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 2020!                                                                                                                    

ALL  4-H camps are open for sign-up.   

SPRING DAY CAMP- March 31-April 2, 2020   Time: 8:30-4:00    Ages: 8-12     Cost: $50

JUNIOR CAMP- July 6-10, 2020  This is an overnight camp.   Cost is $250.  Pay in full or make payments up until June 15th.   Jr  Camp includes  transportation, lodging, food, activities, fun, and a camp T-shirt!  $65 deposit required (ask about scholarships)

CLOVERBUD DAY CAMP- July 20-24, 2020       Time: 8:30-4:00            Ages:5-8     Cost: $50     Themed projects, Bay School visits, library story time, games and fun!  

FOOD CHALLENGE DAY CAMP- June 16-18, 2020   Time: 8:30-4:00  Ages 9-13 Cost: $40

AQUATIC ADVENTURE DAY CAMP- August 4-6, 2020 Time: 8:30- 4:00 Ages 9-13  Cost:$40


(Scholarships for Mathews County youth)



More details are in the 4-H Youth Programs under the "Local Programs" link above. If you have more questions contact the Mathews Extension Office.  We hope to see you for some summer 4-H fun! 

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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