Virginia Trapper Skills Weekend

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Central va trapping coursesWant to learn new trapping skills? Looking for expert instruction? We have basic & advanced class tracks-expert instructors that are ready to work with you.

Ages 10-Adult
Under 18 with a registered adult, attending the same classes.



Early bird (before June 5): $85
Regular (after June 5): $95
Includes Meals Saturday Lunch through Sunday Lunch, lodging, and all instruction.

You will have the oppotunity to purchase an optional VTA Annual Membership at the event.



  • 11:00-12:00 Registration
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:00-5:00 Workshop Session I (Basic I or Choice of 2 Advanced)
  • 6:00-7:00 Dinner
  • 7:30-9:00 Evening Programs (to include Fur Handling required for VTA certificate)



  • 7:00-7:45 AM Breakfast
  • 8:00-12:00 Workshop Session II (Basic II or Choice of 2 Advanced)
  • 12:00 Evaulation & Door Prizes
  • 12:15 Lunch & Depature

Class Selections

Detailed Class Descriptions

Completion of Basic Track I and II plus attending evening Fur Handling will result in awarding a VTA Basic Trapping Certificate.


  • Basic Track - Fur Handling (4hrs)
  • Basic Track I- Land Trapping (4hrs)
  • Basic Track II- Water Trapping (4hrs)
  • Advanced Track - Beaver/Otter (2hrs)
  • Advanced Track - Bobcat (2hrs)
  • Advanced Track - Coyote (2hrs)
  • Advanced Track - Dog Proof/ Racoon (2hrs)
  • Advanced Track - Fox (2hrs)
  • Advanced Track - Fur Handling (1 1/2 hrs)
  • Advanced Track - Muskrat (2hrs)
  • Advanced Track - Snaring (2hrs)

Refund Policy

Full: TBD

50%: TBD

Nonrefundable: TBD

Additional Information

Rustic but comfortable bunk style lodging. Please bring your own linens, pillow and toiletries.

A health form, a list of items to bring, and other information will be sent as soon as your registration form has been received.

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

(434) 248-6749