We are now accepting 4-H Camp and scholarship applications. Scholarships are available to cover up to $275 of the cost of camp leaving only a $50 family contribution remaining.
Each morning, campers attend three different classes from a range of options that include activities such as fishing, archery, horseback riding, or a ropes challenge course. Lunch is followed by free recreation and swim time, and every evening campers enjoy a campfire, snack, and an evening program.
Fairfax County Extension
12011 Government Center Pkwy, Suite 1050
Fairfax, VA 22035
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! Fill out the application linked below and turn it in to your local County Extension Office by Friday, January 13, 5:00 PM to sign up for an interview. If chosen, you will have the responsibilities of supervising youth, facilitating some camp activities, and creating a fun, supportive environment for campers. There is a counselor fee of $100 that covers all expenses for training, meals, lodging, and supplies. Applications are due Friday, January 13th at 5:00 PM. After that date, the counselor fee increases to $150.
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 some shorter volunteer arrangements. If you are interested, please send the following documents to your local County Extension Office:
- 4-H Volunteer Application/Enrollment - Long Form VA-114
- Standards of Behavior for Virginia 4-H Volunteers
- 4-H Adult Health History Report Form
- Background Check Consent Form (PDF)
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 the earliest applicants with the greatest need. The maximum scholarship awarded is $275 for campers and CITs, and $75 for counselors. Each family is asked to pay at least $50 toward lodging and food costs. To apply, please print and complete the scholarship form on the right side of this page.
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).