The mission of the Southwest 4-H Educational Center is to provide a fun, experiential learning program at a low cost for 4-H youth ages 9-19 in Southwest Virginia's 13 constituent counties. Our camps, workshops, and seminars feature hands-on education and training in life skills enhancement, natural resource conservation, and citizenship. A priority of the Southwest 4-H Educational Center is to develop today's youth for the world of tomorrow.

Activities such as swimming, rappelling, animal care, and nature study are not only fun but also help develop interpersonal skills, leadership, and independence. Yesterday's campers are now found in a variety of careers and often praise the skill development, character building, and personal encouragement they received in the 4-H camping program.

Check out the Upcoming Events page to find out when your county's Junior 4-H summer camp takes place. Please contact your local county's Extension Office for registration information. 

Photos

junior 4-hers practicing citizenship in russell Hall

junior 4-hers practicing citizenship in russell Hall

CANDLE LIGHTING AT the MUCK POND

CANDLE LIGHTING AT the MUCK POND

flag-raising ceremony

flag-raising ceremony

riflery class

riflery class

Rappelling during high-ropes class

Rappelling during high-ropes class

fun in the pool

fun in the pool

archery class

archery class

a 4-h favorite: gau-gau

a 4-h favorite: gau-gau

tire swinging during low ropes class

tire swinging during low ropes class

gazing at the skies through a telescope

gazing at the skies through a telescope

where else can you pull off a full-body hot dog suit besides 4-H camp?

where else can you pull off a full-body hot dog suit besides 4-H camp?

hooping it up during recreation time

hooping it up during recreation time

4-Square during recreation time

4-Square during recreation time