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As you know Giving Day was on February 23-24, noon-to-noon. We were in competition with the other 4-H Centers. The Center with the most donors, not dollars, won $3,000 bonus dollars! The competition was fierce but we remained at the top of the leaderboard! Soon before the competition was set to end the number of supporters overwhelmed the system and it crashed. The Giving Day team decided to extend giving for another 12 hours.

It was a long "day" of giving and we were wiped! But we have the most loyal supports who picked up the torch and marched on! At the original planned end of Giving Day we had 186 donors. With the extension we ended with 262! Only three from our goal of 265. I could not be more proud and humbled by the love and support!

  • Improvements since our last update
    • accessibility ramp replacements on Cabin 1 and the front of the dining hall
    • threshold replacement on the front of the dining hall.
    • purchase of portable ramps to be put out when needed.
    • started remodeling and completing repairs on one of the staff houses.
    • progress made on water damage repairs on the back of the large bunkhouse 
Calendar of Events:
  • Weaving Workshop -April 1-4 - Learn to weave on 4 shaft or 8 shaft loom, workshop great for beginners or those in need of a refresher.
  • Volunteer Workday - April 25-26 - join local extension staff with various projects around the center. It's been suggested we come up with a weekend date in the spring. We have a full calendar but I am working on this.
  • 4-H Camp - We are going so excited to be back to in person camping this summer! Click the link for dates and contact information
  • Teen & Adult Leader Training - June 1-3, registration happening through local extension offices.
  • Women's Outdoor Weekend - June 10-12, 2022 - for ages 10 and up to learn more about the outdoor skills they've always wanted to try and master.
  • Cloverbud Camp - June 17-19, for ages 5-8 year olds
  • Camp Woods & Wildlife- June 20-24 - introduces 13-16 year olds to the challenges, special skills, and knowledge needed for managing the forest resources we use and enjoy everyday.
  • Camp Loud & Clear - July 29-31 for campers 9-18 who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Cooks and Kitchen Helpers - hours available night and day shifts
  • Pool Lifeguards -weekend hours when the pool opens. 
As you can see we are staying busy around here and we hope to keep it that way! To subscribe to email updates sign up here.

January Happenings

I made it my goal this year to make sure we are keeping everyone (who wants to be) updated with what we have happening around the 4-H Center. So here are some updates! Let me know what other things you'd like to be included in future emails!
 
Great News:
  • Due to Cindy and Preston's hard work and determination the center was able to secure money from the General Assembly for capital improvements. This process started about two years ago and required cooperation and support from the counties and cities that we serve. We are grateful and excited for the improvements this will allow us to make to these 80+ year old facilities.
  • Improvements so far include:
    • Water tank motors repaired
    • Dining Hall floors buffed and polished
    • Dining Hall ac/heat unit replaced.
    • Small Dining Hall bathrooms revamp -new toilets, lighting, and paint.
    • Quotes/Research done for new ADA ramp, roofs, and repairs to Large Bunkhouse
    • more to come!
Calendar of Events:
  • Giving Day - February 23-24 (noon-noon)  We are in competition with the other 6 4-H Educational Centers and the winner gets an additional $2,500. It's all about donors not dollars! A donor is considered a unique donor with a different name, address, email address, minimum donation is $5. The link won't become active until the day of, so more on that later!
  • Annual Raffle - March 12 - due to postal restrictions we are unable to send out mailers for this event like we have in the past. Reverse drawing, 300 tickets available from any 4-H Center Staff, Board Member or from our website.
  • Flintlock Building Workshop - March 13-18 - Participants build their own custom Flintlock Rifle, workshop fills fast!
  • Decoy Carving Workshop - March 13-17 - Carve and paint your own duck decoy.
  • Banjo Building Workshop - March 20-25 - Build your own custom banjo.
  • 4-H Shooting Instructor Certification - April 8-10 - If you are interested in being a 4-H Shooting Club volunteer, let me know and I can connect you with Lynn Wheeless, the 4-H Shooting Education Coordinator
  • Weaving Workshop -April 1-4 - Learn to weave on 4 shaft or 8 shaft loom, workshop great for beginners or those in need of a refresher.
  • Volunteer Workday - April 25-26 - join local extension staff with various projects around the center. It's been suggested we come up with a weekend date in the spring. We have a full calendar but I am working on this.
  • 4-H Camp - We are going so excited to be back to in person camping this summer! Click the link for dates and contact information.
  • Summer Program Staff - Seasonal employees - teaches classes, implements camp programming, best job ever.
  • Cooks and Kitchen Helpers - hours available night and day shifts
  • Natural Resource Education Coordinator - leadership for our Natural Resource Education Program, full time position.
As you can see we are staying busy around here and we hope to keep it that way! To subscribe to email updates sign up here.

The Multi-Purpose Building will be a place where children, adults, and families can absorb an assortment of life enhancing programs in a safe and natural setting.

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Our Mission

Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center's mission is to improve the quality of life through educating youth and adults in a natural setting.

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Address:
1267 4-H Camp Road
Appomattox, VA 24522

Phone:
(434) 248-5444

Fax:
(434) 248-6749