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 Volunteer

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


Summer camp

                 4-H SUMMER CAMPS FOR 2023

Mathews 4-H Junior Camp

Camp will be held July 10-14. 2023 at Jamestown 4-H Center. 

Registration cost has currently not been set.  A $65 non-refundable deposit will be required to reserve a space for a camper.  SPACE IS  LIMITED!  Full payment is due by  June 26th.

Scholarships available! Call the office for more information.

Cost includes: lodging and meals, programming,  camp t-shirt and bus transportation!  Some of the classes offered: swimming, archery, canoeing,  kayaking, arts and crafts, marine science, and more!

Youth ages 9- 13 (must be age 9 by Sept 30, 2023)

Teen Counselors ages 14-18 (as of January 1, 2023)

COVID-19 precautions-To keep campers, volunteers, and staff safe while at camp; handwashing and cleaning and sanitation will be in place. 

Spring Break Camp


3 fun filled days  during Mathews  County  schools spring break!  Activities and topics  will include gardening, local agriculture, native plants, and animal science.  We will have visits to local farms and the  Virginia Living Museum.

Call the office for more information and to register.  Space is limited.




Mathews Summer Day Camps- more information to come!


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.

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