Three days of “Science Live”! 4-H is America’s largest out-of-school educational based program for youth, and our mission is to develop youth and adults working with those youth to realize their full potential—becoming effective, contributing citizens through their participation in research-based, informal, hands-on educational experiences. We call it experiential learning. Come spend time exploring Environmental Education, Leadership, and Outdoor Adventure in nature’s classroom!
We will spend some time in a figurative “one-room-school-house” with activities for all ages, and other times we will break into groups by age level to explore more “in-depth” materials.
Each family will be asked to REGISTER at least one adult who is asked to attend at least one day of the event to maintain safe supervision. Adults are welcome to the join us for the entire session.
Our Adventure Friday Day Camp programs for youth ages 9—15 will be led by trained, caring 4-H Youth Development Professionals who desire to share their passion for the outdoors and love of adventure and learning with youth. Come spend time exploring , discovering, leading, and making friends in nature’s classroom!
Schedules subject to change. Morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up will be at the 4-H Center. Lunch is not provided by the 4-H center.
Assorted Adventures ($28)
June 16, 9AM-4PM
Registration deadline: June 9
A taste of some the adventure the 4-H Center has to offer. Join us for canoeing in Lake Culpeper, Archery on our private range, hiking to the Appalachian Trail, and testing your comfort zone on our climbing wall.
Challenge Course Adventure I ($28)
June 23, 9AM-4PM
Registration deadline: June 16 If you have never participated in high altitude activities or you are just a little rusty this adventure is for you. You will development skills on our low course, climbing wall, and high ropes (zip line!).
Shooting Sports Adventure ($28)
June 30, 9AM-4PM
Registration deadline: June 23
Basic archery and air rifle instruction and practice with an emphasis on SAFETY, a guest speaker and pool time.
Art Adventure ($45)
July 14, 9AM-4PM
Registration deadline: July 7
We will spend the day outdoors drawing inspiration from the beautiful scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This is a beginner level introduction into many different mediums such as clay and tie dye.
Challenge Course Adventure II ($28)
July 21, 9AM-4PM
Registration deadline: July 14
Must have previous experience on our high ropes course. You will hone skills on our low course, climbing wall, high ropes (zip line!) and leap of faith.
White Oak Canyon Adventure ($28)
July 28, 8:30AM-4:30PM
Registration deadline: July 21
One of the best waterfalls in Shenandoah National Park; join us for a day of exploration, swimming and having fun.
The Cloverbud experience is a unique youth development program designed to provide youth ages 5-8 with an introduction to the 4-H experience. Activities focus on small group engagement in cooperative, non-competitive learning activities. Participants are encouraged to learn and develop at their own pace.
Parent-Child Cloverbud Camp is a two-night residential camp designed to give younger children an opportunity to spend the night away from home and experience what 4-H camp has to offer while sharing this experience with a parent, grandparent, or other trusted adult. It is a wonderful opportunity for youth to make new friends, gain new experiences, and most importantly, have fun!
Every camper must be accompanied by a parent or adult, however, multiple cloverbuds may share a parent/adult. Adults should register along with campers. Accompanying adults and children will lodge together, sharing a room with up to two other participants. While camp activities will be facilitated and supervised by camp staff, individual supervision of campers is the responsibility of the accompanying adult.
Family camp offers the chance for family members to bond with each other while at the same time experiencing their own level of independence in a safe environment. Participants (youth and adults) take three classes a day, one of which is specifically designated as a family activity. Classes offered include swimming, high ropes, nature, canoeing, air rifle, archery, and more. Afternoons and evenings are filled with special activities such as hikes, carnival and campfires.
Each family is given their own room in our rustic lodges. All meals, programming, supplies and camps t-shirts are included in the price.