Wilderness Challenge Camp


Due to the ongoing restrictions brought about by COVID-19 pandemic, Wilderness Challenge Camp at Wahsega 4-H Center will not be held in 2021.

We sincerely hope to offer Wilderness Challenge Camp in the summer of 2022.

Drop Off and Pick Up Times

Transportation is provided by your county 4-H office, but parents can also drop off or pick up campers at these times if you prefer:

Drop off campers at Wahsega 4-H Center between 1:00P-3:30P on Monday
Pick up campers at Wahsega 4-H Center between 9:30A-10A on Friday

If a parent or another person will be picking up their child on Friday they MUST turn in the Transportation Form by the first day of camp.  When parents come to pick up their child, they will stay in their car and a staff member will bring their child to them.


Some of the activities to be included in this year’s Wilderness Challenge Camp:

  • Whitewater rafting on Tennessee’s Ocoee River
  • Zip line canopy tour or River kayaking
  • Classes at Wahsega especially developed for Wilderness Challenge Camp such as fire building, campfire cooking, geology creek walk, climbing wall, and more..
  • Night recreation with dancing and outdoor sports
  • Crazy fun teambuilding challenges at Camp Wahsega
  • Hiking in the North Georgia mountains
  • and much more


WCC Information and Packing List for Parents

Canopy Zip Line Course during Wahsega's Wilderness Challenge Camp


All participants, adults and campers, must complete the waiver forms from Raft One for rafting and from Unicoi for ziplining.  Unicoi requires participants to be at least 50 lbs.

Please make sure that a parent or guardian has signed their child’s form before they leave for camp.

Who should participate?

Campers must have a positive attitude and must be ready to participate and jump in with both feet. No backing out and no homesickness allowed! Wilderness Challenge Camp is open to 4-H’ers in 6th, 7th and 8th grade (must be 11 years old and at least 50 lbs) .  If you know someone interested in attending Wilderness Challenge Camp, please share this opportunity.


For reservations, 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

About the program

Wilderness Challenge Camp is a week during the summer created for campers committed to enjoying some real adventure.  Click here for detailed information for parents sending their child to Wilderness Challenge Camp: