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UGA Extension: Georgia 4-H

Fortson 4-H Center

Atlanta's Outdoor Classroom

Right around the corner in Hampton, Georgia, lies Fortson
4-H Center. There are 75 acres of forest, field, pond, and wetlands just waiting for your kids to explore the wonders of nature and get dirty!

Join Our Team as a staff member

Fortson 4-H Center is a great place to work, and we are currently accepting applications for:

See more details about employment opportunities!

Summer Camp at Fortson 4-H Center

Join Fortson 4-H Center this summer for our week of Community Camp!  This year, we will hold camp Sunday July 15th thru Thursday July 19th.  The registration fee of $295 covers 4 nights in our spacious dorms, dinner Sunday thru dinner Thursday, every class we offer, and all the fun you could hope for!  Check out our Community Camp page for more details and the application.

Environmental Education Program


We offer engaging and hands-on classes to immerse students in the natural environment to actively apply concepts learned in the classroom. All groups are welcome including public, private, home-based, religious and Montessori schools, as well as clubs and scouting groups. Our calendar open for reservations! We hope to see you at Fortson 4-H Center very soon!

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Renting our Facilities

Fortson 4-H Center offers a variety of facilities to suit the needs of many types of groups. Fortson's seven cabins, all with central heat and air and modern restroom facilities, can sleep up to 174 people.

Find out more information check out our rentals and events page!  

Making the Best Better

Georgia 4-H is the largest youth organization in the world, please check-out our public value statements: Public Value Statements as well as the eight year study conducted by Tufts University on the value of the 4-H Program: The 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development.