4-H POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

4-H welcomes young people of all beliefs and backgrounds, empowering them to create positive change in their communities. 

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4-H is the youth development program of the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service conducted by Virginia Tech and Virginia State Universities. It is an informal, hands-on education approach focusing on building lifelong learning skills that develop youths' potential through community clubs, special-interest groups, camps, in-school programs, and various project areas.

Announcements

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Virginia 4-H has found new and engaging ways to educate youth through online activities, video conferencing, telephone guidance, and more. For example, 4-H Congress, which every summer attracts more than 450 youth from around the state to Blacksburg, has been moved to an online format. To learn more about these activities, visit your local 4-H chapter’s webpage, follow them on social media,  and look at the Virginia 4-H  Facebook and Instagram pages.

4-H is the largest youth development organization in Virginia, with more than 217,000 members. It is rich with learning experiences in which young people partner with caring adults and volunteers in a fellowship unlike any other program available to youth today. Through 4-H, young people are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities that emphasize 4-H's "learning by doing" philosophy of youth development.

Portsmouth 4-H Junior Camp 2022

July 11th -15th at the Airfield 4-H Educational Center
Camp fees: $300
Includes overnight lodging, three nutritious meals per day, snacks, counselors/ supervision, program costs, t-shirt, and transportation.

In order to register your child as a camper (9-13), Counselor-In-Training (14) or Counselor (15-18) please follow these steps below.

                                                                                    Step 1   
Campers
Print this form and turn the registration section of it in by contacting Aaron Martin at armartin@vt.edu to set up a time or by mailing it in. When turning this form in please include the $75 deposit in cash or check. (Have exact amount) Deposits and registration due by June 10th.   Please remit to:

Portsmouth 4-H Office, 105 Utah Street, Portsmouth, VA 23701 

Alternatively, you may fill out this form for registration.

Counselors
Download and fill out the application to turn into the office by March 21st.   A deposit of $50 is due by June 10th.
                                                                                       Step 2

Campers:  Go to 4-H Online and register for Junior Camp under clubs.

Counselors/ CITs:  Go to 4-H Online and register for Junior Camp Counselor/ CITs under clubs.

Answer all the questions to complete your child’s file for camp.

Your spot will not be guaranteed until steps 1 and 2 are complete.

                                                                                        Step 3

Camp must be paid in full by June 24th.     If you need to cancel your spot please do so by this date.

Transportation information coming soon.

GET INVOLVED! 

IF YOU’D LIKE TO START A CLUB, PROJECT, OR BECOME A VOLUNTEER, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL 4-H AGENT BY EMAILING ARMARTIN@VT.EDU