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Georgia’s 4-H summer camping program, administered through the county offices of UGA Cooperative Extension, offers a 4-H camping experience unparalleled in the nation.
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!
Please note that while the ages and grades given below for each camp may be used as a general guideline, you should check with your University of Georgia County Extension Office for their age or other eligibility requirements.
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. The table below lists where and when each county will attend Cloverleaf Camp in 2022 and contains active links to your County Extension office.
Students who have completed the seventh or eighth grade are given the opportunity to attend Junior Camp. Again, each county is assigned a week for Junior Camp (see the table below), which will be held at Camp Jekyll in 2022.
Other camping opportunities in the Georgia 4-H summer camping program in 2022 include two weeks ofWilderness Challenge Camp at Wahsega 4-H Center, either June 20-24, or July 4-8, for students who have completed the sixth, seventh or eighth grades (Wilderness Challenge campers must be 12-years-old to go white water rafting on Thursday of their camping week).
High school students (grades 9-12) may attend Senior Camp at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, July 4-8; and, Senior EXTREME Camp, a more primitive camping experience at Fitch Pioneer Camp at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, choosing one of two weeks, June 6-10, or June 13-17.
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 3-7 (campers must be 9-years-old by the first day of camp).
Georgia 4-H also partners with the Armed Services to help sponsor several unique Military Camp opportunities for children and youth in military families. Your county extension office (see the table below) can help in exploring these opportunities.
Georgia 4-H summer camp registration is administered by the UGA Extension office in each county. For more information on camping opportunities or to register for camp, call our office at 478-825-6466.