The Mathews County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is your local connection to Virginia's land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University.

Through educational programs based on research and developed with input from local stakeholders, we help the people of Mathews County improve their lives.

We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.

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Become a 4-H Volunteer

Inspire the next generation -- become a 4-H volunteer!  Do you have a passion or a hobby?  Do you enjoy working with kids?  Does it make you smile to see someone learn?    If you answer yes to any of these questions, you have what it takes to be a 4-H volunteer.  

4-H programs look to volunteers to help our young people learn the skills they need to prepare for their futures while also having fun.    You don't need to have experience.  You don't need to make a long-term commitment or even devote a large amount of time.  Training and support will be provided through our office.  Give us a call to learn more! 804-725-7196


                 4-H SUMMER CAMPS FOR 2021

Mathews 4-H Junior Camp

Camp will be held July 5-9. 2021 at Jamestown 4-H Center. 

Registration is $265, A $65 non-refundable deposit required to reserve a space for a camper.  SPACE IS VERY LIMITED THIS YEAR!  Full payment is due by June 5th.

Scholarships available!

Cost includes: lodging and meals, programming, and camp t-shirt!.  Transportation will not be provided this year.  Some of the classes offered: swimming, archery, canoeing,  kayaking, arts and crafts, marine science etc.

Youth ages 9- 13 (must be age 9 by Sept 30, 2021)

COVID-19 precautions-To keep campers, volunteers, and staff safe while at camp; hand washing, face coverings, social distancing and cleaning and sanitation will be in place.                                                                                        

2021 4H Jr Camp Flyer .pdf

Virginia Food Access Network (VFAN)

The Virginia Food Access Network (VFAN) accelerates efforts, connects partners, and shares resources to solve child hunger in Virginia and create nutritious food access for all Virginians.

Were you a 4-H member? Did you attend 4-H camp? Or maybe you were a 4-H volunteer? Identify as a 4-H alum, and represent your 4-H state:

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