Nestled among tall, whispering poplars and Virginia pines of the 19,000-acre Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest, and caressed by beautiful, clear, Holiday Lake, this 4-H Educational Center is the best kept secret in Virginia. Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center is more than a meeting place or retreat camp--it is an experience of unforgettable memories! Located only 14 miles northeast of the town of Appomattox, Holiday Lake 4-H Center is within easy driving distance of many Virginia cities including Richmond, Lynchburg, Roanoke, Charlottesville and Farmville.
During the months of October through April (by the day or week) and weekends year-round, Holiday Lake 4-H Center facilities are available for groups of up to 120 to experience the stress-free, back-to-basics atmosphere. The full-service Conference facilities include a main meeting room that seats up to 50 people and is equipped with video capabilities including a projection screen, overhead projection, TV and VCR. The Rachel F. Lawson family dining center is a 24 x 120-ft heated/air conditioned area that can double as an activities room. We also have a smaller dining room attached to the main hall that seats 40 with meal service and kitchen facilities for small groups.
Rustic lodging options include cabins, bunkhouses, lodges and pods. Please continue reading for more information about our lodging options.
Outdoor recreational facilities include canoeing and/or fishing on 150 acre Holiday Lake (Northern Pike, Bass, Blue Gill, Crappie, and Pickerel abound), a main fishing dock, three hiking trails -- one five-mile trail that follows the shoreline of the lake and two nature trails. The Center has two rifle ranges along with an archery range and skeet field, volleyball court, softball field, Jr. Olympic swimming pool (summers only), covered picnic area and an instructor-led high and low-ropes course for building self-esteem and team cooperation. Recreational equipment is provided.
During the months of September through April (by the day or week) and weekends year-round, Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center facilities are available for groups up to 120 to experience the stress-free, back-to-basics atmosphere. We offer overnight, bunk-style, accomodations for 130 in the cooler months and 250 in the warmer months.
Our outdoor recreational facilities include canoeing, fishing, and hiking on various trails that wind through the adjacent Appomattox/Buckingham State Forest. Additionally, there are volleyball, tennis, basketball courts, a softball field, Jr. Olympic swimming pool and covered picnic/pavilion areas. We also have a Jr. Olympic Swimming Pool that is open in the summer months as well as the option to rent one of our 12 canoes. Interested in a challenge course or team-building excercises? CLICK HERE to learn more about our challenge course. CLICK HERE to see our rates.
The Rachel F. Lawson Family Dining Center
A full service dining facilityarea can double as breakout/meeting rooms (24’ x 120’). There is a smaller dining room attached to the main dining hall that seats 40 for smaller groups.
A meeting room that seats up to 50 people and is equipped with video capabilities including a projections screen, over head projection, TV, and VCR. Wi-Fi available.
Each cabin sleeps 10, four over/under bunk beds and 2 twin beds in center. Not heated.
Sleeps 64 total. Two top rooms sleep 14 each with over/under bunk beds with bathrooms attached, two bottom rooms sleep 18 each. Heated.
Sleeps 35 total. Four rooms with four over/under bunk beds and 2 single beds in the center hall. Heated.
Sleeps 24 total. Two rooms with six over/under bunk beds with bathrooms attached. Heated.
Sleeps 10 total. Five PODS with two rooms each, bathroom, and common space. Sixth POD available for meeting space. Heated and AC.
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