Georgia 4-H at Camp Jekyll Summer Camp

 

Camp Jekyll plays host to one of the many UGA Extension 4-H Summer Camps. Other camp locations include: Burton 4-H CenterWahsega 4-H Center,Rock Eagle 4-H Center, and Fortson 4-H Center. 4-H Camp on Jekyll Island is a week-long experience that includes visits to the beach and many other fun and exciting activities. 4-H Camp is a memorable and rewarding experience. Cooperation and character building, along with just having a great time, are all part of the camping adventure.

Georgia 4-H at Camp Jekyll – 2019 Camp Schedule

  • 4-H Junior Camp (6 Weeks)
    • Week 1 – June 3-7
    • Week 2 – June 10-14
    • Week 3 – June 17-21
    • Week 4 – June 24-28
    • Week 5 – July 1-5
  • Air Force Teen Leadership Summit  (1 Week)
    • Week 6 – July 6-12

Signing Up for Summer Camp

Each county is assigned to a 4-H center for a specific week of Junior Camp. Camp registration is not handled through the center but through your local County Extension Office. Most youth attending Junior Camp have completed the seventh or eighth grade. The Georgia 4-H Camping Website contains a helpful chart listing where and when each county will attend Junior Camp in 2019 and contains active links to your County Extension office to call to sign up!

Georgia 4-H at Camp Jekyll Tentative Schedule

Tentative 2019 Junior Camp Schedule

Junior Camp Activity Highlights

Junior Camp campers will experience these fun and memorable hands-on activities (called voyages) led by enthusiastic and knowledge counselors

  • Competition throughout the week between Color Crews for the Captain’s Bell!
  • Dress to impress during the end of week blow out party – the famous Buccaner Ball!
  • Explore Jekyll Island by Bike: riding along beach paths, forest trails, marsh boardwalks, and through the Historic District!
  • Get Wet at Summer Waves including the Turtle Creek Lazy River, Frantic Atlantic Wave Pool, and 5 slides!
  • Explore and shop at the new Jekyll Island Beach Village and Historic District Shops!
  • Check out the marine animals living the center’s touch tanks and climb the trees at Jekyll’s iconic Driftwood Beach.
  • Learn to canoe on the Tidelands Pond and explore the exhibits at Tidelands Nature Center.
  • See what you can catch in water while seining the intertidal zone for fish, squid, and crabs with your fellow campers!
  • Hike through the mysterious maritime forest and meet various reptiles and touch a snake, alligator, and turtle during herpetology!
  • Take a trip to the beach for splash during organized beach swims!
  • Have fun during Evening Rec with games such as Basketball, Volleyball, lawn and board games, dancing and more!
  • With your color crew as your team, compete in the crazy Pirate Games!
  • Go on a 90 minute boat ride to explore the Jekyll and Brunswick Rivers looking for dolphins and brown pelicans.
  • Enjoy some delicious and refreshing watermelon and marshmallow roasting at the Wednesday Luau!
  • Check out the patients and educational exhibits at Georgia’s only sea turtle hospital: the Georgia Sea Turtle Center!
  • Enjoy tasty food from the Diamondback Dining Hall!
  • Work with your cabin mates to earn the Clean Crab or Tidy Turtle!
  • Be entertained by the counselor campfire skits and songs under a beautiful starry night sky!
  • Have the best week of summer ever having fun and meeting new friends!

What to bring/Packing List

Junior Camp at Camp Jekyll What to bring/Packing List

Georgia 4-H at Camp Jekyll Brag Book

Check out this Brag Book PDF presentation showcasing lots of pictures of the new Camp Jekyll Campus!

Summer Camp Promotional Videos

Georgia 4-H Summer Camp Guidelines for Cell Phone Use at Junior Camp

Junior level (7th-8th Grade) 4-H’ers may bring cell phones to 4-H events and camps, and the phones may remain in their possession, but must be put away during scheduled activities and at lights out. Cell phones may be confiscated and returned at the end of the event if their possession or use, such as sending or receiving calls or text messages or using head phones, is determined to be disruptive to the event experience.