Welcome to Camp Corral at the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center! We are excited to host this special program again for the fifth year. 

This information will help you prepare for your arrival and week of Camp Corral at the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center in Front Royal, Virginia

Camp Dates: Sunday, August 7 - Friday, August 12

                                                Drop off: 3pm Sunday               Pick up: 11am Friday


ENROLLment

Campers who have applied to Camp Corral and been accepted for the August session at the NOVA 4-H Center will need to be registered with the 4-H Center. To do so, please click on the button below where you can create an account or log into your existing account if you've camped with us before.

  • If you registered with us last year, your account can be accessed with the username and password you created. If you have lost your email or password, follow the instructions for retrieving them on the registration page.
  • When registering, you will be asked for a "Group Hold ID" or "GHID". The Camp Corral group ID was included in an email sent from the 4-H Center, if you lost the ID please contact us.
  • You will see a registration fee for the Camp Corral session of $444. This fee will NOT be charged to you, the Group Hold ID allows you to register with no payment required.
  • If you are taken to a checkout or payment page, click "Previous" to ignore it.

Complete, illustrated instructions are available here.


Forms

During the enrollment process, you will be asked to complete several forms. It is important that you complete these forms accurately, as the information is important for the health and safety of all campers. Your registration is not confirmed until all forms have been completed.

Information about any incomplete or missing forms can be found in the "Notifications" pane of your account dashboard. 


Choosing Activities

Each full camp day includes three one-hour activity periods in the morning. From the list of classes that is provided, each camper should select up to seven choices in order of preference. Of those choices, three will be assigned for the week. We do our best to place campers in the activities they are most interested in, but we cannot guarantee any activity assignments.

Activities selection will open closer to camp. Participant will be notified by email when they open.

In order to submit your activity choices, log into your account and click the "Activities" button on your dashboard. Illustrated instructions are available here.


Driving Directions

The 4-H Center's address is 600 4H Center Drive, Front Royal, VA, 22630. You can get driving directions from your location here or use the map below.

 

Arrival & Departure

Arrival

Check-in will begin at 3PM on Sunday, August 7 at Blair Shelter. Please do not arrive early, as we are unable to check campers in before this time. Signs and staff members will direct you to the parking area.

During check-in, campers will receive name tags, class and room assignments, and other important items. All medications will be turned in during this time. Once campers have completed check-in, they may return to their vehicles and drive to their assigned lodge and move in. 

Departure

Check-out will be at 11AM on Friday  Augsut 12,  again at Blair Shelter. We understand that sometimes campers may need to leave early due to family schedules. We ask that if you plan to pick your child up early, please notify us as soon as possible. Doing so will help us keep camp running smoothly and will ensure that your child is ready to go at the appointed time. If you arrive for check-out early and wish to pick your child up without prior notice, we may not be able to accommodate your request.

For the safety of all camp participants, adults picking up campers will be asked to provide a photo ID and must be on the camper's approved sign-out list, so don't forget to bring your ID when you park your car.


What to bring

You can download a packing list here, or from the dashboard in your online account. There are a few things we'd like to make special mention of:

  • The weather will be hot, and campers will do a LOT of walking during the week (the 4-H Center is built on a mountainside, lots of hills!) so it's important to stay hydrated. Please bring a water bottle!
  • Lodges are not air-conditioned, so campers may bring a fan to stay cool at night. It can get warm in Virginia in August.
  • The 4-H Center is not responsible for broken, lost or stolen items, so please leave electronics and valuables at home. You won't need them while you're here anyway!

If you will be unable to attend camp, or will be late to check in, please contact the Northern Virginia 4-H Center at 540-635-7171 as soon as possible.


Medication

The 4-H Center's medication policy is designed to protect all campers and camp participants. We appreciate your careful attention and cooperation with these policies.

All medication brought to camp MUST be turned in to the camp EMT during check-in. If your child must carry an inhaler or epi-pen during camp, please contact us ahead of time to discuss.

Additionally, all medications must meet the following criteria:

  • Medication in the ORIGINAL container. Ziplock bags, pill cases, or other containers are not acceptable. 
  • Prescription medication MUST have the original prescription information, including the camper's name, on the bottle.
  • Any medication that is not in the original container or does not have original prescription information, including the camper's name, cannot be accepted at camp.

Prescription medication can only be administered according to the dosage and instructions on the bottle or container. Any changes from the written prescription must be accompanied by a doctor's note or signature. By policy, camp staff cannot and will not deviate from the written prescription and instructions.

oVER-THE-COUNTER MEDS

The 4-H Center keeps most typical over the counter medications in stock (ibuprophen, Pepto-Bismol, cough drops, Benadryl, etc.) so there's no need to pack or bring these medications to camp. The exception, however, is for any medicine that is taken daily/regularly by a child, such as non-prescription allergy medication (Zyrtec, Claritin, etc). Those medications may be brought, and must meet the criteria in the medication policy above.


MFLC's

Military Family Life Consultants (MFLCs) will be present during the camp session to provide support to campers and staff. These counseling professionals can help campers with many of the questions, concerns and challenges that come with family members' deployment and military service as well as being in a new environment away from home. All interactions are confidential. MFLC's will be on-hand during check-in to discuss their role with any parents who have questions. In order to interact in any capacity with MFLCs, campers must have a completed Consent Form