Extension opens registration for Henrico Junior 4-H summer camp

The Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is accepting registrations for the 2018 Henrico 4-H Camp, which will be held Aug. 6-10 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, marine science, guitar, riflery, fishing and crafts.

Early registration is encouraged because many classes fill quickly. The camp’s $270 cost includes a T-shirt, lodging, meals, programs, 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 will provide an opportunity Friday, March 23 for campers and their families to register in person and to ask questions. The Registration Day event will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Extension office in the Henrico 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 river pier and an aquatic science lab.

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.

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