W.P. Ridley 4-H Center - Columbia, TN
Clyde M. York 4-H
Center - Crossville, TN
Clyde Austin 4-H Center - Greeneville, TN
Tennessee 4-H Centers make every effort to insure that your
child has a safe and rewarding camp experience. The county 4-H
agents, adult and teen volunteer leaders and permanent camp
staff encourage all participants to experience new adventures
and make new friends.
facilities are regularly inspected and meet Health Department
guidelines. The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture
safety officer evaluates camp facilities to keep them
of hazards. All three Centers are accredited according
to the strict guidelines of the American Camp Association.
are first-aid stations located on the campgrounds, and local
hospitals provide care in case of an emergency. Health care
professionals are employed by the 4-H Centers. Medications
for allergies and other illnesses are kept in a safe location
and monitored by adults. However, it is the responsibility
of the parents to notify 4-H agents of any medical conditions
which may apply to their child.
and summer staff receive training in first-aid, safety procedures
and program areas. There are two volunteer leaders for every
16 children, in addition to county agents and center staff.
Lifeguards are on duty
at the pools.
should attend and participate in activities as scheduled.
The camp schedules provide a variety of classes with something
for everyone. Each Center offers a slightly different programs
which provides greater flexibility. Below is a brief description
of each 4-H Center and the facilities and activities offered.
Ridley 4-H Center has a beautifully
landscaped 49-acre campus conveniently located just off James
Campbell Blvd. (Hwy 50) near downtown Columbia.
are housed in 10 air-conditioned contemporary-style cabins
with clean bath facilities. Home-cooked, nutritious meals
are served in the cool comfort of a 425-seat dining hall,
and campers may always return for "seconds" at every
meal. The camp is accredited according to the strict guidelines
of the American Camp Association.
Campers may enjoy an Olympic-size,
crystal-clear pool with a 120' figure-8 water slide, a lighted
sports complex with softball field, volleyball and basketball
courts. Other facilities include a wildlife center, covered
rifle range, airbrush center, a creek for aquatic exploration,
modern archery range with 3-D targets, low ropes course, and
an 18-hole minature golf course.
The Ridley 4-H Center also offers
camps and special activities during the school year to accommodate
school groups. For more information on the Center, please
visit their Web site at http://www.utextension.utk.edu/ridley4hcenter/
M. York 4-H Center is located near Crossville, Tennessee
atop the scenic Cumberland Plateau.
The Center is a modern camp facility
that is accredited according to the strict guidelines of
American Camp Association. The Center features an air-conditioned
recreation hall and dining hall, and is known for the quality
of its home-cooked meals. Eight air-conditioned cabins with
up-to-date bath facilities sleep more than 500 persons and
provide a restful atmosphere for campers.
for campers with disabilities are also available.
can enjoy a new Olympic-size pool with a 125-foot water slide.
Two lakes allow campers to enjoy fishing and canoeing. Campers can also create projects
at the woodworking center and craft house. Other facilities include a covered basketball court, sports fields, a wildlife center, an adventure challenge course, and a zip line.
The Center is located on 194
acres offering a variety of rustic scenery. The maintained
grounds are fenced for security purposes. For more information
about the Center, please visit their Web site at http://clydeyork4hcenter.org
Austin 4-H Center near Greeneville, Tennessee
is a modern camp facility that is accredited according to
the strict guidelines of the American Camp Association.
The Center is nestled in the beautiful hills of East Tennessee
and has a panoramic view of the Smoky Mountains.
The sleeping quarters and dining
hall complex were built in 1980. In the air-conditioned 400-seat
dining hall, food is served cafeteria style from a sparkling
stainless steel kitchen. Campers receive home-cooked meals
and may return for "seconds." The contemporary-style
dormitories provide a restful atmosphere with clean bath facilities.
Accommodations for campers with disabilities are available.
Campers can enjoy an Olympic-size,
crystal clear pool, covered rifle range, a large recreation
hall, ball fields and basketball courts. Other facilities
include a nature center; woodworking shop; airbrush center; an adventure challenge course;
and a lake where they can fish or canoe.
Clyde Austin 4-H Center also offers camps and special activities
during the school year to accommodate school groups. For more
information about the Center, please visit their Web site