ANNOUNCEMENT

Thank you for your patience and support as Georgia 4-H considered tentative plans to provide a delayed start and shortened camp season.  After much thought and concern for the health and safety of 4-H staff, volunteers, and our 4-H participants, Georgia 4-H has made the difficult decision to cancel camp for the 2020 summer season.   We are already looking forward to 2021, when we can continue “to make the best better.”

Cloverleaf Camp

 

The Burton 4-H Center plays host to one of the many UGA Extension 4-H Summer Camps. Other camp locations include: Georgia 4-H at Camp JekyllWahsega 4-H CenterRock Eagle 4-H Center, and Fortson 4-H Center.

Cloverleaf Camp on Tybee Island is an overnight week-long experience that includes visits to the beach plus many other exciting activities.  Cloverleaf Camp is a fun and rewarding experience that encourages cooperation and character building, along with just having a great time.

Due to the on-going restrictions brought about by the Covid-19 Virus, Georgia 4-H has been forced to cancel Cloverleaf Camp at the Burton 4-H Center for 2020.  Georgia 4-H has already begun the work of planning the best summer ever for 2021!

Contact for Camp Reservations

 

Contact for Camp Reservations

Contact your local County Extension Office to reserve a spot at camp.

Classes & Activities

Classes & Activities

Below are short descriptions of a few of the different “fun time with counselor” activities that your campers will take part in during their week at camp.  It is very important that the agents and other adults with your group attend the “fun time with counselor” activities and color crew sessions.  This is foremost for the health, safety and welfare of the campers.  If a camper should be injured or need to take a “time out”, we need the agents and leaders assigned to help us out.  Here are a few things to know about each class:

  • Dolphin Cruise
    Campers will enjoy a boat ride through the tidal creeks watching for dolphins and other wildlife. The boat crew and counselors will provide a natural history interpretation of animals and other sights seen.

 

  • Marsh 
    Campers will explore the salt marsh looking for fiddler crabs, periwinkle snails, and other wildlife.  Getting muddy is part of the experience!  Please wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting wet or muddy.   You must have closed toe shoes – No sandals, water socks, Croc’s or Tevas please. Boots are recommended.  If you wish, we have the “Wall of Lost Soles” on center where shoes and boots can be borrowed for this class.

 

  • Beach Ecology 
    Now is the time for sandals and sand between your toes! We go to the beach after a short discussion on Center to explore beach dynamics while searching for shark teeth.  But no swimming now, that comes later.

 

  • Crabs and Critters
    Campers spend time with our living animal collections learning about native and exotic critters on the Georgia coast.  They will have a chance to hold some of these animals or see how we collect them. Please make sure campers wash their hands after class.

 

  • Squid Dissection 
    Campers will gain hands-on experience with these wonderful creatures as a squid is inspected up close and personal.  Carefully cut a squid open to see how it works inside and learn about the critical role these animals play in the local environment.

 

  • Swimming
    Campers will experience swimming in the ocean. The Tybee Island lifeguards, and lead counselor make the final decisions on swimming time if potentially dangerous water conditions exist.  Eight agents and/or leaders (minimum) are always needed in the water.  These leaders/agents, along with summer camp counselors, form a box within which all campers swim.  The Burton 4-H Center will provide beach shirts for all adults and children. A beach shirt must be worn to go to the beach with us.

Map of Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island

What to Bring

What to Bring

Note: Everything should be marked with the child’s name with a waterproof marker. Do not bring jewelry or other items of value

  • Waterproof sunscreen!
  • Linens (mattresses are  twin extra-long!), blankets or sleeping bag (linens are NOT provided at camp)
  • Pillow
  • Daily change of clothes and underwear (shorts, tee shirts, etc.  Pack clothes that can get dirty and sandy!
  • Shoes and socks (Bring at least two pairs—one that can get wet and muddy)
  • Sport sandals (any sandals MUST have a heel backstrap)
  • Towels (wash cloth, shower towels and beach/pool towels)
  • Soap, toothpaste, toothbrush and other toiletries, shower shoes
  • Bathing suits, please make sure these are one piece or tankini suits that are both modest and appropriate.  Everyone will wear a Burton swim shirt during beach time.
  • Rain jacket
  • Sunglasses and/or hat
  • Money for canteen (Bring change for soda machine!)
  • Plastic garbage bag for wet clothes
  • Insect repellent and sunscreen (non-aerosol)
  • Money for lunch for bus trip to and from camp as needed.  Please contact your county office for this information.
  • Shower shoes for wearing in bathroom and showers.

Optional Items

  • Day Pack
  • Flip flops are allowed only in dorm.
  • Water Bottle
  • Camera, film (disposable cameras are recommended, mark your full name on camera)
  • Pen, paper, stamps
  • Old tennis shoes or knee boots (wellies) for walking in marsh or forest.

What Not to Bring

Do Not Bring

  • Knives
  • Radios, video games, portable speakers
  • Cell phones
  • Shaving cream
  • Fireworks
  • Chewing gum
  • Excessive amount of cash or items of great value (emotional or monetary)

Georgia 4-H Summer Camp Dress Code

The official Georgia 4-H Summer Camp dress code can be found on the Georgia 4-H Summer Camp webpage or by clicking here.

Clothing guidelines

  • No clothing should be worn that violates the Code of Conduct.
  • Underwear should always be worn and should not be visible.
  • Camp is rough on clothes—bring only clothes that are okay to get wet or muddy.
  • Bring extra socks and underwear—you always need them!

4-H Statement

4-H Statement

4-H’ers are to leave portable speakers, computers, televisions, and video games at home unless authorized by and used under direct supervision of the member’s leader. 4-H’ers should be discouraged from bringing cell phones. No programs are to be disturbed or interrupted with personal electronic equipment. 4-H’ers are not allowed to bring skates, roller blades, bicycles, laser lights or other personal items that would make safety an issue. Safety and damage/loss of expensive items are the concern.

Burton 4-H Center
9 Lewis Avenue
Tybee Island, GA 31328
Phone: (912) 786-5534 Fax: (912) 786-9814
Email: burton4h@uga.edu
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