The 2019 Botetourt County 4-H Camp will be June 10-14 at the W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center located on Smith Mountain Lake in Wirtz. Botetourt youth, ages 9-13 (as of September 30, 2019) and age 14 (after January 1, 2019) are eligible to attend as campers. This year Botetourt will once again camp with 4-H’ers from Rockbridge County.
Registrations are being taken now on a first-come, first-serve basis, so don’t delay registering. The cost for attending is $300 per camper with a $150 deposit due with registration and the remainder payable by April 26. The cost covers transportation, meals, lodging, class fees, a camp T-shirt and more.
Youth will participate in a variety of classes, have time for free swim, learn leadership skills through pack meetings and meet other 4-H’ers from different counties with similar interests. There will be a dance at the end of the week and a Share-the-Fun talent contest where youth can sing, play a musical instrument or other talent. Each evening will feature a different theme night and will end with a group campfire overlooking the lake.
Botetourt County 4-H Camp is Character Counts! based and children learn about the six pillars of character while participating in classes, team building, group meetings, and family style meals. The staff of the Skelton 4-H Center along with trained teens and adult volunteers from each county will work together to provide a safe and fun experience for the 4-H’ers.
To pick up a registration form or if you have any questions contact the Botetourt Extension Office, 473-8260; or a registration form can be downloaded at the VCE – Botetourt website https://botetourt.ext.vt.edu/