Helping Youth Develop Life Skills
4-H camp 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
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.
Teen Counselor Applications
Teen counselors are selected each fall to train and prepare for the summer Chesterfield 4-H Camp program, held at the Jamestown 4-H Center. Applicants must be at least 14 years of age (on or before Jan. 1 for the year of the upcoming camp) and no older than 18 years of age (by Sept. 30 for the year of the upcoming camp). Strong applicants will have leadership skills, enjoy working with youth, and preferably have previous experiences working at a youth camp or as a teen leader for another youth program.
The process is competitive and only select applicants will proceed to the interview portion. Final selections will be made in October and monthly training requirements must be met by each candidate for the counselor positions in order to attend 4-H Camp.
For the application or more details, contact Bethany Eigel.
4-H Summer Overnight Camp
2024 Chesterfield 4-H Camp dates to be announced.
Registration for 2024 camps will be announced in late 2023. For registration and details, please email Bethany Eigel.
A camper is any youth that is 9-13 years old. To qualify, the youth must turn at least age 9 and may not be older than age 13 as of Sept. 30, 2024.
Counselor-in-Training (CIT) age is 13 (specifically, must turn 13 on or before Jan. 1, 2024) and only for youth interested in applying for future teen counselor positions. CIT’s receive leadership training while at 4-H camp.
- Youth that turn 13 after Jan. 1, 2024, must attend camp as a camper as they do not meet the age requirement for CIT this year.
- If interest in CIT registration, please make sure to use that specific registration link.
- Each youth may only sign up as a camper or CIT, not both. Registering a single individual for both cancels that youth’s registration altogether.
Teen Camp Counselors
Teen Camp Counselor age is 14-18 (specifically, age 14 on or before Jan. 1, 2024, and no older than age 18 prior to Sept. 30, 2024).
- These positions follow a competitive, selective process.
- Teens interested in this opportunity for the future (2024 and on) should contact Bethany Eigel.
- For the 2024 camp, if a teen turned age 14 on or before Jan. 1, 2024, they are not eligible for enrollment, neither as a camper or CIT. These teens must apply in advance for a teen camp counselor position. Applications are available each fall around the start of the school year.
Transportation to and from camp is not provided. Parents must drop off and pick up their child from the Jamestown 4-H Center.
Camp fee per camper/CIT to be announced.
Included in this price is:
- Cabin/lodge picture
- A week of great fun and memories!
If you or someone you know is interested in camp, but in need of financial assistance, contact Chesterfield Cooperative Extension. Funds are limited.
Cancellation and Refunds
If you decide to cancel, you must do so in writing (email) by Friday, May 10, 2024, and allow up to eight weeks to process the refund (minus a $50 processing fee). If you cancel past the May 10, 2024, deadline there is no refund. Email Bethany Eigel or call 804-751-4401 to request a form.
If the camp is canceled by Chesterfield Cooperative Extension, or by the state or federal government, fees will be refunded in full.
Parks and Recreation Summer Day Camps
Chesterfield Extension, including 4-H, is a division under the Parks and Recreation department and there are some great opportunities for summer 2023. View the Parks and Recreation program guide to learn more details about each option.