The Cumberland County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is your local connection to Virginia's land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University.  Through educational programs based on research and developed with input from local stakeholders, we help the people of Cumberland County improve their lives. We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development and Community Viability.  

The Cumberland Extension Office completes a Situation Analysis every 5 years. A Situation Analysis assists us in discovering the issues that residents and stakeholders within Cumberland feel are most important. While educational programs offered through Extension always seek to address a local need, over time those needs change or new ones emerge.

This Community Survey will help Extension understand what is important to the residents of Cumberland County. Your feedback is very important.  Please take a couple of minutes to share your opinions.  The results of this survey will help shape Virginia Cooperative Extension educational programs in Cumberland County.  The survey is completely anonymous.   

Please click the link below to complete the survey:

What's New

2018 Summer Camps

2018 4-H Jr. Camp

Cumberland 4-H is now accepting registrations for the 2018 Junior 4-H Camp which is an overnight camp for youth age 9 to 13 to be held at the Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center.  Campers from Cumberland, Nelson, and Albemarle/Charlottesville will attend from July 2-6, 2018.  4-H Camp is a fun and exciting way for youth to develop life skills while meeting new friends and learning to be independent.

While at camp, youth will attend four classes of their choosing among archery, canoeing, outdoor cooking, crafts, fishing, nature, theater, riflery, and swimming.  Campers can request a roommate and stay in cabins of about 10 youth as well as trained teen and adult volunteers.  The theme for this year’s camp is “Patriotism” and certain evening programs and other activities will focus around that theme.

Registration deadline is May 21st so please register as soon as possible to ensure a spot.  Camp night will be held on May 21st from 5-7 PM.  Youth will have a chance to sign up for their preferred camp classes and also turn in forms or make payments.  This is a great opportunity to also meet some of the teen leaders who will be assisting with the camp as well.

Please click here to view the camp brochure for more details/cost/registration form.

2018 4-H Cloverbud Summer Camp

An overnight camp held June 15-17, 2018 for youth ages 5-8 at the Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center in Appomattox, VA.  This camp is designed to introduce children to the 4-H camping experience. 

Please click here to view the camp brochure for more details/cost/registration form.

2018 4-H Wildlife Detective Day Camp

Will be held June 18-21, 2018 for youth ages 9-13 at Bear Creek Lake State Park.  Special activities include swimming, hiking, canoeing, fishing, wildlife storytelling, a cookout and much more.  Parents will need to drop off campers every morning at 8:30 am and pick them up every afternoon at 3:00 pm at the Bear Creek Lake pavilion.

Please click here to view the camp brochure for more details/cost/registration form.

2018 4-H Summer Day Camps

  • Chopped Day Camp
  • Farm 2 Table Day Camp
  • Move It!! Day Camp
  • Cloverbud Day Camp

Please click here to view the brochure for more details/cost/registration form.