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How do youth benefit from 4-H Camping in Virginia?


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Research Shows:

· Virginia has one of the largest 4-H camping programs in the nation.
· Camp improves the lives of children, youth, and families.
· Virginia 4-H Camps are safe, accessible and affordable!
· Camp enables children to grow to be caring, contributing, successful members of society.
· Camp builds life skills like making connections & self- confidence.

What do the campers say?

“After attending camp, I was better able to...”:

·   “...take responsibility for my actions” - 71%
·   “ as a team” - 68%
·   “...make new friends” - 63%
·   “...make decisions for myself” - 60%
·   “...enjoy learning new skills” - 71%
·   “...enjoy helping others” - 69%
·   “ my opinions with others” - 56%

For more information:

· Contact your local Extension Office
· Contact your local 4‐H Educational Center
· Visit

Virginia 4-H Centers are accredited by the American Camp Association.

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Publication Date

September 30, 2013