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

4-H Summer Camping: Residental & Day 

4-H Lights, Camera, and Cooking Day Camp -
The Opening Act
Ages: 9 - 13 (Age as of Sept. 30, 2018)
Dates: July 10 – 12, 2018 – 9:00 a. – 12:00 p.
Lee Center – 1108 Jefferson St. Alexandria VA 22314
Fee: $139.00

Are you the next cooking star? 4-H Lights, Camera,
Cooking Day Camp is an action packed camp where
future filmmakers will learn basic food preparation,
presentation skills, and awesome recipes; all while
writing, directing and filming their very own cooking
show. 

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2018 4-H Summer Day Camp Registration Form.pdf

4-H Lights, Camera, and Cooking Day Camp - Season 2

Ages: 12 - 14 (Age as of Sept. 30, 2017)
Dates: August 7 - 9, 2018 – 9:00 a. – 4:00 p.
Lee Center – 1108 Jefferson St. Alexandria VA 22314
Fee: $239.00

Show your skills in the fast paced
high energy culinary explosion. This camp is for
kids who know their way around the kitchen and
are ready to learn advanced cooking and video
production skills while sampling meals from
around the world. 

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2018 4-H Summer Day Camp Registration Form.pdf

4-H Crime and Spy Camp

Ages: 9 - 11 (Age as of Sept. 30, 2017)
Dates: August 21-23, 2018 – 9:00 a. – 12:00 p.
Lee Center – 1108 Jefferson St. Alexandria VA 22314
Fee: $179.00

Attend "Super Spy School" to learn how detectives
use science to uncover the mysteries of a crime.
We'll solve the case of "The Murder of Professor
Half Track" using clues and conduct our own
biotechnology experiments to solve the murder
mystery. 

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2018 4-H Summer Day Camp Registration Form - Crime & Spy.pdf

Join us Sunday, July 22 - Thursday, July 26, 2018. 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.

The 2018 FAA 4-H Camp registration is now open. Please download the following forms, complete and return to the Alexandria Cooperative Extension Office located in the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St. Alexandria VA 22314. Campers are not consider registered until all required paperwork and camper fees are received. Camper spaces and class selections are filled in the order that they are received.     

2018 Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria 4-H Junior Camp Registration Forms - July 22- 26, 2018

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2018_Camp_Registration_Packet_ALX.pdf
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2018_ALX_Scholarship.pdf
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2018_ALX_Scholarship_Spanish.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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