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 has five centers. Jekyll Island 4-H Center (will not host cloverleaf campers in 2019) -- 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 attended Burton 4-H Center June 18th-22nd. While the camping season has concluded for 2018, information for the 2019 season including dates, location, and cost will be made available soon.
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 2018 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, 2018).
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, 2017, to attend Community Camp in 2018).
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.