Camping in DeKalb
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!
***Thank you for a great summer with DeKalb County 4-H. The information below is from the 2018-2019 school year and will remain on the website for reference. Camp 2020 information will be updated in late January for next summer's camping season! Save the date for camp registration which opens on Tuesday March 3, 2020!***
Each county is assigned to a 4-H center for a specific week of Cloverleaf Camp. Most students attending Cloverleaf Camp have completed the fifth or sixth grade; however, at their discretion counties may choose to allow campers who have completed the third or fourth grade to attend Cloverleaf Camp. ALL Cloverleaf campers must be 9-years-old on or before their first day of camp.
Students who have completed the seventh or eighth grade are given the opportunity to attend Junior Camp.
Other camping opportunities in the Georgia 4-H summer camping program in 2019 include two weeks of Marine Resources Camp at Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island, either July 8-12, or July 15-19, for students who have completed the sixth, seventh, or eighth grades. Wilderness Challenge Camp at Wahsega 4-H Center, July 1-5, is for students who have completed the sixth, seventh or eighth grades (Wilderness Challenge campers must be 12-years-old on or before July 1, 2019).
High school students may attend Senior Camp at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, May 27-31; or, Senior EXTREME Camp, a more primitive camping experience at Fitch Pioneer Camp at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, June 10-14 (or both!).
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 14-18 (campers must be 9-years-old by the first day of camp).
Registration for all camps opens around February . 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 paid basis and we have limited spaces for each.