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4-H Summer Camps

Registration will open on February 15, 2022!

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Over 8,000 children ages 9 and up, accompanied by over 1,000 adult and teen leaders, travel annually to Georgia’s unique 4-H centers for a week of camp that will be remembered and cherished for years to come. Every camp offers 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’s 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) —  and Georgia 4-H at Camp Jekyll open their doors to campers looking for an exciting summer experience. Enthusiastic and well-trained camp counselors, University of Georgia Extension employees, and certified volunteers work together to provide campers with unforgettable memories to last a lifetime!

The health and safety of your camper is Georgia 4-H’s primary concern as we make plans for camp with COVID-19 restrictions still in place.  This document outlines steps being taken to keep our campers, leaders, and staff safe.  This information will be adapted as necessary according guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH), University of Georgia (UGA), or Governor’s Executive Order.  For more detailed information, please visit https://georgia4h.org/4-h-centers/summer-camp/covidsafety/

NOTE: While the ages and grades given below for each camp may be used as a general guideline, let us know if you have questions about the eligibility requirements.


Cloverleaf Camp

 

Cloverleaf Camp

Come enjoy an amazing adventure on the sacred grounds of Rock Eagle in Eatonton, Georgia.  This camp offers major interest classes such as archery, canoeing, herpetology, lake ecology, and more.  You’ll learn all about Native American heritage and become a member of a tribe.  In addition to fun crafts and nature hikes, you’ll enjoy great entertainment such as movies, dancing, and variety shows.  Our culminating event is on the last evening when all tribes assemble at the pageant grounds for a traditional Native American competition and colorful pageant depicting the legend of Rock Eagle.  You don’t want to miss this wonderful experience!


 

Junior Camp

Students who have completed the seventh or eighth grade are given the opportunity to attend Junior Camp. 4-H Camp on Jekyll Island is a week-long experience that includes visits to the beach and many other fun and exciting activities. 


Junior Camp
Senior Camp

 

Senior Camp

Senior Camp’s activities provide learning experiences in all of Georgia 4-H’s focus areas – Healthy Living, Agriculture and STEM, and Civic Engagement – promote the development of leadership skills, and encourage community service, all in a fun and active camping environment.


 

Senior EXTREME Camp

Senior EXTREME Camp is a more primitive camping experience, providing for tent camping, preparation of campers’ own meals, and a focus on outdoor recreational activities, among its activities.


Senior EXTREME Camp
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Wilderness Challenge Camp

Join us for a thrilling week of camp focused on outdoor survival and adventure for the middle school child.  Some of the activities to be included in this camp are whitewater rafting on Tennessee’s Ocoee River, high ropes activities, wall climbing, fire building, campfire cooking, geology creek walks, and so much more.


Registration

Registration for all 2022 camps will open on February 15, 2022. Please remember that registration for camp is based upon the grade the 4-H'er is in during the current school year.  Our camps are available on a first come, first serve basis and we have limited spaces for each.  If a camp becomes full, we will utilize wait lists in case any spots become available.  Camp spaces are limited to youth who reside or attend school in Clayton County.

Cost and Payments

Each camp costs $380 per 4-Her.  Camp fees cover lodging, meals, camp t-shirt, 4-H center fees, and transportation for one week. A $75 deposit is required at the time of registration for all camps. The remaining camp balance is due by May 9, 2022. If the balance is not paid in full on time, your child(ren) may lose his/her spot(s), be replaced by another 4-Her, and the deposit may be forfeited.  However, if Georgia 4-H and UGA determine that camp cannot be held, all registration deposits and fees will be returned in full.

Camp Scholarships

Scholarships are available for Cloverleaf Camp. Scholarships are based on need and participation level in Clayton County 4-H. Recipients are responsible for paying the remainder of the cost of camp not covered by the scholarship.  After scholarships are awarded, the remainder of the camp fee must be paid by May 9, 2022.  Notification of scholarship decisions will be made by March 15, 2022.  Scholarship applications will be reviewed and awarded until funds are expended.

Scholarship applications are due at the time of camp registration. A $75 camp deposit is due at the time of registration for all scholarship applicants. If your child is not selected for a scholarship and you no longer want to attend camp, your deposit will be returned. Submitting a camp scholarship does not guarantee a spot for camp – campers must also complete the camp registration form in order to reserve their spot at camp.

Scholarship Criteria and Requirements

  • Scholarships are available for Cloverleaf (4th-6th grade) and Junior (7th-8th grade) camps.
  • Scholarships are based on need and participation level in Clayton County 4-H.
  • Number and amount of scholarships available are based on amount of donations and funding we receive.
  • After scholarships are awarded, the remainder of camp payment must be paid by May 9, 2022.
  • Notification of scholarship decisions will be made by March 15, 2022.
  • Application requires a 200 words or less written by the 4-Her on “Why I want to attend 4-H camp.”
  • A letter of recommendation from a current teacher must be submitted and include the following:
    • How long and in what capacity they have known the student
    • The character, behavior, and classroomaccomplishments of the student
    • A description of the student’s ability to be a team player

Important Dates

February 15      Registration opens for all camps

March 15           Notification of scholarship decisions emailed

May 9                 Balances due for all camps

May 11               Mandatory Parent Camp Orientation


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