Facility Rental

Are you looking for the perfect place to host your next group event? We offer facility rentals when we are not in use by 4-H summer camp and school environmental education trip for both over night and day use groups.  Located 11 miles north of Dahlonega and bordered by the Chattahoochee National forest, Wahsega is the ideal rustic retreat. From scout groups and youth groups looking to learn more about the environment, to sorority groups looking for a glamping adventure, to large families looking for the perfect spot to hold their reunion, if you’re looking for a peaceful mountain setting with rustic accommodations and plenty of outdoor space, Wahsega has everything you need.

Video overview of Wahsega 4-H Center

Our Facilities

 

Our beautiful historic cabins can accommodate up to 230 people.  Two cabins have their own bathrooms, while the other 14 cabins are served by boys and girls bath houses.  You will need to bring your own bedding (sheets and blankets or a sleeping bag), pillow, towels, and soap. We provide housing only. No services are provided.  Cost to stay is $18 per person per night.  We have plenty of pristine outdoor space, hiking trails,a large field and fire rings onsite for your group to use.   Two indoor classrooms and a large recreation hall are also available for your group.

Meals

Wahsega’s dining hall is one of the properties original buildings dating back to the time when Wahsega was a base camp for the Civilian Conservation Corps.  We have a full kitchen staff available to serve your group 3 meals a day.  The kitchen staff at Wahsega makes everyone feel welcome at our family’s table. The kitchen is, after all, a families gathering place.  We work diligently to accommodate our guests with dietary restrictions.  From providing a vegetarian option to providing a restriction specific meal, our dining hall ensures our guests are comfortable and well fed.  Please communicate your dietary needs and we will do our best to meet them.  And just like at grandma’s house, adult guests will be glad that the coffee pot is always on and a selection of herbal and black teas are available as well.

Meals per guest are priced as follows:  Breakfast $9.50, Lunch  $10.00, Dinner $10.50

There is no kitchen to use to prepare your own meals.  But we do have a regular sized fridge and freezer in pavilion 4 you can use and we have several charcoal grills.

Programming

Let us facilitate a little fun for your group during your stay at Wahsega.  Our instructor led classes provide a great way to learn more about the beautiful environment surrounding your group.  If your a more adventurous bunch, we offer three different high ropes elements that are sure to get your heart rate up a bit  Some popular activities include:

  • Zip Line (additional $9 per person).
  • Climbing wall (additional $9 per person)
  • Flying squirrel (additional $9 per person)
  • Team-building–Learn to work together by playing together through out challenge courses.
  • Archery–channel your inner Katniss and pull back the bow.
  • Stream Ecology–wade in Ward creek and lern about the life you find there.
  • Herpetology–Meet the animals in our herpetology lab and learn more about them.

Our programming fee is $12.00 per person for either a 1.5 hour class or two 1 hour classes.  There is an additional $9.00 per participant charge for high ropes classes.

Day Groups

What if I’d like to bring a group for just the day?  Of course, we’d love to have you experience Wahsega if only for a day.  Your group will have access to the grounds, trails, pavilions, and creek.  Groups not taking classes are billed $5 per guest.  Other options include Rec Hall and class room rental at $100.00, Dining Hall rental at $ 200.00, and lifeguarding at $125.00 for 2 hours swimming when available.

Ready to Book

If you are interested in meals or programming please let us know at the time you make your reservation. We recommend you make your reservation several months or more in advance to secure your preferred date. A signed contract and $300 non-refundable deposit are required to complete a reservation.  A $ 2 per guest contract fee is also billed for each group.

Our minimum group size for facility rentals is 20 people.

Please note: We do not allow pets on site.

Please call us at 706-864-2050 or email deanap@uga.edu for more information.  We would love to have your group experience our beautiful location.