Georgia's 4-H summer camping program, administered through the county offices of UGA Cooperative Extension, offers a 4-H summer camping experience unparalleled in the nation. Over 8,000 children ages 9-19, accompanied by over 1,000 adult and teen leaders, annually descend on each of Georgia's unique 4-H centers for a week of camp that will be reflected upon and cherished for years to come. Every camp offers great adventure, friendship and fun, and all seek to develop the camper's Head, Heart, Hands and Health to make him or her a better person.
Georgia 4-H will not camp on Jekyll Island again in 2016, as the facility there is being rebuilt, but Georgia's four other 4-H centers -- Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island, Fortson 4-H Center (Hampton, GA), Rock Eagle 4-H Center (Eatonton, GA) and Wahsega 4-H Center (Dahlonega, GA) -- will open their doors to campers looking for an exciting summer experience. Enthusiastic and well-trained camp counselors, Extension employees, and certified volunteers work together to provide campers with unforgettable memories to last a lifetime!
IMPORTANT: While the ages and grades given below for each camp may be used as a general guideline, you should check with your County Extension Office for their particular age or other eligibility requirements.
Each county is assigned to a 4-H center for a specific week of Cloverleaf Camp, for students who have completed the fifth or sixth grade. At their discretion, counties may choose to allow campers who have completed the third or fourth grade to attend, but all Cloverleaf Campers must be 9-years-old on or before their first day of camp. Atkinson County will attend Burton 4-H Center on June 18th-22nd of 2018. Members who are interested should contact the Extension office.
Students who have completed the seventh or eighth grade are given the opportunity to attend Junior Camp. Junior camp in 2018 will be held at Fortson 4-H Center.
Wilderness Challenge Camp
Other camping opportunities in the Georgia 4-H summer camping program in 2016 include Wilderness Challenge Camp at the Wahsega 4-H Center, June 6-10, for students who have completed the sixth, seventh or eighth grades (Wilderness Challenge campers must be 12-years-old on or before June 6, 2016).
High school students may attend Senior Camp at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, May 30-June 3.
Senior EXTREME Camp
High school students may also attend a more primitive camping experience at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, June 13-17 (or both!).
NOTE* If you are unable to attend the specific Cloverleaf or Junior camping week assigned to your county, you might consider Community Camp at Fortson 4-H Center, July 23-26 (campers must be 9-years-old by September 1, 2015, to attend Community Camp in 2016).
Georgia 4-H also partners with different organizations to help sponsor several unique camping opportunities for children and youth in military families. Your county extension office can offer assistance in exploring these opportunities.