4-H Youth Development - Camps and Clubs

Head, Heart, Hands and Health for Youth Development

Virginia 4-H is the youth development education program of Virginia Cooperative Extension, The four H's are: head, heart, hands and health. 4-H is rich with learning experiences that partner young people with caring adults and volunteers in a fellowship unlike any other program available to youth today. Through 4-H, young people are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities that emphasize 4-H's learning by doing philosophy of youth development. We share evidence-based knowledge, information and tools from our land grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, to improve the lives of families and youth in our community. Through 4-H youth learn leadership, citizenship and a vast array of life skills that benefit them for the rest of their lives. 4-H members pledge to build a better community, country and world.

4-H Social Media

Follow the state and national 4-H Facebook and Instagram accounts for ideas and activities for families and youth:

Virginia 4-H

National 4-H

4-H Camps

4-H camps provides youth countless opportunities for learning more about themselves, their peers and the natural world around them. Our main focus during camp is to help youth develop independence, self-esteem, confidence, interpersonal skills and other life skills.

4-H Winter Craft Camp

Tuesday-Friday, Jan. 2-5, 2024
10 a.m. - noon each day
Cost: $30 per youth, ages 6-13

This fun and engaging camp is the perfect way to keep kiddos plugged in to something positive during the long winter break! A different and unique project will be offered each day, taught by local artisans. Your camper will also be supported by a group of select, trained teen counselors who love working with kids! This camp is for youth ages 6-13, and all supplies are provided to make the crafts and take them home. Campers should be able to work in small groups or individually and should be able to focus for 20 minutes at a time.

Register for Winter Craft Camp in ActiveNet under course #42865.

4-H General Clubs

4-H membership varies in age based on specific clubs or activities. 4-H offers age categories as follows:

  • Cloverbuds (ages 5-8)
  • Junior Members (ages 9-13)
  • Senior Members (ages 14-18)

Business Bunch (ages 9-18)

4-H SpIn Clubs

A 4-H SpIn (special interest) club is for small groups of young people to learn about a topic of interest in-depth. The SpIn club model provides increased flexibility in when and how long groups meet.

Farmers Market Youth Vendor Program

The Farmers Market Youth Vendor Program provides an opportunity for youth that have an active small business that has a product to sell. Youth will be given a spot at the Chesterfield Farmers Market. For more information, contact Chris Allen.

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