Southeast District 4-H Summer Camps
The Airfield 4-H Educational Center Junior Summer Camps provide youth between the ages of 9 and 13 with programming designed to learn through experiential education and character development.
4-H camping is cooperative group living in a natural environment which focuses on the individual's social, spiritual, mental, and physical development for both boys and girls. Since 4-H camping is educationally focused, it is recognized as a method by which to deliver 4-H programming. These camps involve trained professional staff, as well as highly skilled adult and teen volunteers in working with and supervising all campers.
Hands-on skill sessions may include:canoeing & kayaking
- arts and crafts
- performing arts
- low ropes
- outdoor living skills
Campers leave their week-long experiences with:
- A greater appreciation for the environment and their surroundings
- A greater sense of self-esteem and self-worth
- Greater inter-human communication skills
- A greater sense of personal and community accountability and leadership skills
- Pride and a commitment towards future participation in regional 4-H clubs and programming
- The satisfaction of accomplishing independent life skills
Campers enjoy delicious wholesome meals served family style. A salad bar is available for lunch and dinner, and accommodations are available for special dietary needs.
Call your local extension agent for more information. Registration for summer camps is also available through your local 4-H Agent. For contact information click here.
Teen Leaders, Adult Volunteers and 4-H Center Camp Staff all work together to supervise campers. Teen and adult volunteers are recruited, screened, and trained in their home counties with training support provided by the 4-H Center. Caring, trained 4-H Summer Staff from diverse backgrounds help campers develop a sense of acceptance, self-worth, and security through group living and activities. All 4-H Center Camp Staff participate in more than two (2) weeks of mandatory, intensive staff training prior to the start of camp to ensure your child is offered the safest & enjoyable time. The 4-H Center's supervision policy includes a minimum of a 1:8 staff to camper supervision ratio. In addition, each week of 4-H Camp features two (2) highly trained, experienced, and professional Camp Directors including your local 4-H Extension Agent (or trained designee) as well as the 4-H Center Program Director.
*For more information on becoming a Teen Leader (14- 18 years of age) or an Adult Volunteer, please contact your local 4-H Agent OR the 4-H Center Program Director.