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4-H Camping Program

Camp is an opportunity to make new friends, learn, and have fun in a safe environment while surrounded by caring adults.  Campers learn life skills such as independence, responsibility, and sharing.

A study of Virginia 4-H camping conducted in 2002 with 11,000 youth campers ages 9 to 13 from across the state found that 4-H camp participation helped youth to learn to:

  • Make new friends,
  • Develop new skills, and
  • Become more independent and able to take care of themselves.

Shenandoah County 4-H offers a summer and a winter 4-H residential camp at the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center and Summer 4-H Day Camps are also conducted in cooperation with local town parks.  Additional 4-H speciality camps are available at 4-H Centers and other locations around the state.

There are leadership opportunities available for teens to be trained to serve as 4-H Camp Counselors for all of the Shenandoah County 4-H Camps.

The Culpeper-Shenandoah-Rappahannock 4-H Camp is for Shenandoah County youth ages 9-13. This is a resident camp, held at the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center in Front Royal, which is an American Camping Association Accredited Camp. Campers do not have to be 4-H members to enroll. Camp activities include swimming, canoeing, crafts, performing arts, riflery, archery, games, and campfire programs. Campers are supervised by trained 4-H Teen Camp Counselors, adult 4-H volunteers and the 4-H Center Summer Resident Camp staff. 

HOLD THE DATE FOR 2024 - June 9-13, 2024



All programs are open to all Shenandoah County  youth – 4-H membership is not required.


Culpeper-Shenandoah "Summer in the Winter" 4-H Camp Weekend will be held February 2-4, 2024, at the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center in Front Royal. Cost is $140. For ages 9-13. To register, click on the link: