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Registration opens March 14th for 4-H Junior Summer Camp!

4-H Junior Summer Camp (for youth ages 9-13) will be held August 3-7, 2020 at Jamestown 4-H Educational Center in Williamsburg. Registration will open at 9:00 a.m. on March 14, 2020 and will only be accepted via our online registration format. Please visit our website https://www.yorkcounty.gov/952/Junior-Summer-Camp to review registration instructions and frequently asked questions before March 14th. Links will be posted on this site and will not become "live" until 9:00am on March 14th.  The cost to attend camp for 2020 is $315.00 per camper and financial assistance is available for youth with financial need.  A $90.00 deposit of the camp fee will be due to our office within two weeks after you complete your registration online.

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Volunteers are needed for the
4-H Schoolyard Habitats Outreach

Join us in February to learn how community volunteers like you partner with local school communities to ignite sparks of natural curiosity in tomorrow’s scientists and decision-makers.  Find out how this program encourages outdoor observation, investigation,citizen science, and environmental stewardship at schools. 

Join us. Bring a friend. Tell your neighbors about this session!

6:30pm-8:30pm
, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 in Tabb Public Library’s large meeting room.  Advance registration is required.  Attendance at this event does not commit you to joining the program.  Register in advance by signing up online via Signup Genius at this link:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090544AAA823A0F94-boosting
 
Presenters will deliver an overview of monarch butterflies and bluebirds, two of our area’s iconic wildlife species that also serve as muses for this program.  We’ll describe how we help schools design and maintain native plant wildlife habitat that doubles as an outdoor learning lab on school grounds.  We’ll describe the critical roles that community volunteers like you play in this venture.
 
This evening event is open to Master Gardeners, Virginia Master Naturalists, parents and guardians, and any community volunteer interested in learning more about this program. 

4-H Peer Teacher program

4-H Peer Teacher Program accepting applications!

The 4-H Peer Teacher Program at the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation allows students to learn about history and interpretation, by working on site in the outdoor living history areas and assisting visitors with hands-on activities. Teens ages 13-16 that are residents of York County, Poquoson, James City County, and Gloucester County are eligible to participate in this program. Eligible teens must turn in an application and complete an in-person interview. Selected youth will attend two days of orientation, and will then be assigned to one of five interpretive sites (based on their preferences) for training. Sites include:

  • At the Jamestown Settlement: Powhatan Indian Village, Ships, and James Fort
  • At the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown: Military Encampment and 1780s Farm

The application deadline is April 3, 2020.  Visit https://york.ext.vt.edu/ to print out an application or call Krista Gustafson at 804-693-2602 for more information.

**If you are a person with a disability and desire assistance or accommodation, please notify the York/Poquoson Extension Office at 757-890-4940/TDD* during business hours of 8:15 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.

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