Wilderness Challenge Camp

Dates:  Summer of 2023:  June 19-23rd

Join us for a thrilling week of camp focused on outdoor survival and adventure for the middle school child.



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

  • Whitewater rafting on Tennessee’s Ocoee River
  • Participate in all the high ropes activities Wahsega has to offer:  Zip line, flying squirrel and climbing wall
  • Classes at Wahsega especially developed for Wilderness Challenge Camp such as fire building, campfire cooking, geology creek walk, shelters and knots,  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

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-3:00P 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 check in with camp staff and show their drivers license.

WCC Information and Packing List for Parents


All participants, adults and campers, must complete the waiver form from Raft One for rafting.  Children MUST BE 12 YEARS OLD on the Thursday of camp (rafting rules)

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 12 years old by the Thursday of camp) .  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.