For the first year ever, the Skelton 4-H Center is offering District 4-H Camp. Do you love everything about 4-H Camp? Do you wish it lasted longer than a week? Are you unable to attend camp during your scheduled week? Well, if you answered yes to any of these questions, this camp is for you! Join your favorite staff members the week of August 5-9, 2013, for round two of fun at summer camp! Meet campers from all across the Skelton 4-H Camping District and form friendships that will last for years to come! For more information about District Camp, or to print off the registration brochure, click here.
Also brand new is our first annual "Families Exploring the Outdoors" Day! Brought to you by Franklin County Parks & Recreation and the W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center, come out on Saturday, August 31, 2013, for a full day of fun outdoor adventures fit for the whole family. Activities to include canoe/kayking, archery, riflery, fishing, ecology, and much more! Event will end with a cookout dinner and pool party, to be followed by a showing of a family movie on the "big screen" at Movies @ the Amp! For more information, click here, or to register, contact Franklin County Parks & Recreation at 540-483-9293 or visit them online: www.franklincountyva.gov/parks.
Check out this article on the lake's "best kept secret," the Skelton 4-H Center, in the Smith Mountain Laker:
Board Member Receives Prestigious Honor
Congratulations to our Board of Directors'
V.P. of Facilities, Sam Lionberger, Jr., on receiving the William H. Ruffner Medal, Virginia Tech's highest honor. This was awarded for
his years of service and dedication to the university. Read the article here.
Renovation of the Smith Central Activities Building
"Phase One" of the renovation of the Smith Central Activities Building is complete! The old lobby, bathroom, and office areas were gutted and upgraded with new, modern facilities, including lower, coffered beam ceilings, new flooring, and more spacious bathrooms. The front entrance of the building overlooking Smith Mountain Lake, which was previously blocked off for office space, has been reopened with a new timber truss porch that matches the Welcome Center.
The Smith Central Activities Building was one of the first buildings constructed when the Center was established in 1964, and was long overdue for a "makeover!"
The Welcome Center is open for business!!
In June, 2011, we opened our brand new, beautiful Welcome Center. The Welcome Center is the perfect greeting for visitors to and guests of the 4-H Center! Our administrative offices are now located here, as well as an Executive Board Room, a Grand Entrance Hall (complete with a 4-sided fireplace!), and a few thousand square-feet of open program space (climate controlled) downstairs. Click here for more information.
Program that uses LEGO Robotics kits helps make math and science fun for children
Think back to summer camp and activities like archery or canoeing may come to mind. Children huddled over laptop computers to program robots may not. But boys and girls doing just that is now a common sight at the W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake.
Get ready to meet new students, learn about Virginia Tech spirit and tradition, and join the community of Hokies. You'll enter a new Virginia Tech student and leave a Hokie. For new freshmen who will be entering in either Summer or Fall of 2012.