The Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension has begun accepting registrations for the 2017 Henrico Junior 4-H Camp, which will be held July 10-14 at the Jamestown 4-H Educational Center, near Williamsburg.
The residential camp is open to boys and girls ages 9 through 14, and it provides a fun learning environment to make friends and to discover the outdoors through such activities as swimming, archery, sailing, canoeing, forestry, marine science, riflery, fishing and crafts. The camp’s theme for 2017 is “4-H Grows Here!”
Early registration is encouraged because space is limited and many classes fill quickly. The camp’s $265 cost includes a T-shirt, lodging, meals, programs, instructional class materials and transportation by chartered bus. Scholarship assistance may be available. Registration forms are available at henrico.us/extension and may be submitted by mail.
Extension also will provide an opportunity Friday, March 10 for campers and their families to register in person and to ask questions. The Registration Day event will be held from 3 to 6:30 p.m. in the demonstration kitchen of the Human Services Building, 8600 Dixon Powers Drive.
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 supervised 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 (804) 501-5160 or go to henrico.us/extension.