About Wahsega

Welcome!

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

We provide environmental and outdoor education opportunities to school groups during the school year, operate as a summer camp for 4-H youth, and host a wide variety of special groups such as boy and girl scouts, church retreats, college group weekends, family reunions and weddings.  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.  Wahsega also hosts Wilderness Challenge Camp every summer for children in middle school.  This camp provides more outdoor adventure activities as well as many of the Wahsega camp favorite activities.  This 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/about/county/index.cfm

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 classrooms 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

  1. Student relationships with their classmates
  2. Student relationships with their teacher
  3. Environmental awareness
  4. Environmental behavioral intent
  5. Connectedness to nature

Facility Rental

Wahsega is for rent as a conference center when not in use by 4-H summer camp and school environmental education trips.  We offer hiking trails, an amphitheater, two indoor classrooms, a large recreation hall, and numerous fire rings for your groups 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, but you must bring your own bedding, pillows, towels, shampoo, etc.

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Contact Us

Wahsega 4-H Center
77 Cloverleaf Trail
Dahlonega, GA 30533

Office Phone: (706) 864-2050
Kitchen: (706) 867-2905