4-H camp provides youth countless opportunities for learning more about themselves, their peers and the natural world around them. Our main focus during camp is to help youth develop independence, self-esteem, confidence, interpersonal skills and other life skills.
Overnight Summer Camp
Monday, June 27, 2022- Friday, July 1, 2022
To register or for more information regarding camps, please email Jennifer Coates.
A camper is any youth that is 9-13 years old. To qualify, the youth must turn at least age 9 and may not be older than age 13 as of Sept. 30, 2022.
Counselor-in-Training (CIT) age is 13 (specifically, must turn 13 on or before Jan. 1, 2022) and only for youth interested in applying for future teen counselor positions. CIT’s receive leadership training while at 4-H camp.
- Youth that turn 13 after Jan. 1, 2022, must attend camp as a camper as they do not meet the age requirement for CIT this year.
- If interest in CIT registration, please make sure to use that specific registration link.
- Each youth may only sign up as a camper or CIT, not both. Registering a single individual for both cancels that youth’s registration altogether.
Teen Camp Counselors
Teen Camp Counselor age is 14-18 (specifically, age 14 on or before Jan. 1, 2022, and no older than age 18 prior to Sept. 30, 2022).
- These positions are filled for 2022 and follow a competitive, selective process.
- Teens interested in this opportunity for the future (2023 and on) should contact Bethany Eigel.
- For the 2022 camp, if a teen turned age 14 on or before Jan. 1, 2022, they are not eligible for enrollment, neither as a camper or CIT. These teens must apply in advance for a teen camp counselor position. Applications are available each fall around the start of the school year.
Transportation to and from camp is not provided. Parents must drop off and pick up their child from the Jamestown 4-H Center.
The fee for camp is $330 per camper. Included in this price is:
- Cabin/lodge picture
- A week of great fun and memories!
If you or someone you know is interested in camp, but in need of financial assistance, contact our office no later than close of business (4:30 p.m.) Friday, March 4, 2022, to request a scholarship application. Funds are limited and will be awarded based on a set of criteria met by the applicant.
Cancellation and Refunds
If you decide to cancel, you must do so in writing (email) by Friday, May 27, 2022, and allow up to eight weeks to process the refund (minus a $50 processing fee). If you cancel past the May 27, 2022, deadline there is no refund. Email Jennifer Coates or call 804-751-4429 to request a form.
If the camp is canceled by Chesterfield Cooperative Extension, or by the state or federal government, fees will be refunded in full.
Summer Day Camps
Chesterfield Extension, including 4-H, is a division under the Parks and Recreation department and there are some great opportunities for summer 2022.
View the Parks and Recreation Program Guide to learn more details about each option.
Additional programs Jamestown is offering during their opening/first week of summer 2022:
- June 10-12, 2022 Teen Lifeguard Certification: Practical training for teens to become certified before the summer begins!
- June 13-17, 2022 Teen Leadership Camp: For ages 14-17 only, having fun but also learning leadership skills to apply for future counselor positions!
- June 15-18, 2022 Aquatic Adventure Camp: Every water activity you can think of (pool and river) for ages 9-16!
Please call the Jamestown 4-H Center at 757-253-4931 to register for all camps, as you must register directly through Jamestown 4-H Center.
For 4-H activities, programming and fun posts for the whole family, follow Virginia 4-H on Facebook or Instagram:
To join in on virtual Camp Across the Commonwealth, be sure to follow the Jamestown 4-H Center on Facebook or Instagram:
Teen Counselor Applications
Application Closed for 2022 4-H Camp – Teen Counselor Positions
Teen counselors are selected each fall to train and prepare for the summer Chesterfield 4-H Camp program, held at the Jamestown 4-H Center. Applicants must be at least 14 years of age (on or before Jan. 1 for the year of the upcoming camp) and no older than 18 years of age (by Sept. 30 for the year of the upcoming camp). Strong applicants will have leadership skills, enjoy working with youth, and preferably have previous experiences working at a youth camp or as a teen leader for another youth program.
The process is competitive and only select applicants will proceed to the interview portion. Final selections will be made and monthly training requirements must be met by each candidate for the counselor positions in order to attend 4-H Camp.
Additional questions? Contact Bethany Eigel.