Homeschooler's Overnight Adventure

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Spring 2024

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The Holiday Lake Homeschoolers’ Overnight Adventure is a one-night weekday retreat in the Spring designed for homeschooling families. The experience allows you and your family to develop a closer bond in nature while making friends and connections with
other homeschooling families and groups! The retreat is educational in nature, as participants will partake in a variety of Natural Resource Education classes and outdoor activities.

The activities are designed for the 7-13 age range, although family members outside of this range are welcome to attend (though full participation in all classes is not guaranteed). The full schedule will be listed on this page when available. A parent or legal guardian must be on-site and responsible for the supervision of their camper(s) for the duration of the event. Information packet, included a health form, will be sent out upon registration.

 For questions please call Jack Wagstaff at 434-248-5444 or email Jack at



  • Cost
      Price includes classes, three meals, and overnight lodging.
    • Camper Aged 7-13 $72.00
    • Parents and Family Outside Age Range $48.00
    • Children 4 & Under No Charge
  • Registration and Refund Information
    Registration and refund deadline: April 22, 2024
    *$35 Registration Fee Nonrefundable
  • Schedule

    Tuesday April 30th

    11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Check-In in Small Dining Hall, move-in

    12:00 – 12:45: Lunch

    12:45 – 1:00: Welcome and Introductions

    1:00 – 1:15: Tour of Camp and Orientation

    1:20 – 2:05: Class 1 (Aquatic Ecology and Wildlife)

    2:05 – 2:15: Break

    2:15 – 3:00: Class 2 (Aquatic Ecology and Wildlife)

    3:05-4:15: Class 3 (Canoeing and Crafts)

    4:15-4:25: Break

    4:30 – 5:30: Class 4 (Canoeing and Crafts)

    5:30- 6:00: Break/Change Clothes/Dinner Prep

    6:00 – 7:00: Dinner

    7:15 – 8:15: Special Guest Speaker

    8:30 – 9:00: Campfire

    10:00: Lights Out

    Wednesday May 1st

    8:30 – 9:15: Breakfast

    9:20 – 10:20: Teambuilding Games and Group Clean-Up

    10:25 – 11:00: Camper Evals, pack-up and cabin clean up

    11:00: Check-Out in Amphitheater

  • Classes/Activities

    The classes you will participate in at the Homeschoolers' Overnight Adventure are educational and hands-on experiences led by knowledgeable instructors in a safe environment. Whether you are ankle deep in a stream or meeting one of our friendly live reptiles, these classes offer a unique way to help entertain and enrich a young and curious mind. Classes will be assigned to participants primarily based on age, but you can count on experiencing a little bit of everything during your stay. Some class examples include:

    Wildlife Ecology

    Aquatic Ecology





    Nature Crafts

    Nature Hikes

    Night Programming/Night Hike

    Families will also have a free period to recreate with basketball, volleyball, the classic 4-H game of Gau-Gau, or just kick back and relax. For additional details or questions about classes please email

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.

Contact Us

1267 4-H Camp Road
Appomattox, VA 24522

(434) 248-5444