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Jekyll Island 4-H Center

UGA Cooperative Extension: Georgia 4-H

Jekyll Island 4-H Center

The Jekyll Island 4-H Center has been connecting children to Georgia's coastal environment since 1983. We now reach more than 13,000 people each year through our Environmental Education Program and Summer Camp Program, using hands-on techniques to engage young minds.

Important Facility/Program Update

Starting in July 2014, Georgia 4-H embarked on a new partnership with the Jekyll Island Authority that will improve, renovate, and expand the facilities that have served since 1983 as the Jekyll Island 4-H Center. Due to the constraints of the construction/renovations that have spread across the entire campus, the Jekyll Island 4-H Center had to suspend our overnight Environmental Education and Summer Camping Programs on December 5th, 2014 and had to vacate the Jekyll 4-H campus effective January 2015 . A new facility, the Jekyll Island Youth and Learning Center, will serve as the new home for Georgia 4-H programming on Jekyll Island and is targeting a fall 2016 completion date. Georgia 4-H looks forward to returning to these new updated facilities to continue offering students our same great environmental education field studies and summer camp fun. While we are unable to offer residential programming during the ongoing construction, we are still able to conduct Georgia 4-H Environmental Education day programming from our 4-H Tidelands Nature Center here on Jekyll Island. For more information about Georgia 4-H EE day programming on Jekyll, please contact Richard Chewning @ 912.635.5032 or

The Skimmer Newsletter - 2013 edition

Download The Skimmer (PDF) newsletter to find out more about the latest happenings at the Jekyll Island 4-H Center. In this issue, learn some of the history of the GA 4-H EE Program as we recognize Diane Davies and celebrate the 1,000,000 participant, find out more about Jekyll 4-H's new Facebook page, meet our new staff and new lab animals, discover more about symbiosis, and much more!

Are You One Of The Million?

Ever been to a Georgia 4-H Environmental Education program? Share your story with us to help us celebrate reaching our ONE MILLIONTH participant this fall! Click below for more information!
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