4-H FAA Camp will run July 22-26, 2018.
4-H Counselor and Camper Early Bird registration is now open! To apply, please download the application found on the right side of this page. You may drop off this application and payment in person or mail it to the address provided. If you have any questions, please contact Arlington 4-H Agent Caitlin Verdu at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-228-6404.
This year the camp fee is $350 and includes meals and lodging for five days and four nights, a camp t-shirt, class supplies, and transportation from camp.
4-H Junior Camp is held at the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational and Conference Center in Front Royal, Virginia. Campers ages 9-13 are lodged in a room with campers of similar age, and have the opportunity to request their roommates. Each room is part of a Pack, which serves as the camper’s “family” during the week of camp. Packs are involved in different contests on various days and Bear Claws are awarded for spirit, participation, and demonstrations of good character!
Each day, campers go to three different classes that they sign up for prior to arriving at camp. Class options include archery, canoeing, adventure, high and row lopes, t-shirt art, yoga, and more. There is free swim and recreation time each day, as well as evening programs and a campfire. Past evening programs have included Water Olympics, Newspaper Fashion Show, Talent Shows, and Scavenger Hunts.
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. Applications will open shortly.
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 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 $75 toward lodging and food costs. To apply, please print and complete the scholarship form on the right side of this page. The scholarship application is due April 30, 2018. If there are funds remaining, applicants may apply after the deadline.
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).