4-H camp is a success!

Published 10:03 am Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Celia Brockway/Extension Agent

WAKEFIELD—The sound of splashing water. The smell of a campfire. The sight of kids learning and laughing. All of these filled the Airfield 4-H Center near Wakefield from June 23 to 27. During these five days, more than 200 kids participated in Isle of Wight/Southampton 4-H Camp.

Activities included swimming, singing and an option of 16 different classes ranging from cooking to riflery to a challenge course. Each participant chose three classes. Campers spent the night in dorms, which were under the supervision of volunteer teen counselors and adults.

The camp was organized by Isle of Wight and Southampton 4-H Youth Development Programs in conjunction with Airfield Conference Center staff, all a part of Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Donations given by the Southampton Department of Social Services, Woman’s Club of Smithfield, Smithfield Police Department (CHIP), Southampton Livestock 4-H Club, Dominion Power, Murphy-Brown LLC, and James and Margo VanDiver, made camp possible for several youths. Thank you for your contributions to this program.

For more information about 4-H, call Celia Brockway at 365-6258.