Henrico Extension to hold open house March 29 to begin registration for Junior 4-H Camp

The Henrico County office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension will hold an open house Saturday, March 29 to begin accepting registrations for the 2014 Henrico County Junior 4-H Camp.

The open house will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in the Extension office at the Human Services Building, 8600 Dixon Powers Drive. The residential camp, which is open to boys and girls ages 9 through 13 as of Sept. 30, will be held Aug. 4-8 at the Jamestown 4-H Educational Center, near Williamsburg.

The cost of the camp is $236 and includes a T-shirt, lodging, meals, programs, instructional class materials and transportation by chartered bus. Space is limited, and classes fill quickly. Scholarship assistance may be available. Registration forms are available at henrico.us/extension and may be submitted at the open house or by mail.

The Junior 4-H Camp provides youths with a fun learning environment while they make friends and discover the outdoors. Activities include swimming, archery, sailing, canoeing, basketball, forestry, marine science, volleyball, shooting sports, fishing, robotics, campfires and crafts. The camp’s theme for 2014 is “What do the animals say?”

The Jamestown 4-H Educational Center occupies 16 acres of woods and open spaces along the James River. Amenities include air-conditioned lodges and cabins, archery and rifle ranges, a swimming pool, a floating dock, a ropes course and an amphitheater.

Accredited by the American Camp Association, the camp is operated by adult and teen counselors and a staff that includes lifeguards, recreational leaders, a dietician and a medical attendant. Parent volunteers are needed. For information, call Henrico Extension at (804) 501-5160, send an email to henrico4-h@vt.edu or go to henrico.us/extension.