First Day Hike 2020

Date: January 1, 2020

Self-guided hike: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Appalachian Trailhead (between Peters and Rector Lodge)

Campfire and S’mores: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Campfire Circle across from Fairfax Shelter

Things to Bring: Please wear hiking shoes or boots, dress for the weather, bring water, camera, binoculars, and your four-legged family (on a leash please).

Description: Bring in the New Year by going for a fun, family-friendly hike on the Appalachian Trail. Hikes will be self-guided so you may choose to hike as long as you would like! Drop in anytime between 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the campfire circle for a warm fire, along with s’mores. If you take photos along your First Day Hike we would love to see them by social media, using the hashtag #nova4h. We are looking forward to starting the New Year on the right foot with you. Donations welcomed! For more information please call (540)635-7171 or email

*Please note that the restrooms are closed due to winterization of facilities.

Fundraising Coordinator/Development Director

The Northern Virginia 4-H Educational and Conference Center, located in Front Royal, VA, is seeking a Fundraising Coordinator/Development Director to lead and manage its fundraising and financial development efforts to effectively advance the development goals and financial interests of the Center. Working closely with the 4-H Center Director and Board of Directors, this individual will drive the implementation of goals set forth in the 4-H Center’s customized Development Strategic Plan.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and the Fundraising Coordinator/Development Director will work on a full time or monthly contract basis depending upon the skill level, knowledge, interests and availability of the individual.

For complete position description and overview of development plan, visit our website. For consideration, please submit resume, availability, and salary requirements to Jeremy Stanford, Center Director at Position will remain open until filled.

4-H Center Development Position Description

Development Strategic Plan