The City of Alexandria office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is your local connection to Virginia's land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University.

Through educational programs based on research and developed with input from local stakeholders, we help the people of the City of Alexandria improve their lives.

We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.

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4-H Junior and Day Camps

Fairfax Arlington Alexandria (FAA) 4-H Junior Camp

Sunday, June 30 - Thursday, July 4, 2019

Fairfax, Arlington, and Alexandria (FAA) 4-H Junior Camp is held each summer at the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center . Camp is open to youth age 9-13 (Must be 9 years old by Sept. 30, 2018). The camp fee includes transportation from camp, meals and lodging for five days and four nights, a camp T-shirt, and class supplies. Campers have the opportunity to pick their roommates if they like, and are then placed in a room with campers of similar age. Each morning, campers attend three different activities from options that include activities such as fishing, archery, horseback riding, or a ropes challenge course, plus much more. Lunch is followed by free recreation and swim time, and every evening campers enjoy a campfire, snack, and an evening program. For more information please contact the Alexandria Cooperative Extension Office.

Alexandria 4-H Summer Day Camps

Week 1: The 4-H Slimy, Gooey, Gross Science Camp involves fun, hands-on activities that teach basic science principles. We’ll explore slimy, gooey, gross science while we will conduct all kinds of icky, sticky experiments! Get ready to be playing in some slimy, yucky science fun.
7/30 – 8/1 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm / Ages: 9-12 / $159 / Lee Center

Week 2: The 4-H Food Frenzy Cooking Camp is all about food, food, and more food! Activities into 4-H Food Challenge, campfire cooking, food art, and much more! This camp is perfect for chefs of any age.
8/6 – 8/8 / 9:00 am – 4:00 pm / Ages 9-12 / $219 / Lee Center

Week 3: The 4-H Planet Energy Camp is all about the powers of light, motion, and heat energy. We’ll be launching a solar balloon, working with magnetism, experiencing solar energy, learning more about nature, and conducting energizing hands-on experiments!
8/13 – 8/15 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm / Ages: 9-12 / $159 / Lee Center

Registration for the Fairfax Arlington Alexandria (FAA) 4-H Junior and Summer Day Camps are currently being accepted.  

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2019 FFA Camper Application_ALX.pdf
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2019 ALX Scholarship.pdf
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2019 4-H Summer Day Camp Registration Form.pdf

Master Gardeners of Northern VA

Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia (MGNV) is an organization of volunteers who work with the staff of Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) to encourage and promote environmentally sound gardening practices. Through VCE, MGNV volunteers contribute thousands of hours annually to community education programs in Arlington County and Alexandria City.  Visit the official website at: Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia


Virginia Food Access Network (VFAN)

The Virginia Food Access Network (VFAN) accelerates efforts, connects partners, and shares resources to solve child hunger in Virginia and create nutritious food access for all Virginians.


Were you a 4-H member? Did you attend 4-H camp? Or maybe you were a 4-H volunteer? Identify as a 4-H alum, and represent your 4-H state: http://bit.ly/2m0vYgp


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