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2017 Season Info

540 635 5029 - Pool

540 635 7171 - Camp Office

Located in scenic Harmony Hollow on the 4-H Center grounds, our pool is open to the public and offers a great place to enjoy a respite from the summer heat without crowds.  Our family-friendly pool area is fenced with a spacious baby pool, diving well, and stocked concessions stand. A playground is conveniently placed right outside the front door, adjacent to the parking lot. Check out the events below or download a printable COMING SOON, and come see how beautiful the mountains are in summer!


2017 Pool Passes

Pool passes for the 2017 season are available. Passes entitle the passholder(s) to admission during normal operating hours as well as special passholder-only events during the season. To purchase before the season starts, you may download a PDF of the POOL PASS APPLICATION  from the picture to the right and return it to us by mail with a check, or use the link below to pay by Credit Card. Passes are available in the following formats:

  • Family Pass (2 adults/2 youth) - $230
  • Family Pass (1 adult/1 youth) - $155
  • Additional family members - $40 each
  • Youth Pass (individual) - $90
  • Adult Pass (individual) - $100
  • Senior Pass (individual) - $60
  • Evening Pass (individual, admission after 5PM) - $40

POOL PHONE

In-season: 540-635-5029
Off-season: 540-635-7171 (main office)


HOURS & RATES

Camp Days* (M-W): 12PM - 2:30PM and 5PM - 7PM
Non-Camp Days* (Th-S): 12:00PM to 7 PM

  • Adults (Ages 13 - 55): $4.50
  • Youth (Ages 6 - 12): $3.50
  • Children (Ages 3-5): $2.50
  • Senior/ Military: $3.00
  • After 5 pm: $2.00

*There are exceptions!  Please be sure to download the Season Calendar for specific information.  Weekday operating hours are limited at the beginning and end of the season.

As an outdoor facility, operating hours are always subject to sudden change due to weather conditions.  Safety dictates that we clear the pool for 30 minutes from the last sound of thunder or sight of lightning.  If forecasts indicate continuous inclement weather, we do close.  For the latest updates, please follow us on Facebook or call the pool directly at 540-635-5029.


Special Events

Download a printable COMING SOON.

PRIVATE POOL PARTIES are available.  See our brochure for pricing details.  To make a reservation or check availability please call or email the pool at pool@nova4h.com.


THE CLOVER: Concessions

We serve hot sausages, cold drinks, and frozen treats at our concessions stand, all reasonably priced - everything you need to enjoy your day!  While we strive to carry a mix of "healthy snacks" and "day-out-goodies", we are not able to accommodate serious food allergies.  So you are welcome to bring your own snacks/ food as long there are NO GLASS CONTAINERS and NO ALCOHOL.


WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THE POOL?

YOUR SWIMSUIT & TOWEL 

Appropriate swimwear is required for entry in the water since "street clothes" hold so much more water and are a threat to any swimmer's ability and endurance.  If you have wee swimmers, you will need swim diapers.  An accident in the pool is a safety risk to all swimmers and means we have to shut down for a full day! There's no "P" in our "Ool"!

SHADE & CHAIRS

While the pool has added a small shade structure, and is proud to have some benches and picnic tables built as an Eagle Scout Project, you are welcome to bring your own umbrellas and chairs.  Please remember that SAFETY is our priority and any thing that impedes or obstructs the lifeguard's view of the pool, or is flagrantly offensive or inappropriate we will ask you to remove.  We pride ourselves on our family-friendly environment!

POOL TOYS

There are some toys that the pool uses to aid our Swim Lesson program, so if you find a toy at the pool, you should return it to the Pool Office, please!  You are welcome to bring your own toys to the pool as long as:

  • They do NOT impede the ability of the lifeguards to survey the pool and deck,
  • They are not flagrantly offensive,
  • You understand that POOL TOYS ARE NOT COAST GUARD APPROVED LIFESAVING DEVICES AND CANNOT PREVENT ACCIDENTS.

Water squirting/ shooting devices are generally discouraged, and will be confiscated if they are shot into a patron's face.  Some toys can actually increase a non-swimmer's risk by turning them face down or leading them to depths in which they are not capable of standing.  Non-swimmers should stay in areas of the pool where they can stand on the bottom, or within arms reach of a capable swimmer at all times, as they learn new skills.


LOCATION

 

Enter the 4-H Center along 4-H Center Drive (the main gate) and follow the road up the hill past the tennis courts.  Parking is available along the road to the left or in the parking lot immediately past the pool building to the right.

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Appalachian Trail


Appalachian Trail


Appalachian Trail 

Hikers on the Appalachian Trail are permitted to park vehicles at the 4-H Center under the following guidelines:

  1. Hikers who wish to park must complete a parking form prior to their trip.  The form may be returned to the 4-H Center via fax or in person.
  2. Cars may be parked for a maximum of 30 days.  Please contact the 4-H Center for trips longer than 30 days.
  3. Cars must be parked in the parking area directly across from the pool and below the access trail.
  4. The Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center is not liable for any theft, damage, etc. while a vehicle is parked at The Center. 

There is no charge to park at the Center, though donations are gladly accepted.

Through-hikers may wish to take advantage of the pool and concession stand.  You are welcome at the pool during regular business hours.