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Georgia 4-H at Camp Jekyll: Environmental Education

Welcome to Georgia 4-H Environmental Education!

As one of the nation's largest providers of residential environmental education, the Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program invites your school to join the safe haven of Georgia's Outdoor Classroom. Operating September through May of each year, Rock Eagle, Wahsega, Fortson, Jekyll and Tybee provide sites throughout the state for quality field study residential experiences. Research-based curriculum correlates to Georgia's Quality Core Curriculum and Georgia Performance Standards, providing hands-on learning in the real world. Endorsed by the Georgia Department of Education and in compliance with the time-on-task ruling, the Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program is operated by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.

Georgia 4-H Mission Statement

To assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing citizens.

Georgia 4-H Vision

A world in which youth and adults learn, grow and work together as catalysts for positive change.

Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Objectives

  • To develop an awareness, knowledge and appreciation of the environment
  • To cultivate curiosity, critical reasoning and evaluation
  • To develop positive relationships among students and teachers
  • To make the school program more meaningful by applying knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom to real life situations
  • To provide experiences in using scientific processes, such as observing, measuring, and classifying
  • To develop self-confidence and physical fitness
  • To develop appreciation for the local and natural history of an area

Thank you!

The Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program at Camp Jekyll encompasses many aspects of the marine environment, is aligned with the most current Georgia state curriculum and standards, allows students to be active participants in the learning experience, and encourages teacher-student interactions in an atmosphere much different than the traditional classroom. Thank you for taking the time and effort to share this unique learning experience with your students. It requires a great deal of work to put the field study together, but when you see a child grasp a concept and enjoy learning, you'll know it was all worthwhile. We are excited to work with you to plan your field study. Please take time to read this planner and contact us as we can be of assistance to you. We'll see you at the beach!

Contact Info for Georgia 4-H Environmental Education

Burton 4-H Center, Tybee Island:
Fortson 4-H Center, Hampton:
Camp Jekyll, Jekyll Island:
Rock Eagle 4-H Center, Eatonton:
Wahsega 4-H Center, Dahlonega: