp fun!
Scholarships Available for 4-H Junior Camp
The 4-H Office offers scholarships each year for youth who would like to attend 4-H Camp but do not have the means to do so. Priority is given to applicants with the greatest need. The scholarship application will be posted to this page when ready.
Sponsoring a Camper
In the past, some parents and community members have generously decided to give the gift of 4-H Camp to youth who would otherwise not be able to afford it. If you are interested in helping send a child to camp, please contact your local 4-H Agent (see contact information above).