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
Registration for this camp will open online only, starting at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 14, 2022.
Registration details and links will be posted by late February/early March.
Transportation to and from camp is not provided. Parents must drop off and pick up their child from the Jamestown 4-H Center.
Camper must turn age 9 between Oct. 1, 2021 and Sept. 30, 2022. Counselors in Training (CIT) must turn 13 as of Jan. 1, 2022. Very limited spots for CIT and restricted to youth interested in applying for future counselor positions. There will be a separate registration link for CIT’s. Selection for CIT does not guarantee a future role as a teen counselor at camp.
The camp fee includes:
- Cabin/Lodge picture
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 us, 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 2021.
Connect to the Parks and Recreation Program Guide and select Summer Camps to learn more details about each option.
We have camps for ages as young as 4 (Fun in the Forest), and as old as 16 (Level III Sailing), so be sure to check it out!
See all the camps available in the Summer 2021 Program Guide (PDF)!
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!
- June 17-19, 2022 Cloverbud Explore Camp: Have a child that’s a little too young for regular 4-H camp? This is for ages 5-8 and a perfect intro to sleep-away camps!
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
Now Accepting Applications 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, 2022) and no older than 18 years of age by Sept. 30, 2022. 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 application is online at Chesterfield Counselor Positions and the deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. 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 2022 4-H Camp.
Additional questions? Contact Bethany Eigel.