Virginia 4-H Military Clubs

As military families navigate the challenges surrounding deployment, reintegration and frequent relocations, the Virginia 4-H Military Partnership provides the consistency and connection of 4-H experiences in a safe and nurturing environment.  Knowing their children are in quality programs, service members can better focus on mission readiness. 

Virginia 4-H Military Clubs can be found on Air Force, Army, and Navy installations across the state. 

Youth of military families (Active Duty, Reserve, and Guard) have accessibility to 4-H programs in all counties and most cities. 

Explore this website to learn how the Virginia 4-H Military Partnership offers opportunities for military youth to thrive..

Goal of 4-H Military Partnership:

Military readiness through 4-H positive youth development for youth, families, and communities.

To stay up to date on how to get involved in Virginia 4-H, visit your local 4-H program's webpage & follow them on social media.  Also look at the Virginia 4-H Facebook and Instagram pages.

Why 4-H Camp?  When it comes to providing your child with a life changing experience, there's nothing quite like 4-H summer camp.  Camp provides the full benefits of a 4-H experience coupled with the fun and wonder of camping in the great outdoors.

The best gift we can give our kids is to empower them with skills that will last for a lifetime, which is why parents have been sending their kids to 4-H summer camps for decades.  

What Is 4-H?

  • ​​​​​4-H is the nation's largest youth development organization that grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for a career tomorrow. 
  • 4-H programs empowernearly 6 million youth across the U.S. to develop critical life skills.
  • As a program of our nation's Cooperative Extension System and USDA, 4-H serves every county and parish in the U.S. through a network     of . . .
    • 110 public universities
    • 3,000 local Extension offices
  • Globally, 4-H collaborates with independent programs to empower one million youth in 50 countries.

The 4-H Moto:

"To Make the Best Better"

"During 4-H club meetings, youth demonstrate more confidence in their own ideas, opinions, and abilities." - Military Child Youth Professional

"As a result of the gardening project, youth had more interest in making their own foods instead of having processed foods from stores." - Military Child Youth Professional

"I learned how to be responsible for myself and my belongings without my parents around." Residential/Overnight Camper

"It was hard work, but it was worth it in the end." - Youth Participant of Incredible Wearables STEM Challenge

2021 National 4-H Military Partnership Report .

​​​​​Did You Know?.

According to the Virginia Department of Education . . .

  • Virginia has over 80,000 school age military-connected youth.
  • Virginia also has the highest number of military school-aged children in the nation.

Military 4-H Partnerships are supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, 4-H Headquarters; U.S. Army Child, Youth and School Services; U.S. Air Force Child and Youth Programs; U.S. Navy Child and Youth Programs; and Virginia Cooperative Extension 4-H Program (Virginia Tech and Virginia State University) through grant funding at Kansas State University.


​​​​​​Virginia 4-H

  • Youth Participants:                  Ages 5-18
  • 4-H Program Locations:                  All counties, most cities, and 11    military installations with 14 sites
  • 4-H Program Areas:                           Civic Engagement                          Healthy Living                           STEM & Agriculture