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Georgia's 4-H and University of Georgia Extension have been providing exciting and educational youth programs on Jekyll Island since 1983. Recent improvements to the facilities offer great opportunities for lodging, meeting, recreation and education. The Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program at Camp Jekyll is administered by UGA Extension on Jekyll Island. Camp Jekyll is located on 10 acres on the south end of Jekyll Island, Georgia between the beach and maritime forest and uses the entire island as an outdoor classroom. All education groups are welcome including public, private, religious, Montessori, homeschool, and scouting groups.
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4-H is the nation's largest youth leadership development organization empowering nearly six million young people across the U.S. with the skills to lead for a lifetime and Georgia is proud to be one of the largest state programs in the country with almost 170,000 active 4-H'ers across the state. 4-H Camp on Jekyll Island is a week-long experience that includes visits to the beach and many other fun and exciting activities.
The four H's symbolize the development of the HEAD (to think, plan and reason), the HEART (to be concerned with the welfare of others, accept the responsibility of citizenship and develop positive attitudes), the HANDS (to be useful, helpful and skillful) and HEALTH (to practice healthy living, enjoy life and use time wisely). 4-H is a major partner in education. Lessons taught, experiences shared and information presented in 4-H is based on the research of the University of Georgia and Fort Valley State University.
The mission of Georgia 4-H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. This mission is accomplished, through "hands on" learning experiences, focused on agricultural and environmental issues, agriculture awareness, leadership, communication skills, foods and nutrition, health, energy conservation, and citizenship.
Exploring and discovering, encouraging and challenging, that's what Georgia 4-H is all about. As a program of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Cooperative Extension System, 4-H is part of the nationwide Extension network.
4-H'ers are known for sharing their research-based knowledge and technology to people where they live and work. 4-H combines federal, state, and local expertise and resources.
Camp Jekyll Facilities & Rentals
Youth groups can rent our facilities for a trip or conference on Jekyll Island. Camp Jekyll provides lodging with our new cabins, meeting space (both inside in our Learning Center and outside in our three covered pavilions), as well as delicious food service provided by our dining hall. You can also include a hands-on environmental education class such as a seining program or herpetology during your stay. All youth groups are welcome at Camp Jekyll including school organizations, football/band/cheerleading camps, church youth groups, boy and girl scouts, sport teams (soccer, cross county, tennis), and community organizations. Georgia 4-H at Camp Jekyll also manages the Jekyll Island Soccer Complex.
Information courtesy of georgia4h.org. For more information please visit their website.
Jekyll Island Soccer Complex
The Jekyll Island Soccer Complex offers spacious fields that are available to the public and also play host to local leagues and tournaments. The facility is located mid-island and features goals, bleachers and benches for watching matches, as well as restroom facilities.
Located on Jekyll Island, Summer Waves Water Park features 11 acres of water thrills and spills. Ride the Frantic Atlantic Wave Pool, or take a plunge down Pirate's Passage which drops down a 300-foot, five-story tower. Nature's Revenge has two 40-foot slides that twist and turn into a large catch pool at the bottom. Flash Flood is a 350-foot-long curvy slide with double inner tubes, and Thunder and Lightning are twin slides that spiral down 150-feet of fully-enclosed tubes. Kids will enjoy the Splash Zone, which has water guns, a giant dunking bucket, and a water fun fort. Or for smaller children, the Kiddie Zone features two mini slides and waterfalls to play in.
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