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Georgia 4-H at Camp Jekyll: Environmental Education

Student Rules

We will go over these rules during orientation, but it's great if students are already aware of them.

Hand Signal

  • A raised hand means it is time to listen.


  • Quiet hours from 10:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.; staff live on-site next to cabins in staff housing.
  • Please do not move mattresses.
  • Sand & mud will clog the drains. Use hoses, foot rinse stations, and showers around camp to rinse shoes, etc.
  • You must clean your cabin and pass inspection on the morning of departure before breakfast.
  • Conserve energy by turning off lights and A/C or heat units before leaving cabins.
  • Be careful! Fee charts for damaged property located in cabin common rooms.
  • In the case of a fire alarm, please exit the building and congregate at the designated meeting spots.

Be Prepared for Classes

  • Must wear shirt and shoes at all times.
  • No flip-flops; sandals only if they have a back-strap.
  • Have rain gear if necessary - we go rain or shine.
  • Wear layers and/or sunscreen if appropriate.
  • Bug repellant can be applied outside of rooms only (on sidewalks or pavements - not on sod).
  • Drink lots of water. There are water fountains in the each of the cabins, pavilion, and educations center / auditorium.
  • Marsh boots available to borrow, please return to shelves clean when finished.


  • Opens daily from 9:45 - 10:15 a.m., 2:45 - 3:15 p.m., & 7:30 - 8:00 p.m.
  • All food must be eaten in the pavilion area. No food or drinks in the cabins!
  • Please put litter in the waste cans located all over campus. Litter on the grounds will result in the closing of canteen.
  • Help us out by recycling your cans.
  • No gum, anytime, anywhere (especially the dining hall).

Kitchen Patrol

  • We need KP to be there early and stay late.
  • Meals are at 7:30, 12:15, and 5:15.
  • Show up 1/2 hour before lunch (11:45) & dinner (4:45), 15 minutes before b-fast (7:15).
  • Please be on time and be prepared to help (no bell rings to remind you of KP).

Free Time

  • Must always be supervised by adults.
  • You may play all the basketball, volleyball, green spaces but please return the balls to storage containers when you are done.
  • Areas outside the split rail fence (such as the soccer fields) are off limits.
  • Beach only with an adult.
  • Collect only dead (non decomposing) / empty shells / molts- nothing living should leave the beach, marsh, etc.


  • The bell signifies meal times or class times.
  • At meal times, please line up outside the dining hall as a school for a staff member to let you in (even after bell rings).
  • The bell may only be rung by Jekyll Staff.