Tag Archive: 4-H

4-H Summer Workshops

Sewing Workshop – June 22- June 24 – Sewing workshop for area youth .. $15 per person. 9am to 1pm. Limited to 5 children. 9-18 year olds. Meet at the Prince George Extension Office.

Fish Farming Workshop – July 20 – A day of fishing and studying aquaculture and find out how to grow fish in your own pond! Ages 9-18 9am to 1pm.. $10 per person. Limited to 15 children. Meet at VSU Randolph Farm.

Electricity Workshop – July 24 – Have fun learning about electronics with over 300 exciting products to choose from!. $10 per person. Limited to 10 children. Ages 9-18. 9am to 1pm. Meet at the Prince George Extension Office.

Cloverbud Workshop – July 31 – Fun with plants, food, and crafts! $5 per person. Limited to 15 children. Ages 5-8. Meet at the Prince George Extension Office.

Babysitting Workshop – August 6 – Become a certified babysitter and learn how to make money while doing it!. $10 per person. 9am to 1pm. Limited to 15 children. Ages 12-18. Meet at the Prince George Extension Office.

Virginia Youth Voices – August 11 – This 4-H digital media program provides youth with the inspiration, training and technology to create videos on issues they care about. Participants hone skills of self-expression, ideation, collaboration, flexibility and persistence; the skills we regard as central to Creative Confidence. Ages 9-18. $10. Meet at the Prince George Extension office.

Cooking Workshop – August 13 – Learn about nutrition and cook new foods in this fun group setting!.$15 per person. 9am to 1pm. Limited to 15 children. Ages 12-18. Meet at the Prince George Extension Office.

Mandatory 4-H Camp Counselors and Counselors in Training meeting

What: 4-H Camp Counselors and Counselors in Training meeting

Where: Prince George High School Auditorium

When: April 17th  from 2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

  •  Counselors select CITs
  • Team assignments
  • Room assignments
  • Big Leaders Announced


Note – Counselors must have turned 15 by September 30, 2014

CITs must have turned 14 by September 30, 2014

Kids are in good hands at 4-H summer camp


By Hermon Maclin By Hermon Maclin Prince George Extension Agent Posted Jan. 19, 2015 @ 2:01 am

It’s never too early for parents to schedule some time to “just do you”; especially if it means that the kids are in good hands and learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. The best way to accomplish all this is to send the kids to 4-H Camp. It’s a win-win for us all! Prince George 4-H Camp is scheduled for June 29 thru July 3, 2015, at Airfield 4-H Center in Wakefield. Registration begins February 1st and space is limited so contact the Prince George 4- H Office for registration details ASAP.

Kids love 4-H camp! At 4-H Summer Camp, the campers arrive on Monday morning and depart the following Friday. Peyton Mitchell says, “4-H camp is something I look forward to every summer. And as soon as I leave camp Friday morning, I’m thinking about how I can’t wait to come back next summer. I’ve gone to camp for six years and have fully enjoyed and loved all six. Everything about 4-H is amazing. Even though now I’m a counselor, I still love 4-H just as much as I did when I was a camper. All of us (counselors) are still campers at heart.”

This is the first time away from home and family for many of the younger campers so the first couple of nights there are a few cries to go home but by Thursday night’s camp fire, they are all “crying” because they don’t want to leave.

We are proud that Airfield 4-H Center is accredited by the American Camping Association. The 4-H camping program focuses on developing life skills, social, spiritual, mental, and physical development in young people.

“I heard about 4-H camp a while back. Everyone loved it so I decided to give it a try. My first year was unbelievable! I made so many friends, met so many awesome people … great staff, counselors and campers … can’t wait for years to come”, said Candace Kanney.

Our expert camp staff support, teach, and guide campers through new experiences. Thousands of youth have participated in 4-H camping over the years.

4-H Counselor and PGHS senior Riley Rakes says, “4-H camp has been my favorite place on Earth since I was 9 years old. It’s shaped me as a person and made me better in every way imaginable … I’ve learned more about myself than anywhere else I’ve been before.”

Some of the classes that will be offered this summer are: Theatrical Arts, Canoeing, Leather craft, Nature Study, Challenge Course, Riflery, Fishing, Swimming, Archery, Journalism, Tennis, Forestry, Fun w/ Foods, and Outdoor Living Skills.

“4-H was by far my favorite part of summer … I cannot wait until next year,” Peyton Glazier said.

All counselors and adult volunteers are required to attend rigorous training and background checks each year to meet our standards. Madison Hagee is one of our counselors who has been with us for years. Madison says, “I will continue to come back to 4-H Camp until I’m too old and then who knows, maybe I’ll be an adult volunteer also … I love 4-H and everything about it.”

Teens interested in serving as counselors should apply and schedule an interview to be considered. Camp applications are available at the office and online at http://www.ext.vt.edu/

Counselor Meredith Topian says,  “I don’t know what I would do without 4-H camp … I love it more than anything in the world.”

Scholarships are available to offset the cost of attending 4-H Camp for those with a financial need, thanks to the Prince George County Board of Supervisors, Prince George Ruritan Club, Burrowsville Ruritan Club, Prince George 4-H Alumni Club, county residents, not to mention the hard work of our 4-H Adult volunteers and teen counselors with our Basket Bingo fundraisers.

Speaking of Basket Bingo, our next games are the third Thursday in March, April and May. Come join us for evenings of fun and food, playing bingo with some of the nicest folks in Prince George County. The games are held at Prince George High School at 6:45 p.m. Doors open at 5:30. Please make a special effort to come out and support Prince George 4-H. The prizes are beautiful Longaberger™ Baskets. The proceeds help provide 4-H Camp scholarships and fund other 4-H educational programs.

•Hermon Maclin is an Extension agent, specializing in 4-H Youth Development with the Prince George office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension.