Junior Summer Camp

Camp Overview

Junior 4-H Summer Camp is a week-long, 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.

Camp Benefits

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.

2020 York/Poquoson 4-H Junior Summer Camp has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Everyone will receive a full refund for any deposits made. 

  1. Registration for a Camper
  2. Classes & Activities
  3. Cost
  4. Age Policy
  5. Cancellations & Refunds
  6. Applying as a Teen Counselor
  7. Applying as a  Counselor-in- Training
  8. Volunteers
  9. Frequently Asked Questions


Registration for campers will open at 9:00 am on March 14, 2020. 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 December) do NOT have to register online through this system.

In order to register, you must click on the link above 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 receive your confirmation email, you must mail in or drop off $90.00 deposit (or the whole camp fee of $315.00 if you choose) per camper by March 27, 2020.
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 March 27, 2020 or your spot in camp will be given to someone on the waitlist. You are NOT fully registered until we receive your deposit. The remaining camp fee balance will be due on May 1, 2020.

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. 
Links for Camper Registration will be posted here when they become available.
For questions regarding camp registration, please call our office at 757-890-4940.