Discover mountain air, clear streams, rugged trails, rustic cabins, great food and an extraordinary staff in the North Georgia mountains at Wahsega 4-H Center just outside of Dahlonega, GA. The Wahsega 4-H Center is one of the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension’s five centers in Georgia. Wahsega 4-H Center is 11 miles north of Dahlonega on Forest Service Rd. 28, one mile from the end of Camp Wahsega Road and the entrance to the Army Ranger Training Facility. We are in the Ward Creek valley on property owned by the University of Georgia in the Chattahoochee National Forest.
What We Do
Wahsega 4-H Center provides 4-H summer camp, environmental education field trips, and conference events. Our programs enable youth to acquire relevant knowledge, develop significant life skills and form the appropriate attitudes they need to make intelligent decisions, solve problems, and be responsible citizens.
Georgia 4-H Summer Camp
Georgia 4-H summer camp at Wahsega 4-H Center provides 4-H youth experiences in understanding and navigating group dynamics, self-discovery, relationship building, practicing healthy personal habits, and appreciation of the environment. Cloverleaf Camp is a great all around fun camp experience for children in 4th-6th grade. Children attend camp with their county 4-H club and county 4-H adult leaders. Contact your county extension office for more information how to join this camp. You must register your child for 4-H camp through your local county 4-H club and they will provide transportation to Wahsega. Wilderness Challenge Camp at Wahsega is for children in middle school. This is an outdoor adventure camp. Wilderness Challenge Camp is open to anyone in the state of Georgia, register through your local extension office. To get more information, call your county’s Cooperative Extension office and ask for the person responsible for 4-H camp. You can find contact information for each county online at: http://extension.uga.edu/county-offices.html
Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program
As one of the nation’s largest providers of residential environmental education, the Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program invites you and your students to join the safe haven of Georgia’s outdoor classroom. The Wahsega 4-H Center EE program uses the outdoors as a classroom without walls to provide overnight academic field studies for students in public, private, and home-based learning in grades K-12.
Operating September through November and March through May of each year, Wahsega 4-H Center provides opportunities for high-quality day and overnight educational experiences. Our research-based curriculum correlates to current Georgia education standards, providing hands-on learning in the context of the real world. The Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program is operated by the University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Cooperative Extension and is proud to serve as a partner in education with public, private, and homeschool groups across the Southeast. Please contact the center directly to book your school. 706-864-2050
Students who participate in our education program report an increase in:
- Student relationships with their classmates
- Student relationships with their teacher
- Environmental awareness
- Environmental behavioral intent
- Connectedness to nature
Wahsega 4-H Center is for rent as a conference center. We offer hiking trails, an amphitheater, two indoor classrooms, a large recreation hall, and numerous fire rings for your group’s use. You can purchase hot freshly made meals in our full service dining hall and instructor led programming is available. Our beautiful historic cabins sleep up to 230 people. Two cabins have their own bathrooms, and the other 14 cabins are served by boy’s and girl’s bath houses. We provide housing only. You must bring your own bedding, pillows, towels, shampoo, etc.
Maps and Directions
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Wahsega 4-H Center
77 Cloverleaf Trail
Dahlonega, GA 30533
Office Phone: (706) 864-2050
Kitchen: (706) 867-2905