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.

What's New

2019 4-H Summer Camping 

2019 Fairfax Arlington Alexandria (FAA) 4-H Teen Counselor Program

Dreaming of sunny days lounging by the pool? You’re in luck: 4-H Camp Counselor Registration is open for business! As a reminder, 4-H Camp will run June 30th-July 4th this year. So you’ll be back in plenty of time to enjoy 4th of July festivities. To apply, complete the application and drop it off or mail it to your local office. If you register before Friday, January 11th by 5pm your Counselor fee is $50. After the 11th, that price increases to $150—so don’t delay!

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2019 FFA Counselor Appication.pdf
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2019 ALX Scholarship.pdf

2019 Fairfax Arlington Alexandria (FAA) 4-H Junior Camp

Join us  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.

Registration for the 2019 FAA 4-H Camp is now OPEN.  

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2019 FFA Camper Application_ALX.pdf
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2019 ALX Scholarship.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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