4-H is the youth development education program of Virginia Cooperative Extension. 4-H is rich with learning experiences where young people partner with caring adults and volunteers in a fellowship unlike any other program available to youth today. Through 4-H, young people are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities that emphasize 4-H's "Learning by doing" philosophy of youth development.

Fairfax County 4-H offers programs for youth in a variety of delivery modes. 4-H clubs are led by caring adult volunteers and are open to all youth who wish to participate.

Our clubs fall under two categories:
Project clubs (focusing on a specific project area such as animals)
Community clubs (focusing on various projects)

Our most popular annual events include a 4-H junior camp-a residential camp held in July at the Northern Virginia 4-H Center in Front Royal, and the 4-H Fair.

For the most up-to-date information on upcoming programs, to find out more about clubs or to get most recent updates on events, visit our site at http://fairfax4h.weebly.com, visit our Blog, or find us on social media.

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Project List

  • Amphibians & Reptiles
  • Beef Cattle
  • Bicycle
  • Careers & Workforce Prep
  • Cat
  • Cavy
  • Citizenship
  • Clothing & Textiles
  • Cloverbud
  • Community Service
  • Creative Writing
  • Dairy Cattle
  • Diversity
  • Dog Care & Training
  • Electricity
  • Entomology
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Forestry
  • Gardening
  • Goats
  • Geology
  • Horse
  • Honey Bee
  • Interior Design & Green Living
  • International Travel
  • Leadership
  • Meat Science
  • Natural Resources
  • Outdoor Education & Living Skills
  • Photography & Video
  • Plants & Gardening
  • Poultry
  • Public Speaking
  • Rabbits
  • Range Science
  • Robotics
  • Rocketry & Aerospace
  • Safety
  • Science, Engineering & Technology
  • Sheep
  • Shooting Sports
  • Small & Companion Animals
  • Small Engines
  • Sportsfishing
  • Swine
  • Theater & Performance Arts
  • Veterinary Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Water Conservation
  • Wildlife & Fisheries
  • Woodworking
  • Youth Entrepreneurship

Fairfax, Arlington, and Alexandria (FAA) 4-H Junior Camp is held each summer at the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center . Camp is open to youth age 9-13(Must be 9 years old by Sept. 30, 2016). The camp fee includes transportation from camp, meals and lodging for five days and four nights, a camp T-shirt, and class supplies. Campers have the opportunity to pick their roommates if they like, and are then placed in a room with campers of similar age. Each morning, campers attend three different activities from options that include activities such as fishing, archery, horseback riding, or a ropes challenge course, plus much more. Lunch is followed by free recreation and swim time, and every evening campers enjoy a campfire, snack, and an evening program. For more information please contact the Alexandria Cooperative Extension Office.

  • Arlington County

    Caitlin Verdu
    Arlington County Extension

    Fairlington Community Center
    3308 S. Stafford Street
    Arlington, VA 22206


  • City of Alexandria

    Reggie Morris
    City of Alexandria Extension

    Lee Center
    1108 Jefferson Street
    Alexandria, VA  22314


Past 4-H Fair Information


4-H Fair & Carnival 2017
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We will be conducting the Embryology Program in 2018.
Check back for more details.

The 3rd Annual Virginia Tech Maker Festival took place on Saturday, October 28th, 2017 from 10AM - 4PM at the Virginia Tech Northern Virginia Center (7054 Haycock Road, Falls Church, VA 22043). Participants experienced a full day of creativity, engineering, and discovery! If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please e-mail Carolyn Darville at carolyn5@vt.edu. All volunteers received a Certificate for their efforts as well as a free lunch. We enjoyed seeing everyone at this free, scientific, community event.

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Participants and volunteers at the VT Maker Festival had a day full of creativity, engineering and Resourcefulness where they learned to make just about anything. Demonstrations were held throughout the day and showcased the broadrange of inventiveness that exists in our community.

Fields that were to be explored

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Math (STEM)
  • Design


4-H Activities

  • Eyeball Catapults
  • DIY Slime
  • Bat Paper Plane
  • Candy Corn Dissolving Experiment
  • Rockets to the Rescue
  • Witches Hat Duct Tape Crafts
  • Ghost Rockets Halloween Activity
  • Glowing Oil and Water Experiment

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Registration is free!
Register here
f you or your friends are unable to pre-register, please just come on-site and prepare to have some fun!

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Saturday, October 28, 2017
Virginia Tech - Northern Virginia Center
Falls Church, Virginia

Exhibits will be open from 10AM to 4PM on the festival day
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