Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center is a Private Non-Profit organization which operates independently and with a Memorandum of Understanding with Virginia Cooperative Extension. The mission of the Center is to improve the quality of life by educating youth and adults in a natural setting. The objectives of this mission are:
1. To provide four seasons annually of camping programs for 4-Hers in Central Virginia and across the state.
2. To provide special programs and activities to include the Center for Natural Resources and natural resource education as a resource for school groups, 4-H clubs, the summer 4-H camping program as well as for adults.
3. To provide facilities, programs, and services necessary to serve as the Virginia 4-H Shooting Education Center.
4. To provide quality facilities and support services year round for diverse groups
5. To provide continuing education and training opportunities for educators with in our service area of 17 counties and 2 cities, and throughout the Commonwealth.
As part of this mission Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center works closely with many State agencies such as the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, VA Department of Forestry, as well as with the state’s two land grant universities, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and Virginia State University.
Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center is nestled in the heart of the 20,000 acre Appomattox-Buckinghan State Forest and is a magical and memorable place for all who visit. To find out more about the Center, our programs, and employment or internship opportunities, visit our website or contact the Program Director.
Nate Mahanes – Program Director
Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center
1267 4-H Camp Road.
Appomattox, Virginia. 24522
If you are interested in applying for a position and would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact the Program Director, Nate Mahanes, at (434) 248-5444 or [email protected]
Internships are available for most summer staff positions and other opportunities are available throughout the year. Internships are coordinated on an individual basis, are coordinated by the Program Director, and are determined based upon the program requirements and/or needs of the Intern.
Internships may be developed and structured on an individual basis depending upon the specific needs of both the Center and the Intern. For this reason students who are interested in applying for an internship are requested to submit Internship Requirements as listed by their College/Department of study.