Junior Summer Camp
Junior 4-H Summer Camp is a week-long, over-night residential summer camp program available to residents of York County and the City of Poquoson ages 9 to 13. Teens that are 14 can serve as Counselors-in-Training (CIT) during camp and teens ages 15-18 can serve as Teen Camp Counselors (see below for camp age policies and CIT/Counselor information). Camp is held every year at the Jamestown 4-H Educational Center in Williamsburg, VA.
Please note that the York/Poquoson Extension Office is in charge of planning for and processing registration for our week of 4-H Summer Camp. Jamestown 4-H Center is the facility we use during the week for camp programming. Registration and/or questions regarding York/Poquoson's 4-H Summer Camp should be directed to the York/Poquoson Extension office at 757-890-4940, not Jamestown 4-H Educational Center.
4-H camp provides youth countless opportunities for learning more about themselves, their peers, and the natural world around them in an unplugged camp setting. Days are filled with camp classes, unstructured recreation and swim time, flag ceremonies, evening programs, and campfires. Our main focus during camp is to help youth develop independence, self-esteem, confidence, interpersonal skills, and other life skills.
2024 York/Poquoson 4-H Junior Summer Camp is scheduled for July 22 - 26, 2024
Teen Counselor and Counselor In-Training (CIT) Applications due December 13, 2023 at 5 p.m.
Camper Registration will begin on April 13, 2024 at 9:00 a.m.
- Register a FEMALE Camper - Coming Soon
- Register a MALE Camper - Coming Soon
PLEASE READ THE REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.
Registration for campers will open at 9:00 am on April 13, 2024. Registration will only be collected through our online format.
If you do not have access to a computer or the internet and as a result cannot complete online registration, please contact our office (757-890-4940) before registration opens.
Youth that have already been selected as CITs or Teen Counselors (applications were due in November) do NOT have to register online through this system.
In order to register, you must click on the link for a Male or a Female Camper (one link to register a female camper, one link to register a male camper) and complete the online registration form. You can register up to 2 youth of the same gender at once. For example, if you have two sons you will be able to select 2 spots when you register. If you have two sons and one daughter, you will have to register your 2 sons together using the Male Camper link, and then register your daughter separately using the Female Camper link. Once you have submitted the registration, you will receive a confirmation email.
We CANNOT accept payment online. Once you have received your confirmation email, you must mail in or drop off a deposit of $100.00 (or the whole camp fee if you choose per camper) by April 30, 2024.
NOTE: A $50.00 fee will be charged for any Returned Checks.
You may mail payment to:
Attention: Camp Registration
PO Box 532
Yorktown, VA 23690
Or you may bring the deposit into our office at: 5338-I George Washington Mem. Hwy, Yorktown, VA 23692. Our office is located in the Washington Square Shopping Center next to Subway and York County Parks & Rec.
We can accept cash or checks made out to VCE-York. Please put your camper's name in the memo line of all checks or attach a note with your camper's name to any cash payments. Deposits must be received by April 30, 2024 or your spot in camp will be given to someone on the waitlist. You are NOT fully registered until we receive your deposit of $100.00 (or the whole camp fee if you choose per camper). The remaining camp fee balance (if any) will be due on May 24, 2024.
If camp spots are already full when you go to register, you will be prompted to “add your name to the waitlist”. This will put your child/children’s name(s) on our waitlist and we will contact you by phone and email if and when a spot opens up. If you add your name to the waitlist, you do NOT need to mail in a deposit. Your deposit will be due if a camp spot opens up for your child.
York/Poquoson 4-H Camp fills very quickly. It is possible that you will be prompted to add your name to the waitlist within minutes of the time camp registration opens.
For questions regarding camp registration, please call our office at 757-890-4940.
The classes and evening activities offered at camp vary from year to year as well. Example classes include:
- Air rifle
- Art and crafts
- Basket Weaving
- Camp nutrition
- Happy Feet
- Low ropes course
- Marine science
- Outdoor living skills
- Water polo
Youth will select the classes that they are most interested in on the first day of camp. Evening activities may include:
- Carnival games
- Outdoor games
- Pool party
- Talent show
We try to make sure there is something for everyone at camp!