Located on the banks of beautiful Airfield Lake in Sussex County, near Wakefield, Virginia, the secluded 218 acre natural setting is only a short drive from Richmond, Williamsburg and Tidewater, Virginia. The property consists of a dining/administration building, four conference buildings, three executive sleeping lodges, four conference sleeping lodges, a health lodge, an amphitheater, a swimming pool, an athletic field, four horse barns with 101 stalls, two horseshow rings, a storage/maintenance building, a 4-H resource-storage building, three tennis courts, a campfire circle, a nature trail.
The mission of the Center is to: be of service to the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia; further promote the purposes of 4-H and the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service; enhance quality programming in the creative and performing arts, agriculture, home economics, leadership, environmental science, community resource development, health and safety, and other fields; serve as a unique resource for business, industry, civic, and community organizations; and foster a development of the educational, recreational, and fellowship aspects of life for both youth and adult.
The Program Director’s primary responsibility is to oversee 4-H Center programming— to plan, conduct, supervise and evaluate educational programs for youth and adults. All youth programs will be conducted in accordance with the Virginia 4-H Program guidelines, the Virginia Department of Education’s Standards of Learning guidelines, and the American Camp Association’s standards for camps and conference centers.
The Program Director is responsible for taking the initiative to promote the use of the 4-H Center in cooperation with Cooperative Extension for programs to serve, in this priority: (1) 4-H youth, (2) other youth, and (3) adults (e.g., Road Scholars, individuals, organizations, professional groups, businesses, churches, schools, and other groups which can benefit from programs offered by and through the 4-H Center).
The Program Director is accountable and responsible to the State 4-H Program Leader (Virginia Cooperative Extension), the 4-H Center’s Board of Directors and directly supervised by and reports to the Center Director. The Program Director will be evaluated by the State 4-H Program Leader and Center Director with input from the 4-H Center’s Board of Directors.